NEWS


7:28 pm
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Putnam County health board member’s status to be reviewed
Sen. Lindsey Graham to speak in Lima

Sen. Lindsey Graham to speak in Lima

LIMA — Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-SC, has been announced as the keynote speaker for the Allen County Republican Party’s annual Lincoln-Reagan ...

February 21st, 2019 |  


Larger Elida library space opens

Larger Elida library space opens

ELIDA — The Lima Public Library debuted its new and larger Elida branch location Thursday morning.The new space, located at 500 E. Kiracofe Ave....

February 21st, 2019 |  


Grocery pickup service coming to Lima Walmart stores in March

Grocery pickup service coming to Lima Walmart stores in March

LIMA — Grocery pickup service is coming to Walmart’s two Lima locations.The new service is expected to launch at Allentown Road and Hardin...

February 21st, 2019 |  


Ford probing gas mileage issues

Ford probing gas mileage issues

DETROIT (AP) — Ford Motor Co. has launched an investigation into whether it overstated gas mileage and understated emissions from a wide range o...

February 21st, 2019 |  


Police calls

Police calls

LIMA POLICE700 block of Atlantic Avenue, Lima — Police received a theft report Wednesday.500 block of South Scott Street, Lima — A theft r...

February 21st, 2019 |  


Births

Births

Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Medical CenterFeb. 20 — Courtnie and Jordon Gudakunst, Grover Hill, girl; Ashley and Paul Mackenbach, St. Marys, g...

February 21st, 2019 |  


SPORTS


8:39 pm |   
Not big spenders yet
Van Gundy would end NBA All-Star game

Van Gundy would end NBA All-Star game

MIAMI (AP) — Jeff Van Gundy has an idea on how to fix the NBA All-Star Game.His plan: Eliminate it.Van Gundy, the former NBA coach and now longt...

February 21st, 2019 |  


Roundup: Shawnee, Celina triumph in Division II girls basketball

Roundup: Shawnee, Celina triumph in Division II girls basketball

SPENCERVILLE — Shawnee and Celina advanced to play for a girls basketball Division II sectional crowns Wednesday with a 37-25 victory against De...

February 20th, 2019 updated: February 21st, 2019. |  


Ohio high school boys, girls basketball scores for Wednesday, Feb. 20

Ohio high school boys, girls basketball scores for Wednesday, Feb. 20

GirlsCan. McKinley 42, Copley 26Zanesville Maysville 84, Lisbon Beaver 39Division IRegion 2Can. McKinley 42, Copley 26Findlay 62, Fremont Ross 44Notre...

February 20th, 2019 |  


Wesson, Ohio State shake off slow start to beat Northwestern

Wesson, Ohio State shake off slow start to beat Northwestern

COLUMBUS — Kaleb Wesson had 22 points and eight rebounds and Ohio State overcame a sluggish start to beat Northwestern 63-49 on Wednesday night....

February 20th, 2019 |  


Girls basketball: Van Wert slips past Elida

Girls basketball: Van Wert slips past Elida

MILLER CITY — It was familiar territory for Van Wert.When Van Wert got down 9-0 early into Wednesday’s Division II sectional semifinal gir...

February 20th, 2019 updated: February 21st, 2019. |  


Girls basketball: New Knoxville records victory against Perry

Girls basketball: New Knoxville records victory against Perry

ST. MARYS — New Knoxville’s man-to-man pressure was overwhelming.The Rangers seemed to come at Perry with at least seven players at a time...

February 20th, 2019 |  


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LIFESTYLE


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“Cold Pursuit” – R
Births

Births

Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Medical CenterFeb. 20 — Courtnie and Jordon Gudakunst, Grover Hill, girl; Ashley and Paul Mackenbach, St. Marys, g...

February 21st, 2019 |  


Police: ‘Empire’ actor staged attack to ‘promote his career’

Police: ‘Empire’ actor staged attack to ‘promote his career’

CHICAGO — “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett staged a racist, anti-gay attack on himself because he was unhappy about his salary and wan...

February 21st, 2019 |  


Births

Births

Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Medical CenterFeb. 19 — Desma Chesbro and Philip D. Raines, Van Wert, boy; Aleva and Chad Niemeyer, Wapakoneta, bo...

February 20th, 2019 |  


Chris Stapleton, Dan + Shay lead ACM nominations

Chris Stapleton, Dan + Shay lead ACM nominations

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Chris Stapleton and Dan + Shay lead the 54th Academy of Country Music Awards with six nominations each while Grammy album of ...

February 20th, 2019 |  


Lima’s ‘Green Book’ connections

Lima’s ‘Green Book’ connections

LIMA — Green Book. These two words put together now likely bring to mind a film of the same name.“Green Book” was released in late 2...

February 19th, 2019 |  


Births

Births

Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Medical CenterFeb. 18 — Lindsay and Jacob Kaufman, Leipsic, girl; Taylor Morey, Lima, girl.Feb. 19 — Sarah a...

