NEWS


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 11 ...

March 1st, 2021 |  


Nomination deadline approaching for Jefferson Awards

Nomination deadline approaching for Jefferson Awards

LIMA — The deadline to nominate someone for this year’s Jefferson Awards for Public Service is fast approaching.Nomination forms need to b...

March 1st, 2021 |  


Lima receives recognition for economic development efforts

Lima receives recognition for economic development efforts

LIMA — Site Selection magazine ranked Lima tied for fourth in the nation in 2020 for economic development and investment among cities of similar...

March 1st, 2021 |  


Monroe Township drop-off recycling scheduled

Monroe Township drop-off recycling scheduled

MONROE TOWNSHIP — Drop-off recycling for the residents of Cairo and Monroe Township will be from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Thursday, March 11 on South Wall...

March 1st, 2021 |  


Lima drug dealer gets 6-year prison sentence

Lima drug dealer gets 6-year prison sentence

LIMA — A Lima man will spend the next six years in prison for trafficking in heroin and a fentanyl-related compound and other related charges.Do...

March 1st, 2021 |  


Today’s latest updates on the coronavirus pandemic

Today’s latest updates on the coronavirus pandemic

• Mercy Health is still scheduling vaccine appointments for Thursday. To register, call 419-996-5000.• Gov. Mike DeWine announced Ohio sho...

March 1st, 2021 |  


SPORTS


Reds’ Suarez healthier, lighter and expecting a big season

Reds’ Suarez healthier, lighter and expecting a big season

GOODYEAR, Ariz. — No more arepas. No more beer. No sugars, sauces or salsa.That summed up the offseason for Cincinnati Reds third baseman Eugeni...

February 28th, 2021 |  


Ohio State has no answer for Iowa and Garza

Ohio State has no answer for Iowa and Garza

COLUMBUS (AP) — Luka Garza rushed through a national TV interview after No. 9 Iowa routed No. 4 Ohio State on Sunday because he couldn’t w...

February 28th, 2021 updated: February 28th, 2021. |  


Girls basketball: Columbus Grove stops Kalida

Girls basketball: Columbus Grove stops Kalida

VAN WERT — Last year, Kalida sent Columbus Grove packing in the Division IV district final in an overtime thriller. This year the Bulldogs made ...

February 27th, 2021 |  


Ohio boys, girls high school basketball scores for Saturday, Feb. 27

Ohio boys, girls high school basketball scores for Saturday, Feb. 27

BoysAthens 76, Wellston 64Canal Winchester Harvest Prep 73, Utica 55N. Olmsted 76, Elyria Open Door 47OHSAA PlayoffsDivision IRegion 1Amherst Steele 6...

February 27th, 2021 |  


Roundup: Bath defeats LCC for sectional title in boys basketball

Roundup: Bath defeats LCC for sectional title in boys basketball

LIMA — Bath wouldn’t go down three times in a row to Lima Central Catholic.Bath knocked off LCC 57-52 to win the Division III boys section...

February 27th, 2021 updated: February 27th, 2021. |  


Allen East wins wrestling sectional title

Allen East wins wrestling sectional title

LIMA — Ten for 10.That’s what Allen East was at this weekend’s Division III sectional wrestling tournament at Lima Central Catholic....

February 27th, 2021 updated: February 27th, 2021. |  


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LIFESTYLE


David Trinko: The pandemic and the paper

David Trinko: The pandemic and the paper

A few months before the coronavirus pandemic hit, we moved our newsroom into a different part of our building on Elida Road in Lima that was a little ...

February 27th, 2021 |  


Ta-Nehisi Coates to write new ‘Superman’ film

Ta-Nehisi Coates to write new ‘Superman’ film

NEW YORK (AP) — Ta-Nehisi Coates, the acclaimed essayist and novelist who expanded the world of Wakanda for Marvel comics, will write the script...

February 26th, 2021 |  


Weekend for fine art

Weekend for fine art

REGION — It’s a weekend for fine art:• Encore Theatre will present “The Diaries of Adam and Eve,” by Mark Twain and adap...

February 25th, 2021 |  


Lady Gaga’s dog walker shot, French bulldogs stolen in LA

Lady Gaga’s dog walker shot, French bulldogs stolen in LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lady Gaga’s dog walker was shot and two of the singer’s French bulldogs were stolen in Hollywood during an armed ...

February 25th, 2021 |  


Quinn on Nutrition: Good for your heart

Quinn on Nutrition: Good for your heart

It’s only about the size of your fist. Yet every day your heart pumps the amount of blood that could fill a 2,000 gallon tank. Its job? To keep ...

February 24th, 2021 |  


The O’Neal family

The O’Neal family

LIMA — Robert Nelson was born in 1841 in the slave state of Virginia and was one of the approximately 180,000 Black men who served in the Union ...

