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  • Mercy Health-St. Rita’s honors ‘legends’Mercy Health-St. Rita’s honors ‘legends’

    LIMA — Mercy Health-St. Rita’s designated nine staff members as Legends of St. Rita’s, meaning they best represent the facility’s core values of compassion, excellence, human dignity, justice, sacredness of life and service. This year’s designees include Kathy Bowsher, home care nurse; Will Cason, vice president of human resources; Robert (Jay) Edwards, desk side analyst; Angela Koenig, clinical nurse specialist; Ronda Lehman, vice president and Mercy Health Partners chief operating officer; Bonnie Miller, rev cycle; Laressa Revolt, registered nurse; Deborah Schymanski, registered nurse; and Scott Sherrick, communications. .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/54/2017/11/web1_MercyHealth.jpg The post Mercy Health-St. Rita’s honors ‘legends’ appeared first on The Lima News.

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  • Land transfers, Nov. 9 to Nov. 15 - Lima OhioLand transfers, Nov. 9 to Nov. 15 - Lima Ohio

    Lima OhioLand transfers, Nov. 9 to Nov. 15Lima OhioDavid S. Andrews and Katelyn C. Andrews to Courtney N. Brown, 922 Tremont Ave., Lima, $74,000. • Genie Brown Et Al and Sheriff Matthew B. Treglia to Bank of New York Mellon As Trustee/CIT Mortgage Loan Trust 2007-1, 521 N. Cole St., Lima, $13,000.

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  • Three picked to join Hardin County ag hall of fame - Lima OhioThree picked to join Hardin County ag hall of fame - Lima Ohio

    Three picked to join Hardin County ag hall of fameLima OhioCorbin graduated from Forest High School in 1937 and earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Ohio State University in 1941, with majors in Agricultural Education, Agricultural Economics, and Agricultural Engineering. He lived in Hardin County until ...

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  • Land transfers, Nov. 9 to Nov. 15Land transfers, Nov. 9 to Nov. 15

