Lima, OH

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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ODNR Offers Special Deer Hunts on 14 State Nature Preserves

COLUMBUS, Ohio – In a continuing effort to control deer populations, specifically those affecting native plant communities, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is coordinating special deer hunts at fourteen state nature preserves. Ohio’s nature preserve system protects some of the state’s rarest and highest quality ecology. By...
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Summer Splash Pool Party Rescheduled for Thursday at Kenton Pool

The last of the Quest Federal Credit Union and WKTN Summer Splash Party Series for the 2022 season was scheduled for Tuesday at the Kenton Pool. It was, however, canceled due to the weather. You will be able to enjoy the event tomorrow- August 11. WKTN personnel will be there...
Lima News

Two arrested on drug charges in Mercer County

CELINA — An operation conducted Tuesday by the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office Heroin Interdiction Team (HIT) led to two arrests, according to a release from the sheriff’s office. The operation consisted of 19 traffic stops, which resulted in 16 warnings and three citations, as well as the...

Hardin County Sheriff's Office investigating single-vehicle fatal crash

Authorities in Hardin County say a woman is dead after an early morning crash near Belle Center. Deputies were called out to the 20,000 block of County Road 75 just after 3 a.m. Tuesday morning, on a report of a single-vehicle crash. They found driver of the vehicle, identified as Summer Lee Dawn Murray, died of injuries at the scene. They say it appears her vehicle had gone off the right side of the road, the driver had over-corrected and then traveled off the left side of the road and struck a tree before coming to rest. The BMRT squad and Richland Township Fire assisted at the scene.
Sidney Daily News

Ginny’s Gingersnaps have anniversary celebration

ST. MARYS – Ginny’s Ginger Snaps founder and coach Ginny Maurer is inviting the group’s over 1,000 alumni to help her celebrate the group’s 50th anniversary Saturday, Aug. 13 by participating in either of two options during St. Marys Summerfest. Maurer said one option is riding...
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...
Sidney Daily News

Let yourself go

• Packer Historical Center, 112 W. Main St., Anna, is open Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. • Martial arts classes teaching karate and jujitsu will be held from children aged 6 through adults at the Sidney-Shelby County YMCA. Classes will be held on Fridays from 6 to 7 p.m. for beginners at a cost of $22 for members and $40 for non-members for four classes. Advanced classes will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. and cost $44 for members and $80 for non-members for four classes. All classes are taught by Sensei David Smith, in partnership with Jukido-Kai School-Martial Arts.

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.
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.
Sidney Daily News

Small goat, big trophy

Eli Zumberger, 12, of Minster, walks his reserve grand champion wether pygmy goat back to its pen after showing it at the 2022 Auglaize County Fair on Thursday, Aug. 4. Eli is the son of Greg and Amy Zumberger.
Sidney Daily News

She’s a princess

Makala Wick from Botkins was crowned the 2022 Auglaize County Equine Princess during The Auglaize County Fair. She was judged by a panel of three on her essay, interview, written test, speech, impromptu question and a horsemanship pattern. She will be a freshman at Botkins High School and she is the daughter of Matt and Pam Wick of Botkins. From left to right, are Matt Wick, Makala Wick, Pam Wick and her brother, Levi Wick.

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.
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

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...
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