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Merri Hanjora

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Births

Lima Memorial Health System June 1 — Desiree and Trevor Wallace, Lima, girl; Cheyenna Daniel, Lima, boy; Carrie and Mathew Roode, Wapakoneta, girl; McKenzie Nelson and Cody Lambert, St. Marys, boy; Jessica Wycuff and Brian Denny, Wapakoneta, boy. St. Rita's Medical Center June 1 — Elaine and Adam Ricker, Lima, boy; Lacy and Derek How

Births

Lima Memorial Health System May 27 — Cierra Robbins and Zachary Sharp Sr., Cridersville, boy. May 29 — Nichole and Brian Conrad, Lima, boy; Jennifer and Dustin Donley, Ada, boy. May 30 — Amanda and Brock Howe, Lima, boy; Ashton and Kristian Kraus, Waynesfield, girl. May 31 — Zebo Abduvakhabova and Kudrat Davletov, Ada, g

Births

St. Rita's Medical Center May 28 — Courtney and Michael Donovan, Mendon, girl; Sarah and Paul Shrader, Lima, girl; Ashley and Jacob Klay, Lima, boy.

Home loan rates

Rates for 30-year and 15-year, fixed-rate mortgages with zero points as of noon, Friday, May 29, 2015 30 YR / 15 YR RATE % Citizens National Bank 3.75 / 2.875 % First Federal Bank 3.875 / 3.00 % The State Bank & Trust 3.75 / 3.00 % Union Bank 3.75 / 2.875 % Superior Federal Credit Union 3.75 / 2.875 % First National Bank, Bluffton

Lima Municipal Court records

Lima Municipal Court Dispositions May 26: Jeremiah D. Quinn, 27, of 8764 state Route 197, Celina, pleaded guilty to possession of drugs. Sentence: $100 fine. David A. Brewton, 52, of 1263 Fenwood Ave., Toledo, pleaded no contest to possession of drugs. Sentence: $100 fine. Pleaded no contest to failure to reinstate a license. Sentence: $150 fine

LIMA — “Jim and I were best buddies,” said Bill Quatman, referring to his long-standing friendship with Jim Robenalt. They both attended St. John's Elementary School and graduated from Lima Central Catholic High School, although they were not in each other's classes, and played at Faurot Park together. The friends both became lawy

Lima childhood friends write books

LIMA — “Jim and I were best buddies,” said Bill Quatman, referring to his long-standing friendship with Jim Robenalt. They both attended St. John's Elementary School and graduated from Lima Central Catholic High School, although they were not in each other's classes, and played at Faurot Park together. The friends both became lawy

Births

Lima Memorial Health System May 27 — Brandy and Timothy Scarberry, Lima, boy. St. Rita's Medical Center May 27 — Amanda Goudy and Nicholas Redman, Lima, girl; Jasmin Guerrero, Spencerville, girl; Kelsi and Jason Wilder, Westminster, girl; Shelby and Jeromey Wilson, Harrod, boy; Kayla and Chris Gaskill, Wapakoneta, girl.

LIMA — No new automobile has ever been so expected in history. Many consumers were putting off their purchase of a new car in order to see what Henry Ford was going to pull out of his hat this time, after the success of the Ford Model T. Ford marketing executives kept information about the Model A in consumers' minds, just enough to tease the

1929 Ford Model A

LIMA — No new automobile has ever been so expected in history. Many consumers were putting off their purchase of a new car in order to see what Henry Ford was going to pull out of his hat this time, after the success of the Ford Model T. Ford marketing executives kept information about the Model A in consumers' minds, just enough to tease the

LIMA — The Chevrolet Caprice is a full-sized automobile produced by Chevrolet for the 1965 through 1996 model years. There are two stories about how the Caprice received its name. One claims that Bob Lund, Chevy's general sales manager, named the Caprice after a classy restaurant he visited in New York City. The other says the car was named a

