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The City of Lima is ready to tackle the winter weather; crews are expecting to be out throughout the evening as the storm continues, hitting the main roads first and moving on to residential areas once the storm slows down later on. More >>

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The proposed law change would make driving while handling any wireless electronic device a primary offense for adult drivers in Ohio and if you are caught there will be fines. Plus, if you cause injury or death because of using a device, the penalties will similar to drunk driving. State Sen… More >>

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There were 10 fatal crashes resulting in 10 deaths in Allen County during 2020. This is up from 6 crashes with 9 deaths in 2019. 70% of crashes occurred during dark hours, which is not consistent with data from years past. 60% of the fatal crashes last year are believed to have involved drug… More >>

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Buckeye Road will be seeing major improvements as a shoulder enhancement gets underway. The project just going out for bid with construction to start in June. The road is in bad shape as truck traffic has broken it down. There will also be upgrades to the traffic signals and work on the CSX … More >>

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It was closed due to the erosion of the banks of the Ottawa River. As these photos show the ground just started slipping into the river making the road unsafe. With no funding for this unexpected event, the Allen County Engineers office has received a zero percent loan from the Ohio Public W… More >>

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It can be difficult for snowplows to maneuver down residential streets when vehicles are parked on both sides of the streets. During a snow event, you are asked to park on the odd side of the street on odd calendar days and the same for even days. And better yet if you have a driveway try an… More >>

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Lima was chosen as the first project site, to help with traffic flow and safety around the many railroad crossings throughout the city. DriveOhio and InnovateOhio are also part of this project. The city reached out to DriveOhio just over a year ago to see what could be done to help with traf… More >>

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Tuesday was National Plan for Vacation Day, happening right around the time that AAA says many people are planning their vacations for the year. One AAA survey found that 59% of Ohioans are considering taking a trip this year, but only a third of those people have actually booked their vacat… More >>

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Both the Ohio Department of Transportation and the City of Lima are preparing for potential ice storms. We spoke with them to see what it takes to get the roads ready. More >>

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At around 2 p.m. first responders were called out to a two-car crash at the intersection of Napoleon Road and North Dixie Highway. According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the blue Honda failed to stop at the stop sign, and the southbound truck hit the Honda. According to the Beaverdam Ri… More >>

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The interchange of I-75 and County Road 99 has been seeing a steady increase in traffic over the years as industrial parks pop up. With that, backed up vehicles and more crashes have been a result. To solve this, the Ohio Department of Transportation came up with a "diverging diamond" plan t… More >>

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Deputies say a GMC SUV was headed south on Eastown when they turned left into the path of a Chrysler sedan traveling north. The sedan then struck the SUV, causing it to flip. The Ohio State Highway Patrol report that both people inside the car were taken to Mercy Health - St. Rita's with min… More >>

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A portion of North Street was closed for a short period due to a Car VS Bike accident. On Friday shortly after 4:00 PM, a driver was traveling on North Street towards Washington Street when the driver struck a pedestrian on a bike. More >>

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Crews responded to the intersection of North Street and Sugar Street after a GEP Unit struck a gas line, causing a leak. The street was closed down in order for crews to fix the gas line. No evacuations took place. A total of 11 customers were affected by the gas line break. The line was rep… More >>

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First responders were called out to the scene of a crash a little after 2 p.m. Wednesday on Eastown Road. According to the American Township Fire Department, there was a two car crash that sent two people to the hospital with minor injuries. More >>

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First responders were called out to the scene of an accident at around 3 p.m. on Diller Road. According to scanner traffic the crash was a head on collision. According to the American Township Fire Department, two people were sent to the hospital with minor injuries. More >>

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The Ohio State Highway Patrol says that Cortez Larkin, 38 has been charged with speeding and failure to comply. Larkin and Kaneasha Price, 37 are facing charges of tampering with evidence and receiving stolen property. Around 9:30 pm Tuesday, a trooper attempted to stop Larkin outside of Bow… More >>

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The Ohio State Highway Patrol said David Roper of Michigan was the driver of a 2020 Land Rover that crashed in Cridersville on Jan. 29. Roper was being pulled over for reckless driving on I-75 near Findlay. When the trooper approached, Roper took off. The chase ended when roper exited in Cri… More >>

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From December 24th until December 27th, there were seven fatal crashes the resulted in 9 deaths, which are down from last year’s numbers. 6 of those who died were not wearing a seatbelt. Troopers saw a 137 percent increase in impaired driving compared to last year, resulting in 142 impaired … More >>

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The Allen County Grand Jury indicted Dalton Roessler on one count of Aggravated Vehicular Homicide and one count of Failure to Stop after an Accident. The Shawnee Township Police believe Roessler was driving the car in the crash that killed 17-year-old Sierra Stewart on October 5th. Police s… More >>

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In the five-day period beginning on Wednesday, November 25 through Sunday, November 29th, there were 9 fatal crashes, with 9 people dying as a result. Of the nine killed two of the cases involved impaired driving, 4 were not wearing a seat belt, and 2 were pedestrians. Troopers arrested 298 … More >>

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If you're on the roads while the weather isn't ideal, the Ohio State Highway Patrol has a few tips to keep in mind to keep and other drivers safe. The biggest things to remember when the roads are covered in ice and snow are to slow down, watch your following distance behind the person in fr… More >>

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Staying ahead of the snow was the key as both the Ohio Department of Transportation and the Allen County Engineer's Office sent out their crews to get the roads ready. Behind the garage at ODOT District 1, there's 4,200 tons of salt that will be used throughout the season to help with the ro… More >>

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First responders were called out to the scene of a crash near the 1400 block of North West Street at around 3 Monday afternoon. According to the Lima Police Department, one car was heading northbound and ran into an SUV that could not stop trying to exit an apartment complex. More >>

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While the "wait-and-see" travel trend continues, AAA says we can expect a decrease in people traveling for thanksgiving this year.AAA is projecting a 9 percent drop in people traveling, down from the 2.3 million that traveled in 2019. Although a decrease in travel, there still will be many p… More >>

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As the holiday season approaches the OSHP is reminding drivers to buckle up. Buckling up is one of the easiest ways to protect yourself, and the people you are riding with. Since 2015, there have been 2,600 people killed in crashes because they were not wearing a seatbelt. 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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A person is in the hospital after a rollover crash outside of Beaverdam Wednesday evening. The Ohio State Highway Patrol says that around 5 p.m., a Honda was heading south on Swaney Road and stopped at the intersection at Sugar Creek Road. 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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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 >>