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Craig Kelly


Lima, OH, United States

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Recent articles by Craig:

Birch Solar opposition dwindles as hearings begin

LIMA — The State of Ohio’s regulatory body overseeing energy-related installations began hearings today concerning a significant solar energy p → Read More

Lima engineer notes progress in downtown roundabout project

LIMA — Commuters through Lima’s downtown have seen a lot of orange in the vicinity of Town Square as construction crews continue to work to con → Read More

Allen Commissioners approve MOU concerning Birch Solar

LIMA — With the Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) set to meet Wednesday through Friday concerning the proposed Birch Solar I solar power generation proj → Read More

Wapak, Auglaize County on strong footing, civic leaders say

WAPAKONETA — Despite a recent transition in leadership and increased uncertainty in the state of affairs in the broader world, leaders from the city, → Read More

Lima Civil Service Board discusses low exam turnout

LIMA — In addressing issues related to filling available positions within the city, the issue, as Lima City Council heard during its regular meeting → Read More

Ryan making pitch to voters after primary win

LIMA — Ohio Democratic voters have given U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan the mandate to flip the state’s second Senate seat blue in November. Now Ryan is ho → Read More

Auglaize County murder case going to federal court

WAPAKONETA — The April 24 death of Thomas Hovanec and subsequent arrest of three people in connection with that death has now become a federal case, → Read More

United Way honors Winget, others at campaign wrap-up

LIMA — United Way of Greater Lima volunteer Betsy Winget was busy in the background, taking photos of award recipients with her phone during Friday → Read More

Manchester: Rhodes State can help fill need for nurses

LIMA — With demand growing for baccalaureate-level nurses, educational institutions are working to fill that need. On Tuesday, an area state represen → Read More

P&G invests over $500M in Lima plant

LIMA — Procter & Gamble is set to become an even greater part of the Allen County economy with its announcement Monday of a planned $501 million → Read More

ALL Youth Class projects aim to benefit community

LIMA — One of the core philosophies of the Rotary Club is the idea of seeking to benefit others, and at Monday’s meeting, the Lima Rotary Club → Read More

Voth’s volunteer spirit felt in Bluffton and beyond

BLUFFTON — Service has been a way of life for Bluffton’s Laura Voth, whether in her vocation or as a volunteer, and that willingness to serve h → Read More

Federal appeals court OKs Ohio law aimed at abortion funding

CINCINNATI (AP) — A divided federal appeals court Tuesday upheld an Ohio anti-abortion law that blocks public money for Planned Parenthood.The full 6 → Read More

Auditor: Fiscal stress on horizon for Ohio counties, cities

LIMA — While Ohio’s economy has shown recovery from the 2008 recession, a closer look reveals there is the potential for financial stress for the state’s county and municipal governments. The Ohio Auditor’s Office released its second annual Financial Health Indicators report, evaluating 17 different fiscal indicators to gauge the financial health of counties and … → Read More

Allen County’s sheriff brings his badge to the barnyard

LAFAYETTE — Being the top cop in Allen County can be a daunting task in and of itself, but when Sheriff Matt Treglia leaves the Allen County Sheriff’s Office, he has another job waiting for him, one that he says is “in his blood.” Treglia’s roots go back to agriculture, with his grandfather starting a … → Read More

Bradfield class opens doors to computer coding

LIMA — For some young people in the Lima community, there is a feeling that their path is already carved out for them. A new program coming to the Bradfield Community Center is hoping to inspire those young people to know that their future is up to them and not written in stone. “It’s about … → Read More

$40 million Lima overflow tank project outlined

LIMA — The City of Lima is preparing to undertake the most expensive project in the city’s history next spring, one which, for the most part, will never be seen once completed. The city is evaluating submitted bids for the construction of a 13-million gallon combined sewer overflow tank to be placed 23 feet underground … → Read More

Legislative update: Tax reform the main talking point for area legislators

WASHINGTON, D.C. — As one may expect with major reform legislation, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has been the subject of the most discussion and reaction this past week in the nation’s capital. U.S. House of Representatives Rep. Bob Latta, R-Bowling Green: Latta praised the passage of the tax reform bill, saying it will … → Read More

Lima firefighters promoted

LIMA — Several firefighters in the Lima Fire Department have been promoted following the recent retirements of Capt. Rich Reiff and Deputy Chief Ed Hower. Cpt. Andy Heffner was promoted to deputy chief and assigned to the Central Fire Station. He has served with the Lima Fire Department for 22 years and has completed the … → Read More

Allen County township trustees sworn in

LIMA — They are often the unseen part of local government, ensuring roads are plowed in the winter and ensuring that ditches are cleared in the summer, among many other responsibilities. On Thursday, several Allen County township trustees were sworn into office by Judge Tammie Hursh at Lima Municipal Court. These trustees are the first … → Read More