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US and China extend trade talks

US and China extend trade talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. and Chinese negotiators agreed Friday to extend high-level trade talks through the weekend, and President Donald Trump sa...

February 23rd, 2019 |  


Celebrating Our Spirit: Van Wert County CERT called into action

Celebrating Our Spirit: Van Wert County CERT called into action

VAN WERT — In times of emergency, the Van Wert Community Emergency Response Team team is there, to help first responders with food, water and ot...

February 23rd, 2019 |  


Celebrating Our Spirit: Putnam dog warden cares for lost, abused

Celebrating Our Spirit: Putnam dog warden cares for lost, abused

OTTAWA — When dogs are found neglected, abused and lost, it is Putnam County Chief Dog Warden Mike Schroth’s responsibility to either get ...

February 23rd, 2019 |  


Celebrating Our Spirit: Lima Memorial offers top technology at community level

Celebrating Our Spirit: Lima Memorial offers top technology at community level

LIMA — Lima Memorial Health System’s goal is to provide top-notch technology to the community so patients don’t have to leave for th...

February 23rd, 2019 |  


Celebrating Our Spirit: ONU strives for excellence

Celebrating Our Spirit: ONU strives for excellence

ADA — Ohio Northern University in Ada has been educating people since 1871.Its expertise is in its people.“We have a mission of educating ...

February 23rd, 2019 |  


Celebrating Our Spirit: OSU-Lima promotes accessibility to excellence

Celebrating Our Spirit: OSU-Lima promotes accessibility to excellence

LIMA — The Ohio State University-Lima is committed to providing the community with access to the highest-level education.Interim Dean Joseph Bra...

February 23rd, 2019 |  


SPORTS


Girls basketball: Delphos St. John’s, Ottoville set up rematch

Girls basketball: Delphos St. John’s, Ottoville set up rematch

DEFIANCE — Delphos St. John’s and Ottoville met Feb. 9 in girls basketball, where Ottoville won at St. John’s.After Saturday afterno...

February 23rd, 2019 |  


Ashland claims Division I boys bowling sectional

LIMA — Ashland finished with a 4,310 total covering three ten pin and six baker games to easily win Saturday’s Division I boys bowling sec...

February 23rd, 2019 |  


Wrestling: LCC’s Joey Caprella on a mission

Wrestling: LCC’s Joey Caprella on a mission

LIMA — Lima Central Catholic senior Joey Caprella has experienced the roller-coaster of emotions in the sport of wrestling.Last wrestling season...

February 23rd, 2019 updated: February 23rd, 2019. |  


Roundup: St. Henry tops Delphos St. John’s for outright boys basketball MAC title

Roundup: St. Henry tops Delphos St. John’s for outright boys basketball MAC title

ST. HENRY — St. Henry captured the Midwest Athletic Conference title outright with a 56-42 defeat of Delphos St. John’s.Zach Niekamp score...

February 23rd, 2019 |  


Ohio high school boys, girls basketball scores for Friday, Feb. 22

Ohio high school boys, girls basketball scores for Friday, Feb. 22

BoysAkr. East 61, Alliance Marlington 55Akr. Firestone 65, Norton 62Akr. Hoban 79, Warren JFK 26Akr. SVSM 71, Can. McKinley 51Alliance 66, Canfield 64...

February 23rd, 2019 |  


Boys basketball: Lima Senior ties for TRAC title

Boys basketball: Lima Senior ties for TRAC title

When Josiah Fulcher saw the play Lima Senior had drawn up break down, he broke toward the ball.Then he broke up Toledo Whitmer’s hopes of an und...

February 23rd, 2019 updated: February 23rd, 2019. |  


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Jane and Dale Edwards

Jane and Dale Edwards

COLUMBUS GROVE — Mr. and Mrs. Dale Edwards are celebrating 55 years of marriage.Edwards and the former Jane Barto were married Feb. 22, 1964, at...

February 23rd, 2019 |  


Real Life Mama: Feeling the anticipation

Real Life Mama: Feeling the anticipation

Looking forward to something — anything — can keep anyone motivated and full of joy for weeks. Constant thoughts of how it will go, the da...

February 23rd, 2019 |  


David Trinko: The fix is in, after I chase that loose screw

David Trinko: The fix is in, after I chase that loose screw

I don’t mean to brag, but I’m pretty good with a screwdriver.I have this really cool move. I get the screw lined up with the screwdriver, ...

February 23rd, 2019 |  


Births

Births

Lima Memorial Health SystemFeb. 13 — Jessica and Jason Whitling, Cloverdale, boy.Feb. 15 — Nicole and Josh Mahoney, Wapakoneta, girl.Feb....

February 22nd, 2019 |  


Lying to public costs celebrities, athletes

Lying to public costs celebrities, athletes

CHICAGO — Actor Jussie Smollett is accused of staging a racist, anti-gay attack on himself in Chicago in January in a celebrity scandal that has...

