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Just after midnight last night, the Shawnee fire department says they responded to a house fire on S. Dixie Highway with the help from Lima and American Township fire departments. More >>

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The University of Northern Ohio student showed off her talent today at the mall and painted roses on a giant canvas for all to watch. This is part of the mall's new Canvas project that showcases local artists, and she was excited to be able to share with others something that she’s passionat… More >>

Today was American Township Cleanup day where the community was invited to safely get rid of big waste items. The town does it every year the first weekend of June to help their residents with a little bit of spring cleaning. People came with trunk loads of garbage to throw into the giant wa… More >>

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 Governor Mike DeWine announced that amusement parks like Cedar Point and Kings Island can open on June 19th, but it could be closer to July before they will. Friday, Richard Zimmerman, the CEO of Cedar Fair, which owns both Cedar Point and Kings Island, says their parks will need two to thr… More >>

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They may have not been together physically, but the 2020 graduates of Rhodes State Collage were there in spirit during a virtual graduation.Because of the limitation of mass gatherings because of COVID-19, the college decided to hold a ceremony online for the 337 graduates.  The graduates he… More >>

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Local realtors gave away free dinners, so they can raise money for people less fortunate can have future meals. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Professional Reality donated $2,132.25 to Our Daily Bread.  On May 23rd, they offered up free barbecue dinners to the public in exchange for donatio… More >>

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Movie theatres are among the most recent places of business to open back up starting next week, but don’t expect to see new feature films any time soon. The Shannon Theatre in Bluffton wasn’t expecting to be able to open up this early, but they are excited nonetheless. The theatre has around… More >>

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St. Charles Catholic School held a parade for one of its own Thursday afternoon. Physical Education Teacher Pat Willoughby was sent off this afternoon to celebrate her 45 years of teaching at the school. Alongside fellow staff members, friends, and former students, they walked the 5K Positiv… More >>

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A Lima man who had an altercation with a UNOH student has been handed the minimum sentence possible in the case. Justin Meeks was sentenced to three years in prison for his conviction on kidnapping, robbery and extortion. It was February 2018 when Meeks' car was hit by James Featherstone. It… More >>

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It’s official, Allen County has a new commissioner. Beth Seibert was sworn in this morning by 3rd District Court of Appeals Judge John Williamowski. She will be filling the unexpired term of Commissioner Jay Begg who had to step aside due to medical reasons. Shortly after being sworn in Seib… More >>

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Firefighters in Perry Township, called out to reports of a house fire, just after 9:30 tonight. Crews responded to the structure located at the intersection of 14th Street and S. Main in Lima. The home fully engulfed in flames according to the initial call. Few details are available at this … More >>

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Like many schools and other places of learning, the Sylvan Learning Center in Lima had to adapt their methods to continue during the COVID-19 pandemic. The owner of the center says that their physical location had to close to abide by state officials, that meant finding a way to bring the cl… More >>

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The Lima Junior Service League handed out five hundred free pasta dinners to the community Wednesday evening at 20th Century Lanes bowling alley. The Lima Junior Service League normally distributes books to elementary students in the area during both the fall and spring. However, since schoo… More >>

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On Monday, June 1st, 2020, the West Central Ohio Crime Task Force, assisted by the Allen County Sheriff’s Office S.W.A.T. Team, served a search warrant at 1148 Biscayne Avenue Lima, Allen County, Ohio. During the search of the residence, suspected cocaine, drug paraphernalia, and US currency… More >>

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Time is ticking on Uncle Sam’s extension on filing your taxes and the Lima Tax Department will be there to help you through. Starting Monday, June 8th, you can make an appointment to come to their office at the city building. They will be open weekdays from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m… More >>

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A Lima man arrested by the West Central Ohio Crime Task Force last year, has been sentenced to prison time. Eric Banks was sentenced to five to seven and a half years in prison. He pleaded guilty to three charges relating to having different amounts of fentanyl, heroin, and cocaine. The Task… More >>

