NEWS


Lima native brings travel agency back home

Lima native brings travel agency back home

LIMA — After growing up in a home with a family that traveled a lot, it was only natural for Sherry Lowe to open Fairy Tale Concierge, a travel ...

April 25th, 2018 updated: April 25th, 2018. |  


Special prosecutor assigned to Hilty investigation

Special prosecutor assigned to Hilty investigation

OTTAWA — According to Putnam County court documents, Debra Wehrle, senior assistant attorney general with the Ohio Attorney General’s offi...

April 25th, 2018 updated: April 25th, 2018. |  


Columbus Grove billboard lawsuit allowed to proceed

Columbus Grove billboard lawsuit allowed to proceed

COLUMBUS GROVE — Putnam County Common Pleas Court Judge Keith Schierloh denied the motion for dismissal filed by Columbus Grove is a lawsuit bet...

April 25th, 2018 updated: April 25th, 2018. |  


Putnam County Sheriff’s Office holding drug take back day

Putnam County Sheriff’s Office holding drug take back day

OTTAWA — Putnam County Sheriff’s Office is participating in National Drug Take-Back Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at the ...

April 25th, 2018 |  


Wapakoneta Police Department holding drug take back day

Wapakoneta Police Department holding drug take back day

WAPAKONETA — Wapakoneta Police Department is participating in National Drug Take-Back Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at the Wapa...

April 25th, 2018 |  


Soldiers of Honor Boxing Gym rep speaking at Lima Rotary Club

Soldiers of Honor Boxing Gym rep speaking at Lima Rotary Club

LIMA — The Lima Rotary Club will meet at noon Monday, April 30, in the North Hall of Veterans Memorial Civic Center, 7 Town Square, Lima.Feature...

April 25th, 2018 |  


SPORTS


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Reds top Braves
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Roundup: Elida wins boys, girls titles at track tri meet
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Wapakoneta bats stay hot in softball win against Bath

Browns ponder top pick options in NFL draft

CLEVELAND — As far as Cleveland fans are concerned, only one quarterback fits all the essential criteria for the Browns to draft him with the No...

April 24th, 2018 |  


Indians fall to Cubs in Series rematch

CLEVELAND — Kyle Schwarber hit two of Chicago’s four solo home runs and the Cubs defeated the Cleveland Indians 10-3 on Tuesday night in t...

April 24th, 2018 |  


Bengals continue to look for offensive help from NFL draft

CINCINNATI — Andy Dalton hasn’t seen this much change in the Bengals’ offense since his rookie season. He’s expecting even mor...

April 24th, 2018 |  


Wapakoneta bats stay hot in softball win against Bath

Wapakoneta bats stay hot in softball win against Bath

WAPAKONETA — It’s been this way for Wapakoneta’s softball team all season.And, no, that’s not a reference to the weather, whic...

April 24th, 2018 |  


New Knoxville hires Piatt to be boys basketball coach

New Knoxville hires Piatt to be boys basketball coach

NEW KNOXVILLE — Former OSU-Lima coach Mike Piatt says he wasn’t looking for another coaching job, but when New Knoxville offered him its b...

April 24th, 2018 |  


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LIFESTYLE


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Births
Quinn on Nutrition: Nutrition affects cancer risk

Quinn on Nutrition: Nutrition affects cancer risk

Blame it on spring fever. Or perhaps the fact that I’m staring out the window as a beautiful spring storm rages through our area. At any rate, m...

April 23rd, 2018 |  


Lima Memorial health focus: Growing needs of EMS

Lima Memorial health focus: Growing needs of EMS

Like many people, I am sure you have gotten used to hearing acronyms and abbreviations but haven’t taken the time to really learn what they stan...

April 23rd, 2018 |  


Births

Births

8Lima Memorial Health SystemApril 19 — Ta Auna Fishwick, Lima, boy.April 20 — Kimberly and Tim Hastings, Kenton, boy; Erin and Daniel Szip...

April 23rd, 2018 |  


Prince charming: Kate gives birth to boy, home by suppertime

Prince charming: Kate gives birth to boy, home by suppertime

LONDON — Third time’s a charm. The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth Monday morning to a new prince who is fifth in line to the British thro...

April 23rd, 2018 |  


90th birthday: Harold Gilbert

90th birthday: Harold Gilbert

LIMA — Harold “Gene” Gilbert is celebrating his 90th birthday with a family gathering.He was born April 19, 1928, to Forrest Michael...

April 21st, 2018 |  


Five generations: Smith family

Five generations: Smith family

Five generations of the Smith family gathered recently. Front: Great-great-grandma Lee Williams, of Lima, holding Great-great-grandson Elias Piceno, o...

