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  • Former Renacci running mate backs DeWine for Ohio governor - Lima OhioFormer Renacci running mate backs DeWine for Ohio governor - Lima Ohio

    Former Renacci running mate backs DeWine for Ohio governorLima OhioCINCINNATI (AP) — The former lieutenant governor candidate of U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci has decided which other Republican to endorse now that he's ended his bid for Ohio governor. Cincinnati City Councilwoman Amy Murray endorsed Republican Attorney ...and more »

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  • Sales tax facility improvement plan doesn't include historic building - Lima OhioSales tax facility improvement plan doesn't include historic building - Lima Ohio

    Sales tax facility improvement plan doesn't include historic buildingLima OhioLIMA — With the announcement of a potential sales tax plan that would raise $35 million over 10 years to be used to improve county facilities, restoration of the Allen County Memorial Hall remains a low priority project. Built in 1908 and largely ...

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  • Dayton theft victim believes suspect is posing as driveway shoveler - Lima OhioDayton theft victim believes suspect is posing as driveway shoveler - Lima Ohio

    Dayton theft victim believes suspect is posing as driveway shovelerLima OhioDAYTON — An Amazon package theft on Monday afternoon has prompted the victim to believe there is a person following mail trucks to commit thefts according to a Dayton Police report. The package was stolen from a residence in the 100 block of High ...

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  • Akron woman charged in shooting that seriously injured two men - Lima OhioAkron woman charged in shooting that seriously injured two men - Lima Ohio

    Akron woman charged in shooting that seriously injured two menLima OhioAKRON — An Akron woman is charged in a shooting that seriously injured two men Tuesday in the city's West Hill neighborhood. Hedy Moss, 49, is charged with two counts of felonious assault and one count of tampering with evidence in the shooting on ...and more »

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  • Jury trial for superintendents set for Feb. 6 - Lima OhioJury trial for superintendents set for Feb. 6 - Lima Ohio

    Jury trial for superintendents set for Feb. 6Lima Ohio19, the board unanimously terminated O'Donnell's contract rejecting an Ohio State Education Department recommendation to wait until the legal process played itself out. On Nov. 29, O'Donnell filed a lawsuit to reverse the board's decision in Logan ...

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  • Bowdle Block photography - Lima OhioBowdle Block photography - Lima Ohio

    Bowdle Block photographyLima OhioLIMA — A photography studio, part of Lima history, was drawn into the dirt because of the malice of its new owner. The southwest quadrant of the Town Square was once known as Bowdle's Block after the family that helped to build it. The Bowdles wouldn ...

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  • Kohlrieser files as candidate for judicial seat - Lima OhioKohlrieser files as candidate for judicial seat - Lima Ohio

    Kohlrieser files as candidate for judicial seatLima OhioLIMA — Slightly more than a month removed from being named the Outstanding Assistant Prosecutor of the Year by the Ohio Prosecuting Attorney's Association, Terri Kohlrieser has thrown her hat into the political ring as a candidate for judge of the ...and more »

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  • Drug provider faces manslaughter charge in Lima man's death - Lima OhioDrug provider faces manslaughter charge in Lima man's death - Lima Ohio

    Lima OhioDrug provider faces manslaughter charge in Lima man's deathLima OhioLIMA — A man police say provided heroin to a Lima man who subsequently died of a drug overdose has been indicted by an Allen County grand jury on a charge of involuntary manslaughter. Kurt Vanmeter, 24, whose address is listed in court documents as ...and more »

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  • Plea deal rejected in vehicular homicide case - Lima OhioPlea deal rejected in vehicular homicide case - Lima Ohio

    Lima OhioPlea deal rejected in vehicular homicide caseLima OhioLIMA — A Michigan man charged with aggravated vehicular homicide in the 2016 traffic death of a fellow student at the University of Northwestern Ohio has rejected an offer from prosecutors that would have capped his time behind bars at five years ...and more »

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  • Police Calls - Lima OhioPolice Calls - Lima Ohio

    Police CallsLima OhioNorth Metcalf Street at West Wayne Street, Lima — Police responded Monday to a traffic accident that resulted in property damage. 600 block of South Collett Street, Lima — A report was received Monday regarding the destruction of property. North ...

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  • Allen County Board of DD Finance Committee meetingAllen County Board of DD Finance Committee meeting

    LIMA — The Allen County Board of Developmental Disabilities Finance Committee will meet at 7 a.m. Friday, Jan. 19, at the Allen County Board of Developmental Disabilities, 2500 Ada Road, Lima. Agenda items include review of financial statements for December 2017. .neFileBlock { margin-bottom: 20px; } .neFileBlock p { margin: 0px 0px 0px 0px; } .neFileBlock .neFile { border-bottom: 1px dotted #aaa; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-top: 10px; } .neFileBlock .neCaption { font-size: 85%; } http://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2018/01/web1_AllenCountyBoardofDevelopmentalDisabilities.jpg Allen County Board of DD Finance Committee meeting, 7 a.m., Allen County Board of DD, 2500 Ada Road, Lima. The post Allen County Board of DD Finance Committee meeting appeared first on The Lima News.

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  • Village of Elida holding special council meetingVillage of Elida holding special council meeting

    ELIDA — The Village of Elida is holding a special council meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, at Village Hall, 200 W. Main St., Elida. Topics to be discussed are to approve the cost of services and charges in the rules and regulations for all utilities. .neFileBlock { margin-bottom: 20px; } .neFileBlock p { margin: 0px 0px 0px 0px; } .neFileBlock .neFile { border-bottom: 1px dotted #aaa; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-top: 10px; } .neFileBlock .neCaption { font-size: 85%; } http://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2018/01/web1_Elida.jpg Elida Village Council, 7:30 p.m., Village Hall, 200 W. Main St., Elida. The post Village of Elida holding special council meeting appeared first on The Lima News.

