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Craig Kelly

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E-Mail Address: ckelly@civitasmedia.com
Phone Number: 567-242-0390


About Craig Kelly

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LIMA — With Christmas break in full swing, parents now face the task of keeping the kids busy. Lima's Westgate Entertainment Center is currently running a special designed to do just that while helping the entire family have some fun.
Westgate's Christmas Break Special gives families a deal on what is referred to as the “3 P's.”

Fun to 'spare'

LIMA — With Christmas break in full swing, parents now face the task of keeping the kids busy. Lima's Westgate Entertainment Center is currently running a special designed to do just that while helping the entire family have some fun. Westgate's Christmas Break Special gives families a deal on what is referred to as the “3 P's.”

LIMA — For many families, Christmas memories are filled with gifts, wrapping paper, decorated trees and good food.
In the midst of all of these wonderful holiday traditions, however, many families also take time to look heavenward, stopping and reflecting on the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem in what was then known as Judea.
The celebration of

Celebrating Christ's Mass

LIMA — For many families, Christmas memories are filled with gifts, wrapping paper, decorated trees and good food. In the midst of all of these wonderful holiday traditions, however, many families also take time to look heavenward, stopping and reflecting on the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem in what was then known as Judea. The celebration of

LIMA — “Christmas is already here, and we've got nothing.”
That is the holidays in a nutshell for Amanda. She and her fiancé, Tom, moved to Lima four months ago to take care of Amanda's ailing mother, along with Amanda's siblings, Celia, 15, and Jacob, 10, who have been living with her since their father died in 2013.
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Father's death forces daughter to raise siblings

LIMA — “Christmas is already here, and we've got nothing.” That is the holidays in a nutshell for Amanda. She and her fiancé, Tom, moved to Lima four months ago to take care of Amanda's ailing mother, along with Amanda's siblings, Celia, 15, and Jacob, 10, who have been living with her since their father died in 2013. ̶

Latta-sponsored propane legislation becomes law

WASHINGTON — President Obama signed legislation co-sponsored by Rep. Bob Latta, R-Bowling Green, into law Tuesday. The Propane Education and Research Enhancement Act requires the Commerce Department to use proper data to calculate consumer prices, while also allowing the Propane Education and Research Council to improve training for distribu

Lima YMCA plans Jan. 1 T-shirt giveaway

LIMA — The Lima Family YMCA will give a free T-shirt to the first 100 adult members to come to the YMCA from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 1. The promotion is meant to encourage members to get a healthy start to the New Year. The YMCA will be open from 5 a.m. to 4 p.m. New Year's Eve and closed today. For more information on the T-shirt promotion o

LIMA — There will be many ways to celebrate the beginning of 2015.
For lovers of Agent 007 of Her Majesty's Secret Service, the Lima Symphony Orchestra will hold its New Year's Eve gala at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Veterans Memorial Civic Center, with performances centered around the music of James Bond.
“We'll be doing the James Bond th

Plenty to do New Year's Eve

LIMA — There will be many ways to celebrate the beginning of 2015. For lovers of Agent 007 of Her Majesty's Secret Service, the Lima Symphony Orchestra will hold its New Year's Eve gala at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Veterans Memorial Civic Center, with performances centered around the music of James Bond. “We'll be doing the James Bond th

LIMA — If you want to laugh in the New Year, the Ohio Theatre is the place to be.
The downtown Lima venue, located at 122 W. North St., will host a New Year Party with two comedians set to kick the night off.
“The doors open at 7 p.m. with the comedy show starting at 8 p.m.,” Ohio Theatre owner Kelly Saddler said. “We have

Ohio Theatre laughs in the New Year

LIMA — If you want to laugh in the New Year, the Ohio Theatre is the place to be. The downtown Lima venue, located at 122 W. North St., will host a New Year Party with two comedians set to kick the night off. “The doors open at 7 p.m. with the comedy show starting at 8 p.m.,” Ohio Theatre owner Kelly Saddler said. “We have

Editor's picks: Entertainment highlights for this week

FRIDAY Westgate Entertainment Center is hosting Christmas Break Bowling from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today. Get unlimited assorted pizza, soft drinks, unlimited bowling and shoe rental for $12 per person or $8 for children 8 and under. SATURDAY Putnam County improv troupe The Four One Niners will hold a free performance from 8 to 10 p.m. at The Met in

Down the road

Sunday, Jan. 4 Lima Bride 2015: Veterans Memorial Civic Center, Lima. Friday, Jan. 9 through Sunday, Jan. 11 “Happy Days”: Encore Theatre, Lima. Thursday, Jan. 15 Blue Man Group in concert: Veterans Memorial Civic Center, Lima. Saturday, Jan. 17: Lima Symphony Orchestra, “Mozart by Candlelight”: Trinity United Methodi

