NEWS


Fighting recidivism: UMADAOP lands $750,000 grant

Fighting recidivism: UMADAOP lands $750,000 grant

LIMA — Individuals in Allen, Auglaize and Hardin counties returning to their communities after serving time in jails or prison will have extra r...

December 7th, 2021 |  


Violence Against Women grant funds received locally

COLUMBUS — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine on Tuesday announced more than $3.6 million in funding to reduce violence against women in Ohio. Recipients in ...

December 7th, 2021 |  


Creative girl has presents of mind

Creative girl has presents of mind

COLUMBUS GROVE — Charlotte Teders creates gifts to raise money for those in need of holiday cheer.All of 9 years old, the Ottawa girl hatched th...

December 7th, 2021 |  


Santa and wagon rides set for Lafayette

Santa and wagon rides set for Lafayette

LAFAYETTE — Downtown Lafayette will host Santa and covered wagon rides with Christmas carols from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12.The event is free....

December 7th, 2021 |  


Homeowner program classes set in January

Homeowner program classes set in January

LIMA — The West Ohio Community Action Partnership will offer homeownship classes from 1 to 4 p.m. Jan. 4, 6, 11 and 13, at WOCAP Central, 540 S....

December 7th, 2021 |  


John Grindrod: The autumnal pleasures of Maine

John Grindrod: The autumnal pleasures of Maine

Following Lady Jane and my departure from Cooperstown and dealing with those annoying tolls for the rest of New York and on through Massachusetts and ...

December 7th, 2021 |  


SPORTS


Pandora-Gilboa gets past Perry

Pandora-Gilboa gets past Perry

High SchoolGirls BasketballPandora-Gilboa 48, Perry 43PERRY TOWNSHIP — Pandora-Gilboa’s Lacie Fenstermaker scored 23 points. For Perry, Ma...

December 6th, 2021 |  


Banged-up Bengals dealing with Burrow’s finger injury

Banged-up Bengals dealing with Burrow’s finger injury

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Bengals came into Sunday’s home game riding a wave of momentum and confidence after a pair of dominating ...

December 6th, 2021 |  


Browns return from bye refreshed, refocused for home stretch

Browns return from bye refreshed, refocused for home stretch

CLEVELAND (AP) — Rested and hopefully refocused, the Browns capped their bye week by getting a small boost to their playoff chances in a clutter...

December 6th, 2021 |  


Area players recognized on Division VI, VII All-Ohio teams

Area players recognized on Division VI, VII All-Ohio teams

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Columbus Grove’s AJ Schafer and Rece Verhoff were named first-team on the Division VI All-Ohio teams announced Monday by ...

December 6th, 2021 |  


Lions win on final play, end winless string

Lions win on final play, end winless string

DETROIT (AP) — The Lions finally found a victory when Jared Goff threw an 11-yard touchdown pass to Amon-Ra St. Brown as time expired, lifting p...

December 5th, 2021 |  


Chargers hold off Bengals for 41-22 victory

Chargers hold off Bengals for 41-22 victory

CINCINNATI (AP) — Justin Herbert and the Los Angeles Chargers know how to bounce back after a tough stretch.They’ve been doing it all seas...

December 5th, 2021 |  


MULTIMEDIA - PHOTO STORE



LIFESTYLE


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‘I can go anywhere’:
Real Life Mama: Mama and the elf make magic happen

Real Life Mama: Mama and the elf make magic happen

The dang elf is back. I am still not sure who decided giving overly busy Mamas preparing for Christmas in the month of December the daunting task of a...

December 4th, 2021 |  


No new tricks to raising kids

No new tricks to raising kids

What is “gentle parenting”? It did not take much investigation for me to conclude that it is merely a rebranding of the same old, same old...

December 4th, 2021 |  


Mary E. and Rodney G. Decker

Mary E. and Rodney G. Decker

LIMA — Mrs. and Mrs. Rodney Decker are celebrating 50 years of marriage.Decker and the former Mary E. Warren were married Dec. 4, 1971, at Unite...

December 4th, 2021 |  


David Trinko: When dogs attack … stuffed toys

David Trinko: When dogs attack … stuffed toys

When our 2-year-old dog sits still, he’s often mistaken for an oversized stuffed animal.He’s a white-and-brown “Goldendoodle,”...

December 4th, 2021 |  


Jane and Dave Hilty

Jane and Dave Hilty

COLUMBUS GROVE — Mr. and Mrs. Dave Hilty celebrated 50 years of marriage.Hilty and the former Jane Weis were married Nov. 25, 1971, at St. Mary&...

December 4th, 2021 |  


OPINION


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Headline: We hear you Mr. ex-President

Headline: We hear you Mr. ex-President

It was so nice to see the former, loser president finally, and accidentally, concede the 2020 presidential election when he sent out a message saying,...

