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As scammers try any angle to steal your identity, the Better Business Bureau warns area residents to be cautious.The latest scam calls in this area involve stealing social security numbers. Scammers call residents and state that their social security number was canceled due to fraudulent act… More >>

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Wednesday evening, Lima residents got the opportunity to find out what it means to be a character champion.Hundreds of people came out Wednesday to attend Character Champions in Life at Lima Senior High School, an inspirational event which highlighted the lives of both Lima-native and former… More >>

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Farmers around the country will have to adjust to the government shutdown with the delay of farm reports.The US Department of Agriculture had planned to release the reports on Friday. Those include crop totals for 2018 and an early estimate of what farmers will plant in the upcoming season. More >>

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General Dynamics Land Systems has been on the lookout for hundreds of new employees for the Joint Systems Manufacturing Center.GDLS has been running informational sessions with Ohio Means Jobs Allen County to highlight some of the 400 available positions. This comes as the construction of ne… More >>

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With the partial government shutdown still going on in Washington D.C., food dollars with the SNAP program are being issued earlier.The Food and Nutrition Service issued food dollars for the month of February on January 16th to customers who have been approved for next month. That adds funds… More >>

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The local Jefferson Awards Committee is looking for a few good men, women and youth for this year's recognition.Nominations are now being accepted for this prestigious volunteer award recognizing community service. They are accepting entries from Allen, Auglaize, Hardin, Hancock, Putnam and … More >>

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The effects of the partial government shutdown are starting to be felt in communities all across the nation and Lima Allen County is no different.Wednesday, officials with the Allen County Regional Transit Authority announcing they are facing serious budget issues that could stop their buses… More >>

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With the partial government shutdown in its fourth week, the effects have started to trickle down to the college students in the country.Students who look for financial aid must file their "FAFSA" or the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. In order to complete that, they need info dire… More >>

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With the impending snow, the Ohio State Highway Patrol has a few recommendations for drivers.Lt. Tim Grigsby advises people to get their errands done ahead of the weekend to avoid driving in the poor conditions. If you do have to drive, he said to increase your following distance as well pla… More >>

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With the impending snow, the Ohio State Highway Patrol has a few recommendations for drivers.Lt. Tim Grigsby advises people to get their errands done ahead of the weekend to avoid driving in the poor conditions. If you do have to drive, he said to increase your following distance as well pla… More >>

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The City of Lima filed another nuisance action on a downtown bar on Wednesday.Law Director Tony Geiger said the action was taken on "Levels" bar at 122 E. North St. for much the same reasons of 904 S. Main St. Geiger said the business, formerly known as "Beantown Saloon," has had many crimin… More >>

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Owners of 904 S. Main St., the site of a murder in December, have nearly reached an agreement with the City of Lima.Owners of the building at 900-908 S. Main St., Victor Quintero and Gilbert Salaz, seemed to agree to a permanent injunction with the city, in court this morning. More >>

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Two men have been charged with suspicion of murder in connection with the shooting death of Branson Tucker early Tuesday morning.The Lima Police Department says they have charged 59-year-old Jerome Fuqua and 59-year-old Kenneth Cobb after detectives got information that the pair were involve… More >>

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The City of Lima has recently implemented a new transitional plan,an initiative they claim will make it easier for residents to navigate throughout the city.Tuesday night, members of the community attended a meeting held by the department of public works regarding a new Americans with Disabi… More >>

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A tax abatement for a new hotel in Perry Township was voted down by the school board Tuesday evening, claiming the costs were way too high.Tuesday evening, the Perry School Board voted 3-2 against the approval of century hotel group's tax abatement for a Towneplace Suites by Marriot at 906 S… More >>

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Rhodes State College president Dr. Debra McCurdy says that things are moving forward in the downtown project.While no physical construction has been done yet, behind the scenes work has been ongoing, including signing contracts with Munger Munger and Associates Architects, Inc. More >>

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We need to fix it and we need to fix it for good. That from Allen County Commissioner Greg Sneary.Commissioners meeting Tuesday morning to discuss with each other what they have found in their "due diligence" of factfinding on what they want to do about a building department for the county. More >>

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Tim Arel got out of the Army in 1987 and went to college.After school, he heard about a job opening in Lima.He was able to use the skills that he learned while he was in the military and apply them to his job. More >>

