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Nationwide scam about Bitcoin, bomb threats arrives in Lima
LIMA — Area police agencies warned about a scam going around involving ransoms for Bitcoin and bomb threats. The Lima Police Department reported to a threat at Mid-American Cleaning Contractors, 447 N. Elizabeth St., after the business received a bomb threat related to this nationwide scam, accordin
NAACP allege systematic injustice in Lima, demand charges be dropped in specific case
The Lima chapter of the NAACP wants to bring attention to what they call a systematic injustice in the criminal justice system in Lima. The organization called a press conference to shed light on a particular case they claim African-American men are demonized. 30-year-old Jeff Fails, the nephew of N
Lima, Allen County pass blame
LIMA — The first time Allen County Commissioners met with Lima Building Department officials back in March, the two groups agreed there was a perception problem. After news broke that Allen County and Allen Economic Development Group were exploring the possibility of establishing a regional building
Ohio Marijuana Expo Coming To Cleveland
From OH Marijuana Card: Ohio Marijuana Card will be hosting their first public health and wellness event, Ohio Marijuana Expo: Cleveland on January 26, 2019. This event will be hosted at Red Space, located at 2400 Superior Avenue in Cleveland.
Lima woman wins big on game show
LIMA — If you happened to catch Tuesday’s broadcast of “The Price is Right,” you may have noticed a familiar name. Dashanna McClellan, from Lima, was the showcase winner on the show, which was taped Oct. 18.
Defendants sentenced in Allen County courtrooms
LIMA — The following individuals were sentenced recently in Allen County Common Pleas Court:. Hunter Gessel, 21, of Lima, was sentenced to three years on probation with a referral to the W.O.R.T.H. Center on charges of aggravated possession of drugs and burglary.
Failure to register as sex offender earns man a prison stay
LIMA — A 28-year-old man described in court records as homeless — with a string of outstanding warrants reportedly spanning three states — was ordered to prison Wednesday for repeatedly failing to register as a sex offender as required by law.
27-year-old man from Pontiac arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in Ohio
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio - Josh Grihorash, a 27-year-old man from Pontiac, was taken into custody Thursday on suspicion of attempted murder in Bowling Green, Ohio. According to authorities, police were called to a house in the 500 block of Wooster Street just after 7:30 a.m. on reports of a violent alter
Care-A-Van project planned at Walmart
LIMA — Donations of toys and household items will be accepted via the Care-A-Van project from 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, at Walmart on Harding Highway. The items will be collected through this program by 92.1 The Frog for children and families helped by Allen County Children Services.
Rapist will die in prison
LIMA — The judge and the prosecutor agreed: The repeated sexual assaults by a Columbus Grove man on a young boy are among the most heinous crimes they have witnessed throughout the course of their professional careers.
Lima Allen County Building Department concerns discussed
The City of Lima and the Allen County Commissioners are once again talking about the Lima Allen County Building Department. Lima Public Works Director Howard Elstro speaking at the commissioners meeting Thursday morning after hearing chatter about the county contracting with an out-of-county buildin
Alleged drug dealer seeks to withdraw plea
LIMA — Nearly two hours of testimony was heard in Allen County Common Pleas Court Tuesday morning after a Lima man awaiting sentencing on felony drug and weapons charges filed a motion to withdraw an earlier plea.
NAACP highlights ‘systemic’ racism in justice system
LIMA — The NAACP called a press conference Thursday to allege systemic and institutionalized racism throughout the local criminal justice system, especially regarding the treatment of young black men.
Logan Co. siblings trying to collect 6,000 toys for Nationwide Children's Hospital
A brother and sister from Logan County are trying to bring some joy to some patients at Nationwide Children's Hospital by bringing them 6,000 toys. To help Tyler and Monica Slaven with their goal, The Lima Big R store presented them with over 200 toys. The Slavens started collecting toys four years
VFW plans beef Manhattan sale
LIMA — Beef Manhattan dinners will be for sale beginning at 5 p.m. until gone Dec. 28 at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1275, 124 E. Elm St. Cost is $9. Carryout available.
ODOT asks for public comment
The Ohio Department of Transportation District 1 is seeking public comments regarding the following proposed projects:. • Replacement of the bridge deck on the state Route 81 bridge over the Ottawa River approximately 2.5 miles east of Lima.
Positive Lifestyles Career Program at Lima North
Lima North Middle School students had several guests speakers visit them Thursday morning. This was part of the Positive Lifestyles Career Program that seeks to encourage students to make positive choices.
Lima man faces 5 years for break-in that injured pair
LIMA — A Lima man who police say forced his way into the home of a female acquaintance and “inflicted physical harm” on the woman and a male friend faces up to five years behind bars after pleading to a reduced charge Monday.
Lima Police Department investigating stolen van and theft from J's Pub
The Lima Police Department is investigating an overnight break-in at J's American Pub and some other crimes that led to the overall theft of an ATM. According to police officials, around 1:30 a.m. Monday morning, three individuals were seen on video, forcing open a door at J's and were able to make
Allen County fair board plans meeting
LIMA — The Allen County Agricultural Society board of directors will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, at Westgate Lanes banquet room. Please make sure the Allen County Agricultural Society Board of Directors meeting Wednesday, December 19 @ 7:30 at Westgate Lanes Banquet Room is in the Sunday D