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Lima City School District students to recieve free football tickets

LIMA — Tickets are free for Lima City School District students who wish to attend Friday’s opening game at the new Spartan Stadium against Marion Harding, courtesy of the Union Bank Co.Bart Mills, marketing officer for Union Bank, announced Wednesday at the mayor’s news conference that the bank has not only purchased all of the tickets for the game, but is also partnering with Lima Manor to host a tailgate party for the community. Students who wish to attend will ...

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Police calls

2290 Elida Road, Lima — A woman reported Monday a theft from Dunham’s Sports.300 block of East Main Street, Beaverdam — A woman reported Tuesday a woman assaulted her.1800 Brookhaven Drive, Lima — A deputy reported Friday finding juveniles trying to enter a building.3700 block of Kissing Hollow, Lima — A woman reported Monday a person violated a protection order....

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COLT to be transferred to LACCA’s control in Mercer, Auglaize counties

LIMA — The Lima Allen Council on Community Affairs is finalizing plans to move COLT transportation services from Sources Community Network Services to LACCA’s control.The transition will become effective Monday with no disruption of services to customers being served by Sources. The COLT transportation services makes available 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week services to low-income residents in Auglaize and Mercer Counties.The phone number to reach LACCAR...

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Lima City Schools invites supporters to join parade

LIMA — Lima City School District officials are inviting students, staff and supporters to join in with the school at the Labor Day Parade.The school will be at its usual spot in the parade this year. Line up for the parade begins at 9 a.m. in front of St. Gerard on Main Street and the parade will begin at 10 a.m.The Lima Senior Marching Pride and the Lima Senior Alumni Association will be participating. Supporters should wear Spartan attire and can bring individual...

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Lima’s Labor Day festivities include parade and ceremony

LIMA — Lima’s Labor Day Parade will begin at 10 a.m. Monday, with Dave Rabe, former chairman of the Allied Labor Council, as the grand marshal.The parade will assemble along North Main Street and march through Town Square. Before the parade, the grand marshal and other special guests will be presented with honors at a ceremony at the Town Square reviewing stands at 9 a.m. Both Mayor David Berger and the Allen County commissioners will issue proclamations at that time....

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Lima Public Library to hold ACT prep sessions

LIMA — The Lima Public Library will be holding free ACT prep sessions for any student, parent or adult in the region every Tuesday during the school year. The sessions will run from 6 to 7 p.m. at the library in the lower level. Test dates are Sept. 13, Oct. 25, Dec. 13, Feb. 7, April 18 and June 13.ACT Prep Schedule:English: Sept. 2, Sept. 23, Oct. 28, Dec. 2, Jan. 13, Feb. 10, March 17 and April 21.Reading: Sept. 2, Sept. 30, Nov. 4, Dec. 2, Jan. 20, F...

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Lima Memorial Health SystemAug. 24 — Hope Weis and DeAngelo Welch, Lima, boy.

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From here to eternity

In Deuteronomy 4:1-4, the Lord makes it clear there are certain qualifications we must meet before we will be able to walk in the promises of God.If we intend to enter into a place of purpose, destiny, blessings, a place where there is no lack and where the enemy has no impact, there are things we must do. I am talking about our own personal Caanan land experience, which references the land the Lord promised the Israelites.

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Two two-car accidents slow traffic on Elida Road

AMERICAN TOWNSHIP — Traffic got rather thick on Elida Road after two two-car accidents occurred on Wednesday morning.Sgt. Randy Mason, with the American Township Police Department, said his department got a call at 10:30 a.m. about the accidents. The police are currently handling the accidents as two separate accidents.A car was traveling westbound on Elida Road and was turning into the Humane Society of Allen County when a second car rear-ended the first. That cau...

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Gary Welton: Retirement: A new and different form of work

Both financial and physical well-being in retirement require foresight and planning. Although far too many people fail to plan their financial resources, perhaps even more people fail to plan how to invest their hours and days once the structure of the workweek is removed by retirement.In his book “Invisible Man,” Ralph Ellison writes, “Don’t you know the quickest way to die is to retire?” Unfortunately, there is some research evidence to suggest that ...

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Letter: Dialogue needed on stadium issue

I went to a Lima City Board of Education meeting about the stadium issue with basically two questions:•Why does the name “Lima” not appear on the new sign?•Did the school board realize the positive entrance way the stadium and park could make for people entering the city from the east side? These opportunities are very few during a lifetime.

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Sacramento (Calif.) Bee: To answer calling, these professionals go into danger to help others

AUG. 22 — Real bravery is knowing that you’re risking your life for a worthy cause but doing it anyway.Soldiers and police officers often do that. As two global stories — the Ebola outbreak and the Middle East conflicts — should remind us, so do reporters and doctors.James Foley, a freelance journalist, knew he was going into harm’s way when he went to Syria to help tell that story. He disappeared in November 2012 and became the second Weste...

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Indians beat White Sox 8-6 in 10 innings

CHICAGO — Zach Walters hit a two-run home run in the 10th inning, lifting the Cleveland Indians to an 8-6 victory over the sliding Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night.Pinch-hitter Lonnie Chisenhall doubled to lead off the 10th against Jake Petricka (0-4), and after failing to sacrifice Chisenhall to third, Walters hit a 3-2 pitch well into the right-field bleachers to give the Indians the lead.Bryan Shaw (5-3) pitched 2 1-3 scoreless innings in relief for the win, k...

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Meyer: Miller's surgery successful

COLUMBUS — Braxton Miller came through surgery just fine.The Ohio State quarterback will still miss the rest of the 2014 season after having successful surgery on Tuesday to repair the torn labrum in his right (throwing) shoulder.“Braxton and I talked this morning before he went in,” Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer said on the Big Ten coaches teleconference on Tuesday. “He had surgery. Everything is good.”Miller sent Meyer pictures of ...

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OSU’s Wilson ready for bigger role

COLUMBUS — A year ago, Braxton Miller called then-freshman wide receiver Dontre Wilson “that lightning bolt.”“He’s something special, man,” Miller said.Ohio State coach Urban Meyer was enthusiastic, too. So was offensive coordinator Tom Herman. Fans expected big things.And then lightning didn’t strike.Wilson, who chose Ohio State over Oregon after the Ducks coach Chip Kelly took the Philadelphia Eagles job, ...

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Lima Senior gains volleyball victory over Allen East

HARROD — Lima Senior topped Allen East 3-2 in volleyball Tuesday.Kierre James had seven aces and 22 digs, Dahlais Bouyer had 17 kills and four solo blocks, Mara Zell had 11 assists and Ragan Williams had 11 assists for Lima Senior.Carly Clum had six aces and 15 kills, Madison Jacobs had 15 digs, Taylor Lloyd had nine assists and Sadie Kirkendall had two solo blocks for Allen East.Shawnee 3,Bluffton 1Kathryn Basinger had 12 kills, Ha...

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Wood, Cubs shut down Reds

CINCINNATI — Travis Wood pitched six innings of two-hit ball against his former team for his first win in two months, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 3-0 victory over Johnny Cueto and the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night.Arismendy Alcantara hit a two-run shot and Anthony Rizzo connected for his 30th homer for the Cubs, who have won four in a row for the first time since June 30-July 4.Cincinnati was shut out for the 12th time this season. Cueto (15-8) struck out eigh...

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