Kelly Doran

Position: Reporter
E-Mail Address: kdoran@civitasmedia.com
Phone Number: 419-993-2093


About Kelly Doran

Education and general assignment reporter.

Latest Stories by Kelly Doran

St. Rita's donates AED to Marimor Industries

LIMA — The Chest Pain Center at St. Rita's Medical Center recently donated an Automated External Defibrillator to Marimor Industries Inc. The donation was a joint effort of Mary Marker, administrator of the Heart and Vascular Center, and Jennifer Pierce, paramedic supervisor with Lima-Allen County Paramedics. An AED is a portable device that

Stadium dedication postponed

ADA — The Kerscher Stadium dedication, originally scheduled for Saturday, has been postponed to a later date, which has yet to be announced. The women's and men's soccer games will take place as originally scheduled. The women's game is at 5 p.m. and the men's at 7 p.m.

LIMA — Insurance, car payments, rent, children, taxes. All are things that many adults deal with, but area high school students now know a lot more on these topics after a financial day.
Students from six areas schools came to the University of Northwestern Ohio event center in Lima on Thursday to learn about finances in the “real worl

Financial education day shows students the 'real world'

LIMA — Insurance, car payments, rent, children, taxes. All are things that many adults deal with, but area high school students now know a lot more on these topics after a financial day. Students from six areas schools came to the University of Northwestern Ohio event center in Lima on Thursday to learn about finances in the “real worl

New Perry school to have nautical theme

PERRY TOWNSHIP — Perry Local School District's new elementary school building will take a nautical theme because of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, the school's mascot. Randall Sprunger, chief operations officer and principal of Fanning-Howey, presented the plans for the building to Perry's Board of Education on Tuesday evening, which inclu

LIMA — Well-dressed men with hard hats and shovels ended a celebration of the Lima Area Electrical Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee's expansion process, one which will allow the school to have more classrooms and labs for its growing program.
A groundbreaking ceremony of sorts was held Wednesday for the expansion, which will be 7,000

Training center expands in Lima

LIMA — Well-dressed men with hard hats and shovels ended a celebration of the Lima Area Electrical Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee's expansion process, one which will allow the school to have more classrooms and labs for its growing program. A groundbreaking ceremony of sorts was held Wednesday for the expansion, which will be 7,000

Dairy truck trashed

NEW KNOXVILLE — An accident involving a milk hauling truck and a garbage truck Wednesday made for an interesting morning in New Knoxville. The garbage truck, a 2000 International truck with the Maharg Co. out of Celina, was parked northbound on state Route 29 in New Knoxville, said Lt. Scott Carrico of the Wapakoneta post of the Ohio State H

ONU to dedicate stadium
Ohio Northern University will be dedicating its newly renovated track and field and soccer complex before the men's soccer game against Case Western University at 6:45 p.m. Saturday. 
The stadium will be named Kerscher Stadium, in honor of Dr. Robert Kerscher, a member of the board of trustees, and his wife, Barbara. The n

ONU to dedicate stadium Ohio Northern University will be dedicating its newly renovated track and field and soccer complex before the men's soccer game against Case Western University at 6:45 p.m. Saturday. The stadium will be named Kerscher Stadium, in honor of Dr. Robert Kerscher, a member of the board of trustees, and his wife, Barbara. The n

ONU to begin Brother 2 Brother program

ADA — Ohio Northern University is kicking off its new “Brother 2 Brother” initiative in the Dicke Forum at 10 a.m. Wednesday. The initiative was created to help young men, especially those of color, with retention and graduation within educational environments. The university's program is part of the national Student African Amer

Lima to hold first MVP meeting
Lima City Schools will be holding its first Most Valuable Parent meeting this school year for middle school parents on Thursday.
The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at Lima North Middle School and the meeting to follow. Parents can meet other parents and learn ways to be a part of their child's education.

Lima to hold first MVP meeting Lima City Schools will be holding its first Most Valuable Parent meeting this school year for middle school parents on Thursday. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at Lima North Middle School and the meeting to follow. Parents can meet other parents and learn ways to be a part of their child's education.

