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Already having the Wilson Football Factory and Ohio Northern Univeristy, the Village of Ada has something new to boast about. HomeSnacks.net has ranked Ada as the seventh safest city in Ohio for 2020. The website uses FBI numbers and looks at violent crimes per capita and property crimes per… More >>

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The holidays wouldn't be the holidays without tradition and for the last quarter of a century, the Lima and Ada communities have found theirs thanks to the students at Ohio Northern University. It’s the holiday season and the students at Ohio Northern University have been hard at work gettin… More >>

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Students of Lima West Middle School took a break from the books and learned about some life lessons this morning. The Positive Lifestyle Program was brought to the students to teach them about positive paths toward success. The program brings in African-American speakers to share their life … More >>

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A lot unfolded in court surrounding a Michigan man and a 2014 bank heist. Brian Matheny returned to Allen County Common Pleas Court where he was ruled competent to stand trial. Matheny had been getting treatment at the Northwest Ohio Psychiatric Hospital since 2015. After being deemed fit fo… More >>

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A Lima holiday tradition continues as Lima Community Church hosts the Annual Lima Community Thanksgiving Dinner. There will be plenty of thanks to give and food to eat at the annual community Thanksgiving dinner. More than 500 pounds of turkey and over 800 pounds of mashed potatoes is just t… More >>

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After nearly two years of discussions and planning renovations, the 3rd District Court of Appeals Building is making way for a new space for the Allen County Board of Elections. Walls are up and doors are in creating new office space. The Board of Elections is currently in the basement and a… More >>

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After weeks of rehearsals, students of the Lima City School District are ready to raise the curtain and show you what they have been doing. Make sure you have a golden ticket for Lima Senior High School’s presentation of “Willy Wonka – The Musical”. Students of all ages have spent countless … More >>

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A man is on the run after robbing the Dollar General on Main Street. According to the Lima Police Department, the man robbed the store's cashier at gunpoint around 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. The police department reviewed the camera surveillance and is currently looking for the suspect. If you … More >>

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Additional law enforcement will be out over the Thanksgiving weekend looking for impaired drivers in an effort to keep the roads safe. The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration is making federal dollars available for overtime enforcement. That funding will enable crews to be out… More >>

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No one wants to get the call that a loved one has been in a serious accident and “Mothers Against Drunk Driving” is trying to make sure no one ever does. Members of MADD, local first responders, law enforcement and medical personnel gathering today for the annual “Tie One on For Safety Red R… More >>

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Rhodes State College is under new leadership with a new president who will hit the ground running. Cynthia E. Spiers has accepted the position after being interim president since April of this year. She says the state is pushing community colleges to meet the needs of the ever-changing front… More >>

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As Thanksgiving quickly approaches, students at Delphos St. John's High School are showing the community why it’s so important to be grateful for all they have. On Tuesday they hosted a dinner to highlight some of the challenges local celebrities have faced and how they still remained gratef… More >>

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The Lima Police Department served up food tonight for its first ever free spaghetti dinner. On Tuesday night, the community got the chance to enjoy spaghetti, bread sticks and salad at the saint Mark's United Methodist Church. LPD, LACNIP, and volunteers from the church helped prepare and se… More >>

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The Lima Symphony Orchestra is getting national recognition for their efforts in making the arts available to as many people as possible. The Symphony was just awarded the “Ovation TV 2019 Stand for the Arts Award”. They are the first symphony in the nation to be honored with the award. Prog… More >>

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Some visitors of the Colonial Motel will have to make new arrangements after a fire broke out in one of the rooms this afternoon(11/19/19). American Township Fire Department was called to the motel on Elida Road. They found heavy smoke and fire coming from a single room. The people staying t… More >>

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For the third year, the Bradfield Community Center opened their doors to help out members of the community. The annual Three Part Blessing giveaway was held Tuesday evening at the Bradfield Center. People could receive a meal, as well as take home groceries and winter apparel. This year, the… More >>

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The arts have been infused with the Lima community for decades and there's now a book that tells the story of how the arts helped the city grow. “Beyond Our Imagination” co-authored Martha MacDonell and Molly Weis was ten years in the making. It’s a collection of stories from 70 interviews a… More >>

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Tomorrow(11/20/19) through Saturday(11/23/19), Husky Energy Inc. will be testing on-site alert speakers at the Husky Lima Refinery. While designed to be heard by those working at the site, people living and working near the refinery may hear the test message and alert tones during the tests.… More >>

