Lima, OH (WIMA) - A fire destroyed most of the Christian Convention Center Church on Leonard Avenue in Lima on Saturday night.
The Bath Township Fire Department says the fire began around 7:30pm.
Firefighters were initially searching for someone that they were told lived in the church building.
No one was found, and that information proved to be false.
The heating and ventilation system is allegedly where the fire began.
Losses between the structure and the contents inside added up to an estimate of 300-thousand dollars.