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The Lima News is today unveiling a significant upgrade of its website, making LimaOhio.com easier to navigate, faster to load and more effective for advertisers.As with this week's launch of our redesigned print product, the new website is largely the result of feedback from both readers and advertisers over the past several months.Among our improved and upgraded features are:• Easier to read headlines with one-click accessibility to stories.• Faster loading and navigation for increased convenience and speedier response.• Better organization of top stories, sports, opinion, features, entertainment and other specific news and information categories.

 

Cloverdale man dies in early morning ATV accident

CLOVERDALE — A Cloverdale man died early Friday morning after hit all-terrain vehicle struck a surface drain, causing the ATV to roll and eject the driver.Andrew Altenburger, 28, of Cloverdale, was pronounced dead at the scene by Putnam County Coroner Dr. Anna Horstman, according to a press release from Sgt. Kevin Siefker of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office.The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call at 2:20 a.m. Friday saying there had bee...

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Wetzel brings motorcycles and hard rock to Van Wert County

GROVER HILL, Ohio — Fans of motorcycles and hard rock music will be flocking to northeast Van Wert County this weekend for Wetzelland, one of the area’s largest rock festivals, boasting between 5,000 and 8,000 visitors per year.This event got its start 28 years ago as a motorcycle rally, and for Danny McPhail, it keeps growing as the years go by.“It’s become bigger and better every year,” he said.

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Lake Festival a tradition in Celina

CELINA — For the past 53 years, the last full weekend in July has heralded the arrival of the Celina Lake Festival.“It’s definitely established here,” festival co-chair Kevin Pyle said. “People plan trips to come home and visit family for the weekend around this festival.”Attracting tens of thousands of visitors every year, the Celina Lake Festival offers something for everyone, including some things found nowhere else.

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Auglaize County Fair returns Sunday

WAPAKONETA — Fair season is set to arrive once again in Auglaize County.Running Sunday through Saturday, this year’s Auglaize County Fair promises something for everyone. According to Fred Piehl, publicity chairman for the fair, one of the first events will honor some of the county’s talented youth.“We’re bringing back the high school band show the first day, sponsored by Happy Daz,” he said. “John Heaphy’s bringing the Bee...

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Upcoming area festivals and fireworks

LIMA — With summer now in full swing, festival season has arrived once again. Below is a list of some of the festivals going on this week our area.Organizing a festival and want it listed? Send your information to Craig Kelly at ckelly@civitasmedia.com.NEW BREMEN93rd annual New Bremen Firemen’s PicnicSaturdayCrown Pavilion, West Plum Street

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Sex Tape – R

The Story“It was a very minor thinking mishap,” says Jay Hargrove (Jason Segel). But wife Annie (Cameron Diaz) doesn’t buy it. “What did you do?” she says incredulously. “Did you forget to erase the f—-ing sex tape?” Jay and Annie, hoping to revive their uninspired sex life, video themselves in every position known to “The Joy of Sex.” Now, apparently, it’s on the iPads Jay gave to his friends and customers. ThatR...

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Lottery for Thursday, July 24

DAILY (Thursday)Pick 3: 8-3-4 day, 8-8-3 nightPick 4: 9-5-6-1 day, 6-8-1-9 nightPick 5: 8-0-6-1-5 day, 3-0-3-1-2 nightRolling Cash 5: 2-7-22-33-35CLASSIC (Wednesday): 4-10-12-21-44-46KICKER: 737909Jackpot: $2.7 MillionPOWERBALL (Wednesday): 4-10-12-22-31Powerball: 3Power Play: 5Jackpot: $50 MillionMEGA MILLIONS (Tuesday): 14-18-22-31-47Mega Ball: 15...

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Lima’s Home Depot building in talks to be sold

LIMA — The now-vacant Home Depot building, located at 2090 N. Cable Road, could potentially see a new tenant, according to John Mongelluzzo, of Yocum Realty.“We have been in some talks concerning the building,” he said. “Until a contract is signed, I can’t say anything definite.”The “for sale” signs are still on the building and the property is still listed on Mongelluzzo’s webpage at yocumrealty.com. The 97,410 squar...

