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62-year-old Elmer Mault originally appeared in court on Monday to withdrawal his guilty plea made in September. However, he decided to keep it and move forward with sentencing. He was sentenced to serve up to 18 months in prison on the charges of arson and breaking and entering. More >>

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Swan Nichols was sentenced to a minimum of three years in prison with the possibility of serving four years. Nichols pleaded guilty to an amended charge of robbery with a firearm. It was April 11 when police said Nichols took part in the armed robbery of a 22-year old victim. It's alleged th… More >>

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In Allen County Common Pleas Court, a Lima man is asking for new representation in his alleged arson case.Jason Raines Sr. saw his lawyer withdraw from his case Friday. After not being able to fulfill his financial contract obligations, he will have to have an attorney appointed to him by th… More >>

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A Lima man suspected of gang activity asks for two separate trials for his eight charges.Jamaree Allen's attorney filed a motion to separate Allen's criminal gang charges from the remaining charges and hold two different trials. The defense believes one trial would make the jury prejudice ag… More >>

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A Willshire man will spend time in prison after pleading to causing the death of a man in a car crash last year.In Van Wert County Common Pleas Court, Ronald Schumm was sentenced to a year in prison after pleading guilty to aggravated vehicular homicide. He also will have his driver's licens… More >>

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A Lima man has hired his third lawyer for his alleged burglary case and will wait longer for his trial.Anthony Ridley waived his right to a speedy trial in Allen County Common Pleas Court. The time waiver will allow his new attorney to prepare for a trial that will now take place at least on… More >>

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According to the Lima Police Department, they were called out to 412 West Murphy for a shooting around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. Officers found a female dead inside the home with a gunshot wound. The female's identity has not been released and her body was taken to Lucas County Coroner's Office for… More >>

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Just before 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, officers were called to a home in the 400 block of West Murphy Street on a report of shots being fired. Detectives say one person was found shot to death, but there are no other details available and no suspects were in custody. They were waiting on a search wa… More >>

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Scam calls seem like they're the norm nowadays, and the Better Business Bureau in Lima gave Your News Now a few tips to avoid falling for a scam dealing with Social Security. The BBB says that scammers will start the call with claiming that your Social Security number has been compromised or… More >>

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During the search of the residence, approximately 65 grams of suspected fentanyl, approximately 12 grams of suspected crack cocaine, an AK47 pistol, and an additional semi-automatic pistol, drug paraphernalia, and $2987.00 U.S. currency were located. Two residents, Paul A. Curtis (dob: 07/22… More >>

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The Lima Police Department arrested a woman Friday morning after leading them on a chase through residential neighborhoods.Cidra Billiel, 22 is being held in the Allen County Jail on the charge of Failure to Comply with an Order of a Peace Officer. Officers tried to pull her over just before… More >>

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Just before 5 p.m., Lima Police Department was made aware of a male gunshot victim taken to Lima Memorial Health System. Police then learned the shooting took place at Lincoln Park, where an investigation followed. A K-9 unit was used to search for a potential weapon, but nothing was found. … More >>

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26-year-old Matthew Stockard is facing a charge of not complying with the order of a police officer after he led law enforcement on an eight and a half mile pursuit. According to the Findlay Police Department, around 1 a.m. on November 4th, officers saw Stockard's vehicle not stop for a red … More >>

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A judge has granted the reduction of bond for Trey Jones from $500,000 to $100,000. If he posts bond, he will be on a GPS monitor. Jones is suspected to be involved in the death of 19-year-old George McLaurine Jr. Jones pleaded not guilty on charges of reckless homicide with firearm and forf… More >>

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Jesse Miller has pleaded not guilty to one charge each of improperly discharging a weapon into a home, improper handling firearms in a motor vehicle, and tampering with evidence. Court documents say between Aug. 28 and 29, Miller had a gun accessible to him in his vehicle and allegedly shot … More >>

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Blayne Brock has pleaded guilty to two counts of rape and two counts of gross sexual imposition. 17 related charges were dismissed. The language in the rape charges was amended to exclude the age of the two victims. Two of the charges come from the time between December 2019 and August 2020.… More >>

