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Grand jury weighs Lima temple vandalism case

Police have linked the spraying of Temple Beth Israel-Shaare Zedek in Lima with BB gunshots with three similar incidents in Shawnee Township and two men were referred to a grand jury, according to the Shawnee Township police chief.


Level 1 issued in Allen, Putnam counties

LIMA — Area roads are slippery and snow-covered after overnight snowfall in the Lima region. At 6 a.m. today, Allen County Sheriff Matt Treglia issued a Level 1 roadway advisory. Roads were snow or ice covered, with possible drifting. Caution was advised.


Ohio County Marriage Licenses, Divorce Decrees Listed - Feb. 20

OHIO COUNTY, Ky. (2/20/19) — The following marriage licenses and divorce decrees were recently recorded in Ohio County:. Linda Joyce Ehrsam, 49, to Rickey Duane Porter, 60, both of Olaton.


Crime Victim Services hosting guardian session

LIMA — Crime Victim Services is hosting an informational session on becoming a volunteer guardian at sessions from noon to 1 p.m. or 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, at Crime Victim Services, 330 N. Elizabeth St., Lima. A light meal is included.


School delays and closings for Wednesday, Feb. 20

Snowy and icy conditions led some schools to delay the start of classes Wednesday:. Ada schools: Two-hour delay. Allen County ESC: Two-hour delay. Allen East schools: Two-hour delay.


Bluffton University to host presentation on war and nonviolence

BLUFFTON — Bluffton University will host the presentation “‘Remember What Happened to Uncle Daniel at Leavenworth?’ A Case Study of Mennonite Conscience, Quiet Conviction and Silent Death” with Dr. Scott Holland, professor of Bethany Theological Seminary, 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, in the Marbeck Cente


Lima apartments damaged in Monday morning fire

LIMA — An early-morning apartment fire in Lima Monday forced two families from their places of residence and caused an estimated $150,000 in damages. Lima firefighters were dispatched at approximately 1:40 a.m. to 2455 Heathway Lane in response to the structure fire. According to a spokesman for the


20th Century Lanes hosting Bowl for Honor

LIMA — Bowl for Honor will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at 20th Century Lanes, 547 S. Main St., Lima. Admission is $12 per person or $60 per lane, up to six people. Includes bowling, a 14-inch two-item pizza and a pitcher of pop.


Lima’s ‘Green Book’ connections

This feature is a cooperative effort between the newspaper and the Allen County Museum and Historical Society. An exhibit called “Access Denied: African American Struggle for Equality” is on display through the end of the month at St. Paul AME Church, 1103 W. Spring St., Lima. The exhibit is open fo


Gov. Mike DeWine stops all executions in Ohio

COLUMBUS — Gov. Mike DeWine said Tuesday that he is halting all executions until the state devises a new lethal injection protocol that overcomes any court challenges. The governor declined to speculate how long that process might take. — When asked if he now has personal reservations about capital


Ohio reps reintroduce prevailing wage bill

COLUMBUS — Two years after a stalled initiative, local state legislators have renewed their efforts to nix the state’s current prevailing wage laws in order to help political subdivisions curb construction costs of major capital projects.


Current Central Ohio Snow Emergency Levels

COLUMBUS (WCMH) -- Here's the latest list of Snow Emergency Levels in Central Ohio:. A Level 1 Snow Emergency means roadways are snow-covered and drivers should use caution. The following counties are under a Level 1:


Doctor talks about artery condition

LIMA — A group of home healthcare nurses and senior service professionals met at Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Medical Center on Tuesday to learn more about peripheral arterial disease, a common circulatory condition which often results in leg pain, but which is treatable.


Mercy Health-St. Rita’s hosting 5K

LIMA — Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Medical Center is hosting the February Freeze 5K at 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, beginning at the main entrance. The run/walk is open to medical center employees, family and the community. Cost is $5 for employees, $10 for employees and family and $10 for non-employees. A


Ohio man sucker-punches attorney after he’s sentenced to 45 years in prison, officials say

An Ohio man stunned a courtroom Tuesday after he reportedly sucker-punched his defense attorney just moments after he was sentenced to 45 years in prison. Judge Nancy Margaret Russo sentenced David Chislton, 42, on nearly two dozen charges, Cleveland.com reported. He pleaded guilty to "assaulting hi


Men sentenced for passing $20,000 in counterfeit bills at stores across northern Ohio

Four men were sentenced on federal charges for passing about $20,000 worth of counterfeit $50 bills in stores and restaurants across northern Ohio, including Aurora, according to documents from the Northern District of Ohio U.S. Federal Court.


Abducted, killed Ohio State Mansfield student had complained to police about ex-boyfriend's abuse

MANSFIELD — Police records show that a woman abducted from an Ohio college campus and later fatally shot in Kentucky had complained to police about her ex-boyfriend abusing her.


Elmcroft of Lima hosting assisted living discussion

LIMA — Elmcroft of Lima is hosting an assisted living discussion at 10 a.m. the last Saturday of every month at 2075 N. Eastown Road, Lima. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP at 419-331-2442 or skerner@elmcroft.com.


Ohio nail salon getting a lot of attention over its risque name

PERKINS TOWNSHIP, OH (WOIO) - A new business owner in Perkins Township decided to get a little risque with the name of her nail salon. Dawn Moon tells Cleveland 19 she wants people to remember her salon and generate some business.


Wanted: Solutions to region’s population loss

LIMA — Interested in the future of Lima?. It’s been a while since Lima has been able to brag. Between blighted housing, high crime and stagnant wages, the city has faced an uphill battle competing against other major metros, and the latest census numbers aren’t exactly optimistic. American Community