February 22nd, 2019 |  


Play to feature Indian song, dance

Play to feature Indian song, dance

ADA — This year’s Ohio Northern University International Play Festival will showcase ancient and modern Indian culture.Students will be pe...

February 21st, 2019 |  


OPINION


George Will: The Supreme Court can undo past confusion with its ruling on this WWI memorial

George Will: The Supreme Court can undo past confusion with its ruling on this WWI memorial

WASHINGTON — For decades the Supreme Court has entangled itself in Establishment Clause decisions that have been, in the words of Alice in Wonde...

February 23rd, 2019 |  


Say, what? Lots of blather, little action

WASHINGTON — Sens. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Bernie Sanders of Vermont are focusing their 2020 campaigns on trendy new tax-the-rich ...

February 23rd, 2019 |  


Editorial: If Jussie Smollett lied, look at the harm he caused

As TV actor Jussie Smollett told the tale, he was the victim of a politically motivated hate crime on a downtown Chicago street at 2 a.m. on a January...

February 23rd, 2019 |  


Christine M. Flowers: Knitting controversy shows micro-aggression sensitivity going too far

Christine M. Flowers: Knitting controversy shows micro-aggression sensitivity going too far

In January, a white female knitter, Karen Templer, wrote a blog about her excitement at being able to finally take a trip to India. She talked about t...

February 23rd, 2019 |  


David Trinko: The fix is in, after I chase that loose screw

David Trinko: The fix is in, after I chase that loose screw

I don’t mean to brag, but I’m pretty good with a screwdriver.I have this really cool move. I get the screw lined up with the screwdriver, ...

February 23rd, 2019 |  


Legal-Ease: Four planning frameworks

Legal-Ease: Four planning frameworks

Many of us have heard about an accident, an unexpectedly early death or an extended stay in the nursing home that leads to a life savings lost or unne...

February 23rd, 2019 |  


BUSINESS


GM’s global gamble to fund a big bet on the future

GM’s global gamble to fund a big bet on the future

DETROIT — In the summer of 2015, about a dozen of General Motors’ top brass flew to Silicon Valley for a series of not-your-father’s...

February 23rd, 2019 |  


Hammons awarded medal of valor

Hammons awarded medal of valor

LIMA — Firefighter Matt Hammons was presented with the Medal of Valor on Wednesday for his efforts in rescuing 6-year-old Landyn Douglas from a ...

February 23rd, 2019 |  


Home loan rates

Home loan rates

Rates for 30-year and 15-year, fixed-rate mortgages with zero points as of noon, Friday, Feb. 22, 2019:30 YR / 15 YR RATE %First Federal Bank4.375 / 3...

February 23rd, 2019 |  


Legal-Ease: Four planning frameworks

Legal-Ease: Four planning frameworks

Many of us have heard about an accident, an unexpectedly early death or an extended stay in the nursing home that leads to a life savings lost or unne...

February 23rd, 2019 |  


Professional employee at Van Wert state patrol post gets honor

Professional employee at Van Wert state patrol post gets honor

VAN WERT — Officials with the Ohio State Highway Patrol recently announced the recipients of the 2018 Leadership Awards during a ceremony recogn...

February 23rd, 2019 |  


Urologist joins Mercy Health-St. Rita’s

Urologist joins Mercy Health-St. Rita’s

LIMA — Mercy Health-St. Rita’s announced that Dr. Ignacio Sarmina will be joining Dr. Craig Nicholson at Mercy Health–St. Rita’...

February 22nd, 2019 updated: February 23rd, 2019. |  


STATE NEWS


Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine promises funding to fight lake algae

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine promises funding to fight lake algae

COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said this week that he plans to increase state funding in his upcoming budget proposal to fight algae grow...

February 23rd, 2019 |  


Ohio finds numerous problems at troubled county jail

Ohio finds numerous problems at troubled county jail

CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio county jail where prisoners are locked down for days because of staff shortages, dietary restrictions are ignored and t...

February 23rd, 2019 |  


Ohio governor to announce proposed gas tax increase

Ohio governor to announce proposed gas tax increase

COLUMBUS (AP) — Gov. Mike DeWine will announce Thursday his proposed recommendation for increasing the state gas tax to address a chronic shortf...

February 19th, 2019 |  


Owner of pit bull that killed Dayton man convicted

Owner of pit bull that killed Dayton man convicted

DAYTON — A Dayton man was convicted Friday for failing to control a pit bull that killed a 60-year-old Air Force veteran in 2017.Anthony D. Aust...

February 16th, 2019 |  


Ohio lawmaker seeks to reform welfare programs

Ohio lawmaker seeks to reform welfare programs

HAMILTON — Operators of Butler County public assistance programs say a bill introduced by a local lawmaker meant to streamline some welfare prog...

February 16th, 2019 |  


Report: Congressman suspects theft from campaign account

Report: Congressman suspects theft from campaign account

CLEVELAND (AP) — The re-election committee for an Ohio Republican congressman told the Federal Election Commission it suspects the campaign̵...

February 16th, 2019 |