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Today’s latest updates on the coronavirus pandemic

Today’s latest updates on the coronavirus pandemic

• COVID-19 cases, deathsAllen County: Cases: 321. Deaths: 41. Updated 2 p.m. 7/6/20Auglaize County: Cases: 107. Deaths: 4. Updated 2 p.m. 7/6/20...

July 6th, 2020 |  



NEWS


7:30 pm |      
Lima Aglow to meet
Regional Planning Commission advisory committees to meet

Regional Planning Commission advisory committees to meet

LIMA — The Lima-Allen County Regional Planning Commission Citizens Advisory Committee will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 21, at the commission o...

July 6th, 2020 |  


Supreme Court Justice meet and greet set

Supreme Court Justice meet and greet set

OTTAWA — There will be a meet and greet with Supreme Court Justices Sharon Kennedy and Judi French at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 14, at the Putnam Cou...

July 6th, 2020 |  


Kenton man arrested for home intrusion, vehicle theft; attempts suicide in Allen County jail

Kenton man arrested for home intrusion, vehicle theft; attempts suicide in Allen County jail

LIMA — A Kenton man who broke into a garage and stole a vehicle, leading police on a high-speed chase — and who later attempted to commit ...

July 6th, 2020 |  


John Michael Montgomery named Van Wert Fair replacement headliner

John Michael Montgomery named Van Wert Fair replacement headliner

VAN WERT — Country artists John Michael Montgomery and David Nail have been named as the new entertainment for the Van Wert County Fair on Sept....

July 6th, 2020 |  


Jammin’ in July live music events set in downtown Ottawa

Jammin’ in July live music events set in downtown Ottawa

OTTAWA — Jammin’ in July will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays July 9, 23 and 30 at the Rex Center, downtown Ottawa.Bring lawn chairs or...

July 6th, 2020 |  


Ohio extends jobless benefits by another 20 weeks

Ohio extends jobless benefits by another 20 weeks

LIMA — Ohioans who exhaust their regular unemployment benefits and the 13 weeks of federal Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) m...

July 6th, 2020 updated: July 6th, 2020. |  


SPORTS


Harvick outlasts Hamlin for Brickyard 400 win

Harvick outlasts Hamlin for Brickyard 400 win

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kevin Harvick turned up the heat on Denny Hamlin late in the Brickyard 400.And on a cooling track, Hamlin’s worn tires...

July 5th, 2020 |  


Three decades of the best football players Ohio State has faced

Three decades of the best football players Ohio State has faced

When the Big Ten Network announced its All-Decade team last week it reminded me how many great players I have seen play against Ohio State in writing ...

July 5th, 2020 |  


Wolff shoots 64 to take Rocket Mortgage Classic lead

Wolff shoots 64 to take Rocket Mortgage Classic lead

DETROIT (AP) — Matthew Wolff had a roller-coaster round that went well enough Saturday to give him a three-shot lead in the Rocket Mortgage Clas...

July 4th, 2020 |  


Dixon breaks through at Indianapolis with victory in GP

Dixon breaks through at Indianapolis with victory in GP

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — It took Scott Dixon 12 years to make a second trip to victory lane at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.He’s already plottin...

July 4th, 2020 |  


Competitive environment crucial for young Tigers

Competitive environment crucial for young Tigers

DETROIT (AP) — Grayson Greiner compared it to college, and JaCoby Jones wonders if it’s possible to make this training camp a little more ...

July 4th, 2020 |  


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LIFESTYLE


12:31 pm |    
Births
7:00 am |    
Best of the Region: Quiz
Get This: ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ car with Confederate flag to stay

Get This: ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ car with Confederate flag to stay

VOLO, Ill. (AP) — A northern Illinois auto museum has no plan to stop displaying a Dodge Charger from the “Dukes of Hazzard” televis...

July 5th, 2020 |  


Best of the Region: Quiz

Best of the Region: Quiz

Best of the Region, featuring our readers’ favorite things in the area, will be published Sunday, July 26. We asked for your opinions on 75 cate...

July 5th, 2020 |  


Real Life Mama: Soaking up the adoration

Real Life Mama: Soaking up the adoration

I am not very good at painting nails. I never have been. Very tiny, detailed things just have never been my forte. Add in some super small 5-year-old ...

July 4th, 2020 |  


Betty and Miles Hefner

Betty and Miles Hefner

ELIDA — Mr. and Mrs. Miles Hefner are celebrating 76 years of marriage. A card shower would be appreciated.Hefner and the former Betty Painter w...

July 4th, 2020 |  


Roberta and Donald Beemer

Roberta and Donald Beemer

BEAVERDAM — Mr. and Mrs. Donald Beemer are celebrating 50 years of marriage.Beemer and the former Roberta Wolfe were married July 3, 1970, at St...

July 4th, 2020 |  


Michele and Thomas Simmonds

Michele and Thomas Simmonds

ELIDA — Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Simmonds are celebrating 30 years of marriage.Simmonds and the former Michele DeLaughter were married June 30, 1990,...

