Craig Orosz

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LIMA — The Veterans Food Pantry has a home to call its own.
On Wednesday, Kay Sellers, John Heaphy and the Blue Star Moms announced the new location for operation. The food pantry will operate out of the former Q's Smokin' BBQ & Fixin's restaurant in Lima, located at 810 W. North St. in Lima, across from St. Rita's Medical Center.
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New home for pantry

LIMA — The Veterans Food Pantry has a home to call its own. On Wednesday, Kay Sellers, John Heaphy and the Blue Star Moms announced the new location for operation. The food pantry will operate out of the former Q's Smokin' BBQ & Fixin's restaurant in Lima, located at 810 W. North St. in Lima, across from St. Rita's Medical Center. ̶

LIMA — It is not your typical cane. A carved bird serves as the handle and inside one part of the shaft are five marbles that often serve as conversation starters for Lima Rescue Mission resident Bill Conner.
“People often ask him if he's got all his marbles,” mission executive director Chuck Ferguson said. “It's definitely

A lot to lean on

LIMA — It is not your typical cane. A carved bird serves as the handle and inside one part of the shaft are five marbles that often serve as conversation starters for Lima Rescue Mission resident Bill Conner. “People often ask him if he's got all his marbles,” mission executive director Chuck Ferguson said. “It's definitely

1. When did you start shopping on Black Friday? Was this something your mom did?
Actually, my mom never did. I started going with her when I had my daughter, so I really got started before her. She's never been a big Black Friday shopper even though she had six children. I really just got started on my own. I love the thrill of it, you know being

It's all in the planning

1. When did you start shopping on Black Friday? Was this something your mom did? Actually, my mom never did. I started going with her when I had my daughter, so I really got started before her. She's never been a big Black Friday shopper even though she had six children. I really just got started on my own. I love the thrill of it, you know being

LIMA — Eric Wiechart looks for employees who use their hands and their heads to get work done.
The owner of All Service Glass in Lima said there's a need for that kind of employees in the area beyond his company.
“This area has a lot of need for people with technical skills that don't necessarily require a college education,” he

Work ethic, mechanical mindset help

LIMA — Eric Wiechart looks for employees who use their hands and their heads to get work done. The owner of All Service Glass in Lima said there's a need for that kind of employees in the area beyond his company. “This area has a lot of need for people with technical skills that don't necessarily require a college education,” he

ALLEN COUNTY — What role do women have in politics? What dynamic can they have?
Dr. Jeffrey Hayes, research director at the Institute for Women's Policy Research in Washington, D.C., said women are more likely to work collectively in a low-key manner. Though they may approach policy issues a bit differently than men, women do share “ki

Women in politics

ALLEN COUNTY — What role do women have in politics? What dynamic can they have? Dr. Jeffrey Hayes, research director at the Institute for Women's Policy Research in Washington, D.C., said women are more likely to work collectively in a low-key manner. Though they may approach policy issues a bit differently than men, women do share “ki

LIMA — It's all about ease and convenience for stores this Black Friday.
With about 67.6 million holiday shoppers expected this weekend, stores are striving to make it easy for shoppers to come in and get the deals they want without the hassle. Stores are using customer feedback to improve shoppers' experience, opening even earlier on Thanks

Black Friday nears

LIMA — It's all about ease and convenience for stores this Black Friday. With about 67.6 million holiday shoppers expected this weekend, stores are striving to make it easy for shoppers to come in and get the deals they want without the hassle. Stores are using customer feedback to improve shoppers' experience, opening even earlier on Thanks

LIMA — A former defensive tackle in the National Football League now spends his time traveling to Catholic schools talking about faith, hope and encouragement.
Mike McCoy, who played with the Green Bay Packers, the Raiders and the Giants, came to St. Charles Borromeo Catholic School on Wednesday to speak to students in the hopes of inspiring

Speaker talks about faith

LIMA — A former defensive tackle in the National Football League now spends his time traveling to Catholic schools talking about faith, hope and encouragement. Mike McCoy, who played with the Green Bay Packers, the Raiders and the Giants, came to St. Charles Borromeo Catholic School on Wednesday to speak to students in the hopes of inspiring

