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COVID-19 test kits to be distributed Jan. 19
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Today’s latest updates on the coronavirus pandemic
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Allen County commissioners look for flexibility during pandemic

Allen County commissioners look for flexibility during pandemic

LIMA — Flexibility is fast becoming a staple of the Allen County commissioners as they endeavor to limit COVID infections.Just one week after ap...

January 19th, 2022 updated: January 19th, 2022. |  


West Central Ohio Land Conservancy selecting qualified landowners

West Central Ohio Land Conservancy selecting qualified landowners

LIMA — The West Central Ohio Land Conservancy is in the process of selecting interested landowners who meet the qualifications for the Local Agr...

January 18th, 2022 |  


Voting bill faces likely defeat

Voting bill faces likely defeat

WASHINGTON — Voting legislation that Democrats and civil rights leaders say is vital for protecting democracy appeared headed for defeat as the ...

January 18th, 2022 |  


Ohio redistricting group eyes Saturday deadline

Ohio redistricting group eyes Saturday deadline

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Redistricting Commission met Tuesday to publicly lay out the ground rules it will follow ahead of a Saturday deadline set by...

January 18th, 2022 |  


Adgate Road reduced to one lane Wednesday

Adgate Road reduced to one lane Wednesday

SHAWNEE TOWNSHIP — Adgate Road between Southwood Drive and Fort Amanda Road will be reduced to one lane from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19...

January 18th, 2022 |  


Jackson Township trustees meeting canceled, set for Feb. 1

Jackson Township trustees meeting canceled, set for Feb. 1

LAFAYETTE — The Jackson Township Trustees have postponed their Jan. 18 meeting and are scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1, at 225 E. Su...

January 18th, 2022 |  


SPORTS


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Roundup: Lima Senior extends win streak against LCC
Garland leads Cavs to 114-107 win over Durant-less Nets

Garland leads Cavs to 114-107 win over Durant-less Nets

CLEVELAND (AP) — Darius Garland strengthened his All-Star case with 22 points and 12 assists, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 114-107 win M...

January 17th, 2022 |  


Steelers face long-overdue reboot as Roethlisberger exits

Steelers face long-overdue reboot as Roethlisberger exits

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger came back for one more run, wanting a chance for his final performance to not be a lopsided first-round pla...

January 17th, 2022 |  


Bengals’ D-line thinned by injuries

Bengals’ D-line thinned by injuries

CINCINNATI (AP) — After the Bengals won a playoff game for the first time in three decades last Saturday, coach Zac Taylor and a few players del...

January 17th, 2022 |  


Cowboys slide out of playoffs

Cowboys slide out of playoffs

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Deebo Samuel and the San Francisco 49ers have started another playoff run after hanging on in a frantic wild-card finish...

January 16th, 2022 |  


Browns have five moves they really need to make before next season

Browns have five moves they really need to make before next season

CLEVELAND — The Browns have been forced to watch from home this weekend as rivals such as the Bengals and Steelers play in the Wild Card round, ...

January 16th, 2022 |  


Ohio State holds on for win over Penn State

Ohio State holds on for win over Penn State

COLUMBUS (AP) — E.J. Liddell scored 19 points and No. 16 Ohio State defeated Penn State 61-56 Sunday in a Big Ten men’s basketball game.Oh...

January 16th, 2022 |  


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LIFESTYLE


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At 100, why Betty Crocker is still a household name

At 100, why Betty Crocker is still a household name

How does a brand remain a household name for a century?Betty Crocker has a simple recipe: Keep changing.In October, the icon became a centenarian and ...

January 15th, 2022 |  


Author James Rollins is back with a new fantasy series

Author James Rollins is back with a new fantasy series

James Rollins’ new fantasy novel, “The Starless Crown,” is set in a mythical world menaced by marauding beasts and threatened by an ...

January 15th, 2022 |  


Real Life Mama: Love others, but love yourself, too

Real Life Mama: Love others, but love yourself, too

Out of nowhere, as we were snuggling before bed one night, Reagan started randomly singing a song she had made up. It went like this, “I love Mo...

January 15th, 2022 |  


Living with Children: How to toilet train your toddler

Living with Children: How to toilet train your toddler

Q: I recently tried toilet training my 32-month-old, but after a few days of no success, I decided to stop. A friend tells me to hang in there, but my...

January 15th, 2022 |  


David Trinko: The downfall of too much silence

David Trinko: The downfall of too much silence

I’ve always felt I do my best work with a crowd behind me.For the first decade in my career, I covered sports. It seemed like my finest stories ...

January 15th, 2022 |  


Dog tracker helps families reunite with runaway pets

Dog tracker helps families reunite with runaway pets

JAMUL, Calif. — Seven years ago, Babs Fry was devastated when a pregnant terrier mix dog she was fostering at her Jamul ranch disappeared withou...

