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Today’s latest updates on the coronavirus pandemic

Today’s latest updates on the coronavirus pandemic

Here are the latest details about the state and region’s issues with the COVID-19 pandemic:• COVID-19 cases, deathsAllen County: Confirmed...

April 8th, 2020 updated: April 8th, 2020. |  



NEWS


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Lima-area businesses unite to combat coronavirus
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Cars collide on Lima’s South Charles Street
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Cookie manufacturer fined $262K after two amputations
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Countries think about easing restrictions
Making the Grades: Honoring our region’s students

Making the Grades: Honoring our region’s students

Check out Making the Grades, our quarterly list of local students making the honor roll. Click here to see the lists. window.location = "https:/...

April 9th, 2020 updated: April 9th, 2020. |  


What you need to do to vote in Ohio

What you need to do to vote in Ohio

Ohio has set a new, almost exclusively mail-in primary election for April 28 due to the coronavirus. Here is what you need to know:Election Day:Tuesda...

April 8th, 2020 updated: April 9th, 2020. |  


What you need todo in order to vote

What you need todo in order to vote

Ohio has set a new, almost exclusively mail-in primary election for April 28 due to the coronavirus. Here is what you need to know:Election Day:Tuesda...

April 8th, 2020 |  


LPD officers to help Easter Bunny

LPD officers to help Easter Bunny

LIMA — Lima Police Department Officer Rachel Scott has a new role to play — the Easter Bunny — thanks to the coronavirus.While the s...

April 8th, 2020 |  


Sanders drops 2020 bid, leaving Biden as likely nominee

Sanders drops 2020 bid, leaving Biden as likely nominee

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders ended his presidential bid on Wednesday, making Joe Biden the presumptive Democratic nominee to challenge ...

April 8th, 2020 |  


Fire damages Bath Township mobile home

Fire damages Bath Township mobile home

BATH TOWNSHIP — Bath Township firefighters made quick work of a mobile home fire Wednesday morning.According to a news release, crews were calle...

April 8th, 2020 |  


SPORTS


7:34 am
Updated: 7:34 am. |   
OHSAA releases tentative dates for spring sports
Roundup: Lima Senior’s Fulcher selected to squad for Ohio-Kentucky game

Roundup: Lima Senior’s Fulcher selected to squad for Ohio-Kentucky game

Even though the game was canceled, rosters were announced for the Ohio-Kentucky All-Star game. Lima Senior’s Josiah Fulcher made the team.Fulche...

April 7th, 2020 |  


Host cities turn eerie amid shutdown

Host cities turn eerie amid shutdown

They are cities defined by iconic sporting events.When Augusta comes up, one instantly thinks of the Masters. If Omaha is mentioned, it’s often ...

April 7th, 2020 |  


Redskins expected to keep No. 2 pick, take Ohio State’s Young

Redskins expected to keep No. 2 pick, take Ohio State’s Young

WASHINGTON — It has long seemed like a virtual certainty that the Redskins will take Chase Young with the second pick in the NFL draft.If the Ci...

April 7th, 2020 |  


All-Arizona option intrigues players, managers

All-Arizona option intrigues players, managers

Boston’s Chris Sale, out for the season following Tommy John surgery, thought about the prospect of his teammates sequestered in the Phoenix are...

April 7th, 2020 |  


The ending we will never realize

The ending we will never realize

Suggested head:By Mark AltstaetterThe dream of every high school wrestler is to compete at the state tournament.All season long, wrestlers are maintai...

April 7th, 2020 updated: April 8th, 2020. |  


Byron wins virtual Bristol

Byron wins virtual Bristol

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — William Byron led the most laps in NASCAR’s first two virtual races and had nothing to show for his gaming skills. ...

April 5th, 2020 |  


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LIFESTYLE


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Immune to coronavirus?

Bluffton Middle School

AGrade 6: Isaiah Ansley, Madison Beasley, Brooklyn Bible, Lauren Bowers, Aubrey Burkholder, Oliver Combs, Grace Conley, Grady Coonfare, Calvin Derstin...

April 8th, 2020 |  


Bluffton High School

AGrade 9: Landon Armstrong, Sabina Clingerman, Jaden Coonfare, Kameron Coughlan, Hannah Davis, Samuel Derstine, Allison Diller, Kendal Giesige, Levi G...

April 8th, 2020 |  


Bible Believers Christian School

AGrade 6: Kylie Atkins, Avah Cooks, Alan Meihls, Luke Piper, Levi Smoll.Grade 9: Zachary Golden.Grade 10: Gabriel Golden.Grade 11: Zachary Golden.A/BG...

April 8th, 2020 |  


Bath Middle School

4.0Grade 6: Declan Callahan, Lila Capps, Michael Hale, Brodie Hammons, Nevelyn Houx, Abigail Kohlrieser, Madilyn Leiendecker, Logan Markley, Andru McD...

April 8th, 2020 |  


Bath High School

4.0Grade 9: Blaine Albright, Kyla Bailey, Elise Branim, Allyson Brostrom, Cohen Callahan, Rachel Clark, Finley Coleman, Mycal Ehrnsberger, Emma Gast, ...

