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Staying warm is very important during these freezing temperatures, but not properly using the right equipment can put you in harm’s way.From central heat, to kerosene heaters, and space heaters, Americans everywhere are doing all they can do remain warm during the winter season. More >>

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As the snow continued to pile on the roads on Jan. 19, Ohio State Troopers did all they could to keep drivers safe on the roads.On Jan. 19 the OSP Lima post remained busy assisting drivers who slid off the road and even those who were stuck in their vehicles.Many of the troopers waited with … More >>

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The Bath Township Fire Department responded to an apartment fire on Saturday evening.According to the fire department, units were called out to 400 south Mumuagh Road just before 6 p.m. on Saturday evening. More >>

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While the Van Wert County EMA is discouraging folks from traveling, emergency service personnel are often required to stay out in the dangerous conditions in case someone needs their help, and sometimes they become one those people who need help.An Ohio State Highway Patrolman was involved i… More >>

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With Allen County reaching a Level 2 Road Advisory Saturday, the Allen County Engineer's Office and the Lima Street Department are doing all they can to keep the roads safe.Since around 8 am, the Street Department has been hard at work applying salt and plowing snow away from some of the bus… More >>

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The Hardin County Sheriff's Office is warning residents of a scam involving someone impersonating the Sheriff's Office over the phone.In a post on Facebook the Office said they have reports of a person identifying themselves as a Deputy Sheriff. This person was trying to get residents to pur… More >>

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Ohio Department of Transportation workers received a special surprise today to show appreciation for their hard work and dedication.After tirelessly working on one of the busiest, snow-filled day, ODOT workers were surprised on their break with homemade chili, a gesture they say they truly a… More >>

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Coming along with the snow, there will be some brutally cold temperatures right behind it. Amber Cole of Lima Memorial gave out some tips on how to beat the chill. Her number one rule is if you don't have to be outside, avoid it unless it is for emergencies. More >>

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The incoming snow has people asking what constitutes a roadway emergency. So we spoke to Emergency Management Director Tom Berger to break it down. There are three different roadway levels. Level One is a roadway advisory.  More >>

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As President Trump and Democrats continue to dig in deeper over 5.7 billion dollars in funding for more sections of a border wall, one Ohio senator is working with others to find a solution. Senator Rob Portman has joined a bipartisan group of U.S. senators to examine a solution to end the d… More >>

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A Waynesfield area man will have another psychological evaluation to determine if he can stand trial on attempted murder charges. 47-year-old Dale Agnew was ordered Friday to undergo another examination by a mental health professional to determine his current mental state. More >>

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The Lima community is coming together to help youth find a positive influence in their lives to try and keep them out of trouble.The creation of the "Youth Commission", which is a collaboration of at least a dozen local non-profit organizations, social service agencies, juvenile court, the C… More >>

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The Hardin County Sheriff’s Office is currently in search of missing Lucas P. Fallon from rural Kenton. Mr. Fallon was last heard from at approximately 1 pm January 16, 2019, and no contact has been made or received by Mr. Fallon since that time. More >>

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Despite the government shutdown, Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) will be able to keep their doors open through February.The US Department of Agriculture, which helps to fund WIC, SNAP, and other child nutrition programs, has found additional funds to help keep these programs up and runnin… More >>

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Allen County Children Services is applauding the community for its support during the holiday season.The numbers are in from Allen County Children Services holiday programs. 406 children had their holidays made special by donations and support from the community. The Adopt-A-Family program w… More >>

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The woman accused of stabbing her aunt has been bound over to Allen County Common Pleas Court.19-year-old Diamond Osborne had a preliminary hearing scheduled this morning in Lima Municipal Court, which she decided to waive. Her case will now be heard by a grand jury at the Allen County Commo… More >>

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A man alleged to have been involved in the December 29 shooting at 904 S. Main St. appeared in court Thursday23-year-old Rasheign Tisdale had a preliminary hearing this morning where probable cause was determined to continue the case. It now moves over to the Allen County Common Pleas Court … More >>

