Wapakoneta, OH

Lima man dies in motorcycle accident at Jameson overpass

LIMA — A Lima man died Wednesday afternoon when he lost control of his motorcycle and struck a guardrail on an overpass. Kyius L. Simpson, 21, of Lima, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Lima Police Department. Simpson was operating a motorcycle northbound on Jameson Avenue...
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Auglaize County farm honored for conservation

REYNOLDSBURG – The Ohio Department of Agriculture recognized five families as winners of the 2022 Conservation Farm Family Awards at the Farm Science Review in London. The five families honored were Settlage Farm, Auglaize County; Baltes Farm, Mahoning County; Felumlee family, Claylick Run Farm, Licking County; Branstrator Farm, Warren County; and Brown Family Farm, Highland County.
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Lima, OH Ranks as One of the Poorest Big Cities in the Country

Large cities and metropolitan areas have long been hubs of economic activity and prosperity in the United States. Large employers that can pay enough to attract top talent from around the country often have operations in places like Austin, Chicago, New York, and San Francisco. As a result, these cities, and many others like them, have a high concentration of high-income residents. But while some American cities stand out for the economic opportunity they offer, many others are notable for the opposite reason.
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Letter: Someone should speak up about Wine case

”In the interest of justice and fairness,” Maryland Judge Melissa Phinn recently vacated the 23-year-old conviction of Adnan Syed. Syed’s questionable trial and conviction was the subject of the first season of the podcast “Serial.”. Is there anyone in the legal system of Auglaize County or the...

New Bremen Pumpkinfest brings fall, food, and fun all together

New Bremen, OH (WLIO) - The giant pumpkins may be gone but there is a whole lot of fun that took their place for the 19th annual New Bremen Pumpkinfest. Brats, craft beers, and live music on the stage, plus a lot of kids' activities are just some of the things that drew people to the annual event. The festival became a non-profit organization in recent years, and the money that is raised gets put back into the New Bremen community.
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Defendants arraigned in Allen County Common Pleas Court

LIMA — The following individuals have entered pleas of not guilty in Allen County Common Pleas Court following their indictments by a recent session of the grand jury:. Tilmond Sanders, 68, of Lima, charged with two counts of aggravated possession of drugs and single counts of having weapons under disability and unlawful possession of a dangerous ordnanace.

Country Concert announces 2023 headliners

FORT LORAMIE — Country Concert’s organizers are revealing the first set of artists who will being taking the stage at next summer’s festival. Country music superstars Tim McGraw, Jon Pardi, Dierks Bentley and Luke Bryan were announced as next year’s headliners Friday morning. >> Active shooter...

Allen County suicide rate falling

LIMA — A sudden increase in deaths by suicide in Allen County appears to be subsiding, though suspected suicide deaths remained above their pre-pandemic rate last year, Ohio Department of Health data show. Allen County reported 30 deaths by suicide during the first year of the pandemic, three times...

Wapakoneta thumps Kenton in punishing decision

Wapakoneta gathered points in bunches fueling an onslaught that downed Kenton 39-8 at Kenton High on September 23 in Ohio football action. Wapakoneta opened with a 10-8 advantage over Kenton through the first quarter.
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Carole and Robert (Bob) Maenle

LIMA — Mr. and Mrs. Robert (Bob) Maenle are celebrating 60 years of marriage. Maenle and the former Carole Lause were married Sept. 29, 1962 at St. John’s Landeck. They are the parents of one child, Kathy (Dean) Whitlow of Greenwood, Ind., and two grandchildren. One child, Mark A. Maenle, preceded them in death.
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Shelby County Animal Shelter, Sheriff’s Office work together

The Shelby County Animal Shelter (SCAS) has been under the management of the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office since 2009 when the County Commissioners to ask the Sheriff’s Department to take over the shelter. The small staff at the shelter includes a deputy, a dog warden, and two part...
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Dr. Jessica Johnson: Back in front of a class

Being just a little over two years removed from the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the beginning of this school year is the closest to past normality for many colleges and universities. The four freshmen English composition classes that I teach at Ohio State University’s Lima campus during the fall...

The Crime Survivors for Safety and Justice are starting a Lima Chapter

Lima OH (WLIO) - A nationwide organization that supports victims of violent crimes and their families is trying to get a chapter started in the area. The Crime Survivors for Safety and Justice has 5,000 members in Ohio and has chapters in the bigger cities, now they want to move to smaller cities like Lima. CSSJ hosts activities that promote healing in communities but also become advocates for new laws to help victims and people who have lost loved ones to violent crimes.
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Safety City Trick or Treat scheduled

LIMA — The Lima Noon Optimist Club is hosting its annual Trick or Treat at Safety on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. The event hosts around 2,000 to 2,500 children. The club is looking for participants to hand out candy or other items. Community members with a building are welcome to participate. If you do not have a building you are welcome to hand out candy with your company sign. A table and chairs for participants will be provided.

Marathon - Grand Lake St Marys

Full & half marathon around Grand Lake St. Marys, and also a 5K & 10K will be offered. For more information, and a schedule of events, please visit: *Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Recreation programs and activities can be inherently dangerous. Participants accept and...

Buddy walk raises awareness to Down Syndrome

There was a special celebration going on at Faurot Park Saturday afternoon for an outstanding group of people. This is the 11th year that the Buddy Walk was held to raise money for the Down Syndrome Association of Western Ohio. 12 teams took part in this year’s event. Not only is it a fun day for everyone involved but shines the spotlight on people who have Down Syndrome.
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Lima Municipal Court records

Hanz A. Darby, 24, of Wapakoneta, found guilty of criminal mischief*. Sentence: 60 days jail. 48 days suspended. $150 fine. Cortlend T. Banks, 29, of Lima, found guilty of obstructing official business. Sentence: 90 days jail. 90 days suspended. $150 fine; found guilty of DUS. Sentence: 180 days jail. 177 days suspended. $150 fine.

Lima man gets 3 years prison for meth charges

LIMA — A Lima man who pleaded guilty to two drug charges in August will spend at least three years in prison for the convictions. Steven Friend, 36, is convicted of illegal manufacture of drugs, a second-degree felony, and aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth degree felony. Friend said...
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Perry begins wrestling

LIMA — The Perry School Board met and decided to add wrestling to their athletic programs in the 2024 school year. Chadwick Zink appeared to provide the impetus needed to get the program under way. “My son is moving into the junior high school and Perry does not have a program,” Zink said. “Instead of moving him out of the district to a school that does have it, we wanted to start wrestling here.”