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Veterans were thanked for their service at the Allen County Fairgrounds on Friday. In honor of all those who served, veterans got into the fair for free until 6 p.m. In addition to that, there was a program was held in the picnic tent with a lunch following the service. All veterans who atte… More >>

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On 8-16-2019 officers spoke with a male in the 500 block of S. Pierce St, who reported damage done to his residence and his vehicles from someone throwing eggs. On 8-16-2019 officers were made aware of an active warrant out of Allen County for 22 year old, Natashia Shaeffer Winget, on an ori… More >>

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That is the sound of 4-H kids hard work paying off, as their projects get their time in the auction ring. In 2018, 650 buyers bid just under half a million dollars for the project. One person that knows about the process is Emily Buettner, who has spent the last decade in the ring showing steers. More >>

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The search for the next president of Rhodes State College has been narrowed down to three candidates, and the staff and public are getting the chance to meet each one. The first candidate reception was held for David Devier, the current president of Glen Oaks Community College in Michigan. D… More >>

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Small animals and their owners entered the arena to be auctioned off. Rabbits and chickens were the focus for Thursday's 4-H animal project auctions. 4-H members packed into the showing arena to reap the rewards for their hard work with their projects. They've spent the spring and summer car… More >>

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A few Lima businesses felt it was time to give back to the community, just as students are going back to school. Students in 6th grade and younger can pick up a free backpack at Lima Chevrolet Cadillac, Thursday through Saturday. They partnered with T&D Interiors and Walmart to purchase … More >>

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The food’s obviously a big reason why we come to the county fair, but how often do you get to go behind the scenes and see how some of this fan favorite food is made?Ashley Freemen of Harvell’s Concession took me through the rigors of making a funnel cake. She showed me with the right equipm… More >>

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For nearly 20-years, the City of Lima has been sister cities with a city in Japan, learning and sharing each other's cultures in many exchange programs. Thursday, a 12-person delegation is in Lima to start a 5-day visit from Harima-cho, Japan. They were greeted by Mayor David Berger who told… More >>

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After days of competing in the show ring, some 4-H members let loose by showing off their creative side. It was a day where horses could transform into anything like giant turkeys or even Superman for the day. The 4-H members have worked all year round for everyone to see. All of the costume… More >>

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Two Lima men were arraigned Thursday for gang charges. 24-year-old Jamaree Allen and 25-year-old Eric Wilson Jr. both plead not guilty to charges relating to criminal gang activity and improper use of firearms. Each of them faces eight counts. The incident allegedly happened on June 21, 2019… More >>

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An Indiana man is in custody after leading Allen County law enforcement in a high-speed chase Wednesday night. 30-year-old Jonathan Cole of Fort Wayne has been charged with failure to comply and receiving stolen property after was arrested in following the pursuit. Around 10 o'clock, Allen C… More >>

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Rhodes State College and Ohio State Lima welcomed students back to campus with a picnic Wednesday afternoon. The Welcome Back Picnic invited students from both schools to enjoy some food and participate in a few fun activities throughout the afternoon. The event was a collaboration between R… More >>

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The first thing you might think of when you hear 4-H at the Allen County Fair are the animals, but if you travel to the other end of the fairgrounds, 4-H youngsters have found a way to present a world of different projects. Travel down to the Youth Exhibits Building and you can see that loca… More >>

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A Lima man accused of rape has changed his plea after a second consideration of his plea deal. 21-year-old Buck Asmann decided to plead guilty to one count of rape. In exchange, his second count of rape and a separate case involving a charge of tampering with evidence were dropped. Asmann wa… More >>

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The Rhodes State College Board of Trustees has decided to make some changes when it comes to tuition at the school. The board voted 6 to 1 in favor of a tuition increase for the spring semester of 2020. Students will now pay 5 dollars more per credit hour, an increase that will generate an a… More >>

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66-year-old Emily Wrencher, former executive director of Crossroads Crisis Center, returned to Allen County Common Pleas Court Tuesday to accept a plea deal from the Allen County Prosecutor’s Office. She faced one felony charge of grand theft with the indictment stating she stole more than $… More >>

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Staying cool is the name of the game at the Allen County Fair and keeping the heat away has some benefits, whether you are in the ring or out on the midway. If you are dreading the sweat that comes from the heat, you have it better off than the hogs. Not having any sweat glands to help keep … More >>

