CLOSINGS & DELAYS
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The community gathered in downtown lima for a rally to promote medical freedom. The Lima Community for Medical Freedom organized the rally and state that the goal of the event was to deliver a message of freedom both locally and at the state level.
A walk in Faurot Park helped raise awareness on down syndrome. The 10th annual buddy walk was held at Faurot Park sponsored by the Down Syndrome Association of Western Ohio.
Held in front of the Allen County Courthouse, volunteers stood together in silence next to a flag-draped coffin hoping to deliver a message on the struggles that veterans go through each day, and to spread awareness on the fact that every month a total of 22 veterans commit suicide.
A resource fair helped connect local organizations with kinship providers in the county. Allen County Children Services and the Lima Public Library joined together to hold the "Win with Kin" resource fair to caregivers.
The special commission formed by the Ohio Supreme Court filed its final determination earlier this week that Wapakoneta Mayor Thomas Stinebaugh be suspended from his position. In early September the determination passed on by the commission was only a preliminary decision. The determination became final after Stinebaugh withdrew his contest of the preliminary determination. The suspended mayor submitted that contest on September 13th but later withdrew it on September 21st.
The third day of the trial wrapped up the presentation of evidence by the state. A video of a police interview with the defendant was played to the court, and in the video, Alves can be heard multiple times saying that she shot both victims. She goes on further to state that both Charles and Tarissa Sanders were stealing from her.
A Lima man who was arrested back in July for an incident in front of Dollar General has his court case set. George Crisp was charged with felonious assault after police say he took a victim to the ground and strangled her until she lost consciousness.
A Lima man who was indicted for the death of a four-year-old will have a new attorney appointed to him. Romiere Hale was indicted with three counts of endangering children, one count of murder, and one count of involuntary manslaughter.
A jury trial for a Lima woman facing murder charges has now entered its second day in Allen County Common Pleas Court. Michelle Alves is accused of the murders of Charles and Tarissa Sanders back in June of 2020.
A Lima woman appeared for day one of her jury trial in Allen County Common Pleas Court. Michelle Alves is charged for the deaths of Charles and Tarissa Sanders on June 3 of 2020.