April 8th, 2020 |  


Allen East schools

Middle school3.0 to 3.9 Grade 5: Eve Balderaz, Priyanjali Bell, Aubree Bressler, Isabella Burden, Katey Closson, Harper Corbet, Camden Cosart, Jaden C...

April 8th, 2020 |  


OPINION


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Updated: 7:32 am. |    
What you need to do to vote in Ohio
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Letter: Time to be serious
Letter: I fear not; take me first

Letter: I fear not; take me first

With current projections of millions of cases of the corona virus in America and possibly hundreds of thousands of deaths, the obvious question is, &#...

April 8th, 2020 |  


What you need todo in order to vote

What you need todo in order to vote

Ohio has set a new, almost exclusively mail-in primary election for April 28 due to the coronavirus. Here is what you need to know:Election Day:Tuesda...

April 8th, 2020 |  


Editorial: Why our elections need to modernize

Editorial: Why our elections need to modernize

The timing of Illinois’ March 17 primary could hardly have been worse. It took place the day after the state recorded its first death from the n...

April 8th, 2020 |  


Letter: Toss out the garbage

Letter: Toss out the garbage

I write to the editorial board in reference to a recent letter which insulted our president by using adjectives about him that no human being deserves...

April 8th, 2020 |  


Letter: Trump’s a real national leader

Letter: Trump’s a real national leader

For the second time since President Ronald Reagan, we have a president who is a real national leader and a public servant. President Trump is showing ...

April 8th, 2020 |  


Dawn Kessinger: Celebrating taxed ladies brings sweet returns

Dawn Kessinger: Celebrating taxed ladies brings sweet returns

I’m always on the lookout for fresh ideas that invite and interest young people in learning. It’s too bad the person who said this remaine...

April 8th, 2020 |  


BUSINESS


7:36 am
Updated: 7:36 am. |    
Lima-area businesses unite to combat coronavirus
7:30 am
Updated: 7:35 am. |    
Cookie manufacturer fined $262K after two amputations
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Updated: 8:23 am. |    
New Columbus Grove boutique to offer online sales
Ohio company’s rapid response sanitizes 80,000 masks a day

Ohio company’s rapid response sanitizes 80,000 masks a day

COLUMBUS — On March 14, Matt Vaughan, a top executive at Battelle, the Columbus science and technology firm, was working late on a Saturday when...

April 4th, 2020 |  


Historical society wins conservation study grant

WAPAKONETA — The Auglaize County Historical Society has been accepted into the national Collections Assessment Program, which funds conservation...

April 4th, 2020 |  


Minster Bank names Jarvis as Wapakoneta branch manager

Minster Bank names Jarvis as Wapakoneta branch manager

WAPAKONETA — Colin Jarvis has been named branch manager for Minster Bank in Wapakoneta.“Colin’s lending, banking knowledge and dedic...

April 4th, 2020 |  


Land transfers, March 26-April 1

Land transfers, March 26-April 1

The trend of the real estate market in Allen County is shown by the following report, for the week running March 26 through April 1. Figures reflect t...

April 4th, 2020 |  


On Leadership: Listening, learning key for Clark

On Leadership: Listening, learning key for Clark

In each “On Leadership” column, Allen Lima Leadership Executive Director Matt Childers talks with a regional business leader. This week, h...

April 4th, 2020 |  


Legal-Ease: Emergency financial resources for small businesses

Legal-Ease: Emergency financial resources for small businesses

On March 27, the federal government passed economic stimulus legislation commonly known as the CARES Act.The most popular aspect of the CARES Act has ...

April 4th, 2020 |  


STATE NEWS


Brown wants ‘essential workers’ to get up to $25K in hazard pay

Brown wants ‘essential workers’ to get up to $25K in hazard pay

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Ohio Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown on Wednesday unveiled details of a plan that would give “essential workers” such as ...

April 8th, 2020 |  


Ohio’s latest projections for outbreak shift to peak of 2,000 cases per day in April

Ohio’s latest projections for outbreak shift to peak of 2,000 cases per day in April

CLEVELAND, Ohio — The state of Ohio’s projections for the coronavirus outbreak shifted dramatically on Wednesday, with officials now predi...

April 8th, 2020 |  


Ohio prison staffer dies from coronavirus

Ohio prison staffer dies from coronavirus

COLUMBUS, Ohio—Marion Correctional Institution officer John Dawson has died from the coronavirus, Gov. Mike DeWine said Wednesday, marking the f...

April 8th, 2020 |  


Union outraged after Ohio paper cuts staff, limits coverage

Union outraged after Ohio paper cuts staff, limits coverage

CLEVELAND (AP) — Owners of The Plain Dealer newspaper in Cleveland laid off 22 more journalists and told the remaining 14 staffers they can no l...

April 8th, 2020 |  


Ohio’s casino, racino revenue down $112 million

Ohio’s casino, racino revenue down $112 million

CLEVELAND, Ohio — The record start to the year for Ohio’s casino and racino industry came to a crashing stop with mid-March closings becau...

April 7th, 2020 |  


Ohio lawmakers eye rainy day fund as state budget reels

Ohio lawmakers eye rainy day fund as state budget reels

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder said Tuesday that lawmakers are considering tapping the state’s rainy-day fund, and ...

April 7th, 2020 |