NEWS


Alleged victims, young girls, take stand in sexual imposition case

Alleged victims, young girls, take stand in sexual imposition case

LIMA — Two young girls gave tearful testimony in Allen County Common Pleas Court Tuesday of unwanted touches to their breasts, buttocks and R...

March 26th, 2019 |  


Dueling for Dumbbells event scheduled

Dueling for Dumbbells event scheduled

BLUFFTON — Dueling for Dumbbells will be from 6 to 11:30 p.m. Friday, April 5, at The Centre, 601 N. Main St., Bluffton.The event, to benefit Bl...

March 26th, 2019 |  


Wall St. bonuses fall $30K despite upturn in profits

Wall St. bonuses fall $30K despite upturn in profits

ALBANY, N.Y. — The average bonus paid to Wall Street traders dipped by more than $30,000 despite a jump of 11 percent in securities industry pro...

March 26th, 2019 |  


Clark makes NHS

COLUMBUS — Kaitlyn Clark, of Lima, a senior at Great River Connections Academy, was recently inducted into the National Honor Society....

March 26th, 2019 |  


Columbus man is last person left with perfect NCAA bracket

Columbus man is last person left with perfect NCAA bracket

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Gregg Nigl almost didn’t fill out his March Madness bracket on NCAA.com’s “Bracket Challenge.”Now, he&#...

March 26th, 2019 |  


SPORTS


Bluffton edges McComb

Bluffton edges McComb

HIGH SCHOOLSoftballBluffton 7, McComb 6BLUFFTON — Bluffton’s Libby Schaadt picked up the win after going seven innings, giving up nine hit...

March 25th, 2019 |  


Bath wins wild one

Bath wins wild one

BATH TOWNSHIP – With temperature sitting at 42 degrees, with a biting 15 mph wind, every ball in play became an adventure.Even with that, both t...

March 25th, 2019 updated: March 26th, 2019. |  


The youth will rise

The youth will rise

They are not yet the best in the game, although a couple are very close but the truth is that as our young bowlers continue to grow – like cream...

March 25th, 2019 |  


Duke, America’s brackets survive

Duke, America’s brackets survive

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Zion Williamson took on 7-foot-6 Tacko Fall at the end and won. So did top-seeded Duke — barely — when two las...

March 24th, 2019 |  


Gronkowski announces retirement from NFL

Gronkowski announces retirement from NFL

BOSTON (AP) — The New England Patriots’ gentle giant has decided to hang up his cleats.Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski said Sunday that ...

March 24th, 2019 |  


Five reasons Browns won’t flop in 2019

Five reasons Browns won’t flop in 2019

CLEVELAND - The buzz is back in Browns Town, like nothing since 2008.Then, wildly bubbling expectations soon vanished into a stupefying vortex. Lookin...

March 24th, 2019 updated: March 24th, 2019. |  


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LIFESTYLE


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Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ scares up $70.3M debut

Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ scares up $70.3M debut

NEW YORK — Jordan Peele has done it again. Two years after the filmmaker’s “Get Out” became a box-office sensation, his fright...

March 24th, 2019 |  


Lynne and Robert Line

Lynne and Robert Line

ELIDA — Mr. and Mrs. Robert Line are celebrating 65 years of marriage with a family dinner.Line and the former E. Lynne Rutter were married Marc...

March 23rd, 2019 |  


Patty and Ron Leichty

Patty and Ron Leichty

LIMA — Mr. and Mrs. Ron Leichty are celebrating 60 years of marriage with a family dinner.Leichty and the former Patty Page were married March 1...

March 23rd, 2019 |  


Barbara and Robert Rupert

Barbara and Robert Rupert

LIMA — Mr. and Mrs. Robert Rupert are celebrating 50 years of marriage.Rupert and the former Barbara Rimer were married in 1969 at Grace United ...

March 23rd, 2019 |  


Real Life Mama: A good cry is in order

Real Life Mama: A good cry is in order

Dear Mama,Sometimes, it is OK to cry.And I am not talking about the 20 second “get yourself together” in the bathroom mirror while the bab...

March 23rd, 2019 |  


“Wonder Park” – PG

“Wonder Park” – PG

The Story“Can we talk about what’s going on with you?” concerned Dad (voice of Matthew Broderick) asks daughter June. “No, we ...

March 23rd, 2019 |  


OPINION


John Grindrod: The undeniable link between scrapbooks and history

John Grindrod: The undeniable link between scrapbooks and history

There are times I get a little too busy for my own good, and such was the case in getting over to my pal Joe Stoll’s house to take a look at som...

