NEWS


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Bluffton Library offering displays
Blood donation opportunity scheduled

Blood donation opportunity scheduled

COLUMBUS GROVE — There will be a blood donation opportunity from noon to 6 p.m. Jan. 24 at St. Anthony of Padua Parish, 512 W. Sycamore St., Col...

January 16th, 2019 |  


School delays and closings for Wednesday, Jan. 16

School delays and closings for Wednesday, Jan. 16

Icy conditions led some schools to delay the start of classes Wednesday:Ada schools: Closed.Allen East schools: Closed.Apollo Career Center: Closed.Ba...

January 16th, 2019 updated: January 16th, 2019. |  


Business over Beverages event scheduled

Business over Beverages event scheduled

LIMA — There will be a coffee and networking event, Business over Beverages, from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Jan. 17 at Biggby Lima East, 1519 Harding Highw...

January 15th, 2019 |  


Sneary on building dept.: “Fix it forever”

Sneary on building dept.: “Fix it forever”

LIMA — While Allen County Commissioners have yet to make an official decision to end its 31-year-old contract with the City of Lima Building Dep...

January 15th, 2019 |  


Flu activity ‘widespread’

Flu activity ‘widespread’

LIMA — Flu cases are on the rise in Ohio.The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) records show a statewide spike in new flu-related hospitalizations ...

January 15th, 2019 |  


SPORTS


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Roundup: LCC knocks off Versailles in boys basketball
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L-B swats away Grove
Ohio high school boys, girls basketball scores for Tuesday, Jan. 15

Ohio high school boys, girls basketball scores for Tuesday, Jan. 15

BoysAkr. Buchtel 72, Akr. Ellet 61Akr. Hoban 63, Berlin Center Western Reserve 43Albany Alexander 72, McArthur Vinton County 42Andover Pymatuning Vall...

January 15th, 2019 |  


Here are some interesting tidbits involving Lima area

Here are some interesting tidbits involving Lima area

Lima Senior High’s 1960 football backfield included four Division I scholarship players: QB Vance Shuman (Purdue), fullback Eddie Kimbrough (Iow...

January 15th, 2019 |  


Quick start lifts Wayne Trace past LCC

Quick start lifts Wayne Trace past LCC

LIMA – It seemed like every time Lima Central Catholic attempted that one extra pass, a Wayne Trace defender would sneak into the passing lane.W...

January 14th, 2019 updated: January 15th, 2019. |  


Promises wins, fun

Promises wins, fun

CLEVELAND (AP) — Freddie Kitchens briefly left football. Football never left him.Shortly after he stopped playing quarterback at Alabama, where ...

January 14th, 2019 |  


Mahlie and Book crystal champion

Mahlie and Book crystal champion

Chris Mahlie defeated two-time defending champion Bethany Slaughter and former champion Todd Book trumped his former University of Northwesterb Ohio a...

January 14th, 2019 |  


Simpson scores career-best 24 points, Michigan goes to 17-0

Simpson scores career-best 24 points, Michigan goes to 17-0

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Xavier Simpson scored a career-high 24 points and Jon Teske scored all 17 of his points in the first half when No. 2 Mic...

January 13th, 2019 |  


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LIFESTYLE


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Births
Real Life Mama: Thankful for wishes

Real Life Mama: Thankful for wishes

I have never had to wish that my child didn’t have a chronic illness. I have never had to hope and pray that cancer left my baby’s body. I...

January 12th, 2019 |  


David Trinko: Helpful suggestions in mourning suicides

David Trinko: Helpful suggestions in mourning suicides

People in our region react a variety of ways when they learn someone died by suicide.Some want to hide that fact, mourning privately and not telling a...

January 12th, 2019 updated: January 12th, 2019. |  


Births

Births

Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Medical CenterJan. 10 — Danielle and Craig Burkholder, Bluffton, boy; Victoria Cervantes and Brandon Oehlof, Spen...

January 11th, 2019 |  


Police investigate theft from Aretha Franklin’s estate

Police investigate theft from Aretha Franklin’s estate

DETROIT — The Bloomfield Township police department is investigating a theft from Aretha Franklin’s estate, which has been embroiled in co...

January 11th, 2019 |  


Jerry Zezima: Shanks for the memories

Jerry Zezima: Shanks for the memories

As a fugitive from justice who has committed countless crimes against journalism (I plead insanity to all of them), I am not ashamed to admit I was on...

January 11th, 2019 |  


Civic Center screening ‘Rocky Horror’

Civic Center screening ‘Rocky Horror’

LIMA — Veterans Memorial Civic Center will be screening “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” tonight.The cult classic from 1975 will incl...