1965 Chevy Caprice

LIMA — The Chevrolet Caprice is a full-sized automobile produced by Chevrolet for the 1965 through 1996 model years. There are two stories about how the Caprice received its name. One claims that Bob Lund, Chevy's general sales manager, named the Caprice after a classy restaurant he visited in New York City. The other says the car was named a

Births

Lima Memorial Health System May 25 — Brittany Miller and Dairreyon Henry, Wapakoneta, girl. May 26 — Laurel and Fielden Wireman, Waynesfield, boy; Angela and Graham Bruggeman, St. Marys, boy. May 27 — Angela and Michael Link, St. Henry, girl. St. Rita's Medical Center May 26 — Melissa and Benjamin Budde, St. Marys, boy;

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Holiday Inn & Suites recognized
Holiday Inn & Suites received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award. The award celebrates excellence in hospitality and is given only to establishments that consistently achieve great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor. Certificate of Excellence winners include accommodations, eateries and attra

Applause for business achievements

AWARDS Holiday Inn & Suites recognized Holiday Inn & Suites received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award. The award celebrates excellence in hospitality and is given only to establishments that consistently achieve great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor. Certificate of Excellence winners include accommodations, eateries and attra

LIMA — Catherine F. Stemen, of Lima, celebrated her 100th birthday May 30, 2015. A party was held with her immediate family.
She was born May 30, 1915, in Lima, to Leonard J. and Alice G. (Counsellor) Ruth. On June 8, 1935, she married Clyde F. Stemen, and he died June 5, 1975.
Stemen has one son, Thomas F. Stemen, of Lima. One daughter, Ma

100th Birthday: Catherine F. Stemen

LIMA — Catherine F. Stemen, of Lima, celebrated her 100th birthday May 30, 2015. A party was held with her immediate family. She was born May 30, 1915, in Lima, to Leonard J. and Alice G. (Counsellor) Ruth. On June 8, 1935, she married Clyde F. Stemen, and he died June 5, 1975. Stemen has one son, Thomas F. Stemen, of Lima. One daughter, Ma

LIMA — Howard “Jonesey” Jones, of Lima, will celebrate his 90th birthday June 1, 2015. A family dinner will be held today at his son's home.
He was born June 1, 1925, in Van Wert county to Emlyn and Lola (Bevington) Jones. On Aug. 7, 1948, he married Dorothy Krouskop.
Jones has two children, one daughter, Shirley (Rockie) Ford,

90th Birthday: Howard “Jonesey” Jones

LIMA — Howard “Jonesey” Jones, of Lima, will celebrate his 90th birthday June 1, 2015. A family dinner will be held today at his son's home. He was born June 1, 1925, in Van Wert county to Emlyn and Lola (Bevington) Jones. On Aug. 7, 1948, he married Dorothy Krouskop. Jones has two children, one daughter, Shirley (Rockie) Ford,

LIMA — James and Deanna Shine, of Lima, announce the engagement of their daughter, Caitlin Aileen, to Brandon Lee Pfeil, son of James (Tracie Holub) Pfeil and Lorie and Bobby Fowler, of Houston, TX.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Lima Central Catholic High School and the University of Michigan with a bachelor's degree in industrial and ope

Shine/Pfeil

LIMA — James and Deanna Shine, of Lima, announce the engagement of their daughter, Caitlin Aileen, to Brandon Lee Pfeil, son of James (Tracie Holub) Pfeil and Lorie and Bobby Fowler, of Houston, TX. The bride-elect is a graduate of Lima Central Catholic High School and the University of Michigan with a bachelor's degree in industrial and ope

COLUMBUS GROVE — Mr. and Mrs. John Griffith, of Columbus Grove, celebrated 50 years of marriage May 29, 2015.
Griffith and the former Barbara Geckle were married May 29, 1965, at Russellville Methodist Church, in Russellville, OH, by the Rev. Edward Linville.
They are the parents of two sons, Scott (Diane) Griffith, of Troy and Sean (Mary)

