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Ohio breaks record for COVID-19 deaths; 11 new deaths reported in Lima region

Ohio breaks record for COVID-19 deaths; 11 new deaths reported in Lima region

• Ohio set another record Wednesday with 156 new COVID-19 deaths reported that day. Eleven of those deaths were reported in the greater Lima reg...

November 25th, 2020 |  


Biden appeals for unity in holiday address

Biden appeals for unity in holiday address

WILMINGTON, Del. — In a time of plague and raw division, President-elect Joe Biden appealed for unity Wednesday in a Thanksgiving-eve address to...

November 25th, 2020 |  


So much for warnings; millions travel

So much for warnings; millions travel

Millions of Americans took to the skies and the highways ahead of Thanksgiving at the risk of pouring gasoline on the coronavirus fire, disregarding i...

November 25th, 2020 |  


Black Friday 2020: What to expect

Black Friday 2020: What to expect

LIMA — Friday marks the start of the most unusual holiday shopping season. Retailers have been touting deals for weeks, but people are still exp...

November 25th, 2020 |  


Putin balks at tarking vaccine

Putin balks at tarking vaccine

MOSCOW — President Vladimir Putin told fellow world leaders last week that both of Russia’s COVID-19 vaccines, including one he championed...

November 25th, 2020 |  


$1.7M theft of armored car outside casino

$1.7M theft of armored car outside casino

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Describing it as “something out of the 1930s,” authorities say a former guard and two others stole more t...

November 25th, 2020 |  


SPORTS


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Putnam County League girls basketball previews

Putnam County League girls basketball previews

Columbus Grove information ran with Northwest Conference previews in Tuesday’s edition of The Lima News. Information provided by coaches, athlet...

November 25th, 2020 |  


Roundup: Perry tops Temple Christian in girls hoops

Roundup: Perry tops Temple Christian in girls hoops

PERRY TOWNSHIP — The host Commodores built a 30-16 by halftime on their way to a 58-39 girls high school basketball victory Tuesday night agains...

November 24th, 2020 |  


WBL girls basketball previews

WBL girls basketball previews

Information provided by coaches and OHSAA and conference websites.BathDivision: IICoach: Greg Mauk 2019-20 overall record: 20-32019-20 league record: ...

November 24th, 2020 |  


Ohio State No. 4 in playoff rankings

Ohio State No. 4 in playoff rankings

COLUMBUS — Ohio State did enough in its first four games to warrant a coveted top-four spot in the first College Football Playoff rankings relea...

November 24th, 2020 |  


WBL girls basketball varsity schedules

WBL girls basketball varsity schedules

BathNov. 24 Marion Local at Bath 7:30 PMNov. 28 Columbus Grove at Bath 1:30 PMDec. 3 Bath at Shawnee 7:30 PMDec. 7 Bath at McComb 7:20 PM Dec. 10 Kent...

November 24th, 2020 |  


College football: Ohio State focused on stopping big plays

College football: Ohio State focused on stopping big plays

COLUMBUS — The usual 100,000 or more fans weren’t there to see it but that provided no cover for Ohio State’s defensive backfield af...

November 24th, 2020 |  


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Get This: Owl found in Rockefeller Center tree could take flight soon

Get This: Owl found in Rockefeller Center tree could take flight soon

SAUGERTIES, N.Y. (AP) — A tiny owl that was found dehydrated and hungry in the branches of the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree is eating its w...

November 22nd, 2020 |  


Lima Public Library Book Reviews

Lima Public Library Book Reviews

FictionThe Woman in the Green Dress by Tea CooperAfter a whirlwind romance, London teashop waitress Fleur Richards can’t wait for her new husban...

November 22nd, 2020 |  


Real Life Mama: Finding the gratitude

Real Life Mama: Finding the gratitude

Worried, scared, exhausted, overwhelmed, fearful, anxious, angry — all emotions that I have felt and shared throughout this dreadful year. And w...

November 21st, 2020 |  


Wanted: Your Christmas decor

Wanted: Your Christmas decor

Christmas decorations are popping up in front yards, and Christmas trees are twinkling in front windows. Maybe we have some extra time this year or ju...

November 21st, 2020 |  


Ellen and George Leiendecker

Ellen and George Leiendecker

LIMA — Mr. and Mrs. George Leiendecker are celebrating 50 years of marriage. Leiendecker and the former Ellen Hoen were married Nov. 27, 1970, a...

November 21st, 2020 |  


David Trinko: A great big serving of gratitude for Thanksgiving

David Trinko: A great big serving of gratitude for Thanksgiving

It sounded unfathomable: Thanksgiving is canceled this year?Sure enough, my side of the family’s annual gathering of my parents, siblings and ou...