February 19th, 2019 |  


OPINION


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Updated: 9:09 pm. |    
Letter: Dems worse than snakes
Lori Borgman: We said, ‘I do,’ they said we didn’t

Lori Borgman: We said, ‘I do,’ they said we didn’t

I have to provide an official copy of our marriage certificate to the Indiana BMV to get the security clearance driver’s license. After waiting ...

February 21st, 2019 |  


Letter: Smart meters can cause fires

We’ve all heard about the health hazards of smart meters. Now we’re going to hear about the fire hazards. You see, smart meters can burn y...

February 21st, 2019 |  


Chicago Tribune: When #MeToo scandals confront churches, corporations and schools

Chicago Tribune: When #MeToo scandals confront churches, corporations and schools

The #MeToo movement brought sexual abuse and harassment out of the shadows by encouraging survivors to speak up. It has held individuals small and mig...

February 20th, 2019 |  


Ron Lora: ‘Post-truth’ politics could become the norm

Ron Lora: ‘Post-truth’ politics could become the norm

The matter of truth in politics is as old as civilization. No major American political party has been innocent, as is readily appreciated when recalli...

February 20th, 2019 |  


Letter: Why you shouldn’t give handouts to illegals

Letter: Why you shouldn’t give handouts to illegals

On a recent trip to Panama, Costa Rica and Cartagena, Columbia, we were amazed to learn from our tour guides that we were not to give children who sur...

February 20th, 2019 |  


Heidi Stevens: Begging Hollywood for a new kind of rom-com

Heidi Stevens: Begging Hollywood for a new kind of rom-com

However Rebel Wilson’s “Isn’t It Romantic” does at the box office this weekend, I hope it’s not the beginning of a genre...

February 20th, 2019 |  


BUSINESS


Governor signs measure to hike Illinois minimum wage to $15

Governor signs measure to hike Illinois minimum wage to $15

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a measure Tuesday gradually hiking the statewide minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025...

February 19th, 2019 |  


US stocks bounce back from wobbly start to extend gains

US stocks bounce back from wobbly start to extend gains

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks shook off an early wobble on Wall Street Tuesday, finishing modestly higher and extending the market’s gains into a...

February 19th, 2019 |  


China accuses US of trying to block its tech development

China accuses US of trying to block its tech development

BEIJING (AP) — China’s government on Monday accused the United States of trying to block the country’s industrial development by all...

February 18th, 2019 |  


Tariff uncertainty could hurt auto industry more than plant closures in 2019

Tariff uncertainty could hurt auto industry more than plant closures in 2019

DETROIT — An auto industry that many experts think already is overdue for a slowdown just got a major dose of uncertainty that could reduce inve...

February 18th, 2019 |  


World stocks mostly rise ahead of more China-US trade talks

World stocks mostly rise ahead of more China-US trade talks

SINGAPORE (AP) — World stocks mostly rose on Monday ahead of more trade talks between Chinese and American officials in Washington this week.Aft...

February 18th, 2019 |  


Lima News staying on Elida Road, looking for tenants

Lima News staying on Elida Road, looking for tenants

LIMA — After evaluating all options, The Lima News decided it didn’t need to relocate its business operations after all. One of Allen Coun...

February 16th, 2019 |  


STATE NEWS


Ohio governor to announce proposed gas tax increase

Ohio governor to announce proposed gas tax increase

COLUMBUS (AP) — Gov. Mike DeWine will announce Thursday his proposed recommendation for increasing the state gas tax to address a chronic shortf...

February 19th, 2019 |  


Owner of pit bull that killed Dayton man convicted

Owner of pit bull that killed Dayton man convicted

DAYTON — A Dayton man was convicted Friday for failing to control a pit bull that killed a 60-year-old Air Force veteran in 2017.Anthony D. Aust...

February 16th, 2019 |  


Ohio lawmaker seeks to reform welfare programs

Ohio lawmaker seeks to reform welfare programs

HAMILTON — Operators of Butler County public assistance programs say a bill introduced by a local lawmaker meant to streamline some welfare prog...

February 16th, 2019 |  


Report: Congressman suspects theft from campaign account

Report: Congressman suspects theft from campaign account

CLEVELAND (AP) — The re-election committee for an Ohio Republican congressman told the Federal Election Commission it suspects the campaign̵...

February 16th, 2019 |  


Ohio’s income tax revenue slumps in past two months

Ohio’s income tax revenue slumps in past two months

COLUMBUS — For two consecutive months, Ohio income tax collections have fallen noticeably short of estimates, although overall tax revenue remai...

February 16th, 2019 |  


Ohio sends incorrect tax form to about 9,000 people

Ohio sends incorrect tax form to about 9,000 people

COLUMBUS — About 9,000 people who collected money last year from Ohio’s unclaimed-funds operation have received a tax form that includes i...

February 16th, 2019 |