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This is the 8th year that Glenn has organized a giveaway for students before they head back to school. This year because of COVID-19, it will be a drive-thru style giveaway in front of Bella Notta’s on S. Main St. in Lima. He is hoping to provide supplies and uniforms for every student who n… More >>

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Employees at Mercy Health - St. Rita’s are spreading some Christmas cheer, by donating to an organization that helps people out during the holidays.This summer, Mercy Health started "Community Care Fridays", where employees can dress down and are encouraged to make donations to be given out … More >>

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     The Lima Police Department investigates a shooting that happened Thursday night on the south side of the city.       There were reports of shooting at 1166 Hughes Avenue just before 10:30 PM. Unknown suspects fired at the home and took off and there were no reports of anybody hurt at th… More >>

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Governor Mike DeWine was back in action today after getting a false positive reading on a rapid COVID-19 test. DeWine did his coronavirus briefing from his home in Cedarville Friday afternoon.  The governor called the last 24 hours a rollercoaster, after getting a positive test result before… More >>

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Even with uncertainty surrounding schools, one thing is certain and that is school supplies will be needed. So it's a good thing tax free weekend has arrived.The first weekend in August has been designated as a sales tax free weekend for certain items in Ohio. You can purchase clothing price… More >>

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President Trump addressed a crowd of supporters after he landed at a Cleveland airport Thursday afternoon.The president made remarks against his election opponent Joe Biden.  President Trump says he is running against "radical left ideology" and he is in position to win Ohio again in Novembe… More >>

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The coronavirus has reached the highest level of Ohio's government.  Governor Mike DeWine has announced that he has tested positive for COVID-19.  DeWine took the test so he could be in Cleveland to greet President Trump at the airport during his Ohio visit.  The governor is not showing any … More >>

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A man accused of a murder last year agrees to a negotiated plea.Jolade Omosikeji has pleaded guilty to an amended charge of involuntary manslaughter with a three year firearm specification. His five other charges including murder have been dismissed.He's pleaded to shooting and killing 19-ye… More >>

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The fourth person involved in an organized robbery, Breanna Cochran took a plea deal Thursday.Cochran was sentenced to two years of probation.  She pleaded guilty to a charge of robbery by way of a bill of information. She was originally charged with aggravated robbery.Cochran had the least … More >>

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In court Thursday, a Lima man suspected of arson has decided to change his plea.Roger Brown appeared in court to reverse his not guilty plea and pleaded guilty to a count of aggravated arson. He could spend anywhere from two to eight years in prison.We reported in 2018 that Brown was homeles… More >>

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One person involved in a group-organized robbery has been sentenced to prison.Cardale Funches has been sentenced to three years in prison with the possibility of up to four and a half years for a charge of robbery. Funches was one of four who took part in the robbery of Tyshawn Thompson in S… More >>

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Executive Director of the Springs of Lima explains why they held the event, “it’s just been a be blessing today (Thursday) to get to see everybody and to see their enthusiasm for being able to do something. That’s all that we wanted to do today (Thursday) is to provide some sort of something… More >>

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ITS President Butch Kirk explains, “So what we’re actually doing is joint venturing with a tank erection company from Canada and we’re partnering with them. They will be building the tanks and we will be on site with boots on the ground supervising the job with an engineer.” More >>

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Executive Director Sally Windle explains, “We’ve had a lot of people that have purchased memberships so they can come in and we’ve had a lot of inquiries about classes. That’s what we really want to do. We want to encourage creativity so whether you’re getting an art bag or coming inside to … More >>

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Congressman Jordan explains. “Part of the concern is when you incentivize people not to work with the unemployment benefits giving more money than they can get from working that’s a problem. So, that’s a get fix and we do need this liability reform language in there that Senator McConnell ta… More >>

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A Lima man has been indicted in Van Wert county for alleged sexual crimes against a teenage girl.25-year-old Nicholas Tarbet has been indicted on one count of rape, two counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor and one count of gross sexual imposition. Tarbet pleaded not guilty to all c… More >>

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The overflow basin project off of Collett Street is nearly finished, after two years of construction. The 13 million gallon underground tank is finished and has been covered with top soil, and crews are testing equipment to make sure that everything is working correctly.  More >>

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Work on the bridge on SR 117 is still going on, and unfortunately, will be slightly behind schedule. Crews were paving the bridge Tuesday afternoon, as part of a project originally projected to be finished around Thursday, August 6th.  More >>

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Jeremy Kindle made his first appearance in Allen County Common Pleas court to waive his right to a speedy trial.Kindle signed a time waiver to allow for more preparation in his case. He's been indicted on 65 charges including rape, sexual battery and unlawful sexual conduct with a minor. Kin… More >>

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A Lima man suspected of taking part in a drug trafficking plan has changed his plea after two years of proceedings.Michael Johnson accepted a deal to resolve two separate drug cases. He pleaded guilty to two counts of possession of cocaine with forfeiture specifications of guns and money, as… More >>

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A Lima man is days away from being sentenced and tries to take back the plea he made.Marquavius Shurelds and his attorney filed a motion to withdraw his plea. Shurelds pleaded no contest and was found guilty on two counts of kidnapping, two counts of felonious assault and a count of aggravat… More >>

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Executive Director Brandi Schroeder explains, “We work really hard as many of our partners do. They come in and help us do projects like the adopt a room or fixing it up outside or working on the playground to make it feel like a place of healing and hope and peacefulness. Things you would h… More >>

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     Bath Township Fire Department investigates the cause of a fire that broke out at a motel Sunday night.     The fire department was called out just before 10 pm to the Roadway Inn after someone noticed a fire in a stairwell.  All the hotel occupants and staff were quickly evacuated.    F… More >>

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The Allen County Fair Board is working on finalizing plans for the fair that will start less than three weeks.The last board meeting they voted to hold only a junior fair and the only people that could attend are family members of the exhibitors.  The fair board voted tonight to adopt the ma… More >>

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Lima City Council met Monday evening virtually to vote on multiple ordinances and on one resolution.Council failed to get a two-thirds majority vote for the CDBG and HOME funds that would divide over $1.4 million up for this fiscal year for services like housing, the Bradfield Center, Youth … More >>

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It's been a question on the minds of teachers and families alike - what is this school year going to look like as we adapt to COVID-19? Superintendents from schools across the county highlighted many of the steps that they plan to take as they begin welcoming their students back for the fall… More >>

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A woman who was dedicated to serving disabled individuals in Allen County passes away.  Mary Ann Brown died Friday in Sebring, Florida. Brown served as the first executive director of ARC of Allen County.   Under her supervision, they started residential group living for mentally disabled in… More >>

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  Another staple of Labor Day weekend has been canceled because COVID-19.  “Max's Trader Days and Water Dog Races” was scheduled fill to the Allen County Fairgrounds the first weekend in September.     Organizers say they were trying to work with Allen County Public Health to find a way to h… More >>

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One person was sent to the hospital after a truck struck a moped.Police and EMS were called to the scene of an accident involving a moped and a truck Monday afternoon at around 3:45. More >>

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Event Chair Andy Farley explains, “We do have winners but it’s all about having fun celebrating those we love that have battled with cancer and raising funds for the cancer society. Cancer didn’t take a year off just because of COVID so we didn’t take a year off.” More >>