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  • Bath Local Schools holding board of education meetingBath Local Schools holding board of education meeting

    LIMA — The Bath Board of Education is holding a board meeting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, in the Board Room of the Administration Building, 2650 Bible Road, Lima. .neFileBlock { margin-bottom: 20px; } .neFileBlock p { margin: 0px 0px 0px 0px; } .neFileBlock .neFile { border-bottom: 1px dotted #aaa; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-top: 10px; } .neFileBlock .neCaption { font-size: 85%; } http://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2018/01/web1_BathSchools-1.jpg http://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2018/01/FAX_20180111_1515701478_50-2-.pdf Bath Board of Education meeting, 7:30 p.m., Board Room of the Administration Building, 2650 Bible Road, Lima. The post Bath Local Schools holding board of education meeting appeared first on The Lima News.

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  • Board of Trustee meeting for James A. Rhodes State CollegeBoard of Trustee meeting for James A. Rhodes State College

    LIMA — There is a board of trustee meeting for James A. Rhodes State College at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in Keese Hall Board Room at James A. Rhodes State College, 4240 Campus Drive, Lima. .neFileBlock { margin-bottom: 20px; } .neFileBlock p { margin: 0px 0px 0px 0px; } .neFileBlock .neFile { border-bottom: 1px dotted #aaa; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-top: 10px; } .neFileBlock .neCaption { font-size: 85%; } See the agenda http://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2018/01/FAX_20180112_1515792016_86.pdfSee the agenda http://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2018/01/web1_RhodesState-1.jpg Board of Trustee meeting, 4:30 p.m., Keese Hall Board Room, James A. Rhodes State College, 4240 Campus Drive, Lima. The post Board of Trustee meeting for James A. Rhodes State College appeared first on The Lima News.

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  • Heritage Trails Park District Board of Commissioners meetingHeritage Trails Park District Board of Commissioners meeting

    WAPAKONETA — The Heritage Trails Park District Board of Commmissioners will meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Wapakoneta Chamber of Commerce, 30 E. Auglaize St., Wapakoneta. .neFileBlock { margin-bottom: 20px; } .neFileBlock p { margin: 0px 0px 0px 0px; } .neFileBlock .neFile { border-bottom: 1px dotted #aaa; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-top: 10px; } .neFileBlock .neCaption { font-size: 85%; } http://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2018/01/web1_HeritageTrailsParkDistrict.jpg Heritage Trails Park District Board of Commissioners meeting, 5 p.m., Wapakoneta Chamber of Commerce, 30 E. Auglaize St., Wapakoneta. The post Heritage Trails Park District Board of Commissioners meeting appeared first on The Lima News.

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  • Allen commissioners ask for sales tax increase to pay for buildingsAllen commissioners ask for sales tax increase to pay for buildings