    The trend of the real estate market in Allen County is shown by the following report, for the week running Nov. 9 to Nov. 15. Figures reflect the selling price of the property, along with the address or lot number of same and are courtesy of Allen County Recorder Mona Losh’s Office. CITY OF LIMA • Gary R. Adkins to Jodee R. Hunter, 606 S. Prospect Ave., Lima, $26,700. • Pamala Jean Amrine FKA Pamala J. Ketterer to Dennis O. Hadsell and Evelyn Hadsell, 159 S. Dana Ave., Lima, $61,900. • David S. Andrews and Katelyn C. Andrews to Courtney N. Brown, 922 Tremont Ave., Lima, $74,000. • Genie Brown Et Al and Sheriff Matthew B. Treglia to Bank of New York Mellon As Trustee/CIT Mortgage Loan Trust 2007-1, 521 N. Cole St., Lima, $13,000. • Coral A. Clement, Steven J. Clement Attorney In Fact aka Stephen J. Clement Attorney In Fact to Naomi Constantly, 1950 Wales Ave., Lima, $76,500. • Julie M. Cole Executor of the Lois Winifred Longsworth Estate AKA Estate of Lois Winifred Longsworth, AKA Lois Longsworth Estate, AKA Estate of Lois W. Longsworth to Diane C. King, 1607 W. Wayne St., Lima, $37,500. • Creative Home Buying Solutions, Inc. to Chase Bosch, 809 W. Robb Ave., Lima, $91,400. • Kurt D. Freytag to York Gate Properties LLC, 304 W. Vine St., Lima, $15,000. • Christopher L. Hawkins to Kimber E. Harris, 965 St. Johns Ave., Lima, $17,400. • Anna Lamb Et Al and Sheriff Matthew B. Treglia to Huntington National Bank Successor By Merger/Sky Bank, 2936 W. High St., Lima, $82,000. • Troy Reynolds and Regina Reynolds to Karissa H. Wheeler and Taylor Evan Gandy, 1140 W. Richie Ave., Lima, $73,500. • Philip Spayd, Judy Spayd, Marian Burgoon and Vernon Burgoon to Judy Ellison, 1825 Rice Ave., Lima, $30,000. CITY OF DELPHOS • Joan M. Geise to Jennifer M. Leininger, 714 Fort Jennings Road, Delphos, $79,000. • Helen A. Mueller to Justin M. Everett, 310 N. Washington St., Delphos, $20,000. • Jill C. Syphrit to Joseph L. Warnecke and Sherry R. Warnecke, 709 E. Jackson St., Delphos, $45,000. AMERICAN TOWNSHIP • First Federal Bank of the Midwest to Cara A. Thompson and Peter S. Thomspon, 4867 Brookgrove Court, Lima, $410,000. • John R. Griffith and Robyn N. Griffith FKA Robin N. Moore to James W. Worley and Krissa L. Worley, 4928 Hummingbird St., Lima, $158,500. • Keith R. Jordan and Julie E. Jordan to Alex C. Bresson and Jessica P. Bresson, 314 Seriff Road, Lima, $168,000. • Thelma R. McCall to Amanda M. Hammersmith and Erik Hammersmith, 107 Harper Ave., Lima, $90,500. • Kathy Neidhardt to John T. Custer, 2761 Freyer Road, Lima, $174,000. AUGLAIZE TOWNSHIP • Randall L. Mason and Melissa K. Mason aka Melissa K. Hughes to Dawn M. Rupert, 2625 S. Cool Road, Lima, $180,000. BATH TOWNSHIP • Dennis Barnes Successor Trustee, Michael Barnes Successor Trustee and Pamela Moore Successort Turstee of the Jeanette Spencer Living Trust to Terry Robert Pyles and Sue Ann Pyles, 855 Heritage Drive, Lima, $198,000. • Melissa N. Cox and Troy P. Cox to Renee Risner, 527 Fenway Drive, Lima, $224,700. • Bethany B. Ernest to Patricia A. Ryan and David Forrai, 3786 Mt. Vernon Place, Lima, $77,000. • Roeder LLC to Edward C. Southern Jr. and Melissa M. Southern, 2141 N. Dixie Hwy., Lima, $130,000. JACKSON TOWNSHIP • Charles M. Boughan to Butler’s Investment Properties Co., 6310 E. Bluelick Road, Lima, $180,000. • Zachary A. King and Denielle C. King to Citizens National Bank of Bluffton, 8720 Sandusky Road, Harrod, $130,000. • Nancy L. Saddler to Zachary A. King and Denielle C. King, 8720 Sandusky Road, Harrod, $162,500. SHAWNEE TOWNSHIP • Eric T. Baumgartner and Annmarie E. Baumgartner to Hannah Nguyen and My Hanh Nguyen, 3082 Indian Hill Drive, Lima, $350,000. • Gary R. Beasley and Valerie Beasley to Jessica N. Padgett and Robert M. Padgett, 2629 Shoreline Drive, Lima, $264,000. • Robert E. Christian and Kathleen M. Christian to Michael K. Cotrell and Heather A. Cotrell, 4873 Tillamook Trail, Lima, $223,900. • Robert Duval to Brittney M. Wyerick, 2916 Oakland Parkway, Lima, $114,000. • Carolyn R. Huber Trustee and J. Patrick Huber Trustee of the Carolyn R. Huber Trust to Stephen J. Mansfield, 2696 Pine Shores Drive, Building 1, Unit B, Lima, $250,000. • Robert M. Padgett and Jessica N. Padgett to Jill Gorman and Brian Benson, 3024 Inwood Drive, Lima, $162,000. • Union Bank Company to LBC Investments, LLC, 1.51 acre Weldon Drive, Lima, $150,000. • Scott P. Walker and Angela Walker to Dennis Prine, 4300 Leffler Drive, Lima, $120,000. SUGAR CREEK TOWNSHIP • Mary Kay Studer to Racheal Schumaker, 7523 Gomer Road, Gomer, $68,900. • Benjamin Wetherill to Debra A. Leiber and Deborah L. Weston, 2920 W. Lincoln Hwy., Lima, $165,000. VILLAGE OF BEAVERDAM • William A. Klausing Co-Trustee and Dorothy E. Klausing Co-Trustee of the Klausing Family Revocable Living Trust to S&S Truck Sales, Inc., 6622 Foust Road, Beaverdam, $155,000. VILLAGE OF BLUFFTON • Lu Anna Derstine to Judith R. Kingsley, 224 S. Jackson St., Bluffton, $115,000. VILLAGE OF SPENCERVILLE • Jay Lobach and Lora June Lobach to Kelsey E. Miller, 111 N. Pearl St., Spencerville, $113,000. • U.S. Bank National Association SBM/U.S. Bank, National Association, ND to David E. Suever, 429 Charles Street, Rear, Spencerville, $51,100. .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/54/2017/11/web1_RealEstate-2.jpg `Last year`Last week`This week Deeds`53`83`89 Mortgages`37`52`71 Mortgage cancellations`45 `83` NA Financing statements ‘1 1`0 The post Land transfers, Nov. 9 to Nov. 15 appeared first on The Lima News.

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  • Three picked to join Hardin County ag hall of fameThree picked to join Hardin County ag hall of fame

