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Downtown Lima block party features artists

LIMA — Over 30 artists and makers registered booths downtown on Saturday for the third annual Legacy Arts Street Party, regaling attendees with art, food and live music. Between North and High streets, the blocked-off roads, once busy with flowing cars, created a temporary, asphalt oasis with vendor booths lining both sides, and in the center, a music stage.
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Crime Stoppers is offering reward for information that leads to the capture of Ramiel Laws

LIMA, OH (WLIO) - A Lima man who was previously placed on house arrest is being sought after by Crime Stoppers. Ramiel Laws is being sought by the Allen/Putnam County Crime Stoppers program and is offering a $1,000 reward for information that leads to his arrest. Laws was previously indicted by the Allen County Grand Jury in September of 2021 on aggravated robbery and rape charges that occurred in early August of 2021. The Lima man was previously placed on house arrest and ordered to wear an ankle monitor after his bond was lowered to $15,000.
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Man Arrested After Overdose Incident Thursday

A Kenton man was arrested after Kenton Police Officers were dispatched to Forest Court Apartments concerning an overdose Thursday afternoon. According to the report, officers located Storm Copley in a bedroom of an apartment at the complex. He was said to be in an apparent state of drug overdose. Officers...
Lima News

WOCAP taking applications for Summer Crisis Program

LIMA — West Ohio Community Action Partnership is accepting applications for assistance with the payment of electric bills, central air repair or the purchase of a new air conditioning unit. Eligible applicants include individuals with a medical condition. Those applicants will need proof of income for all household members,...

Philip C. "Flip" Moore

Philip C. “Flip” Moore, 56, of Bellefontaine, passed away Wednesday afternoon, August 3, 2022, at Memorial Hospital, Marysville. Philip was born in Springfield, Ohio, on May 20, 1966, to the late James Blanchard and Ruby Moore. He was also preceded in death by an infant daughter Roseanna Lee Moore, and a sister Cindy Evans.

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...

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

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.
Lima News

Otterbein to celebrate reopening of space

CRIDERSVILLE — Otterbein will host a long-term care grand reopening from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9 at 100 Red Oak Drive, Cridersville. The event will celebrate the reopening of Otterbein’s long-term care dining and resident gathering space. RSVP to Katelyn by calling 419-645-7141 or emailing...

Just Musing: Surviving the dog days of summer

I believe we are in the second round of what they call the “dog days” of summer. According to Webster (which today’s students don’t use) “dog days” occurred about the time Sirius appears to rise alongside the sun and usually in July. The Greeks and Romans believed the heat from the two stars combined is what made these the hottest days of the summer. Whether that is true or not, we have had an unusually hot and humid summer in Central Ohio.
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.]
Lima News

Evening hike offered at Motter Metro Park

BLUFFTON — An evening hike will take place at Motter Metro Park, led by naturalist Dan Hodges of Johnny Appleseed Metro Park District, starting at 7 p.m. Thursday at 10740 Columbus Grove-Bluffton Road, Bluffton. Register by Thursday online at

Local gas stations sell alcohol to underage customers

Two local gas stations were charged with selling beer or intoxicating liquor to an underage person Friday night in Bellefontaine. Bellefontaine Police were conducting a compliance check investigation with the Ohio Investigative Unit (OIU) on multiple businesses within the city. The compliance check was to ensure businesses were confirming a person attempting to purchase alcohol and/or tobacco was not underage.
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DARE-ing outdoor adventures

Fishing, ropes courses, kayaking, swimming, archery and more were part of the DARE Camp 2022 that took place during the last two weeks at YMCA Camp Willson, 2732 County Road 11. Thirty fifth-graders from around Logan County spent time at the camp with Bellefontaine Police Department school resource officers Pat Tynan, Doug Walters, Allen Huffman, Isaac Chiles and camp staff. Campers learned about drug prevention, good drugs and bad drugs, risk verses reward, team work, leadership and being a good friend. Along with the lessons, students participated in all kinds of outdoor camp activities. “We are not sure who had more fun, the students or the SRO’s,” the officers said. (BPD PHOTOS VIA FACEBOOK)
Lima News

Adoptable pets and ice cream are sweet combination

LIMA — Amber Tickle adopted a gray, short-haired cat Saturday afternoon at Pet Supplies Plus on Cable Road in Lima. Tickle, a former cat owner with three boys, said the family was in search of a new pet. ”I was on Facebook and came across the event. I’d been...
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Letter: Special care needed when working with dogs

Dogs are always regarded as man’s best friend. But, when one isn’t careful, dogs can become dangerous foes. While dogs can be wonderful pets, it’s also important to understand how to be safe around them, and how to keep others safe. For example, when walking your dog,...

Sea & Space: An Ocean of Possibilities

Whether exploring the vast open sea or the far reaches of space, the possibilities for adventure are endless! Program participates will look at these two areas of exploration and deep dive into the similarities and differences between them. Participants will look at the necessary tools and resources needed to explore these harsh otherworldly environments like protective suits and oxygen.
Lima News

Consistency has Alltop leading points standings

Consistency has put relative newcomer Jacob Alltop atop the Major League Fishing (MLF) Phoenix Bass Fishing League (BFL) co-angler points standings through three tournaments. The 34-year-old Alltop of Lewistown has finished in the top 20 of all three tourneys. He has 711 points while current runner-up Austin Thome has 698 points with two events left on the schedule. Before last Saturday’s tourney on the Ohio River out of Maysville, Kentucky, Alltop was second behind Brian Zolinkstas, who now is in third place.

Reminisce: History under our feet at Ohio Caverns

WEST LIBERTY – August marks the 125th anniversary of the discovery of Ohio Caverns, the popular destination in Champaign County that has offered visitors a chance to explore over two miles of underground passageways for generations. The unexpected discovery occurred in August 1897, when Robert Noffsinger, a 17-year-old farmhand,...

Kids get a chance to check out some bugs at JAMPD day camp

LIMA, OH (WLIO) - The Johnny Appleseed Metropolitan Park District is playing off the fascination kids have with bugs. It was "Bugs Galore" at Tuesday's day camp for children ages 7 to 9 hosted by the park district. Children were able to take time to examine different types of preserved insects and put together bug puzzles. The camp offers hands-on activities to promote understanding and responsibility to nature. While the kids just see it as fun parents see it as a creative learning experience.