Joseph Sharpe

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It is a way to bring your outside garden inside to enjoy. Cut floral arranging was the topic at this week's Brown Bag Lunch Series at the Allen County Children's Garden. Master Gardeners say there is no wrong way to make an arrangement and your flowers will last as long in water as they will on the stem. You don't need a fancy vase as you can use a wide range of things like baskets, jars, mugs, and even plastic bottles to put your cuttings into.

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A Lima man has been indicted for a shooting at the Willow Lake apartment complex this spring. The Allen County Grand Jury has charged 25-year-old Mario Mathis with one count of felonious assault and two counts of improperly handling a firearm in a motor vehicle. The indictment says that Mathis shot Tyson Downton at the apartment complex on March 28, 2019.

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The 50th celebration of Neil Armstrong's first steps on the moon is gearing up in Wapakoneta. Dozens of events have been planned with several already taking place like the "Moon Menu Trail" where area restaurants, ice cream shops, coffee houses, and bars have put moon related items on their menus. There are more than 40 items to tempt your taste buds from breakfast to lunch, dinner, snacks, and drinks.

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The Allen County Fairgrounds has found another up and coming act to join Kane Brown for this year's summer concert. The Australian country-pop band, "Seaforth" will officially be opening for the Kane Brown concert on August 17th. The band, which was selected by Kane Brown's production team, is well known for their songwriting skills and music, which has a touch of rock and roll, R&B, and various other genres.

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This Saturday, a local bar is holding a fun event to help the victims of the Celina tornado. Friendly Tavern in St. Marys will be the hosting a "Chipping for Relief" pool tournament to provide relief to those affected by the Celina tornado. The tournament is open to all local league players in the West Central Ohio area. Besides the tournament, the event includes a drawing for a grill, a pool cue, and a few other prizes. All of the proceeds will go directly to the Celina Rotary Disaster Relief Fund.

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On July 11th the Lima Allen County Chamber of Commerce will induct William H. Bowersock, Robert W. Mayer, John R. Nixon and William C. Strayer into the Allen County Agricultural Hall of Fame during an evening banquet to be held at the City Club in Lima. This event is open to any interested person with reservations being accepted through July 5th.

A car-motorcycle crash near Lima on Wednesday leaves the rider with only minor injuries. The state patrol says the driver of a Lincoln was exiting Interstate 75 northbound at Breese Road around 2:45 Wednesday afternoon and failed to yield while attempting to turn left onto Breese. His vehicle was struck by the motorcycle. The patrol says the motorcycles rider was taken to Mercy Health St. Rita's where he was treated and released.

In an effort to get fresh nutritious food on the table, the West Ohio Food Bank is holding several special distributions. The next three Thursdays they will be handing out fresh produce along with other items. All you have to do is be at their facility at 1380 East Kibby Street from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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