    KENTON — The Hardin County Agriculture Hall of Fame announced Merritt Corbin, Joe Cornely and Jim Lyle as the 2017 honorees to be inducted at the 15th annual Agriculture Hall of Fame recognition banquet. The banquet will be held Dec. 5 at St. John’s Evangelical Church on East Carrol Street, Kenton. The public is invited to join to recognize outstanding agricultural contributions by Hardin County residents. Corbin graduated from Forest High School in 1937 and earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Ohio State University in 1941, with majors in Agricultural Education, Agricultural Economics, and Agricultural Engineering. He lived in Hardin County until 1941, when he left to serve in World War II. After the war he moved to Fremont for his first job with the USDA Farm Security Administration. He became a county supervisor over two counties in 1946, making loans to farmers, particularly returning veterans, and servicing loans already in place while working in Warren. He became assistant manager and then manager of the Wooster Production Credit Association in 1954. Corbin was later promoted to Assistant Vice President, P.C.A. at the central office in Ashland. He was a credit supervisor for three field offices and responsible for the initial start of AGRIFAX, a computerized farm record keeping system before retiring with 30 years of service to P.C.A. He still owned the family farm in Hardin County until it was sold in 1987, before he passed away in 2010. Cornely graduated from Kenton High School in 1974. After high school he attended Bowling Green State University, graduating in 1978 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Speech and Communications Education. He began working in agriculture at WRFD, WLW and then again at WRFD radio stations. While at WRFD, he developed the station’s 90-minute mid-day farm program which reached farmers in 70 Ohio counties. Cornely was chosen by U.S. Secretary of Agriculture John Block to accompany the U.S. Delegation to the European Union Economic Summit. He was president of the National Association of Farm Broadcasters in 1995, and was voted the ‘National Farm Broadcaster of the Year’ by his peers in 1996. Cornely joined the Ohio Farm Bureau in 1998 as director of media relations and is now senior director of corporate communications. During his time at Ohio Farm Bureau, he conceived and launched the group’s member publication ‘Our Ohio,’ its revised newspaper “Buckeye Farm News,” and initiated the weekly public affairs radio show “Town Hall Ohio.” He led Farm Bureau into social media and has been honored by the American Farm Bureau more than a dozen times for his work Lyle is a graduate of Alger High School. He has been a resident of Hardin County for 76 years, where he is the fourth generation of his family to operate the family farm in the Scioto Marsh south of McGuffey. Jim and his wife Jean managed the Agrico Fertilizer plant in Alger from 1965-66. He has been willing to try conservation practices such as installing hybrid poplar tree windbreaks to prevent erosion on his farm, working with the Hardin Soil and Water Conservation District. He has also installed grass waterways on his farm and uses cover crops. The Hardin Soil and Water Conservation District named him District Cooperator of the Year twice in the 1980s. He has participated in on-farm nitrogen rate trials through Ohio State University Extension. Lyle has been a 4-H advisor and served 20 years on the Hardin County Fair Board. While a fair director, he has held roles as swine superintendent, grounds chairman, vice president and president. In 2011, he received the Hardin County Fair Honoree Award for his service. He is a past member of the Hardin County Farm Bureau board and was on the first steering committee for the Hardin County Agriculture Hall of Fame Tickets for the Hardin County Agriculture Hall of Fame Banquet must be purchased in advance by Nov. 27. Tickets are $12 and are available at the Hardin County Extension office (419-674-2297) or from the committee members Dustin McCullough, Robert McBride, Ruth Oates, Kerry Oberlitner, Gary Harpster, Steve Poling, Luke Underwood, Robert Wood or Mark Badertscher. .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%; } Merritt Corbin http://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2017/11/web1_Ag-Hall-merritt-corbin.jpgMerritt Corbin Joe Cornely http://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2017/11/web1_Ag-Hall-joe-cornely.jpgJoe Cornely Jim Lyle http://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2017/11/web1_Ag-Hall-jim-lyle.jpgJim Lyle The post Three picked to join Hardin County ag hall of fame appeared first on The Lima News.

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    Lima area sports resultsLima OhioKevin Christie 9, Andrew Renner 1, Jared Wentling 7, Andrew Hunter 12, Dezman Brown 4, Nick Taflinger 5, Aaron Rich 5, Justis Dowdy 8, Colton Rose 2. Totals: 21-9-55. Roanoke. C.J. Miles 20, Eli Sumpter 3, Joey Miller 12, Douglas Elks 6, Josh Fruend 11 ...

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  • Allen County Sheriff's Office welcomes four new employees - Lima OhioAllen County Sheriff's Office welcomes four new employees - Lima Ohio

    Lima OhioAllen County Sheriff's Office welcomes four new employeesLima OhioLIMA — Four new deputies were issued the oath of office Wednesday by Sheriff Matt Treglia and were welcomed as the newest employees of the Allen County Sheriff's Office. Ryan Bullinger, Alan Ogle, Skyler Noble and Evan Thomas, are all recent ...

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  • Allen County Sheriff’s Office welcomes four new employeesAllen County Sheriff’s Office welcomes four new employees

    LIMA — Four new deputies were issued the oath of office Wednesday by Sheriff Matt Treglia and were welcomed as the newest employees of the Allen County Sheriff’s Office. Ryan Bullinger, Alan Ogle, Skyler Noble and Evan Thomas, are all recent graduates of the Ohio Police Officers Training Academy. .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%; } Allen County Sheriff Matt Treglia, left, swears in, left to right, Ryan Bullinger, Alan Ogle, Skyler Noble and Evan Thomas on Wednesday. http://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2017/11/web1_New-deputies.jpgAllen County Sheriff Matt Treglia, left, swears in, left to right, Ryan Bullinger, Alan Ogle, Skyler Noble and Evan Thomas on Wednesday. The post Allen County Sheriff’s Office welcomes four new employees appeared first on The Lima News.

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  • Legal-Ease: Estate planning can be an amazing gift to othersLegal-Ease: Estate planning can be an amazing gift to others

