Tara Cutlip, 21 and pregnant with her second child, was shot and killed Saturday in her Bahama Drive home. Loved ones gather in front of Tara's home to remember her and speak out against domestic violence.
A few thoughts on Tuesday’s election …
Seconds seemed like minutes as Matt Parrish and his wife, Kristine, realized that it was the sound of gunfire that had awakened them from a sound sleep at 1 ’o clock in the morning.
A little battered and bruised, Ohio Senate President Keith Faber can take solace today knowing what often matters the most is the final score, not so much how you got there.
THOUGHTS ON BOSTON –
One thing we’ve always prided ourselves on at The Lima News is the quality of people who make up our workforce.
Today we get our final reminder about an anniversary most of us would like to forget: 100 straight years of paying income tax.
Some of a newspaper’s most touching stories appear each day in its obituary columns. They’re full of insights: Why people called this area home; what made them smile; the bonds they had with their family and friends; and the unusual hobbies that set them apart.
Watch yourself today.
Bernie Moening took one look at the name under a photograph in The Lima News and figured there was a good chance he had one of Charles Houtz’s canceled paychecks from Baldwin Lima Hamilton.
It had been raining for most of the afternoon and early evening on the crowd gathered at St. Peter’s Square in Rome on Wednesday, but shortly after the white smoke came out of the chimney of the Sistine Chapel, the rain stopped.
GO FIGURE —
At Becky’s Diner in Willshire, they call him Batman. What else? When you get bit by a rabid bat and then become the first person ever to survive rabies, it’s an easy moniker to have hung on you.
When you live in a city for nearly 20 years, you tend to think you’ve heard all of its historic stories.
Trust me, it was a missed call by a referee in a close high school football game. But that’s not why I am telling you this story.
2400 block of Heathway Lane, Lima — A 19-year-old man reported to Lima Police Department on Thursday that an unknown person stole more than $5,000 in items from his apartment, including an Xbox console, several video games and $1,600 cash. There were other burglaries in the apartment complex where he lives and said he thought the crimes could be connected.
THIS AND THAT –
Tell me you don’t do it, too.
You forget how good LIFE magazine was until you come across one.
THIS AND THAT –
A tale of two Lima families, and how they ended up in Miami for tonight’s national college football championship game …
You never knew who you would find in the rose garden during 2012. There were people who passed out money and others who tried to take it away. Some folks had plenty to say and others left us speechless.
To listen to Tom Richardson, it wasn’t that big of a deal: A wallet was found, and it was returned to its owner.
Northwestern Ohio lost a great one last week with the death of Dottie Anderson Shelton, 86, of Bluffton.
Newsrooms are all about words. The right adjective can bring a sentence to life, and soft, quiet words can set the tone of that special human-interest story.
Sometimes there is a story behind a story, or in this case, a story behind a photograph.
Seldom did a day go by during the last two months when that blinking red light on the telephone wasn’t there to say good morning. But Friday marked the second straight day of a blackout, signaling the election was officially over.
A good part of today will be spent planning for all of the possibilities that could happen on election night. What will the front page look like if Mitt Romney wins, Barack Obama is re-elected, or if it is too close too call?
For years The Lima News used to carry a libertarian slant on its Commentary page. That’s all changed now. Some people seem to think it happened recently under our new ownership. It actually occurred about five years ago when Freedom Communications and the Hoiles family parted ways. The “New Freedom,” as we liked to call them, issued a memorandum saying it believed in autonomy of the local market when it came to the opinion pages. In other words: “Do your own thing.”
Late Friday afternoons tend to bring some of the more unusual phone calls in the newsroom. That’s why I couldn’t help but cringe when Miriam Hanks told me she really had nothing important to say, but she just had to vent a little.
Paul Smith loves baseball. No sport ranks higher for the former sports editor of The Lima News. He used to proudly wear a Detroit Tigers jacket to work, and we’re talking back in the days when the team was losing 100 games a year.
John Bussian, a pretty sharp media attorney, is a Duke graduate and I’m told the proud owner of some mighty nice courtside basketball tickets.
Dave Sprague sat under an umbrella Friday night as the ballpark lights shone a spotlight on the rain that was steadily drowning Lima Stadium.
U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown will visit The Lima News later this month, trying to convince us to endorse him for another term in office. His opponent, Republican Josh Mandel, also will be stopping by to pitch his own candidacy.
Roger Shaw misses his beloved Dora.
Between 2006 and 2008, the Nestlé company made its largest single capital investment in company history by building a $359 million plant in Anderson, Ind.
You have them and so do I.
Two numbers appear at the top of Page 1 today. The top number is 87, signifying the number of days that Husky and United Steelworkers union Local 624 have been unable to settle a strike.
People can go online and order their dinners, buy tires for their cars, print photos, attend college and hook up with a hot date.
Admittedly, I don't know a lot about President James Madison, other than his wife was named Dolly and her name still appears on boxes of baked goods.