NEWS


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Rape trial of Elida man underway
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George Lopez added to Civic Center lineup
Senate approves impeachment trial rules, puts off witnesses

Senate approves impeachment trial rules, puts off witnesses

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate plunged into President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial with Republicans abruptly abandoning plans to cram op...

January 22nd, 2020 |  


Rape trial of Elida man underway

Rape trial of Elida man underway

LIMA — The alleged victim in the rape trial of Elida resident John Kehoe told jurors Tuesday she was digitally penetrated, forced to perform ora...

January 22nd, 2020 updated: January 22nd, 2020. |  


Attorney’s departure could delay Lima man’s trial

Attorney’s departure could delay Lima man’s trial

LIMA — An 11th-hour change of attorneys could push back the March 3 jury trial of a Lima man.Marquavius Shurelds, 29, of Lima, appeared in Allen...

January 22nd, 2020 updated: January 22nd, 2020. |  


Bath overlay vote expected March 3

Bath overlay vote expected March 3

BATH TOWNSHIP —Trustees for Bath Township are still considering differences between two proposals on the state Route 309 Corridor Overlay Distri...

January 22nd, 2020 updated: January 22nd, 2020. |  


Whitaker named to dean’s list at Mount Vernon Nazarene University

MOUNT VERNON — Connor D. Whitaker has been named to the dean’s list for the 2019 fall semester at Mount Vernon Nazarene University.Whitake...

January 22nd, 2020 |  


SPORTS


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Lima Senior grad Thompson resilient in hoops career
Browns’ OBJ recovering from surgery

Browns’ OBJ recovering from surgery

CLEVELAND — Odell Beckham Jr. is expected to make a full recovery following surgery on a core muscle injury that limited the star wide receiver ...

January 21st, 2020 |  


Lima Central High School athlete recalls trip to state in 1943

Lima Central High School athlete recalls trip to state in 1943

Ken Harrod doesn’t run theF basketball floor like he did 77 years ago, but he is still in remarkably good shape for his age. He attributes his h...

January 21st, 2020 updated: January 21st, 2020. |  


Bannister brings new voice to Lima sports talk, but Koza mainstays will remain

Bannister brings new voice to Lima sports talk, but Koza mainstays will remain

How do you replace a local legend?In the case of Marty Bannister, who began filling the role Vince Koza had as the host of 93.1 The Fan’s aftern...

January 21st, 2020 updated: January 21st, 2020. |  


Coombs returns to Ohio State

Coombs returns to Ohio State

COLUMBUS — Perhaps the worst-kept secret in Ohio State football became reality on Monday when Kerry Coombs returned to the Buckeyes’ coach...

January 21st, 2020 updated: January 21st, 2020. |  


Dayton in top 10 for first time since ’67

Dayton in top 10 for first time since ’67

The University of Dayton’s No. 7 ranking in this week’s men’s basketball Top 25 is the first time the Flyers have been in the top 10...

January 20th, 2020 |  


Mahomes lifts Chiefs to Super Bowl

Mahomes lifts Chiefs to Super Bowl

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — With his best imitation of a tightrope walker, Patrick Mahomes high-wired the Kansas City Chiefs into their first Super ...

January 19th, 2020 |  


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LIFESTYLE


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George Lopez added to Civic Center lineup
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The Etude Club
Births

Births

Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Medical CenterJan. 21 — Brandy Lee and Jeffrey Newman, Lima, boy. .neFileBlock { margin-bottom: 20px; } .neFileBl...

January 21st, 2020 |  


‘Parasite’ wins at SAG Awards, so do Pitt and Aniston

‘Parasite’ wins at SAG Awards, so do Pitt and Aniston

“Parasite” has officially infected Hollywood’s award season. Bong Joon Ho’s Korean class satire became the first foreign langu...

January 20th, 2020 |  


Births

Births

Lima Memorial Health SystemJan. 14 — Cassidy and Seth Folk, Lakeview, girl.Jan. 16 — Susan and Joseph Calvelage, Delphos, girl.Jan. 17 &...

January 20th, 2020 |  


‘Bad Boys for Life’ debuts so good with box office top spot

‘Bad Boys for Life’ debuts so good with box office top spot

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two “Bad Boys” were too good for one “Dolittle” at the box office.“Bad Boys for Life” sta...

January 19th, 2020 |  


Get This: Police say tear gas smoked out suspects in pot burglary

Get This: Police say tear gas smoked out suspects in pot burglary

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a SWAT team was forced to smoke out suspects in an Albuquerque marijuana dispensary burglary that spark...

January 19th, 2020 |  


Local university exhibits focus on child labor, gun violence

Local university exhibits focus on child labor, gun violence

LIMA — Local university art galleries are not just for students and faculty to enjoy, especially when its exhibits are based on controversial su...