    The Thanksgiving weekend starting later this week will introduce Americans to their biggest annual shopping season. Deciding upon gifts for loved ones can be tricky, but there is one gift that has unquestioned financial and emotional value. Social media recently included a popular story of a mother battling cancer who left a letter of love and encouragement to her daughter. The daughter did not receive or read the letter until after the mother’s death. In light of the circumstances, the letter’s value to the daughter was obviously greater than any gift her mother could have purchased for the daughter. Interestingly, although perhaps not necessarily as dramatic, each of us in Ohio can provide a very similar gift after we pass away. When someone completes his or her estate plan, that person is providing a very thoughtful and emotional gift for surviving family and friends. Not only can preparing estate planning constitute a beautiful gift to family and friends after someone dies, completing an estate plan usually also saves money for the surviving family and friends. For instance, preparing assets to avoid probate (a part of much estate planning) is almost always less costly than surviving family and friends having to administer a complex estate through probate. Of course, there is no requirement that a person’s estate plan be kept confidential, and I often encourage clients to share their estate plans with loved ones in advance. However, when the plans are not shared in advance (intentionally or not), surviving family and friends can be even more deeply touched by the depth of thought and love expressed in well-written estate planning documents. Practically speaking, there are four estate planning related documents any person should consider and can prepare as a gift to surviving family and friends. I recommend preparing a Last Will and Testament, a power of attorney for finances, a power of attorney for healthcare and a living will. Notably, a living will is not a DNR. Instead, a living will is a set of instructions to your doctor if you are permanently unconscious. It is generally understood that the best estate plans are prepared by local attorneys. People who prepare their own estate planning documents or simply use documents downloaded from the internet can sometimes actually make their post-death estate administration more difficult for family and friends. As we know, estate planning for yourself is a great gift to other people. However, pre-paying someone else’s legal fees to have estate planning documents prepared can sometimes present ethical issues for attorneys. As a result, for my clients who want to pay for other family or friends’ estate plans, I usually recommend that my clients simply give money with a note expressing the giver’s desire that that money be used to prepare estate plans. You might consider scheduling a conference with an attorney to prepare your estate plan, which planning helps you and others. A person who prepares his or her estate plan in this context provides a financial investment as well as a tangible expression of love and affection. .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%; } Lee R. Schroeder http://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2017/11/web1_Schroeder-Lee-RGB-1.jpgLee R. Schroeder LEGAL-EASE By Lee R. Schroeder Guest Columnist Lee R. Schroeder is an Ohio licensed attorney at Schroeder Law LLC in Putnam County. He limits his practice to business, real estate, estate planning and agriculture issues in northwest Ohio. He can be reached at Lee@LeeSchroeder.com or at 419-659-2058. This article is not intended to serve as legal advice, and specific advice should be sought from the licensed attorney of your choice based upon the specific facts and circumstances that you face. The post Legal-Ease: Estate planning can be an amazing gift to others appeared first on The Lima News.

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  • Get This: ‘Cone Weed’ gets Christmas makeover in North Carolina townGet This: ‘Cone Weed’ gets Christmas makeover in North Carolina town

    HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (AP) — At first, it was an orange traffic cone with a weed growing out of it. Now, the roadside attraction dubbed “Cone Weed” is something of a Christmas miracle to locals. WBTV reports someone decorated the “Cone Weed” with tinsel and ornaments last week. The weed has been growing unencumbered across from the Huntersville Fire Station for a year and has amassed a cult following. The fire station tweeted pictures of Cone Weed decked in tinsel and ornaments last week. Property owner Madeline Phillips said her son mowed around “Cone Weed” during the summer, and calls it “a beacon of hope.” A graphic designer has created a line of Christmas clothes and has sold more than 200 shirts, with proceeds helping local families through HopeMatch.org. There’s also a Facebook fan page. .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 photo provided by Bill Suthard shows an orange traffic cone with a weed growing out of it, decorated with tinsel and ornaments in Huntersville, N.C. The roadside attraction dubbed "Cone Weed" is something of a Christmas miracle to locals. The weed has been growing unencumbered across from the Huntersville Fire Station for a year and has amassed a cult following. The fire station tweeted pictures of Cone Weed decked in tinsel and ornaments last week. (Bill Suthard via AP) http://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2017/11/web1_119226193-737d6faeb3d44db188bc8311fcafcd59.jpgThis photo provided by Bill Suthard shows an orange traffic cone with a weed growing out of it, decorated with tinsel and ornaments in Huntersville, N.C. The roadside attraction dubbed "Cone Weed" is something of a Christmas miracle to locals. The weed has been growing unencumbered across from the Huntersville Fire Station for a year and has amassed a cult following. The fire station tweeted pictures of Cone Weed decked in tinsel and ornaments last week. (Bill Suthard via AP) GET THIS The post Get This: ‘Cone Weed’ gets Christmas makeover in North Carolina town appeared first on The Lima News.

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  • Lima area sports calendar - Lima OhioLima area sports calendar - Lima Ohio

    Lima area sports calendarLima OhioEach week, The Lima News publishes a calendar of events of local interest. Events should be submitted by noon Wednesday of each week to The Lima News Sports Department, 3515 Elida Road, Lima, OH 45807. Events can be faxed to 419-229-2926 or ...

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  • Minster befuddles Delphos St. John's - Lima OhioMinster befuddles Delphos St. John's - Lima Ohio

    Minster befuddles Delphos St. John'sLima OhioMinster's Jared Huelsman stretches for extra yards against Issac Musser, left, and Devin Cairo during Friday night's game at Harmon Field in Wapakoneta. Don Speck | The Lima News · Brady Grothaus of Delphos St. John's pursues Minster's Issac Schmiesing ...and more »

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  • Ohio AG pursues illegal tire dumpers - Lima OhioOhio AG pursues illegal tire dumpers - Lima Ohio

    Lima OhioOhio AG pursues illegal tire dumpersLima OhioLIMA — A spokesperson for the Ohio Attorney General's Office reported Thursday that a Lima man who pleaded guilty earlier this week to illegally transporting and dumping scrap tires in the city of Lima will pay a penalty that amounts to more than the ...

