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Kelly Doran

Position: Reporter
E-Mail Address: kdoran@civitasmedia.com
Phone Number: 567-242-0362


About Kelly Doran

Education and general assignment reporter.

Latest Stories by Kelly Doran

New team creates opportunities

LIMA — There's something about spending time with someone who has gone through the same struggles as you, someone similar to you. That is one of the reasons that members of the newly formed Northwest Ohio Sled Hockey Team find with their teammates, and even their opponents, said General Manager Stephanie Rine. Sled Hockey is a type of hockey

BATH TOWNSHIP — Lillian van Wyngaarden has a passion for hearing others' stories.
This passion is why van Wyngaarden is the student editor at The Paw Print, Bath High School's student newspaper, and why she traveled to Japan during the summer. This, combined with her love for writing, is why van Wyngaarden hopes to major in English and journ

Student seeks new experiences

BATH TOWNSHIP — Lillian van Wyngaarden has a passion for hearing others' stories. This passion is why van Wyngaarden is the student editor at The Paw Print, Bath High School's student newspaper, and why she traveled to Japan during the summer. This, combined with her love for writing, is why van Wyngaarden hopes to major in English and journ

Shoe boxes bring children joy

PERRY TOWNSHIP — The successful shoe box program for Shawnee Local School District pupils is being expanded to benefit Perry Local School District as well. This is the fourth year of the shoe box project, a project lead by the Shawnee Optimist Club that gives shoe box-sized boxes filled with school supplies, toiletries, toys, hats and gloves

Humane society has online store

LIMA — The Humane Society of Allen County recently opened an online store, with items displaying the group's logo on items ranging from T-shirts to iPhone cases. The shelter will receive all the profits from the sales. Its new store can be found at www.hsoac.org/shop-the-hsoac.

LIMA — Tax relief through certain tax credits have helped get millions of people out of poverty every year, but some are set to expire in 2017.
U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, is calling for the permanent extension and the expansion of the Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit, part of the Working Families Tax Relief Act Brown intro

Tax credits to expire

LIMA — Tax relief through certain tax credits have helped get millions of people out of poverty every year, but some are set to expire in 2017. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, is calling for the permanent extension and the expansion of the Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit, part of the Working Families Tax Relief Act Brown intro

Bath elementary dedication planned

BATH TOWNSHIP — The new Bath Elementary dedication ceremony will begin at 2 p.m. Jan. 11. Those attending can take self-guided tours of the building until 5:30 p.m. The new elementary is located at 2450 Bible Road. In addition, there will be a chance to reminisce and take self-guided tours of the old elementary buildingfrom 4 to 7 p.m. Jan.

Education briefs

Rachel's Challenge comes to Van Wert The Van Wert City/County D.A.R.E. program is hosting Rachel's Challenge this week at Crestview High School, Middle School and Elementary School, Van Wert High School, Middle School and Elementary School, Lincolnview High School, Middle School and Elementary School, Vantage Career Center, Wayne Trace High School

LIMA — When Denise's daughter could not afford to to live anywhere but a motel, Denise took in her three children.
Her daughter does love her children, but Denise refuses to let her grandchildren, 12-year-old Bruce, 9-year-old Tom and 8-year-old Janet, stay in a motel because she thinks it's dangerous.
“I don't think that's a life for

Grandma struggles to pay bills

LIMA — When Denise's daughter could not afford to to live anywhere but a motel, Denise took in her three children. Her daughter does love her children, but Denise refuses to let her grandchildren, 12-year-old Bruce, 9-year-old Tom and 8-year-old Janet, stay in a motel because she thinks it's dangerous. “I don't think that's a life for

Waynesfield-Goshen to discuss school calendar

WAYNESFIELD — The Waynesfield-Goshen Local Board of Education scheduled a public meeting for 7 p.m. Dec. 8 to hear input on the 2015-16 school calendar. The meeting will be held in the District Office Building.

