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Some local counties are warning dog owners about being scammed while they try and get their 2020 licenses. Officials in Mercer and Hancock County are warning residents about fake websites offering Ohio dog licenses. The websites look real but are asking for personal information that is not n… More >>

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The City of Lima made a big step toward improving its playground equipment to help make sure every kid can have fun. With a partnership with Lima Memorial Health System, the new and improved handicapped-accessible playground at Lincoln Park is the first all-inclusive playground in Lima. Some… More >>

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Amber Owens, 34, Van Wert, Tampering with evidence, F3, Possession of Cocaine, F1, Illegal Manufacture of Drugs, F2. Bond $25,000 cash or commercial surety, PT 1/22/20 @ 8 am. Leiayre Freeman, 26, Lima, Possession of Cocaine F1, Illegal manufacture of Drugs, F2, Tampering Evidence, F3. Bond … More >>

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If you are a high school senior and are interested in a career in the health care field, Mercy Health St. Rita’s may be able to help you. Once again the hospital is offering 10 $1500 scholarships to inspire students to enter the medical field. The hospital also uses the application process t… More >>

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Downtown Lima will be full of the sights and sounds of Christmas this weekend and you're invited. It’s the annual Holiday Festival being fondly referred to as “Happy WHO-lidays in Downtown Lima”. The Grinch themed day will be full of fun family activities from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at more than … More >>

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A drive to see Christmas lights is on most people’s checklist for the holidays and residents in several Shawnee Township neighborhoods hope you come and see theirs. Next Tuesday, December 17, 2019, five Shawnee subdivisions will glow at the annual Luminary Night. The event will include nearl… More >>

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The City of Lima's Public Works Department is making one last sweep to wrap up their fall leaf pickup. So if you haven’t raked your leaves to the tree lawn you have until Friday to do so. They do ask you to call 419-221-5165 by Friday(12/13/19) if you have leaves to be picked up. Be sure tha… More >>

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It's been a busy first year in office for Governor Mike DeWine as he tackled issues concerning everything from gun control to algal blooms. Looking back on 2019, Gov. DeWine says that he believes that it's been a good year for Ohio overall, though there have been things that have affected th… More >>

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The Lima Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a two vehicle injury crash which occurred on 5th St in Delphos, in Allen County. On December 10th, 2019, at approximately 8:08 P.M., troopers responded to a report of a two vehicle injury crash involving a school bus. Earline Wi… More >>

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Kids in the Van Wert area are getting the chance to learn more about art through a special program with the Wassenberg Art Center. Close to a dozen kids participated in this week's ArtReach program. With the help of an instructor, the students worked on a colorful water paint project. This p… More >>

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Students at Independence Elementary got a lesson in conducting Tuesday morning thanks to the Lima Symphony Orchestra. Roger Kalia stopped by the school to talk to students about his experiences as a professional musician, conductor, and educator. He also wants to encourage the students to th… More >>

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Some changes are coming to downtown Kenton. A groundbreaking ceremony was held for the first phase of a water and sewer renovation project, which will involve replacing those lines from the Detroit State Bridge to Ohio Street. This project is one that has been a long time coming for the city… More >>

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It wasn’t quite bargain shopping but that didn’t stop members of the Lima Noon Sertoma Club as they purchased to support the community. It was the club’s annual Christmas Auction that raises money that goes to support five local non-profit organizations. The items up for bid are donated from… More >>

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Allen County is being recognized by State Auditor Keith Faber for a job well done. Allen County Auditor Rachel Gilroy accepting the “Clean Audit Award” from Faber’s office. Only 8% of the 5,900 audits qualify for this award. There are many things that have to be checked off to receive a clea… More >>

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There are over 80 types of dementia and the Ohio Council for Cognitive Health wants to educate people on becoming a “Dementia Friend”. This is a relatively new program to help understand how we can make a difference in the lives of people living with dementia. With families gathering for the… More >>

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Allen County elected officials and department heads getting their first look at the 2020 draft budget. Commissioners presented the nearly $30 million dollar budget to them this morning. County officials took a look at it and seemed pleased with what they saw. Many department heads were able … More >>

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The West Central Ohio Crime Task Force makes another arrest during a warrant search. The task force and Allen County SWAT served a search warrant at 106 North Roberts Avenue. They took 41-year-old Chad Campbell in custody and charged him with suspicion of possession of cocaine. During the se… More >>

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A local retailer helps make sure that everybody has a present under the tree this Christmas. Meijer presented a $3000 check to Toys for Tots to help them shop for more than 1400 kids, ages 12 and under, who are getting presents through the Salvation Army's Christmas Assistance Program. While… More >>

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So you bought the gifts, now you need to wrap them, and a local church has you covered in that department. This is the second year that the Market Street Presbyterian Church(1100 W Market St, Lima, OH 45805) will be holding a gift wrapping fundraiser for Lima’s Samaritan House on Friday and … More >>

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Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper Chad A. Recker has been selected 2019 Trooper of the Year at the Lima Post. The selection of Trooper Recker, 24, is in recognition of outstanding service during 2019 at the Lima Post. Fellow officers stationed at Lima Post chose Trooper Recker based on leade… More >>

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Ohio hunters harvested more deer during the weeklong gun season than in 2018. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says hunters registered 63,493 deer during the weeklong season. That's around 2,700 more deer than the same hunting period the year before. All local counties saw an increas… More >>