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Students at Bluffton University heard about how they can connect with God, nature, and themselves at a camp in southwest Michigan. As part of Bluffton's Civic Engagement theme of Living Our Best Lives, the executive director of Camp Friedenswald spoke with students about the different activi… More >>

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As the holidays roll around, the American Red Cross is asking people to think about making a blood donation. Those with the Red Cross say that donations tend to drop off around this time of year with people being busy and traveling, and that the need for blood often rises during the holidays… More >>

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Counties in West Central Ohio saw a slight decrease or no change in the unemployment numbers from September to October. The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services says that Allen and Putnam counties fell just 0.1%.  Auglaize County remained the same. Mercer County continues to have the l… More >>

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The snow from last week has mostly melted away, just in time for the City of Lima to start up their annual leaf pick up program. Workers began picking up the leaves in the 1st, 4th, 5th, and 6th wards on Monday(11/18/19). Pickup in the 2nd, 3rd, and 7th wards will begin as crews work through… More >>

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Teachers at a local school put down the chalk and picked up an apron. Teachers at Liberty Arts Magnet School participated in McTeacher’s Night this evening. They handed out food to raise money for activities sponsored by the Parent Teacher Society (PTS). More >>

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Today(11/18/19) is the reporting deadline for the former Allen County sheriff to report to federal prison. Sam Crish is set to report to the federal correctional institution in Welch, West Virginia, which is a medium-security prison with more than 1,600 inmates. Crish was sentenced in Septem… More >>

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Ohio State Lima and Rhodes State teamed up to help students get a head start when it comes to networking over the holidays. Students from both schools attended the Let's Talk Turkey event Monday(11/18/19) afternoon, learning different tips and tricks to talking about careers and building up … More >>

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Over the last five years, the Ohio State University Lima campus has been working with students, showing them different fields in the world of science as part of the Stardust: William Fowler Science Series. This year, the series celebrates the 150th anniversary of the periodic table and focus… More >>

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You may be used to donating to the Salvation Army in buckets but a new form of donation is now being accepted. In light of people carrying less cash, the Salvation Army has introduced a new form of donation you can use on your smartphone called Kettle Pay. Kettle Pay uses near field communic… More >>

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Greater Lima Region has announced their attendance numbers from last month's MakerFest. It was the first year MakerFest was held at the Allen County Fairgrounds. The event had it's largest attendance for the skilled trades and STEM competitions which was nearly 1500 students. The following d… More >>

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Health officials are urging people to find out if you are a candidate for lung cancer screening. Mercy Health-St. Rita’s is out talking to older adults that smoke or used to smoke to get screened. They say 30% of cancer diagnosis in Allen County is lung cancer in both men and women. If are b… More >>

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The highest traveled holiday is upon us and AAA is reminding people to stay safe on their trips. Thanksgiving is only 10 days away and it's never too early to start thinking about your travel plans. With the highest travel numbers expected for the fourth year in a row, drivers are urged to b… More >>

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On Sunday night churches from all across Lima came together once again for a service to promote unity and help end gun violence in the city.More than a hundred people attended the Community Healing Service at Second Baptist Church.Throughout the night pastors prayed to end gun violence and h… More >>

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On Sunday dozens of people came out for Habitat for Humanity Lima Area's dedication for its newest and first home in Elida. The newly constructed 4 four-bedroom, 1,300 square-foot house will soon be home to Sarah and BJ Mack and their family.This house has been months in the making and the p… More >>

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A man who allegedly robbed neighboring business in two consecutive nights is currently behind bars.The Lima Police Department says that Jason Gannon was identified as the person that robbed the CVS Pharmacy on Bellefontaine Avenue on Friday night and the Little Caesars Pizza across the stree… More >>

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The Lima Police Department is looking for two suspects that robbed a local restaurant at gun point. The department says that just before 9:30 pm Saturday night, two black men entered Bella Notta's pizza on South Main Street carrying handguns.  The men ordered one of the employees to open the… More >>

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The Allen County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting that happened on Edgewood Drive Saturday night. Not many details have been released, but the Sheriff's Office says just after 10 o'clock Saturday night, a 49 year old black man was found in the 1500 block of Edgewood Drive with a … 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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Members of the United Auto Workers union at Ford have voted to approve a new contract with the company, but the majority of Lima Union workers rejected the deal. The union says in a statement Friday night that just over 56% of workers who voted were in favor of the deal. The Lima Engine Plan… More >>

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Bluffton University was home to a good meal and a good learning experience, with their annual Harvest Dinner. This is the 17th year that Bluffton University's Nutrition Association put on the benefit meal. The proceeds raised from the event go to food pantries in Bluffton and Lima. Soup was … More >>