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After lots of hard work and dedication, students at an area school got the chance to celebrate their academic accomplishments. Apollo Career Center held its 2019 graduation for students in its Aspire Program. Aspire allows students who didn't graduate high school to earn their GED. On Wednes… More >>

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It's been supporting those with cancer and their families for decades in the Lima community and it's hitting a milestone this year. This Friday, June 21, 2019, will mark the 25th "Relay for Life" in Lima. Organizers say the event has helped thousands of people with cancer. It's designed to c… More >>

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They say it will be like a family reunion and you are a part of the family. This Saturday, "Juneteenth" will be returning to Lima for a day-long celebration. It's an American holiday that commemorates the announcement of the abolition of slavery in the State of Texas. The day will be filled … More >>

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One of our local Jefferson Award winners was invited to attend the national banquet in Washington D.C. 14-year-old Lauren Cunningham was in our nation's capital on Tuesday night to be honored alongside other award winners from around the country. Cunningham was diagnosed with leukemia at the… More >>

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The City of Lima is working to increase their opportunities for young adults to gain real work experience. The city offers internships, seasonal work, and new this year a pre-apprenticeship in water and wastewater operators. The pre-apprenticeship is free to those participating thanks to Rho… More >>

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Lima native, Marquavious Shurelds involved in two separate court cases, testified during a suppression hearing this morning. The defense filed a motion to suppress regarding probable cause of the search warrant for the 28-year-old. Defense attorney Ken Rexford said there were omissions in th… More >>

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Members and friends of the Allen County Republican Party gathered Tuesday evening for a long-anticipated event. It was a packed house Tuesday night at the Trump 2020 Re-Election Kickoff watch party at Westgate Entertainment Center. Members of the party enjoyed pizza, drinks, and some sociali… More >>

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It is a way to bring your outside garden inside to enjoy. Cut floral arranging was the topic at this week's Brown Bag Lunch Series at the Allen County Children's Garden. Master Gardeners say there is no wrong way to make an arrangement and your flowers will last as long in water as they will… More >>

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Local youngsters are enjoying their summer vacations from school at summer camp at the Mizpah. This is the first week of the annual summer camp. Activities are lined up over the next seven weeks, including field trips to the Toledo Zoo as well as to local swimming pools and more.  More >>

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Area children will now have the opportunity to explore the auto industry through a new class at the Lima Family YMCA. On Monday afternoon the Y held an informational session for its new motorsports class. The course will allow kids ages 9 to 13 to learn about different parts of the car. They… More >>

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The Allen County Fairgrounds has found another up and coming act to join Kane Brown for this year's summer concert. The Australian country-pop band, "Seaforth" will officially be opening for the Kane Brown concert on August 17th. The band, which was selected by Kane Brown's production team, … More >>

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Kids from the area are spending their summer with the Bradfield Center. Monday was the first day for the center's annual six week summer program for 2nd through 8th graders. As part of the program, area organizations and agencies are teaching the kids about leadership, interpersonal skills a… More >>

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Some administrative changes are coming to Prevention Awareness Support Services. Rick Skilliter will be taking over the role of executive director for the agency. Current PASS executive director, Donna Dickman, will be moving on to become associate director for the new PASS office that will … More >>

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Law enforcement has released the name of the man who was shot to death on Lima's north side on June 14th. According to the Allen County Sheriff's Office, they responded to the area of Lark Avenue for reports of shots fired around 6:30 p.m. When they arrived at the 2400 block of Lark Avenue, … More >>

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59-year-old Robert Miller was indicted by the Allen County Grand Jury for two counts for inducing panic. The charges stem from threats made in a letter to his ex-wife that mentioned blowing up Pandora-Gilboa School and an unnamed priest. According to the Allen County Sheriff's Office, Miller… More >>

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The Allen County Grand Jury has indicted a Lima man on murder for a shooting that happened at the beginning of May. The grand jury charged 38-year-old Quintel Estelle for two counts of murder, each with a 3-year gun specification. Estelle allegedly shot 63-year-old Donald Smith in the 900 bl… More >>

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An early morning two alarm fire severely damaged a home on the northwest side of Lima. The Lima Fire Department says they were called out to the 800 block of Brice Avenue just before 2:30 a.m. Monday morning. Fire was seen shooting from the roof. Officials say everyone who was in the home go… More >>

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A driver falls asleep at the wheel causing her vehicle to flip into a field. Fire departments from Spencerville and Delphos responded to a single vehicle rollover with entrapment at the intersection of North Acadia and Delaney roads just before 10 a.m. Monday morning. According to the Ohio S… More >>

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Press Release from Allen County Sheriff's Office on June 14th Homicide on Lark Ave. June 17, 2019- On June 14th, 2019 at approximately 6:30pm our office received complaints of shots fired in the area of Lark Ave (Lima, Allen County Ohio).When deputies arrived in the 2400 block of Lark Ave th… More >>

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Each year, the Stefani Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research at Ohio State’s James Cancer Hospital honors a group of “champions” who have given their unwavering dedication and support to their loved ones battling cancer. This year, Patricia Carter, of Lima, was given that honor after over… More >>

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For some people Father's Day is just an ordinary day, but for others it's a time to celebrate all the great things that dads do for their families throughout the year.On Sunday I caught up with a few fathers and their children at Westgate Entertainment Center to find out what it's like to be… More >>

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A man was transported to the the hospital Sunday morning after crashing into a pole in Delphos.Delphos Police Department and Delphos Fire Department were called to the intersection of 4th and Franklin Streets around 11 a.m. after a man going east bound on 3rd street crashed into a pole. More >>

