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Today’s latest updates on the coronavirus pandemic

Today’s latest updates on the coronavirus pandemic

Here are the latest details about the state and region’s issues with the COVID-19 pandemic:• COVID-19 cases, deathsAllen County: Confirmed...

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



NEWS


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Amended stay-at-home order goes into effect
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Barn damaged by fire near Fort Jennings
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Three hurt in Bellefontaine Avenue crash
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Lima council talks compensation, coronavirus
15-year sentence for attack on Lima woman

15-year sentence for attack on Lima woman

LIMA — Leon Prince said he left the Washington, D.C., area of northern Virginia and came to Lima to find a community in which to settle down. Wh...

April 7th, 2020 updated: April 7th, 2020. |  


New Columbus Grove boutique to offer online sales

New Columbus Grove boutique to offer online sales

COLUMBUS GROVE — High-end clothing, accessories and shoes are being offered with online sales that began recently for Columbus Grove’s new...

April 7th, 2020 updated: April 7th, 2020. |  


West Central Learning Academy board to meet

West Central Learning Academy board to meet

LIMA — The West Central Learning Academy school board will meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday, April 14, via Zoom.The meeting ID is 349 471 401. .neFileBloc...

April 6th, 2020 |  


Free drive-in movie night set at Allen East Community Center

Free drive-in movie night set at Allen East Community Center

HARROD — There will be a free drive-in movie night showing of “Dolittle” at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, April 11, at the Allen East Communit...

April 6th, 2020 |  


Senior portfolio requirement waived for Lima Senior students

Senior portfolio requirement waived for Lima Senior students

LIMA — The Lima school board decided to waive the senior portfolio requirement for this school year in a meeting Monday night.The board unanimou...

April 6th, 2020 |  


Legacy Sounds LIVE series moving to Facebook Live

Legacy Sounds LIVE series moving to Facebook Live

LIMA — The Veterans Memorial Civic Center Foundation, Legacy Sounds, Rustgaze Records and Good Food Restaurants will host the Legacy Sounds LIVE...

April 6th, 2020 |  


SPORTS


Ex-NFL kicker, Saints hero Tom Dempsey dies at 73

Ex-NFL kicker, Saints hero Tom Dempsey dies at 73

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former NFL kicker Tom Dempsey, who played in the NFL despite being born without toes on his kicking foot and made a record 63...

April 5th, 2020 |  


Perfection was pitcher Maloney’s starting point

Perfection was pitcher Maloney’s starting point

FRESNO, CA — Jim Maloney strove for perfection. He settled for greatness.The pitcher with a .44 magnum for a right arm was on a path to become a...

April 4th, 2020 |  


Basketball Hall of Fame adds nine

Basketball Hall of Fame adds nine

Kobe Bryant’s resume has yet another entry to prove his greatness: He’s now, officially, a Hall of Famer.And he’s got plenty of elit...

April 4th, 2020 |  


Dream Team Boys Basketball Player of the Year: Mangas adding to repertoire

Dream Team Boys Basketball Player of the Year: Mangas adding to repertoire

What he does when he has the basketball in his hands is pretty special, but maybe what sets George Mangas apart is what he does when he doesn’t ...

April 4th, 2020 updated: April 5th, 2020. |  


Dream Team Boys Basketball Coach of the Year: Triplett puts Shawnee in fast lane

Dream Team Boys Basketball Coach of the Year: Triplett puts Shawnee in fast lane

On the day in 2013 when Mark Triplett was introduced as Shawnee High School’s boys basketball coach he said he wanted his teams to get out and r...

April 4th, 2020 updated: April 5th, 2020. |  


Dream Team Girls Player of the Year: Lima Senior’s Sigman wants to be leader

Dream Team Girls Player of the Year: Lima Senior’s Sigman wants to be leader

Point guards come in all kinds of sizes and possess a variety of skill sets.But three descriptions are usually applied to the really good ones.They...

April 3rd, 2020 updated: April 3rd, 2020. |  


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LIFESTYLE


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Births
Real Life Mama:

Real Life Mama:

Anyone else feel like this is all a dream and we are going to wake up and life will just magically be back to normal? Wishful thinking I am sure, but ...

April 4th, 2020 |  


Gloria and Michael Casey

Gloria and Michael Casey

LIMA — Mr. and Mrs. Michael L. Casey are celebrating 60 years of marriage. A family dinner is planned for a later date.Casey and the former Glor...

April 4th, 2020 |  


COVID-19: A vet’s perspective

COVID-19: A vet’s perspective

I have been a veterinarian for over 30 years and have owned my own business for over 20 years. I thought I had seen about everything my profession cou...

April 4th, 2020 |  


Road trip with a reader: Going to Death Valley

Road trip with a reader: Going to Death Valley

We came home from Death Valley on March 6, just as the novel coronavirus was making itself known. As usual (this was our fourth trip) we found it a gr...