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If you have White Castle burgers in your freezer - you may way to listen up. White Castle issued the voluntary recall because the burgers may be contaminated with listeria. Frozen 6 pack cheeseburgers, frozen 6 pack hamburgers, frozen 6 pack jalapeno cheeseburgers, and 16 pack hamburgers and… More >>

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Wapakoneta City Schools and Mercy Health Lima have announced they will be entering into a ten-year partnership. Mercy Health Lima is one of the partners that will be contributing to Wapak's athletic facilities, including the $1.75 million grandstand stadium project. Mercy Health will also of… More >>

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The Lima Rotary Club got an update on the ongoing downtown project for Rhodes State College. Rhodes President Dr. Cynthia Spiers spoke to the club to show some of the features planned at the Center for Health Science Education and Innovation. Spiers went on to say they plan on breaking groun… More >>

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We're getting more information on arrests made yesterday(12/8/19) in Putnam County in a 'funny money' case. The Ottawa Police Department says around 2:30 Sunday afternoon, officers were called out to the "Party Mart" on North Perry Street for two men trying to use fake bills. When police got… More >>

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Are you looking for that unique gift for someone on your Christmas list? If so the Lima Senior High School DECA program may have what you're looking for. Limaopoly 2020 is hot off the presses. The game is a spinoff of “Monopoly” with Lima Area businesses that support the DECA Program. The sa… More >>

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The Northwest Ohio Division of the American Heart Association (AHA) recognized communities throughout the region that have made citizen health a priority by establishing policies and encouraging activities that create a culture of health and align with the mission of the AHA, which is “to be… More >>

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A change of plans has allowed employees of the Allen-Oakwood Correctional Institution to give back this holiday season. Normally those employees would be preparing for their annual Christmas feast, but this year they will be donating the money to the Lima community. The warden and his staff … More >>

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The case of a vandalized Lima church has officially wrapped up with the convictions of two people. Natashia Shaeffer-Winget was sentenced to community control for two years for a charge of vandalism. Her co-defendant Theron Litke entered into a diversion program. Both were ordered to pay the… More >>

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"The Little Drummer Dude" to be performed Sunday, December 15 @ 10:15 am. This musical is about the savior coming to the world as seen through the eyes of wisemen, a traveling band, King Herod, and a little Drummer Dude. The Little Drummer Dude is always an assistant to the prestigious PTB (… More >>

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Jeanne Randall has owned her dance studio for 44 years. She’s taken her competitive dancers to New York City, on cruises, and now they’re getting ready for Disney World. Last spring at a competition, someone invited the dance team to submit an audition for the Disney World parade. The girls … More >>

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Chas and Beth Meyers have been collecting nativity scenes for as long as they’ve been married--over 45 years. The couple purchased their first nativity scene on their honeymoon, and have been collecting them ever since. They now have over 60 nativity scenes from all over the world.  More >>

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The Children’s Hometown Holiday in Wapak ended with a pancake breakfast and some ornament and cookie decorating. This three day weekend event was filled with everything a kid would want in a Christmas celebration, and many members of the community got involved to make that happen. New to thi… More >>

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On December 8, 2019 at approximately 4:12 am, Officers from the Lima Police Department responded to the Travelodge (805 S. Leonard Ave.) for a panic alarm activation.  While officers were responding, a hotel employee called 911 and said there was a subject in the lobby with a gun.   Officers… More >>

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The Delphos Fire Department was called out to 14708 Landeck Road just after 1p.m.for reports of a house fire.  According to scanner traffic, someone alerted the residents about smoke coming from their roof and got them out of the home safe. Spencerville, Middle Point and Van Wert Fire Depart… More >>

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Finger sandwiches, Christmas music and tea, were just a part of the fun and fellowship going on at the Market Street Presbyterian church Sunday afternoon.This is the 3rd year the church has hosted their Colonial Christmas Tea.  Over 100 people were served during the event.  Besides the good … More >>

Area law enforcement officials are looking for information about crimes or persons listed in this graphic. The Lima/Allen-Putman County Crimestoppers Program offers cash awards of up $1,000.00 to anyone who provides anonymous tip information that would lead to the arrest of anyone listed on … More >>

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Each year community members step up to donate a toy to a child they may never know, but your donation could mean the world to that child and their family. There is power in toys. That is why the Marine Corps., Toys for Tots, and the Salvation Army is working to make sure that around 1,500 ki… More >>

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The 13th Annual Children’s Hometown Holiday was filled with Christmas magic all weekend. The big event spread all through downtown Wapak with surprises around every corner. From ice skating, to horse drawn carriage rides, even down to snacks and treats, everything was free for the kids. Some… More >>

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The Lima FOP is giving children in the community a real Christmas experience. Droves of police cars lit up the way to Meijer for the annual Cops and Kids shopping day. 90 children were paired up with members of law enforcement to find Christmas gifts for themselves and their families. The ki… More >>

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A Saturday morning crash in Mercer County kills a Fort Recovery man. Sheriff Jeff Grey says his office is investigating a single vehicle crash that happened on Erastrus Durbin Road, south of SR 119 just before 5 o'clock Saturday morning.    39 year old Travis Fullenkamp was driving a pick-up… More >>