LIMA — Students at The Ohio State University at Lima may find the week before finals a little less stressful becaue of activities such as a pajama party and a visit from therapy dogs.
This is the first year that OSU-Lima's Counseling and Consultation Services has put on a “Stress Less Week,” events planned in the hopes of remindi

Activities lower stress

LIMA — Students at The Ohio State University at Lima may find the week before finals a little less stressful becaue of activities such as a pajama party and a visit from therapy dogs. This is the first year that OSU-Lima's Counseling and Consultation Services has put on a “Stress Less Week,” events planned in the hopes of remindi

LIMA — Grace views her daughter, Elsa, as a miracle.
Grace was not supposed to have any children but her miracle continues to light up Grace's life, even after a car accident took Grace's normal life to one where she has undetectable seizures and lost everything.
Now Grace and Elsa move between two houses. Elsa is age 7 and is very responsi

Seizures affect family

LIMA — Grace views her daughter, Elsa, as a miracle. Grace was not supposed to have any children but her miracle continues to light up Grace's life, even after a car accident took Grace's normal life to one where she has undetectable seizures and lost everything. Now Grace and Elsa move between two houses. Elsa is age 7 and is very responsi

Rachel's Challenge comes to Van Wert
The Van Wert City/County D.A.R.E. program is hosting Rachel's Challenge this week at Crestview High School, Middle School and Elementary School, Van Wert High School, Middle School and Elementary School, Lincolnview High School, Middle School and Elementary School, Vantage Career Center, Wayne Trace High School

Rachel's Challenge comes to Van Wert The Van Wert City/County D.A.R.E. program is hosting Rachel's Challenge this week at Crestview High School, Middle School and Elementary School, Van Wert High School, Middle School and Elementary School, Lincolnview High School, Middle School and Elementary School, Vantage Career Center, Wayne Trace High School

Extravaganza celebrates seniors

LIMA — The Senior Resource Network, Healthspan, HCF and Elmcroft are presenting The Holly and Ivy Extravaganza in DeHaven Home and Garden Showplace, 775 Shawnee Road, Lima, on Thursday. The free event, which runs from 12 to 4 p.m. Thursday, celebrates seniors and will include many activities, such as live swing/big band music and dancing by

LIMA — Dropout rates appear to be decreasing overall, and area district administrators credit the higher value placed on education and alternative learning options as the reason.
“The state in general and society in general is placing, I think, a greater emphasis on graduating from high school,” said Mike Lamb, Shawnee Local Scho

Ending dropouts

LIMA — Dropout rates appear to be decreasing overall, and area district administrators credit the higher value placed on education and alternative learning options as the reason. “The state in general and society in general is placing, I think, a greater emphasis on graduating from high school,” said Mike Lamb, Shawnee Local Scho

More manure storage sought

CONVOY — Blue Stream Dairy is hoping to increase its manure storage so that the farm has flexibility in land application. Blue Stream Dairy recently applied to increase its manure storage by 8.7 million gallons by building a 2.6 million gallon manure storage barn and two additional ponds, a 2.9 million gallon one and a 3.2 million gallon one

HARROD — Taylor Ball is working to bring farm fresh foods into Allen East Local School District.
A senior at Allen East High School, Ball said she hopes that if she can't get fresh foods into the cafeteria this year, then it will at least be lined up for next year. Ball was one of eight students from Allen East who went to a Youth Empowermen

Teen wants healthy food at school

HARROD — Taylor Ball is working to bring farm fresh foods into Allen East Local School District. A senior at Allen East High School, Ball said she hopes that if she can't get fresh foods into the cafeteria this year, then it will at least be lined up for next year. Ball was one of eight students from Allen East who went to a Youth Empowermen

Lake Campus to offer nursing

CELINA — After years of discussing community needs, the Lake Campus of Wright State University will begin offering bachelor's degrees in nursing next fall. During regional summits the past four years, community leaders gave input on the critical needs of the area and the leaders always say nursing, engineering and business, Dean Bonnie Mathi

Winter a hazard for school buses

KALIDA — Winter can be especially challenging for bus drivers, especially when the driver is passing another vehicle on a narrow road. Already this school year two Kalida bus drivers have had incidents on narrow, rural roads, Superintendent Karl Lammers said. In one case, the bus became stuck and in the other situation the other driver becam

Van Wert High School honor roll

The following students made the Van Wert High School Honor Roll for the first nine weeks. 4.0 Meredith Adams, Maekenzie Alba, Alaina Alvarez, Rebecca Anderson, Emily Bair, Shianne Baldwin, Megan Barnhart, Chloe Brake, Carisa Burgos, Cade Chiles, Nicole Clay, McKenzie Collins, Lauren Cooper, Jacob Covey, Chloee Gamble, Erin Gemmer, Alexandria Gree

Ottoville honor roll

The following students made the Ottoville High School Honor Roll for the first nine weeks. All A's: 12th Grade: Anna Bendele, Chelsey Boecker, Ryan Kimmet, Megan Lambert, Haley Landwehr, Annie Lindeman, Elizabeth Luersman, Robyn Turnwald 11th Grade: Jennifer Burgei, Alena Horstman 10th Grade: Maizee Brinkman, Madison Knodell, Brooke Mangas, Reb





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