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Greg Sowinski

Position: Reporter
E-Mail Address: gsowinski@civitasmedia.com
Phone Number: 567-242-0464

Latest Stories by Greg Sowinski

Marriages and divorces

MARRIAGES Joel W. Mengerink, 41, Continental, and Tracey E. Curl, 44, Lima; Robert Baker, 64, Lima, and Brandon N. Maze, 34, Lima; Kurtis D. Klingaman, 27, Tekonsha, Mich., and Hannah E. Winegardner, 22, Lima; Devin A. Horn, 21, Lima, and Elizabeth A. Wildenhaus, 20, Sidney; Matthew R. Dillon, 34, Lima, and Angela K. Wentz, 32, Lima; Robert Long,

Allen County Common Pleas dispositions

COURT RECORD Allen County Common Pleas Disposition/Dec. 17 William Cole Jr., 46, address unavailable, found guilty of two counts of burglary, breaking and entering, and receiving stolen property. Sentence: 5.5 years prison, pay $2,511 restitution. Robert T. Curry, 59, of Angola, Ind., found guilty of robbery and rape. Sentence: 13 years prison,

Police calls

Police calls as of 12:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19, from the Lima Police Department and Allen County Sheriff's Office. 800 block of Linden Street, Lima — Police were called Thursday to a home where a break in occurred. 2450 Allentown Road, Lima — A woman reported Wednesday her purse was stolen at Walmart. 503 N. Cable Road, Lima — A

House fire causes $13,500 in damage

AMERICAN TOWNSHIP — No one was injured Thursday in a house fire. The fire at 4613 East Road was reported at 11:20 a.m. The fire was found above the fireplace in the wall, said Chief Tom Hadding, of the American Township Fire Department. “We had fire in the wall, and it ran up in the second floor and attic,” Hadding said. The ho

Hit and run in Hardin Co.

MOUNT VICTORY — Two people changing a flat tire, including an 82-year-old man, were struck by a driver in a pickup truck Thursday evening. Authorities hope to identify the truck, which drove away. Lauren James, 82, of Kenton, was flown by medical helicopter to Riverside Hospital in Columbus with non-life threatening injuries. Jordan Long, 21

Police calls

Police calls as of 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, from the Lima Police Department and Allen County Sheriff's Office. South Metcalf and West Kibby streets, Lima — A police officer stopped a car Tuesday and observed drug paraphernalia in the car. The man in the car was arrested. 1500 block of Harding Highway, Lima — Police were called Tue

LIMA — Following a local weekend protest amid a national backdrop of criticism against police over allegations of excessive force, Lima Police fired back against a Spencerville man's claims police unjustly assaulted him.
Tyler Paxson said he was not breaking the law when police attacked him. He produced pictures that showed a badly bruised a

Police respond to man's claim

LIMA — Following a local weekend protest amid a national backdrop of criticism against police over allegations of excessive force, Lima Police fired back against a Spencerville man's claims police unjustly assaulted him. Tyler Paxson said he was not breaking the law when police attacked him. He produced pictures that showed a badly bruised a

ChemTrade leader speaks

CAIRO — A company many people may not know exists in Allen County is a large producer of sulfuric acid for the local companies. ChemTrade makes 160 tons of sulfuric acid a day that is used in various products, applications or industries such as batteries, water treatment, the semi-conductor and paper industry, said Fred Boeheim, the plant ma

Police calls

Police calls as of 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17, from the Lima Police Department and Allen County Sheriff's Office. 500 block of West Kibby Street, Lima — A woman reported Sunday her windshield was cracked and may have been hit by a BB. 2000 block of North Metcalf Street, Lima — An officer was called to a home Sunday over a child cust

LIMA — A deputy arrested a man trying to cut his way through a wall to get into Applesbee's on Elida Road early Wednesday.
A deputy responding to a burglar alarm at 3:20 a.m. found 45-year-old Oscar S. Walton inside an outside storage room attached to the building at the corner of Eastown and Elida roads, said Chief Deputy Jimmy Everett of t

Man caught cutting into Applebee's

LIMA — A deputy arrested a man trying to cut his way through a wall to get into Applesbee's on Elida Road early Wednesday. A deputy responding to a burglar alarm at 3:20 a.m. found 45-year-old Oscar S. Walton inside an outside storage room attached to the building at the corner of Eastown and Elida roads, said Chief Deputy Jimmy Everett of t

LIMA — Tracy had surgery on her foot in October after hurting it more than two years ago.
She's been out of work after losing her job and was unable to work with an injured foot that just wasn't healing. The doctor decided to perform surgery to fix it and she will be down for another nine months.
“I was hoping it would get better and

