Pandora, OH

Husted talks business, education, technology in three-stop visit

LIMA — It was an educational visit for Ohio Lt. Gov. Jon Husted, as he made three stops in the area Wednesday, learning about new educational opportunities, business technologies and agribusiness concerns. First, Husted stopped at Rhodes State College to learn a bit more about the agriculture-related technology programs...
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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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Holy Family Radio has a new home

GLANDORF — After 12 years of broadcasting near a radio tower just north of New Cleveland, the Holy Family Radio station now has a permanent residence at the Glandorf Parish Center. The station celebrated its grand opening on Wednesday afternoon on the 12-year anniversary of its going on the air.
Lima News

Ada police chief to retire next year

ADA — After more than 38 years in law enforcement and over 21 of those as the Ada Police Department’s chief, Chief Michael Harnishfeger will retire from the position effective June 30, 2023, according to a release from the department. Harnishfeger announced his intention to retire to Ada...

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...
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...

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.

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

Man Rescues A Beagle From Being Euthanized In A Shelter, The Dog Can’t Contain His Gratitude, Hugs His Rescuer

Lots of abandoned dogs end up in rescue shelters, and some are euthanized if they have serious medical problems that are too costly to treat. However, man’s best friends don’t warrant such a horrible fate. All of the adorable puppies deserve to be cured to have a forever home as well as a kind, caring owner to look after them (chew toys are optional). Gregory, the Beagle, was nearly put down at an animal shelter, but his story had a happy ending.
Daily Standard

Just Desserts

WAPAKONETA - How much money would you spend on the best chocolate cake in the county?. For one group of bidders at Sunday's best in show cake and pie auction at the Auglaize County Fairgrounds, a blue ribbon chocolate cake is worth $400. Businesses and families alike competitively bid against...