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Shoemaker selected for State Fair Youth Choir

Shoemaker selected for State Fair Youth Choir

LIMA — Lima Senior High School student Canyon Shoemaker has been selected to this year’s All Ohio State Fair Youth Choir.The choir will pe...

June 25th, 2019 |  


Commissioners name stormwater discharge appeals board appointees

Commissioners name stormwater discharge appeals board appointees

LIMA — The Allen County commissioners appointed Kevin Bruin, Sheryl Caudill, Norman Grigsby, Chad Ulm and Timothy Williams to serve on the appea...

June 25th, 2019 |  


Grant for Spencerville FFA promotes agriculture

Grant for Spencerville FFA promotes agriculture

SPENCERVILLE — The Spencerville FFA Chapter has been awarded a grant designed to help the Spencerville community. The grant is provided through ...

June 25th, 2019 |  


Lima man charged with murder enters not guilty pleas

Lima man charged with murder enters not guilty pleas

LIMA — A Lima man charged with the shooting death last month of 63-year-old Donald Smith was among three dozen individuals arraigned Friday in A...

June 25th, 2019 |  


Lima man, 42, denies sexual contact with young girl

Lima man, 42, denies sexual contact with young girl

LIMA — A 42-year-old Lima man entered pleas of not guilty to two counts of rape and a single count of gross sexual imposition during his arraign...

June 25th, 2019 |  


SPORTS


Motorcycle series returns to Lima

Motorcycle series returns to Lima

LIMA — The last Saturday in June means the familiar roar of motorcycle engines will descend on the Allen County Fairgrounds for the annual India...

June 25th, 2019 |  


Roundup: Joseph Magoto shoots 73 for low round at junior golf tourney

Roundup: Joseph Magoto shoots 73 for low round at junior golf tourney

HARROD — Joseph Magoto shot a 2-over-par 73 in the the boys 16-18 division for the low round of the day at Tuesday’sLima Junior Golf Assoc...

June 25th, 2019 |  


Michigan beats Vandy 7-4; 1st title since ‘62 is 1 win away

Michigan beats Vandy 7-4; 1st title since ‘62 is 1 win away

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Jimmy Kerr homered for the third time in the College World Series, and Michigan beat Vanderbilt 7-4 in Game 1 of the best-of-...

June 24th, 2019 |  


On second thought…

On second thought…

Long time readers of this space thoroughly understand or should understand by now, lol, that among the greatest values of the game/sport of bowling is...

June 24th, 2019 |  


Bassitt excels at the highest level at Ashland

Bassitt excels at the highest level at Ashland

ASHLAND – Trevor Bassitt has never shied away from competition.During his high school days at Bluffton, Bassitt was dominant in the hurdles, win...

June 24th, 2019 |  


US in Cup quarterfinals

US in Cup quarterfinals

REIMS, France (AP) — Spain tested the United States like no other team at the Women’s World Cup.The U.S. looked disorganized at times faci...

June 24th, 2019 |  


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LIFESTYLE


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‘Toy Story 4’ opens below expectations with $118 million

‘Toy Story 4’ opens below expectations with $118 million

NEW YORK (AP) — “Toy Story 4” brought the box office to life with a $118 million opening weekend after a three-week slump of underpe...

June 23rd, 2019 |  


Janice and James Meredith

Janice and James Meredith

LIMA — Mr. and Mrs. James Meredith are celebrating 65 years of marriage. A private reception and family dinner will be held.Meredith and the for...

June 22nd, 2019 |  


Real Life Mama:

Real Life Mama:

I haven’t taken as many pictures of my kids lately. I know, some people are probably thinking “well, you have over 20,000 pics on your pho...

June 22nd, 2019 |  


Irene and Tom Barnhart

Irene and Tom Barnhart

LIMA — Mr. and Mrs. Tom Barnhart are celebrating 50 years of marriage. A mass at St. Rose and a family dinner at Casa Lu Al are planned.Barnhart...

June 22nd, 2019 |  


Marilyn and Steve Montgomery

Marilyn and Steve Montgomery

ELIDA — Mr. and Mrs. Steve Montgomery are celebrating 50 years of marriage with a celebration at Old Barn Out Back at a later date.Montgomery an...

June 22nd, 2019 |  


Ruth and Russell Koontz

Ruth and Russell Koontz

BLUFFTON — Mr. and Mrs. Russell Koontz are celebrating 60 years of marriage. A private family dinner is planned.Koontz and the former Ruth Augsb...