Exhibits

LIMA ArtSpace/Lima 65-67 Town Square • ArtSpace/Lima Photography Club Annual Juried Exhibit Jan. 9 to Feb. 14. Opening reception 6:30 p.m. Jan. 9 The Met 306 N. Main St. • Kayla Holdgreve exhibit, “Bodies” • Lauren Herrel exhibit, “Fragments of a Memory” Through December Beauty by Jill Salon &

Upcoming concerts

LIMA Lima Symphony Orchestra, “Shaken Not Stirred”: Veterans Memorial Civic Center, Wednesday Less Than Ordinary: Avalon Bar, Jan. 9 Blue Man Group: Veterans Memorial Civic Center, Jan. 15 Dailey & Vincent: Veterans Memorial Civic Center, Feb. 7 VAN WERT Home Free: Niswonger Performing Arts Center, Jan. 31 Sinbad: Niswonger P

Van Wert man wins Downtown Lima contest

LIMA — Downtown Lima Inc. announced Andrew Beonger, of Van Wert, is the winner of four tickets to Walt Disney World, thanks to his completed Holiday Shopping Map. Beonger's map was chosen by random drawing out of several completed maps, completed when shoppers received a stamp at various downtown Lima businesses. The prize also includes thre

Portman applauds JSMC contract

WASHINGTON — Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, welcomed the news of a contract totaling almost $100 million awarded to General Dynamics Land Systems from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The contract provides for Saudi Arabia to convert 42 M-1A2 vehicles to a M-1A2S configuration, with 95 percent of the work performed at Lima's Joint Systems Manufacturi

Logan health district receives grant

BELLEFONTAINE — The Logan County Health District received one of 10 grants issued by the Ohio Development Services Agency, each aimed at assisting efficiency and collaboration projects throughout the state. The district received more than $38,000 to aid in its Travel Reduction Process project. In total, the agency issued more than $860,000 t

House fire causes serious injuries

LEIPSIC — One person suffered serious injuries during a house fire Friday in Putnam County. At 7:10 p.m., the Putnam County Sheriff's Office received two 911 calls about a structure fire at 2172 Road H in Blanchard Township. Firefighters from Gilboa, Leipsic, McComb and Ottawa fire departments responded to the fire, which fully engulfed the

LIMA — Santa Claus had a hectic schedule Saturday, visiting the Cheryl Allen Southside Community Center for breakfast and then enjoying lunch at the Bradfield Community Center. For the hundreds of children and family members who participated in the two events, it was a red letter day seeing the big man in red.
“We come every year,̶

Santa makes appearances at Cheryl Allen, Bradfield

LIMA — Santa Claus had a hectic schedule Saturday, visiting the Cheryl Allen Southside Community Center for breakfast and then enjoying lunch at the Bradfield Community Center. For the hundreds of children and family members who participated in the two events, it was a red letter day seeing the big man in red. “We come every year,̶

SPENCERVILLE — C.J. Baggett, a first-grader in Spencerville, is also known by another name: Spotted Eagle.
C.J. is a member of the Lenape tribe, originally based in Delaware and the lower Hudson Valley. He received the name Spotted Eagle when he was formally adopted into the tribe. For much of his young life, he has been able to learn more a

Pupil celebrates Indian heritage

SPENCERVILLE — C.J. Baggett, a first-grader in Spencerville, is also known by another name: Spotted Eagle. C.J. is a member of the Lenape tribe, originally based in Delaware and the lower Hudson Valley. He received the name Spotted Eagle when he was formally adopted into the tribe. For much of his young life, he has been able to learn more a

LIMA — In response to recent revelations of treatment delays and coverups at clinics run by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the VA has made efforts to become more transparent and give veterans the opportunity to more easily voice their concerns. Part of that effort included a town hall session Thursday at Veterans Memorial Civic Cent

VA holds town hall

LIMA — In response to recent revelations of treatment delays and coverups at clinics run by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the VA has made efforts to become more transparent and give veterans the opportunity to more easily voice their concerns. Part of that effort included a town hall session Thursday at Veterans Memorial Civic Cent

Union donates hats and gloves to Heritage pupils

LIMA — Plumbers, Pipefitters & Service Technicians Local 776 donated over 150 sets of hats and gloves to Heritage Elementary pupils Thursday at the school. Apprentices with the union held the drive for hats and gloves after members noticed that many students were going to school without proper winter clothing.

EMA to hold storm spotter training

LIMA — The Allen County Emergency Management Agency and the National Weather Service in northern Indiana will host a storm spotter training session at 6 p.m. March 4 at UNOH Event Center. Anyone interested can register online at http://allen-oh-spotter.eventzilla.net or by calling 419-993-1404 or 574-834-1104, ext. 726.





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