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  • Ohio AG pursues illegal tire dumpersOhio AG pursues illegal tire dumpers

    LIMA — A spokesperson for the Ohio Attorney General’s Office reported Thursday that a Lima man who pleaded guilty earlier this week to illegally transporting and dumping scrap tires in the city of Lima will pay a penalty that amounts to more than the $250 fine that was previously reported. John Schlesselman, 50, who operates TJ’s Auto in Lima, pleaded guilty in Lima Municipal Court Tuesday to a charge of causing scrap tires to be illegally transported. He received a suspended 90-day jail sentence and was fined $1,000, with $750 of that total suspended. As part of a plea agreement offered by prosecutors from the Attorney General’s Office, Schlesselman also agreed to clean up — at his own expense — scrap automobile tires that he had caused to be dumped at a vacant lot at the corner of Main and 12th streets in Lima. The site was ordered to be cleaned of the tires within 90 days. Schlessleman also agreed to pay up to $666 for the publication in The Lima News of a community education advertisement that outlines the laws and punishment for illegally transporting and dumping scrap tires. According to the Attorney General’s spokesperson, Schlessleman also agreed to cooperate with authorities in ongoing criminal cases against two other defendants in the case. Charles Farsht, 35, of Defiance, pleaded not guilty this week to charges that he aided and abetted Lima resident William Doug Gipson — who remains at large and for whom an arrest warrant has been issued — by helping him illegally transport and dispose of scrap tires on the city’s south side. Jonathon White, 28, of Lima, previously entered pleas of not guilty to similar charges related to the illegal dumping of scrap tires. .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%; } As part of a plea agreement offered by prosecutors from the Attorney General’s Office, Lima resident John Schlesselman agreed to remove scrap automobile tires — at his own cost — from a vacant lot at the corner of Main and 12th streets in Lima. http://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2017/11/web1_Tires-12th-and-Main-streets-1.jpgAs part of a plea agreement offered by prosecutors from the Attorney General’s Office, Lima resident John Schlesselman agreed to remove scrap automobile tires — at his own cost — from a vacant lot at the corner of Main and 12th streets in Lima. J Swygart | The Lima News By J Swygart jswygart@limanews.com The post Ohio AG pursues illegal tire dumpers appeared first on The Lima News.

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  • Ultra-wealthy win in Senate tax bill, other face hikesUltra-wealthy win in Senate tax bill, other face hikes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The ultra-wealthy, especially those with dynastic businesses — like President Donald Trump and his family — do very well under a major Republican tax bill moving in the Senate, as they do under legislation passed this week by the House. Want to toast the anticipated tax win with champagne or a beer — or maybe you’re feeling Shakespearean and prefer to quaff mead from a pewter mug? That would cheer producers of beer, wine, liquor — and mead, the ancient beverage fermented from honey. Tax rates on their sales would be reduced under the Senate bill. On the other hand, people living in high-tax states, who deduct their local property, income and sales taxes from what they owe Uncle Sam, could lose out from the complete or partial repeal of the deductions. And an estimated 13 million Americans could lose health insurance coverage over 10 years under the Senate bill. Some winners and losers: __ WINNERS — Wealthy individuals and their heirs win big. The hottest class-warfare debate around the tax overhaul legislation involves the inheritance tax on multimillion-dollar estates. Democrats wave the legislation’s targeting of the tax as a red flag in the face of Republicans, as proof that they’re out to benefit wealthy donors. The House bill initially doubles the limits — to $11 million for individuals and $22 million for couples — on how much money in the estate can be exempted from the inheritance tax, then repeals it entirely after 2023. The Senate version also doubles the limits but doesn’t repeal the tax. Then there’s the alternative minimum tax, a levy aimed at ensuring that higher-earning people pay at least some tax. It disappears in both bills. And the House measure cuts tax rates for many of the millions of “pass-through” businesses big and small — including partnerships and specially organized corporations — whose profits are taxed at the owners’ personal income rate. That’s potential cha-ching for Trump’s far-flung property empire and the holdings of his daughter Ivanka and her husband, Jared Kushner. The Senate bill lets pass-through owners deduct some of the earnings and then pay at their personal income rate on the remainder. — Corporations win all around, with a tax rate slashed from 35 percent to 20 percent in both bills — though they’d have to wait a year for it under the Senate measure. Trump and the administration view it as an untouchable centerpiece of the legislation. — U.S. oil companies with foreign operations would pay reduced taxes under the Senate bill on their income from sales of oil and natural gas abroad. — Beer, wine and liquor producers would reap tax reductions under the Senate measure. — Companies that provide management services like maintenance for aircraft get an updated win. The Senate bill clarifies that under current law, the management companies would be exempt from paying taxes on payments they receive from owners of private jets as well as from commercial airlines. That was a request from Ohio Sens. Rob Portman, a Republican, and Sherrod Brown, a Democrat, whose state is home to NetJets, a big aircraft management company. Portman voted for the overall bill. Brown opposed it. __ LOSERS — An estimated 13 million Americans could lose health insurance coverage under the Senate bill, which would repeal the “Obamacare” requirement that everyone in the U.S. have health insurance. The projection comes from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. Eliminating the fines is expected to mean fewer people would obtain federally subsidized health policies. — People living in high-tax states would be hit by repeal of federal deductions for state and local taxes under the Senate bill, and partial repeal under the House measure. That result of a compromise allows the deduction for up to $10,000 in property taxes. — Many families making less than $30,000 a year would face tax increases starting in 2021 under the Senate bill, according to Congress’ nonpartisan Joint Committee on Taxation. By 2027, families earning less than $75,000 would see their tax bills rise while those making more would enjoy reductions, the analysts find. The individual income-tax reductions in the Senate bill would end in 2026. .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%; } President Donald Trump gives a thumbs up as he walks with Vice President Mike Pence as he departs Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. Trump urged House Republicans Thursday to approve a near $1.5 trillion tax overhaul as the party prepared to drive the measure through the House. Across the Capitol, Democrats pointed to new numbers showing the Senate version of the plan would boost taxes on lower and middle-income Americans. http://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2017/11/web1_trumpy.jpgPresident Donald Trump gives a thumbs up as he walks with Vice President Mike Pence as he departs Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. Trump urged House Republicans Thursday to approve a near $1.5 trillion tax overhaul as the party prepared to drive the measure through the House. Across the Capitol, Democrats pointed to new numbers showing the Senate version of the plan would boost taxes on lower and middle-income Americans. AP Photo/Susan Walsh By MARCY GORDON, Associated Press The post Ultra-wealthy win in Senate tax bill, other face hikes appeared first on The Lima News.

