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After a decision was agreed upon regarding the former Royal Inn Motel, the owner is now facing a contempt of court hearing. According to a ruling out of Allen County common pleas court, owner of the property, Rashmikant Patel, agreed to demolish the former motel by January 1st of this year a… More >>

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Heart disease is the leading cause of deaths in the United States with 610,000 people dying every year according to the Center for Disease Control. A recent study reports that women younger than 55 accounted for 31% of hospitalizations for heart attacks in 2014. More >>

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A Lima man was arraigned Friday, for his second indictment in two months, on multiple gun-related charges. 28 year-old Marquavious Shurelds was arraigned on two separate cases and pleaded not guilty to all charges. In January, Shurelds was indicted on multiple charges of felonious assault, k… More >>

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A new business opened its doors in the Shawnee community but is becoming pretty familiar to this area. Convenience store chain Casey's General Store has opened a new location in Shawnee Township at the intersection of Shawnee and Zurmehly roads. When looking for places to open new locations,… More >>

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Ohio governor Mike DeWine's first big move in his new role is to propose an additional 18 cent gas tax increase to the budget, revenue from which would be split 60-40 between the Ohio Department of Transportation and the counties, but some Ohio drivers aren't keen on the idea of higher gas p… More >>

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More charges have been filed against a man that was arrested for a shooting at an early morning party in Lima in December 2018. The Allen County grand jury has indicted 23-year-old Rasheign Tisdale on four counts of felonious assault with firearm specifications and one count of carrying conc… More >>

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The man robbing alleged prostitutes was sentenced to 10 years in prison. 38-year-old Anthony Prince was sentenced to a decade behind bars on two charges of aggravated robbery. Court records say that on two separate occasions, Prince made calls to women in Toledo and Columbus, who came to Lim… More >>

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A local inventor shared his product with some University of Northwestern Ohio students who spend their day under the hood. Celina native and inventor of Grypmat, Tom Burden, stopped by the UNOH Motorsports Racing Complex to visit with students and donate $2,500 worth of Grypmats to the students. More >>

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Human heart models, fingerprinting, and blood typing. These were just some of the activities going on at Shawnee Middle School Thursday. Students got to do hands-on activities as part of their STEM Day. It's designed to get young people interested in careers in science, technology, engineeri… More >>

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An 18 cents a gallon gas tax increase is what Ohio governor Mike DeWine's administration wants, to maintain roads and bridges and help with a shortfall in the spending. Ohio Department of Transportation director Jack Marchbanks appeared before the Ohio House Finance Committee Thursday (2/21/… More >>

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An 18 cents a gallon gas tax increase is what Ohio Governor Mike DeWine's administration wants to maintain roads and bridges and help with a shortfall in the spending. Ohio Department of Transportation director Jack Marchbanks appeared before the Ohio House Finance Committee Thursday to intr… More >>

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The Allen County Sheriff's Office says they have placed one of their deputies into a non-road position after he was charged with operating a vehicle under the influence. According to the sheriff's office, Deputy Evan Thomas was stopped in his personal vehicle by the Ohio State Highway Patrol… More >>

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Get out your library cards because the Lima Public Library officially welcomed its newest branch on Thursday. An open house was held for the opening of the Elida branch, located at 500 East Kiracofe Avenue. Representatives from the Lima/Allen County Chamber of Commerce were in attendance, al… More >>

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After Wednesday night's meeting, the Economic and Community Development Committee said they are still unsure about the idea of a rental licensing system. In December of 2018 committee chair Carla Thompson proposed the idea of a rental licensing system as a way to not only protect tenants and… More >>

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A local church is making a call to all area church choirs to sing up in praise. St. Johns Catholic Church is holding a church choir invitational entitled "On Holy Ground". They will host 10 local choirs from a variety of denominations to participate. More >>

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Ohio Means Jobs Allen County is teaming up with a local hospital for an upcoming hiring event. Mercy Health St. Rita's is hiring for positions in several areas at the hospital such as lab, EMT, nutrition, and environmental services. The hiring event is scheduled for Friday, March 1, 2019, fr… More >>

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Employees of Tuttle Construction took part in a specific kind of training today with Prevention Awareness Support Services.Staff from PASS were at Tuttle's office building to give the Mental Health First Aid class, discussing mental health as well as going through different scenarios and activities. More >>

