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2008-07-11 15:00:25

By The Lima News, Ohio Jul. 11--Wow! What a Fourth of July. Indian Lake was busting over its banks with lots and lots and lots of people, boats, cars, golf carts and motorcycles. What a crowd. Things started slow because of Mother Nature but then the sun came out and so did everyone else. Folks where lining up along the bank road with all kinds of tents and picnic stuff by 10 a.m. Old Field Beach State Park was rockin' with a great car show, kids pageants, cornhole games, all kinds of...

2008-07-11 12:01:04

By Bart Mills, The Lima News, Ohio Jul. 11--LIMA -- Despite earlier reports, there will be nurses among the 49 workers laid off from St. Rita's Medical Center. Hospital President Jim Reber said Thursday that three registered nurses were among those affected by the hospital's staff cuts. A day earlier, Reber had said no nurses or direct patient-care staffers would be included in the layoffs. Three RNs will be among those cut in an effort to reduce operational hours and low-volume...

2008-07-03 06:00:00

By Beth L. Jokinen, The Lima News, Ohio Jul. 3--ST. MARYS -- Pupils studying American history next school year at McBroom Junior High School will not just read about it, but see it in art form as well. The school is one of about 15 in the area that will receive up to 40 reproductions of great American art. "Tying history in with art, where the kids see it in two subjects, it seems to mean more to them," art teacher Kathy Sites said. "A lot of kids are visual learners and if they have a...

2008-06-25 06:03:10

By Beth L. Jokinen, The Lima News, Ohio Jun. 25--PERRY TOWNSHIP -- Perry school employees are getting a raise, but they will also for the first time have to pay a little for health care. The school board approved a twoyear contract with the Perry Education Association on Tuesday, the same contract previously approved for the classified staff. The contracts call for 2.8 percent raises each of the two years of the contract. E m p l o y e e s will now pick up 3 percent of the cost of...

2008-06-23 06:00:17

By Beth L. Jokinen, The Lima News, Ohio Jun. 23--LIMA -- This summer will be a busy one for young filmmaker Becky Hartung. There are 10 episodes of her teenage drama to finish, a short film about adoption, and a trip to Orlando, Fla., for a New York Film Academy, where she'll give acting a try. "With film, it is a way to express myself, and the same with writing," the Temple Christian School junior said, saying that she loves the "getting out of your own skin" aspect of acting. The...

2008-06-18 06:00:23

By Beth L. Jokinen, The Lima News, Ohio Jun. 18--SHAWNEE TOWNSHIP -- A three-year contract for school employees these days is pretty good, but Shawnee teachers are getting one better. The school board approved a three-year deal with the Shawnee Education Association on Tuesday, but the two sides are expected to sign a memorandum in the coming months to add another year onto the contract. Superintendent Paul Nardini said negotiations can be difficult and sometimes become hostile, so...

2008-06-15 15:00:36

By Greg Sowinski, The Lima News, Ohio Jun. 15--VAN WERT -- Jodi Wallenhorst has spent nearly 15 years working at Kongsberg Automotive to support her son and daughter as a single mother. Since early April, when she and 300 other Kongsberg employees were locked out of their jobs after refusing to take a one-third pay cut, she's scraped by to survive while leaning on family for help. Unable to afford $1,200 a month for an alternative health insurance, she nervously goes without. "I've...

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2007-03-03 03:00:00

By JOHN SEEWER BLUFFTON, Ohio - At a university smaller than some high schools, where many athletes live in the same dormitory, the deaths of four baseball players in a bus crash has left an entire campus feeling a profound sense of loss. Football players from Bluffton University froze during a morning workout when they heard that the bus carrying the school's baseball team went off a highway overpass in Atlanta and fell 30 feet to the interstate below early Friday. They, and other...

2006-11-29 18:00:48

By Greg Sowinski, The Lima News, Ohio Nov. 29--LIMA -- Police recorded its ninth homicide of the year Tuesday when a Chicago man shot in the head late Sunday died. Marcus R. Green, 24, died at St. Rita's Medical Center on Tuesday, hospital spokeswoman Linda Chartrand said. Green was shot once in the head about 11 p.m. Sunday outside a home at 543 E. Second St. Lima police Lt. Jim Baker said Monday the case was being handled as a homicide because of the injury and the fact Green was on...

2006-10-27 18:00:38

By Tim Rausch, The Lima News, Ohio Oct. 27--LIMA -- In a black suit with sequins, Judy Collins swept from stage right to open with one of her most memorable songs. "Rows and floes of angel hair and ice cream castles in the air," Collins sang the opening to "Both Sides Now." More than 600 people filled Crouse Hall at Veterans Memorial Civic Center Thursday to see the Grammy-winning performer. Collins performed with the Lima Symphony Orchestra, a departure from the speakers and comedic acts...


Word of the Day
lambent
  • Licking.
  • Hence Running along or over a surface, as if in the act of licking; flowing over or along; lapping or bathing; softly bright; gleaming.
This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.
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