April 21st, 2018 |  


OPINION


Newsday: Is it the end of the party in America?

Newsday: Is it the end of the party in America?

America’s fractious political system is undergoing a stress test. Will we find fissures that can be mended, or deep fault lines that will implod...

April 24th, 2018 |  


Eric Zorn: Ending credit card signatures is a whale of a good idea

Eric Zorn: Ending credit card signatures is a whale of a good idea

So long, Shamu. For more than a decade I’ve been signing the name of the world’s most famous killer whale on credit card receipts and sign...

April 24th, 2018 |  


Letter: Donald Trump gets his way

Why do the American people let our current president, Donald Trump, go around all of our laws. He ignores Congress and does his own thing. Trump has b...

April 23rd, 2018 |  


Michael Reagan: The Sad State of My California

Michael Reagan: The Sad State of My California

You don’t want to live in my state.Sure, it’s beautiful. The weather is great.And most people who live here are nice, good, successful, ta...

April 23rd, 2018 |  


Letter: Necessary to cut entitlements

I am writing to correct a misquote in Monday’s coverage of the primary in the Republican Fifth District Congressional race. In that story, I was...

April 23rd, 2018 |  


BUSINESS


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Lima native brings travel agency back home
Wapakoneta woman starts tour planning business

Wapakoneta woman starts tour planning business

WAPAKONETA — Moon City Travel is a new home-based travel company owned and operated by Melanie Norman, of Wapakoneta, offering group travel to d...

April 24th, 2018 |  


Sell-off in industrial, tech stocks sends Dow down 400

Sell-off in industrial, tech stocks sends Dow down 400

NEW YORK (AP) — After a strong start, U.S. stocks abruptly sold off Tuesday after machinery maker Caterpillar said it doesn’t expect to to...

April 24th, 2018 |  


Unemployment rates down throughout region

Unemployment rates down throughout region

LIMA — All nine regional counties’ unemployment rates in have decreased in March, according to figures released Tuesday by Ohio Department...

April 24th, 2018 |  


Chamber Young Leader of the Year Finalists

Chamber Young Leader of the Year Finalists

LIMA — Community leaders Jeff Unterbrink, Jason May and Jacquelyn Beckner have recently announced as finalists for the Young Leader Award by the...

April 24th, 2018 updated: April 24th, 2018. |  


Columbus Grove insurance company moves to new location

Columbus Grove insurance company moves to new location

COLUMBUS GROVE — Grove Insurance Services celebrated the movie to a new location, 105 N. High St. Friday with an open house and ribbon cutting, ...

April 23rd, 2018 |  


US stocks wobble and bond yields set four-year highs

US stocks wobble and bond yields set four-year highs

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks couldn’t hang on to an early gain and finished mostly lower Monday as technology companies slipped. Bond price...

April 23rd, 2018 |  


STATE NEWS


Most Ohio lawmakers don’t want Mueller fired or protected

Most Ohio lawmakers don’t want Mueller fired or protected

WASHINGTON — Most Ohio lawmakers from both parties agree it would be a mistake for President Donald Trump to fire special counsel Robert Mueller...

April 22nd, 2018 |  


Sheriff’s Office says robbery suspect hangs himself at jail

Sheriff’s Office says robbery suspect hangs himself at jail

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — A sheriff says a man booked and charged in gas station robberies has hanged himself in a cell at a central Ohio county jail.T...

April 22nd, 2018 |  


Prosecutor: Woman who gave teen vodka charged in his death

Prosecutor: Woman who gave teen vodka charged in his death

CHILLICOTHE (AP) — Authorities say a 33-year-old woman in southern Ohio has been charged with involuntary manslaughter for providing alcohol to ...

April 22nd, 2018 |  


Study shows no drop in pollutants feeding Lake Erie algae

Study shows no drop in pollutants feeding Lake Erie algae

TOLEDO (AP) — A new report finds that the pollutants feeding Lake Erie’s toxic algae haven’t shown a clear decrease over the past fi...

April 22nd, 2018 |  


Police say 3 killed in separate shootings in Columbus

Police say 3 killed in separate shootings in Columbus

COLUMBUS (AP) — Police say separate shootings killed three men in Ohio’s capital city, including a double homicide.Columbus police say two...

April 22nd, 2018 |  


Police say driver jailed after Dayton area officer hit by truck

Police say driver jailed after Dayton area officer hit by truck

DAYTON (AP) — Authorities say an Ohio police officer is sore but not seriously injured after he was hit by a pickup truck while investigating hi...

April 22nd, 2018 |