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Allen Co. sheriff deputy charged with OVI LIMA - A patrol deputy with the Allen County Sheriff's Office was charged with OVI. Deputy Evan Thomas was stopped by the Ohio State Highway Patrol early Thursday, according to a news release from the sheriff's office. Thomas was driving his personal vehicle.

Putnam County health board member's status to be reviewed OTTAWA - Putnam County District Advisory Council will meet Monday to decide if they will keep Matthew Herman as a member of the Putnam County Board of Health. The meeting will be at 7 p.m. at the Putnam County Courthouse. Herman has served on the board since March.

Play to feature Indian song, dance WHAT: International Play Festival. WHEN: 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. WHERE: Stambaugh Studio, Freed Center for the Performing Arts, 525 S. Main St., Ada. TICKETS: Students $5, seniors $10, adults $20 at freedcenter.com or 419-772-1900.

ArtSpace, Kewpee honoring young artists WHAT: 31st Annual Kewpee High School Art Invitational. WHEN: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays through April 6. WHERE: ArtSpace/Lima, 65-67 Town Square, Lima. ADMISSION: Free. LIMA - High school art is not just a requirement for some area high school students.

"Cold Pursuit" - R "When you're on the same road every day," says Nelson Coxman, "you don't think about it. I was lucky. I picked a good road. I'm going to stay on it." Nels is receiving "Kehoe Citizen of the Year" award from the upscale ski resort town where he lives with his wife, Grace, and teenage son, Kyle.

Sen. Lindsey Graham to speak in Lima Lindsey Graham, R-SC, has been announced as the keynote speaker for the Allen County Republican Party's annual Lincoln-Reagan Dinner. Recently elected as the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Graham has been a vocal advocate for the military since he began serving as one of South Carolina's senators in 2003.

Rescue underway in Miami County after man jumps into river A water rescue is underway after a man jumped into the Stillwater River in Miami County.

Former Toledoan faces additional charges connected to murder case A former Toledo man accused of killing a University of Toledo student now also faces a charge of perjury. Isaiah DeLeon, 23, was indicted Thursday by a…

Larger Elida library space opens ELIDA - The Lima Public Library debuted its new and larger Elida branch location Thursday morning. The new space, located at 500 E. Kiracofe Ave., is 3,864 square feet and includes Wi-Fi, four computers, a story time room, a conference room with a white board, projector and screen, as well as a refrigerator and microwave.

Grocery pickup service coming to Lima Walmart stores in March LIMA - Grocery pickup service is coming to Walmart's two Lima locations. The new service is expected to launch at Allentown Road and Harding Highway Walmart stores on March 20, allowing customers to order their groceries online and pick up at the store later that same day, the company confirmed to The Lima News.

Multiple fire agencies respond to blaze at Darke County barn with livestock inside Crews from multiple fire departments were called tonight to a blaze at a barn with lifestock reporte…

Ford probing gas mileage issues Has launched an investigation into whether it overstated gas mileage and understated emissions from a wide range of vehicles. The company says that in September, a group of employees reported possible problems with a mathematical model used to calculate pollution and mileage, prompting the company to hire an outside firm to run tests.

Monroe County commissioner addresses hit-and-run claims in Facebook post Monroe County Commissioner Greg Moore posted a video to Facebook Thursday of himself addressing the circumstances surrounding an incident last month that…

Van Gundy would end NBA All-Star game MIAMI - Jeff Van Gundy has an idea on how to fix the NBA All-Star Game. His plan: Eliminate it. "You can be a Division III player like myself and be All-Star MVP," Van Gundy said.

Cheryl Coker case: Legal expert weighs in on why suspect is not charged Most people named a homicide suspect end up at a place like the Montgomery County Jail a short time…

Sheriff's office looking for missing juvenile Local law enforcement is seeking the community's help in finding a minor missing since last week. According to a press release from the Champaign County Sheriff's Office, 17-year-old Jeffery Andrus has been missing since Feb. 15. The sheriff's office responded to a report of a missing / runaway juvenile at 6:47 a.m.

Mom talks about her 8th grade daughter’s suicide; hopes to help other kids who are bullied News Center 7's John Bedell talked with Stefanie Cooper, mother of Jayde Payne, the Twin Valley South eighth-grader who killed herself before school on Jan. 8, 2019. You can watch the entire interview here starting at 6 p.m. Anyone struggling with thoughts of suicide can call the national suicide prevention hotline at 1800-273-8255.

Births - The Lima News Rita’s Medical CenterFeb. 20 — Courtnie and Jordon Gudakunst, Grover Hill, girl; Ashley and Paul Mackenbach, St. Marys, girl;.

A throat-cutting sign across his neck’: Court docs outline alleged interstate baby formula conspiracy Three men allegedly used drug addicts to steal from retailers in Butler and Hamilton counties, going…

JUST IN: Teen indicted on murder charges in hotel shooting near Dayton Mall Hotel worker shot in head in DoubleTree parking lot in late-night slaying near Dayton Mall.

Van Wert Civic Theatre holding auditions VAN WERT - The Van Wert Civic Theatre is holding auditions for its final show of the season, Little Shop of Horrors, at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24 and Monday, Feb. 25 at the theater, 118 S. Race St., Van Wert. The show will run May 2 through 12.

Lori Borgman: We said, 'I do,' they said we didn't I have to provide an official copy of our marriage certificate to the Indiana BMV to get the security clearance driver's license. After waiting seven months on the state of Missouri, where we were married, the envelope finally came - with a letter saying they have no record of us ever being married.

Library board selects interim director Jason Kucsma after Clyde Scoles' death The Toledo library board of trustees approved a new interim director Thursday following the recent death of Director Clyde Scoles. Jason Kucsma, deputy…

Former city employee admits to stealing funds A former city employee admitted this week to stealing funds dedicated for the Friendship Park Community Center. Lisa Ward, 58, who served as the acting…

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