NEWS


David Trinko: Delivering meals and hope during a pandemic

David Trinko: Delivering meals and hope during a pandemic

She knew the food was available. She knew the kids were hungry. There was only one answer that made sense.Angelique Suarez, 44, decided to deliver tho...

October 24th, 2020 |  


Today’s latest updates on the coronavirus pandemic

Today’s latest updates on the coronavirus pandemic

THREE NEW DEATHS REPORTED•Auglaize County reported two additional deaths since Friday.•Putnam County reported one additional death since F...

October 24th, 2020 |  


Homebuyers’ wallets hammered as prices for plywood substitute spike

Homebuyers’ wallets hammered as prices for plywood substitute spike

Americans are coughing up $4,600 more on average to buy their dream home than six months ago — thanks to a record run-up in prices for a once-ch...

October 24th, 2020 |  


Local agencies, government offices receive CARES grant funding

Local agencies, government offices receive CARES grant funding

COLUMBUS — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine on Friday announced the distribution of $4.6 million in grant funding to 140 Ohio law enforcement agencies, cou...

October 24th, 2020 |  


Findlay priest indicted on federal sex charges

Findlay priest indicted on federal sex charges

TOLEDO — A federal grand jury has indicted Michael J. Zacharias, 53, of Findlay, with sex trafficking of a minor and sex trafficking of an adult...

October 24th, 2020 |  


Worsening the housing shortage, construction costs keep rising

Worsening the housing shortage, construction costs keep rising

These days, most of your favorite mid-market purchases come cheap: laptops, televisions, cars, housecleaning, home exercise and sanity are all at barg...

October 24th, 2020 |  


SPORTS


High school football: Columbus Grove holds off Tinora

High school football: Columbus Grove holds off Tinora

COLUMBUS GROVE — The Columbus Grove defense came up big when it had to help the Bulldogs down Tinora 41-35 in the Division Vi quarterfinal Satur...

October 24th, 2020 updated: October 24th, 2020. |  


Buckeyes off to winning start

Buckeyes off to winning start

COLUMBUS — Other than Nebraska coach Scott Frost, Ohio State football coach Ryan Day didn’t think anyone should expect an apology after OS...

October 24th, 2020 updated: October 24th, 2020. |  


High school football: Defense thrives in Ottawa-Glandorf win vs. Northwestern

High school football: Defense thrives in Ottawa-Glandorf win vs. Northwestern

OTTAWA — Ottawa-Glandorf’s football team may be best known for its strong running backs or efficient passing game.Don’t sleep on the...

October 24th, 2020 updated: October 24th, 2020. |  


Teams deal with ‘weird’ circumstances

Teams deal with ‘weird’ circumstances

COLUMBUS — It was different. It was historic. It was weird. And it was quiet. Very quiet.Ohio State’s 52-17 win over Nebraska on Saturday ...

October 24th, 2020 |  


Cross country: Ottawa-Glandorf’s Fortman wins district title

Cross country: Ottawa-Glandorf’s Fortman wins district title

OTTAWA — Cross country can be a very demanding sport.However, it can be even more demanding when the athlete is splitting time between cross cou...

October 24th, 2020 updated: October 24th, 2020. |  


Cross country: Lima area teams with district championships

Cross country: Lima area teams with district championships

COLUMBUS GROVE — Area boys and girls cross country teams claimed Division III district titles Saturday.Columbus Grove was the District 1 boys ch...

October 24th, 2020 |  


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102nd birthday: Maxine Evans

102nd birthday: Maxine Evans

DELPHOS — Maxine Evans is celebrating her 102nd birthday. A card shower would be appreciated at Van Crest Assisted Living, Delphos OH 45833.She ...

October 24th, 2020 |  


David Trinko: Delivering meals and hope during a pandemic

David Trinko: Delivering meals and hope during a pandemic

She knew the food was available. She knew the kids were hungry. There was only one answer that made sense.Angelique Suarez, 44, decided to deliver tho...

October 24th, 2020 |  


Why we’re still reading Agatha Christie

Why we’re still reading Agatha Christie

I’ve had the good fortune to fall in love with Agatha Christie’s murder mysteries twice.I was in grade school when my grandmother introduc...

October 24th, 2020 |  


Study: TV industry falls short of off-camera inclusivity

Study: TV industry falls short of off-camera inclusivity

LOS ANGELES — When Zendaya won last month’s Emmy Award for top drama series actress, her triumph seemed to underscore the TV industry̵...

October 23rd, 2020 |  


Births

Births

Lima Memorial Health SystemOct. 14 — Lyric Simpson, Lima, boy.Oct. 16 — Kiara Ware and Jaquarius Whiteside, Lima, boy.Oct. 17 — Co...

October 23rd, 2020 |  


Virtual theater productions begin

Virtual theater productions begin

REGION — The show must go on.Both Ohio Northern University and Bluffton University are presenting fall plays, opening this week. What is differe...

