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Today’s latest updates on the coronavirus pandemic

Today’s latest updates on the coronavirus pandemic

Here are the latest details about the state and region’s issues with the COVID-19 pandemic:• Ohio’s schools now remain closed to in-...

March 30th, 2020 updated: March 30th, 2020. |  



NEWS


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Ohio school closure extended; FDA OKs mask-sanitizing system
Alzheimer’s Association holding dial-in support group

Alzheimer’s Association holding dial-in support group

LIMA — The Alzheimer’s Association of Northwest Ohio Chapter will hold a weekly dial-in support group.Meeting times are set for 10 a.m. Ap...

March 30th, 2020 |  


Deciding what’s essential: Police, health department field concerns

Deciding what’s essential: Police, health department field concerns

LIMA — There seems to be some confusion on what businesses are considered essential and should remain open during the new coronavirus pandemic.H...

March 30th, 2020 |  


Ottawa-Glandorf offers virtual ‘Titan Tuck In Time’

Ottawa-Glandorf offers virtual ‘Titan Tuck In Time’

OTTAWA — Ottawa-Glandorf students are getting the opportunity to have teachers and leaders in the district read to them in a virtual reading pro...

March 30th, 2020 |  


Ohio inmates making masks, gowns

Ohio inmates making masks, gowns

COLUMBUS, Ohio—Ohio prison inmates are stepping up to fill the ongoing shortages of masks, hand sanitizer, and other personal protection equipme...

March 30th, 2020 |  


Lima Chamber names finalists for 18th annual gala

Lima Chamber names finalists for 18th annual gala

LIMA — The Lima/Allen County Chamber of Commerce on Monday announced the finalists for its 18th annual awards banquet, which has been postponed ...

March 30th, 2020 |  


GM to Trump: We’re moving as fast as we can

GM to Trump: We’re moving as fast as we can

DETROIT — Twelve days ago, General Motors put hundreds of workers on an urgent project to build breathing machines as hospitals and governors pl...

March 30th, 2020 |  


SPORTS


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And two for the road
Jim Krumel: Virus can’t shut down golf courses

Jim Krumel: Virus can’t shut down golf courses

Going to war with the coronavirus can be a battle of contradictions.We’re told that staying at home is the best way to avoid coming in contact w...

March 30th, 2020 updated: March 30th, 2020. |  


Opportunity, tradition drew Watts to OSU

Opportunity, tradition drew Watts to OSU

COLUMBUS — The story of how 4-star cornerback Ryan Watts got to Ohio State might be called The Anatomy of a Flip.Watts, from the Dallas suburb o...

March 30th, 2020 updated: March 30th, 2020. |  


Who do you think is the Lima area’s best boys basketball state champion?

Who do you think is the Lima area’s best boys basketball state champion?

I’m not alone, but I’ve missed filling out NCAA brackets. And I’ve really missed the boys state basketball tournament.I saw the stat...

March 30th, 2020 updated: March 30th, 2020. |  


Tokyo Olympics: Signs suggest summer dates in 2021 for games

Tokyo Olympics: Signs suggest summer dates in 2021 for games

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympic organizers seem to be leaning away from starting the rescheduled games in the spring of 2021. More and more the signs...

March 29th, 2020 |  


Tech boom, MLB programs helping women find jobs in baseball

Tech boom, MLB programs helping women find jobs in baseball

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Rachel Folden figured something out early on during her first spring training with the Chicago Cubs — long before the c...

March 29th, 2020 |  


AP Interview: Roger Penske talks postponing Indianapolis 500

AP Interview: Roger Penske talks postponing Indianapolis 500

Roger Penske, at 83 and considered high risk for the coronavirus as a 2017 kidney transplant recipient, still makes the daily three-minute commute to ...

March 29th, 2020 |  


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LIFESTYLE


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Births
Get This: Shop sells ‘hundreds’ of doughnuts starring Dr. Fauci’s face

Get This: Shop sells ‘hundreds’ of doughnuts starring Dr. Fauci’s face

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York doughnut shop is featuring the likeness of the doctor leading the country’s battle with coronav...

March 29th, 2020 |  


Delphos Jefferson Wildcat takes mascot title as city bands together

Delphos Jefferson Wildcat takes mascot title as city bands together

DELPHOS — Blue Jays and Wildcats alike banded together for The Lima News’ high school mascot bracket.The city of Delphos whittled down the...

March 28th, 2020 |  


Makers answer the call for masks

Makers answer the call for masks

LIMA — Hospitals across the country have asked for donations of personal protective equipment as they worked to ration the medical masks they po...

March 28th, 2020 |  


Real Life Mama: Trying times

Real Life Mama: Trying times

Dear daughters,It is hard right now. Like really, really hard. Harder than I could ever have imagined it to be. But see, I actually never imagined thi...

