NEWS


City pursues Royal Inn owner

City pursues Royal Inn owner

LIMA — The City of Lima has filed a motion against Royal Inn owner Rashmikant Patel asking the court to hold Patel in contempt of court for fail...

February 22nd, 2019 |  


One River Collective expands

One River Collective expands

SHAWNEE TOWNSHIP — One River Collective is the latest business in the Lima region to start seeing clients interested in Ohio’s medical mar...

February 22nd, 2019 |  


Bluffton University hosts “Voices of Conscience” exhibit

Bluffton University hosts “Voices of Conscience” exhibit

BLUFFTON — Bluffton University will host the traveling exhibit “Voices of Conscience” until March 31 in Musselman Library.The librar...

February 22nd, 2019 |  


Defendants indicted by grand jury plead not guilty in Allen County courtroom

Defendants indicted by grand jury plead not guilty in Allen County courtroom

LIMA — Pleas of not guilty were submitted Friday morning in Allen County Common Pleas Court on behalf of the following individuals indicted on f...

February 22nd, 2019 |  


New doctor joins St. Rita’s neuroscience center

New doctor joins St. Rita’s neuroscience center

LIMA — Mercy Health–St. Rita’s welcomed Dr. Edwin Capulong to its staff at Mercy Health–St. Rita’s Neuroscience & Re...

February 22nd, 2019 |  


SPORTS


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Cavs hand Suns 16th straight loss

Cavs hand Suns 16th straight loss

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cedi Osman scored 19 points, Kevin Love had 16 points and 11 rebounds and the Cleveland Cavaliers sent the Phoenix Suns to a fr...

February 21st, 2019 |  


Not big spenders yet

Not big spenders yet

Manny Machado’s new $300 million contract put a stop — at least temporarily — to a growing chorus of player complaints that major le...

February 21st, 2019 |  


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 |  


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LIFESTYLE


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Births
ArtSpace, Kewpee honoring young artists

ArtSpace, Kewpee honoring young artists

LIMA — High school art is not just a requirement for some area high school students.The 31st annual Kewpee High School Art Invitational on displ...

February 21st, 2019 |  


“Cold Pursuit” – R

“Cold Pursuit” – R

The Story“When you’re on the same road every day,” says Nelson Coxman (Liam Neeson), “you don’t think about it. I was lu...

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 |  


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 |  


OPINION


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Letter: Dems worse than snakes
Kathleen Parker: Our political identity needs to be American first

Kathleen Parker: Our political identity needs to be American first

There’s identity — and then there’s identity politics. The difference between them may well be the crux of our next presidential ele...

February 21st, 2019 |  


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 |  


BUSINESS


Lima recognized for financial reporting

Lima recognized for financial reporting

LIMA — The City of Lima received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Associa...

February 22nd, 2019 |  


Land transfers, Feb. 14-20

Land transfers, Feb. 14-20

The trend of the real estate market in Allen County is shown by the following report, for the week running Feb. 14 through Feb. 20. Figures reflect th...

February 22nd, 2019 |  


Bell retires from YMCA after 36 years

Bell retires from YMCA after 36 years

LIMA — Alicia Bell, long-time sports director of the Lima Family YMCA, is retiring after 36 years with the organization.To celebrate her career ...

February 22nd, 2019 |  


BMW X1 sent crash test dummies ‘airborne’

BMW X1 sent crash test dummies ‘airborne’

DETROIT — Four of 11 small SUVs got top marks in a new study evaluating their pedestrian crash avoidance systems.Five others got advanced rating...

February 22nd, 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 |  


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 |