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2008-08-01 06:00:39

By Beth L. Jokinen, The Lima News, Ohio Aug. 1--ELIDA -- The final site for the new Elida High School is the one school officials have wanted all along. At a special meeting Wednesday, the school board approved paying $914,780 for 55 acres of land west of the middle school near Baxter and North streets. Superintendent Don Diglia said the board looked at the land two years ago, but it was not available for sale. The district then moved on with plans to build on land purchased in 2001...

2008-08-01 06:00:35

By Beth L. Jokinen, The Lima News, Ohio Aug. 1--PANDORA -- Pandora-Gilboa school employees have agreed to pay more for their insurance in the coming years, but will continue to see wage increases. The school board and classified employees most recently agreed to a three-year contract, with an extension for a fourth year. It took just one quick meeting to reach a tentative deal. The board and teachers came to the same agreement in June. Both teachers and classified staff will receive a...

2008-07-28 15:00:44

By Bart Mills, The Lima News, Ohio Jul. 27--LIMA -- The picture is almost 9 years old. It shows a younger Dwight Lockwood, vice president of Global Energy, flanked by Lima Mayor David Berger and Allen Economic Development Group President Marcel Wagner, all smiling from the concrete slab they hoped one day would be home to a massive gasification plant and the key to a bright future for the city. Today, almost a decade later, not much has changed. The three men in the picture still...

2008-07-26 15:00:34

By Rachelle Pavelko, The Lima News, Ohio Jul. 26--BATH TOWNSHIP -- One Lima roadway project is finally done. Thayer Road between Reservoir Road and state Route 81 opened at 9 a.m. Friday with a ceremony led by Allen County Engineer Tim Piper. The construction of the new Procter & Gamble Co. Distribution Center was the catalyst for the road improvement project. With the new center just east of Thayer Road on Reservoir Road, many thought it necessary for Thayer Road to be improved...

2008-07-25 12:01:14

By Bart Mills, The Lima News, Ohio Jul. 25--LIMA -- Husky Energy's announcement on second-quarter earnings confirmed what most of us suspected -- these are good days to own an oil company. The Canadian energy company, owner of the Lima Refinery, saw profits soar by a betterthan-expected 89 percent in the second quarter of the year. That translates to earnings of $1.35 billion, compared to $721 million earned in the same quarter last year. The record profits come at a time when oil...

2008-07-25 12:00:49

By Bob Blake, The Lima News, Ohio Jul. 25--DELPHOS -- Driver fatigue and inattention were believed to have contributed to a tractor-trailer running off U.S. Route 30 into Bear Creek on Thursday morning. The fiery crash destroyed the tractor and left the semitrailer and its load of steel beams upside down in the creek. Despite the tractor flipping onto its roof and bursting into flames, the driver managed to escape on his own, according to emergency responders at the scene. Sgt. Jon...

2008-07-23 12:01:22

By Bart Mills, The Lima News, Ohio Jul. 23--LIMA -- When it comes to stemming juvenile crime, success obviously begets success. The Allen County Juvenile Court will receive a $188,000 grant this year though the Ohio Department of Youth Services. This is the first year the county has received the grant, a fact Judge Glenn Derryberry attributes to local collaborations that have reduced the number of youth returning to detention facilities. "When agencies work together, a comprehensive...

2008-07-22 06:00:41

By Heather Rutz, The Lima News, Ohio Jul. 22--LIMA -- Just announcing opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for drilling would lower the price of oil immediately, U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan said Monday. Jordan, R-Urbana, pushed for drilling in the area known as ANWR after a weekend White House-sponsored trip to Alaska by House Minority Leader John Boehner and freshmen Republican members of Congress. During Jordan's trip he saw wildlife in and around production facilities in places...

2008-07-22 06:00:39

By Beth L. Jokinen, The Lima News, Ohio Jul. 22--WAPAKONETA -- Wapakoneta voters agreed in November to help the school district construct new buildings and spruce up others, and it won't be long until they begin seeing their money at work. Plans for all portions of the $67 million project are in full swing. Construction will begin on a new elementary school in Cridersville in October, and tonight's school board agenda includes approval of early designs for a renovated high school,...

2008-07-22 06:00:00

By Bob Blake, The Lima News, Ohio Jul. 22--LIMA -- A single-site casino proposal is heading toward a possible referendum on the November ballot. A pair of Allen County commissioners see the issue being one that could spur further action on the stalled casino effort locally. Commissioners Sam Bassitt and Greg Sneary said the effort by MyOhioNow.com supporters is focused on getting enough signatures to place it on the November ballot. The comments came during a meeting of the Lima Rotary...