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Property taxing code enforcement

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LIMA — Confusion about who is responsible for maintaining property during foreclosure or bankruptcy proceedings is putting an added burden on Lima’s code enforcement.In the limbo of the foreclosure process, many property owners incorrectly believe they no longer have the responsibility for their property’s maintenance issues. Lawns become overgrown, weeds spread, and other maintenance issues lead to further deterioration of the home. This deterioration can also lower the property value of surrounding homes.

 

The winners: The Lima News’ 18th annual Amateur Photo Competition

LIMA —The winners of The Lima News’ 18th annual Amateur Photo competition were recently announced. Today, the Abstract and Animals categories appear.PHOTO EXHIBITWHAT: The Lima News’ 18th annual Amateur Photo CompetitionWHEN: Thursday through end of yearWHERE: Thursday through Sept. 26 at ArtSpace/Lima downtown; after that, St. Rita’s Medical Center High Street Mall Gallery through end of yearONLINE: Visit www.lima...

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Make a disaster plan for your pets today

A tornado strikes your town. A fire or flood destroys your home. In light of the 6.0 magnitude earthquake that shook the California Napa Valley, how prepared are you for your family if a disaster strikes? Does your emergency plan include protecting your pets?The likelihood that you and your pets will survive an emergency situation depends greatly on your preparedness. Whether you decide to stay put in an emergency or evacuate to a safer location, you will need to make plans in adva...

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Put-in-Bay police under investigation

PUT-IN-BAY, Ohio (AP) — Allegations of unlawful arrests and heavy-handed tactics against police in the Lake Erie island resort town of Put-in-Bay are being investigated by a county sheriff and a state agency.Numerous complaints from residents and business owners on South Bass Island sparked the investigation into the police department, said Ottawa County Sheriff Steve Levorchick.While the sheriff would not reveal details about the investigation, island residents ha...

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Kasich detractors’ options dwindle

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — So you’re among the half of Ohio voters who weren’t planning to vote for John Kasich. What now?With the Republican governor’s Libertarian and tea party foes sidelined and his Democratic rival’s campaign disintegrating, pundits and partisans find themselves wondering what path non-Kasich supporters will choose on Election Day. They could skip over the race between Kasich and embattled Democratic challenger Ed FitzGerald, throw thei...

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Two injured in Sunday crash

OTTOVILLE — An accident involving a car and a motorcycle left two injured Sunday in Putnam County.At 3:25 p.m., Anna C. Landwehr was exiting a private lot at the intersection of state Route 634 and U.S. Route 224 near Ottoville. As she was exiting, she pulled into the path of a Harley-Davidson motorcycle operated by John David Fickel.Fickel suffered non-life-threatening injuries and awas transported to St. Rita’s Medical Center. Landwehr was taken for treatme...

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Falcons sign Kyle Miller to practice squad

ATLANTA — The Atlanta Falcons signed Kyle Miller (Elida/Mount Union) to their practice squad on Monday.Miller had been cut by the Miami Dolphins on Friday. Miller was placed on waivers and the Falcons picked up Miller and signed him to their 10-man practice squad.Miller has been with the Indianapolis Colts (2012) and the Dolphins (2012, 2013). He was active for one game with the Colts in 2012.Houston Astros fire manager Bo Porter...

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Meyer hopes line matures

COLUMBUS – Urban Meyer said it before Braxton Miller’s injury. He’s still saying it.The offensive line is his biggest concern about this year’s Ohio State football team.That line, with four new starters, struggled in the first half of OSU’s 34-17 win over Navy in its season opener before playing better in the second half.The chances of being able to recover from a similar slow start by the line against Virginia Tech on Saturday ni...

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Jerry Zezima: Fixing a flood of laundry issues

Life is a vicious cycle because there is always a laundry list of things to do. This is especially true if you have to do the laundry, in which case there are three cycles: wash, rinse and spin.But you can’t do the laundry, as my wife, Sue, and I found out recently, if your washing machine is on the fritz. Unfortunately, we don’t know anybody named Fritz, so we called a plumber named Harry.Harry, who owns Brookhaven Plumbing and Heating on Long Island, N.Y., ...