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Trooper R. LaMarr was on the side of the highway with his lights on, finishing up a traffic stop when a car drifted off the right side of the road and hit the back of the patrol car. Both drivers were taken to Joint Township Hospital. Trooper LaMarr was treated and released. The driver of th… More >>

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Juvenile detention center officials say around 9 p.m. Sunday, after the hospital visit at Mercy Health-St. Rita's emergency department, the 17-year-old male was being escorted back to the transport vehicle by a juvenile detention officer. The 17-year-old then escaped by running off, heading … More >>

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Sad news as the City of Kenton says that just before 5 p.m. Monday, the body of 4-year-old Quentin Elcessor was found in the Scioto River. Kenton thanked the community through its press release for the outpouring of support in this difficult time, as well as the massive response from local, … More >>

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Cassandra Smith pleaded no contest to one count of Cruelty to Companion Animals. The prosecution did not offer Smith a deal for her to change her plea. On July 3rd, a female black Labrador was brought in to Kessen Veterinary Clinic in Delphos and the staff tried to save her life. At the time… More >>

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Michael Zacharias was indicted on three counts of Sex Trafficking of a Minor and seven counts of Adult Trafficking of an Adult. The indictment says there were two victims the priest met while he was in the seminary, both minors at a Catholic school in Toledo. The alleged incidents started in… More >>

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According to the indictment some of the offenses happened in the vicinity of a school and from May of 2019 to July of this year. If High is found guilty on all charges, he could face a maximum of 28 years in prison. He has a pretrial set for November. More >>

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According to the indictment, Morris provided the fentanyl-laced drugs that led to the overdose death of a man in a Lima motel back in May. Kea'londa Peoples-Fuqua was also charged with Corrupting Another with Drugs for the same death. Her attorney says she was an employee of the deceased and… More >>

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Camejo told a different version of what the alleged victim told the jury on Tuesday. Camejo says at no point on June 3rd and 4th did he hit on Megan Estes. He says they did kiss in her bedroom. Later she came into his room willingly. Camejo says they kissed some more and then engaged in cons… More >>

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According to police, a white male slipped the cashier a note demanding money from the cash register. The note also implied he also had a firearm, but no firearm was seen during the robbery. The cashier handed over an undetermined amount of cash, but it is unclear if he got into a vehicle or … More >>

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The Lima Police Department says around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday night, officers went to stop a car for blowing through a stop sign. After a short pursuit, the car crashed into this house in the 700 block of North Collett Street. Police tell us two passengers were taken into custody, and a third per… More >>

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Police say four suspects pulled up in a dark SUV to a home on that block and three of them got out and fired shots at a person getting out of a vehicle. No one was injured in the shooting, but two homes were hit. Multiple shell casings were found around the area. A couple of the suspects too… More >>

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Mercer County Grand Jury has indicted Teddy Hale, 28 on one charged of Vehicular Homicide.   He is being held in jail on a $500,000 bond.    On September 27th, the Celina Police Department says Hale failed to stop for a car and motorcycle that were stopped ahead of him.  Hale hit the motorcy… More >>

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52-year-old Kevin Mir has pleaded not guilty to one count of Rape and two counts of Sexual Battery. According to the indictment, the alleged incidents happened in July of 2013 and the victim was impaired and was not able to give consent. Mir is currently in the Mercer County Jail on a $500,0… More >>

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In September, Keith Watts pleaded guilty to a charge of Felonious Assault for stabbing Deandria Watkins in early April. Police were called out to Catalpa Avenue and Sugar Street for reports of a stabbing. Witnesses said Watts and Watkins drove off from the scene. Police caught up with them a… More >>

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21-year-old Dalton Roessler has been charged with Stopping after an Accident on Public Roads or Highway, which is a third-degree felony. Friday morning in Lima Municipal Court, he waived his preliminary hearing and now his case will be heard in Allen County Common Pleas Court and presented t… More >>

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Jeffrey England has entered a guilty plea to two counts of Aggravated Arson. As part of the plea deal, the two counts of Attempted Murder were dropped. England, who is homeless, admitted to police he started the June fire because he was trying to kill two men inside the building following an… More >>