Barbara and John Griffith

COLUMBUS GROVE — Mr. and Mrs. John Griffith, of Columbus Grove, celebrated 50 years of marriage May 29, 2015. Griffith and the former Barbara Geckle were married May 29, 1965, at Russellville Methodist Church, in Russellville, OH, by the Rev. Edward Linville. They are the parents of two sons, Scott (Diane) Griffith, of Troy and Sean (Mary)

LIMA — Tim and Jeannie Stahl, of Lima, and Mike and Sherry Rossfeld, of Elida, announce the engagement of their son, Zach, to Kara Keplinger, daughter of Keith and Jennifer Keplinger, of Columbus.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Westerville North High School and The Ohio State University College of Arts and Sciences and College of Medicine.

Keplinger/Rossfeld

LIMA — Tim and Jeannie Stahl, of Lima, and Mike and Sherry Rossfeld, of Elida, announce the engagement of their son, Zach, to Kara Keplinger, daughter of Keith and Jennifer Keplinger, of Columbus. The bride-elect is a graduate of Westerville North High School and The Ohio State University College of Arts and Sciences and College of Medicine.

LIMA — Mr. and Mrs. Nile Sroufe, of Lima, celebrated 50 years of marriage May 29, 2015.
Sroufe and the former Pauline Williams were married May 29, 1965, at St. Mark's Methodist Church, in Lima, by the Rev. Frank Rowe.
They are the parents of Paula Batt, of Buckland; Terry (April) Sroufe, of Lima and Steve (Buddy) Sroufe, of St. Petersburg,

Pauline and Nile Sroufe

LIMA — Mr. and Mrs. Nile Sroufe, of Lima, celebrated 50 years of marriage May 29, 2015. Sroufe and the former Pauline Williams were married May 29, 1965, at St. Mark's Methodist Church, in Lima, by the Rev. Frank Rowe. They are the parents of Paula Batt, of Buckland; Terry (April) Sroufe, of Lima and Steve (Buddy) Sroufe, of St. Petersburg,

ADA — Dorothy Clum, of Ada, celebrated her 90th birthday May 28, 2015. An open house is planned from 2 to 4 p.m., June 7, 2015, at County Line Church of the Brethren Fellowship Hall.
She was born May 28, 1925 to Otis and Ethel LaRue. On June 27, 1945, she married Ross Clum, and he died in Nov. of 2005.
Clum has one daughter, Shirley Johnson

90th Birthday: Dorothy Clum

ADA — Dorothy Clum, of Ada, celebrated her 90th birthday May 28, 2015. An open house is planned from 2 to 4 p.m., June 7, 2015, at County Line Church of the Brethren Fellowship Hall. She was born May 28, 1925 to Otis and Ethel LaRue. On June 27, 1945, she married Ross Clum, and he died in Nov. of 2005. Clum has one daughter, Shirley Johnson

BUFORD, GA — Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Verhoff, of Buford, GA, formerly of Lima, are celebrating 50 years of marriage today, May 31, 2015. The couple are renewing their vows today at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, in Flowery Branch, GA with Father Eric Hill. A trip is planned in Sept., to Rome, Italy and a cruise to the Greek Islands.
Verhoff an

Grace and Ron Verhoff

BUFORD, GA — Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Verhoff, of Buford, GA, formerly of Lima, are celebrating 50 years of marriage today, May 31, 2015. The couple are renewing their vows today at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, in Flowery Branch, GA with Father Eric Hill. A trip is planned in Sept., to Rome, Italy and a cruise to the Greek Islands. Verhoff an

Upcoming car shows

Upcoming car shows • Every Wednesday through Sept. 30: Kool Car Cruise-In, 5 to 8 p.m., Happy Daz in Elida • June 3: Elderly Day Care Center Men's Club, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., 215 North Central, Lima. Contact Gerry Burton, 419-228-5135. • June 5: Van Wert Peony Festive car show, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Main Street, Van Wert. Register a





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