March 26th, 2019 |  


Carl P. Leubsdorf: Now it’s time to focus on Trump’s dreadful policies

Carl P. Leubsdorf: Now it’s time to focus on Trump’s dreadful policies

The political fallout from the Mueller report may be more clear-cut than its substantive conclusions.By removing lingering doubts about the legitimacy...

March 25th, 2019 |  


Trudy Rubin column: Four takeaways on Russian conclusions in the Mueller report

Let’s be clear on what the Mueller report reportedly says and doesn’t say about President Donald Trump’s relationship to Russia.Robe...

March 25th, 2019 |  


Letter: A Fox viewer, proud of it

Letter: A Fox viewer, proud of it

I read Leonard Pitts’ column about Fox News on the March 9 editorial page.Fox News is lucky it is not hosting any of the upcoming Democratic Pri...

March 25th, 2019 |  


Los Angeles Times: Why America needs to see the Mueller report, right now

Los Angeles Times: Why America needs to see the Mueller report, right now

For nearly two years, the nation has been bitterly divided by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s ongoing investigation into the 2016 presid...

March 24th, 2019 |  


Marc A. Thiessen: Constitution’s biggest threat? Dems, not Trump

Marc A. Thiessen: Constitution’s biggest threat? Dems, not Trump

WASHINGTON — Who is the biggest threat to our constitutional order? It is not President Trump.Ever since Trump took office, Democrats have been ...

March 24th, 2019 |  


BUSINESS


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Chamber names award finalists

Chamber names award finalists

LIMA — Finalists for the Lima/Allen County Chamber of Commerce 17th annual awards ceremony were announced on Monday. They include eight business...

March 26th, 2019 updated: March 26th, 2019. |  


GM’s laid off workers warn Ford employees: Start looking for new job

GM’s laid off workers warn Ford employees: Start looking for new job

DETROIT — Early this year, a data analyst at General Motors self-assuredly told a colleague over lunch that her boss had guaranteed that her job...

March 23rd, 2019 |  


8 warning signs you won’t finish college

8 warning signs you won’t finish college

Forty percent of students who enroll in a four-year college don’t graduate within six years, according to the National Center for Education Stat...

March 23rd, 2019 |  


Liz Weston: How to give money advice that sticks

Liz Weston: How to give money advice that sticks

Unsolicited money advice is like stale fruitcake: Most people wish the givers would just keep it to themselves.Still, those who are “good with m...

March 23rd, 2019 |  


Adam, Jason Stolly become agency partners

Adam, Jason Stolly become agency partners

LIMA — Stolly Insurance has promoted Adam Stolly and Jason Stolly to agency partners.Adam Stolly joined the insurance agency in 2008 and is the ...

March 23rd, 2019 |  


How to stem ‘subscription creep’

How to stem ‘subscription creep’

From Netflix, Spotify and Amazon Prime to Blue Apron, Birchbox and beer of the month, your debit or credit card statements are likely littered with su...

March 23rd, 2019 |  


STATE NEWS


ODNR hiring for hundreds of positions

ODNR hiring for hundreds of positions

DAYTON — The Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Parks and Watercraft is looking to hire.Across Ohio, it employs more than 700 perm...

March 23rd, 2019 |  


Church checks-ins for children give parents peace of mind

TOLEDO — After a tragedy at a house of worship, like the ones in Charleston, S.C., Sutherland Springs, Texas, Pittsburgh or, most recently, Chri...

March 23rd, 2019 |  


DeWine stresses need for road safety in bid to resuscitate full gas tax hike

DeWine stresses need for road safety in bid to resuscitate full gas tax hike

COLUMBUS — Gov. Mike DeWine stressed public safety Friday in a bid to resuscitate the entirety of his requested gas-tax increase after Ohio lawm...

March 23rd, 2019 updated: March 23rd, 2019. |  


Challenges for new Ohio National Guard head include fitness

Challenges for new Ohio National Guard head include fitness

COLUMBUS (AP) — The two-star general now in charge of the Ohio National Guard poked himself in the chest as he spoke about the tough new physica...

March 23rd, 2019 |  


Ohio governor proposes raising age to buy tobacco

Ohio governor proposes raising age to buy tobacco

DAYTON (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine is proposing raising the minimum age to buy tobacco from 18 to 21 as part of his two-year state budget.The p...

March 23rd, 2019 |  


DeWine: Ohio ‘kicked around’ on trade

DeWine: Ohio ‘kicked around’ on trade

COLUMBUS — When asked about Ohio farmers losing three-fourths of their soybean sales to China amid a trade war, Gov. Mike DeWine said Ohioans ha...

March 21st, 2019 |