January 18th, 2020 |  


OPINION


Letter: The battle for No. 1

Letter: The battle for No. 1

Larry Donaldson says President Trump has a bigger bull horn, bigger pulpit and a big mouth.The president is No. 2 in that category. Larry is way out f...

January 21st, 2020 |  


John Grindrod: From the Wrights’ flight to on top of Old Smoky

John Grindrod: From the Wrights’ flight to on top of Old Smoky

On the second half of my favorite 2019 leisurely sojourn, Lady Jane and I moved on from the city with that terrific boardwalk, Virginia Beach, to my f...

January 21st, 2020 |  


John M. Crisp: Senate trial needs deliberation, not speed___

John M. Crisp: Senate trial needs deliberation, not speed___

Did House Speaker Nancy Pelosi overplay her hand by delaying the articles of impeachment for a month before submitting them to the Senate on Jan. 16?A...

January 20th, 2020 |  


Letter: A parent’s right to educational choice

Parents have the right to form their children in body, mind, and spirit, so I write to share my thoughts on increasing educational opportunities for f...

January 20th, 2020 |  


Jerry Zezima: A real wake-up call

Jerry Zezima: A real wake-up call

I am not easily alarmed, except when I look in the mirror to shave, but my house is. That’s because the alarm keeps blaring. According to Judy, ...

January 20th, 2020 |  


Editorial: Barberton school district is doing the right thing

Editorial: Barberton school district is doing the right thing

The Barberton City School District is doing the prudent thing by allowing some members of the Magics boys basketball team to engage in silent protest ...

January 20th, 2020 |  


BUSINESS


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Aldi — a budget Shangri-La
Leadership changes at Mercy Health-St. Rita’s

Leadership changes at Mercy Health-St. Rita’s

LIMA — Mercy Health-St. Rita’s has a new chief clinical officer and chief operating officer.Dr. Matt Owens, the former chief medical offic...

January 18th, 2020 |  


Another strong year forecast for new-car sales

Another strong year forecast for new-car sales

LIMA — New car sales in Allen County continued to grow in 2019, and industry experts predict the trend will continue nationwide during 2020.Last...

January 18th, 2020 |  


Don’t shop this way in 2020

Don’t shop this way in 2020

Overspending can be a serious downer for your budget.Kind of like that person in the movie theater who kicks the back of your seat: It’s annoyin...

January 18th, 2020 |  


Make this the year you stop wasting food (and money)

Make this the year you stop wasting food (and money)

Who hasn’t felt the shame of a refrigerator purge? You’re sentenced to face the forgotten leftovers, fuzzy produce and years-old salad dre...

January 18th, 2020 |  


Land transfers, Jan. 9-15

Land transfers, Jan. 9-15

The trend of the real estate market in Allen County is shown by the following report, for the week running Jan. 9 through Jan. 15. Figures reflect the...

January 18th, 2020 |  


Cheryl Parson: How to avoid tax fraud

Cheryl Parson: How to avoid tax fraud

The Better Business Bureau has some suggestions for consumers and business owners for keeping their tax information secure and avoiding tax-related sc...

January 18th, 2020 |  


STATE NEWS


Florida man misses Canton court date in 20-year-old abuse case

Florida man misses Canton court date in 20-year-old abuse case

CANTON — A former Carroll County man accused of child sex abuse in a 20-year-old case didn’t show up for a plea hearing Tuesday.Robert Hic...

January 21st, 2020 |  


Ohio Senate bill would ban abortions performed through telemedicine

Ohio Senate bill would ban abortions performed through telemedicine

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A new Ohio General Assembly bill would ban abortions performed with the use of telemedicine.The Ohio Department of Health doesn...

January 21st, 2020 |  


Meijer will expand program allowing purchase of nearly sell-by date food at discount prices

Meijer will expand program allowing purchase of nearly sell-by date food at discount prices

Meijer plans to roll out to all of its stores its partnership with app Flashfood — which allows consumers to buy food nearing its sell-by date a...

January 21st, 2020 |  


State lawmakers propose raising bar to pass future tax increases

State lawmakers propose raising bar to pass future tax increases

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A group of state lawmakers, including the leaders of the Ohio Senate, wants to amend the state constitution to make it harder f...

January 21st, 2020 |  


Court rejects use of system to assess candidates for bail

Court rejects use of system to assess candidates for bail

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has rejected a recommendation that tools used to measure offenders’ suitability for being rel...

January 21st, 2020 |  


What’s hiding in Ohio police department’s evidence room?

What’s hiding in Ohio police department’s evidence room?

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Every time Sgt. Edward Mack passes the box of evidence in Jane Doe’s unsolved 1987 homicide, he raps his knuckles on t...

January 19th, 2020 |