NEWS


Food bank purchases new van with donation

Food bank purchases new van with donation

LIMA — With the help of a $30,000 donation from Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Ohio, the West Ohio Food Bank purchased a new, larger distribu...

October 15th, 2019 |  


Jury trial begins for Lima man facing drug, weapon charges

Jury trial begins for Lima man facing drug, weapon charges

LIMA — A jury trial got under way Tuesday in Allen County Common Pleas Court for a Lima man prosecutors say fled from police on several occasion...

October 15th, 2019 |  


Former WORTH Center employee owes $5K for faulty accounting

Former WORTH Center employee owes $5K for faulty accounting

COLUMBUS — The former director of finance at the Western Ohio Regional Treatment and Habituation Center, or WORTH Center, misspent $5,201 on cre...

October 15th, 2019 |  


Temple Christian School hosting market and craft fair

Temple Christian School hosting market and craft fair

LIMA — There will be a harvest market and craft fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at Temple Christian School’s gymnasium, 982 B...

October 15th, 2019 |  


Temple Christian School hosting chicken dinner fundraiser

Temple Christian School hosting chicken dinner fundraiser

LIMA — Temple Christian School will host a chicken dinner fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at the school, 982 Brower Road, Li...

October 15th, 2019 |  


South Side Christian Church hosting Holiday Treasures Bazaar

South Side Christian Church hosting Holiday Treasures Bazaar

LIMA — South Side Christian Church will have a Holiday Treasures Bazaar from 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 7, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 8 and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. No...

October 15th, 2019 |  


SPORTS


Browns’ Mayfield slowed by hip injury, but should face Pats

Browns’ Mayfield slowed by hip injury, but should face Pats

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Baker Mayfield will have extra time to prepare for the unbeaten Patriots. He needs it.Cleveland’s quarterback was limit...

October 15th, 2019 |  


Ian Friesner: nice fit for Lourdes

Ian Friesner: nice fit for Lourdes

Lima Central Catholic graduate Ian Friesner has found a collegiate home and Lourdes University of Toledo is very happy that they have him.Friesner who...

October 14th, 2019 |  


Day says Friday games ‘out of our control’

Day says Friday games ‘out of our control’

COLUMBUS – Ohio State football coach Ryan Day says the Buckeyes’ rare Friday night game this week at Northwestern is something high school...

October 14th, 2019 |  


Blaney beats Newman in photo finish to advance in playoffs

Blaney beats Newman in photo finish to advance in playoffs

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Ryan Blaney beat Ryan Newman in a door-to-door race to the finish line to win Monday at Talladega Superspeedway and advan...

October 14th, 2019 |  


Watson outduels Mahomes, leads Texans past Chiefs

Watson outduels Mahomes, leads Texans past Chiefs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Deshaun Watson threw for 280 yards and a touchdown while running for two more, outdueling Chiefs counterpart Patrick Mah...

October 13th, 2019 |  


Seattle stops Cleveland, 32-28

Seattle stops Cleveland, 32-28

CLEVELAND (AP) — As rap music thumped from the large sound-system speakers sitting atop lockers at one end of the room, several Seattle players ...

October 13th, 2019 |  


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LIFESTYLE


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Houston, Notorious B.I.G. nominated for rock hall of fame

Houston, Notorious B.I.G. nominated for rock hall of fame

NEW YORK (AP) — The late musical icons Whitney Houston and the Notorious B.I.G. are among the 16 acts nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fa...

October 15th, 2019 |  


Get This: Man charged after roommate attack, believed he was a vampire

Get This: Man charged after roommate attack, believed he was a vampire

BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state man was charged with a felony assault after police say he attacked his roommate believing he acknowle...

October 15th, 2019 |  


Dr. Henry I. Miller: Facts behind the need for you to get your flu shot

Dr. Henry I. Miller: Facts behind the need for you to get your flu shot

Influenza — the flu — is more than a bad cold. Seasonal outbreaks mean not only misery but increased hospital admissions and deaths. The l...

October 15th, 2019 |  


Births

Births

Lima Memorial Health SystemOct. 2 — Jessica and Jerry Barnt, Forest, girl.Oct. 3 — Megan and Branden Fetter, Lima, girl.Oct. 4 — Jes...

October 14th, 2019 |  


‘Joker’ tops box office again, beats ‘Addams Family’

‘Joker’ tops box office again, beats ‘Addams Family’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The first weekend was no fluke: “Joker” is a hit.The R-rated comic book villain origin story had a phenomenal sec...

October 13th, 2019 |  


Get This: Man used Uber to transport meth in Utah

Get This: Man used Uber to transport meth in Utah

PROVO, Utah (AP) — An Uber passenger in Utah is facing charges after police say he used the ride-hailing service to transport nearly 11 pounds o...