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The High Octane Drumline will have open enrollment starting September 3rd until September 30th. High Octane Drumline teaches youth how to read, write, and perform music. This group is sponsored by the Lima Rotary and has been growing strong for the last 8 years. More >>

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You may not think there's a lot of similarities between rabbits and cows until you talk to the members of the 4-H, and they will tell you about the hard work they put in to get their projects ready for competition. Our Jessica Gavin has tonight’s 4-H Spotlight. Down at the Dairy Barn, Heidi … More >>

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The numbers are in for the unemployment rates throughout the state of Ohio for July of 2019. According to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, unemployment from June to July rose in 87 of Ohio's 88 counties. More >>

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Would you get into a cement ring with people who just want to destroy you? It may sound crazy, but it’s just the demolition derby. Drivers from all over the area wanted to put their 'metal' to the test at the Allen County Fair on Monday night. Many of the entries begin working on the car or … More >>

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A contract for the next phase of the Lima’s Smart City program was officially passed at city council, Monday. That contract is with UMS. The next phase will include a business process review of the city's building department and the department of community development. They will look at comp… More >>

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A whole lot of fun was going on at the Allen County Fair. It was Youth Day at the fair on Monday and kids got a chance to participate in many games and win all sorts of prizes. The day was hosted by the Allen County Junior Leaders and D.A.R.E. and was open to kids twelve and under. The highl… More >>

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On Monday, Congressman Jim Jordan got the chance to tour the SumiRiko manufacturing plant in Bluffton. Congressman Jordan began his tour speaking with employees who have worked for the company for thirty plus years. He then walked through the plant and saw how the anti-vibration automotive p… More >>

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When people come out to the Allen County Fair, they can watch the 4-H kids show their cows, pigs, and sheep, but this year they may find something a little different because alpacas and llamas are making their debut at the fair. Our Jeff Gunter has tonights 4-H Spotlight. The numbers may be … More >>

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The head of Ohio Department of Transportation for District 1 was invited to the Lima Rotary Club to provide updates on Allen County projects. 10 projects totaling $15.8 million are planned this year in Allen County. Chris Hughes mentioned, as some may have noticed, more work on Interstate-75… More >>

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A resolution has been reached in the case against a Lima man accused of providing drugs that killed a man. Monday in Allen County Common Pleas Court, 27-year-old Derek Kitchen pleaded guilty to one of his three charges, trafficking in a fentanyl-related compound, a fifth-degree felony. His o… More >>

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Veterans are reminded to come out to the fair this Friday, for information, lunch, and a something a little special. The Allen County Veterans Services will be holding a ceremony at noon on Friday. The Director of the Ohio Department of Veterans Services will be the featured speaker during t… More >>

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New students at the Ohio State University Lima campus heard from the dean of the school Monday morning for convocation. Dean of OSU Lima, Dr. Tim Rehner, spoke to the students about the start to their college careers, and their role in creating the culture at the school that allows them and … More >>

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There are plenty of things to see and do at the Allen County Fair, and as you're walking around the fairgrounds, there are a few performances that you can check out for free. One of those shows is Crazy Mike V - a magic and comedy show that is held in the AAA Grandstand Plaza. Mike, the magi… More >>

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A child is now in the hospital after a driver struck a utility pole on Robb Avenue. Just after 8:30 Sunday evening, the Lima Police Department was dispatched to the intersection of North West Street and West Robb. More >>

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First responders from all over Allen County were on hand for the fair's first ever “Safety Day.”  The event was designed to allow the public to check out the variety of equipment used by the county, police, fire and EMS.   The bomb squad put on a demonstration by blowing up some melons at th… More >>

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Think before you drink, because your decision could be the difference between life and death.   Local agencies and law enforcement kicked off “The Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Campaign kicked on Sunday at the Allen County Fair.   In 2017, nearly 11 thousand people lost their lives nationw… More >>

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Country music fans at the Allen County Fair were ready to 'raise Kane' Saturday night. A sold out crowd packed the grandstand to hear country music's top young artist perform a growing list of hits. The Allen County Fair has been working on getting Kane for over a year. His fans were lined u… More >>