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Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Death on the range: A fatal lapse

AUG. 30, 2014 — Common sense took a holiday Monday last at an outdoor shooting range in White Hills, Ariz. A man is dead and a little girl will have to live with the scar of this preventable tragedy for the rest of her life.Instructor Charles Vacca was teaching the child, all of 9, how to shoot, of all things, an Uzi submachine gun. A cellphone video recorded by one of her parents shows her squeeze off a round in single-shot mode. No problem. But when the mode is switched to ...

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Joseph Blasi: Big story this Labor Day

For Labor Day, let’s talk bluntly about labor’s fair share of the profits and of the productivity of the economy. The hard truth is that labor, meaning the wide middle class, is not receiving its fair share. There is no clear-cut reversal of the middle class’s declining fortunes in sight and no new ideas on the big radar screen.From the end of World War II until the early ’70s, productivity of the economy increased, and wages after inflation also went up. Th...

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Air Force Museum in Dayton restoring Titan rocket

DAYTON (AP) — Restoration experts at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force are launching their largest restoration project yet at the museum in southwestern Ohio.A Titan 4B space launch vehicle that has been sitting in gigantic pieces in a Wright-Patterson Air Force Base hangar near Dayton is being prepared for restoration efforts. It will be displayed in the museum’s fourth building, slated to open in 2016.The Titan 4B stood more than 200 feet tall, and ...

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Man drowns after boat sinks in Indian Lake

A 22-year-old man drowned early Sunday at Logan County’s Indian Lake, a popular recreational hotspot where many Ohioans flock for holiday weekends.Authorities were withholding the name of the man, but the Bellefontaine Examiner, citing unnamed sources, identified him as 22-year-old Joshua Keith, an Indian Lake High School graduate.According to Mark Bruce of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, nine people were on board a boat that started to sink just north of...

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Labor Day time for leisure for area residents

LIMA — Officially, summer does not end until Sept. 22. However, Labor Day weekend is traditionally seen as the official goodbye to the warm, sunny days, the weekend trips with the family, or the get-togethers.An expected 1.4 million Ohioans and 34.7 million Americans were making that last road trip of 50 miles or more away from home. The trips vary from visiting relatives, to theme parks, to camping and other tourism areas.AAA said hotel costs ranged from 6 percent...

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Ohio Lottery Results for Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014

DAILY (Sunday)Pick 3: 9-3-5 day, 8-9-9 nightPick 4: 8-8-5-4 day, 6-0-6-0 nightPick 5: 4-0-3-9-9 day, 3-1-6-1-3 nightRolling Cash 5: 1-5-6-16-38CLASSIC (Saturday): 17-30-38-42-43-48KICKER: 725740Jackpot: $4.3 millionPOWERBALL (Saturday): 5-28-31-52-59Powerball: 27Power Play: 2Jackpot: $100 millionMEGA MILLIONS (Friday): 3-26-45-58-73Mega Ball: 12...

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Cueto posts victory No. 16

PITTSBURGH — The Cincinnati Reds likely envisioned themselves in the thick of a pennant race as the calendar turned to September.Yet, they’re five games under .500 after injuries wreaked havoc on one of baseball’s more talented rosters.Even Johnny Cueto, one of the game’s best pitchers, hasn’t been immune to the tough times endured by the Reds this season.On Sunday, Cueto overcame an early jolt to earn his 16th win and Chris Heise...

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A moving career

1. How did you get started doing videos for real estate agents?My good friend Todd Kivimaki, he started this business back in college in 2004. We’ve known each other since Cub Scouts. We both went to Bluffton University. I helped Todd in the summers. I am an education major and I taught from 2006 to 2012. Eventually, the company grew big enough that he could bring me on full-time, so I quit teaching in 2012. Now we’ve expanded to Columbus, Dayton, Findlay, Van Wert and ...

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The winners: The Lima News’ 18th annual Amateur Photo Competition

LIMA —The winners of The Lima News’ 18th annual Amateur Photo competition were recently announced. Today, the Portrait and Flowers categories appear.PHOTO EXHIBITWHAT: The Lima News’ 18th annual Amateur Photo CompetitionWHEN: Thursday through end of yearWHERE: Thursday through Sept. 26 at ArtSpace/Lima downtown; after that, St. Rita’s Medical Center High Street Mall Gallery through end of yearONLINE: Visit www.lima...

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