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Red Cross blood donation scheduled in Ottawa

Red Cross blood donation scheduled in Ottawa

OTTAWA — There will be a blood donation opportunity from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, at the VFW, 212 W. Second St., Ottawa. .neFileBlock { ...

February 16th, 2020 |  


Column: Yes, a woman can be president

Column: Yes, a woman can be president

Presidents Day, officially known as Washington’s Birthday, provides us with an opportunity to reflect on the nation’s past and present lea...

February 16th, 2020 |  


Study: Courtroom psychology tests may be unreliable

Study: Courtroom psychology tests may be unreliable

WASHINGTON (AP) — Courts are not properly screening out unreliable psychological and IQ tests, allowing junk science to be used as evidence, res...

February 16th, 2020 |  


Red Cross blood donation scheduled in Leipsic

Red Cross blood donation scheduled in Leipsic

LEIPSIC — There will be a blood donation opportunity from noon to 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, at St. Mary’s Parish Life, 320 State St., Leipsi...

February 16th, 2020 |  


Editorial: It’s time to deal Ohio in on legal sports gambling

Editorial: It’s time to deal Ohio in on legal sports gambling

In this day when people, businesses and government agencies are looking for ways to make a quick buck, Gov. Mike DeWine is hedging his bet when it com...

February 15th, 2020 |  


Dems debate in Bluffton

Dems debate in Bluffton

BLUFFTON — The three Democratic candidates hoping to take on Republican Jim Jordan in the November race for the 4th Congressional District were ...

February 15th, 2020 |  


SPORTS


Rains postpones Daytona 500

Rains postpones Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Daytona 500 has been postponed by rain for the first time since 2012, dampening NASCAR’s season opener that...

February 16th, 2020 |  


Michigan routs Indiana 89-65, helps NCAA Tournament chances

Michigan routs Indiana 89-65, helps NCAA Tournament chances

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan is rolling again, finding ways to win as it did during a surprising start.Indiana, meanwhile, is playing so poo...

February 16th, 2020 |  


Miley brings new direction to the Reds’ rotation

Miley brings new direction to the Reds’ rotation

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — The Reds went in a slightly different direction when they signed left-hander Wade Miley in the offseason, departing from ...

February 16th, 2020 |  


Evans strived for excellence

Evans strived for excellence

For nearly five decades, Gary Evans was a staple of the Elida track-and field-program.Evans, who suddenly passed away last week at the age of 71, was ...

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Boys basketball: Ottoville winning streak reaches 12

Boys basketball: Ottoville winning streak reaches 12

OTTOVILLE — Judging by the way Ottoville looked in an 86-48 boys basketball win over Leipsic on Saturday night, the talk that the Big Green coul...

February 15th, 2020 |  


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LIFESTYLE


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 |  


Mary and Darrel Basinger

Mary and Darrel Basinger

PANDORA — Mr. and Mrs. Darrel Basinger are celebrating 50 years of marriage. An open house will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Feb. 23 at Witteborg Heritag...

February 15th, 2020 |  


“Birds of Prey” – R

“Birds of Prey” – R

The Story“Call me old-fashioned,” says Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), as she narrates and comments on “Birds of Prey,” “b...

February 15th, 2020 |  


Real Life Mama: Teaching the game

Real Life Mama: Teaching the game

A lot of things changed when I became a parent. I mean, let’s face it, sleep has been merely an option for the last six years, bathroom trips al...

February 15th, 2020 |  


David Trinko: Memories of a has-been youth basketball coach

David Trinko: Memories of a has-been youth basketball coach

I hereby submit my resignation as a youth basketball coach.It’s a decision that was made simple to make, since my daughter will be too old to pl...

February 15th, 2020 |  


Get This: Mating snakes prompt closure of part of Florida park

Get This: Mating snakes prompt closure of part of Florida park

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — A Florida city shut down a section of a lake Thursday after receiving reports of swarming snakes. Turns out, the slithery ...

February 15th, 2020 |  


OPINION


Column: Yes, a woman can be president

Column: Yes, a woman can be president

Presidents Day, officially known as Washington’s Birthday, provides us with an opportunity to reflect on the nation’s past and present lea...

February 16th, 2020 |  


Editorial: It’s time to deal Ohio in on legal sports gambling

Editorial: It’s time to deal Ohio in on legal sports gambling

In this day when people, businesses and government agencies are looking for ways to make a quick buck, Gov. Mike DeWine is hedging his bet when it com...

February 15th, 2020 |  


Letter: Our fake president a big phony

Letter: Our fake president a big phony

Listening to our fake president’s State of the Union address really amazed me. I’ll agree the economy is good for the very wealthy. He eve...

February 15th, 2020 |  


Letter: Democrats a scary bunch

Letter: Democrats a scary bunch

The statement that ” America will be destroyed from within” is now becoming a reality.One of the original 13 colonies, New Hampshire, has ...

February 15th, 2020 |  


George Will: Physician (Senate), heal thyself

George Will: Physician (Senate), heal thyself

WASHINGTON — Shortly before the Senate, sitting as an impeachment court, contemplated the president’s misbehavior, it demonstrated its own...

February 15th, 2020 |  


Leonard Pitts Jr.: Vote blue, no matter who?

Leonard Pitts Jr.: Vote blue, no matter who?

That’s the fall election mantra of Democrats desperate to cleanse the White House of its current occupant. But here’s the question some Af...

February 15th, 2020 |  


BUSINESS


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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


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 |  


Huffman proposes vouchers for every student in Columbus, Cincinnati, Toledo

Huffman proposes vouchers for every student in Columbus, Cincinnati, Toledo

A new idea in the ongoing debate over what to do with Ohio’s school voucher program emerged Friday that would let all kids who live in major met...

February 14th, 2020 |  


FBI says probe into Dayton shooter’s motives nearing end

FBI says probe into Dayton shooter’s motives nearing end

CINCINNATI (AP) — The federal investigation into the motivations of a gunman who killed nine people last year in Dayton’s crowded entertai...

February 13th, 2020 |  


Lawmakers want scooter riding age of 16, speed limit of 15 mph

Lawmakers want scooter riding age of 16, speed limit of 15 mph

An Ohio Senate committee amended an electronic scooter bill on Wednesday to set the minimum riding age at 16 and limit the speed of scooters to 15 mph...

February 12th, 2020 |