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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...

2008-07-16 06:00:00

By Beth L. Jokinen, The Lima News, Ohio Jul. 16--LIMA -- He may not get to ride in the Batmobile or swing from rooftops, but appearing in the same scenes as the guy who does is still a pretty good gig for Lima native Pete Garlock. A 1985 Lima Central Catholic High School graduate, Garlock will appear as an extra in "The Dark Knight," the newest Batman movie coming out this weekend. "Everything that I saw filming, I kept saying, 'I can't wait,'" he said. "I would be so excited to see...

2008-07-14 06:00:25

By Beth L. Jokinen, The Lima News, Ohio Jul. 14--LIMA -- Don't let Elizabeth Stein hear anyone say only guys play the drums. Not only will she quickly dispute the claim, she'll flat out prove it wrong. Stein, who recently graduated from Lima Senior High School, began playing percussion in the sixth grade and has continued ever since. "I don't like people telling me I can't do something," she said. "The drums were just something different. I was set on playing them." Along with...

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...