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A Lima man accused of rape is looking to have his bond amended and is looking for a new attorney. Defense attorney for 46-year-old Terrez Carter has filed a motion to withdraw in both of Carter's cases involving charges of rape, kidnapping, and drug possession. Carter said with no income he'… More >>

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A Lima man accused of rape is trying to suppress statements he made to be used as evidence. 35-year-old John Kehoe was back in Allen County Common Pleas Court on Monday. His defense counsel filed a motion to suppress statements Kehoe made to police. The motion states his fifth amendment righ… More >>

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A Lima woman is facing multiple charges for trying to run over a man with a car last month. 40-year-old Bethany Gerding was indicted by an Allen County grand jury on charges of aggravated vehicular assault, felonious assault, and two OVI charges. The Lima Police Department says the incident … More >>

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A former Celina area teacher was found guilty of having sex with a 15-year-old boy over this past Christmas break. Heather Henry took a plea deal, where she would plead no contest to three counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor and one count of failure to comply with underage alcohol… More >>

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A Minster man was sentenced to nearly two decades in prison for two separate incidents at the Mercer County Jail. 23-year-old Zequiel Ahrns was sentenced to 18 years after pleading guilty to two counts of kidnapping, two counts of assault, and one count of escape. The charges stem from provi… More >>

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A Lima man charged with murder will have his trial pushed back until January. 38-year-old Quintel Estelle signed a speedy time wavier to move his trial back, to give his attorney more time to prepare his case. Estelle is facing two counts of murder each with a 3-year gun specification. Estel… More >>

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On 6-29-2019 officers were dispatched to the 600 block of S. Main St, at approximately 4:00 am, in reference to a Robbery complaint. Officers arrived and spoke with a female who stated that she was sitting behind her house when a male, whom she knows, came out of the darkness and stole money… More >>

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The Hancock County Sheriff's Office is looking for more help from the public as they continue to investigate a suspicious death that happened on July 4th. They are investigating the death of 22-year-old Boe Bushong. They want to know if there is anybody out there that may have picked up a wo… More >>

Two people are now in custody in Paulding County after the Multi Area Narcotics Task Force discovered drugs in two homes. Angela Lambert and Charlie Egnor Jr. were both arrested after a search warrant was conducted on July 3, 2019. 39-year-old Lambert was arrested at a home on the 300 block … More >>

A former Lima city employee accused of stealing money from the city has taken a plea deal. 76-year-old Sue Barnett has changed her plea as part of an agreement. Barnett pleaded guilty in Allen County Common Pleas Court to theft in office and telecommunications fraud, both third-degree feloni… More >>

The Lima Police Department is investigating an alleged incident involving an elderly woman at a Lima nursing home. According to the police department, a report was filed at the department 8:30 Wednesday night, about an alleged incident at Lima Rehab and Nursing Center, where 70-year-old Susa… More >>

The Findlay Police Department is looking for a suspect that robbed a local Kroger store late Wednesday afternoon. According to the Findlay Police Department, a suspect entered the Kroger on 6th Street in Findlay, just after 5 p.m. and demanded cash. He then made off with an undisclosed amoun… More >>

Trent Lacy, 50, Van Wert, OVI, F4, sentenced to: 3 years community control, 60 days jail beginning 6/28/19 @ 9 am. 90 additional days jail or EMHA beginning 8/26/19, work release, alcohol assessment and treatment, Driver’s License suspended 5 years from 2/81/19, Fined $2,000, monthly probati… More >>

Two Indiana men have been arrested after a chase through Auglaize and Shelby counties early Wednesday morning. According to the Wapakoneta post of the state highway patrol, troopers stopped a Chevy Trailblazer just after 1 a.m. Wednesday morning on I-75 outside of Wapakoneta. When the troope… More >>

A standoff between police in Findlay and a domestic violence suspect ends with one man in custody. Findlay police were called out to 619 Morse St., around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon on reports of a gunshot being fired. On arrival, officers spoke to a female complainant. They learned 27-year… More >>

A second Lima man facing rape charges was in court on Monday. 21-year-old Buck Asmann signed a time waiver in Allen County Common Pleas Court. Asmann's speedy trial time period would expire this month and his attorney advised him he'd need more time to prepare for a trial to efficiently repr… More >>

A Lima man accused of sexual conduct with a pre-teenage girl is attempting to get statements he made to police tossed from his case. 60-year-old Johnny Malloy appeared in Allen County Common Pleas Court for a suppression hearing. He is facing two counts of rape. Malloy and his defense attorn… More >>

A Lafayette man who pleaded guilty to sexual related crimes against minors was sentenced in Allen County Common Pleas Court this morning.28-year-old James Perine was sentenced to six years in prison for four counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor ad one count of illegal use of a mino… More >>

On 6-23-2019 officers were sent to the 900 block of Lima Ave, to assist in a neighbor dispute. Officers met with a male who stated that his neighbor’s children who live above him are dropping hazardous items on his property. Officers spoke with the children’s mother to correct the problem. O… More >>

A former Bluffton doctor has won an appeal for a jury conviction of three counts of sexual imposition. The Third District Court of Appeals ruled in favor of 72-year-old James Gideon. Gideon appealed the Lima Municipal Court ruling, which allowed the interview he made with investigators from … More >>

The man accused in the shooting death of a teenager earlier this month made his initial appearance in court. Jolade "JoJo" Omosikeji appeared in Lima Municipal Court Wednesday afternoon. He's accused of the murder of 19-year-old Christian Laws which occurred on Lark Avenue on June 14. The 20… More >>

The Allen County Sheriff's Office says they have arrested the man who they believe was responsible for the murder of 19-year-old Christian Laws. 20-year-old Jolade Reginald Omosikeji Jr., also known as JoJo was taken into custody at an apartment in the 1100 block of Adam Lee Place earlier Tu… More >>

On 6-13-2019 officers were dispatched to the 200 block of W. 6th St, to investigate a possible assault. Officers spoke with a male at the residence who stated that a female was babysitting his children and had struck them out of anger. After speaking with the children and the babysitter it d… More >>

Another Lima man was arraigned on Thursday who is also facing rape charges. 20-year-old Buck Asmann has pleaded not guilty to his charges in Allen County Common Pleas Court. He is looking at two counts of rape that are alleged to have occurred on April 15, 2019, according to court documents. More >>

A Lima man was arraigned Thursday for alleged sexual contact with a minor. 42-year-old Everett Ward appeared in Allen County Common Pleas Court on Thursday and pleaded not guilty to three charges. Ward is facing two counts of rape and one count of gross sexual imposition. According to court … More >>

An overnight vandalism has the Lima Police Department investigating a hate crime. Sometime overnight, officials believe New Life Assembly was vandalized with spray paint on three sides of the building including a detached shed. The church on the corner of Kibby Street and Calumet Avenue is a… More >>

It’s been over a year since a series of arson fires destroyed or damaged four Kenton homes, now one man is facing 20 charges related to those fires. Hardin County court records show that 32-year-old Dustin Connode has been indicted on a variety of counts, including aggravated arson, vandalis… More >>

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 >>

The Findlay Police Department is looking for a suspect that robbed a check cashing business Wednesday afternoon. According to the police department, a white male came into the CashMax on Tiffin Avenue just after 1 p.m., passed an employee a note demanding money and brandished a handgun. The … More >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>