    LIMA — The Allen County Commissioners laid out a plan for a 0.2 percent sales tax increase to be voted on this May to pay for increasing maintenance and structural costs of aging county-owned properties. The sales tax increase would raise $3.5 million annually over a period of 10 years, which would pay for capital costs at four different buildings — a new Allen County Juvenile Detention Center, renovations to the Allen County Courthouse, a new County Engineer’s Office facility and new county administrative offices. Commissioners said the increase would allow them to take a more precautionary approach to keeping the buildings maintained rather than a reactionary one, which ultimately could prevent the higher costs of emergency maintenance and keep the commissioners from having to borrow additional funds. Allen County’s current sales tax rate is 6.75 percent, tied for the lowest in the region with Hancock County. Putnam County has a rate of 7.0 percent, while Auglaize, Hardin, Logan, Mercer, Shelby and Van Wert Counties each have a 7.25 percent rate. During the plan’s reveal spun out during the Rotary Club of Lima’s Monday meeting, Commissioner Greg Sneary touted the commissioners’ efforts to increase efficiencies across the board. “One thing you always have to do though is be very careful about what you’re doing, and of course, over the years, one thing we’ve done is innovation and trying to save where we can with efficiencies. And that’s happening in a number of areas over the years,” Sneary said. But recent structural problems with many of the county’s properties, many of them older than 25 years, made it apparent that more needs to be done to prevent further costly maintenance emergencies. “So our plan to fund all these is a sales tax increase. We have been pretty proactive with our numbers. We’ve done a lot of math. In fact, Commissioner Noonan called me Saturday night and said ‘are those numbers right?’ and I redid the numbers and realized the slide was slightly off. So we made those changes this morning.” Commissioner Jay Begg said. “The fact is a 0.2 percent increase to Allen County sales tax will collect just under $3.5 million annually, at today’s rate of economy.” Begg said the evolution of the sales tax plan began when damages from the courthouse, primarily a large hole on the west side of the clocktower, resulted in evacuation of the fourth floor. The original idea was to make repairs while continuing to use the rest of the building, but it became apparent that construction would disrupt court proceedings. Additionally, extended talks with other county department heads convinced the commissioners that other facilities needed to be expanded or maintained at a greater rate than current funds allow. While the current budget could allow these problems to be fixed over time, Sneary said, a sales tax increase would allow the county to address these problems more immediately and avoid higher costs down the line. “We’re planning with this timeline to not have to borrow very much money. I’m sure there will be some cash flow needs especially when it comes to the courthouse. Hopefully, we can get the courthouse done before we collect all that money. But we have the ability to borrow somewhat from ourselves,” Sneary said. The 10-year plan would allow the county to pay for and finish each building before construction begins on the next project. The years of 2019 and 2020 would see the construction of the Allen County Juvenile Detention Center, currently ongoing and estimated to cost $7.1 million, followed by new county administrative offices, a $3.5 million project, the renovation of the courthouse costing $11 million and then a new County Engineer Office’s facility, estimated to cost $7 million, to be finished if all goes according to plan by 2029. Courthouse renovations, outside of improvements to the roof, would also include an extensive look at the building’s security for court personnel, Begg said. “Many of renovations that we’ve planned are not only for much needed updates and efficiencies, but a lot of it is for the increased security that we’ve come to need for our judges and their staff. There’s been a number of problems where judges have been — I don’t what to say attacked, but threatened, and I guess they have been attacked — and we want to make sure we have a very secure facility where they can park and enter their courtrooms without worrying about crossing paths with as much as the public as possible,” Begg said. If any funds remained, they would be allocated to permanent improvements on the Allen County Jail, the Third District Court of Appeals and the Annex, or the old title building as well as infrastructure improvements on county roads and bridges. Commissioners said the plan would also shuffle some of the current county departments into other facilities in order to increase budget efficiencies. All Allen County Common Pleas courtrooms, four in total, would be run out of the courthouse alongside the Allen County Clerk of Courts. The Allen County Treasurer’s, Recorder’s and Auditor’s Offices, which currently are located in the courthouse, would be moved into new administrative offices. Other attempts to raise the sales tax in Lima and Allen County have failed in recent years. Just this past fall, Allen County’s voters turned down a 0.25 percent sales tax to fund the Allen County Regional Transit Authority, and in 2009, Lima voters turned down a 0.5 percent sales tax for the general fund. As for the historic Memorial Hall, the sales tax increase plan would not contribute any funds to its potential rehabilitation. “In this initiative there are none,” Begg said. “We hope there will be a community use funded outside of tax dollars. In our study, there was no good public use for Memorial Hall that didn’t compete with a facility we already had.” The current state tax rate is 5.5 percent in Ohio and 6.75 percent for Allen County. The commissioner’s tax rate would increase that number to 6.95 percent. The total combined tax rate, including state, county and transit authority is not allowed to exceed 8.5 percent. .neFileBlock { margin-bottom: 20px; } .neFileBlock p { margin: 0px 0px 0px 0px; } .neFileBlock .neFile { border-bottom: 1px dotted #aaa; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-top: 10px; } .neFileBlock .neCaption { font-size: 85%; } The Allen County commissioners proposed a 0.2 percent income tax increase to help renovate buildings, such as the Allen County Courthouse, and build new facilities. http://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2018/01/web1_Clock_tower_01co-1.jpgThe Allen County commissioners proposed a 0.2 percent income tax increase to help renovate buildings, such as the Allen County Courthouse, and build new facilities. By Josh Ellerbrock info@limanews.com The post Allen commissioners ask for sales tax increase to pay for buildings appeared first on The Lima News.

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  • MLK Breakfast speaker encourages others to make a differenceMLK Breakfast speaker encourages others to make a difference

    LIMA — If a 14-year-old “negro” boy in 1940 was able to find his voice and make a difference in the world, others can too, according to rising national inspirational speaker Stephanie Cunningham. During the 23rd annual Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast Monday at Veterans Memorial Civic Center, Cunningham told a story about a 14-year-old boy who was preparing for his first public speaking event — a high school debate. When the day came, he performed so well that he mesmerized the crowd. The crowd knew that he had won, but to their surprise he had lost to a white peer, whom they believed did not perform as well as he did. The young man was devastated and when he got home, instead of being cheered up from his mother, she made a comment that would stick with him for the rest of his life. “‘Son you’re not going to change the world; you’re just a little negro boy,” said Cunningham. “She spoke those words not to tear him down. She spoke those words to shield him from heartbreak. She spoke those words in order to protect him from a country where they pinned the words ‘we hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equally’.” Cunningham then asked the crowd to reflect on how many times they had doubted themselves or doubted others. Those thoughts, she said, start as a child and people begin to believe it as they grow into adults. “No one is going to believe me; I’m just a little kid,” she said. “Why should I speak out? I’m just a woman. I’m not going to change a thing. I’m just another worker on this assembly line. But I traveled 72 miles in the ice and snow to tell you that there is power in your voice.” When people feel like the odds are against them, they should remember to believe in themselves and know that, as long as they believe in God, the odds will always be in their favor, according to Cunningham. “You have to use the power of your voice to begin to speak things like, ‘I can do all things through Christ who gives me the strength’,” she said. She also challenged the crowd to be courageous and to speak out against things that were wrong, even when they felt uncomfortable. “We cannot allow fear to stop us from standing up against the drug dealers who are selling drugs to our babies,” she said. “We cannot allow fear to stop us from standing up to racists who aim to tear this country down. We cannot be too scared to discipline the children in our community when we see that they are headed in the wrong direction.” As for the 14 year-old “negro” who lost his first speech debate, he went on to receive the Nobel Piece Prize for his advocacy and work in the community. He became such a remarkable man that the government issued a holiday dedicated to celebrating his life: Martin Luther King Jr. Day. On the day King received the Nobel Prize, his mother recited a speech in which she reflected on the conversation she had with her son the day he lost the debate. According to Cunningham, Mrs. King said to the crowd, “But look — one person can make a difference; one voice can change the world.” “That’s why we are all here today,” said Cunningham. “Go out, use your voice, and go change the world.” .neFileBlock { margin-bottom: 20px; } .neFileBlock p { margin: 0px 0px 0px 0px; } .neFileBlock .neFile { border-bottom: 1px dotted #aaa; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-top: 10px; } .neFileBlock .neCaption { font-size: 85%; } Cynthia Wise-Ridgell sings during Monday’s 23rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Breakfast at Veterans Memorial Civic Center. http://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2018/01/web1_MLK-breakfast-RP-009-1.jpgCynthia Wise-Ridgell sings during Monday’s 23rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Breakfast at Veterans Memorial Civic Center. Richard Parrish | The Lima News Pastor Stephanie Cunningham was the keynote speaker during Monday’s 23rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Breakfast at Veterans Memorial Civic Center. http://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2018/01/web1_MLK-breakfast-RP-003-1.jpgPastor Stephanie Cunningham was the keynote speaker during Monday’s 23rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Breakfast at Veterans Memorial Civic Center. Richard Parrish | The Lima News By Camri Nelson cnelson@limanews.com ONLY ON LIMAOHIO.COM See more photos from the 23rd annual MLK Breakfast. Reach Camri Nelson at 567-242-0456 or on Twitter @CamriNews. The post MLK Breakfast speaker encourages others to make a difference appeared first on The Lima News.