April 4th, 2020 |  


David Trinko: Presenting a strange form of entertainment

David Trinko: Presenting a strange form of entertainment

Our evenings are full of social isolation, teens and tweens anxious to get out of the house and weird presentations about unfamiliar topics.Could life...

April 4th, 2020 |  


Lima Public Library reviews NY Times Bestsellers from the past

Lima Public Library reviews NY Times Bestsellers from the past

Editor’s note: Today, The Lima Public Library is reviewing books that were NY Times Bestsellers for April 4 for the past 20 years. The titles ar...

April 3rd, 2020 |  


OPINION


Letter: Quit griping about Trump during coronavirus crisis

Letter: Quit griping about Trump during coronavirus crisis

Dear Kelly Anspaugh,Quit griping. Quit blaming President Trump. He’s confronting this situation with all the resources available to him! Stop ma...

April 6th, 2020 |  


Jerry Zezima: In defense of grandparents

Jerry Zezima: In defense of grandparents

To Dan PatrickLieutenant GovernorAustin, TexasDear Lt. Gov. Patrick:I’m Jerry Zezima, a fellow grandfather who has five grandchildren ranging in...

April 6th, 2020 |  


Jim Krumel: Finding the strength: Virus comes with a message

Jim Krumel: Finding the strength: Virus comes with a message

Mary Norman says it is the unknown that bothers her the most right now.She’ll be 72 in May and she and her husband John, 79, are like so many se...

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


Letter: ‘The hoax’ was no joke

Letter: ‘The hoax’ was no joke

The United States is not a third world country. We do not have third world poverty, third world physicians or a third world healthcare system, but yet...

April 5th, 2020 |  


Tom Purcell: Virus threatens Prine’s life when music most needed

Tom Purcell: Virus threatens Prine’s life when music most needed

When I was a junior at Penn State, I had a front-row seat when legendary singer-songwriter John Prine performed on campus.If you aren’t familiar...

April 5th, 2020 |  


Letter: Talk about socialism

Letter: Talk about socialism

A writer claims that Nancy Pelosi held up the stimulus bill to get a socialist agenda.She held it up as the Republicans wanted to give the treasury se...

April 5th, 2020 |  


BUSINESS


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New Columbus Grove boutique to offer online sales
Land transfers, March 26-April 1

Land transfers, March 26-April 1

The trend of the real estate market in Allen County is shown by the following report, for the week running March 26 through April 1. Figures reflect t...

April 4th, 2020 |  


On Leadership: Listening, learning key for Clark

On Leadership: Listening, learning key for Clark

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

April 4th, 2020 |  


Legal-Ease: Emergency financial resources for small businesses

Legal-Ease: Emergency financial resources for small businesses

On March 27, the federal government passed economic stimulus legislation commonly known as the CARES Act.The most popular aspect of the CARES Act has ...

April 4th, 2020 |  


Home loan rates

Home loan rates

Rates for 30-year and 15-year, fixed-rate mortgages with zero points as of noon, Friday, March 20, 2020:30 YR / 15 YR RATE %First National Bank (Pando...

April 4th, 2020 |  


Mortgage refinancing rises

Mortgage refinancing rises

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Americans desperate for cash during the coronavirus crisis might be turning to a familiar place: their home.Mortgage refinances...

April 3rd, 2020 |  


STATE NEWS


Six Ohio sites identified as temporary hospitals in coronavirus crisis

Six Ohio sites identified as temporary hospitals in coronavirus crisis

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Facing the possibility of an overwhelmed health care system due to coronavirus, Gov. Mike DeWine announced Monday his team sel...

April 6th, 2020 |  


Ohio’s tax revenue hit hard by coronavirus crisis, new numbers show

Ohio’s tax revenue hit hard by coronavirus crisis, new numbers show

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The initial impact of the coronavirus crisis on the state of Ohio’s finances became clear Monday, as preliminary general-...

April 6th, 2020 |  


ACLU seeks release of federal prison inmates where 5 died

ACLU seeks release of federal prison inmates where 5 died

A class-action lawsuit filed Monday seeks the release of hundreds of high-risk inmates at a federal lockup in Louisiana where the coronavirus has clai...

April 6th, 2020 |  


Ohio, Oklahoma courts rule abortions can continue amid virus

Ohio, Oklahoma courts rule abortions can continue amid virus

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Court decisions in two U.S. states Monday allowed abortions to continue after the procedure was caught in the crosshairs o...

April 6th, 2020 |  


Woman says brother, parents died from coronavirus; husband on ventilator

Woman says brother, parents died from coronavirus; husband on ventilator

GROVE CITY — The hiccups that punctuate her sobs, the moments she must take to try and summon her next word, underscore the unimaginable fear an...

April 4th, 2020 |  


Coroner’s office reports 6 overdose deaths in 24 hours

Coroner’s office reports 6 overdose deaths in 24 hours

The Franklin County Coroner’s Office said Friday that six people died from suspected drug overdoses within a 24-hour period.Dr. Anahi Ortiz said...

April 3rd, 2020 |