October 13th, 2019 |  


OPINION


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Letter: Win at all costs
Kathleen Parker: Trump has blood on his hands, meaning so does America

Kathleen Parker: Trump has blood on his hands, meaning so does America

WASHINGTON — So let me get this straight: President Trump ordered the removal of American troops from northern Syria, knowing that Turkey would ...

October 15th, 2019 |  


John Grindrod: The dangers of verbosity

John Grindrod: The dangers of verbosity

As The Bard once intoned through the words he gave to Polonius in Hamlet, “Brevity is the soul of wit.” And, while there are certainly mom...

October 15th, 2019 |  


Dr. Henry I. Miller: Facts behind the need for you to get your flu shot

Dr. Henry I. Miller: Facts behind the need for you to get your flu shot

Influenza — the flu — is more than a bad cold. Seasonal outbreaks mean not only misery but increased hospital admissions and deaths. The l...

October 15th, 2019 |  


Christina Ryan Claypool: Mom’s advice about getting older

Christina Ryan Claypool: Mom’s advice about getting older

The anniversary of losing someone you love can be quite painful. The calendar date, month, or season can bring back the feeling of the initial grief, ...

October 14th, 2019 |  


Letter: What Trump says, what GOP is

Letter: What Trump says, what GOP is

Republicans are going to have to “own” President Trump. I saw Rep. Lindsey Graham say that President Trump would own the Kurdish fiasco. M...

October 14th, 2019 |  


Weinstein: Don’t increase the ethanol mandate, get rid of it

Weinstein: Don’t increase the ethanol mandate, get rid of it

What with trade wars, floods and other disruptions, this has been a tough year for America’s Midwestern farmers, especially those who grow corn....

October 14th, 2019 |  


BUSINESS


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RTA offers free rides to Makerfest

LIMA — Allen County RTA will provide free transportation to the Makerfest job fair on Saturday. Rides will run every 30 minutes from 9 a.m. to n...

October 14th, 2019 |  


Can career counselors persuade today’s youth to stay in Allen County? OMJ tests idea

Can career counselors persuade today’s youth to stay in Allen County? OMJ tests idea

LIMA — The youth exodus has long plagued Allen County, threatening to destabilize the county’s workforce as the population ages. ThereR...

October 12th, 2019 |  


Makerfest anticipates record student turnout

Makerfest anticipates record student turnout

LIMA — The return of Makerfest — hailed as the region’s largest job fair — highlights the effort among business and community...

October 12th, 2019 |  


Cheryl Parson: Consider prepping car for winter

Cheryl Parson: Consider prepping car for winter

October is National Fall Car Care Month. In my last article I recommended that fall would be a great time to prepare your home for the upcoming winter...

October 12th, 2019 |  


Home loan rates

Home loan rates

Rates for 30-year and 15-year, fixed-rate mortgages with zero points as of noon, Friday, Oct. 1, 2019:30 YR / 15 YR RATE %First Federal3.75/3.125%Firs...

October 12th, 2019 |  


STATE NEWS


DeWine reminds Ohioans about new license to fly

DeWine reminds Ohioans about new license to fly

COLUMBUS — Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) Registrar Charles Norman, Transportation Security Administration (TSA)...

October 15th, 2019 |  


Annual Stand Down gives free goods, services to nearly 600 veterans

Annual Stand Down gives free goods, services to nearly 600 veterans

Phyllis Collins and her motorized scooter zipped up and down the rows and aisles of the Central Ohio Stand Down event so fast Tuesday that the 46-year...

October 15th, 2019 |  


Cuyahoga County Jail officers plead guilty to beating mentally ill man

Cuyahoga County Jail officers plead guilty to beating mentally ill man

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Two Cuyahoga County Jail officers pleaded guilty Tuesday to unleashing a beating on a mentally-ill man who they strapped to a ...

October 15th, 2019 |  


Current policies lead some Ohio medical board cases to be closed before thorough investigation, union says

Current policies lead some Ohio medical board cases to be closed before thorough investigation, union says

People who file complaints against doctors and several other medical-related professionals must be interviewed in a neutral location or in a remote ma...

October 15th, 2019 |  


Franklinton set to celebrate historic home

Franklinton set to celebrate historic home

A public celebration is set for Saturday on behalf of Harrison House, a 212-year-old Franklinton structure that’s finally getting its due with a...

October 15th, 2019 |  


Air Force base facing dilemma of aging workforce

Air Force base facing dilemma of aging workforce

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio air base is facing the increasingly common dilemma of an aging workforce.Around half of the 30,000 people who work a...

October 12th, 2019 |