January 15th, 2022 |  


OPINION


Letter: Goodbye and good riddance, Big Ben

Letter: Goodbye and good riddance, Big Ben

All I can say is thank goodness Ben Roethlisberger is retiring.The Browns don’t have to play against him again. By the way, who was the Idiot fr...

January 18th, 2022 |  


Holy Cow! History: Whipping inflation, 1974 style

Holy Cow! History: Whipping inflation, 1974 style

“… the wholesale price index — precursor of what’s coming on the consumer front — had gone up a staggering 2.3 percent l...

January 18th, 2022 |  


Jerry Zezima: Portrait of the artist as a family guy

Jerry Zezima: Portrait of the artist as a family guy

As a husband, father and grandfather, which puts me at the bottom of the family pecking order, I have a lot in common with Brian Crane, the Reuben Awa...

January 17th, 2022 |  


Letter: Property tax hike hurts senior citizens

Letter: Property tax hike hurts senior citizens

When I was 26, I became a homeowner. I have maintained my home. I raised my family in that home. There are memories there. My child attended school in...

January 15th, 2022 |  


Letter: Children deserve better protection

Letter: Children deserve better protection

Too many times — in fact 92% of the time — the courts leave children underserved. Wherever the children end up residing, they suffer the d...

January 15th, 2022 |  


Richard Holt: Dr. King’s false heirs

Richard Holt: Dr. King’s false heirs

Imagine two children on a playground.These kids play. They laugh. They are helping each other on the slides and sharing a sandwich for lunch. At 4 yea...

January 15th, 2022 |  


BUSINESS


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Omicron, inflation and corporate earnings

Omicron, inflation and corporate earnings

What’s growing faster than inflation? Profits are growing faster than consumer prices.Last year ended with a stew of seemingly contradictory eco...

January 15th, 2022 |  


Out of prison for a month: How he’s rebuilding his life

Out of prison for a month: How he’s rebuilding his life

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Three weeks after he was freed from prison, Kevin Strickland was driven around a changed Kansas City, his daughter showing hi...

January 15th, 2022 |  


How the Doomsday Clock began ticking 75 years ago

How the Doomsday Clock began ticking 75 years ago

CHICAGO — Martyl Langsdorf designed just one magazine cover, but it has had considerable staying power. A prolific painter of abstract and figur...

January 15th, 2022 |  


Insurers, employers start helping more with chronic disease

Insurers, employers start helping more with chronic disease

Vanessa Akinniyi was stuck in denial about diabetes until a care manager from her health insurer coaxed her out.The Jacksonville, Florida, resident di...

January 15th, 2022 |  


Biden administration launches program to fix 15,000 bridges

Biden administration launches program to fix 15,000 bridges

The Transportation Department is launching a $27 billion program to repair and upgrade roughly 15,000 highway bridges as part of the infrastructure la...

January 15th, 2022 |  


Reghan Winkler: Checklist will help you prepare to file your tax return

Reghan Winkler: Checklist will help you prepare to file your tax return

This coming January 24 is the first day of the 2022 tax filing season, when the IRS will start accepting federal income tax returns for 2021. The date...

January 15th, 2022 |  


STATE NEWS


Ohio redistricting group eyes Saturday deadline

Ohio redistricting group eyes Saturday deadline

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Redistricting Commission met Tuesday to publicly lay out the ground rules it will follow ahead of a Saturday deadline set by...

January 18th, 2022 |  


Ethiopian diaspora torn by ethnic tensions in Tigray war

Ethiopian diaspora torn by ethnic tensions in Tigray war

Thousands of miles away from the war in Ethiopia, the ethnic cracks have started to show in an Ethiopian church in Ohio, in a lawsuit between trustees...

January 16th, 2022 |  


Ohio Redistricting Commission to meet Tuesday to take up state legislative maps ahead of Supreme Court deadline

Ohio Redistricting Commission to meet Tuesday to take up state legislative maps ahead of Supreme Court deadline

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Redistricting Commission will meet Tuesday to begin the process of redrawing the state’s House and Senate district map...

January 16th, 2022 |  


Great Train Show chugs into Ohio Expo Center

Great Train Show chugs into Ohio Expo Center

Trevor Clark has collected model trains since he was a child. Now, the 50-year-old man from North Lewisburg in Champaign County has more than 100 comp...

January 15th, 2022 |  


Prosecutors seek to dismiss some murder counts

Prosecutors seek to dismiss some murder counts

Less than three weeks before the start of jury selection for former doctor William Husel’s murder trial, Franklin County prosecutors appear pois...

January 15th, 2022 |  


GOP Ohio congressional delegation wants chip law funded

GOP Ohio congressional delegation wants chip law funded

COLUMBUS, Ohio — GOP members of the Ohio congressional delegation Friday asked House and Senate leaders to fully fund a law meant to address a g...

January 15th, 2022 |