NEWS


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Bluffton library hosting Growing and Eating Mushrooms

Bluffton library hosting Growing and Eating Mushrooms

BLUFFTON — Bluffton University professor Robert Antibus will present Growing and Eating Mushrooms at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, at the Bluffton Pu...

June 23rd, 2019 |  


Bluffton library hosting Make and Takes

Bluffton library hosting Make and Takes

BLUFFTON — The Bluffton Public Library will host Make and Takes for grades kindergarten through 5 at 1 p.m. Tuesdays at the library, 145 S. Main...

June 23rd, 2019 |  


Bluffton library hosting Writing your Family Story

Bluffton library hosting Writing your Family Story

BLUFFTON — Bluffton University Professor Jeff Gundy will lead the program Writing your Family Story at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, at the Bluffton P...

June 23rd, 2019 |  


Bath’s Ward ready for senior year

Bath’s Ward ready for senior year

BATH TOWNSHIP — Madison Ward, 17, an incoming senior at Bath High School, is hoping to go into the nursing or engineering field when she graduat...

June 23rd, 2019 |  


Get This: Georgia sheriff steps in after 140 people skipped jury duty

Get This: Georgia sheriff steps in after 140 people skipped jury duty

DUBLIN, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia sheriff says he had to get involved when nearly three-fourths of people summoned for jury duty in his county failed...

June 23rd, 2019 |  


Editorial: Removing blight in Lima needs to remain a priority

Editorial: Removing blight in Lima needs to remain a priority

Recent claims are unfounded in regards to the City of Lima neglecting the south side when tearing down blighted buildings. However, those accusations ...

June 22nd, 2019 |  


SPORTS


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Bradley delivers, Indians sweep Tigers

Bradley delivers, Indians sweep Tigers

CLEVELAND (AP) — Bobby Bradley was showered with applause when he ran onto the field, then soaked with beer upon returning to the home clubhouse...

June 23rd, 2019 |  


Cavs expect Beilein to develop young talent

Cavs expect Beilein to develop young talent

CLEVELAND — New Cavaliers coach John Beilein will find much he doesn’t know as an NBA rookie.But with three first-round picks, two of them...

June 23rd, 2019 |  


Reds, Indians also threatened to move in the 1960s

Reds, Indians also threatened to move in the 1960s

The suggestion last week by the owners of the Tampa Bay Rays that they are considering a plan to play half their games in St. Petersburg, Fla. and the...

June 23rd, 2019 |  


Lehhart wins Spencerville Summerfest 5K Run in record time

Lehhart wins Spencerville Summerfest 5K Run in record time

SPENCERVILLE — Kevin Lehhart, age 26, of Spencerville won Saturday’s Summerfest 5K Run in a record time of 16 minutes, 42.9 seconds.Also f...

June 22nd, 2019 |  


Locos lose to Steam

Locos lose to Steam

LIMA — The Cincinnati Steam looked right at home at cozy Simmons Field.The Steam pounded out five home runs in a 13-2 rout of the Lima Locos Sat...

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Brewers bring end to Reds’ winning streak

Brewers bring end to Reds’ winning streak

MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Brewers manager Craig Counsell juggled his lineup, hoping for a spark. Yasmani Grandal certainly delivered it.Grandal led ...

June 22nd, 2019 |  


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LIFESTYLE


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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 |  


David Trinko: Trading a quiet home for laughter

David Trinko: Trading a quiet home for laughter

Whenever my kids ask me what I want, I’ll answer the same thing: Peace and quiet.After a week with a lot of that, I’ll have to alter my an...

June 22nd, 2019 |  


NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn’t happen this week

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn’t happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared wide...

June 22nd, 2019 |  


Get This: Musicians tell us their most weird experiences

Get This: Musicians tell us their most weird experiences

To most outsiders, a musician’s life is considered glamorous and enviable. After all, they perform in front of crowds, who cheer for them, trave...

June 22nd, 2019 |  


OPINION


Tom Purcell: Another debt record falls

Tom Purcell: Another debt record falls

Breaking news: Federal spending is out of control.I’m kidding, of course. Spending, deficits and debt have been out of control for years. ItR...

June 22nd, 2019 |  


Christine M. Flowers: Democrats disrespect Joe Biden by not appreciating his past

Christine M. Flowers: Democrats disrespect Joe Biden by not appreciating his past

As former Vice President Joe Biden has embarked on his latest campaign for the presidency, I’ve been reminded about why I left the Democratic Pa...

June 22nd, 2019 |  


Commentary: Burnout a crisis among physicians in training

This month, the American Medical Association invested $15 million dollars in eight ambitious programs to address the workplace needs of our current he...

June 22nd, 2019 |  


David Trinko: Trading a quiet home for laughter

David Trinko: Trading a quiet home for laughter

Whenever my kids ask me what I want, I’ll answer the same thing: Peace and quiet.After a week with a lot of that, I’ll have to alter my an...

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 |  


BUSINESS


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Losing optimism
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 |  


Celina attorney inducted into fellowship

Celina attorney inducted into fellowship

CELINA — Amy Ikerd, of Celina, was inducted into the Ohio State Bar Foundation’s honorary fellows program at the Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judi...

June 21st, 2019 |  


Union boss: Trade deal will ‘suck jobs’

Union boss: Trade deal will ‘suck jobs’

TAYLOR, Mich. — AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka rallied workers Wednesday to oppose the new trade deal reached between the United States, Mexic...

June 20th, 2019 |  


STATE NEWS


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 |  


Gazebo where Ohio officer killed Tamir Rice moves to Chicago

Gazebo where Ohio officer killed Tamir Rice moves to Chicago

CLEVELAND (AP) — The gazebo where 12-year-old Tamir Rice was fatally shot by a white policeman in Cleveland is being rebuilt in Chicago as a tem...

June 22nd, 2019 |  


Environmentalists warn: Balloons provide no joy for wildlife

Environmentalists warn: Balloons provide no joy for wildlife

DETROIT (AP) — Environmental advocates are raising awareness about the dangers of balloons for wildlife in the Great Lakes and elsewhere.Volunte...

June 22nd, 2019 |