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  • New water treatment equipment arrives in OttawaNew water treatment equipment arrives in Ottawa

    OTTAWA — On a snowy holiday Monday, the Ottawa Water Treatment Plant received the first new major piece of equipment in over 30 years. Since the plant’s completion in 1972, operators have been using most of the same equipment, extending the functional expectations of that equipment past the estimated 25-30 year mark, according to Plant Director Doug Schroeder. In the 1980s the original lime slakers were replaced by two used slakers from another water treatment plant but they were in no way new equipment, said Ottawa Municipal Director Jack Williams. The two new lime slakers delivered Monday, each costing approximately $170,000, were approved by Ottawa Village Council as part of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency requirements. Schroeder and Jeff Heringhaus, second shift class 3 operator, where like excited kids at Christmas while waiting for Kenny Siefker, maintenance at the plant, to unload the lime slaker from the truck. “Look,” Schroeder said, smiling. “It’s so close. It’s like what, 70 feet from the building.” Lime slakers are part of the water purification process. Above each slaker is a funnel shaped trough where lime is dumped in. The lime flows from the trough into the machine where it is mixed with water creating a paste and generating heat. The paste flows from the slaker, is mixed with ferric sulfate and dumped into a pool of water in the massive water clarification room, Schroeder said, in which the lime and ferric sulfate create a molecular filter which removed contaminates from water molecules. Tom Rosinski of Chemco Systems, Inc. and the four other members of the instillation team arrived at the Ottawa Water Treatment Plant about half an hour before the semi hauling the slakers did. They examined the location for the new slaker, planning how best to approach the instillation. Rosinski said the instillation will most likely take the entire week. The team will need to cut the bottom of the lime trough off and install the oscillation unit, which will slightly shake the device to prevent clogging, a common problem with the old slaker. They will also need to add some new piping, he said. .neFileBlock { margin-bottom: 20px; } .neFileBlock p { margin: 0px 0px 0px 0px; } .neFileBlock .neFile { border-bottom: 1px dotted #aaa; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-top: 10px; } .neFileBlock .neCaption { font-size: 85%; } Brian Everly, of Chemco Systems, Inc., makes sure the new lime slaker delivered to the Ottawa Water Treatment Plant Monday remains steady as he moves to deposit the machine on the plant loading dock. http://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2018/01/web1_lime-slaker.jpgBrian Everly, of Chemco Systems, Inc., makes sure the new lime slaker delivered to the Ottawa Water Treatment Plant Monday remains steady as he moves to deposit the machine on the plant loading dock. Bryan Reynolds | The Lima News Doug Schroeder (left), Ottawa Water Treatment Plant director, and Jeff Heringhaus, second shift class 3 plant operator, watch as Cody Karpiak, of Chemco Systems, Inc., makes certain there’s enough room in the loading dock door for the new lime slaker, delivered Monday, to fit through the door. http://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2018/01/web1_lime-slaker2.jpgDoug Schroeder (left), Ottawa Water Treatment Plant director, and Jeff Heringhaus, second shift class 3 plant operator, watch as Cody Karpiak, of Chemco Systems, Inc., makes certain there’s enough room in the loading dock door for the new lime slaker, delivered Monday, to fit through the door. Bryan Reynolds | The Lima News By Bryan Reynolds breynolds@limanews.com Reach Bryan Reynolds at 567-242-0362. The post New water treatment equipment arrives in Ottawa appeared first on The Lima News.

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  • Lima Area Senior Resource Networking group holding meetingLima Area Senior Resource Networking group holding meeting

    LIMA — The Lima Area Senior Resource Networking group will hold its monthly meeting at noon Tuesday, Jan. 16, at the Senior Citizen Service Center, 3400 W. Elm St., Lima. Featured speaker is Mary Lou Paisley speaking on “Healthy Aging.” Lima Area Senior Resource Networking group, Noon, Senior Citizen Service Center, 3400 W. Elm St., Lima. Featured speaker will be Mary Lou Paisley on the topic of “Healthy Aging.” The post Lima Area Senior Resource Networking group holding meeting appeared first on The Lima News.

