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Area firefighters complete leadership training

Area firefighters complete leadership training

BATH TOWNSHIP — Bath Township Fire Department recently hosted an Ohio Fire Chiefs’ Association class called “Maxwell’s 21 Irre...

December 8th, 2021 |  


Lawsuit alleges Ohio inmate who died ‘brutalized’ by staff

Lawsuit alleges Ohio inmate who died ‘brutalized’ by staff

COLUMBUS — Ohio prison guards “brutalized” an inmate they were trying to remove from his cell, slamming him into a wall, punching hi...

December 8th, 2021 |  


Lima blood drive on tap Dec. 28

Lima blood drive on tap Dec. 28

LIMA — There will be an opportunity to donate blood from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 28, at St. Rita’s Medical Center, 718 W. Ma...

December 8th, 2021 |  


Lee’s Famous Recipe recognizes founders

Lee’s Famous Recipe recognizes founders

SHALIMAR, Fla. — The Yohe family of Lima, which established the first Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken franchise in 1966, was honored with the ...

December 8th, 2021 |  


Man, 2 children killed in shooting in Columbus apartment parking lot

Man, 2 children killed in shooting in Columbus apartment parking lot

COLUMBUS — A man and two children were fatally shot in an apartment complex in Columbus, prompting a police search Wednesday for the suspects.Th...

December 8th, 2021 updated: December 8th, 2021. |  


Tri Township Road closed all day

Tri Township Road closed all day

WAPAKONETA — Tri Township Road between State Route 274 and Amsterdam Road will be closed Wednesday, Dec. 8, to all traffic, according to the Aug...

December 8th, 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 |  


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Best of Books 2021: Why these stood out

Best of Books 2021: Why these stood out

When I look over this list of the best books of 2021, I see what’s not there, what didn’t make the final cut and deserved the hosannas. Re...

December 4th, 2021 |  


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 |  


OPINION


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Letter: Broken deal on redistricting

Letter: Broken deal on redistricting

I could say the latest redistricting maps are the result of a deal with the devil, but at least the devil keeps his end of the bargain.The latest cong...

December 7th, 2021 |  


Letter: We hear you Mr. ex-President

Letter: 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 updated: December 8th, 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 should correct 49-year-old blunder

Diaduin Column: Why Supreme Court should correct 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 updated: December 8th, 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


Mortgage rate forecast for December: Higher rates likely, with a COVID-19 wildcard

Mortgage rate forecast for December: Higher rates likely, with a COVID-19 wildcard

Santa Claus may be coming to town, but he’s likely bringing higher mortgage rates with him. Approaching the holidays, all signs pointed to risin...

December 4th, 2021 |  


As Florida house prices climb, demand increases for manufactured homes

As Florida house prices climb, demand increases for manufactured homes

TAMPA, Fla. — To Jim Ayotte, it just makes sense to build a home in a factory. You wouldn’t drive to a location and try to coordinate the ...

December 4th, 2021 |  


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 |  


STATE NEWS


Ohio prosecutors: Keep Casey Goodson case in state court

Ohio prosecutors: Keep Casey Goodson case in state court

COLUMBUS — The Ohio sheriff’s deputy charged with murder and reckless homicide in the death of a man he shot last year was not acting as a...

December 8th, 2021 |  


Lawsuit alleges Ohio inmate who died ‘brutalized’ by staff

Lawsuit alleges Ohio inmate who died ‘brutalized’ by staff

COLUMBUS — Ohio prison guards “brutalized” an inmate they were trying to remove from his cell, slamming him into a wall, punching hi...

December 8th, 2021 |  


Man, 2 children killed in shooting in Columbus apartment parking lot

Man, 2 children killed in shooting in Columbus apartment parking lot

COLUMBUS — A man and two children were fatally shot in an apartment complex in Columbus, prompting a police search Wednesday for the suspects.Th...

December 8th, 2021 updated: December 8th, 2021. |  


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 |