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The nursing team at Lima Memorial has agreed to ratify the contract between the health system and its Professional Nurses Association. This contract will achieve the group's goals of having competitive wages and benefits, and improving the quality of life for current and future nurses. The c… More >>

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An open house was held to introduce the plan to people with questions. The plan is to put the farm around South Kemp Road, south of Fort Amanda Road. Several property leases are already in place. The farm is projected to put out enough electricity to power 55,000 homes a year. Smith says the… More >>

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The Vietnam Veterans of America Chapters 89 and 732 worked together on a sleeping bag package project. The packages are put together by the inmates at Allen Oakwood Correctional Institution and include several items like a sleeping bag, several sizes of duffle bags, a woven plastic mat, and … More >>

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Begg passed Monday night from the injuries he sustained last November while working at his home. Begg took office in 2013 and was a commissioner until March of this year. The Republican chairman says Begg had a special ability to bring two sides together to find a resolution. The commissione… More >>

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Both are Canadian companies, and the merger will make the combined company the 3rd largest oil and gas producer in that country. Besides the Lima Refinery, Husky has a 50% stake in the Toledo Refinery, both operations are equipped to process the heavy Canadian crude produced by Cenovus. The … More >>

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Midwest Electric recently donated $15,750 to 15 west-central Ohio charities and community projects through the cooperative’s Community Connection Fund. Thanks to the 88% of members who round up their electric bill and donate to this fund, Midwest Electric has provided $1,170,914 to 981 local… More >>

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Juvenile detention center officials say around 9 p.m. Sunday, after the hospital visit at Mercy Health-St. Rita's emergency department, the 17-year-old male was being escorted back to the transport vehicle by a juvenile detention officer. The 17-year-old then escaped by running off, heading … More >>

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Back in 2019, the city commissioned an extensive housing assessment by Harsany & Associates (a Columbus, Ohio firm) to identify the extent of Lima's housing challenges. The 70-page assessment also provided a comprehensive set of recommendations to address each challenge. A report called … More >>

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"My Brother's Keeper" is a program that aims to inspire positive racial identity and promote leadership and positive self-esteem in youth that are signed up in the program. On Monday, a special meeting was held at the Bradfield Community Center with supervisors and advisors of the program, b… More >>

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The City of Lima engineering and recreation departments inspected the pool back in September and found several issues with the facility. In a letter to Lima City Council, Public works director Howard Elstro highlighted some of those issues, including damage to the pool floor, excessive leaki… More >>

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The West Ohio Food Bank is asking the public for their help make a plan to move forward. The food bank has opted for an online survey this year to hear from a variety of people, including community partners, businesses, organizations, and individuals to help them create a new three-year stra… More >>

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As for statewide numbers, there were 11 new deaths reported today and more than 2,100 new cases. 140 people were admitted to the hospital and 37 patients were placed in the ICU. The Ohio Department of Health says there are nearly 160,000 people presumed recovered from COVID-19. More >>

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Judge Terri Kohlrieser has been exposed to someone that tested positive for COVID-19 outside of the common pleas court, so she will have to quarantine for 14 days. Out of precaution, she's suspended her court proceedings during that time. Judge Jeffrey Reed says he will continue his cases in… More >>

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Cassandra Smith pleaded no contest to one count of Cruelty to Companion Animals. The prosecution did not offer Smith a deal for her to change her plea. On July 3rd, a female black Labrador was brought in to Kessen Veterinary Clinic in Delphos and the staff tried to save her life. At the time… More >>

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Keith Faber says he was surprised that no one had a national standard for pandemic data. He is now working with others on a collective utilization of pandemic numbers. He says the public needs to have confidence in the data being used to make public policy concerning the pandemic and hopes b… More >>

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People dashed from the starting line to run the 5K through the Riverwalk next to the YMCA. Pumpkins along the path guided the way, and people were able to enjoy the fall scenery while getting some exercise in. More >>

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SAFY is known for helping families and children in need of behavioral health, but when the pandemic hit in March, they extended their resources to also help feed those in need. This was all made possible through the partnership with Children’s Hunger Alliance, a nonprofit from Columbus.  More >>

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With the exception of 10% of students opting for virtual learning, teachers and students have been in-person full time up until now. School board members have heard the concerns recently from their teachers, telling the board members that they are drowning, often spending their nights and we… More >>

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Fat Kid BBQ provided the pulled pork dinners. Residents lined up their cars at the parking lot of 750 West Robb Avenue, where they then paid for a barbecue meal to go, while staying in their vehicles. The drive-thru event started at 3:00 PM, however, cars began lining up as early as 2:30 PM. More >>

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According to the indictment some of the offenses happened in the vicinity of a school and from May of 2019 to July of this year. If High is found guilty on all charges, he could face a maximum of 28 years in prison. He has a pretrial set for November. More >>

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U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and former Ohio Governor Bob Taft (R) got together to record a public service announcement on absentee voting and recruiting poll workers. Voters still have the option of in-person voting on or before election day. However, the former Secretaries of State ur… More >>

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According to the indictment, Morris provided the fentanyl-laced drugs that led to the overdose death of a man in a Lima motel back in May. Kea'londa Peoples-Fuqua was also charged with Corrupting Another with Drugs for the same death. Her attorney says she was an employee of the deceased and… More >>

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The Ohio State Buckeyes will be welcoming the Nebraska Cornhuskers to the Horseshoe on Saturday. Things are going to look a little different. No fans in the stands, just family. No live performance of “The Best Damn Band in the Land”, they have pre-taped their show and no tailgating outside … More >>

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Allen and Hardin went red for a few weeks this past summer. With the latest health advisory map, Governor Mike DeWine says that 74% of Ohio's population is in a red county. DeWine invited former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to share his story of being in the ICU with COVID-19. Christie… More >>

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At the end of October, a downtown lima staple, Dome's Nut Shop, will permanently close their doors.  The third-generation family run business has been on the downtown square since 1938.  Compounding events have led Glenn Dome to the decision, but overall, he just has that feeling it's time t… More >>

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As for statewide numbers, Ohio has hit another record for new daily cases, at 2,425. The state also has added 12 new deaths. 159 people have been hospitalized and 25 patients were admitted to the ICU. The Ohio Department of Health says there are 155,000 people that are presumed recovered fro… More >>

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The county moves back to red after being in Orange Level 2 since August 13th, 2020. According to the Allen County Health Department, the county has been experiencing very high coronavirus exposure and spread. The numbers have led to the county meeting 4 data indicators in the Ohio Public Hea… More >>

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Commissioners closing on the purchase of this building at 417 North West Street to house it. Discussions of a public defender’s office have been going on for months as the county has been contracting with independent lawyers to meet court demand. The position for a lead public defender is no… More >>

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It’s a steady pace as an average of 500 voters a day have been casting their vote before election day. Election officials say they are on track for a record-breaking turnout for this election. They are urging voters not to wait until the last minute and those with absentee ballots to return … More >>

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"This is a particularly a challenging year. Because the holiday season tends to see a decline in donations regular flu season see a decline in donations and we're also dealing with issues because of the pandemic. We have fewer places that we are able to host a blood drive,” says Rodney Wilso… More >>

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A person is in the hospital after a rollover crash outside of Beaverdam Wednesday evening. The Ohio State Highway Patrol says that around 5 p.m., a Honda was heading south on Swaney Road and stopped at the intersection at Sugar Creek Road. More >>