NEWS


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School delays and closings for Tuesday, Jan. 26
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Lima Council approves family housing and lot swap
Two local students volunteer at Mount Union’s MLK Day of Service

Two local students volunteer at Mount Union’s MLK Day of Service

ALLIANCE — The University of Mount Union is recognizing the 325 participants for its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.Haley Hunt, of...

January 25th, 2021 |  


Berger delivers final “State of the City”

Berger delivers final “State of the City”

LIMA — Will 2021 be the year for a downtown renaissance, the formation of a rapid response network of mental health professionals and less stopp...

January 25th, 2021 updated: January 26th, 2021. |  


‘I could not let my country go on this way’: Sites to challenge Jordan for Ohio’s Fourth after Capitol insurrection

‘I could not let my country go on this way’: Sites to challenge Jordan for Ohio’s Fourth after Capitol insurrection

LIMA — Jeff Sites, a 1985 graduate of Bath High School, is making another bid for Ohio’s Fourth District congressional seat, announcing hi...

January 25th, 2021 updated: January 25th, 2021. |  


Trump’s sway over GOP tested as impeachment heads to Senate

Trump’s sway over GOP tested as impeachment heads to Senate

WASHINGTON — Democrats marched the impeachment case against Donald Trump to the Senate Monday night for the start of his historic trial, but Rep...

January 25th, 2021 updated: January 25th, 2021. |  


Putnam County District Library to hold retirement talk

Putnam County District Library to hold retirement talk

OTTAWA — The Putnam County District Library will hold a talk on the Power of Zero “Transform Your Retirement” by Dan Turnwald at 6 p...

January 25th, 2021 |  


Northwest State Community College releases dean’s list

Northwest State Community College releases dean’s list

ARCHBOLD — Northwest State Community College has released its dean’s list for the fall term.Local students making the list include Catelyn...

January 25th, 2021 |  


SPORTS


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Miller City edges LCC
Chiefs roar back from slow start against Bills to return to Super Bowl

Chiefs roar back from slow start against Bills to return to Super Bowl

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — It took the Kansas City Chiefs five frustrating decades to make their second Super Bowl appearance.Now, the defending ch...

January 24th, 2021 |  


Bucs win, Brady going to 10th Super Bowl, Packers coach questioned

Bucs win, Brady going to 10th Super Bowl, Packers coach questioned

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Tom Brady has a new team, in a new town. The destination is the same: another Super Bowl.At home, too.The man with six NF...

January 24th, 2021 |  


Michigan stops all sports for two weeks

Michigan stops all sports for two weeks

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The entire University of Michigan athletic department is pausing after several positive tests for the new COVID-19 varia...

January 24th, 2021 |  


Boys basketball: Kalida shuts down Leipsic

Boys basketball: Kalida shuts down Leipsic

KALIDA — With Kalida starter Ayden Warnecke out of the line-up and the Wildcats in dire need of a win after two straight losses, Wildcat head co...

January 23rd, 2021 |  


Roundup: Columbus Grove defeats Liberty-Benton in girls basketball

COLUMBUS GROVE — The host Bulldogs outscored No. 8-ranked Division III Liberty-Benton 14-9 in the fourth quarter to earn a 37-33 girls high scho...

January 23rd, 2021 updated: January 23rd, 2021. |  


College basketball: Liddell scores 20 in Ohio State win against Wisconsin

College basketball: Liddell scores 20 in Ohio State win against Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. — Ohio State is capitalizing on the lack of fans at Big Ten games this season to take down one ranked opponent after another on th...

January 23rd, 2021 |  


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LIFESTYLE


Monster truck show won’t return to Lima

Monster truck show won’t return to Lima

LIMA — The 4-Wheel Jamboree, which brought 30,000-plus people and $6.5 million in tourism to Lima each year, won’t be returning to the All...

January 22nd, 2021 |  


Art exhibits, educational talks and pancakes this weekend

Art exhibits, educational talks and pancakes this weekend

REGION — From learning opportunities to opportunities to have some else cook your breakfast, there are a few options this weekend:• A driv...

January 21st, 2021 |  


Inaugural poet Amanda Gorman: ‘Even as we grieved, we grew.’

Inaugural poet Amanda Gorman: ‘Even as we grieved, we grew.’

NEW YORK — The country has a new president and a new literary star. In one of the inauguration’s most talked about moments, poet Amanda Go...

January 21st, 2021 |  


Lima’s Crawford Shoes

Lima’s Crawford Shoes

LIMA — Kenneth Crawford knew what counted when it came to selling shoes — what The Lima News described as “an unwavering attention&#...

January 19th, 2021 |  


Phil Spector, famed music producer and murderer, dies at 81

Phil Spector, famed music producer and murderer, dies at 81

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Phil Spector, the eccentric and revolutionary music producer who transformed rock music with his “Wall of Sound” ...