LIMA — The Lima Rotary Club plans to invest $100,000 into the Lima/Allen County community in celebration of its 100th anniversary this year.
Esther Baldridge, president of the club, said the club was looking for legacy projects that would leave a lasting impact on the community. She said the Rotary has not taken on projects of this magnitude

Rotary seeks projects

LIMA — The Lima Rotary Club plans to invest $100,000 into the Lima/Allen County community in celebration of its 100th anniversary this year. Esther Baldridge, president of the club, said the club was looking for legacy projects that would leave a lasting impact on the community. She said the Rotary has not taken on projects of this magnitude

LIMA — The first significant snowfall of the winter season — more than 3 inches in places — caused several accidents on roadways in Lima and the surrounding area.
Between 4 p.m. Sunday and 4 p.m. Monday, the Allen County Sheriff's Office reported it had received 18 reports of weather-related mishaps, more than three times the amo

Area sees first significant snow

LIMA — The first significant snowfall of the winter season — more than 3 inches in places — caused several accidents on roadways in Lima and the surrounding area. Between 4 p.m. Sunday and 4 p.m. Monday, the Allen County Sheriff's Office reported it had received 18 reports of weather-related mishaps, more than three times the amo

LIMA — The railroad crossing at Cable Road will finally be fixed.
An agreement between the city of Lima and the railroad, Chicago, Fort Wayne and Eastern Railroad has resulted in the railroad company agreeing to the repairs of the crossing.
A month ago, officials from the city of Lima, CFE and a railroad inspector from the Federal Railroad

Railroad tracks closer to repair

LIMA — The railroad crossing at Cable Road will finally be fixed. An agreement between the city of Lima and the railroad, Chicago, Fort Wayne and Eastern Railroad has resulted in the railroad company agreeing to the repairs of the crossing. A month ago, officials from the city of Lima, CFE and a railroad inspector from the Federal Railroad

SPENCERVILLE — It was a gratifying end to a story that started more than six decades ago more than half way around the world.
On June 6, 1951, William Tuttle was serving in the U.S. Army Infantry in Korea. On that day, he was severely injured during a missile attack, forcing him to spend 11 days in a hospital in Japan before returning to dut

A long-overdue honor

SPENCERVILLE — It was a gratifying end to a story that started more than six decades ago more than half way around the world. On June 6, 1951, William Tuttle was serving in the U.S. Army Infantry in Korea. On that day, he was severely injured during a missile attack, forcing him to spend 11 days in a hospital in Japan before returning to dut

LIMA — It may be fun to go to the symphony or see Alice Cooper at the Civic Center. Many Lima residents don't realize how much their night out can affect the community.
The arts bring jobs, money and talent into the area, but the advantage and impact of the local arts is largely unseen by some of Lima's own residents.
“It's an overloo

Arts bring jobs, money

LIMA — It may be fun to go to the symphony or see Alice Cooper at the Civic Center. Many Lima residents don't realize how much their night out can affect the community. The arts bring jobs, money and talent into the area, but the advantage and impact of the local arts is largely unseen by some of Lima's own residents. “It's an overloo

LIMA — A special delivery from Tulsa, Oklahoma, is expected to come to Potash Corp. on Thursday.
The oversized load hauling an HIS reformer has been traveling to Potash, which makes ammonia and urea, for more than a month, as it started it's journey Oct. 1, and the company has been planning for it to arrive for more than a year, said General

Potash waits on part

LIMA — A special delivery from Tulsa, Oklahoma, is expected to come to Potash Corp. on Thursday. The oversized load hauling an HIS reformer has been traveling to Potash, which makes ammonia and urea, for more than a month, as it started it's journey Oct. 1, and the company has been planning for it to arrive for more than a year, said General

HARROD — About 100 veterans left the gymnasium in Allen East Local Schools in a tunnel of high-fives on Tuesday, after a powerful program honoring veterans from all five branches of service.
This is the third year Allen East has held the program, which was started by sixth-grade teacher Marty Hards after her father, a Marine veteran, died. S

