>>Call Ahead Today

(Undated)--Today is Christmas Eve and that means that many establishments are closed or operating with truncated hours. We can tell you that the City of Lima offices are open until noon. As for Allen County offices some are operating until noon, some are closed. Meanwhile the Lima Post Office is open normal hours today. It’s advisable to call ahead today to check to see if the place you need to go is actually open.

>>LPD Patrolman Arrested, Released

(Lima, OH)--A marital spat resulted in a Lima Police officer being jailed for a short time last week.

Patrolman Christopher Lemke made multiple phone contacts with his estranged wife Latosha leading to her reporting him to the LPD for violating a Temporary Protection Order.

Allen County Sheriff’s Deputies determined through phone records that Latosha allegedly received five calls and two text messages from Christopher over a 45 minute span Wednesday night.

Deputies arrested Christopher for violating the order and he was booked into the Allen County jail early Thursday morning.

The protection order names Christopher as the Alleged Victim and Latosha as the Alleged Defendant, thus later in the morning on Thursday the Prosecutor’s Office determined that Christopher was not subject to the provisions contained in the order because he was the victim in the complaint. The charge was dismissed and Christopher was released.

>>Berger, Ohio Alliance of Mayors Back Dewine Plan

(Lima, OH)--Lima Mayor Dave Berger has recently voiced his approval of Governor Mike DeWine’s STRONG Ohio violence prevention plan.

Key components of the plan include creating a process similar to the current probate court process that directs those suffering from severe mental health conditions into court-ordered treatment, gives family members of those who may be a danger the ability to more easily petition for court-ordered treatment and mandates that law enforcement enter certain protection orders and arrest warrants for serious crimes into state and federal databases to ensure more accurate background check results.

The plan also creates a new private-sale background check process and increases penalties for those who sell or provide a firearm to someone legally prohibited from possessing a gun.

Berger says he and the Ohio Alliance of Mayors strongly support Dewine’s proposals.


>>Cavs Win Third Straight

(Cleveland, OH)--Collin Sexton scored 25 points to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 121-118 win over the Atlanta Hawks at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse. Darius Garland added 21 and Kevin Love scored 20 as the Cavs claimed their third consecutive win. Cleveland has won four of six overall. They are off until Friday when they visit the Boston Celtics.

>>Jackets Keep It Rolling

(New York, NY)--The Columbus Blue Jackets win streak is now five as Vladislov Gavrikov’s game-winning goal with 3:29 to play pushed Columbus to a 3-2 win at the New York Islanders at Nassau Coliseum. Columbus improved to 6-0-2 in its last eight games as Joonas Korpisalo made 35 saves for the win. Columbus is off until Friday’s game at Washington.

>>Golden Knights Down Herd

(Tampa, FL)--Richie Grant and Tre'mon Morris-Brash had first-quarter defensive touchdowns, Dillon Gabriel led three third-quarter scoring drives and UCF beat Marshall 48-25 in the Gasparilla Bowl. UCF finished the season at 10-3 while the Thundering Herd wraps up at 8-5.

>>Packers Win in Minny, Clinch NFC Central Title

(Minneapolis, MN)--The Green Bay Packers pulled away for a 23-10 win at Minnesota to push its record to 12-3 and clinch the NFC Central title.

After settling for three field goals in the first half, Aaron Jones ran for two touchdowns in the second half to overcome a 10-9 defecit.

Both teams have clinched playoff berths but Green Bay now has a chance to be as high as the #2 seed as a division champ and Minnesota (10-5) is relegate to the #5 seed as a wild card.

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