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  • Candidate for Ohio governor reveals sexual past on FacebookCandidate for Ohio governor reveals sexual past on Facebook

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A state Supreme Court justice running for governor volunteered candid details of his sexual past on Facebook on Friday, saying he was taking a swipe at the “media frenzy” over sexual misconduct. Democrat William O’Neill’s post was immediately attacked as inappropriate and led to calls for his ouster. In it, he wrote that he has been “sexually intimate with approximately 50 very attractive females,” including “a gorgeous blonde” with whom he “made passionate love” in a hay loft and a “drop dead gorgeous red head” from Cleveland. After posting the message, he edited it to remove some identifying information about the women. O’Neill, 70, told The Associated Press the details provided were true and he was trying to make a point. “It’s a matter of parody suggesting that, as a governor candidate, I assume I am the next target of the media frenzy,” he said. “So I figure let’s just get it out here on Front Street right here and now,” he added, referring to the street where the Supreme Court building sits. Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor, the first woman to lead the state’s high court, immediately condemned the post. “No words can convey my shock,” she said in a statement. “This gross disrespect for women shakes the public’s confidence in the integrity of the judiciary.” All other Democrats seeking the governorship — former U.S. Rep. Betty Sutton, Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley, former state Rep. Connie Pillich and state Sen. Joe Schiavoni — called for O’Neill to resign, saying he was trivializing the issue. “As an attorney, I’m appalled at these remarks of a Supreme Court Justice,” Sutton said. “As a Democrat, I’m horrified a statewide candidate would belittle victims of sexual harassment and assault this way. And, as a woman, I’m outraged he would equate sexual assault with indiscretion.” Only a day earlier, Sutton unveiled a plan to combat sexual harassment and sexual assault in state government, where two lawmakers have resigned amid sexual misconduct allegations in about a month’s time. Others to condemn the post included Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor, a Republican candidate for governor; state Democratic Chairman David Pepper; and the Republican National Committee. O’Neill’s campaign spokesman resigned over it. The post drew thousands of comments, reactions or shares on Facebook and was a trending topic on Twitter, drawing mostly negative reaction but some positive comments. O’Neill said the Facebook post grew out of frustration over Democrats’ calls to remove Al Franken, a Minnesota U.S. senator and former “Saturday Night Live” performer, from the U.S. Senate over sexual misconduct allegations. “When a United States Senator commits a non criminal act of indiscretion; and when it is brought to his attention he immediately has the integrity to apologize; and the apology is accepted by the victim: IT IS WRONG for the dogs of war to leap onto his back and demand his resignation from the United States Senate,” O’Neill wrote on Facebook, following up on similar remarks he made earlier. “It is morally wrong.” He suggested calls for removing Franken were part of a “feeding frenzy” and said his critics should “Lighten up folks.” But many critics were particularly offended that O’Neill purported to be “speaking for all heterosexual males.” “Newsflash: no one asked how many notches you have on your belt,” the Republican National Committee’s Ellie Hockenbury wrote in an email. “The so-called ‘national feeding frenzy’ is about empowering victims of sexual assault or harassment who’ve been afraid to speak up; it’s not an opportunity to brag about your sexual conquests through the years.” O’Neill’s candidacy had already been under scrutiny. Republicans have launched efforts to remove O’Neill from the bench for violating a prohibition in the judicial code of conduct against running for a non-judicial office while serving on the bench. O’Neill argues he will not be a “candidate” under that rule until he files the necessary paperwork in February. O’Neill told the AP this week he will not run for governor if Democrat Richard Cordray does. Corday resigned his post as federal consumer chief Wednesday and is widely expected to make a bid for governor. .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%; } William O’Neill http://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2017/11/web1_William-O-Neill.jpgWilliam O’Neill By JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press The post Candidate for Ohio governor reveals sexual past on Facebook appeared first on The Lima News.

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  • First round of Lima leaf pickup completed Friday - Lima OhioFirst round of Lima leaf pickup completed Friday - Lima Ohio

    Lima OhioFirst round of Lima leaf pickup completed FridayLima OhioLIMA — The City of Lima Streets Department completed its first round of leaf pickup Friday, with a second round expected to begin immediately after Thanksgiving. Residents of all wards are asked to rake and pile leaves in the curb lawn. Leaves are not ...

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  • Lima Exchange Club making donation to Freedom School - Lima OhioLima Exchange Club making donation to Freedom School - Lima Ohio

    Lima Exchange Club making donation to Freedom SchoolLima OhioLIMA — The Lima Exchange Club's long-running Christmas Party for Kids at Freedom School is coming up in December, but committee members saw a need to reach out to the students even earlier this year. “We noticed that some children were at school ...

