NEWS


Today’s latest updates on the coronavirus pandemic

Today’s latest updates on the coronavirus pandemic

Allen CountyCases ` 9,945 ` +48Deaths ` 126 ` 0Recovered ` 8,658` +92Auglaize CountyCases ` 4,230` +8Deaths ` 64 ` 0Recovered ` 3,732 ` +17Hardin Coun...

January 24th, 2021 updated: January 24th, 2021. |  


Cooking time slated for library’s teen club

Cooking time slated for library’s teen club

OTTAWA — The Putnam County District Library offers Teen Events with Erika via Zoom at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9 via Zoom.The Feb. 9 event is a teen...

January 24th, 2021 |  


Wapakoneta school board sets November meeting

Wapakoneta school board sets November meeting

WAPAKONETA — Wapakoneta schools will hold a board of education meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 23 at Wapakoneta High School, 1 Redskin Trail, Wa...

January 24th, 2021 |  


Putnam County District Library sets program on college savings program

Putnam County District Library sets program on college savings program

OTTAWA — The Putnam County District Library will hold a talk on the CollegeAdvantage Ohio’s 529 Savings Program at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. ...

January 24th, 2021 |  


Book discussion planned at Putnam Co. library

Book discussion planned at Putnam Co. library

OTTAWA — The Putnam County District Library will hold a book discussion on “Coconut Layer Cake Murder” by Joanne Fluke at 10:30 a.m....

January 24th, 2021 |  


Lima News e-edition open after printing delayed

Lima News e-edition open after printing delayed

LIMA — Issues at the printing plant will delay the delivery of your newspaper today.Problems at the press facility in Indianapolis led to newspa...

January 24th, 2021 updated: January 24th, 2021. |  


SPORTS


Boys basketball: Perry defeats Elida for 12th victory

Boys basketball: Perry defeats Elida for 12th victory

ELIDA — Perry’s running game was too much for Elida as the Commodores notched a 71-49 boys basketball victory over Elida Saturday night at...

January 23rd, 2021 updated: January 24th, 2021. |  


Bath rolls past No. 1 Fort Loramie

Bath rolls past No. 1 Fort Loramie

BATH TOWNSHIP — Longtime Bath girls head basketball coach Greg Mauk has been preaching to his team the importance of being focused and locked in...

January 23rd, 2021 |  


Ohio Northern opens men’s basketball season with win

Ohio Northern opens men’s basketball season with win

WILMINGTON — Sophomore C.J. Napier had his second career double-double with 24 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Ohio Northern men’s bask...

January 23rd, 2021 |  


Roundup: Perry stays unbeaten in NWCC with win against Ridgemont

Boys BasketballPerry 67, Ridgemont 46MOUNT VICTORY — Perry outscored Ridgemont 23-9 in the fourth quarter to secure the win and remain atop the ...

January 23rd, 2021 |  


Boys basketball: Lincolnview runs past Allen East

Boys basketball: Lincolnview runs past Allen East

MIDDLE POINT — Lincolnview wants to get out in transition as much as possible.In Friday’s Northwest Conference boys basketball matchup wit...

January 23rd, 2021 |  


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LIFESTYLE


Monster truck show won’t return to Lima

Monster truck show won’t return to Lima

LIMA — The 4-Wheel Jamboree, which brought 30,000-plus people and $6.5 million in tourism to Lima each year, won’t be returning to the All...

January 22nd, 2021 |  


Art exhibits, educational talks and pancakes this weekend

Art exhibits, educational talks and pancakes this weekend

REGION — From learning opportunities to opportunities to have some else cook your breakfast, there are a few options this weekend:• A driv...

January 21st, 2021 |  


Inaugural poet Amanda Gorman: ‘Even as we grieved, we grew.’

Inaugural poet Amanda Gorman: ‘Even as we grieved, we grew.’

NEW YORK — The country has a new president and a new literary star. In one of the inauguration’s most talked about moments, poet Amanda Go...

January 21st, 2021 |  


Lima’s Crawford Shoes

Lima’s Crawford Shoes

LIMA — Kenneth Crawford knew what counted when it came to selling shoes — what The Lima News described as “an unwavering attention&#...

January 19th, 2021 |  


Phil Spector, famed music producer and murderer, dies at 81

Phil Spector, famed music producer and murderer, dies at 81

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Phil Spector, the eccentric and revolutionary music producer who transformed rock music with his “Wall of Sound” ...