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  • Get This: Army vet sues VA over scalpel left in body after surgeryGet This: Army vet sues VA over scalpel left in body after surgery

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — An Army veteran who says someone left a scalpel inside him after surgery is suing a Connecticut veterans affairs hospital. Bridgeport resident Glenford Turner says the scalpel was only discovered years later, after he suffered from long-term abdominal pain. He sued the VA in U.S. District Court last week, seeking unspecified compensatory damages. Court papers say Turner had surgery at the VA hospital in West Haven in 2013. Nearly four years later, he went back to the VA with dizziness and severe abdominal pain. An X-Ray showed there was a scalpel inside his body. Turner had to undergo surgery to remove the scalpel. His lawyer says doctors confirmed it was the same one. The lawyer calls it “an incomprehensible level of incompetence.” The VA said Monday it doesn’t typically comment on pending litigation. .neFileBlock { margin-bottom: 20px; } .neFileBlock p { margin: 0px 0px 0px 0px; } .neFileBlock .neFile { border-bottom: 1px dotted #aaa; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-top: 10px; } .neFileBlock .neCaption { font-size: 85%; } This X-ray image provided by the attorney for Glenford Turner, of Bridgeport, Ct., shows a scalpel that Turner claims was left inside him after undergoing surgery in 2013 at a Veterans Administration hospital in Connecticut. The army veteran is suing the hospital after the scalpel was only discovered years later and he suffered from long-term abdominal pain. (Courtesy of FAXON Law Group via AP) http://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2018/01/web1_119639107-db7e976bc678418e86bb581e53c7a60f.jpgThis X-ray image provided by the attorney for Glenford Turner, of Bridgeport, Ct., shows a scalpel that Turner claims was left inside him after undergoing surgery in 2013 at a Veterans Administration hospital in Connecticut. The army veteran is suing the hospital after the scalpel was only discovered years later and he suffered from long-term abdominal pain. (Courtesy of FAXON Law Group via AP) GET THIS The post Get This: Army vet sues VA over scalpel left in body after surgery appeared first on The Lima News.

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  • US Army hero dog during WWII receives posthumous medalUS Army hero dog during WWII receives posthumous medal

    LONDON (AP) — A U.S. Army dog that attacked a machine-gun nest during World War II was posthumously awarded Britain’s highest honor for animal bravery on Monday. Chips, a German shepherd-husky cross, was awarded the Dickin Medal for actions during a 1943 beach landing in Sicily. According to the U.S. soldiers, Chips raced into an Italian machine-gun nest, attacking an enemy soldier by the throat and pulling the gun from its mount. The medal was awarded by veterinary charity PDSA in a ceremony at the Churchill War Rooms in London. The honor was accepted by 76-year-old John Wren of Southold, New York, whose father donated Chips to the war effort in 1942. Lt. Col. Alan Throop, who attended on behalf of the U.S. Army, said that shortly after the battle Chips was recommended for the Distinguished Service Cross, the Silver Star and the Purple Heart. The awards were later rescinded because army policy didn’t allow animals to receive medals. Chips suffered scalp wounds and powder burns in the battle but survived the war, returning to his owners in Pleasantville, New York. The medal was awarded on the 75th anniversary of the Casablanca Conference, at which British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt plotted wartime strategy. Chips served as a sentry at the conference and met both leaders. “It has taken over seven decades, but Chips can now finally take his place in the history books as one of the most heroic dogs to serve with the U.S. Army,” PDSA director general Jan McLoughlin said. Since 1943, the Dickin Medal has recognized gallantry by animals serving with the military, police or rescue services. Recipients include 33 dogs, 32 messenger pigeons, four horses and a cat. .neFileBlock { margin-bottom: 20px; } .neFileBlock p { margin: 0px 0px 0px 0px; } .neFileBlock .neFile { border-bottom: 1px dotted #aaa; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-top: 10px; } .neFileBlock .neCaption { font-size: 85%; } John Wren from New York, who was 4 years old when Chips the family pet dog returned from the war effort, with Military working dog Ayron who received the PDSA Dickin Medal, the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross, on Chips’ behalf, in London, Monday, Jan. 15, 2018. Chips was a US Army dog who protected the lives of his platoon during the invasion of Sicily in 1943. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth) http://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2018/01/web1_119642088-c23fdb38b94e46b0b059f0852655fba4.jpgJohn Wren from New York, who was 4 years old when Chips the family pet dog returned from the war effort, with Military working dog Ayron who received the PDSA Dickin Medal, the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross, on Chips’ behalf, in London, Monday, Jan. 15, 2018. Chips was a US Army dog who protected the lives of his platoon during the invasion of Sicily in 1943. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth) John Wren who was 4 years old when Chips the family pet returned from the war effort, left, with Military working dog Ayron and his handler Staff Sergeant Jeremy Mayerhoffer, centre, and US Lieutenant Colonel Alan Throop, right, during a ceremony to posthumously award the PDSA Dickin Medal, the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross, to Chips, in London, Monday, Jan. 15, 2018. Chips was a US Army dog who protected the lives of his platoon during the invasion of Sicily in 1943. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth) http://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2018/01/web1_119642088-eb66e388fae54dc0b95d473a12c6c29e.jpgJohn Wren who was 4 years old when Chips the family pet returned from the war effort, left, with Military working dog Ayron and his handler Staff Sergeant Jeremy Mayerhoffer, centre, and US Lieutenant Colonel Alan Throop, right, during a ceremony to posthumously award the PDSA Dickin Medal, the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross, to Chips, in London, Monday, Jan. 15, 2018. Chips was a US Army dog who protected the lives of his platoon during the invasion of Sicily in 1943. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth) Military working dog Ayron who received the PDSA Dickin Medal, the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross, on Chips’ behalf, wears the medal during a ceremony in London, Monday, Jan. 15, 2018. Chips was a US Army dog who protected the lives of his platoon during the invasion of Sicily in 1943. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth) http://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2018/01/web1_119642088-55430076efa54d929d5215ae6e382f93.jpgMilitary working dog Ayron who received the PDSA Dickin Medal, the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross, on Chips’ behalf, wears the medal during a ceremony in London, Monday, Jan. 15, 2018. Chips was a US Army dog who protected the lives of his platoon during the invasion of Sicily in 1943. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth) The post US Army hero dog during WWII receives posthumous medal appeared first on The Lima News.