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The Lima Area Concert Band dedicated their Saturday night to the sounds of Sousa. The band held their annual Salute to Sousa, highlighting the work of composer John Phillip Sousa. They were joined for a song by the high schoolers who were finalists for their Woolley Scholarship. For the band… More >>

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Film enthusiasts had a chance to see what local filmmakers are doing in our area this weekend. Six filmmakers showed their short and feature-length films that were shot in the Lima area at the Encore Theater. While they say there is plenty of film talent in the area, before this premiere eve… More >>

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Local law enforcement was making connections in their community this weekend. The Lima and Elida Police Departments, as well as the Marion Township Police Department, were out at the West St. McDonald's sharing coffee and some conversation with the people in the area. Lt. Andy Green says mor… More >>

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The Lima Police Department is investigating after an SUV drove into a house on Saturday. Police were called to the 900 block of Metcalf Street just before noon with reports that a blue Chevy Tahoe had struck the southwest corner of a house. More >>

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For people like Lima-resident Kim Berlystettler , making ends meet each month can be very difficult. But thanks to one local organization, she's confident that through it all she won't go hungry.For the past couple of months Berlystettler and her mother have relied on getting food from the l… More >>

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On Saturday afternoon one local art gallery hosted an event that allowed artists to recapture and create the beauty within their city.Downtown city buildings, recreational areas and the surrounding landscape were just some of things people painted today for the Artspace/Lima's location paint… More >>

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After weeks of preparation, this morning area kids got the chance to test out their new hand-built four-wheel creations.Kids were on a roll this morning as they raced their competitors down Spencerville Road for the annual Soap Box Derby. More >>

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The Lima Civil Service Board is asking council to approve the creation of a Chief Technology Officer.  The person would be responsible for managing city wide technology and help implement new technology for the different departments.  Last year, Mayor David Berger asked council to create the… More >>

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Father's Day is Sunday, and it's crunch time to get those last minute gifts for that special role model in your life.     According to a National Retail Federation survey, spending is up this year for Father's Say and could even reach an all time high.     Since 2009, spending for father's d… More >>

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Two juveniles have been arrested after a night of high speed chases, and stolen cars that ran through three local counties.  The Lima Police Department says around 12 am Friday morning an LPD officer noticed a vehicle reported stolen from Logan County driving around Lima.      The officer st… More >>

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     The 2019 Allen Lima Leadership class wrapped up its 10 month training in court on Friday.     The class heard from Allen County Common Pleas court Judge Jeffrey Reed about court procedures and the responsibilities of the court.     The ALL class is designed to promote leadership and com… More >>

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Some area teenagers spent the last week learning what it's like to be a police officer from the men and women who know about the field first hand.More than 2 dozen students participated in this year’s Youth Police Academy presented by the Lima Police Department.  Community Oriented Police Of… More >>

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A unique show is opening at the Allen County Museum that has pieces dating back to the mid 1800's that can keep you warm.A “Century of Quilts" is a display of hand stitched pieces of history. These quilts date back to pre-civil war to the great depression eras. The collection was acquired by… More >>

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One man is dead and a suspect is on the loose after a shooting on the north side of Lima, Friday evening.According to the Allen County Sheriff's office, they responded to the 2400 block of Lark Avenue for reports of shots fired around 6:30 p.m.  When they arrived they found one man laying in… More >>

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A promotional products company in Bluffton is giving back to their surrounding community in a big way.     At the beginning of the year, PromoHits launched its PromoCares initiative.   5 percent of the business' total product sales of this year will be donated to four selected charities wher… More >>

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The rainy spring our area has had could put farmers in a tough financial space come harvest time. Allen County farmer Jim Hefner says that after only being able to plant corn one day this season, he is ready to file a Prevented Planting claim with his insurance so that he can recoup some of … More >>

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Ten finalists took to the Allen East stage to prove they've got the right stuff to be Marimor's idol. While they were singing their favorite song to the crowd, people participating in the 14th annual Marimor Idol competition were judged on their stage presence and vocal quality. The event gi… More >>

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There are treasures to be had at the Lima Public Library June 14th.The library is holding another garage sale in their two big bays behind the library. For sale are chairs, doors, framed art work, tables, holiday décor and more. Some items dating back to when the library opened. There is a l… More >>

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It's an opportunity to receive funding to strengthen and improve your neighborhood.The City of Lima's Neighborhood Support Department is now accepting applications for their "Neighborhood Impact Mini-Grant Program". The grant procedure is slightly different this year thanks to a partnership … More >>

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     Cyber Security is a growing concern and with its ever changing nature the importance to keep updated on the newest threats is on the minds of business owners.     A seminar by the Texas A&M National Emergency Response and Rescue Center will be held at Rhodes State College.     Peopl… More >>

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It has been an event bringing thousands to the dance floor since the 1930's on Lima’s east side.The Lincoln Park Dances are set to start Friday night (June 14th) with the big band sounds of Al Best Band. The dances have been entertaining people for decades reuniting old friends and creating … More >>

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A Lima woman will be spending time in prison after pleading guilty to supplying drugs that killed a man last year.     27 year old Bobby Spyres was sentenced on the charge of Involuntary Manslaughter less than 24 hours after she pleaded guilty to the charge.   As part of the plea deal, an Ag… More >>

     The weather was been useful for grass growing, but a big problem for grass mowing.  That's causing issues for some area seniors.     The Lima Allen County Neighborhood in Partnership is putting out a call for help.  They’re planning a "Mow-a-Thon” Saturday June 15th to help area seniors… More >>