NEWS


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Huge focus on Ohio opioid trial

A fire at 3773 Bowsher Road caused an estimated $25,000 damage Monday afternoon. Firefighters from the Shawnee, Cridersville and Perry fire department...

October 14th, 2019 updated: October 15th, 2019. |  


Mercy plans medical education center

LIMA — Construction of Mercy Health – St. Rita’s new $15 million medical residency campus will begin soon as the hospital seeks to s...

October 14th, 2019 |  


Get this: ‘But officer, I was late for my massage’

MIAMI — A Florida woman apparently put her own needs first after a car accident, and wound up in jail.Three people told Seminole County sheriff ...

October 14th, 2019 |  


Abducted girl feeling ‘stronger every day’

Abducted girl feeling ‘stronger every day’

BARRON, Wis. — Jayme Closs, the teenage girl who freed herself from her captor after she was abducted by a stranger in her home who murdered her...

October 14th, 2019 |  


Christina Ryan Claypool: Mom’s advice about getting older

Christina Ryan Claypool: Mom’s advice about getting older

The anniversary of losing someone you love can be quite painful. The calendar date, month, or season can bring back the feeling of the initial grief, ...

October 14th, 2019 |  


SPORTS


Watson outduels Mahomes, leads Texans past Chiefs

Watson outduels Mahomes, leads Texans past Chiefs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Deshaun Watson threw for 280 yards and a touchdown while running for two more, outdueling Chiefs counterpart Patrick Mah...

October 13th, 2019 |  


Seattle stops Cleveland, 32-28

Seattle stops Cleveland, 32-28

CLEVELAND (AP) — As rap music thumped from the large sound-system speakers sitting atop lockers at one end of the room, several Seattle players ...

October 13th, 2019 |  


Rain gives team an additional day to strategize at Talladega

Rain gives team an additional day to strategize at Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — When rain stopped NASCAR’s playoff race at Talladega Superspeedway, a gaggle of Chevrolet drivers headed into a pri...

October 13th, 2019 |  


Jackson runs, passes Ravens past winless Bengals 23-17

Jackson runs, passes Ravens past winless Bengals 23-17

BALTIMORE (AP) — Lamar Jackson presented the Cincinnati Bengals with a can’t-win dilemma: Try to prevent the versatile quarterback from ru...

October 13th, 2019 |  


Cross country: Shawnee girls notch WBL team championship

Cross country: Shawnee girls notch WBL team championship

DEFIANCE — At Saturday’s Western Buckeye League Championships at Defiance High School, it looked like the weather could be a factor.The te...

October 12th, 2019 |  


Cross country: Columbus Grove boys, girls claim NWC team titles

Cross country: Columbus Grove boys, girls claim NWC team titles

VAN WERT — Columbus Grove claimed boys and girls cross country team titles at Saturday’s Northwest Conference Championship.The Grove boys ...

October 12th, 2019 |  


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LIFESTYLE


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Get This: Man used Uber to transport meth in Utah

Get This: Man used Uber to transport meth in Utah

PROVO, Utah (AP) — An Uber passenger in Utah is facing charges after police say he used the ride-hailing service to transport nearly 11 pounds o...

October 13th, 2019 |  


Wanted: Veterans Day tribute

Wanted: Veterans Day tribute

Veterans Day is Nov. 11, and The Lima News is interested in hearing from our readers for a special publication planned for Nov. 10. We are seeking sto...

October 12th, 2019 |  


Real Life Mama: Building self confidence

Real Life Mama: Building self confidence

All things considered, I feel like I am a pretty good teacher to my kids. I mean, they both had my guidance to learn how to walk, be a good friend, ta...

October 12th, 2019 |  


“The Joker” – R

“The Joker” – R

The Story“Is it just me or is it getting crazier out there?” Arthur Fleck, aka “The Joker” (Joaquin Phoenix), asks his social ...

October 12th, 2019 |  


Kay and Harold Boley

Kay and Harold Boley

ELIDA — Mr. and Mrs. Harold Boley are celebrating 65 years of marriage. A surprise celebration was held this summer with extended family and fri...

October 12th, 2019 |  


David Trinko: Pizza ATM, touchscreen orders and happiness

David Trinko: Pizza ATM, touchscreen orders and happiness

Many Americans seem to share my attitude: If you want something done right, do it yourself.Most of us pump our own gas. We mow our own lawns. We sweep...

October 12th, 2019 |  


OPINION


Weinstein: Don’t increase the ethanol mandate, get rid of it

Weinstein: Don’t increase the ethanol mandate, get rid of it

What with trade wars, floods and other disruptions, this has been a tough year for America’s Midwestern farmers, especially those who grow corn....