January 17th, 2021 |  


Real Life Mama: Please go to sleep

Real Life Mama: Please go to sleep

Isn’t it amazing how quickly kids can jump from school schedule to holiday break and yet how long it takes to get them back into a school schedu...

January 17th, 2021 |  


OPINION


Leonard Pitts Jr.: No way for decent people to ‘unite’ with racism, anti-Semitism or homophobia

Leonard Pitts Jr.: No way for decent people to ‘unite’ with racism, anti-Semitism or homophobia

It’s been said of Abraham Lincoln that he had a “mystical” devotion to the idea of Union. His conviction that the American states we...

January 24th, 2021 |  


Jim Krumel: People are busy making spring travel plans, but should they?

Jim Krumel: People are busy making spring travel plans, but should they?

If Dr. Wilfred Ellis had his way, people would be leaving their luggage in the closet.That’s not happening though.More Ohioans are making plans ...

January 24th, 2021 |  


Editorial: White supremacist extremists are the nation’s deadliest terror threat

The United States is under serious threat of a terror attack from within. That statement is not panic or hyperbole but is based in the very real attac...

January 23rd, 2021 |  


Michael Reagan: With President Joe, it’s divided we stand

Michael Reagan: With President Joe, it’s divided we stand

Everyone agreed the inauguration ceremony was nice.Lady Gaga was Lady Gaga. Garth Brooks was Garth Brooks.Everyone also agreed President Joe BidenR...

January 23rd, 2021 |  


Letter: A very sad day for us all.

Letter: A very sad day for us all.

Mr. Trump invited people to Washington and promised to march down Pennsylvania Avenue with them to overturn the election. Of course he didn’t ma...

January 23rd, 2021 |  


BUSINESS


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Business creation in Ohio sets record
Coldwater company honored for bridal work

Coldwater company honored for bridal work

COLDWATER — Totally Promotional recently received two prestigious awards.The promotional products company earned The Knott 2021 Best of Weddings...

January 25th, 2021 |  


Dominion Energy awards environmental grants

Dominion Energy awards environmental grants

LIMA — Two Lima area organizations, Girl Scouts of Western Ohio and Ohio Energy & Advanced Manufacturing Center, each recently received $5,0...

January 23rd, 2021 |  


Legal-Ease: Impending tax law changes: what to do now

Legal-Ease: Impending tax law changes: what to do now

Our local media leaders do their best to provide us with news that is not always related to politics. However, some state and national media treat pol...

January 23rd, 2021 |  


Paulding Putnam Electric Cooperative plan investments for 2021

Paulding Putnam Electric Cooperative plan investments for 2021

PAULDING — Paulding Putnam Electric Cooperative is planning $4 million in investments focused on system improvements that will directly increase...

January 22nd, 2021 |  


Judge Willamowski named Presiding Judge

Judge Willamowski named Presiding Judge

LIMA — John R. Willamowski, judge with the Third District Court of Appeals in Lima, has been designated as presiding judge of that court for 202...

January 22nd, 2021 |  


Versa-Pak receives Ohio Rail Development Commission grant

Versa-Pak receives Ohio Rail Development Commission grant

CELINA — Versa-Pak Ltd. has received an Ohio Rail Development Commission grant for $125,000.That money will be used to help with the expansion o...

January 20th, 2021 |  


STATE NEWS


Hearing delayed for Wright-Patt general facing court martial

Hearing delayed for Wright-Patt general facing court martial

The Article 32 hearing against a former commander of Air Force Research Lab has been rescheduled to Feb. 8 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, an Air ...

January 25th, 2021 |  


Feds accuse 3 Ohio men of illegally entering U.S. Capitol

Feds accuse 3 Ohio men of illegally entering U.S. Capitol

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Three more Ohioans have been charged with illegally entering the U.S. Capitol as part of a mob of supporters of former Pre...

January 25th, 2021 |  


Ohio JFS security vulnerability may have exposed personal data

Ohio JFS security vulnerability may have exposed personal data

Nearly 150 people may have had their personal information exposed by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, the agency said Monday.Of the 146...

January 25th, 2021 |  


Portman won’t seek reelection in 2022

Portman won’t seek reelection in 2022

CINCINNATI — Ohio Sen. Rob Portman said Monday that he won’t seek reelection to a third term in 2022, expressing dismay with the deep part...

January 25th, 2021 updated: January 25th, 2021. |  


7 train cars derail on Cincinnati railroad bridge, leak fuel

7 train cars derail on Cincinnati railroad bridge, leak fuel

CINCINNATI — Seven train cars derailed on a railroad bridge in Cincinnati, leaking fuel and bringing down power lines, authorities said. The Cin...

January 24th, 2021 |  


Shots fired into home of Ohio health official; no injuries

Shots fired into home of Ohio health official; no injuries

UPPER ARLINGTON — Shots were fired over the weekend into a home owned by an Ohio health department official, but no one was injured, authorities...

January 24th, 2021 |