June 22nd, 2019 |  


OPINION


Letter: America adrift from moral decency

Letter: America adrift from moral decency

The Thursday, June 20, article in the Sports section about the two women who will be playing soccer for the U.S. and are planning a December wedding i...

June 24th, 2019 |  


Letter: Jimmy Lee is what Lima’s about

My husband and I were puttering in the yard this week and decided we should remove a small ornamental tree that didn’t survive the winter. I mea...

June 24th, 2019 |  


Another View: UAW’s problems in spotlight

It was a bitter blow for the United Auto Workers when it narrowly lost a bid to represent assembly line workers at Volkswagen’s Chattanooga, Ten...

June 24th, 2019 |  


Editorial: Democratic debates in Miami will set the tone for 2020 presidential elections

It’s all set. Now all eyes will be on Miami as our city hosts the season’s first Democratic presidential primary debates.A record 20 conte...

June 23rd, 2019 |  


Glenn Mollette: What we want, need and get not always the same.

Glenn Mollette: What we want, need and get not always the same.

What Do Americans Want?This question is always relevant and politicians now in the heat of rhetoric war each believe they have the answer. Americans h...

June 23rd, 2019 |  


Jim Krumel Grapevine: Ohio drivers about to get gassed

Jim Krumel Grapevine: Ohio drivers about to get gassed

In another week Ohio motorists will be paying an additional 10.5-cents per gallon gasoline tax and 19-cents per gallon for diesel. The July 1st increa...

June 22nd, 2019 |  


BUSINESS


AEP recognizes local companies

AEP recognizes local companies

LIMA — The Ohio State University-Lima, Rhodes State College and Central Mutual Insurance in Van Wert were among the 20 companies recognized by A...

June 22nd, 2019 |  


Losing optimism

Losing optimism

ALLEN COUNTY — Empty fields stretch for miles in this region of northwest Ohio, which has experienced one of the wettest growing seasons in rece...

June 22nd, 2019 |  


Cheryl Parson: Job-seeking scams

Cheryl Parson: Job-seeking scams

Work-from-home. Telecommuting. Remote employment. Flex jobs. Gigs. These are just a few of the names for not being required to go to an office or plac...

June 22nd, 2019 |  


Land transfers, June 13-19

Land transfers, June 13-19

The trend of the real estate market in Allen County is shown by the following report, for the week running June 13 through June 19. Figures reflect th...

June 22nd, 2019 |  


Home loan rates

Home loan rates

Rates for 30-year and 15-year, fixed-rate mortgages with zero points as of noon, Friday, June 21, 2019:30 YR / 15 YR RATE %First Federal3.75/3.25%Stat...

June 22nd, 2019 |  


Legal-Ease: Alternative energy leases

Legal-Ease: Alternative energy leases

There are seven considerations I recommend for people who are asked to enter into a lease of their land for alternative energy projects like solar or ...

June 22nd, 2019 |  


STATE NEWS


Democratic candidate Sanders to speak at black press meeting

Democratic candidate Sanders to speak at black press meeting

CINCINNATI (AP) — Democratic presidential contender Sen. Bernie Sanders will be the featured speaker at a black press convention that begins Tue...

June 25th, 2019 |  


Lawyers pause plan to divide any national opioid settlement

Lawyers pause plan to divide any national opioid settlement

CLEVELAND (AP) — State and local governments suing over the toll of a nationwide opioid crisis agree that companies in the drug industry should ...

June 25th, 2019 |  


Businesses urge state to pull low-wage workers back from ‘cliff’

Businesses urge state to pull low-wage workers back from ‘cliff’

Facing both low unemployment and mounting workforce problems, Ohio businesses are casting an eye toward the “benefit cliff.”That figurativ...

June 23rd, 2019 |  


Court provides beacon of hope for human trafficking victims

Court provides beacon of hope for human trafficking victims

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — At the very end of a long municipal court hallway that mostly smells of sweat and despair, Vanessa Perkins turns slowly as...

June 23rd, 2019 |  


Ohio says shutting Michigan pipeline would impact refineries

Ohio says shutting Michigan pipeline would impact refineries

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Operators of refineries in Ohio are worried that a potential shutdown of a Great Lakes oil pipeline in Michigan could push u...

June 23rd, 2019 |  


HS baseball team lost for 3 years running, yet never gave up

HS baseball team lost for 3 years running, yet never gave up

CINCINNATI (AP) — As he stands in the dugout watching his team take the field on a sunny April afternoon, Fred James thinks today might be the d...

June 22nd, 2019 |