NEWS


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Lima police investigating Saturday morning brawl at pub
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NAACP alleges racial profiling
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Registered sex offender wanted by Mercer County authorities
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Allen County population shrinking
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Bluffton first grader earns Live Saving Award
ODOT: new budget to help RTA, amount unknown

ODOT: new budget to help RTA, amount unknown

LIMA — The Allen County Regional Transit Authority will most likely receive some additional state dollars over the next two years from the recen...

April 17th, 2019 updated: April 17th, 2019. |  


Wassenberg Art Center hosting Pint Night

Wassenberg Art Center hosting Pint Night

VAN WERT — Pint Night will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 25 at the Wassenberg Art Center, 214 S. Washington St., Van Wert.Heidelberg Distr...

April 17th, 2019 |  


Supreme Court’s Stewart visits Lima

Supreme Court’s Stewart visits Lima

LIMA — Ohio Supreme Court Justice Melody Stewart, the first African American woman elected to the state’s highest court, on Wednesday visi...

April 17th, 2019 |  


Kalida garage sales scheduled

Kalida garage sales scheduled

KALIDA — The Kalida area garage sales will be from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 25; Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27. Maps will be av...

April 17th, 2019 |  


Lunch and learn scheduled for incarceration reentry information

Lunch and learn scheduled for incarceration reentry information

LEIPSIC — There will be a lunch and learn on Reentry Pathways for Returning Citizens at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 25, at the Leipsic Community Cen...

April 17th, 2019 |  


Putnam Co. museum to create military display

Putnam Co. museum to create military display

KALIDA — Military uniforms from World War I and II, military hats, mess kits, canteens and Purple Hearts among other awards are on display at Pu...

April 17th, 2019 |  


SPORTS


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Dodgers power past Reds
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Celina edges Bath
Sweep! NHL-best Lightning ousted in record speed by Columbus

Sweep! NHL-best Lightning ousted in record speed by Columbus

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning ended up on the wrong side of NHL history, getting swept in the first round of the playoffs after ...

April 16th, 2019 |  


Area Roundup: Philpot fans 12 in Paulding win

HIGH SCHOOLBaseballPaulding 2, Allen East 1PAULDING — Paulding’s Westen Philpot scattered three hits over seven innings of work while stri...

April 16th, 2019 |  


Titan tennis continues to roll

Titan tennis continues to roll

OTTAWA – The Ottawa-Glandorf boys tennis team was coming off a title in the Van Wert Invitational when they hosted Wapakoneta Monday night at th...

April 15th, 2019 updated: April 16th, 2019. |  


What can I say…

What can I say…

This has been an incredible season on the lanes.It has been loaded with so many events and stories and even added stories created within my own mind. ...

April 15th, 2019 |  


Cherono sprints to win

Cherono sprints to win

BOSTON (AP) — The two-time Boston Marathon champion turned onto Boylston Street with a sliver of a lead, leaning in front of two others with the...

April 15th, 2019 |  


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LIFESTYLE


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Births
Christopher Stark Wood

Christopher Stark Wood

LIMA — It was April 1824, and Christopher Stark Wood was on the move.Wood was always on the move; had been since picking up his Kentucky long ri...

April 17th, 2019 updated: April 17th, 2019. |  


Births

Births

Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Medical CenterApril 15 — Amanda Custer and Kyle Moonen, Lima, girl; Alexia Makin and Parker Roach, Lima, girl; Lea...

April 16th, 2019 |  


Pulitzers given to Aretha Franklin, author Richard Powers

Pulitzers given to Aretha Franklin, author Richard Powers

NEW YORK — Aretha Franklin received an honorary Pulitzer Prize on Monday, as judges praised the Queen of Soul “for her indelible contribut...

April 16th, 2019 |  


Births

Births

Lima Memorial Health SystemApril 12 — Courtney Bartz, Van Wert, girl; Windy Bennett and Larry Shoemaker Jr., Lima, girl; Heather and Tony Swine...

April 15th, 2019 |  


HBO looks beyond ‘Game of Thrones,’ maybe back to a prequel

HBO looks beyond ‘Game of Thrones,’ maybe back to a prequel

LOS ANGELES — When the last drop — or gallon — of blood is shed and an exultant victor has ascended to the Iron Throne, viewers may ...

April 15th, 2019 |  


Aretha Franklin’s gospel film finally arrives

Aretha Franklin’s gospel film finally arrives

Music annals tell us about legendary lost projects that got released long after the fact.The Beach Boys’ “Smile.” Bob Dylan’s ...