July 4th, 2020 |  


OPINION


8:09 pm |    
Jim Krumel: A lot was riding on family’s bike trip

Jim Krumel: A lot was riding on family’s bike trip

Ann Cox and her three children — Elena, Olivia and Owen — were on a mission, and they weren’t going to let the coronavirus stop them...

July 5th, 2020 |  


Noah Smith: Coronavirus brings American decline out in the open

Noah Smith: Coronavirus brings American decline out in the open

The U.S.’s decline started with little things that people got used to. Americans drove past empty construction sites and didn’t even think...

July 4th, 2020 |  


Michael Reagan: Politics of upside-down America

Michael Reagan: Politics of upside-down America

There’s been more yelling and screaming than usual in Washington.I’m not talking about the “peaceful” demonstrators in Lafayet...

July 4th, 2020 |  


Letter: Lesson from a Great American

Letter: Lesson from a Great American

“Have a little pride!”That was an expression my 8th grade U.S. History teacher used to implore upon my fellow classmates and I in 1980.Joe...

July 4th, 2020 |  


David Trinko: Dancing through a moment on TikTok

David Trinko: Dancing through a moment on TikTok

I heard 15 seconds of a song recently.Then I heard the same 15 seconds again. And again. And again.For those of you not blessed with tweens in your li...

July 4th, 2020 |  


Cheryl Parson: Resist falling for work-from-home scams

Cheryl Parson: Resist falling for work-from-home scams

Our economy has taken a beating during the coronavirus shutdown. The efforts to blunt the spread of the virus has resulted in the highest unemployment...

July 4th, 2020 |  


BUSINESS


3:28 pm
Updated: 5:09 pm. |    
Ohio extends jobless benefits by another 20 weeks
Cheryl Parson: Resist falling for work-from-home scams

Cheryl Parson: Resist falling for work-from-home scams

Our economy has taken a beating during the coronavirus shutdown. The efforts to blunt the spread of the virus has resulted in the highest unemployment...

July 4th, 2020 |  


Legal-Ease: New buildings, improvements at ‘home place’

Legal-Ease: New buildings, improvements at ‘home place’

With increasingly innovative ways to provide home healthcare, it is possible for many people to stay home in situations where earlier generations faci...

July 4th, 2020 |  


Land transfers, June 18-24

Land transfers, June 18-24

The trend of the real estate market in Allen County is shown by the following report, for the week running June 18 through June 24. Figures reflect th...

June 27th, 2020 updated: June 27th, 2020. |  


On Leadership: Learning leadership on the links

On Leadership: Learning leadership on the links

In each “On Leadership” column, Allen Lima Leadership Executive Director Matt Childers talks with a regional business leader. This week, h...

June 27th, 2020 |  


Home loan rates

Home loan rates

Rates for 30-year and 15-year, fixed-rate mortgages with zero points as of noon, Friday, June 26, 2020:Lender `30-year rate `15-year rateFirst Nationa...

June 27th, 2020 |  


Legal-Ease: Free speech, exceptions and social media

Legal-Ease: Free speech, exceptions and social media

The First Amendment to the Constitution protects freedom of speech. However, there are limits on our ability to say and communicate whatever we want.T...

June 27th, 2020 |  


STATE NEWS


A Cedar Point visit this summer requires advanced legwork and a healthy body — park opens Thursday

A Cedar Point visit this summer requires advanced legwork and a healthy body — park opens Thursday

It was supposed to be an historic summer.It has certainly been a memorable one for Cedar Point, but not for the reasons they expected.There were suppo...

July 5th, 2020 |  


Ohio EPA resumes tests for so-called ‘forever chemicals’

Ohio EPA resumes tests for so-called ‘forever chemicals’

Representatives from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency have resumed collecting samples from the state’s more than 1,500 public water syst...

July 5th, 2020 |  


Chronic sex-in-prison problem puts inmates, guards, public at risk

Chronic sex-in-prison problem puts inmates, guards, public at risk

Authorities allege a Butler County woman was caught talking on the phone with an inmate sex partner in the latest in a series of criminal cases involv...

July 5th, 2020 |  


Columbus-area arts groups have been proactive with online offerings

Columbus-area arts groups have been proactive with online offerings

In June, Columbus Symphony Chorus member Arthur Marks stepped into the Ohio Theatre for the first time in months.With the coronavirus pandemic having ...

July 5th, 2020 |  


More Ohio cities consider face covering requirements

More Ohio cities consider face covering requirements

Ohio saw another uptick in coronavirus infections Sunday as the 968 new daily cases topped the number of the previous day, the Ohio Department of Heal...

July 5th, 2020 |  


Charges against pain doctor reveal undercurrent of anger

Charges against pain doctor reveal undercurrent of anger

CLEVELAND, Ohio – For more than 25 years, patients suffering in pain sought out Dr. William Bauer.They had crippling injuries from car crashes a...

July 4th, 2020 |