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Bluffton ordinance group to meet Jan. 19 via Zoom

Bluffton ordinance group to meet Jan. 19 via Zoom

BLUFFTON — The Village of Bluffton’s Ordinance Committee will meet at noon Wednesday, Jan. 19, via Zoom.For a link, contact Jesse Blackbur...

January 16th, 2022 |  


Texas rabbi: Captor grew ‘belligerent’ late in standoff

Texas rabbi: Captor grew ‘belligerent’ late in standoff

COLLEYVILLE, Texas — A rabbi who was among four people held hostage at a Texas synagogue said Sunday that their armed captor grew “increas...

January 16th, 2022 |  


TechCred session planned in Ottawa on Jan. 19

TechCred session planned in Ottawa on Jan. 19

OTTAWA — The Putnam County Community Improvement Corp. will conduct a hands-on session from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, in the Putnam Co...

January 16th, 2022 |  


Ethiopian diaspora torn by ethnic tensions in Tigray war

Ethiopian diaspora torn by ethnic tensions in Tigray war

Thousands of miles away from the war in Ethiopia, the ethnic cracks have started to show in an Ethiopian church in Ohio, in a lawsuit between trustees...

January 16th, 2022 |  


Teen flies solo round world

Teen flies solo round world

BRUSSELS — Avoid typhoon in the Philippines. Check. Steer clear of massive California wildfires. Check.Keep away from test missiles in North Kor...

January 16th, 2022 |  


Agricultural Society board meeting set for Jan. 19

Agricultural Society board meeting set for Jan. 19

LIMA — The Allen County Agricultural Society’s Board of Directors monthly meeting is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, in the Yo...

January 16th, 2022 |  


SPORTS


Boys basketball: Late surge lifts LCC past Elida

Boys basketball: Late surge lifts LCC past Elida

ELIDA — For three quarters, Lima Central Catholic’s Carson Parker struggled to score and had two points but the Thunderbird sophomore scor...

January 15th, 2022 updated: January 15th, 2022. |  


Girls basketball: Miller City pulls away from Columbus Grove

Girls basketball: Miller City pulls away from Columbus Grove

MILLER CITY – When Miller City needed a spark, senior Abi Lammers stepped up.After the score was knotted at 27 apiece after three quarters of ac...

January 15th, 2022 |  


Friday’s Ohio high school boys, girls basketball game summaries for Friday, Jan. 14

Friday’s Ohio high school boys, girls basketball game summaries for Friday, Jan. 14

BoysAkr. Buchtel 81, Akr. Ellet 44Akr. Coventry 69, Akr. Springfield 55Akr. East 85, Akr. Firestone 54Alliance 57, Beloit W. Branch 46Alliance Marling...

January 15th, 2022 |  


Bluffton pulls away from Leipsic

Bluffton pulls away from Leipsic

BLUFFTON — Longtime Bluffton boys head basketball coach Todd Boblitt doesn’t oppose the idea of using different styles of play.In Bluffton...

January 14th, 2022 |  


Boys basketball: Spencerville holds off LCC

Boys basketball: Spencerville holds off LCC

SPENCERVILLE — Spencerville built a big lead, watched all but one point of it disappear, but held on for 56-49 boys basketball win over Lima Cen...

January 14th, 2022 |  


Roundup: Wapakoneta tops Shawnee

Roundup: Wapakoneta tops Shawnee

WAPAKONETA — The host Redskins knocked Shawnee from the Western Buckeye League unbeaten ranks with a 67-50 boys high school basketball victory F...

January 14th, 2022 updated: January 15th, 2022. |  


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LIFESTYLE


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Author James Rollins is back with a new fantasy series

Author James Rollins is back with a new fantasy series

James Rollins’ new fantasy novel, “The Starless Crown,” is set in a mythical world menaced by marauding beasts and threatened by an ...

January 15th, 2022 |  


Real Life Mama: Love others, but love yourself, too

Real Life Mama: Love others, but love yourself, too

Out of nowhere, as we were snuggling before bed one night, Reagan started randomly singing a song she had made up. It went like this, “I love Mo...

January 15th, 2022 |  


Living with Children: How to toilet train your toddler

Living with Children: How to toilet train your toddler

Q: I recently tried toilet training my 32-month-old, but after a few days of no success, I decided to stop. A friend tells me to hang in there, but my...

January 15th, 2022 |  


David Trinko: The downfall of too much silence

David Trinko: The downfall of too much silence

I’ve always felt I do my best work with a crowd behind me.For the first decade in my career, I covered sports. It seemed like my finest stories ...

January 15th, 2022 |  


Dog tracker helps families reunite with runaway pets

Dog tracker helps families reunite with runaway pets

JAMUL, Calif. — Seven years ago, Babs Fry was devastated when a pregnant terrier mix dog she was fostering at her Jamul ranch disappeared withou...

January 15th, 2022 |  


Ex-Etiquette: Laying the groundwork for success

Ex-Etiquette: Laying the groundwork for success

Q. My daughter is 13. Her father has remarried a woman who has two boys, ages 14 and 16. Both adults work and once the kids get off school, all three ...