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Monday night, members of city council revisited the rental licensing proposal, an idea that several residents say could be a detriment to the city.During the meeting, council members and residents discussed the impact that a rental licensing would have on city landlords and their tenants. More >>

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Allen County Commissioners meeting with representatives from the Ohio Department of Transportation about the newly acquired property on N. West Street.The board purchased the former ODOT property for a dollar at the end of last year. More >>

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While today is national "Clean Off Your Desk Day," H & R Block is looking to fill those desks with school supplies.Today, H & R Block hosted a "Stock the Desk" event, where community members were encouraged to donate school supplies to benefit teachers and students across the nation. More >>

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The woman accused of a stabbing has been apprehended and made her first appearance in court Monday afternoon.19-year-old Diamond Osborne had her first hearing in Lima Municipal Court today(1/14/19) for a charge of felonious assault, a felony of the second degree.  More >>

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The Lima Police Department is preparing to address the recent shootings that have taken place on Main Street.Via a press release, the Lima Police Department plans to provide updates tomorrow regarding the shootings at 904 S. Main St. on Dec. 29, and 701 S. Main St. on Jan. 12.. More >>

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A lot of racket at Westwood Tennis and Fitness today as area middle school students tried their hand at a life-long sport.The Lima Area Tennis Association kicked off another season of their free middle school team tennis program.Each year the group invites students aged 12 to 14 out to learn… More >>

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After receiving the biggest snow of the new year, some local families decided to stop by Faurot Park to have some winter fun.Today several parents and their children were seen sledding down the Sled Hill at Faurot Park. For many of the families, sledding at Faurot Park has become a yearly tr… More >>

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The first major snow of the winter hit our area this week and plows and salt trucks were out in full force.When winter weather is about to hit, it is all hands on deck at the ODOT garage in Allen county, and they make sure they plan ahead."We'll be plowing, treating, and we have liquid in al… More >>

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Despite the snowy weather conditions this morning, several children attended a local library's interactive reading event.Children who attended the Lima Public Library's Penguins, Polar Bears and Popsicles even this morning listened and watched several stories about penguins and polar bears, … More >>

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The Lima Police Department is investigating an early morning shooting on Main St. Officers were called to 701 S. Main St. at 2:16 am Saturday morning (1/12/19) after reports of shots fired in the parking lot of Marko's Sports and Spirits. One person was found injured. Markeice Johnson, 22, s… More >>

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The swearing-in of Ohio's next state treasurer kicks off a long weekend of inaugural events for new statewide officeholders.All five of the state's executive offices opened up this year as a result of term limits, and Republicans maintained control of all five. More >>

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With snow finally in the forecast for our area, Allen County and the City of Lima are preparing to take on the elements. Lima Public Works and the Allen County Engineer's Office are making sure their trucks are filled with salt and ready to go for when the snow hits this weekend. The departm… More >>

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One woman is hospitalized after an early afternoon stabbing on Lima's south side.Lima Police were called to 918 Holmes Ave. just before 1:00 pm on Friday (1/11/18) with reports of a fight, finding an injured woman upon arrival who appeared to have been stabbed. She was taken to Lima Memorial… More >>

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The Allen County general operating budget has been approved and work now turns to the capital budget.Commissioners approving the 28.6-million dollar budget Thursday(1/10/19) morning after months of meetings and tweaking of accounts. The budget saw a 3% increase from 2018 in part due to "Cont… More >>

Grocery shopping will be made easier than ever for shoppers in the Lima area, with the expansion of a new service.The retail delivery service "Instacart" has announced in a press release its expansion to Lima, beginning today(1/10/19). Shoppers will be able to go online or to the app, choose… More >>

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The Lima-based Beer Barrel Pizza and Grill is growing again.Good Food Restaurants announced today(1/10/19) they are opening their 8th location. The new restaurant will be near Dublin in Jerome Township on State Route 161. More >>

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On 1-1-2019 officers were sent to the 800 block of Pinehurst St, to investigate a Domestic Dispute. Officers arrived and met with the female complainant. She told officers that she and her boyfriend had an argument that turned physical.  More >>

In light of President Donald Trump's address on border security, we caught up with Allen County Sheriff Matt Treglia who has visited the southern border.Treglia traveled to El Paso six months ago with three other sheriffs and a colonel from the State Highway Patrol and found the experience e… More >>