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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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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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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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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.

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...

Roundabout Completed in Logan County

The Ohio Department of Transportation opened a single-lane, modern roundabout at the state Route 47 and state Route 235 intersection in Logan County this week. The new design improves safety and transportation in that area. The intersection has experienced a higher than average number of crashes. Research shows that roundabouts...
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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...

Bellefontaine teen charged for breaking into a safe

Bellefontaine Police were dispatched to South Detroit Street Thursday night at 9:00 for a theft complaint. The victim told officers that they came home and discovered a safe in the home had been tampered with. The back of the safe had visible pry marks and the back had been pried...
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102nd birthday: Frederic Andrews

BEAVERDAM — Frederic Andrews is celebrating his 102nd birthday with a celebration at 4 p.m. Sept. 25 at Thirsy’s in Beaverdam. Andrews was born Sept. 27, 1920 in Bluffton to Paul and Clara Andrews. On May 16, 1948 he married Orpha (Johnson) Andrews and she died in 1993.
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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...

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.

Two Sentenced Recently in Common Pleas Court

Two people were sentenced recently in Hardin County Common Pleas Court. According to documents from Prosecutor Brad Bailey’s Office:. .Kenneth J. White was sentenced to a total of 13 months in prison on one count each of aggravated possession of drugs and failure to appear as required. The sentence was ordered to be served consecutively with a prison sentence of 4 years in Wyandot County Common Pleas Court. That brings his prison time to just over 5 years.

Laker Nation celebrates Homecoming (Photo Gallery)

There was a chill in the air, but that didn’t stop Laker Nation from giving the kids a warm reception at the 2022 Indian Lake Community Homecoming Parade and Pep Rally Thursday evening in downtown Russells Point. The streets were lined with fans and families, cheering on 2022 Homecoming...
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Sandra Kay and Ronald Carroll Parr

ELIDA — Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Carroll Parr Sr. are celebrating 65 years of marriage. Parr and the former Sandra Kay Sandy were married Sept. 28, 1957, in Lima. They are the parents of three children, Ronald (Joan) Parr Jr. of Elida, Tim Parr of Ada and Scott Parr of Elida. They have three grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Ten Superior PLUS Realtors Make Presidents Sales Club

LIMA – Superior PLUS Realtors is pleased to announce the realtors who qualified for the 2022 Presidents Sales Club: Bill Bible, Greg Butcher, Bill Dattilo, Ashleigh Mangini, Kelly Martino, Tim Stanford, Connie Thompson, Belinda Truesdale, Scott Weaver, and Michele Witham. These 10 Realtors each accounted for at least $1 million in sales from July 2021 to July 2022.
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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.

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.