October 14th, 2019 |  


Chase column: Nuclear power struggling to compete on a level playing field with natural gas and renewables

Chase column: Nuclear power struggling to compete on a level playing field with natural gas and renewables

Nuclear power struggling to compete on a level playing field with natural gas and renewablesWe’re now getting an idea of just how expensive buil...

October 14th, 2019 updated: October 14th, 2019. |  


Jim Krumel: Ron Larry grabbed a new life and didn’t let go

Jim Krumel: Ron Larry grabbed a new life and didn’t let go

Lima lost a great man last week.Ron Larry passed away Wednesday at age 74.You may not have known him. He had a troubled past, but in many ways, he was...

October 13th, 2019 |  


Dr. Jessica Johnson: Courageous Christians put their faith on the line against intense public scrutiny

Dr. Jessica Johnson: Courageous Christians put their faith on the line against intense public scrutiny

It was the hug seen around the nation.Brandt Jean walked off the witness stand to embrace Amber Guyger, the former Dallas police officer who shot and ...

October 13th, 2019 |  


Letter: The dumbest idea man has ever had

Letter: The dumbest idea man has ever had

> On Sunday, September 15th, Fox news ran a story about 5G. Unlike Smart Meters, 5G is gaining a foothold with the public. Why? Because the Fifth G...

October 13th, 2019 |  


Is Ohio still a major battleground state?

COLUMBUS, Ohio — By picking Ohio to host the upcoming Oct. 15 Democratic presidential debate, national Democrats are sending a message they stil...

October 12th, 2019 |  


BUSINESS


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RTA offers free rides to Makerfest

LIMA — Allen County RTA will provide free transportation to the Makerfest job fair on Saturday. Rides will run every 30 minutes from 9 a.m. to n...

October 14th, 2019 |  


Can career counselors persuade today’s youth to stay in Allen County? OMJ tests idea

Can career counselors persuade today’s youth to stay in Allen County? OMJ tests idea

LIMA — The youth exodus has long plagued Allen County, threatening to destabilize the county’s workforce as the population ages. ThereR...

October 12th, 2019 |  


Makerfest anticipates record student turnout

Makerfest anticipates record student turnout

LIMA — The return of Makerfest — hailed as the region’s largest job fair — highlights the effort among business and community...

October 12th, 2019 |  


Cheryl Parson: Consider prepping car for winter

Cheryl Parson: Consider prepping car for winter

October is National Fall Car Care Month. In my last article I recommended that fall would be a great time to prepare your home for the upcoming winter...

October 12th, 2019 |  


Home loan rates

Home loan rates

Rates for 30-year and 15-year, fixed-rate mortgages with zero points as of noon, Friday, Oct. 1, 2019:30 YR / 15 YR RATE %First Federal3.75/3.125%Firs...

October 12th, 2019 |  


STATE NEWS


Air Force base facing dilemma of aging workforce

Air Force base facing dilemma of aging workforce

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio air base is facing the increasingly common dilemma of an aging workforce.Around half of the 30,000 people who work a...

October 12th, 2019 |  


Judges reject media lawsuit to release Oregon shooter’s school records

Judges reject media lawsuit to release Oregon shooter’s school records

A three-judge panel denied the request of the Dayton Daily News and other news organizations to force the release of the Oregon District shooter’...

October 11th, 2019 |  


Joe Biden unveils list of 19 Ohio endorsements

Joe Biden unveils list of 19 Ohio endorsements

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Former Vice President Joe Biden, a Democrat running for president, unveiled a list of 19 Ohio endorsements just days before he...

October 11th, 2019 |  


Decades after her daughter’s death, a mother gets answers

Decades after her daughter’s death, a mother gets answers

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The faded photo of Rosie Hill shows a smiling teenager with her hands on her hips and a pink hat on her head, standing on ...

October 11th, 2019 |  


Judge begrudgingly declares Cleveland man wrongfully imprisoned for 1994 murder

Judge begrudgingly declares Cleveland man wrongfully imprisoned for 1994 murder

CLEVELAND, Ohio — A Cleveland man whose 1995 murder conviction was overturned after a court found that prosecutors withheld evidence during his ...

October 11th, 2019 |  


Ohio House restores tax cuts to lobbyists, lawyers; ends ‘tampon tax’

Ohio House restores tax cuts to lobbyists, lawyers; ends ‘tampon tax’

COLUMBUS — Ohio lobbyists and lawyers apparently aren’t going to lose their state income tax cuts after all.House members voted 90-0 Thurs...

October 10th, 2019 |