January 15th, 2022 |  


OPINION


Barbara R. Arnwine and Daryl D. Jones: The discontent of one’s character

Barbara R. Arnwine and Daryl D. Jones: The discontent of one’s character

This weekend we pause to honor the life of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and to interpret his words calling upon America to see the content of t...

January 15th, 2022 |  


David Trinko: The downfall of too much silence

David Trinko: The downfall of too much silence

I’ve always felt I do my best work with a crowd behind me.For the first decade in my career, I covered sports. It seemed like my finest stories ...

January 15th, 2022 |  


Leonard Pitts Jr.: Dear white conservatives

Leonard Pitts Jr.: Dear white conservatives

When you’re right, you’re right. And you are definitely right about that quote from Martin Luther King.When he stood at the temple of Linc...

January 15th, 2022 |  


Michael Reagan:	Deregulating the cruise ships

Michael Reagan: Deregulating the cruise ships

It almost seems like the CDC wants to sink cruise ships.Since the start of its war against COVID-19 the CDC — everyone’s favorite public h...

January 15th, 2022 |  


John Grindrod: Glimpses of America, 1957

John Grindrod: Glimpses of America, 1957

A couple of years ago, one of my sweet and gentle readers, Mary Crider, gave me a large stack of my favorite childhood magazine, Sports Illustrated, m...

January 15th, 2022 |  


Reghan Winkler: Checklist will help you prepare to file your tax return

Reghan Winkler: Checklist will help you prepare to file your tax return

This coming January 24 is the first day of the 2022 tax filing season, when the IRS will start accepting federal income tax returns for 2021. The date...

January 15th, 2022 |  


BUSINESS


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Omicron, inflation and corporate earnings

Omicron, inflation and corporate earnings

What’s growing faster than inflation? Profits are growing faster than consumer prices.Last year ended with a stew of seemingly contradictory eco...

January 15th, 2022 |  


Out of prison for a month: How he’s rebuilding his life

Out of prison for a month: How he’s rebuilding his life

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Three weeks after he was freed from prison, Kevin Strickland was driven around a changed Kansas City, his daughter showing hi...

January 15th, 2022 |  


How the Doomsday Clock began ticking 75 years ago

How the Doomsday Clock began ticking 75 years ago

CHICAGO — Martyl Langsdorf designed just one magazine cover, but it has had considerable staying power. A prolific painter of abstract and figur...

January 15th, 2022 |  


Insurers, employers start helping more with chronic disease

Insurers, employers start helping more with chronic disease

Vanessa Akinniyi was stuck in denial about diabetes until a care manager from her health insurer coaxed her out.The Jacksonville, Florida, resident di...

January 15th, 2022 |  


Biden administration launches program to fix 15,000 bridges

Biden administration launches program to fix 15,000 bridges

The Transportation Department is launching a $27 billion program to repair and upgrade roughly 15,000 highway bridges as part of the infrastructure la...

January 15th, 2022 |  


Reghan Winkler: Checklist will help you prepare to file your tax return

Reghan Winkler: Checklist will help you prepare to file your tax return

This coming January 24 is the first day of the 2022 tax filing season, when the IRS will start accepting federal income tax returns for 2021. The date...

January 15th, 2022 |  


STATE NEWS


Ethiopian diaspora torn by ethnic tensions in Tigray war

Ethiopian diaspora torn by ethnic tensions in Tigray war

Thousands of miles away from the war in Ethiopia, the ethnic cracks have started to show in an Ethiopian church in Ohio, in a lawsuit between trustees...

January 16th, 2022 |  


Ohio Redistricting Commission to meet Tuesday to take up state legislative maps ahead of Supreme Court deadline

Ohio Redistricting Commission to meet Tuesday to take up state legislative maps ahead of Supreme Court deadline

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Redistricting Commission will meet Tuesday to begin the process of redrawing the state’s House and Senate district map...

January 16th, 2022 |  


Great Train Show chugs into Ohio Expo Center

Great Train Show chugs into Ohio Expo Center

Trevor Clark has collected model trains since he was a child. Now, the 50-year-old man from North Lewisburg in Champaign County has more than 100 comp...

January 15th, 2022 |  


Prosecutors seek to dismiss some murder counts

Prosecutors seek to dismiss some murder counts

Less than three weeks before the start of jury selection for former doctor William Husel’s murder trial, Franklin County prosecutors appear pois...

January 15th, 2022 |  


GOP Ohio congressional delegation wants chip law funded

GOP Ohio congressional delegation wants chip law funded

COLUMBUS, Ohio — GOP members of the Ohio congressional delegation Friday asked House and Senate leaders to fully fund a law meant to address a g...

January 15th, 2022 |  


Court: Consider juror bias claims for Lima man on death row

Court: Consider juror bias claims for Lima man on death row

CINCINNATI — The claims of juror bias by an Ohio death row inmate who killed two girls in a robbery including a 3-year-old can be further explor...

January 14th, 2022 updated: January 14th, 2022. |