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Curator's Corner: Just a walk in the park
Friday, August 15, 2014 8:03 PM

It has been said that there are three sides to every story – yours, mine and then there is the truth. Although I have used that expression many times, I have to say this story only has one side. It is a story about my memories and as such, well, it’s a story told through just this set of eyes. It was April 16, 1978 at 11:00 p.m. at an address I was soon to become very familiar with – 350 W. High Street, Lima Ohio. Although I had been working for the government for years, this was my first day doing the actual job of an incoming mail clerk and I was petrified.

EPA introduces new repellency awareness graphic
Friday, August 15, 2014 8:01 PM


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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently unveiled a new graphic which will appear on insect repellent product labels and show consumers how many hours a product will repel mosquitoes and/or ticks when used as directed.

Assistant Administrator of the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention Jim Jones said the EPA is working to create a system that does for bug repellents what SPF (Sun Protection Factor) labeling did for sunscreens.

Delphos man held on $1 million bail for murder
Friday, August 15, 2014 8:00 PM
A clear path is made through the cornfield on Jones Road where the body of 42-year-old Gerri Coller was found Thursday after her estranged husband Patrick Coller, 43, led officers to the location. (DHI Media/Nancy Spencer)


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LIMA — Bond was set at $1 million in Lima Municipal Court Friday morning for the Delphos man who is accused of fatally shooting his estranged wife in a cornfield off Jones Road, east of Delphos.

Patrick Coller, 43, faces a murder charge with a weapons specification in the death of 42-year-old Gerri Coller.

St. John’s has ‘license to entertain’ at band show
Friday, August 15, 2014 8:00 PM
St. John’s High School Marching Band found yet another unique percussion instrument to play when members used license plates to keep the beat during the Kewpee Showcase of Bands opening evening at the Allen County Fair. Other band members also laid down their instruments and filled in on plastic gas cans. Highlights for today include the Allen County Fair Parade at 9:30 a.m. in downtown Lima and the Baton & Flag Corp Competition at 1 p.m. and the Cheerleading Competition at 7 p.m., both in the grandstands. (DHI Media/Nancy Spencer)
Two drug searches held in Delphos Friday
Friday, August 15, 2014 8:00 PM


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DELPHOS — Two searches at alleged drug houses by the West Central Ohio Crime Task Force in Delphos Friday morning netted much suspected drugs and resulted in the arrest of one person for heroin possession.

The first raid took place around 9 a.m. at 311 W. 5th St. where the Allen County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team served a search warrant. Arrested at this location was Brandon Salyer, 26, who was found at that location. Salyer was taken to the Van Wert County Jail on a charge of possession of heroin.