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  • DispositionsDispositions

    The following individuals were sentenced recently in Allen County Common Pleas Court: Terry Volbert, 29, of Lima, was sentenced to six years in prison by Judge Jeffrey Reed on a charge of aggravated robbery. He was originally charged with kidnapping and felonious assault in addition to the aggravated robbery charge. Versace Coffman, 19, of Lima, was sentenced by Reed to 90 days in jail and three years on probation on a charge of burglary. Coffman was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $1,676.15 to the victim in the case. Daniel Cole, 55, of Lima, was sentenced to two years on probation after pleading no contest and being found guilty of a charge of possession of cocaine. Jonathan Owens, 33, of Lima, was sentenced by Reed to 45 days in the Allen County jail and three years of probation on charges of aggravated burglary and domestic violence. Aaron Spivey, 30, of Lima, was given two years on probation on a charge of tampering with evidence. Damien Donavan, 39, of Lima, was placed on probation for three years and was ordered by Reed to pay restitution in the amount of $475.25 on a charge of identity fraud. Joshua Hurles, 29, of Fort Jennings, was sentenced by Judge David Cheney to 19 days in the county jail, two years of community control and 40 hours of community service on a charge of receiving stolen property. Logan Osborne, 19, of Lima, was sentenced by Cheney to 180 days in the county jail and three years of community control on a charge of burglary. Osborne was ordered to pay restitution and to have no contact with the victim in the case. Troy Koon, 37, of Lima, was sentenced by Cheney to six years in prison on a charge of aggravated robbery. Ronald Bell, 48, of Lima, was sentenced by Cheney to 65 days in the county jail and two years of community control on a charge of attempted burglary. .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/54/2017/11/web1_gavel-3.jpg The post Dispositions appeared first on The Lima News.

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  • Recycling site in Ottawa to be relocatedRecycling site in Ottawa to be relocated

    OTTAWA — Putnam County Commissioners, in conjunction with the county’s Solid Waste Management District, report the 24-hour recycling drop-off site at the Ottawa Walmart store will be relocated to 1206 E. Second St. in the city beginning Dec. 1. The materials to be accepted at the new site are the same as were accepted at the Walmart location. No trash or bags will be accepted in any of the bins. The site will be under 24-hour surveillance and violence will be prosecuted. .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/54/2017/11/web1_PutnamCountyFlag-1.jpg The post Recycling site in Ottawa to be relocated appeared first on The Lima News.

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  • Lima Exchange Club making donation to Freedom SchoolLima Exchange Club making donation to Freedom School

    LIMA — The Lima Exchange Club’s long-running Christmas Party for Kids at Freedom School is coming up in December, but committee members saw a need to reach out to the students even earlier this year. “We noticed that some children were at school without socks on their feet,” said Cheryl Verhoff, co-chair of the annual Christmas party. This year, the committee voted to make a Thanksgiving donation to Freedom School to provide the school with extra supplies to be given to children. The extra supplies include 60 pairs of socks, two packs of dry erase markers for each classroom, two dozen belts and four dozen ear buds. Supplies will be delivered Nov. 20. Exchange Club members will be at Freedom School on Dec. 14 to distribute Christmas bags to the students. The annual Christmas Party for Kids is one of the club’s biggest and most popular events. .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/54/2017/11/web1_LimaSchools-4.jpg The post Lima Exchange Club making donation to Freedom School appeared first on The Lima News.

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  • First round of Lima leaf pickup completed FridayFirst round of Lima leaf pickup completed Friday

    LIMA — The City of Lima Streets Department completed its first round of leaf pickup Friday, with a second round expected to begin immediately after Thanksgiving. Residents of all wards are asked to rake and pile leaves in the curb lawn. Leaves are not to be piled in the streets. Please attempt to keep rocks, limbs, grass clippings and other debris out of these piles. If residents have a small amount of leaves, bag them and place them out with the trash. Large amounts of tree and leaf debris can be transported to the Lima compost facility, 1227 E. Hanthorn Road. Residents are required to bring their water bill to gain access to the facility. .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/54/2017/11/web1_LimaFlag-1.jpg The post First round of Lima leaf pickup completed Friday appeared first on The Lima News.

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  • Sewer pipe lining project begins in OttawaSewer pipe lining project begins in Ottawa

    OTTAWA — Residents and those passing through town this week may have noticed steam rising from the sewer system and a collection of trucks clustered on 11th Street between Agner and Pratt streets and North Perry Street. The trucks and employees are from Miller Pipeline out of Indianapolis. The village hired the company to install special adhesive lining in decaying sections of the sewage line, said Russell Bales, waste water director of the Village of Ottawa. “Lining the pipes is a lot more cost effective then doing a deep cut,” Bales said. “It would probably be five to ten times as costly.” The village paid Miller Pipeline a total of $142,800 for the project, he said. They are laying 3,330 feet of 10-inch line and 1,013 feet of 8-inch line. “If you did it open cut it would be $2 million or more,” Bales said. Not only would it cost so much more, it would also be inconvenient for the residents of Ottawa, he said. There would be service interruptions for extended periods of time, traffic would have to be rerouted and the project would take months to complete, he said. Inserting the lining does interrupt service for homes along the section of the sewer being worked on at the time, said Smith. Residents are advised not to use their water for a few hours because the waste has no where to go and can back up into clean water lines. The lining being used has a special resin on the inside that adheres to every nook and cranny of the decaying pipe, creating a perfect seal, Smith said. This process produces a eye-watering smell like rubber cement, and an odor of waste is also present. The lining has to be kept in a refrigeration truck, which is kept on site. When it is needed, the lining is inverted by hand, lowered into the section of sewage pipe and then air is pumped into it to finish inverting it, Smith said. Once the lining is in place, the Miller Pipeline workers pump steam into the liner at 9.5 PSI and around 193 degrees F, which triggers the adhesive resin, sealing the lining to the host pipe. The host pipe could continue to decay around the lining and it would still hold the host pipe shape and completely replace it, he said. “If they were to replace this 350-foot section it would take weeks,” Smith said. “It takes us a day.” .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%; } Greg Wallace Jr., with Miller Pipeline out of Indianapolis, checks to insure the steam being pumped through the adhesive lining being installed in decaying sewer lines at North Perry Street, Ottawa, remains at 9.5 PSI and around 193 degrees F. The steam activates the adhesive, which causes the lining to mimic the shape of the host line. http://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2017/11/web1_Ottawasewerwork-2-smaller.jpgGreg Wallace Jr., with Miller Pipeline out of Indianapolis, checks to insure the steam being pumped through the adhesive lining being installed in decaying sewer lines at North Perry Street, Ottawa, remains at 9.5 PSI and around 193 degrees F. The steam activates the adhesive, which causes the lining to mimic the shape of the host line. Bryan Reynolds | The Lima News By Bryan Reynolds breynolds@limanews.com Reach Bryan Reynolds at 567-242-0362 The post Sewer pipe lining project begins in Ottawa appeared first on The Lima News.