October 22nd, 2020 |  


OPINION


Letter: Impressed with Seibert

Letter: Impressed with Seibert

I have been a resident of Allen County all my life. My wife and I have raised our family here. I feel that I have a vested interest in the stability a...

October 24th, 2020 |  


Letter: Let’s examine ‘truth over lies’

Letter: Let’s examine ‘truth over lies’

I recently saw a Biden political sign that said, “Truth over Lies.” I decided to look at some of the lies.Lie 1: Trump colluded with the R...

October 24th, 2020 |  


Letter: Beth Seibert fills the bill for commissioner

Letter: Beth Seibert fills the bill for commissioner

I am pleased to recommend Beth Seibert for re-election as Allen County commissioner.I have known Beth for almost 50 years, and she has always been a h...

October 24th, 2020 |  


Letter: Putting my faith in Trump

Letter: Putting my faith in Trump

President Trump obviously is not a traditional politician. He is a savvy businessman who I trust in handling our economy. At the beginning of the pand...

October 24th, 2020 |  


Letter: I feel good about my choice

Letter: I feel good about my choice

I am not writing to change minds, rather to remind readers of the human propensity to see “the world” through our unique “lenses....

October 24th, 2020 |  


Gregory Clay: Conservative white women talk Trump, election and race

Gregory Clay: Conservative white women talk Trump, election and race

In many respects, they are the talk of the nation.According to author Dr. Paul Matzko, 12 of the top 15 radio talk shows in the United States are led ...

October 24th, 2020 |  


BUSINESS


5 credit mistakes that can haunt you

5 credit mistakes that can haunt you

Some credit mistakes are a lot worse than others. Little ones, like paying a credit card bill a day late, may cost you a penalty fee, but that’s...

October 24th, 2020 |  


Land transfers, Oct. 15-21

Land transfers, Oct. 15-21

The trend of the real estate market in Allen County is shown by the following report, for the week running Oct. 15 through 21. Figures reflect the sel...

October 24th, 2020 |  


Cheryl Parson:	Don’t fall for tech support scammers

Cheryl Parson: Don’t fall for tech support scammers

Abrar Anjum was arrested by FBI agents in February while trying to board a New York to India flight.Who is Abrar Anjum, and why should you care? Anjum...

October 24th, 2020 |  


Home loan rates

Home loan rates

Rates for 30-year and 15-year, fixed-rate mortgages with zero points as of noon, Friday, Oct. 23, 2020:Lender ` 30-year rate ` 15-year rateUnion Bank ...

October 24th, 2020 |  


Legal-Ease: Five primary goals in estate planning

Legal-Ease: Five primary goals in estate planning

Sometimes, clients visiting my office will say that they know that they need to do “something” regarding estate planning (maybe a new will...

October 24th, 2020 |  


Lighthouse Behavioral Health brings more outpatient, recovery housing to Lima

Lighthouse Behavioral Health brings more outpatient, recovery housing to Lima

LIMA — A new outpatient treatment center and recovery house has opened in Lima, increasing access to addiction treatment as the opioid epidemic ...

October 23rd, 2020 |  


STATE NEWS


Minister, Cuyahoga County settle lawsuit involving same-sex marriages

Minister, Cuyahoga County settle lawsuit involving same-sex marriages

CLEVELAND, Ohio — A Cleveland minister can avoid marrying same-sex couples in Cuyahoga County, without the fear of prosecution, under a proposed...

October 23rd, 2020 |  


Ohio files complaint on ex-House speaker’s campaign spending

Ohio files complaint on ex-House speaker’s campaign spending

CLEVELAND (AP) — Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost filed a complaint Friday with the state Elections Commission over the former Ohio House speaker...

October 23rd, 2020 |  


Arnold Schwarzenegger tweets after heart procedure at Cleveland Clinic

Arnold Schwarzenegger tweets after heart procedure at Cleveland Clinic

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Arnold Schwarzenegger said on social media Friday that he feels “fantastic” after undergoing a heart procedure at ...

October 23rd, 2020 |  


Ohio man accused of killing 2 other Ohioans while in Georgia

Ohio man accused of killing 2 other Ohioans while in Georgia

QUITMAN, Ga. (AP) — An Ohio man has been charged with murder in the deaths of two other Ohioans who were shot to death while they were all visit...

October 23rd, 2020 |  


Ohio announces pandemic grants, governor denounces threats

Ohio announces pandemic grants, governor denounces threats

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Small businesses, bars and restaurants, low-income renters, arts groups, and colleges and universities are among those eli...

October 23rd, 2020 |  


Dispute over Ohio drop box limit ends as advocates drop suit

Dispute over Ohio drop box limit ends as advocates drop suit

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A coalition of voter advocacy groups dropped a lawsuit Friday against Ohio’s strict rule limiting ballot drop boxes ...

October 23rd, 2020 |