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  • School delays and closings for Tuesday, Jan. 16School delays and closings for Tuesday, Jan. 16

    Snowy and icy weather led some schools to delay the start of classes Tuesday: Ada schools: Two-hour delay. Allen East schools: Two-hour delay. Apollo Career Center: Two-hour delay. Bath schools: Two-hour delay. Bluffton schools: Two-hour delay. Brookhill Center: Two-hour delay, staff reports at 8 a.m. Center for Autism and Dyslexia: Two-hour delay. Coldwater schools: Previously scheduled two-hour delay. Columbus Grove schools: Two-hour delay. Continental schools: Two-hour delay. Crestview schools: Two-hour delay. Delphos schools: Two-hour delay. Delphos St. John’s schools: Two-hour delay, plan B preschool. Elida schools: Scheduled two-hour delay, plan B preschool, teacher in-service cancelled. Jennings schools: Two-hour delay. Kalida schools: Two-hour delay. Kenton schools: Two-hour delay. Leipsic schools: Two-hour delay. Lima Central Catholic: Two-hour delay. Lima schools: Two-hour delay. Lincolnview schools: Two-hour delay. Marimor schools: Two-hour delay. Miller City-New Cleveland schools: Two-hour delay. Minster schools: Two-hour delay. New Bremen schools: Two-hour delay. New Knoxville schools: Two-hour delay. Ohio State Beauty Academy: Two-hour delay. Ottawa-Glandorf schools: Two-hour delay. Ottoville schools: Two-hour delay. Pandora-Gilboa schools: Two-hour delay. Parkway schools: Two-hour delay. Perry schools: Two-hour delay. Ridgemont schools: Two-hour delay. Shawnee schools: Two-hour delay. Spencerville schools: Two-hour delay, plan B preschool. St. Charles school: Two-hour delay. St. Gerard school: Two-hour delay. St. Henry schools: Two-hour delay. St. Marys schools: Two-hour delay, plan B preschool. SS. Peter and Paul schools: Two-hour delay. St. Rose school: Two-hour delay. Temple Christian schools: Two-hour delay. Upper Scioto Valley schools: Two-hour delay. Vantage Career Center: Two-hour delay. Van Wert schools: Two-hour delay. Wapakoneta schools: Two-hour delay, plan B preschool. Waynesfield-Goshen schools: Two-hour delay. West Central Learning Academy: Two-hour delay. .neFileBlock { margin-bottom: 20px; } .neFileBlock p { margin: 0px 0px 0px 0px; } .neFileBlock .neFile { border-bottom: 1px dotted #aaa; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-top: 10px; } .neFileBlock .neCaption { font-size: 85%; } http://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2018/01/web1_Temp-ColdWeatherCropped-52.jpg The post School delays and closings for Tuesday, Jan. 16 appeared first on The Lima News.

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  • Image problem? Some cities end their role in A&E’s ‘Live PD’Image problem? Some cities end their role in A&E’s ‘Live PD’

