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Merri Hanjora

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Births

Lima Memorial Health System Dec. 16 — Janet and Justin Reid, Elida, girl; Brittany Beougher and Brandon Wurster, Celina, boy. Dec. 17 — Laura and Corey Weis, Celina, girl; Hannah Hardesty, Lima, boy. St. Rita's Medical Center Dec. 17 — Nichole Williamson and Cory Evans, Delphos, girl; Kari and Chad Johnson, Ottawa, boy; Rachae

Births

St. Rita's Medical Center Dec. 15 — Lindsay and Andrew Snider, Ottawa, girl; Tiffany Conner and Christopher Lewis, Ada, boy. Dec. 16 — Jenna and Zachary Johnson, Belle Center, boy; Jill and Shawn Coppus, Findlay, boy.

Births

St. Rita's Medical Center Dec. 15 — Dawn and Matt Hedrick, Fort Jennings, girl; Sarah and Troy Herring, Leipsic, girl; Olivia and Noah Helms, Ottoville, girl. ELSEWHERE Dec. 10 — Andrea and Scott Miehls, Cheboygen, Michigan, boy.

Births

Lima Memorial Health System Dec. 12 — Amber and Jeremy Niles, Lima, boy; Carla and Brian Smith, New Bremen, girl; Alyson Fletcher and Michael Shultz, Lima, girl; Jessica Rettig and Christopher Harris, Kenton, boy. Dec. 15 — Ashley and Brian Reynolds, Leipsic, boy. St. Rita's Medical Center Dec. 6 — Lisa and Joel Henline, Lima,

LIMA — Underprivileged children from Allen County were treated to a shopping spree at Meijer on Dec. 6, courtesy of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge Hall. There were 59 children paired with a law enforcement person shopping for clothing, essentials and Christmas gifts for themselves and their families.
Since 2008, the Fraternal Order of P

Cops, kids team up to shop

LIMA — Underprivileged children from Allen County were treated to a shopping spree at Meijer on Dec. 6, courtesy of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge Hall. There were 59 children paired with a law enforcement person shopping for clothing, essentials and Christmas gifts for themselves and their families. Since 2008, the Fraternal Order of P

Home loan rates

Rates for 30-year and 15-year, fixed-rate mortgages with zero points as of noon, Friday, Dec. 12, 2014. 30 YR / 15 YR RATE % Citizens National Bank 3.75 / 2.875 % First Federal Bank 3.75 / 3.125 % First National Bank, Bluffton 3.875 / 3.125 % The State Bank & Trust 3.875 / 3.125 % Union Bank 3.625 / 2.875 % Superior Federal Credit U

Births

St. Rita's Medical Center Dec. 10 — Kara and Seth Zink, Bluffton, boy. Dec. 11 — Megan Tracy, Lima, girl. Dec. 12 — Ellie and Rocky Starr, Lima, boy.

AWARDS
Otterbein Cridersville deficiency free
Otterbein Cridersville Senior Lifestyle Community received its annual assisted living state survey. The center had zero deficiencies. This is the center's sixth year of deficiency-free surveys.
The annual inspections are to ensure that communities are compliant with the Ohio Revised Code and the Ohio

Applause for business achievements

AWARDS Otterbein Cridersville deficiency free Otterbein Cridersville Senior Lifestyle Community received its annual assisted living state survey. The center had zero deficiencies. This is the center's sixth year of deficiency-free surveys. The annual inspections are to ensure that communities are compliant with the Ohio Revised Code and the Ohio

The Lima News publishes photographs of vintage cars, 20 years or older, free of charge in Real Wheels. To share a photo of your car with our readers, send a picture to Real Wheels, Newsroom, The Lima News, 3515 Elida Road, Lima, OH 45807.
Include the following information: Year of car, make and model, how many years you have owned vehicle, car's h

Share your classic cars

The Lima News publishes photographs of vintage cars, 20 years or older, free of charge in Real Wheels. To share a photo of your car with our readers, send a picture to Real Wheels, Newsroom, The Lima News, 3515 Elida Road, Lima, OH 45807. Include the following information: Year of car, make and model, how many years you have owned vehicle, car's h

LEIPSIC — The Chevy Corvette made a name for itself in the 1960s. Corvette production rose from approximately 10,000 cars each year to approximately 27,000 cars per year. The 1967 Corvette Sting Ray was the last Corvette of the second generation, and years of refinements made it the best of the line. The C2 series ended in 1967, with the addi

1967 Chevy Corvette

LEIPSIC — The Chevy Corvette made a name for itself in the 1960s. Corvette production rose from approximately 10,000 cars each year to approximately 27,000 cars per year. The 1967 Corvette Sting Ray was the last Corvette of the second generation, and years of refinements made it the best of the line. The C2 series ended in 1967, with the addi

ELIDA — 1992 was the 25th anniversary of the Camaro, as well as the last year for the third generation Camaro, which was introduced in 1982. There were 8,197 Chevy Camaro's made in 1992. All 1992 Camaros received a 25th Anniversary badge on the dashboard. This was also the last year of production at the assembly plant in Van Nuys, CA. Marketi

1992 Chevy Camaro

ELIDA — 1992 was the 25th anniversary of the Camaro, as well as the last year for the third generation Camaro, which was introduced in 1982. There were 8,197 Chevy Camaro's made in 1992. All 1992 Camaros received a 25th Anniversary badge on the dashboard. This was also the last year of production at the assembly plant in Van Nuys, CA. Marketi

