After years of planning, the Rhodes State Community College Center for Health Science and Education and Innovation Building; is finally becoming a reality. The Rhode State College board approved the Spieker Company from Perrysburg as the contractor. Spieker bid was a little over 13.3 million… More >>

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The True Black History Museum was first started back in 2010, a collection of the history of the African American experience. The museum made a stop in Lima at Rhodes State College, displaying artifacts from the late 1700s to today, and featured a presentation from the museum's founder, Fred… More >>

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The Allen County Sheriff's Office is searching for a suspect who robbed the Chase Bank on Harding Highway on Tuesday morning. The sheriff's office got the call just after 10:30 a.m. The suspect was described as a white male wearing blue jeans, a neon yellow sweatshirt, and sunglasses. He cam… More >>

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Unemployment numbers for West Central Ohio had little to no change from November to December. According to data released by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, Allen, Auglaize, and Mercer counties remained the same in the last two months of 2019. Putnam and Hardin counties jumped… More >>

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A new program at Lima City Schools has middle schoolers looking toward their future. A small group of students from Liberty Arts Magnet visited The Met in downtown Lima. They got the chance to visit with co-owner Rob Nelson to learn about the restaurant business. The 8th graders are part of … More >>

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Late last year, a housing survey was conducted and on Monday night, council received an update on those findings. President and founder of Harsany and Associates presented the data at council. He found that Lima had a lot of strengths like economic growth and educational opportunities. Howev… More >>

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Earlier this month marked the 18th anniversary of the death of Jon Bryant. With no real leads at the moment, this case has grown cold, but there could be hope in the near future. It was the third homicide of the year back in 2002 when the body of 37-year-old Jon Bryant was found in his South… More >>

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A Toledo man is heading to jail in Allen County for his involvement in prostitution activity. Eshon Howard was sentenced to 90 days in jail but given credit for 73 days for two counts of promoting prostitution. He was also given two years of community control which he may be able to serve in… More >>

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The trial begins for one of the two men charged with the shooting death of Branson Tucker over one year ago. The trial for Kenneth Cobb began as he faces charges of murder and felonious assault, both with firearm specifications. One man testified who was with Tucker at Cobb's St. John's Aven… More >>

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The Allen County Board of Elections has a change of scenery as they have finally made their long-awaited move. The board of elections has moved their office from the basement to the first floor of the court of appeals building on Main Street. Monday marks the first day in their new office sp… More >>

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The March primary is quickly approaching and the Lima/Allen County of Chamber is hosting an event to help you, the voter, get better acquainted with the candidates. A legislative reception is planned for Monday, February 10th with local, state, and congressional candidates invited to attend.… More >>

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It’s a collection of rare artifacts dating back to the 1700s that tells the journey of African-Americans and their contributions to mankind. Black History Month begins February 1st and a unique exhibit to kick it off has made its way to Lima/Allen County. The True Black History Museum is a t… More >>

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Agriculture is big business in Allen County and it’s time to recognize those who have been instrumental in its success. With $139-million dollars in annual crop and livestock sales, production agriculture is Allen County’s largest industry. Farms occupy over 80% of the county’s land base. Th… More >>

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A local prison ministry is looking for volunteers to help transform lives. The Kairos Ministry has been visiting the Lima Corrections facility for the past 6 years with weekend prayer retreats and weekly prayer groups. The ministry has been making a difference with inmates as many who are re… More >>

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Speed fanatics from all across the country came to Lima for Ohio’s biggest one-day car part swap meet. It was a car-lovers dream today at the Allen County Fairgrounds. Over 200 vendors set up shop in four different buildings to create the ultimate auto parts swap meet. From everything practi… More >>

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The Allen County Historical Society held their annual meeting today and featured a guest speaker who talked about the historical ties between Dayton and Allen County. Steve Lucht is the lead curator at Dayton History and he was the guest speaker at the Historical Society’s meeting. Dayton Hi… More >>

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Delphos organizations are asking the public for some financial help to complete the next phase of their corner lot project. The Canal Days committee, the Dephian Social Club and Chamber of Commerce have received around $85,000 of their $350,000 goal to build a building on their lot at the co… More >>

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Dozens of people came from across the Lima-area came out to the St. Gerards Parish for a community meal. On Sunday afternoon they enjoyed mash potatoes, chicken and noodles and a variety of deserts.People also socialized with church members and even new friends. This event is all made possib… 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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The candles were the only thing lighting up St. John’s Church for Lima Symphony’s Annual “Mozart by Candlelight” concert. Every row of pews were filled from end to end at St. Johns tonight. Music echoed through the church as the Lima Symphony played the beautiful sounds of Mozart. This annua… More >>

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You may never have noticed the building at 117 S Union St. That doesn’t mean what’s going on inside isn’t important. It’s where New Look Fitness is located and more importantly home to the Soldiers of Honor.Saturday the group hosted a Super Saturday Boxing event. It’s an invite to people of … More >>