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — For some of the law enforcement agencies that agreed to be on A&E Network’s real-time police show “Live PD,” the goal of being more transparent with their profession under increasing scrutiny clashed with concerns over public image. Police departments in Bridgeport, Connecticut; Tulsa, Oklahoma; and Streetsboro, Ohio, decided not to renew their contracts to be on the program since it premiered in October 2016 as some local government leaders concluded the national spotlight on criminal activity overshadowed the positive things happening in their hometowns. Another department, the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office in South Carolina, ended its run on the show in August, saying deputies needed a break from the cameras. The show, which airs Friday and Saturday nights, has live camera crews following officers in several police departments as they patrol. There is a delay of five to 20 minutes to prevent the airing of disturbing content or the release of information that could compromise investigations, the show’s producers say. “As the debate over the policing of America continues to be a part of the daily conversation across the nation, Live PD viewers get unfettered and unfiltered live access inside a variety of the country’s busiest police forces, both urban and rural, and the communities they patrol on a typical night,” the show’s website says. In Bridgeport, officials were pleased the program showed the hard work and bravery of city police officers, but complaints started rolling in from businesses, the University of Bridgeport and others interested in attracting people and investments to Connecticut’s largest city, said Av Harris, a spokesman for Mayor Joe Ganim. “If that’s the only thing that’s being publicized nationally about our city, it can have a negative impact,” he said. “We don’t have the Travel Channel doing anything on how wonderful all our economic development projects are.” Bridgeport, a city with pockets of deep poverty that saw homicides double to 23 last year, left the show in December 2016, less than two months after the series began. During the city’s short run on the program, a police sergeant was arrested on a domestic violence charge, which was later dismissed, shortly after she appeared on an episode warning viewers about the dangers of domestic violence. Two people shown on the show later filed lawsuits accusing police of brutality. Another sergeant responding to a call involving a dead baby was shown breaking down in his cruiser as he talked about it afterward, which drew media coverage and praise on social media for showing officers’ sensitive sides. Feedback from most of the two dozen police departments that have appeared on the show has been positive, said Dan Cesareo, creator and executive producer of “Live PD.” “Our only goal is to document policing across America,” said Cesareo, president of Big Fish Entertainment. “We very much are very neutral in terms of what we’re showing.” Concerns about the show appear to be mostly political and not coming from police officials, said Dan Abrams, the program’s host. “Putting a lens on the day-to-day work that police officers do is important. And some of it isn’t pretty,” Abrams said. “I think the notion that it is a bad thing is actually the wrong way to look at it. … You can say that the crimes that occurred are bad.” In Ohio, Streetsboro police left “Live PD” in November after appearing in six episodes. Chief Darin Powers said that while it was good for the public to see what his officers do, there were manpower and overtime issues because officers with “Live PD” crews with them didn’t have room in their cruisers to transport suspects. And local officials became worried about the city’s image. “I personally thought it portrayed our city in a negative light,” said John Ruediger, city council president. “I think every city has its share of problems, and I don’t think it’s always best to highlight those issues. I was personally concerned that any kid featured on the show could end up bullied … especially if their parent is on the show doing something bad.” But in Jeffersonville, Indiana, where police have been doing “Live PD” since April, the public response has been overwhelmingly positive, said Assistant Chief Michael McVoy. “For us, it’s humanizing the badge, No. 1,” he said. “For every 1,000 positive comments or likes or social media hits or fuzzy, warm feelings we get from across the country, there are always five or 10 that say, ‘Hey. Why are you arresting this guy for marijuana possession?’ Stuff like that. Some people don’t see eye to eye with what we do.” .neFileBlock { margin-bottom: 20px; } .neFileBlock p { margin: 0px 0px 0px 0px; } .neFileBlock .neFile { border-bottom: 1px dotted #aaa; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-top: 10px; } .neFileBlock .neCaption { font-size: 85%; } In this Nov. 3, 2016 photo, a crew from the television program "Live PD," a reality show by the A&E Network, records an officer from the Bridgeport Police Department while on patrol in Bridgeport, Conn. Some law enforcement agencies, including the Bridgeport Police, have ended their agreements to be on the show after local government leaders concluded the national spotlight on criminal activity overshadowed the positive things happening in their hometowns. (Christian Abraham/Hearst Connecticut Media via AP) http://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2018/01/web1_119642044-224edbc494de42bdba7fcb69aad83050.jpgIn this Nov. 3, 2016 photo, a crew from the television program "Live PD," a reality show by the A&E Network, records an officer from the Bridgeport Police Department while on patrol in Bridgeport, Conn. Some law enforcement agencies, including the Bridgeport Police, have ended their agreements to be on the show after local government leaders concluded the national spotlight on criminal activity overshadowed the positive things happening in their hometowns. (Christian Abraham/Hearst Connecticut Media via AP) By Dave Collins Associated Press The post Image problem? Some cities end their role in A&E’s ‘Live PD’ appeared first on The Lima News.

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  • Fatal Cleveland police shooting bolsters arguments that moonlighting officers should wear body camsFatal Cleveland police shooting bolsters arguments that moonlighting officers should wear body cams

    CLEVELAND — Cleveland police have not said whether a moonlighting sergeant who shot and killed a man during a scuffle in University Circle Saturday night was wearing a body camera. One thing is clear, though: the shooting highlights exactly why body-camera proponents say officers should wear them on either on- or off-duty shifts, and why more police departments across the country are requiring moonlighting officers to wear the cameras. The shooting happened at the Corner Alley bowling alley on Euclid Avenue and Ford Drive about 11 p.m. Saturday. A fight broke out inside the bar, and employees kicked out the participants, authorities said. Sgt. Dean Graziolli, who was moonlighting at the business, escorted them outside, but a 21-year-old man returned and attacked the sergeant outside the bowling alley, just a few steps from the front door, police said. Graziolli fired shots, killing the man, whose identity officials have not released. Cleveland police spokeswoman Sgt. Jennifer Ciaccia did not return an email Monday inquiring whether Graziolli was wearing a body camera. However, departmental policies did not require he be wearing one. The shooting will almost certainly be brought up by a team monitoring the city’s progress under a consent decree with the Justice Department as evidence that officers should wear the cameras while moonlighting. The monitoring team pushed for such a requirement within the past year, especially as the city has pointed to a decrease in citizen complaints against officers in the years since it required officers to wear them while on duty. Residents and patrons don’t know whether a uniformed officer is on or off duty when they see one, the monitoring team argues. Having that footage could also help to resolve disputes over what happened in incidents that involve allegations of police misconduct, including in police-shooting cases. The city recommended last year that officers wear the body cameras so it could study the feasibility of using them and uploading footage recorded while off-duty. This came after pushback from the city’s two largest police unions meant no officers volunteered for a pilot project the city proposed to study the issue. It appears no officers voluntarily used a body camera on off-duty shifts, and the city is expected to discuss this at a hearing next week, after the monitor files its next semi-annual report on the city’s progress under the reform agreement. Greg White, the city’s consent decree coordinator, said he does not anticipate having any examples of moonlighting officers wearing body cameras to present during the hearing. Meanwhile, departments across the country have taken these issues to heart. Cleveland.com reported in October that of the 97 departments that patrol the country’s most populous cities, 70 were using body cameras or intended to roll them out very soon. Of those, 42 said officers were required to wear the cameras during secondary uniformed details. Cleveland Fraternal Order of Police President Brian Betley, whose organization represents Graziolli and other police supervisors, said having body camera footage of Saturday’s shooting would have been helpful. “It’s helped out in many cases,” Betley said. Like the city, Betley said the FOP still has concerns about the process, such as who pays an officer to tag and upload footage shot while off-duty. However, “if things could be worked out favorably, I think it would help them,” Betley said of the officers. .neFileBlock { margin-bottom: 20px; } .neFileBlock p { margin: 0px 0px 0px 0px; } .neFileBlock .neFile { border-bottom: 1px dotted #aaa; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-top: 10px; } .neFileBlock .neCaption { font-size: 85%; } http://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2018/01/web1_PoliceLights-15.jpg By Eric Heisig Advance Ohio Media, Cleveland (TNS) The post Fatal Cleveland police shooting bolsters arguments that moonlighting officers should wear body cams appeared first on The Lima News.