April 14th, 2019 |  


OPINION


Ana Veciana-Suarez: Technology has made us trade our privacy for convenience

Ana Veciana-Suarez: Technology has made us trade our privacy for convenience

For a while now The Hubby and I have been debating the purchase of a voice-activated smart speaker, not because we need it but because so many people ...

April 17th, 2019 |  


Llewellyn King: Can You Mourn a Building? Yes, If It’s Notre Dame

Llewellyn King: Can You Mourn a Building? Yes, If It’s Notre Dame

Can one mourn a building, cry for it as one weeps for a loved one? Yes, if this loved one is Notre Dame Cathedral.I am mourning after the fire that gu...

April 16th, 2019 |  


Letter: Vote to help your neighbor

Letter: Vote to help your neighbor

In Scripture we hear of a time when Jesus was asked, “What must I do to inherit eternal life?” The response was, “Love the Lord your...

April 16th, 2019 |  


Letter: Bath fire levy makes sense

Letter: Bath fire levy makes sense

I am writing to show my support for the Bath Township Fire Department Renewal Levy on May 7. This is a renewal levy, which means no additional taxes t...

April 16th, 2019 |  


Editorial: Marsy’s Law’ careening toward collision with US Constitution

An iron curtain of secrecy has fallen between the people of Florida and the government that’s supposed to keep them safe from crime. The new con...

April 16th, 2019 |  


John Grindrod: Watch for that advertising sleight of hand

John Grindrod: Watch for that advertising sleight of hand

Back in my days of hanging around elementary gyms when my kiddos were wearing the red and gold of the St. Charles Redwings during the CYO portion of t...

April 16th, 2019 |  


BUSINESS


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Ohio’s milking business going dry
Farming for the next generation

Farming for the next generation

WAYNESFIELD — Brothers Lee and Brandon Turner are springing into their first fiscal year operating Scioto Prairie Farms in Auglaize County. Alth...

April 13th, 2019 |  


Mercer County farmer brings concerns to Capitol Hill

Mercer County farmer brings concerns to Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON, D.C. — More than 100 Ohio Farm Bureau members, many of them farmers, visited Capitol Hill to speak with their district representativ...

April 13th, 2019 |  


Land transfers, April 4-10

Land transfers, April 4-10

The trend of the real estate market in Allen County is shown by the following report, for the week running April 4 through April 10. Figures reflect t...

April 13th, 2019 |  


Cheryl Parson: Spring scams popping up like weeds

Cheryl Parson: Spring scams popping up like weeds

It’s spring! Inevitably, with spring comes crabgrass and dandelions. There is something else that sprouts up every spring just as regularly and ...

April 13th, 2019 |  


Home loan rates

Home loan rates

Rates for 30-year and 15-year, fixed-rate mortgages with zero points as of noon, Friday, April 12, 2019:30 YR / 15 YR RATE %First Federal Bank4.125 / ...

April 13th, 2019 |  


STATE NEWS


Doctor’s dosing prompts a look at more hospital regulation

Doctor’s dosing prompts a look at more hospital regulation

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — How might Ohio better regulate hospitals following allegations that an intensive care doctor ordered excessive painkiller ...

April 17th, 2019 |  


Competing proposals could dictate sports betting in Ohio

Competing proposals could dictate sports betting in Ohio

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — While questions remain about whether sports betting can be legalized in Ohio without a statewide vote, competing proposals i...

April 17th, 2019 |  


Activist behind anti-abortion heartbeat bill not at signing

Activist behind anti-abortion heartbeat bill not at signing

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — One of the nation’s fiercest advocates for banning abortions at the first detectable heartbeat was missing when Repu...

April 16th, 2019 |  


Ohio inmate who stabbed 4 prisoners goes on hunger strike

Ohio inmate who stabbed 4 prisoners goes on hunger strike

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An inmate who stabbed four fellow prisoners and a guard in separate, bloody attacks that led to internal prison security c...

April 16th, 2019 |  


Ohio schools must notify parents of absent children

Ohio schools must notify parents of absent children

Ohio public schools are on the clock to notify a student’s parent or guardian within two hours if the student is absent from school without a no...

April 15th, 2019 updated: April 15th, 2019. |  


Ohio curlers at home in International Bonspiel

Ohio curlers at home in International Bonspiel

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — The four members of the Team Winnie the Pooh live more than 3,800 miles from the Fairbanks Curling Club.However, the Oh...

April 15th, 2019 |