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Are you hesitant about joining a fitness class because you aren't sure what it's like? Bradfield Community Center gives you a little taste of everything with their all in one fitness fun class.Today they offered the class that gives people a trial of each of their classes offered: line danci… More >>

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We are a little over a month away from the 13th anniversary of the Bluffton Bus Crash, and Senator Sherrod Brown says he is still waiting on the federal government to completely enforce the safety improvement rules that came out of that crash which killed 7 people and injured dozens more.  T… More >>

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A bill that could help in the fight against the drug Fentanyl is sitting in the U.S House of Representatives, and an Ohio Senator is urging them get it passed before a critical deadline approaches. The U.S. Senate passed their version of the FIGHT Fentanyl Act last week.  The bill would exte… More >>

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The Ohio State Dance and BalletMet2 collaborated for a dance tour that is igniting discussion about mental health. The Martha W. Farmer Theatre at the Lima Ohio State Campus held the “Dance2U” tour that is raising awareness about mental health through the art of dance. Talking about mental h… More >>

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Parents of students at Unity Elementary School are learning how to better help their kids understand their class work. The Kindergarten Parent Academy gives parents different strategies to teach their kids how to read and write, including what items they can use around the house, or purchase… More >>

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Lima North Middle School got a visit on Friday from one of the Lima Symphony music director finalists, Brian Eads. The 5th and 6th-grade students at North Middle asked Eads about his life and career. Eads carries many titles like pianist, opera coach, arranger, conductor, and could possibly … More >>

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After two hours of deliberating on the fourth day of John Kehoe's trial, the jury returned to the courtroom with a verdict. John Kehoe was found guilty on all three counts of rape for three different acts of sexual conduct against Selena Harrison. The jury first deliberated for more than six… More >>

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Lima Fire Chief Bruce Black says it’s time to move on and today(1/24/20) was his last shift. The chief was joined by current and retired Lima firefighters along with fire officials from other departments in the county at his retirement party. Black has been chief since July of 2016 and start… More >>

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Hundreds of sophomores from Apollo’s eleven member district converged on the school to see if it would be a good fit for their education.The Apollo Career Center offers twelve main course categories with multiple programs within those. The 700-plus visiting students were able to choose two p… More >>

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2019 is a year that most farmers would like to forget, the same goes for insurance agents that handle crop insurance. But it’s a new year and Citizens National Bank and Williamson Insurance offered local farmers the chance to learn what 2020 could bring. With a rainy spring that lasted into … More >>

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A group from Delphos St. John's is traveling overnight to take part in the 47th annual March for Life in Washington D.C.The day is filled with speakers, including President Donald Trump, who will be the first sitting president to attend the march in person. Then the hundreds of thousands att… More >>

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Early Thursday afternoon, the jury was handed the evidence and headed into deliberation in the trial of John Kehoe. As of 7 p.m. Thursday night, the jury couldn't come to a decision and need more time deliberate. They will continue on Friday morning. The defense chose not to present any evid… More >>

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Derry Glenn hosted the first meeting for the Lima ALS Walk on Thursday at the UNOH campus. The ALS Central Southern Ohio Chapter in Columbus has come to Lima to start the city’s first-ever ALS walk. ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease is a progressive and fatal disease that affects the b… More >>

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Mayor David Berger talking to potential investors about the opportunities they could have in Lima. In 2017, the Trump administration set up a program where investors would get tax breaks on the federal and state levels for investing in blighted neighborhoods. These areas are called "Opportun… More >>

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The Allen County Land Bank is back at it again as two more properties are acquired and boarded up. 537 West Grand Avenue was handed over from “Tax Ease of Ohio” and 328 West Grand Avenue came from the “Forfeiture to the State List”. They are just across the street from each other and both ha… More >>

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It’s winter season and it's the time of the year when many people are doing all they can to stay warm at home. But some of those heating methods can cause some serious damage. One of the most dangerous heating methods is using extension cords to power space heaters. The voltage of the heater… More >>

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Over the past couple of years dozens of accidents have happened at the intersections of state route 309 at Thayer to Napoleon roads. On Wednesday night ODOT met with people from the Lima-area to discuss plans to help solve this issue. ODOT held a public meeting to discuss their plans for the… More >>

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The Trump administration announced plans last week to roll back on certain school lunch standards that were originally proposed by former first lady Michelle Obama back in 2010. The new standards would allow schools more flexibility on fruit and vegetable serving sizes. Jennifer Little, who … More >>

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The season of love is just around the corner and what better love to celebrate than the bond between a little girl and her daddy. The Lima Family YMCA is once again hosting their annual Valentine's Father Daughter Dance. It’s an evening filled with fun, laughter and of course dancing as both… More >>

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A newly formed ministry in Lima is continuing its effort to stop violence in our community. Com_UNITY of Lima is hosting a community concert to bring people together in a safe and uplifting environment. Contemporary Christian Artist Kathy Troccoli is returning to Lima with a free concert. Lo… More >>