NEWS


Tuition going up at Rhodes State

Tuition going up at Rhodes State

LIMA — Despite decreasing enrollment and revenue over the past few years, the Rhodes State College Board of Trustees approved an additional tuit...

February 18th, 2020 |  


Sewer re-lining hits snags, phase 1 incomplete

Sewer re-lining hits snags, phase 1 incomplete

LIMA — More than a year after a sewer collapse halted progress on a $3.9 million sewer project underneath Jameson Avenue and High Street, work c...

February 18th, 2020 |  


UNOH to receive $15K check from PPG

UNOH to receive $15K check from PPG

LIMA — The University of Northwestern Ohio is being presented with a $15,000 grant on March 3. The grant from the PPG Foundation will be designa...

February 18th, 2020 |  


Lima Public Library hosting ‘Virtual Expeditions’ sessions

Lima Public Library hosting ‘Virtual Expeditions’ sessions

LIMA — Lima Public Library will host the program “Virtual Expeditions” at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, in the Memorial Book Room, 650...

February 18th, 2020 |  


Members of the Bluffton Beaver family revealed

Members of the Bluffton Beaver family revealed

BLUFFTON — One of the most tightly guarded secrets at Bluffton University is the identities of J. Denny and Jenny Beaver.We can now tell you who...

February 18th, 2020 |  


Ottawa library hosting resume on Word workshop

Ottawa library hosting resume on Word workshop

OTTAWA — There will be an informational session on how to create a resume using Microsoft Word from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, March 12, at the Ottaw...

February 18th, 2020 |  


SPORTS


Hamlin wins 3rd Daytona 500

Hamlin wins 3rd Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Denny Hamlin won his second straight Daytona 500 and third overall, beating Ryan Blaney in an overtime photo finish m...

February 17th, 2020 |  


Cavs, coach John Beilein plotting next steps in rough season

Cavs, coach John Beilein plotting next steps in rough season

CLEVELAND (AP) — John Beilein has admitted that losing NBA games has hit him hard. Maybe too hard.The 67-year-old former Michigan coach struggle...

February 17th, 2020 |  


Bauer gets positive reaction to criticism of playoff plan

Bauer gets positive reaction to criticism of playoff plan

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Cincinnati Reds pitcher Trevor Bauer says he has gotten positive response to his criticism of a plan being considered by ...

February 17th, 2020 |  


Knippen tabbed top PCL girls player

Ottoville junior Nicole Knippen was named the Putnam County League Player of the Yer and Columbus Grove’s Brian Schroeder was tabbed as the Coac...

February 16th, 2020 |  


Adam Scott wins at Riviera, and this time it counts

Adam Scott wins at Riviera, and this time it counts

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Adam Scott has another victory at Riviera, and this time it counts.Scott survived a calamitous Sunday with just enough clutch...

February 16th, 2020 |  


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LIFESTYLE


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Births
Museum’s Rembrandt knockoff turns out to be the real thing

Museum’s Rembrandt knockoff turns out to be the real thing

ALLENTOWN, Pa. — Thanks to modern technology and some expert detective work, a nearly 400-year-old painting that had long been attributed to an ...

February 18th, 2020 updated: February 18th, 2020. |  


Births

Births

Lima Memorial Health SystemFeb. 12 — Jazmine Shook and Jacob Cook, Wapakoneta, girl.Feb. 14 — Anamykel Harris and Jeremiah Alexander, Lim...

February 17th, 2020 |  


‘Sonic’ speeds to $57M debut; ‘Parasite’ sees big Oscar bump

‘Sonic’ speeds to $57M debut; ‘Parasite’ sees big Oscar bump

NEW YORK (AP) — The redesigned “Sonic the Hedgehog” showed plenty of teeth at the box office, speeding to a $57 million debut, accor...

February 16th, 2020 |  


Get This: Adopted sisters find each other on 23andme

Get This: Adopted sisters find each other on 23andme

OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — Delaney Flaherty, who was adopted from China in 2003 by Donna and Richard Flaherty of Owensboro, recently took a 23andme D...

February 16th, 2020 |  


St. Paul AME offering ‘Black Wall Street: You Dropped a Bomb on Me’ exhibit

St. Paul AME offering ‘Black Wall Street: You Dropped a Bomb on Me’ exhibit

LIMA — This year’s St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church’s annual Black History Month exhibit is bringing to light a topic lef...

February 15th, 2020 |  


102nd birthday: Martha Boogher

102nd birthday: Martha Boogher

LIMA — Martha Boogher is celebrating her 102nd birthday with a party at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 23 at First Baptist Church. Please omit gifts. A card sh...

February 15th, 2020 |  


OPINION


Letter: Lima police did it again

Letter: Lima police did it again

Well, they did it again.Who said there is no such thing as a free meal?On Saturday, the Lima Police Department provided a free sausage and pancake bre...