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  • Sheriff's Log - Jan. 10Sheriff's Log - Jan. 10

    On Jan. 2 at 11:31 a.m., Virgil Koenig Jr., 61, Leipsic, lost control of his vehicle after crossing a patch of ice in the eastbound section of State Route 65, Ottawa Township. His vehicle came to rest in the bottom of the cutoff on the north side of the roadway.

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  • Resident found outside Ohio nursing home dies of hypothermiaResident found outside Ohio nursing home dies of hypothermia

    Authorities say a 76-year-old woman found dead outside the northern Ohio nursing home where she lived died of hypothermia. The Putnam County sheriff is investigating the death of Phyllis Campbell at the Hilty Home in Pandora, roughly 20 miles northeast of Lima.

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  • Suspect arrested in Ada robberySuspect arrested in Ada robbery

    A Lima man has been arrested in connection with the robbery of an Ada carryout last week, according to the Ada Police Department.

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  • 2 Lima men face liquor charges2 Lima men face liquor charges

    Two Lima men face state charges for illegal liquor sales after Ohio Investigative Unit agents and Lima police raided unlicensed bars in the city last month. Robert A. Norbeck, 66, is charged with four counts each of illegal alcohol sales and keeping a place - the latter being the formal charge for operating an unlicensed liquor establishment - while Timothy Callahan, 54, was charged with one illegal-sales count and five of keeping a place.

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    On Dec. 26 at 3:06 p.m., Chad Moore, 47, Delphos, was traveling east on State Rout 189 and failed to negotiate a curve, driving off the right side of the road. Moore overcorrected, then drove off the left side of the roadway before coming to rest in a plowed field.

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  • Woman ruled mentally incompetent; won't face rape chargesWoman, 35,...Woman ruled mentally incompetent; won't face rape chargesWoman, 35,...

    A Lima woman who earlier this year was ruled "incompetent but restorable" to stand trial on charges of rape and related sexual contact with minors will not be tried on any of those charges. Allen County Common Pleas Court Judge Jeffrey Reed, who in July had ordered 35-year-old Tammy Phillips to undergo a six-month mental health evaluation at the Northwest Ohio Developmental Center in Toledo, on Tuesday accepted the opinion of a psychologist at the center that Phillips is not now and will never be competent to stand trial.

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  • Getting to know an emergency room nurseGetting to know an emergency room nurse

    "One thing I always wanted to do was to go with a service team on some type of a mission trip," said Kindle. "I was able to go to Africa through Youth for Christ to be on a medical team.

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  • Lima man indicted on robbery chargeLima man indicted on robbery charge

    By EILEEN MCCLORY STAFF WRITER A Lima man has been indicted in connection with the robbery of a Findlay pharmacy last May. He was among 14 people indicted by a Hancock County grand jury last Thursday.

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  • Brutal fight at Ohio Waffle House caught on cameraBrutal fight at Ohio Waffle House caught on camera

    A video posted to a sheriff's department Facebook page in Ohio showing a huge brawl at a Waffle House restaurant is making the rounds on social media after being viewed nearly 200,000 times. The fight happened at a Waffle House restaurant in Lima, Ohio and shows absolute carnage.

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  • Delphos museums shineDelphos museums shine

    Our town has many gems that make it great to live here, such as our parks, schools, churches, service groups, etc. But two gems that sometimes don't get the attention they deserve are our museums: the Delphos Canal Museum and the Museum of Postal History .

    Lima News / 15 d. 18 h. 58 min. ago
  • Cell phone video shows massive brawl inside Ohio Waffle HouseCell phone video shows massive brawl inside Ohio Waffle House

    A Christmas Day lottery glitch in South Carolina has left officials trying to determine how to deal with hundreds of u LIMA, OH - The Allen County Sheriff's Office is looking for information about a massive fight that happened at a Lima, Ohio Waffle House. According to the sheriff's office, the fight broke out at 3am Tuesday morning and involved multiple females and males.

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  • Fight at a Lima, Ohio Waffle House on Dec. 26, 2017 at 3 a.m.Fight at a Lima, Ohio Waffle House on Dec. 26, 2017 at 3 a.m.

    Authorities in Lima, Ohio have released a 2-minute long cellphone clip showing a brawl inside a Waffle House in hopes of getting tips on who was involved. The Allen County Sheriff's Office says the fight happened on Dec. 26 around 3 a.m. In the video, it looks like a dozen or so people were involved in the fight.

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  • Gray named commander at Van Wert Patrol PostGray named commander at Van Wert Patrol Post

    VAN WERT Sergeant Jonathon Gray was promoted to the rank of lieutenant and Trooper Michael Mahaffey was promoted to the rank of sergeant and were recognized by Colonel Paul A. Pride, Patrol superintendent, during a ceremony Dec. 20 at the Patrol's Training Academy. Lt. Gray will remain at the Van Wert Post to serve as post commander.

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  • Patrol's Sergeant Gray and Trooper Mahaffey promoted at the Van Wert PostPatrol's Sergeant Gray and Trooper Mahaffey promoted at the Van Wert Post

    VAN WERT Sergeant Jonathon Gray was promoted to the rank of lieutenant and Trooper Michael Mahaffey was promoted to the rank of sergeant on Nov. 19, 2017 and were recognized today by Colonel Paul A. Pride, Patrol superintendent, during a ceremony at the Patrol's Training Academy. Lieutenant Gray will remain at the Van Wert Post to serve as post commander.

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