November 21st, 2020 |  


OPINION


Opinion: Don’t worry about the side effects, rigidity is the problem

Opinion: Don’t worry about the side effects, rigidity is the problem

Simple advice to innovators and policymakers: Don’t worry about collateral needs or they will distort your good growth and policy efforts.If we ...

November 24th, 2020 |  


John Grindrod: Thanksgiving, surely different but the feeling is the same

John Grindrod: Thanksgiving, surely different but the feeling is the same

On the eve of yet another holiday that in many places will look markedly different in this, the most challenging year many have ever faced, I took a l...

November 24th, 2020 |  


Leonard Pitts Jr.: Thanks for people like Dolly Parton

Leonard Pitts Jr.: Thanks for people like Dolly Parton

Greed is good.That, you may recall, was the mantra of corporate raider Gordon Gekko in the 1987 film, “Wall Street.” It came to symbolize ...

November 23rd, 2020 |  


Letter: Mr. DeWine: Where has money gone?

Letter: Mr. DeWine: Where has money gone?

In April Gov. Mike DeWine told the schools there would be a $700 million shortfall from Ohio to the schools, the consequences of COVID-19.In October o...

November 23rd, 2020 |  


Letter:Ohio should be thanking DeWine

Letter:Ohio should be thanking DeWine

For months now we’ve seen Gov. Mike DeWine severely chastised by Republicans in Ohio for the actions he’s taken to protect Ohioans from th...

November 23rd, 2020 updated: November 23rd, 2020. |  


Jim Krumel: A Thanksgiving wedding, a match made in Ottoville

Jim Krumel: A Thanksgiving wedding, a match made in Ottoville

Some people would call Robert and Louise Miller’s 65-year marriage “a match made in heaven.” Others will tell you, perhaps only half...

November 22nd, 2020 |  


BUSINESS


Ohio jobless rate falls to 5.4% in October

LIMA — Allen County’s jobless rate fell to 5.4% in October as Ohio’s economic recovery has now surpassed the U.S. rebound, prelimina...

November 24th, 2020 |  


Area sees big jump in October home prices

LIMA — The average price for a home sold in West Central Ohio during October was $156,508, according to the Ohio Realtors multiple listing servi...

November 23rd, 2020 |  


Ohio may see cheapest Thanksgiving gas prices in 5 years

Ohio may see cheapest Thanksgiving gas prices in 5 years

LIMA — Gasoline prices in Ohio could end up being the cheapest in five years for a Thanksgiving weekend, according to GasBuddy.com.A gas station...

November 23rd, 2020 |  


How retailers are adapting to the pandemic: social distancing with Santa, Black Friday for days

How retailers are adapting to the pandemic: social distancing with Santa, Black Friday for days

LIMA — Consumers can expect strange sights and new twists on popular holiday traditions as retailers adapt to a pandemic: Zoom calls with Santa....

November 21st, 2020 updated: November 22nd, 2020. |  


Ottawa jeweler closing after 34 years

Ottawa jeweler closing after 34 years

OTTAWA — These are some of the happiest days Charles and Nancy Wannemacher have had in the jewelry business.They’ve enjoyed catching up wi...

November 21st, 2020 |  


STATE NEWS


Judge denies bid to quash statements in 2019 slayings of 4

Judge denies bid to quash statements in 2019 slayings of 4

WEST CHESTER, Ohio (AP) — A judge has denied a defense motion to suppress statements made by a man later charged in the shooting deaths of four ...

November 22nd, 2020 |  


Cuyahoga County arts advocates propose broader tax on tobacco products

Cuyahoga County arts advocates propose broader tax on tobacco products

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Arts advocates in Cuyahoga County rejoiced in 2015 when county voters approved a 10-year renewal of the county’s excise ...

November 21st, 2020 |  


The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to temporarily close due to coronavirus pandemic

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to temporarily close due to coronavirus pandemic

CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is temporarily closing its doors due to the surge in coronavirus cases, deaths and hospitalizat...

November 21st, 2020 |  


In cities across US, voters support more police oversight

In cities across US, voters support more police oversight

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Voters in communities across the country approved measures on Election Day toughening civilian oversight of law enforcemen...

November 21st, 2020 |  


Ohio lawmakers send governor bill overhauling school vouchers

Ohio lawmakers send governor bill overhauling school vouchers

COLUMBUS — After nearly a year of delays, the Ohio House of Representatives on Thursday sent Gov. Mike DeWine what it hopes is a long-elusive fi...

November 20th, 2020 |  


GOJO to lease space at coronavirus-shuttered I-X Center in Cleveland

GOJO to lease space at coronavirus-shuttered I-X Center in Cleveland

CLEVELAND, Ohio — GOJO Industries, the Akron-based manufacturer of Purell hand sanitizer, said it will lease 700,000 square feet of the I-X Cent...

November 20th, 2020 |