February 23rd, 2021 |  


OPINION


Liz Cheney says Republicans need to recognize damage done by Trump

WASHINGTON — Republican Rep. Liz Cheney said the GOP needs to acknowledge the damage done by former President Donald Trump’s unfounded cla...

February 27th, 2021 |  


Mark Figley: Biden is just getting warmed up

Mark Figley: Biden is just getting warmed up

On day one of his administration, Joe Biden appointed the law partner of his son Hunter’s defense attorney as the head of the Justice Department...

February 27th, 2021 |  


Letter: Wages for police not adequate

Letter: Wages for police not adequate

It doesn’t surprise me that the city of Lima is struggling to find applicants for the open positions on the police department considering what t...

February 27th, 2021 |  


Letter: Nothing funny about fake order

Letter: Nothing funny about fake order

I recently witnessed a most despicable act. I had gone to a local Wapak fast-food restaurant to pick up food for lunch. Everybody knows that at noon o...

February 27th, 2021 |  


Michael Reagan: So far, Biden all gloom, no sunshine

Michael Reagan: So far, Biden all gloom, no sunshine

Say what you will about the personal and political failings of Donald Trump, at least he was an optimist.Along with being a cheerleader for America, h...

February 27th, 2021 |  


David Trinko: The pandemic and the paper

David Trinko: The pandemic and the paper

A few months before the coronavirus pandemic hit, we moved our newsroom into a different part of our building on Elida Road in Lima that was a little ...

February 27th, 2021 |  


BUSINESS


Celebrating Our Spirit: Educators adjust to pandemic

Celebrating Our Spirit: Educators adjust to pandemic

LIMA — Area educators on every level had to swiftly change plans when COVID-19 hit the region last March.For Lima schools, the changes were prof...

February 27th, 2021 |  


Celebrating Our Spirit: Healthcare providers work to conquer COVID

Celebrating Our Spirit: Healthcare providers work to conquer COVID

LIMA — Where would we be without the skilled healthcare professions in the community? Probably in a lot worse shape in light of the ongoing pand...

February 27th, 2021 |  


Celebrating Our Spirit: Smaller gatherings challenge grieving process for funeral homes

Celebrating Our Spirit: Smaller gatherings challenge grieving process for funeral homes

CRIDERSVILLE — Even the grieving process had to change once coronavirus reached the region.“We see definitely lower numbers as far as peop...

February 27th, 2021 |  


Celebrating Our Spirit: Pandemic left libraries scrambling for options

Celebrating Our Spirit: Pandemic left libraries scrambling for options

LIMA — If you thought the Dewey Decimal System was hard, try running a public library during a nationwide health crisis.The current coronavirus ...

February 27th, 2021 |  


Celebrating Our Spirit: Serving through the pandemic

Celebrating Our Spirit: Serving through the pandemic

LIMA — A pandemic didn’t stop the Kiwanis Club of Lima from finishing its first all-abilities playground at Camp Robin Rogers. It didnR...

February 27th, 2021 |  


Unique Coronado focuses on family pool

Unique Coronado focuses on family pool

It’s just a few steps to the pool from almost anywhere in the Coronado.You can get there from the family room, owners’ bath, and guest sui...

February 27th, 2021 |  


STATE NEWS


Online charter school renews resistance to repaying $60M in state subsidies

Online charter school renews resistance to repaying $60M in state subsidies

COLUMBUS — Three years after going dark, what was once Ohio’s largest online charter school on Tuesday will urge the Ohio Supreme Court to...

February 28th, 2021 |  


BGSU student newspaper move generates controversy

BGSU student newspaper move generates controversy

BOWLING GREEN — Bowling Green State University administrators’ plan to move the student media organizations, including the student newspap...

February 28th, 2021 |  


‘Small hole’ leads to Monroe draining 350,000 gallons from water tower

‘Small hole’ leads to Monroe draining 350,000 gallons from water tower

City workers found a “small hole” in a water tower pipe after draining 350,000 gallons of water from one of the city’s three water t...

February 28th, 2021 |  


Woman honored at company after seven decades of service

Woman honored at company after seven decades of service

VANDALIA, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman who started on a company’s assembly line at age 18 has been honored for 70 years of service through fi...

February 28th, 2021 |  


Governor touts investments in foster care

Governor touts investments in foster care

COLUMBUS — After nearly doubling state funding for county child-services agencies in the current budget, Gov. Mike DeWine has proposed boosting ...

February 27th, 2021 |  


Cleveland church where King, Malcolm X spoke on proposed civil rights trail

Cleveland church where King, Malcolm X spoke on proposed civil rights trail

CLEVELAND, Ohio – In the beginning, nearly a century ago, the imposing red-brick building on Cleveland’s East Side was a synagogue. Not ju...

February 27th, 2021 |