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A Lima man who had an altercation with a UNOH student has been handed the minimum sentence possible in the case. Justin Meeks was sentenced to three years in prison for his conviction on kidnapping, robbery and extortion. It was February 2018 when Meeks' car was hit by James Featherstone. It… More >>

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It’s official, Allen County has a new commissioner. Beth Seibert was sworn in this morning by 3rd District Court of Appeals Judge John Williamowski. She will be filling the unexpired term of Commissioner Jay Begg who had to step aside due to medical reasons. Shortly after being sworn in Seib… More >>

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Firefighters in Perry Township, called out to reports of a house fire, just after 9:30 tonight. Crews responded to the structure located at the intersection of 14th Street and S. Main in Lima. The home fully engulfed in flames according to the initial call. Few details are available at this … More >>

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Like many schools and other places of learning, the Sylvan Learning Center in Lima had to adapt their methods to continue during the COVID-19 pandemic. The owner of the center says that their physical location had to close to abide by state officials, that meant finding a way to bring the cl… More >>

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The Lima Junior Service League handed out five hundred free pasta dinners to the community Wednesday evening at 20th Century Lanes bowling alley. The Lima Junior Service League normally distributes books to elementary students in the area during both the fall and spring. However, since schoo… More >>

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On Monday, June 1st, 2020, the West Central Ohio Crime Task Force, assisted by the Allen County Sheriff’s Office S.W.A.T. Team, served a search warrant at 1148 Biscayne Avenue Lima, Allen County, Ohio. During the search of the residence, suspected cocaine, drug paraphernalia, and US currency… More >>

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Time is ticking on Uncle Sam’s extension on filing your taxes and the Lima Tax Department will be there to help you through. Starting Monday, June 8th, you can make an appointment to come to their office at the city building. They will be open weekdays from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m… More >>

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A Lima man arrested by the West Central Ohio Crime Task Force last year, has been sentenced to prison time. Eric Banks was sentenced to five to seven and a half years in prison. He pleaded guilty to three charges relating to having different amounts of fentanyl, heroin, and cocaine. The Task… More >>

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Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and Lt. Gov. Jon Husted announcing new programs designed to help out small and medium sized-businesses in Ohio amid the COVID-19 pandemic. There are three programs in total that were announced, including one that would help businesses producing PPE and another that assi… More >>

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Tonight, the Allen County Republican Party held a press conference to appoint a new county commissioner. Beth Seibert was appointed the role of the Republican county commissioner. She will fill the unexpired term of former commissioner Jay Begg until the end of the year. She calls the moment… More >>

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The Bradfield Center teamed up with the Health Partners of Western Ohio to provide COVID-19 testing for the community. Monday was the first day for the testing, which involves people making a telehealth call first before receiving an appointment time, and then driving up to the Bradfield Cen… More >>

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Summertime means people are gearing up to soak up some sunshine and do all kinds of things outside, but one thing to consider while you're making your summer activity list, is how to stay safe while having fun. The American Township Fire Department gave us a few tips on water safety, whether… More >>

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To encourage social distancing and smaller crowds, shoppers have two options when visiting. They can either walk to each vendor on the outside of the market or drive around the inside. If possible, shoppers are also encouraged to shop with vendors online beforehand to cut down visiting time.… More >>

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A Lima man involved in a premeditated robbery has decided to change his plea. Cardale Funches pleaded guilty to an amended charge of robbery. The original charge of aggravated robbery with a firearm was dropped. Funches took part in a plot to rob another man. Jordyn Mitchell was receiving it… More >>

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If you haven't completed the 2020 census yet, there is still time. And there are ways you can fill it out from the comfort of your home. Starting June 1st, Allen County will resume census operations. While you can still complete the census online, by phone, or by mail, census takers will be … More >>

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Over the last few weeks, we've been enjoying the lower gas prices statewide, but prices in Ohio have been slowly on the rise. GasBuddy says gas prices in the state have risen just over two cents per gallon over the last week, averaging a $1.97 a gallon for the state. More >>