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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...

2008-07-09 06:00:00

By Bart Mills, The Lima News, Ohio Jul. 9--LIMA -- At a time when layoffs are almost daily news, nobody seems immune to the trend, maybe not even the county's largest employer. St. Rita's officials have been plagued by rumors of layoffs in recent years. In the past, officials have refused to comment on the possibility. Hospital officials have scheduled a news conference for 10 a.m. today, but will not say what they will be announcing. Those rumors of layoffs at St. Rita's Medical...

2008-07-09 06:00:34

By Rachelle Pavelko, The Lima News, Ohio Jul. 9--OTTAWA -- Roughly 35 firstthrough eighth-graders gathered at the Putnam County YMCA Tuesday to learn how to fuel their futures. The Ohio Farmers Union hosted its free 2008 Day Camp, "Fueling the Future with Renewable Energy," from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Children in attendance were asked to "Energize the Earth" as they learned about renewable energy, ethanol, wind energy, biofuels and solar power. Swimming, volleyball, basketball, lunch and a...

2008-07-08 18:00:39

By Lisa Esquivel Long, The News-Sentinel, Fort Wayne, Ind. Jul. 8--Nearly 5,600 Indiana & Michigan Power customers were still without power at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday hours after a storm with high winds came through the Fort Wayne area. Tornado sirens went off throughout the county around 1:30 p.m. during the storm's high winds. Problems reported: *The largest number of power outages is in the Trier-Wallen-Walden roads area, said Suzanne Moorman Rowe, I&M spokeswoman, soon after the...

2008-07-06 15:00:22

By Brian Evans, The Lima News, Ohio Jul. 6--LIMA -- Its devastating forces jolted through homes recently, blowing out electronics in its path. Its estimated 50,000-degree temperature destroyed trees and power lines throughout the region, knocking out the lights across the city for days at one point. There were even two Shawnee Township parents shocked and injured recently while waiting for their kids at a local dance studio. It's enough to leave residents to wonder if this force of...

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...


Word of the Day
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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