LIMA — District report cards released recently do not reflect well on Lima City Schools when looking at the cover, but the details show improvements.
Lima City Schools did not meet any of the 24 indicators, which measure the number of students who pass state tests, this year or last year. To meet an indicator, the school must have at least 8

Lima makes progress on report cards

LIMA — District report cards released recently do not reflect well on Lima City Schools when looking at the cover, but the details show improvements. Lima City Schools did not meet any of the 24 indicators, which measure the number of students who pass state tests, this year or last year. To meet an indicator, the school must have at least 8

Lima Schools to hold induction ceremony

LIMA — Lima City Schools will induct nine people into its Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame on Oct. 23. The event will be held in the commons area of Lima Senior High School. A social hour reception will begin at 6 p.m. and the dinner and program will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tickets for the dinner and program are $25. A registration ticket form

Free developmental screenings available in Putnam County

OTTAWA — The next monthly free developmental screenings in Putnam County will be Tuesday. Developmental screenings include behavioral, hearing, physical development, play skills, speech and language and vision. Putnam County Help Me Grow Early Childhood Specialists will be doing the screenings for Putnam County infants, toddlers and preschoo

Little improvement seen in Lima-area district report cards

LIMA — The school district report cards released Sunday from the Ohio Department of Education showed little improvement in the Lima-area schools, at least in regard to the letter grade of standards met. Spencerville schools was the only one of the 32 districts in Allen, Auglaize, Hardin, Putnam and Van Wert counties to get a better grade tha

LIMA — The Phoenix Project is celebrating 10 years of helping women overcome addiction through community and encouragement.
The project has two houses in Lima and can have 16 women at a time, said Daisha Johnson, a caseworker and assistant to the house manager. Women typically stay in the house for about a year and go through a variety of cl

Phoenix Project celebrates 10 years

LIMA — The Phoenix Project is celebrating 10 years of helping women overcome addiction through community and encouragement. The project has two houses in Lima and can have 16 women at a time, said Daisha Johnson, a caseworker and assistant to the house manager. Women typically stay in the house for about a year and go through a variety of cl

Bluffton ranked in top third

BLUFFTON — Bluffton University is once again ranked in the top third of the Midwest colleges in the U.S. News and World Report rankings, the 17th year in a row that Bluffton has been in the top third. Bluffton was ranked 28 and also rose 64 percent in one of the ranking criteria. Bluffton's ranking for percentage of classes under 20 students

LIMA — What is the best way to explain the significance of Patriot Day to children who were born after Sept. 11, 2001?
Perhaps there is not a best way, but St. Charles Borromeo Catholic School Principal Jan Dornick is hoping her students will understand a little better because of yearly Patriot Day assemblies that the school holds.
This yea

St. Charles celebrates Patriot Day

LIMA — What is the best way to explain the significance of Patriot Day to children who were born after Sept. 11, 2001? Perhaps there is not a best way, but St. Charles Borromeo Catholic School Principal Jan Dornick is hoping her students will understand a little better because of yearly Patriot Day assemblies that the school holds. This yea

Board changes evaluation policy, recognizes student

LIMA — The Lima Board of Education adopted a new policy on teacher evaluations Thursday. Because of changes to Ohio House Bill 362, Lima schools will be evaluating teachers differently, something that, with 50 teachers, was incredibly time consuming last year, Jill Ackerman, superintendent, said. Teachers can be rated at accomplished, skill

UNOH offers yoga and Pilates

LIMA — The University of Northwestern Ohio's Yoga Studio will begin the fall 10-week session on Oct. 6. Yoga and Pilates classes are offered seven days a week and are open to the public. Classes are Monday through Friday evenings, Saturday mornings and 11:30 a.m. Sundays. Class size is limited to 15 participants. Call 419-234-6089 to registe

OSU-Lima offers classes for seniors

LIMA — The Ohio State University at Lima is offering classes for seniors on four Thursdays in October with the Lifelong Learning Institute. Classes last 90 minutes and meet at the same time each week. Participants can register for as many courses as they wish but should register early. The deadline to register is Oct. 6. Registration is $40 f

Statehouse to award grants

COLUMBUS — The Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board and Capital Square Foundation is giving 105 school transportation grants for visits to the Ohio Statehouse and museum during this academic year. The application process begins Wednesday and will remain open until all the grants have been awarded. Grants are available for any school that




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