Mother of 4 struggling this year

LIMA — Tracy had surgery on her foot in October after hurting it more than two years ago. She's been out of work after losing her job and was unable to work with an injured foot that just wasn't healing. The doctor decided to perform surgery to fix it and she will be down for another nine months. “I was hoping it would get better and

December indictments by Allen County grand jury

The Allen County grand jury returned 22 public indictments this month. Those indicted and their charges are:Adam B. Lynn, 34, of 734 S. Main St., felonious assault with a repeat violent offender specification.Chris S. Gallant, 27, of 800 S. Woodlawn Ave., Apt. F, burglary.Brian J. Matheny, 43, of East Jordan, Mich., aggravated robbery.William D. Sh

LIMA — A shelter for youth needing a place to stay for a short time is closing its doors Friday.
Safe Harbor Youth Shelter has been a part of the Lima community for more than 20 years, providing shelter to children ages 12 to 18 who are homeless, runaways or in crisis in Allen, Auglaize, Hancock, Hardin, Mercer, Putnam and Van Wert counties.

Safe Harbor closing doors Friday

LIMA — A shelter for youth needing a place to stay for a short time is closing its doors Friday. Safe Harbor Youth Shelter has been a part of the Lima community for more than 20 years, providing shelter to children ages 12 to 18 who are homeless, runaways or in crisis in Allen, Auglaize, Hancock, Hardin, Mercer, Putnam and Van Wert counties.

LIMA — A hunter looking for deer came across a grisly discovery Tuesday morning, discovering the body of a missing inmate from a local prison alternative program hanging from a tree.
The hunter made the discovery around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, just after he came down from a tree stand, said Allen County Sheriff Sam Crish.
The body of 31-year-old

Escaped WORTH inmate found hanging from tree

LIMA — A hunter looking for deer came across a grisly discovery Tuesday morning, discovering the body of a missing inmate from a local prison alternative program hanging from a tree. The hunter made the discovery around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, just after he came down from a tree stand, said Allen County Sheriff Sam Crish. The body of 31-year-old

Police calls

Police calls as of 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16, from the Lima Police Department and Allen County Sheriff's Office: 1700 Sherry Lee Drive, Lima — A person reported Sunday someone stole a 3-foot tall wooden Santa off a porch. 1500 block of West Wayne Street, Lima — A woman reported Sunday her baby's father choked her. 400 block of South

LIMA — A man and woman, who police said held an elderly woman against her will while they assaulted and robbed her, have been indicted by a grand jury.
Dawn M. Reser, 46, and William D. Sheets, 57, both of 1118 Atlantic Ave., were indicted on one count of felonious assault, theft from an elderly person and kidnapping.
The crimes were discov

2 indicted in theft, assault

LIMA — A man and woman, who police said held an elderly woman against her will while they assaulted and robbed her, have been indicted by a grand jury. Dawn M. Reser, 46, and William D. Sheets, 57, both of 1118 Atlantic Ave., were indicted on one count of felonious assault, theft from an elderly person and kidnapping. The crimes were discov

Police calls

333 N. Main St., Lima — A person made hand gestures Wednesday toward a victim while in the Sheriff's Office lobby causing the victim to be in fear. 1900 block of Jared Place, Lima — A woman reported Thursday she has been receiving calls from a debt collector for a bill she didn't receive. 1700 block of Lennox Avenue, Lima — A ma

Man indicted in bank robbing bomb threat

LIMA — A man accused of using a bomb threat in the robbery of a bank in Bluffton has been indicted by a grand jury. Brian Matheny, 43, of Michigan, is charged with aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony that carries up to 11 years in prison. An attorney representing Matheny said he may be suicidal. Attorney Jerry Pitts told a magistrate

Marriages and divorces

MARRIAGES Craig A. Bloom, 47, Lima, and Charlene K. Winter, 54, Lima; Michael S. Berry, 32, Lima, and Amber D. Fields, 26, Lima; Duane D. Creasap, 69, Lima, and Marylee E. Baumgardner, 66, Lima; Adam M. Cox, 30, Elida, and Gillian M. Kales, 26, Elida; Jeffrey K. Burkholder, 50, Elida, and Irina P. Groman, 37, Elida; David R. Propst, 66, Lima, and

Male died after hit by car on Cable Road

LIMA — A Lima man died from injuries he suffered when a car hit him while trying to cross North Cable Road just south of Allentown Road on Thursday evening, police reported Friday. Scott Stemen, 50, of Lima, was identified on Friday afternoon as the pedestrian who died overnight from his injuries. He was taken to St. Rita's Medical Center fo





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