Allen East celebrates veterans

HARROD — About 100 veterans left the gymnasium in Allen East Local Schools in a tunnel of high-fives on Tuesday, after a powerful program honoring veterans from all five branches of service. This is the third year Allen East has held the program, which was started by sixth-grade teacher Marty Hards after her father, a Marine veteran, died. S

LIMA — Vera Siebanoller hasn't missed a Veterans Day ceremony at the Lima American Legion since she got back from serving in the Korean War, and Tuesday was no exception.
“I was proud to serve, I was proud to be a part of it,” Siebanoller said on Tuesday.
She served in the Korean War from 1950 to 1954 as a secretary stateside an

Recognizing our heroes

LIMA — Vera Siebanoller hasn't missed a Veterans Day ceremony at the Lima American Legion since she got back from serving in the Korean War, and Tuesday was no exception. “I was proud to serve, I was proud to be a part of it,” Siebanoller said on Tuesday. She served in the Korean War from 1950 to 1954 as a secretary stateside an

DELPHOS — For Nicole Siefker, a quick way to make money turned into a passion that has led her to help others.
Eleven years ago, Siefker started selling products through Pampered Chef in order to pay back her medical bills. She worked parties and sold around her full-time job.
Soon, she began just doing Pampered Chef and staying home with h

A home-cooked meal

DELPHOS — For Nicole Siefker, a quick way to make money turned into a passion that has led her to help others. Eleven years ago, Siefker started selling products through Pampered Chef in order to pay back her medical bills. She worked parties and sold around her full-time job. Soon, she began just doing Pampered Chef and staying home with h

LIMA — Lima Police Chief Kevin Martin and Sheriff Sam Crish have enjoyed such a good working relationship the chief likes to joke about their bromance.
“I will let you know the sheriff sometimes gets a little grabby so if you see us up here it's nothing to worry about,” Martin said jokingly as he began talking to Lima Rotarians o

Lima police chief jokes about bromance with sheriff

LIMA — Lima Police Chief Kevin Martin and Sheriff Sam Crish have enjoyed such a good working relationship the chief likes to joke about their bromance. “I will let you know the sheriff sometimes gets a little grabby so if you see us up here it's nothing to worry about,” Martin said jokingly as he began talking to Lima Rotarians o

LIMA — Virgil Clingerman became the Sunday school superintendent at his church, Trinity Wesleyan Church, in 1951 when he was 23. Sixty-three years later, he is still at it.
“I've always been interested in people,” he said. “The previous superintendent encouraged me to take it over, and the people wanted me to take it over.

In it for the long haul

LIMA — Virgil Clingerman became the Sunday school superintendent at his church, Trinity Wesleyan Church, in 1951 when he was 23. Sixty-three years later, he is still at it. “I've always been interested in people,” he said. “The previous superintendent encouraged me to take it over, and the people wanted me to take it over.

LIMA — At Lima Pallet, willingness to work makes a difference.
The company customizes pallets for about 150 companies and also hires felons and disabled adults.
“A lot of these guys, all they needed was a second chance,” said Tracie Sanchez, owner of Lima Pallet.
It's her passion to give people a shot or a second chance, partly

Second chances, rich history

LIMA — At Lima Pallet, willingness to work makes a difference. The company customizes pallets for about 150 companies and also hires felons and disabled adults. “A lot of these guys, all they needed was a second chance,” said Tracie Sanchez, owner of Lima Pallet. It's her passion to give people a shot or a second chance, partly

Just as they did in the last midterm election, Republicans swept statewide offices in Ohio. Governor John Kasich led the way, earning a comfortable victory over Democratic challenger Ed FitzGerald on Tuesday.
Kasich earned about 64 percent of the vote in Ohio, with FitzGerald garnering about 33 percent, according to unofficial results. Green Party

Kasich re-elected, GOP keeps statewide offices

Just as they did in the last midterm election, Republicans swept statewide offices in Ohio. Governor John Kasich led the way, earning a comfortable victory over Democratic challenger Ed FitzGerald on Tuesday. Kasich earned about 64 percent of the vote in Ohio, with FitzGerald garnering about 33 percent, according to unofficial results. Green Party





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