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Today’s latest updates on the coronavirus pandemic

Today’s latest updates on the coronavirus pandemic

• COVID-19 cases, deathsAllen County: Cases: 667. Deaths: 42. Updated 2 p.m. 8/4/20Auglaize County: Cases: 226. Deaths: 5. Updated 2 p.m. 8/4/20...

August 4th, 2020 updated: August 4th, 2020. |  



NEWS


5:53 pm |      
Johnson pleads to drug charges
Defendant facing long prison sentence seeks to withdraw pleas

Defendant facing long prison sentence seeks to withdraw pleas

LIMA — A Lima man who in late June pleaded no contest to charges that could potentially land him behind bars for decades is seeking to withdraw ...

August 4th, 2020 |  


Kindle waives constituional right to speedy trial

Kindle waives constituional right to speedy trial

LIMA — Jeremy Kindle, 35, of Elida, waived his constitutional right to a speedy trial during a brief court appearance Tuesday.Kindle is charged ...

August 4th, 2020 |  


Lima Mall offering extended hours for Tax-Free Weekend

Lima Mall offering extended hours for Tax-Free Weekend

LIMA — The Lima Mall will offer extended hours for Tax-Free Weekend from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, and Saturday, Aug. 8, and noon to 7 p...

August 4th, 2020 |  


Lima Mall KidX hosting Back to School Party

Lima Mall KidX hosting Back to School Party

LIMA — The Lima Mall’s KidX Club Back to School Party will be from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, at center court, 2400 Elida Roa...

August 4th, 2020 |  


Births

Births

Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Medical CenterAug. 3 — Samantha and Corey Dunlap, Columbus Grove, boy; Danielle and Ryan Nieto, Ottawa, girl; Morg...

August 4th, 2020 |  


Van Wert Live staff furloughed due to COVID-19

Van Wert Live staff furloughed due to COVID-19

VAN WERT — The Van Wert Area Performing Arts Foundation announced Tuesday morning that the Van Wert Live team will be furloughed until further n...

August 4th, 2020 |  


SPORTS


Francona’s return date up in the air

Francona’s return date up in the air

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona will miss at least the club’s next two games because of a gastrointestinal issue...

August 3rd, 2020 |  


Keselowski outduels Hamlin

Keselowski outduels Hamlin

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — With about 70 laps to go in his back-and-forth battle against Brad Keselowski, Denny Hamlin radioed in to his team: “T...

August 2nd, 2020 |  


Strong starts by Bauer, DeSclafani big in Reds’ sweep of Tigers

Strong starts by Bauer, DeSclafani big in Reds’ sweep of Tigers

DETROIT (AP) — Trevor Bauer made short work of the Detroit Tigers, throwing a two-hit shutout in Cincinnati’s 4-0 victory Sunday that gave...

August 2nd, 2020 |  


Indians offense struggles again, Francona misses game

Indians offense struggles again, Francona misses game

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Mitch Garver hit his first home run of the season and the Minnesota Twins used their bullpen to string together a two-hitter ...

August 2nd, 2020 |  


Ironton kicker gets help from former Ohio State kickers

Ironton kicker gets help from former Ohio State kickers

IRONTON — This kicking story has a real kicker to it.Back in the spring, Ironton St. Joseph High School senior Jimmy Mahlmeister was just doing ...

August 2nd, 2020 updated: August 2nd, 2020. |  


Browns’ Landry says he will be ready to go sometime in August

Browns’ Landry says he will be ready to go sometime in August

CLEVELAND — Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry was placed on the active/physically unable to perform list Sunday, a day before veteran...

August 2nd, 2020 |  


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LIFESTYLE


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Births
Births

Births

Lima Memorial Health SystemJuly 30 — Abrial Goode, Lima, girl.Aug. 1 — Kylee Heiser, Paulding, boy.Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Medical...

August 3rd, 2020 |  


Lights out for venues: Entertainers struggle as coronavirus-forced focus shifts

Lights out for venues: Entertainers struggle as coronavirus-forced focus shifts

LIMA — The state of entertainment is in danger, so event organizers are having to be more creative than ever to provide safe and desirable optio...

August 3rd, 2020 updated: August 3rd, 2020. |  


Wilford Brimley, ‘Cocoon’ and ‘Natural’ actor, dies at 85

Wilford Brimley, ‘Cocoon’ and ‘Natural’ actor, dies at 85

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wilford Brimley, who worked his way up from movie stunt rider to an indelible character actor who brought gruff charm, and so...

August 2nd, 2020 |  


Get This: Rhode Island boy digs up massive 2 1/2-pound mollusk

Get This: Rhode Island boy digs up massive 2 1/2-pound mollusk

NARRAGANSETT, R.I. (AP) — An 11-year-old Rhode Island boy clamming with his grandfather found a giant quahog that is thought to be one of the la...

August 2nd, 2020 |  


Treasure hunt: 127 Yard Sale, Lincoln Highway Buy-Way kicking off

Treasure hunt: 127 Yard Sale, Lincoln Highway Buy-Way kicking off

VAN WERT — The “World’s Longest Yard Sale” will once again be coming through the area Aug. 6 through 9 with major stops in Van...

