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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...

2008-07-19 06:00:30

By Rachelle Pavelko, The Lima News, Ohio Jul. 19--SIDNEY -- Celebrate a new opening day for the Shelby County Fair today. In previous years, the fair kicked off on Mondays. "The entry dates and show dates all had to be juggled around, and it's been quite an adjustment," said Barb Heilers, treasurer with the Shelby County Fair. "We're hoping in the long run it will be very beneficial, though." An ATV show is also new to the fair this year. Heiler said that she expects the 7 p.m....

2008-07-19 06:00:18

By Heather Rutz, The Lima News, Ohio Jul. 19--LIMA -- The ladies took advantage of the shade and listened to Michael Sutherland, the only one crazy enough to wear a tuxedo in 90-degree heat, croon away at "In Other Words." The women, sisters Ann Zimmer and Mary Paige and sister-in-law Dorothy Griffo, hadn't had dinner yet at the Italian-American Festival Friday night, but they planned on it as soon as the sun dipped a bit and they could wait in line for their pasta without baking...

2008-07-17 06:00:00

By Beth L. Jokinen, The Lima News, Ohio Jul. 17--MINSTER -- In its third year of giving money to promote healthy lifestyles in today's youth, the Dannon Co. is seeing results. Pupils at Minster schools, the first recipient, are choosing more salads and fruits at lunch. They are more physically active and their families are joining the local YMCA. Dannon touted the success Wednesday as it awarded its third $30,000 Next Generation Nutrition Grant to the Council on Rural Services. "We...

2008-07-17 06:00:36

By Bart Mills, The Lima News, Ohio Jul. 17--LIMA -- It was more than 50 years ago when Dr. James Idol and his team discovered a way to process ammonia and create what would eventually be called acrylonitrile. Little did he know he was creating a product that would change the world, not to mention the lives of thousands of Lima workers. Idol spent Wednesday visiting the plant he helped build, the INEOS Lima Chemical Plant. In 1957, when Idol made his discovery, it was a Sohio chemical...

2008-07-17 06:00:36

By Brian Evans, The Lima News, Ohio Jul. 17--LIMA -- With the U.S. military cutting orders for a mine-resistant vehicle used by Marines in Iraq, 83 people at Lima's tank plant will lose their jobs in the next few weeks -- at least for now. Keith Deters, plant manager of Joint Systems Manufacturing Center, 1161 Buckeye Road, Lima, said the plant sent notification this week to 83 employees who will be laid off next month. Deters said all 83 employees are working through the plant's...

2008-07-16 06:00:38

By Beth L. Jokinen, The Lima News, Ohio Jul. 16--SHAWNEE TOWNSHIP -- Joyce Davis is looking forward to the day when her kindergarten pupils will come back to her classroom from a full lunch period. For the past several years, pupils at Shawnee Elmwood Elementary School have been rushed through lunch to make space for physical education classes. A new addition to the school will solve the problem. "This is going to allow them more time to relax and eat," she said, adding that pupils...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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