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Police want to remind residents about City of Lima's laws regarding pit bulls

LIMA, OH (WLIO) - After a tragic event for a local family, the Lima Police Department is reminding residents of the city's laws regarding pit bulls. The city ordinance states that you must be 18 years of age to have a pit bull and you can only have one dog per residence. When outdoors, the animal must be muzzled and leashed if being walked and in a secure pen if outdoors on your property. You must carry 100 thousand dollars of liability insurance in case the dog attacks a person or domesticated animal. These are a few of the regulations to legally own a pit bull in the City of Lima and local law enforcement says they need to be followed to protect others.
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Rep. Haraz Ghanbari reacts to shooting he witnessed during ride-along

The first morning of 2022 was a dangerous one for State Rep. Haraz Ghanbari and Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper Casimir Von Sacken whom Mr. Ghanbari had accompanied on a ride-along.  As they traveled along State Rt. 25, the trooper made a traffic stop. Another person on foot in the area, and later identified by authorities as Graig Gibson, approached, and during an encounter with Trooper Von Sacken, Gibson reached toward a gun. The gun, which had been stolen, fired. A bullet hit Gibson in the right leg. On Tuesday in Wood County Common Pleas Court, Gibson, 32, of Bowling Green was sentenced to 11 to 15 years in prison, Wood County Prosecutor Paul Dobson said. In January, Gibson had been indicted on six felony charges and four misdemeanors. A patrol video provides a look at the incident, including the aftermath of the gun firing.
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Demolition underway of building that housed St. Rita's School of Nursing

LIMA, OH (WLIO) - Motorists on Market Street may notice some demolition at Mercy Health St. Rita's as one of their buildings is coming down. The 718 building is coming down floor by floor. The medical center is looking toward the future and costs to maintain the 60-year-old building was increasing. The structure once held the St. Rita's School of Nursing with the last class graduating in 1971. Fifty-five classes went through the program living in the building. Many came back to a reception to see their old school one last time.
Cincinnati CityBeat

Findlay Market’s Sen by Kiki Makes Waves

Findlay Market’s new seafood hookup is a real catch. Sen by Kiki offers fish and other aquatic cuisine, including freshly shucked oysters ready to enjoy right at the market with all the fixings. Owner/chef Hideki “Kiki” Harada says Findlay Market has been extremely welcoming, even throwing his new stand...
Lima News

Maha Zehery: Why Lima is a great place

Dear Lima Beans, among the years, I have lived — and enjoyed living — in many different big cities worldwide. So when we first moved to Lima, just because of hubby’s job, I confess I wasn’t thrilled at all to move to a Layma, Ohayah. I...

New children's book tells tale of wildlife rescue

A wild animal in need of help should be taken to a wildlife refuge as opposed to being kept as a pet, says a local author in a new book geared to children. Allison Schroeder, the executive director of Nature’s Nursery, wrote One Friendly Fox: A Nature's Nursery Animal Rescue Tail, a true story about a rescued fox that could not be released into the wild because it was kept by humans and wouldn’t survive on its own. “I always enjoyed creative writing and used this ability to write the book to raise awareness of the issue and help raise funds for the nursery,” Ms. Schroeder said. She also appreciates the opportunity to share the organization’s mission to improve the well-being of northwest Ohio wildlife populations and habitats through public education and rehabilitation, with an emphasis on coexistence.

David Trinko: Fashionable gripes about homecoming

I would like to apologize to the girls who accompanied me to homecoming dances in high school. More accurately, I’d like to apologize to those girls’ parents. I had absolutely no idea what havoc I caused by asking your daughters to those events. Now I do. I suspect...
Lima News

Roses and Thorns

The roses found a way to sprout this week despite some muggy conditions and plenty of thorny issues. Rose: To the registered Republicans who came out in force on Election Day to vote in their primaries. In Allen County, 68.5% of registered Republicans cast their ballots in the special election that chose Susan Manchester as the next state representative. That number was 43.8% in Putnam County in the race that selected Roy Klopfenstein for the November general election. Auglaize County had the improbable happen, with more than 100% of Republicans turning out, thanks to 400 additional voters registering with the GOP. We’re always glad to see people participate in the process.

Finish summer reading with the return of Phoebe the Whale

Families: join the Wood County District Public Library for the return for a much-loved sea creature that visited the library earlier this summer. WBGU-PBS’s Phoebe the fin whale will return to help wrap up WCDPL’s Summer Reading Program: Oceans of Possibilities on Monday, August 15 from 9 a.m.-noon in the Children’s Place of the library, 251 N. Main St.

Historic “Yellowstone Trail” Being Brought Back To Life

YELLOWSTONE TRAIL SIGNS … Julie Preston-Brink, Director of Fulton County, Ohio Visitors Bureau, displayed the new signs that have been purchased by FCVB for use in participating towns in Fulton County. The larger signs will be used as a marker in Swanton, Wauseon and Delta, towns that have a...

Legacy Arts Street Fair

It's a free street party in downtown Lima and it's happening tomorrow, August 6th! Marc Bowker and Omar Zehery gave us the details.
Lima News

Weisenburger’s Pro Circuit season ends on a downer

Despite catching limits on two days, Kyle Weisenburger’s up and down season on the Major League Fishing’s Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit finished on a downer last week. The Columbus Grove bass angler had entered the event on Lake Champlain out of Plattsburgh, New York, needing a strong finish to qualify among the top 48 anglers for the season-ending championship.

Not horsing around: Young Bateson wins at fair

Michael “Mick” Foster appreciates those who gave him a shot when he was a young man, so now he is giving back. Foster, a Luckey resident and co-owner with his wife Nancy of standard bred filly Shez Jess Nice, was a harness racehorse driver from 1989-2004. Foster and...
Ada Herald

Ada Pool staycation(s): Hawaii and the North Pole

ADA/WAIKIKI BEACH — Remember when going to the pool was, well, um… just going to the pool to swim? That, frankly, when it comes to the Ada Municipal Pool these days, is just so passe. At least it has been this summer, thanks to Ms. Sumner. [Pun intended.]

Stone: Local foods are worth celebrating

Whether you grow your own food, or embrace the opportunities to support local producers including farmers’ markets, farm stands, or community supported agriculture shares, there is something special about the taste and experience of local foods. While our growing season may be shorter than some, there is plenty of time to enjoy many fruits and vegetables. Local Foods Week, Aug. 6-13, was designed to increase awareness of those foods grown or produced locally and celebrate everyone who has raised those garden goodies. In addition to enjoying the harvest here and now, it is also the perfect time to consider planting a fall crop of cool season veggies such as radishes, peas, beets, lettuce, spinach, kale, broccoli, and carrots. This is a great way to enjoy the harvest into the fall and maybe even into the winter with some protection. Temperatures will soon migrate down and hopefully Mother Nature will pump up the moisture — just not too much at once — making ideal growing conditions for a fall garden. For useful information on fall and other edible gardening, go to 

Milestone: 90th Birthday

The family of Norm Murphy is excited to announce Norm will be celebrating his 90th birthday on August 19th. Beverly (Cupp) has been his wife for over 71 years. They have 5 children: Deb ( Chuck), Rick, Cindy (Dave), Tim (Cathy), Todd ( Angie). To recognize this wonderful milestone we...

Patience, pickle people

Pick a peck of pickles, prepare, then be patient. That’s the key to this crunchy recipe by Karen Seeliger. “It’s a recipe I’ve been making for 30 years,” she said. “My family loves them.”. She is picky about the cucumbers’ origins. “I always get...