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Wednesday evening, council discussed the budgets of the police department, fire department, and the public works department. All three of the departments were forced to spend less than they were allotted in the 2020 year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. All of the departments have been asked to… More >>

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Madam Vice President - it's a phrase that we as Americans aren't quite used to saying, but that is the new title of Kamala Harris as she was sworn in on Capitol Hill. Harris holds a number of firsts for the office - not only the first woman, but also the first African-American and Asian-Amer… More >>

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On Wednesday, Allen County residents age 80 and over were able to arrive at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Cable Road in order to receive the vaccine. Allen County Public Health provided the vaccine. After providing the necessary paperwork, seniors were guides to one of many booths to recei… More >>

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Normally the city would be packed with people, but the COVID-19 pandemic has kept many people out of the capital city. Increased presence of national guard troops also gives the city a different feel than what we may be used to here in the United States. More >>

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Lima Memorial began their vaccinations on Tuesday for the people that fell under the Phase 1B requirements at the Lima Memorial Medical Park. The medical center saw people flow through all throughout the day and said that the process has gone smoothly as of so far. More >>

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The City of Lima will begin three days' worth of budget hearings starting Tuesday. During these budget review meetings, department heads/officeholders will be instructed to present a brief overview of their department's functions and goals for 2021. The city is coming off a year that has bee… More >>

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The state's Phase 1-B plan is underway. Individuals over the age of 80 years getting their first shot in the COVID-19 vaccinations. DeWine says that our seniors are some of the most vulnerable to the virus making up 53-percent of COVID-related deaths in Ohio. Clinics all over the state are f… More >>

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Jeffrey Blanford entered a guilty plea to tax evasion to one count of a three-count indictment against him dating back to September of 2019. The indictment stated from 2013 – 2015 he underestimated his income when filing taxes. Tuesday he was convicted on one count while 2 counts were droppe… More >>

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Council met to approve CARES funding that would use the money for PPE, IT, consulting fees, quarantine pay, administrative leave, and wages and labor charges for sanitizing the pool and stadium. The resolution however did not pass because there were not enough council members present to susp… More >>

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There was a MLK Day tradition that was held in Lima Monday afternoon. People gathered at the intersection of Reese and Holmes Avenues to walk together in honor of Dr. King. More >>

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As for statewide numbers, there were 81 new deaths and 4,312 new cases. 162 people were sent to the hospital and 16 patients were admitted into the ICU. The Ohio Department of Health is reporting 684,072 people are now presumed recovered from COVID-19. More >>

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Every year, the Sigma Mu Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha holds a community breakfast in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., bringing in speakers to discuss the legacy and words of Dr. King. This year it was held virtually on Hello Lima. More >>

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The Lima Family YMCA hosted another "No School Day" to the public today. It offers working parents a place to send their children where they can stay engaged all day. They participate in gym games, swimming, crafts, and science experiments. The coordinator says the response this school year … More >>

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Teams from all over came to 20th Century Lanes in Lima on Monday to honor a late Lima Senior High School bowling coach. Rick Lee Sr. joined the Lima Senior Spartans Bowling team two years ago, becoming head coach for the girls’ team. He passed away in April 2020, leaving behind a legacy, and… More >>

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Ohio’s vaccine rollout continues to move at a slow pace as more groups get added to the eligibility list this week.    As of Saturday afternoon, Ohio has distributed over 414,000 doses of the COVID vaccine, or 3.5% of the population.  Starting Tuesday, people 80 years old and older, which is… More >>

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Sunday a group of President Trump supporters are supposed to make their way to the Ohio Statehouse to protest the election results. While state and Columbus officials welcome a peaceful protest, the FBI has put state capitols on high alert for potential trouble.  The Ohio State Highway Patro… More >>

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Forest Park United Methodist Church hosted basketball games for local youth on Saturday. As part of Upward Sports, the church formed multiple teams with kids from different grade levels, where they then held a friendly competition in order to teach the game and basketball and more to local youth.  More >>

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The 16 counties that make up both district one and two, have used more than 26,550 tons of salt and 1.3 million gallons of de-icer from the start of winter until January 13th. That is up from 20,520 tons of salt and 1.2 million gallons of de-icer for the same time period in 2019. Plus, ODOT … More >>

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With the increased number, the state has sent a total of 1,000 soldiers and airmen to serve as part of a nationwide deployment of the national guard to be in the nation's capital for President-Elect Joe Biden's inauguration. Besides those troops, hundreds of more members of the National Guar… More >>

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The West Central Ohio Crime Task Force received complaints about drug activity. An investigation was launched where the Task Force observed a narcotics transaction, which led to a search of an involved vehicle. Approximately five grams of suspected crack cocaine was recovered. A search warra… More >>

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A portion of North Street was closed for a short period due to a Car VS Bike accident. On Friday shortly after 4:00 PM, a driver was traveling on North Street towards Washington Street when the driver struck a pedestrian on a bike. More >>

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The school district had over $8 million in outstanding bond debt from building the brand new elementary school. With the pandemic shifting the market to be quite favorable for borrowers, Perry schools saw it was the perfect time to refinance. The completed refinancing saved the district’s ta… More >>

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Putnam and Hancock Counties have two new deaths each. Allen County has 68 new cases, Hancock County increased by 36 cases, and Logan County is up by 34 cases. Putnam County adds 26 cases, Shelby County went up 23 cases, and Auglaize County has 22 new cases. Mercer and Van Wert counties are u… More >>

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The Ohio Sobriety, Treatment and Reducing Trauma program, or START, was started by Gov. Mike DeWine in 2017 and is now being implemented in Allen County. The goal of the program is to provide a wide range of support for parents and their children in the system who are struggling with addicti… More >>

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“Youth for Change” is a new organization in Lima that emerged from the Heartland Image Foundation. Their mission is to uplift kids in the area and help them pursue their creative dreams in life. Bringing in leaders and mentors from all around the area, the two-hour virtual stream event will … More >>

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The tool will be available on the state's coronavirus website on Friday, and all local health departments should also have the information on their websites. Ohioans will have to contact the vaccine providers themselves. Ohio still has a limited supply of vaccines but eventually wants to vac… More >>

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Allen County Public Health has been designated by the state to be a top priority as the Phase 1-B vaccines get underway. In Allen County, they can call 419-228-4636 to schedule an appointment. Do not call the health department's regular number. Clinics will be filled as requests come in base… More >>

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Crews responded to the intersection of North Street and Sugar Street after a GEP Unit struck a gas line, causing a leak. The street was closed down in order for crews to fix the gas line. No evacuations took place. A total of 11 customers were affected by the gas line break. The line was rep… More >>

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Allen County has 4 new deaths and Shelby County added 1 more.   Allen county also has 95 new cases, Shelby County increased by 42 cases, and Hancock County has 41 new case.  Auglaize and Putnam counties each have 28 new cases, Logan County went up 23 cases, Mercer County adds 22 new cases, H… More >>

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The Ohio Fair Managers Association has announced that the late Jay Begg has been inducted into the class of 2021 Hall of Fame. Begg started his career as a 4-H member exhibiting dairy cattle at the Putnam County Fair. He would go on to become a 4-H advisor and started the Rockport Ag 4-H clu… More >>

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SAFY and ArtSpace Lima are reminding people once again that there will be to-go bags at both of their locations this weekend. The New Book, New Look bags will have two parts - journals being handed out by ArtSpace, and hygiene kits given by the SAFY Youth Drop In Center.  More >>