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Scherzer wins 12th, Tigers beat Angels 6-4

ANAHEIM, Calif. — The day after the Detroit Tigers traded for Texas Rangers closer Joakim Soria, Joe Nathan made a point of showing why he is still manager Brad Ausmus’ No. 1 option in the ninth inning.Nathan struck out the side on 12 pitches to secure Max Scherzer’s 6-4 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday night in the opener of a four-game series between two of the top three teams in the majors.The six-time All-Star posted his 21st save in ...

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Kluber perfect into 7th of Indians loss to Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Corey Kluber took a perfect game into the seventh inning, and couldn’t have pitched much better.But all Kluber had to show for his performance was a no-decision in the Cleveland Indians’ 2-1, 14-inning loss to the Kansas City Royals on Thursday night.“Kluber has come a long way from last year,” Royals manager Ned Yost said. “This guy is All-Star caliber. He’s developed into one of the best starting pitcher...

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Locos unable to clinch No. 1 seed

HAMILTON — The Lima Locos were unable to clinch the outright regular season title and the top seed in the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League playoffs Thursday, falling 4-3 to the Hamilton Joes.The Locos (25-13) will try to clinch the top spot when they play host to the Lexington Hustlers at 7:05 p.m. tonight at Simmons Field. Southern Ohio (20-15) remained alive in the race for the No. 1 spot by defeating Cincinnati 11-3 Thursday.Against the Joes, Lima was led by...

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Wallace Jr. wins Eldora Mudsummer Classic

ROSSBURG — Darrell Wallace Jr.’s inexperience racing on dirt didn’t hinder him Wednesday night as he won the second annual Mudsummer Classic NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Eldora Speedway.Wallace said he was still trying to figure out what he was doing driving on Eldora’s clay surface in the final laps Wednesday and credited his strong crew and truck for helping to guide him to victory.“This is awesome,” the Kyle Busch Motor...

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Browns’ Gordon reported to meet with league Aug. 1

CLEVELAND — The Browns may soon learn whether they’ll have Josh Gordon this season.The Pro Bowl wide receiver will have an appeal hearing with NFL officials in New York on Aug. 1, a person with knowledge of the meeting told The Associated Press on Thursday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the discussions.The game-breaking playmaker is facing a possible one-year ban for violating the league’s substance abuse ...

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Knouff dominates at junior event

SYDNEY — Emily Knouff had the low 18-hole score of the day in winning the girls 16-18 division with a 70 at the Lima Junior Golf Association - McDonald’s Junior Series Bob Fridley Junior Golf Tournament at Shelby Oaks Golf Club on Thursday.Knouff was a 10-shot winner over Jennifer Mitchell.Austin Brackman won the boys 16-18 division with a 75. Joshah Rager defeated Grant Ricketts in a playoff to claim second after each shot a 76.In the boys 12-13 d...

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Indian Lake soccer practice Aug. 1

The Indian Lake high school boys soccer team will begin mandatory practice Friday, Aug. 1. Practice begins at 8 a.m. and runs until 1230 p.m. Contact coach Jon Shoffstall at shoffstallj@ils-k12.org or the school at 937-686-9976 for more information.

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Field announced for Coldwater event

COLDWATER — The field and date have been announced for the sixth annual Coldwater Varsity Volleyball Spikeoff Invitational.The invitational will start at 9 a.m. Aug. 16 and the participating teams will be Coldwater, St. Marys, Liberty Benton, Ottawa-Glandorf, Fort Loramie, New Knoxville, Miami East and St. Henry.

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Stewart makes pitch to bring other NASCAR series to Eldora

ROSSBURG — Tony Stewart made a pitch for NASCAR to bring its Sprint Cup and Nationwide series to Eldora Speedway prior to Wednesday’s Mudsummer Classic NASCAR truck race at the half-mile dirt track.Stewart, a three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup series champion and owner of Eldora Speedway, said he wants the NASCAR truck series to continue racing in Rossburg although NASCAR has not committed yet to returning. But he doesn’t want to stop there as he also would like NASCAR ...

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