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Lima man falls to his death near Hocking Hills State Park

LOGAN — The Hocking County coroner has identified the person who fell to his death at Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve in southeast Ohio on Sunday as Lima resident Willard Gay. Stacey Sams, coroner and chief investigator for the coroner’s office, said Gay was walking the upper rim trail...
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Two OVI arrests over the weekend; one 3x over the legal limit

The Logan County Sheriff's Office arrested two unrelated individuals over the weekend for OVI. In the first report, deputies were patrolling on State Route 366, in the area of Lincoln Boulevard, in Russells Point around midnight on Sunday when they observed a vehicle sitting at a stop sign for an excessive period of time.
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A Lima man falls to his death at a Hocking County nature preserve

The Hocking County Coroner has released the name of a man that fell 80 feet to his death. 45-year-old Willard L. Gay of Lima was pronounced dead at 3:37 pm on Sunday, May 15th. In an investigation into the fall, the coroner's office reports that Gay was on the upper rim of Conkles Hollow and dropped something. He saw the object and walked around the platform near the waterfall and reached for the object when he fell headfirst off the rim. The coroner's investigator says the fall was witnessed. Gay's body has been taken to Montgomery County for autopsy.

Allen Co. Grand Jury Indicts a Lima man for an April stabbing

A Lima man has been indicted by the Allen County Grand Jury for a stabbing incident that happened in April. 32-year-old Andrew Focht has been charged with two counts of felonious assault. On April 5th, Lima Police officers responded to a home on Harrison Ave. for reports of a stabbing. They found Paul Whiteholter suffering from numerous knife wounds and was taken to the hospital for treatment. Police were able to gain information that Focht was involved in the incident and fled the scene. He was located a few blocks away from Harrison Ave., where he was arrested. Focht could be arraigned on the charges this Friday.
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Learn archery May 25 at parks district program

SPENCERVILLE — The Johnny Appleseed Metropolitan Parks District will offer a one-hour beginning archery program from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. or from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 25 at Evans Archery Range at Kendrick Woods, 1376 N. St. Marys Road, Spencerville. Participants ages 9 through adult...

22 dogs rescued from ‘deplorable’ conditions

LIMA — Donations have started to pour in to the Ohio SPCA/Humane Society shelter in Lima as word spreads that 22 German Shepherd dogs were rescued by the non-profit agency earlier this week from what were described as “deplorable” living conditions. Jason Asoro, who manages the Humane...

Ohio humane society seizes 22 German Shepherds living in 'deplorable conditions'

LIMA, Ohio — An Ohio humane society is now taking care of 22 German Shepherd dogs after they were seized from property that they described as "deplorable conditions." The Ohio SPCA & Humane Society said as soon as they arrived at the scene, they knew the seizure was necessary. They removed the 22 dogs from the property and took them to the shelter.

Ohio SPCA removes 22 dogs from a Lima home - Donations are now needed to help with vet bills caring for the animals

Nearly 2 dozen dogs were taken from poor living conditions and are now at the Ohio SPCA shelter in Allen County. An anonymous call on May 4th led authorities to a Lima residence in regard to a large number of dogs that weren’t being cared for. The SPCA found 9 adult German Shepherds and 13 puppies in cages. The owner of the animals was contacted, and they cooperated and did surrender the dogs.
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Seniors can enjoy ‘Lunch in the Park’ in Ottawa

OTTAWA — The Ottawa Senior Citizens Center will host a “Lunch in the Park” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, May 19 at the Ottawa Senior Citizens Center, 1035 E. Third St., Ottawa. The menu will be homemade cheesy potato soup, taco salad bowl, brats sandwich...
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Wapakoneta Farmer’s Market returns

WAPAKONETA — The Wapakoneta farmers’ market will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday from May through October in the Auglaize County Courthouse parking lot, 201 S. Willipie St., Wapakoneta. Find jams, jellies, local honey, maple syrup, vegetables, fresh-cut flowers, baked goods and artisan crafts.

Garage Sale Breakfast Buffet @ the Masonic Temple!

On Saturday, May 14, 7:00-9:30am, the Continental Masonic Lodge will be hosting a SPECIAL GARAGE SALE Breakfast Buffet – an assortment of freshly made breakfast foods served piping hot – ham, sausage, scrambled eggs, gravy & biscuits, pancakes, hashbrown casserole, donuts, juice, milk, coffee. Dine-in or carry-out, cost is by donation. If you know someone who is a shut-in, homebound or managing a garage sale & unable to leave, please call Jeff at 419-306-8939 to arrange a delivery. All proceeds benefit the many programs supported by the Masons. The Masonic Temple is located 309 West Grove Street in Continental. All are invited!

Master Gardener Plant Sale Being Held this Saturday

The Hardin County Master Gardener Annual Plant Sale will be held this Saturday. It will take place from 10am until noon May 14 at the Hardin County Friendship Gardens. It is located behind Simon Kenton School at 960 Kohler Street in Kenton.

Continental Community Garage Sales 2022

The 2022 Continental Community Garage Sale listings are here, and the sales are going to be huge! There are 35 registered sales with approximately 50 families represented. That’s a lot of garage sales! Click the link below to see the dates, times, addresses and details of all sales. Feel free to print the listings or pick up a copy at R&B Meats, Tracy’s Hardware or Clubhouse Pizza… and happy shopping!
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Vintage Auctions of Ottawa to hold online jewelry auction

OTTAWA — An auction featuring vintage through contemporary jewelry will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at Vintage Auctions Online, 111 W. Main St., Ottawa. Items to featured in the auction can be viewed online at
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Park district offers bird watching carpool

BATH TOWNSHIP — Johnny Appleseed Metropolitan Park District will be joining with the Tri-Moraine Audubon Society to visit a variety of bird-watching locations, with a carpool departing at 6:30 a.m. May 16 from McElroy Environmental Education Center, 2355 Ada Road, Lima. This is peak migration for songbirds and the...

Salon opens in Elida

ELIDA — Hello Gorgeous Beauty Salon and Boutique, in the heart of Elida at 101 E. Main Street, opens their full-service salon providing something for everyone in the family. Deb VanBuskirk had been in the business for 33 years. She is now in business again. At the location at 101 East Main Street in Elida one can get massage therapy, facials, manicures, pedicures and full-service hair care. Eventually they are looking at getting into photography.
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ONLINE: Ford dump truck, buses, shop equipment, and misc.

Absolute auction, all sells to the highest bidders online only. PREVIEW/PICKUP LOCATION: 9190 CR 9, FINDLAY, OH 45840. PREVIEW (FOR TRUCK & BUSES ONLY): TUESDAY – MAY 17, 2022 – 10:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M. PICKUP: MONDAY – MAY 23, 2022 – 10:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M. & TUESDAY – MAY 24,...