December 7th, 2021 |  


Holy Cow! History: The body in the trunk; who killed Elsie Sigel?

Holy Cow! History: The body in the trunk; who killed Elsie Sigel?

If the telegram was meant to reassure her parents, it didn’t work.“Will be home soon,” it said. “Don’t worry.” It ...

December 7th, 2021 |  


Don Stratton: Are the hospitals contributing their own patient overload?

Don Stratton: Are the hospitals contributing their own patient overload?

Medical Care in a Covid WorldShe is 67 years old, and lives alone with her dog. On Nov. 29, she hadn’t been feeling well for several days. No se...

December 7th, 2021 |  


Diaduin Column: Why Supreme Court shouldcorrect 49-year-old blunder

Diaduin Column: Why Supreme Court shouldcorrect 49-year-old blunder

Just short of 49 years ago, Justice Harry A. Blackmun reached deep into the Constitution and rummaged around, trying to pull out something on which to...

December 7th, 2021 |  


John Grindrod: The autumnal pleasures of Maine

John Grindrod: The autumnal pleasures of Maine

Following Lady Jane and my departure from Cooperstown and dealing with those annoying tolls for the rest of New York and on through Massachusetts and ...

December 7th, 2021 |  


Jerry Zezima: Chime and chime again

Jerry Zezima: Chime and chime again

Since it’s my job to ferret out problems, most of which I cause myself, I am obligated to report that my neighborhood is on high alert for a mis...

December 6th, 2021 |  


BUSINESS


People are quitting their jobs in record numbers

People are quitting their jobs in record numbers

Dear Editor,Sorry to leave you in the lurch this week but I quit.JonThat’s a joke for me (get it, boss?), but across America this is another COV...

December 4th, 2021 |  


Willow Creek is bright and spacious

Willow Creek is bright and spacious

While the view from the street is striking, the interior view is nothing short of breathtaking.The Willow Creek has the look of a contemporary ranch-s...

December 4th, 2021 |  


Overcoming bias in home appraisals starts with the appraisers

Overcoming bias in home appraisals starts with the appraisers

Home appraisers have gotten an unusual amount of attention recently thanks to a surge in coverage about racial disparities in home valuations.There...

December 4th, 2021 |  


From transitory to entrenched — inflation and expectations

From transitory to entrenched — inflation and expectations

Words matter in the investing world. So does data.Investors will be measuring one with the other on Friday in the week ahead with the November release...

December 4th, 2021 |  


Tuttle Construction wins ‘Build Ohio’ award

Tuttle Construction wins ‘Build Ohio’ award

LIMA — Tuttle Construction was recognized by the Build Ohio awards for its construction of the Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Graduation Medical ...

December 4th, 2021 |  


‘Their goal is to bleed owners dry.’

‘Their goal is to bleed owners dry.’

When Martin Kessler moved to the Solivita development in Poinciana, Florida in 2008, he says he quickly realized it was a big mistake. This was the fi...

December 4th, 2021 |  


STATE NEWS


DeWine pushes $250 million funding plan for police

DeWine pushes $250 million funding plan for police

COLUMBUS — Ohio police and fire departments and emergency medical service agencies could apply for up to $250 million in federal grants meant to...

December 7th, 2021 |  


Kenton rep’s bill aims at recruiting, retaining Ohio students

Kenton rep’s bill aims at recruiting, retaining Ohio students

COLUMBUS — Graduates of any Ohio college, public or private, who take a full-time job in the state would be exempt from state income tax for up ...

December 6th, 2021 |  


Ohio deputy asks to move Casey Goodson case to federal court

Ohio deputy asks to move Casey Goodson case to federal court

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio sheriff’s deputy who shot Casey Goodson Jr. in the back five times pleaded not guilty Friday to charges of murde...

December 3rd, 2021 |  


Cincinnati council member enters plea in deleted texts case

Cincinnati council member enters plea in deleted texts case

CINCINNATI (AP) — A Cincinnati city council member accused of felony tampering with records for allegedly deleting text messages related to an o...

December 2nd, 2021 |  


Ohio priest pleads guilty to raping altar boy

Ohio priest pleads guilty to raping altar boy

CINCINNATI (AP) — A Roman Catholic priest in Ohio on Thursday pleaded guilty to raping an altar boy during a three-year period in the late 1980s...

December 2nd, 2021 |  


Late state veterinarian led Ohio through wild animal crisis

Late state veterinarian led Ohio through wild animal crisis

COLUMBUS, Ohio — In a job where pigs, cattle and sheep dominated, longtime Ohio state veterinarian Tony Forshey was thrust outside even his cons...

December 2nd, 2021 |