CAIRO — Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Arnold, of Cairo, will celebrate 65 years of marriage Dec. 17, 2014. An open house is planned at 6:30 p.m., Dec. 17, 2015 at the Hilty Home in Pandora. The couple request that gifts be omitted.
Arnold and the former Beverly McKinley were married Dec. 17, 1949, by the Rev. Frank Hamblen.
They are the parents of t

Beverly and Kenneth Arnold

CAIRO — Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Arnold, of Cairo, will celebrate 65 years of marriage Dec. 17, 2014. An open house is planned at 6:30 p.m., Dec. 17, 2015 at the Hilty Home in Pandora. The couple request that gifts be omitted. Arnold and the former Beverly McKinley were married Dec. 17, 1949, by the Rev. Frank Hamblen. They are the parents of t

LIMA — Jeff and Kim Wright, of Lima, announce the engagement of their daughter, Amy Christine, to Carl Christian Hayslett, son of Nelson and Jill Hayslett, of Fairborn.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Bath High School and Ohio University. She is currently attending Ohio Northern University's Claude W. Pettit College of Law, graduating in Ma

Wright/Hayslett

LIMA — Jeff and Kim Wright, of Lima, announce the engagement of their daughter, Amy Christine, to Carl Christian Hayslett, son of Nelson and Jill Hayslett, of Fairborn. The bride-elect is a graduate of Bath High School and Ohio University. She is currently attending Ohio Northern University's Claude W. Pettit College of Law, graduating in Ma

Lima Municipal Court records

Lima Municipal Court Dispositions Dec. 1: Patricia L. Myers, 59, of 3233 Spencerville Road, pleaded guilty to unauthorized use of property. Sentence: 30 days jail, suspended, $150 fine. Latasha M. Nash, 22, of 519 S. Atlantic Ave., pleaded guilty to theft. Sentence: 90 days jail,l 74 suspended, $100 fine. Hasan Adams, 37, of 51 Grafton Ave., Ap

Five generations of the Suever family were together recently. They include, seated from left: Great-great-grandmother, Rowena Suever and great-grandfather Norbert Suever. Standing: Chad Reynolds, Parker Reynolds and grandmother, Laura Reynolds.

Five generations: Suever family

Five generations of the Suever family were together recently. They include, seated from left: Great-great-grandmother, Rowena Suever and great-grandfather Norbert Suever. Standing: Chad Reynolds, Parker Reynolds and grandmother, Laura Reynolds.

Births

Lima Memorial Health System Dec. 5 — Jacklynn Prater, St. Marys, girl; Melissa Okuly and Jeffrey Nichols, Lima, boy. St. Rita's Medical Center Dec. 4 — Georgia Bowman and Andrew Rettig, Lima, girl; Lindsay Lamb and Shane Shugart, Van Wert, girl. Dec. 5 — Deneika and David Miller, Ottawa, boy; Beth and James Grime, Columbus Gro

LIMA — Five generations of the Smith family gathered this past summer. They include, from left: Myranda Perrine holding Kaden, Ronnie Perrine Jr., Judi Smith Perrine and great-great-grandmother, Jean Smith.

Five generations: Smith family

LIMA — Five generations of the Smith family gathered this past summer. They include, from left: Myranda Perrine holding Kaden, Ronnie Perrine Jr., Judi Smith Perrine and great-great-grandmother, Jean Smith.

LIMA — Five generations of the Perrine family gathered this summer. They include, seated, from left: Myranda Perrine with Kaden and great-great-grandmother, Jean Perrine. Standing, Ronnie Perrine Jr. and great-grandfather, Ron Perrine.

Five generations — Perrine family

LIMA — Five generations of the Perrine family gathered this summer. They include, seated, from left: Myranda Perrine with Kaden and great-great-grandmother, Jean Perrine. Standing, Ronnie Perrine Jr. and great-grandfather, Ron Perrine.

LIMA — Lillian Stippich, of Lima, will celebrate her 107th birthday Dec. 19, 2014. Cards can be sent to her c/o Lima Convalescent Home, 1650 Allentown Road, Lima, OH 45805.
She was born Dec. 19, 1907 in Port Huron, MI, to John and Catharine (Devlin) Kelly. In August of 1935, she married Richard F. Stippich, and he died May 18, 1962.
Stippic

107th Birthday: Lillian Stippich

LIMA — Lillian Stippich, of Lima, will celebrate her 107th birthday Dec. 19, 2014. Cards can be sent to her c/o Lima Convalescent Home, 1650 Allentown Road, Lima, OH 45805. She was born Dec. 19, 1907 in Port Huron, MI, to John and Catharine (Devlin) Kelly. In August of 1935, she married Richard F. Stippich, and he died May 18, 1962. Stippic

Draper/Adams

LIMA — Kimberly Ann Draper and Brian Brad Adams announce their engagement. Parents of the bride-elect are Ruth and Peter Miller of Pine Knoll Shores, NC. Parents of her fiancee are Virginia Adams of Lima and the late Robert Adams. The couple will exchange wedding vows at 6:30 p.m., April 22, 2015 at the AFSCME 1002 Union Hall, in Lima.





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