The Evolution of Shopping: A Look Inside Lima Mall in Lima, OH
In 1965, Lima Mall opened its doors, marking the dawn of a new era in retail for Lima, Ohio. Initially designed as a beacon of modern shopping, it sprawled over significant acreage, promising a diverse shopping experience. The mall’s original structure reflected the era’s architectural trends, aimed at attracting a...
19 Hawthorne provides ‘third space’
LIMA — A couple of local entrepreneurs transformed an old golf course into a destination wedding venue. The property now provides space for couples to get married, have parties and much more. That’s how 19 Hawthorne was born at 1000 Fetter Road, Lima, and it’s online at 19hawthorne.com....
Organization seeks investment in south Lima
LIMA — Sheri Gary grew up in the south side of Lima before moving away from Lima for 18 years. She was saddened upon moving back to her old neighborhood to find that there was no perceived development or investment. Now as the vice president of the South Lima...
Bids opened for West Lincoln Hwy. project
VAN WERT—Parts of Lincoln Highway will be getting some improvements this summer. “We applied for federal aid, a program through the County Engineer’s Association of Ohio, about five or six years ago for West Lincoln Highway, which is basically the county section pretty much from John Brown Road at the corporation of Van Wert, out to Convoy Road. We were approved for funding back then and it’s now time to do the work,” said Kyle Wendel, Van Wert County Engineer.
Go Ottawa wants to ‘create vibrancy’
OTTAWA — Jacqueline Langhals loves Ottawa. She doesn’t want to change the core of its small-town feel or friendly neighbors. That doesn’t mean that after moving back from Hilliard, near Columbus, that she didn’t have some ideas on how to make the village she loved even better.
DSJ officials tour Lakeview Farms
DELPHOS—The “brain-drain” is real with many young people leaving the area for greener pastures, whether it’s to pursue college or a job in a larger city. Lakeview Farms is trying to change the narrative and is working with the public and parochial schools to let the young people know about a potential other option...that of staying in Delphos, setting down roots, and coming to work for them.
Lima woman must pay $21K to father-in-law
LIMA — A Lima woman who stole more than $40,000 from her father-in-law must pay $21,000 in restitution for misusing the 74-year-old man’s credit cards. Tami Dye, 40, appeared in Allen County Common Pleas Court on Friday for a sentencing hearing, during which Judge Terri Kohlrieser ordered Dye to pay $21,276.93 in restitution, serve three years of probation and spend 14 days in the Allen County Jail under work release.
Shirley’s brings local flavor to retail popcorn
BLUFFTON — It all started with a small-town movie theater and a smile. Bluffton’s Shannon Theatre has been a mainstay in the village’s downtown, and part of its appeal has been its hot buttered popcorn. When Pete and Kim Suter bought the Shannon Theatre in 2007, the popcorn’s popularity gave them a kernel of an idea for a new business.
Boys Basketball: Delphos St. John’s takes care of Lincolnview
DELPHOS — Lincolnview had no choice but to muddy up Friday night’s sectional final against top-seeded Delphos St. John’s. That strategy worked early on, but foul trouble caught up to the Lancers, and the Blue Jays got hot in the second half to put away a 64-38 win.
Our Daily Bread serves meals and hope
LIMA — Our Daily Bread is a soup kitchen that focuses on sharing food and the gospel. The organization began more than 20 years ago and still provides meals five days a week to community members. “It started in 1991,” Director Randy Kimpel said. “It was church people for...
French’s fantastic February: Jefferson post comes up big following ankle injury
DELPHOS — Her coach called it “big girl basketball.”. The league player of the year described it as having “her back.”. But for Lauren French, it’s just playing basketball the way it’s meant to be played as a 6-foot-3 post player. “I love being physical....
Crestview fourth quarter comeback falls short
MILLER CITY-It was a sectional final rematch at Miller City high school when the Knights visited the Wildcats. Crestview trailed by as many as 11 in the fourth quarter but the Wildcats were able to knock down free throws late, ending Crestview’s fourth comeback short to lose 48-43. The...
Bryan girls basketball holds off Liberty-Benton for district title
MILLER CITY, Ohio — The scouting report didn’t lie about Ella Voigt, but her hot hand told a different story than the film as she led Bryan to a 61-54 victory and a girls Division II district title over Liberty-Benton on Saturday. Voigt scored 18 points, including 10 in a row during a second-quarter surge that helped the No. 7-ranked Golden Bears (24-1) separate from the Eagles (20-6). A crowd of about 1,350 fans inside Miller City’s J. Harry Leopold Gymnasium, the majority of them clad in Golden Bears purple, roared in approval. “The atmosphere is crazy, and my shot from 3 has been off a little bit, so seeing the first one go through the net just gave me confidence and I knocked down two more,” Voigt said. “It was a great feeling and I think it got everyone a little hyped up.”
Maple Festival gives tour through history and taste of syrup making process
LIMA, OH (WLIO) - The Johnny Appleseed Metro Park District taught the public all about how maple syrup makes it from trees to your table. Those who went to the annual Maple Festival learned more about the process of making maple syrup, and the different forms it takes on at each stage. Stations throughout McClean Teddy Bear Park had examples of modern and historical methods of boiling down maple sap, and participants could even try out tapping a tree and taste the maple at some of the different steps the sap takes before it's breakfast-ready. Maple syrup is mainly produced in the northeastern United States and southern Canada, where the sugar maple trees grow natively.
Girls Basketball: Second quarter surge sends Columbus Grove past Miller City
OTTAWA — All season long, Miller City has hung its hat on being a defense-first team. On Saturday night in the D-IV district final at Ottawa-Glandorf High School, Columbus Grove flipped the script on the Wildcats. Miller City (17-8) led 7-2 in the first quarter but Columbus Grove (20-5)...
Allen County Residents Urged to Prepare for April 8 Solar Eclipse and Potential Disruptions
The solar eclipse on April 8, 2024, may present potential issues for Allen County, which is in the path of totality. Jared Gesler, Deputy Director of the Allen County Emergency Management Agency, predicts a significant increase in the county's population on the eclipse day. This could lead to traffic congestion, cell tower overload, increased demand for gasoline and groceries, and pressure on local infrastructure. Local officials have been planning to address these potential problems.
Suspect accused of attacking woman at Dayton gas station found in Lima, woman found alive
------------ UPDATE: The suspect accused of brutally attacking a woman at a local UDF has been found in Lima, Ohio. His vehicle was found as well, but still no sign of the victim in this case. The Lima Police Department arrested the suspect, whose name has not yet been released,...
2023-2024 Hoops Friday Night Preview - Week 14
Plenty of sectional title games are on our radar tonight, and one of the most intriguing meetings is a rematch between the NWC's Crestview Knights and the PCL's Miller City Wildcats. Our Tony Quach has more with both head coaches ahead of tonight's game!
Ottawa-Glandorf slips past Lady ‘Cats in district final slugfest 47-45
ELIDA — In the ongoing saga between the Jefferson Lady ‘Cats (21-3) and the Ottawa-Glandorf Lady Titans (22-2), history has shown a familiar narrative. For the past two years, the Lady Titans have dashed the Lady ‘Cats’ tournament hopes, dealing them defeat in the district rounds.
Hesseling: Family and Veteran owned business
LIMA — A business that began in a small garage has transformed into a brick and mortar and much more. The Hesseling Range is celebrating its seventh year in business. Owners Phil and Gennifer Hesseling shared the importance of remaining in the community and continuing to grow the shooting range and gun store at a new location at 387 Elida Road, Lima.