January 17th, 2021 |  


Real Life Mama: Please go to sleep

Real Life Mama: Please go to sleep

Isn’t it amazing how quickly kids can jump from school schedule to holiday break and yet how long it takes to get them back into a school schedu...

January 17th, 2021 |  


OPINION


Letter: Not the same ol’ Browns

Letter: Not the same ol’ Browns

The Cleveland Browns lost to the defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs, but we gave them one hell of a scare.The Browns proved they belonge...

January 23rd, 2021 |  


Letter: Huge debt has consequence

Letter: Huge debt has consequence

In a column by Cal Thomas on the Opinion page some months back, he quoted a former Congressional Budget Office director who said the national debt is ...

January 23rd, 2021 |  


Letter: A gentleman and a fool

Letter: A gentleman and a fool

To former Vice President Pence:Thank you for being a real American. Fullfilling your duties you undertook when your were placed into office, you did i...

January 23rd, 2021 |  


Jim Krumel: With Trump gone, what’s the future for Jim Jordan?

Jim Krumel: With Trump gone, what’s the future for Jim Jordan?

Not surprisingly there is all kind of speculation about Jim Jordan’s future.A few weeks ago The (Columbus) Dispatch reported there is talk of th...

January 23rd, 2021 |  


David Trinko: We all belong to something important

David Trinko: We all belong to something important

Our 7-year-old daughter was so excited about something that looked like junk mail to me.“It’s addressed to the Trinko family!” she k...

January 23rd, 2021 |  


BUSINESS


Judge Willamowski named Presiding Judge

Judge Willamowski named Presiding Judge

LIMA — John R. Willamowski, judge with the Third District Court of Appeals in Lima, has been designated as presiding judge of that court for 202...

January 22nd, 2021 |  


Versa-Pak receives Ohio Rail Development Commission grant

Versa-Pak receives Ohio Rail Development Commission grant

CELINA — Versa-Pak Ltd. has received an Ohio Rail Development Commission grant for $125,000.That money will be used to help with the expansion o...

January 20th, 2021 |  


Federal pandemic unemployment compensation payments issued

Federal pandemic unemployment compensation payments issued

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services has begun issuing supplemental weekly $300 Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation ...

January 20th, 2021 |  


Dominion Energy purchases Hardin County solar project

Dominion Energy purchases Hardin County solar project

RICHMOND, Va. — Ownership of a new solar generating facility in Hardin County has changed.According to a news release from officials from Domini...

January 19th, 2021 updated: January 21st, 2021. |  


Stately Richfield has comfortable living

Stately Richfield has comfortable living

An artful arrangement of brick and glass blends to give the Richfield a look that’s at once stately and welcoming. Handsome masonry columns supp...

January 16th, 2021 |  


Cheryl Parson: 2020’s top 5 scams

Cheryl Parson: 2020’s top 5 scams

It’s pretty much a consensus the best thing about 2020 was seeing it in our rearview mirrors. It was a year packed with tumult. COVID-19 dominat...

January 16th, 2021 |  


STATE NEWS


7 train cars derail on Cincinnati railroad bridge, leak fuel

7 train cars derail on Cincinnati railroad bridge, leak fuel

CINCINNATI — Seven train cars derailed on a railroad bridge in Cincinnati, leaking fuel and bringing down power lines, authorities said. The Cin...

January 24th, 2021 |  


Shots fired into home of Ohio health official; no injuries

Shots fired into home of Ohio health official; no injuries

UPPER ARLINGTON — Shots were fired over the weekend into a home owned by an Ohio health department official, but no one was injured, authorities...

January 24th, 2021 |  


Insurers add food to coverage menu as way to improve health

Insurers add food to coverage menu as way to improve health

When COVID-19 first swarmed the United States, one health insurer called some customers with a question: Do you have enough to eat? Oscar Health wante...

January 23rd, 2021 |  


Magistrate denies bond for Ohio man in Capitol breach case

Magistrate denies bond for Ohio man in Capitol breach case

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A federal magistrate refused Friday to set bond for an Ohio man charged with helping plot the attack on the U.S. Capitol.The...

January 22nd, 2021 |  


Legislator who questioned Black hygiene to lead health panel

Legislator who questioned Black hygiene to lead health panel

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A Republican lawmaker and doctor who questioned whether members of “the colored population” were disproportion...

January 22nd, 2021 |  


Ohio’s quick pardon program off to slow start

Ohio’s quick pardon program off to slow start

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Gov. Mike DeWine has granted nine pardons a year after his administration created a faster path to a gubernatorial pardon ̵...

January 21st, 2021 |