NEWS


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Bluffton council to meet Monday
Tech-focused credentialing training for employers available at Rhodes State College

Tech-focused credentialing training for employers available at Rhodes State College

LIMA — Applications are being taken for the Ohio TechCred program at Rhodes State College through Jan. 29.TechCred helps businesses upskill thei...

January 19th, 2021 |  


Refinancing saves Perry schools taxpayers

Refinancing saves Perry schools taxpayers

PERRY TOWNSHIP — Recently, the Perry Local School District refunded the outstanding $1,405,000 and $7,195,000 of General Obligation School Facil...

January 19th, 2021 |  


Births

Births

Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Medical CenterJan. 18 — Sarah and Shawn Broecker, Spencerville, boy; Julie Dubois and Tom Sawyer, Cridersville, bo...

January 19th, 2021 |  


Economic test awaits Biden

Economic test awaits Biden

BALTIMORE — When Joe Biden entered the White House as vice president, the economy was cratering. Job losses were mounting. Stocks were crashing...

January 18th, 2021 updated: January 19th, 2021. |  


Virtual chapel service includes bishop sermon, ‘Restless for Justice’

Virtual chapel service includes bishop sermon, ‘Restless for Justice’

ADA — A virtual chapel service will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, via Ohio Northern University’s YouTube channel.Bishop Julius Trimb...

January 18th, 2021 |  


Allen County Board of Elections to meet

Allen County Board of Elections to meet

LIMA — The Allen County Board of Elections will meet at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 21 in the office, 204 N. Main St., Lima.__Approval of minutesAp...

January 18th, 2021 |  


SPORTS


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LCC names court after Bob Seggerson
Brady and Buccs move on; is Brees calling it a career?

Brady and Buccs move on; is Brees calling it a career?

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tom Brady’s best game in three tries against New Orleans kept the Buccaneers moving on in the NFL playoffs, and has Sai...

January 17th, 2021 |  


Browns are different now, but playoffs didn’t get the message

Browns are different now, but playoffs didn’t get the message

KANSAS CITY — Just like so many painful playoff losses in their past, the Browns came up achingly short — inches from a game-swinging play...

January 17th, 2021 |  


Versatile Buckeyes winning without a big man

Versatile Buckeyes winning without a big man

COLUMBUS — While the Ohio State football team was busy making its way to the National Championship Game amid a global pandemic, the Ohio State b...

January 17th, 2021 |  


Bluffton’s Schriner named soccer All-American

Bluffton’s Schriner named soccer All-American

Bluffton High School’s Jonathan Schriner was among 59 players named an All-American during Saturday’s United Soccer Coaches National Conve...

January 17th, 2021 |  


Ohio high school boys, girls basketball scores for Saturday, Jan. 16

Ohio high school boys, girls basketball scores for Saturday, Jan. 16

BoysAmherst Steele 53, Avon Lake 51Andrews Osborne Academy 63, Cle. Cent. Cath. 26Antwerp 52, Van Wert Lincolnview 47Attica Seneca E. 50, Arcadia 28Ba...

January 16th, 2021 |  


Roundup: Bluffton converts school record 25 3-pointers

Roundup: Bluffton converts school record 25 3-pointers

BLUFFTON – Bluffton set a boys basketball school record with 25 3-pointers in a 101-46 boys basketball steamrolling of Cory-Rawson Saturday nigh...

January 16th, 2021 updated: January 17th, 2021. |  


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LIFESTYLE


Gloria and John Boop

Gloria and John Boop

UNIOPOLIS — Mr. and Mrs. John Boop are celebrating 50 years of marriage. A quiet dinner for the couple is planned.Boop and the former Gloria Mih...

January 16th, 2021 |  


Mary Margaret and Robert Stolly

Mary Margaret and Robert Stolly

LIMA — Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Stolly are celebrating 65 years of marriage.Stolly and the former Mary Margaret Winkler were married Jan. 21, 1956...

January 16th, 2021 |  


A changing church: Pandemic spurs faith groups to learn technology

A changing church: Pandemic spurs faith groups to learn technology

LIMA — Kris Browning, lead pastor of Shawnee Alliance Church, laughs when he thinks about retiring in 35 years or so and helping a new pastor tr...

January 16th, 2021 |  


David Trinko: Lessons learned from labels on salad dressing

David Trinko: Lessons learned from labels on salad dressing

Two of my daughters were sitting at the dinner table, looking at the nutrition facts on the back of a bottle of ranch salad dressing.They started talk...

January 16th, 2021 |  


J.Lo, Gaga to perform at inauguration

J.Lo, Gaga to perform at inauguration

The A-list is back. How A-list? Try Lady Gaga and J. Lo. Inauguration officials announced Thursday that the glittery duo would appear in person on Jan...

January 15th, 2021 |  


MLK honored with events this weekend

MLK honored with events this weekend

REGION — There are a few events to choose from this weekend:• An event to honor Martin Luther King Jr. will begin at 1 p.m. Monday at the ...