February 18th, 2020 |  


Jerry Zezima: This cold was something to sneeze at

Jerry Zezima: This cold was something to sneeze at

When it comes to being sick, men are babies. I know this because there are six children in my family (five grandkids and yours truly), and I was sicke...

February 18th, 2020 updated: February 18th, 2020. |  


Jay Ambrose: Your pick — Trump or Sanders?

Jay Ambrose: Your pick — Trump or Sanders?

It’s egregious excess time. Old norms have gone into hiding, common sense has taken a walk, wisdom is on vacation and fundamental principles hav...

February 17th, 2020 |  


Editorial: Attorney General William Barr’s declaration of independence from Trump

Editorial: Attorney General William Barr’s declaration of independence from Trump

In Washington, cynicism often passes for wisdom, and there was plenty of the former going around after Attorney General William Barr publicly rebuked ...

February 17th, 2020 |  


Letter: Why must you shame us?

Letter: Why must you shame us?

I’ll admit I had grown complacent in my LGBTQ advocacy in Lima. Given positive steps by city government and local businesses, I thought we would...

February 17th, 2020 |  


Jim Krumel: He comes from poverty, but he’s not poor in spirit

Jim Krumel: He comes from poverty, but he’s not poor in spirit

They call him Father Thomas.He is a new priest at St. Charles Catholic Church, joining the Rev. Kent Kaufman.Father Thomas has been in Lima only a few...

February 17th, 2020 updated: February 17th, 2020. |  


BUSINESS


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Land transfers, Feb. 5-12
Cheryl Parson: Don’t get infected by coronavirus scams

Cheryl Parson: Don’t get infected by coronavirus scams

COVID-19. That’s what the World Health Organization has named the new coronavirus. As of this past Thursday, there were 15,152 new coronavirus c...

February 15th, 2020 |  


Legal-Ease: Leap year, deadlines and ‘reasonably close’ dates

Legal-Ease: Leap year, deadlines and ‘reasonably close’ dates

Every year that is divisible by four is a leap year. However, among leap years, every year that is divisible by 100 is not a leap year. Thus, this yea...

February 15th, 2020 |  


Home loan rates

Home loan rates

Rates for 30-year and 15-year, fixed-rate mortgages with zero points as of noon, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020:30 YR / 15 YR RATE %First Federal3.625/3.00%Fir...

February 15th, 2020 |  


St. Rita’s unveils EP lab

St. Rita’s unveils EP lab

LIMA — Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Medical Center recently opened an electrophysiology lab in its cardiac services wing to diagnose abnormal h...

February 11th, 2020 |  


GLR invests in Putnam economic development

GLR invests in Putnam economic development

OTTAWA — The Greater Lima Region on Tuesday announced its latest community investment, this time in the Putnam County Community Improvement Corp...

February 11th, 2020 |  


What for W-4? Why you should care about the new tax form

What for W-4? Why you should care about the new tax form

If you are starting a new job this year, or just want to update your tax information with your employer, some of the paperwork is going to look differ...

February 8th, 2020 |  


STATE NEWS


Environmental group awards Columbus an ‘A’ for climate action

Environmental group awards Columbus an ‘A’ for climate action

The city of Columbus has been recognized for its efforts to combat climate change.CDP, a London-based nonprofit group formerly known as the Carbon Dis...

February 18th, 2020 |  


Slow start for medical board’s review of old, closed cases

Slow start for medical board’s review of old, closed cases

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A review of whether the State Medical Board of Ohio properly closed about 2,000 complaints alleging sexual misconduct or i...

February 18th, 2020 |  


Ohio family tackles challenge of large-scale dairy farming

Ohio family tackles challenge of large-scale dairy farming

SUGARCREEK, Ohio — Go big or go out of business. That was Sonny Perdue’s message to dairy farmers last fall at the World Dairy Expo in Wis...

February 18th, 2020 updated: February 18th, 2020. |  


Jane Fonda to speak at commemoration of Kent State shootings

Jane Fonda to speak at commemoration of Kent State shootings

KENT, Ohio (AP) — Jane Fonda is among the speakers tapped to mark the 50th anniversary of the Kent State shootings.The 82-year-old actress and a...

February 16th, 2020 |  


Ohio flu-related hospital visits still rising

Ohio flu-related hospital visits still rising

Nearly 1,000 Ohioans spent time in the hospital last week with flu-related symptoms, the highest recorded this flu season.The 994 hospitalizations fro...

February 15th, 2020 |  


Ohio teen accused of planning explosion at school indicted

Ohio teen accused of planning explosion at school indicted

CLEVELAND (AP) — A teenager who planned to set off an explosive device at an Ohio high school and called police about a hoax hostage situation a...

February 14th, 2020 |