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Delphos City Council has been looking at proposals for a project that would potentially change the layout of Fifth Street. The project began as a resurfacing project and evolved into more with a 2017 traffic survey.The latest version of the project is $3.6 million with around $2.1 million of… More >>

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The Rhodes State College Board is currently looking for a new president, a decision the board says won't be easy.On Tuesday the Rhodes State College Board officially approved a budget for a presidential search. Dr. McCurdy, who announced her resignation in October of 2018, is leaving in Apri… More >>

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The Shawnee School Board says they are going to wait a year before going to voters for additional money. The board has pulled a 4.2 mill tax levy from the May ballot which would raise more money for operating expenses. With the recent property assessments in Shawnee School District going up,… More >>

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Governor Mike DeWine will announce later this week, his proposed recommendation for increasing the state's gas tax to deal with a chronic shortfall in spending on road construction. DeWine says there are no other solutions outside a gas tax increase while warning that any increase simply kee… More >>

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Numbers are down at the Allen County Dog Warden's Office as adoption numbers are up. Officials say the increase of spaying and neutering before adoptions has helped with fewer litters coming back and the push of dog owners to get licenses for their pet has enabled them to get Fido back home … More >>

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Snow and ice can create major problems on the roadways, and when the forecast calls for winter weather, local crews need to prepare for the work that is ahead of them to keep roads safe. Crews and trucks alike are ready at the Lima Public Works Department with salt loaded and crew members rested up. More >>

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Rhodes State College opened its doors for potential students on Monday. The Experience Rhodes event is usually held on Presidents' Day to give high school students a look at the programs and services that would be available to them if they decide to attend Rhodes State in the fall. More >>

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An anti-heroin walk is coming up once again this spring in Lima.This year's "Say No to Heroin" walk will be held in April, with speakers and agencies present to lend a hand to those that are trying to overcome their addiction. The money raised by the walk will go towards awareness and treatm… More >>

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High school juniors and seniors were invited to take a look at the Ohio State University Lima campus Monday morning. Students from our area and beyond were part of the Presidents' Day Open House, where representatives from admissions, financial aid, and academic advising spoke of the enrollm… More >>

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It was an early start today for the Lima Fire Department who battled the cold and slick conditions to fight an apartment building blaze. A call just before 2:00 this morning had Lima firefighters rushing to 2455 Heathway Lane just off North Cole Street. More >>

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The Ohio House Finance Committee has begun meetings to solve what's being deemed a finance crisis for the Ohio Department of Transportation. A now depleted source of borrowed money from toll roads has ODOT looking to come up with another billion dollars a year to fund infrastructure projects.  More >>

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Prices at the pump make a jump at the start of the week, as Ohio's average gas price sits at $2.23 a gallon. According to the survey done by GasBuddy.com, prices rose 5.8 cents in the past week, which is higher than the national average of three cents a gallon. More >>

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Two Lima men are facing additional charges in the shooting death of Branson Tucker. An Allen County grand jury has indicted 59-year-old Kenneth Cobb on the charge of murder with a firearm specification and a repeat violent offender specification, along with felonious assault and having a wea… More >>

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Sunday's slick roads are most likely what caused a driver to college with a utility pole at the intersection of Napoleon and Clum roads. According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, no other vehicles were involved and there were no reported injuries. The intersection was shut down for some ti… More >>

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A man is in the hospital after a single vehicle crash on Jervis Road Saturday morning.According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol Lima Post, troopers were on the scene at the intersection of Jervis Road and Lincoln Highway just before 9 a.m. on the 16th, where hours before, 48 year-old Michae… More >>

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The Lima Police Department brought back their Pancake Day at the Bradfield Community Center for its second year.This year was their busiest yet, with a long line of folks dropping by to get to know their local officers over a plate of pancakes. The breakfast was started last year as a way fo… More >>

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Today the Lima Literacy council hosted its 14th annual Scrabble fundraiser, bringing in more teams than ever before.Close to 90 community members came out this afternoon to play scrabble at the Mercy Health-St. Rita's Auxiliary Conference Center. More >>

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According to the Polaris project, every 30 seconds a woman is sold into sex trafficking. In an effort to prevent that one local non-profit is showing women that they are truly loved.Just two days after Valentine’s Day, the Uplifting Oppressed Women Everywhere organization hosted the Esther C… More >>