March 28th, 2020 |  


David Trinko: Dinner is served, by a pair of preteens

David Trinko: Dinner is served, by a pair of preteens

Of all the classes my children take during their learn-at-home experience, my favorite is home economics.Like all the other kids in the region, they&#...

March 28th, 2020 |  


Births

Births

Lima Memorial Health SystemMarch 23 — Chyna Blake and Steven Burton, Forest, girl; Lindsay and Aaron McCormick, Lima, boy.March 24 — Kelli...

March 28th, 2020 |  


OPINION


Letter: Dear World, Get well soon

Letter: Dear World, Get well soon

In February of 1969, the Broadway musical Dear World opened at the Mark Hellinger Theatre starring Angela Lansbury. The musical was not a critical suc...

March 30th, 2020 |  


Letter: Available jobs: Where?

Letter: Available jobs: Where?

I was offered a job working for the census making $16.50 an hour plus mileage. I was suppose to be finger-printed and have a background check. It was ...

March 30th, 2020 |  


Letter: Spreading fear causes fear

Letter: Spreading fear causes fear

I am responding to the article, “Got Toilet Paper-You got power.”After reading the letter, “Got toilet paper, You got power,” ...

March 30th, 2020 |  


Editorial: Portman’s donation of 2 months salary came from his heart

Editorial: Portman’s donation of 2 months salary came from his heart

U.S. Senator Rob Portman isn’t one to seek the spotlight. He’ll have to excuse us though as we shine the light brightly on him and deserve...

March 30th, 2020 |  


Phil Hugo: April showers and dates on the calendar

Phil Hugo: April showers and dates on the calendar

It is late March as I pen these words and find myself thinking about the April showers that will bring May flowers. One can only hope those showers wi...

March 30th, 2020 |  


Letter:

Letter:

“Integrity” is A word which describes Jim Jordan, representative of Ohio’s 4th district.He graduated from The University of Wisconsi...

March 30th, 2020 |  


BUSINESS


Online grocery shopping offers convenience

Online grocery shopping offers convenience

LIMA — People who are stuck at home, avoiding public places or are just curious about grocery delivery and pickup are turning to this online ser...

March 28th, 2020 |  


Land transfers, March 19-25

Land transfers, March 19-25

The trend of the real estate market in Allen County is shown by the following report, for the week running March 19 through March 25. Figures reflect ...

March 28th, 2020 |  


Cheryl Parson: Flatten the curve of virus scams

Cheryl Parson: Flatten the curve of virus scams

On Feb. 16, my column was about how the World Health Organization had just named the new coronavirus COVID-19. At that point, the virus had been known...

March 28th, 2020 |  


Legal-Ease: Document signatures and social distancing

Legal-Ease: Document signatures and social distancing

The current virus crisis has reminded all of us of the limits of our physical lives. During times like these, we are often motivated to ensure that ou...

March 28th, 2020 |  


Home loan rates

Home loan rates

Rates for 30-year and 15-year, fixed-rate mortgages with zero points as of noon, Friday, March 20, 2020:30 YR / 15 YR RATE %State Bank3.125/2.75%Super...

March 28th, 2020 |  


Salons, stylists and haircuts on hold

Salons, stylists and haircuts on hold

LIMA — When the state’s order came down the line to close hair salons, Guys & Dolls Hair Co. owner Rebecca Yarnell started making call...

March 27th, 2020 |  


STATE NEWS


State parks’ blooming flowers beautiful respite

State parks’ blooming flowers beautiful respite

Although most people are sheltering in place during the current health emergency, Ohioans are fortunate to have dozens of parks and nature preserves t...

March 29th, 2020 |  


Severe weather spawns ‘100-year flood’ in Cleveland

Severe weather spawns ‘100-year flood’ in Cleveland

CLEVELAND (AP) — Authorities say severe weather in Ohio has spawned what forecasters are calling a “100-year flood” in Cleveland and...

March 29th, 2020 |  


Inside shuttered West Virginia hospital is ‘pot of gold’

Inside shuttered West Virginia hospital is ‘pot of gold’

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia emergency officials found more than a dozen ventilators and other important equipment in the shuttered Ohio...

March 28th, 2020 |  


Cleveland International Film Festival reboots

Cleveland International Film Festival reboots

The projectors were supposed to flip on this Wednesday for the 44th Cleveland International Film Festival with the British film “Military Wives....

March 28th, 2020 |  


Woman accused of killing baby pleads not guilty

Woman accused of killing baby pleads not guilty

The 19-year-old mother of a baby found dead in a dorm bathroom at Hiram College pleaded not guilty Friday morning.The woman, identified as Breyona Red...

March 27th, 2020 |  


Supreme Court tosses $13.2M judgment against ex-detective

Supreme Court tosses $13.2M judgment against ex-detective

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has dismissed an effort by a man who spent 11 years in prison for a murder he did not commit to force Cl...

March 26th, 2020 |