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Past articles by Tara:

Spotlight: Merrill Marie Soapworks truly homemade

LIMA — Nowadays all you need to start a side hustle could be as simple as a few YouTube videos.Sisters Jennifer Fickel, of Lima, and Anne Laiho, of F → Read More

Potts Center moves forward on relocation, feasibility study

LIMA — The novel coronavirus has been difficult for minority business owners to navigate, but the Walter C. Potts Entrepreneur and Training Center co → Read More

Modified Max’s Trader Days on at Allen County Fairgrounds

LIMA — This year’s Max’s Trader Days are underway at the Allen County Fairgrounds.Max McCluer originally announced in the opening week of → Read More

Spotlight: Ride down Auglaize with Fort Amanda Canoe Livery

LIMA — If you’re looking for some peace and quiet away from the madness, look no further than the Auglaize River.Fort Amanda Canoe Livery has b → Read More

Hard work pays off at fair

LIMA — Chloe Agler with Auglaize Ag and Jones Show Cattle took home the junior fair born and raised market steer show grand championship Tuesday nigh → Read More

Rustic Farmhouse market returning to Auglaize County Fairgrounds

WAPAKONETA — This year’s highly-anticipated Rustic Farmhouse market will finally be underway this weekend.The biannual vendor fair, in its thir → Read More

Spotlight: 4-H director shares heritage with local youth

LIMA — For Kelly Coble, it was a no-brainer to commit her life to 4-H.The Continental native spent 10 years in 4-H while in school and now serves as → Read More

New Wassenberg exhibit reflective of ‘crazy’ 2020

VAN WERT — Wassenberg Art Center’s latest exhibit is truly a sign of the times.Executive Director Hope Wallace put out the call for the art to → Read More

Police seek suspect in Wapakoneta bank robbery

WAPAKONETA — Officials are looking for a man who reportedly robbed a Wapakoneta bank.The Wapakoneta Police Department responded to the report of a ro → Read More

Bluffton Discovery Days, car show, farmers market taking over downtown

BLUFFTON — Bluffton is the place to be Saturday.This summer’s second Bluffton Discovery Days will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, highlighti → Read More

Allen fair to offer ‘Fair Food Bash’

LIMA — Things continue to change for the Allen County Fair, which begins Friday.On Tuesday, the board announced the fair will open to the public on F → Read More

Civic Center hosting telethon

LIMA — This week the Veterans Memorial Civic Center will be putting on an old-fashioned telethon to raise funds.The telethon, which will go live from → Read More

Spotlight: Violet Valley a family effort

PIQUA — What started as a way to comfort her grandmother while she was sick has become a business venture for Irene Potter, of Piqua.“When my g → Read More

Midwest Shooting Center hosting first car show

CRIDERSVILLE — After popular demand, the Midwest Shooting Center will be hosting its first car and motorcycle show this weekend.“We’ve ha → Read More

Fricke gives Allen County Fair update

LIMA — This year’s Allen County Fair will be a throwback to what the earliest fairs may have looked like.Fair manager Bob Fricke did his annual → Read More

Sunflower fields sparking smiles

ROCKFORD — Today marks the closing day of the SchoolHouse Farms In Bloom Festival, but there is still plenty of time to get out and enjoy sunflowers → Read More

Hidden Spaces tour returns

VAN WERT — Tonight is your opportunity to see the history being dug up in downtown Van Wert.With a downtown rejuvenation on the horizon, this year → Read More

Armstrong’s record-breaking jet donated to museum

WAPAKONETA — The Learjet 28 that Neil Armstrong broke five records in took its last flight Wednesday morning, coming home to Neil Armstrong Airport o → Read More

Treasure hunt: 127 Yard Sale, Lincoln Highway Buy-Way kicking off

VAN WERT — The “World’s Longest Yard Sale” will once again be coming through the area Aug. 6 through 9 with major stops in Van Wert → Read More

Lights out for venues: Entertainers struggle as coronavirus-forced focus shifts

LIMA — The state of entertainment is in danger, so event organizers are having to be more creative than ever to provide safe and desirable options.CO → Read More