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  • Kids learn about energy efficiency at North Middle School - Lima OhioKids learn about energy efficiency at North Middle School - Lima Ohio

    Lima OhioKids learn about energy efficiency at North Middle SchoolLima Ohio“We had the privilege of providing an energy bike for Lima City Schools. This past June four middle school girls from Lima participated in a workshop with the Ohio Energy Project. They learned the nuts and bolts of wiring. They started with stripping ...and more »

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  • OH: Allen County RTA Making CutsOH: Allen County RTA Making Cuts

    Nov. 16--LIMA -- In the wake of Allen County voters rejecting a proposed sales tax to make up for lost funding, the Allen County Regional Transit Authority is beginning to cut services to address its budget shortfall. Speaking at Mayor David Berger's weekly media briefing Wednesday, RTA Executive Director Sheila Haney outlined the services that will no longer be available for riders, as well as the financial circumstances that led to these cuts.

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  • Guilty plea entered in case of illegal tire dumpingCrimes happened...Guilty plea entered in case of illegal tire dumpingCrimes happened...

    One of three men charged by the Ohio Attorney General's Office in various roles each allegedly played in the illegal transportation and dumping of scrap tires within the city of Lima pleaded guilty Tuesday morning. John Schlesselman, 50, who owns and operates TJ's Auto at 5250 Norfolk St., pleaded guilty in Lima Municipal Court to a charge of causing scrap tires to be illegally transported.

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  • First Year of ODOT's I-75 Reconstruction Comes to a CloseFirst Year of ODOT's I-75 Reconstruction Comes to a Close

    Beaver Excavating Company crews began work on the Ohio Department of Transportation's $113.2 million Interstate 75 Widening and Reconstruction project last March and are expected to complete it in May 2020. Beaver Excavating Company crews began work on the Ohio Department of Transportation's $113.2 million Interstate 75 Widening and Reconstruction project last March and are expected to complete it in May 2020.

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  • Police ask for public's help in finding missing Clinton Township teenPolice ask for public's help in finding missing Clinton Township teen

    The youngster is in the legal custody of his grandmother. Investigators think he may be headed to Lima, Ohio to see his natural mother, who is in the hospital for an undisclosed ailment.

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  • Bluffton harvest dinner to benefit area food pantriesBluffton harvest dinner to benefit area food pantries

    The Bluffton University Nutrition Association will hold its annual harvest dinner, benefiting the Bluffton Community Assistance Corp. and the Churches United Pantry in Lima, from 5-8 p.m. Nov. 17 in the Bluffton Middle School cafeteria, 102 S. Jackson St., Bluffton.

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  • Metal Detectors at Churches? Shooting Causes Concerns for SafetyMetal Detectors at Churches? Shooting Causes Concerns for Safety

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  • Lima man indicted in OD caseLima man indicted in OD case

    A Lima, Ohio man was indicted by a federal grand jury on charges alleging he sold fentanyl, heroin, and cocaine, as well as a fentanyl analogue that resulted in an overdose. Lloyd T. Turks, Jr., 23, was indicted for distribution of fentanyl, methylfentanyl, heroin, and cocaine, distribution of methylfentanyl, distribution of cocaine, and two counts of distribution of U47700, a fentanyl analogue.

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  • How to Transform Funny Stories into Comedy Writing GoldHow to Transform Funny Stories into Comedy Writing Gold

    Funny stories that comedians perform in clubs are called anecdotal stand-up. These stories can be based on real-life experiences or they can be made up.

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  • Bill targets redundant bureaucracy in schoolsBill targets redundant bureaucracy in schools

    Ohio State Senator Matt Huffman, R-Lima, introduced Senate Bill 216 earlier this month, which has deep ties to several area school officials. Chris Pfister, the Waynesfield-Goshen schools Superintendent, helped spark the writing of the bill, which has been coined the, "Ohio Public School Deregulation Bill."

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  • 6 candidates vie for 3 council seats6 candidates vie for 3 council seats

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  • Chief Hammond gives update on Van Wert drug activityChief Hammond gives update on Van Wert drug activity

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  • The Ghost Gals answer the callThe Ghost Gals answer the call

    The Ohio Paranormal Ghost Gals made a stop at the Wapakoneta branch of the Auglaize County Public Library on Wednesday, and gave a rundown of all the local legends and haunts. Stacy Perkins, of Cridersville, and Brandi Vermillion, of Lima, were on hand to guide local believers on a paranormal journey through Auglaize and Allen Counties.

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  • OH: Allen County RTA Asks for Sales Tax IncreaseOH: Allen County RTA Asks for Sales Tax Increase

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