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The Kiwanis Club of Lima, sponsor of Diva's Den, a program to distribute free formal dresses and gowns to area high school students has postponed the dress giveaway event scheduled for Saturday, January 19. Due to the predicted weather event Saturday from Winter Storm Harper, Diva's Den has … More >>

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As scammers try any angle to steal your identity, the Better Business Bureau warns area residents to be cautious.The latest scam calls in this area involve stealing social security numbers. Scammers call residents and state that their social security number was canceled due to fraudulent act… More >>

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Wednesday evening, Lima residents got the opportunity to find out what it means to be a character champion.Hundreds of people came out Wednesday to attend Character Champions in Life at Lima Senior High School, an inspirational event which highlighted the lives of both Lima-native and former… More >>

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Farmers around the country will have to adjust to the government shutdown with the delay of farm reports.The US Department of Agriculture had planned to release the reports on Friday. Those include crop totals for 2018 and an early estimate of what farmers will plant in the upcoming season. More >>

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General Dynamics Land Systems has been on the lookout for hundreds of new employees for the Joint Systems Manufacturing Center.GDLS has been running informational sessions with Ohio Means Jobs Allen County to highlight some of the 400 available positions. This comes as the construction of ne… More >>

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With the partial government shutdown still going on in Washington D.C., food dollars with the SNAP program are being issued earlier.The Food and Nutrition Service issued food dollars for the month of February on January 16th to customers who have been approved for next month. That adds funds… More >>

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The local Jefferson Awards Committee is looking for a few good men, women and youth for this year's recognition.Nominations are now being accepted for this prestigious volunteer award recognizing community service. They are accepting entries from Allen, Auglaize, Hardin, Hancock, Putnam and … More >>

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A Celina Catholic school teacher was arrested on Monday, following allegations of an inappropriate sexual relationship with a minor.Celina police say 47-year-old Heather Henry faces three counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor. Henry is a teacher at Immaculate Conception School in Ce… More >>

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The effects of the partial government shutdown are starting to be felt in communities all across the nation and Lima Allen County is no different.Wednesday, officials with the Allen County Regional Transit Authority announcing they are facing serious budget issues that could stop their buses… More >>

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With the partial government shutdown in its fourth week, the effects have started to trickle down to the college students in the country.Students who look for financial aid must file their "FAFSA" or the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. In order to complete that, they need info dire… More >>

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With the impending snow, the Ohio State Highway Patrol has a few recommendations for drivers.Lt. Tim Grigsby advises people to get their errands done ahead of the weekend to avoid driving in the poor conditions. If you do have to drive, he said to increase your following distance as well pla… More >>

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The City of Lima filed another nuisance action on a downtown bar on Wednesday.Law Director Tony Geiger said the action was taken on "Levels" bar at 122 E. North St. for much the same reasons of 904 S. Main St. Geiger said the business, formerly known as "Beantown Saloon," has had many crimin… More >>

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Owners of 904 S. Main St., the site of a murder in December, have nearly reached an agreement with the City of Lima.Owners of the building at 900-908 S. Main St., Victor Quintero and Gilbert Salaz, seemed to agree to a permanent injunction with the city, in court this morning. More >>

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Two men have been charged with suspicion of murder in connection with the shooting death of Branson Tucker early Tuesday morning.The Lima Police Department says they have charged 59-year-old Jerome Fuqua and 59-year-old Kenneth Cobb after detectives got information that the pair were involve… More >>

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The City of Lima has recently implemented a new transitional plan,an initiative they claim will make it easier for residents to navigate throughout the city.Tuesday night, members of the community attended a meeting held by the department of public works regarding a new Americans with Disabi… More >>

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A tax abatement for a new hotel in Perry Township was voted down by the school board Tuesday evening, claiming the costs were way too high.Tuesday evening, the Perry School Board voted 3-2 against the approval of century hotel group's tax abatement for a Towneplace Suites by Marriot at 906 S… More >>

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Rhodes State College president Dr. Debra McCurdy says that things are moving forward in the downtown project.While no physical construction has been done yet, behind the scenes work has been ongoing, including signing contracts with Munger Munger and Associates Architects, Inc. More >>