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Outgoing Lima Police chief reflects on career

LIMA — Throughout his 36-year career in law enforcement, the last 11 as chief of the Lima Police Department, Kevin Martin has never been one to seek → Read More

FOP, Lima Exchange Club pay tribute to late Bluffton officer

LIMA — It’s been 48 years since the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 21 in Lima has been forced to add a name to its Wall of Honor that reco → Read More

Prison workers upset after hazard pay denied

LIMA — Representatives of the Ohio Civil Service Employees Association, the collective bargaining unit representing corrections officers at the Allen → Read More

Teenage murder suspect has trial date pushed back

LIMA — The trial of a Lima teenager charged with the 2019 murder of Kevonta Cowan has been pushed back until at least September.Na’Zier Howard, → Read More

Lima man falls to his death near Hocking Hills State Park

LOGAN — The Hocking County coroner has identified the person who fell to his death at Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve in southeast Ohio on Sunda → Read More

Facebook threats aimed at judge land Lima man in jail

LIMA — A Lima man who posted a Facebook video that law enforcement officials believe could be construed as a threat of violence against a sitting All → Read More

22 dogs rescued from ‘deplorable’ conditions

LIMA — Donations have started to pour in to the Ohio SPCA/Humane Society shelter in Lima as word spreads that 22 German Shepherd dogs were rescued by → Read More

Exam to select new LPD chief set for Tuesday

LIMA — The two eligible candidates to become Lima’s next chief of police will take the required promotional assessment examination next week, a → Read More

Woman who allegedly robbed dollar store denied lower bond

LIMA — A motion seeking a reduction in the bond for a Lima woman charged with threatening a convenience store clerk during a robbery earlier this yea → Read More

Ottawa man charged with rape

OTTAWA — An Ottawa man is being held in custody on a $250,000 bond following his arraignment this week on charges of rape.Brian Gonzales, 33, appeare → Read More

Jurors say guilty; judge says 10 years in prison

LIMA — An Allen County jury deliberated for less than an hour Tuesday before finding a Delphos man guilty of choking the mother of his 11-year-old da → Read More

Jurors in assault case hear conflicting testimony

LIMA — Jurors in the case of a Delphos man who prosecutors say choked the mother of his child to the point of unconsciousness will hear one last piec → Read More

Third suspect in Allen County burglaries is sentenced

LIMA — A Hardin County woman who evaded law enforcement authorities for more than six months following her arrest as an accomplice in two home burgla → Read More

Auglaize murder suspects appear in federal court

TOLEDO — Two Wapakoneta area women and a man from South Africa made brief appearances in U.S. District Court in Toledo Friday for their respective ro → Read More

TikTok celeb avoids prison time for illegal sexual conduct

LIMA — A Lima man who had attained a moderate level of celebrity on the social media platform TikTok will escape prison time despite pleading guilty → Read More

Lima man pleads guilty to gang-related shooting

LIMA — A Lima man who has been linked to a Lima street gang will be sentenced June 30 after pleading guilty on Thursday to discharging a firearm into → Read More

Rape victim’s attorney challenges sexual history of alleged victim

LIMA — A hearing was held behind closed doors, in accordance with Ohio law, as attorneys and the judge in a Lima rape case debated the sexual history → Read More

Lima man competent to stand trial for attempted arson

VAN WERT — A Lima man has been deemed competent to stand trial on charges ranging from attempted arson to domestic violence and vandalism.A June 1 pr → Read More

Family friend who raped young girl expects to die in prison

LIMA — The attorney for a Lima man sentenced to a minimum of 14 1/2 years in prison for rape and other sex-related crimes against a young girl said h → Read More

Bond hearings are Monday for Auglaize murder suspects

NOTE: Theodorou’s name was misspelled in sheriff’s press release on ThursdayWAPAKONETA — Three persons charged with murder in the death o → Read More