January 10th, 2019 |  


OPINION


John Grindrod: Searching for Robert Frost’s less-traveled roads

John Grindrod: Searching for Robert Frost’s less-traveled roads

Robert Frost’s poem “The Road Not Taken,” published in 1916, is one I always included in my lesson plans for my juniors back in my t...

January 15th, 2019 |  


Column: Better tax cut, not a bigger wall

Column: Better tax cut, not a bigger wall

The conventional wisdom among President Donald Trump’s circle seems to be that he has no choice but to stick to his guns on the border wall: His...

January 14th, 2019 |  


Editorial: Taxpayers left on the hook for hours not worked

The U.S. Senate voted late Thursday to grant back pay for furloughed federal workers, which is usually what happens when the government shuts down. It...

January 14th, 2019 |  


Letter: Straight talk needed about wall

Letter: Straight talk needed about wall

Concerning the recent letter, “Wall is a Failure,” anyone with eyes in their head can look at the news footage covering the border and see...

January 14th, 2019 |  


Tyree: Prohibition: The countdown to 100 years

Tyree: Prohibition: The countdown to 100 years

It’s time to brush up on your knowledge of speakeasies, bathtub gin, demon rum, homebrew, bootlegging and other icons of the Roaring Twenties.Ja...

January 14th, 2019 |  


Leonard Pitts Jr.: We’ve all seen this movie before

Leonard Pitts Jr.: We’ve all seen this movie before

Haven’t we seen this movie before?Certainly, there is a sense of deja vu all over again as one watches the right wing hyperventilate over a cer...

January 13th, 2019 |  


BUSINESS


Bar opens in old Mark Pi’s China Gate

Bar opens in old Mark Pi’s China Gate

LIMA — Mulligans Bar has moved to the old Mark Pi’s China Gate building on North Street.The bar closed its old location on West High Stree...

January 14th, 2019 |  


Another sign of weakness in China weighs on US stocks

Another sign of weakness in China weighs on US stocks

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks took small losses Monday after China reported a drop in exports in December, but the market didn’t come close to ma...

January 14th, 2019 |  


The self-driving car industry just acknowledged it has an image problem

The self-driving car industry just acknowledged it has an image problem

For the driverless car industry, 2018 saw technology breakthroughs. Unfortunately, the year also was a public relations disaster.An experimental Uber ...

January 12th, 2019 |  


‘Family tech’ gadgets at CES 2019 appeal to parental anxiety

‘Family tech’ gadgets at CES 2019 appeal to parental anxiety

LAS VEGAS — Every year, the CES gadget show brings more devices promising to make life a little bit easier for harried parents.Sure, the kids mi...

January 12th, 2019 |  


Daimler trucks chief devotes $572 million to driverless technology

Daimler trucks chief devotes $572 million to driverless technology

Daimler AG said Monday that it will spend half a billion euros, or about $572 million, to develop driverless trucks. The German giant, parent company ...

January 12th, 2019 |  


LIMA — The Lima/Allen County Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for its annual awards gala, due by 5 p.m. Feb. 8.Nominations may be indi...

January 12th, 2019 |  


STATE NEWS


Hospital: Doc gave near-death patients excessive pain meds

Hospital: Doc gave near-death patients excessive pain meds

COLUMBUS (AP) — An intensive care doctor ordered “significantly excessive and potentially fatal” doses of pain medicine for at least...

January 15th, 2019 |  


New governor to be sworn in at home, then at Statehouse

New governor to be sworn in at home, then at Statehouse

COLUMBUS (AP) — Republican Mike DeWine is set to be sworn in as Ohio’s 70th governor in a midnight ceremony at his Cedarville home.The for...

January 13th, 2019 |  


Man achieves goal to have father buried with military honors

Man achieves goal to have father buried with military honors

RITTMAN, Ohio (AP) — Having waited 64 years for the reunion, Rex Beach struggled to leave his father’s casket when the time came.“It...

January 13th, 2019 |  


Toledo area housing market strong in 2018

Toledo area housing market strong in 2018

TOLEDO — It may have been a rocky year for the stock market and parts of the economy, but in the Toledo housing market 2018 was surely the best ...

January 12th, 2019 |  


Medical marijuana hits the market this week

Medical marijuana hits the market this week

AKRON — Decoding that funky smell isn’t something the state requires of medical marijuana testing labs.“But the whole goal is to giv...

January 12th, 2019 |  


Police officer death prompts mourning, warning

Police officer death prompts mourning, warning

HAMILTON — The death of a Colerain Twp. police officer after he was struck by a pickup truck while outside his cruiser has underlined the danger...

January 9th, 2019 |