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2008-07-02 06:00:43

By Greg Sowinski, The Lima News, Ohio Jul. 2--LIMA -- The owner of WOHL filed a lawsuit against the parent company of WLIO to stop the company from interfering with its business relationship with FOX. The lawsuit, filed under seal late Monday, was released Tuesday with a lot of redaction of information. TV 67 Inc., whose president is Greg Phipps, accused Block Communication Inc., of Toledo, of interfering with the contract and business relationship TV 67 has with FOX Broadcasting Co. and...

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...

2008-06-18 06:00:20

By Bart Mills, The Lima News, Ohio Jun. 18--PERRY TOWNSHIP -- Economic development folks will tell you, when it comes to runways, size matters. Allen County Airport officials are gathering funds with the hope of extending their current 5,100-foot runway by another 1,400 feet. Airport Board President Jon Neuman said the more than $4 million project is an investment in the region's economic future. "A lot of the big businesses that come to this region come in through the airport. It's...

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...

2008-03-22 12:00:21

By Bart Mills, The Lima News, Ohio Mar. 22--LIMA -- The short career of a local television journalist ended in a fatal Columbus car accident Thursday. Don Howard, a sports reporter and sometime anchor for WLIO NBC Lima, died in a car accident Thursday night. The 29-yearold was a passenger in a car driven by Zachery Thompson, 28, when it crashed. Investigators say Thompson was attempting to flee the scene of a different crash when he crossed the center line and struck another car....

2008-01-24 12:02:30

By Julie M. Mckinnon, The Blade, Toledo, Ohio Jan. 24--Alan Brass plans to retire next year from ProMedica Health System, the Toledo hospital provider that expanded under his tutelage through investments -- including the 2001 opening of Bay Park Community Hospital in Oregon -- and the addition of hospitals throughout the region. Under Mr. Brass' leadership for 10 years, ProMedica is financially secure and committed to the community, as evidenced by projects such as the ongoing rebuilding...

2007-08-21 12:14:01

By Brian Evans, The Lima News, Ohio Aug. 21--OTTAWA -- Sometimes, little infant "Jane Doe" cried for 24 to 48 hours and when her parents tried to move her or pick her up, she screamed violently for hours. Physicians later discovered the 3-month-old girl suffered 10 fractures to bones throughout her body. The Putnam County Prosecutor's Office last week concluded what many consider one of the worst infant-abuse cases in the county in recent years. Heather Hitchcock, 20, of...

2007-05-02 18:00:35

Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) announced today that it has agreed to sell, subject to regulatory approvals, its 165,000 barrel per day refinery in Lima, Ohio to Husky Energy Inc. (TSE:HSE) for $1.9 billion, plus net working capital estimated at $200 million to be valued at closing. The Boards of Directors of both companies have approved the transaction and the sale is expected to close during the second quarter. "We're pleased to have such a high-quality buyer for this facility,"...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'