January 14th, 2021 updated: January 15th, 2021. |  


OPINION


Dr. Jessica Johnson: The fierce urgency of now.

Dr. Jessica Johnson: The fierce urgency of now.

“We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now.”As we celebrate Martin Luther Ki...

January 17th, 2021 |  


Letter: Enough is enough

Letter: Enough is enough

This is a letter to the children running our government.Almost without exception, and no matter if they have an ‘R’ or ‘D’ beh...

January 17th, 2021 |  


Letter: Answer to double-standard

Letter: Answer to double-standard

I watched as the protest at the Capitol turned into a riot. In no way do I blame President Trump for this any more than I blame Kamala Harris for the ...

January 17th, 2021 |  


Jim Krumel column: Non-violence remains a potent weapon

Jim Krumel column: Non-violence remains a potent weapon

What is it that America has failed to hear?That was one of the questions Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. posed to an overflow crowd of more than 2,000 peop...

January 17th, 2021 |  


Michael Reagan: It’s time for Trump, Biden to suck it up

Michael Reagan: It’s time for Trump, Biden to suck it up

Everyone should be outraged at Democrats and Republicans for the damage they’ve done to the country during the last year.But right now, as the c...

January 16th, 2021 |  


Letter: How big is the solar farm?

Letter: How big is the solar farm?

After reading all of the pros and cons of the solar panel fields, no one that I recall brought this up:The amount of acres it would take up is over 2,...

January 16th, 2021 |  


BUSINESS


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Land transfers, Jan. 7-13
Legal-Ease: Waking the sleeping dogs of rural septic systems

Legal-Ease: Waking the sleeping dogs of rural septic systems

Sewage is generally classified into two categories. The first category is storm sewage, sometimes called stormwater sewage. This is sewage that result...

January 16th, 2021 |  


Hyundai, Ford F-150, Mustang Mach-E take North American Car, Truck, Utility of Year Awards

Hyundai, Ford F-150, Mustang Mach-E take North American Car, Truck, Utility of Year Awards

DETROIT — Ford Motor Co. took two of three of the 2021 North American Car, Truck and Utility Vehicle of the Year Awards announced Monday.The Hyu...

January 15th, 2021 |  


Allen County companies land $250K in JobsOhio inclusion grants

Allen County companies land $250K in JobsOhio inclusion grants

LIMA — Seven Allen County companies are set to receive $25,000 and $50,000 grants for manufacturing development projects through a new JobsOhio ...

January 12th, 2021 updated: January 12th, 2021. |  


Lima Stock + Field store among closures

Lima Stock + Field store among closures

LIMA — Stock + Field on Cable Road will close later this year, becoming the latest major retailer to vacate a storefront in Lima.Stock + Field C...

January 12th, 2021 updated: January 12th, 2021. |  


Guardian Lima talks ethanol production

Guardian Lima talks ethanol production

LIMA — Each day, Guardian Lima grinds roughly 420 acres of corn. The ethanol plant is known for its production of fuel-grade ethanol, an alterna...

January 11th, 2021 |  


Another big year for fake meat

Another big year for fake meat

Jimmy Dean, the quintessential breakfast sausage brand, is adding plant-based patties in a product debut that is as sure a sign as any that America is...

January 9th, 2021 |  


STATE NEWS


Columbus health commissioner: Early stand-by list for COVID vaccine was a ‘misstep’

Columbus health commissioner: Early stand-by list for COVID vaccine was a ‘misstep’

When patients fail to show for their COVID-19 vaccination and the shots are set to expire, Columbus Public Health turns to a wait list of patients to ...

January 17th, 2021 |  


Ohio opioid overdose deaths at 10-year high start of pandemic

Ohio opioid overdose deaths at 10-year high start of pandemic

Ohio opioid overdose deaths surged during the second quarter of 2020, making it the deadliest three-month period since the opioid epidemic began, acco...

January 17th, 2021 |  


Police: Officers, suspect wounded in struggle after break-in

Police: Officers, suspect wounded in struggle after break-in

KENT, Ohio (AP) — Two police officers responding to a report of a break-in at an Ohio home struggled with an armed suspect and were wounded by g...

January 17th, 2021 |  


‘Little old West Virginia’ sets pace on vaccine rollout

‘Little old West Virginia’ sets pace on vaccine rollout

KENOVA, W.Va. (AP) — Griffith & Feil Drug has been in business since 1892, a family-owned, small-town pharmacy. This isn’t their first...

January 17th, 2021 |  


Chillicothe to be featured in upcoming production of ‘Our Town’

Chillicothe to be featured in upcoming production of ‘Our Town’

ATHENS — The First Capital Rotary in Chillicothe knows all about the importance of honoring their hometown’s history — just look at ...

January 16th, 2021 |  


Teens tutor peers online to fill need during pandemic

Teens tutor peers online to fill need during pandemic

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — When her suburban Dallas high school was forced to move online last spring because of the coronavirus pandemic, Charvi Goy...

January 16th, 2021 |