August 1st, 2020 |  


Spotlight: April Spencer creates art with sugar

Spotlight: April Spencer creates art with sugar

LAFAYETTE — Like every mom, April Spencer just wanted a nice birthday cake for her baby.“It all started when my oldest had her first birth...

August 1st, 2020 |  


OPINION


9:43 pm |    
Letter: Facts are the facts
Detroit News: Flawed men, perhaps, but great deeds

Detroit News: Flawed men, perhaps, but great deeds

The danger of erecting monuments to men is that they all stand on clay feet.Many Americans who have long been admired as geniuses or heroes are now un...

August 3rd, 2020 |  


Scott Douglas Gerber: The social justice vice presidency

Scott Douglas Gerber: The social justice vice presidency

Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee for president of the United States, will soon be announcing his choice for vice president. Biden himself...

August 3rd, 2020 |  


Letter: Our Democratic Party is gone

Letter: Our Democratic Party is gone

I am 77 years old and have voted in every election since I was 21 years old. That means I have voted in 14 presidential elections. Over the years I ha...

August 3rd, 2020 |  


Jim Krumel: A conversation with Mary, a woman with a story to tell

Jim Krumel: A conversation with Mary, a woman with a story to tell

The world is being overtaken by bellyachers, according to Mary, a 94-year-old woman I won’t forget for a long time.We talked on the phone for ab...

August 3rd, 2020 updated: August 3rd, 2020. |  


Christine Flowers: Why teachers need to get back in the classroom

Christine Flowers: Why teachers need to get back in the classroom

Teachers are now complaining about having to go back and do what they profess to love: Teach in a classroom.While I have had some unfortunate experien...

August 1st, 2020 |  


Letter: Push back on PC crowd

Letter: Push back on PC crowd

After reading the recent articles in The Lima News regarding the word “Redskins” as the Wapakoneta schools’ mascot, it is apparent t...

August 1st, 2020 |  


BUSINESS


Lofty hexagon forms Baltimore’s core

Lofty hexagon forms Baltimore’s core

Prepare to be stunned as you enter the Baltimore’s vaulted hexagonal core, where all six ceiling sections sweep up to a lofty central apex. Rich...

August 1st, 2020 |  


Cheryl Parson: Common scams keep scamming

Cheryl Parson: Common scams keep scamming

On average, the Better Business Bureau is tracking more than 150,000 scams at any one time. Here in our office at Lima, we are on the front lines of t...

August 1st, 2020 |  


Land transfers, July 23-29

Land transfers, July 23-29

The trend of the real estate market in Allen County is shown by the following report, for the week running July 23 through 29. Figures reflect the sel...

August 1st, 2020 |  


Home loan rates

Home loan rates

Rates for 30-year and 15-year, fixed-rate mortgages with zero points as of noon, Friday, July 31, 2020:Lender ` 30-year rate ` 15-year ratePartners 1s...

August 1st, 2020 |  


Legal-Ease: Becoming poor to get help with long-term care

Legal-Ease: Becoming poor to get help with long-term care

Every one of us tries to save money as we progress in our lives. Often, a huge disappointment comes later in life when we begin to contemplate the nee...

August 1st, 2020 |  


St. Rita’s named a ‘High Performing’ hospital in several areas

St. Rita’s named a ‘High Performing’ hospital in several areas

LIMA — Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Medical Center has been recognized as a High Performing Hospital for 2020-21 by U.S. News & World Repor...

August 1st, 2020 |  


STATE NEWS


One year after mass shooting, frustration in Ohio city

One year after mass shooting, frustration in Ohio city

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Tormented by mind-scarring memories and questions without answers, Dion Green has dedicated his life after the death of his ...

August 4th, 2020 updated: August 4th, 2020. |  


Give mom doctorate for raising 4 surgeons

Give mom doctorate for raising 4 surgeons

The way Lucas Henn sees it, when his father died unexpectedly in 1993 — leaving behind five children ages 10 to 15 — his mother had two ch...

August 2nd, 2020 |  


Human waste provides clues to coronavirus spread across Ohio

Human waste provides clues to coronavirus spread across Ohio

Testing will help determine where coronavirus is about to break out in Ohio, and almost everyone who uses a bathroom will be a “participant.R...

August 2nd, 2020 |  


Survivors of slain Ohio-based Marines mark grim anniversary

Survivors of slain Ohio-based Marines mark grim anniversary

CINCINNATI (AP) — Jason Dominguez remembers vividly his last conversation with David Kreuter, as they were doing an overnight security watch fro...

August 2nd, 2020 |  


Black Swamp Bird Observatory leader dies

Black Swamp Bird Observatory leader dies

OAK HARBOR, Ohio — Lois Rae Harder, a charter member with her husband, Vic, of the Black Swamp Bird Observatory and who transformed the farm whe...

August 1st, 2020 |  


Anonymous bidder drops nearly $500K to snag Batmobile, other movie replicas

Anonymous bidder drops nearly $500K to snag Batmobile, other movie replicas

CANAL FULTON — Ethan Loeffler, 4, of Medina, could barely see over the steering wheel of the “Ghostbusters” replica car he climbed i...

August 1st, 2020 |