NEWS


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Biden halts building border wall

Biden extends student-loan breaks

CLEVELAND — President Joe Biden moments after taking office ordered an extension of the no-interest, no-payment period for student loans as the ...

January 21st, 2021 |  


Today’s latest updates on the coronavirus pandemic

Today’s latest updates on the coronavirus pandemic

FOUR DEATHS REPORTED IN REGIONThere were four new deaths attributed to COVID-19 in the 24-hour period ending at 2 p.m. Thursday, according to statisti...

January 21st, 2021 updated: January 21st, 2021. |  


Unions: Schools a ‘bargaining chip’ for vaccines

CLEVELAND — The teachers union presidents for Ohio’s eight urban school districts released a joint statement on Thursday condemning the st...

January 21st, 2021 |  


Cleveland Hopkins air travel drops 59% in 2020

CLEVELAND — Just over 4.1 million passengers traveled through Cleveland Hopkins International Airport in 2020, a steep drop from the year before...

January 21st, 2021 |  


Anti-human trafficking group to talk on issue

Anti-human trafficking group to talk on issue

LIMA — Northwest Ohio Rescue and Restore Coalition will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28 via Zoom.The talk is called “Human Trafficking 10...

January 21st, 2021 |  


Indiana man arrested for 24th drunk driving charge

Indiana man arrested for 24th drunk driving charge

PAULDING — An Indiana man was arrested in Paulding County on Monday after he was observed driving recklessly. It was the 24th time Tony Martin H...

January 21st, 2021 |  


SPORTS


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Updated: 9:36 pm. |   
Leipsic downs Hardin Northern
Colts QB Rivers, 39, retires from NFL after 17 seasons

Colts QB Rivers, 39, retires from NFL after 17 seasons

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — When Philip Rivers first started tossing footballs as a high-school ball boy, he heaved them any way he could. The throwing ...

January 20th, 2021 |  


Chiefs’ Henne goes from backup QB to playoff stage

Chiefs’ Henne goes from backup QB to playoff stage

Chad Henne came off the bench cold in the heat of a tense playoff game and delivered the game-sealing plays for Kansas City in his most consequential ...

January 20th, 2021 |  


Berry praises Mayfield, won’t discuss plans

Berry praises Mayfield, won’t discuss plans

CLEVELAND (AP) — Baker Mayfield checked every box for the Browns this season: he matured as a player, took them back to the playoffs, solidified...

January 20th, 2021 |  


Roundup: Perry edges Minster in boys basketball

Roundup: Perry edges Minster in boys basketball

PERRY TOWNSHIP — The Commodores outscored Minster 10-6 in the fourth quarter to earn a 42-40 boys high school basketball victory Tuesday night.P...

January 20th, 2021 updated: January 20th, 2021. |  


Boys basketeball: Late bucket lifts Lima Central Catholic past Delphos St. John’s

Boys basketeball: Late bucket lifts Lima Central Catholic past Delphos St. John’s

DELPHOS — For much of the season, Lima Central Catholic has relied on Rossy Moore to deliver wins. Against Delphos St. John’s in the annua...

January 19th, 2021 |  


College basketball: No. 15 Ohio State falls to Purdue

College basketball: No. 15 Ohio State falls to Purdue

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — With the clock ticking down to the single digits, the score tied and the ball in his hands, Jaden Ivey had no doubt what w...

January 19th, 2021 |  


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LIFESTYLE


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Phil Spector, famed music producer and murderer, dies at 81

Phil Spector, famed music producer and murderer, dies at 81

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Phil Spector, the eccentric and revolutionary music producer who transformed rock music with his “Wall of Sound” ...

January 17th, 2021 |  


Real Life Mama: Please go to sleep

Real Life Mama: Please go to sleep

Isn’t it amazing how quickly kids can jump from school schedule to holiday break and yet how long it takes to get them back into a school schedu...

January 17th, 2021 |  


Lima Public Library Book Reviews

Lima Public Library Book Reviews

FictionBlack Sun by Rebecca RoanhorseIn the holy city of Tova, the winter solstice is usually a time for celebration and renewal, but this year it coi...

January 17th, 2021 |  


Gloria and John Boop

Gloria and John Boop

UNIOPOLIS — Mr. and Mrs. John Boop are celebrating 50 years of marriage. A quiet dinner for the couple is planned.Boop and the former Gloria Mih...

January 16th, 2021 |  


Mary Margaret and Robert Stolly

Mary Margaret and Robert Stolly

LIMA — Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Stolly are celebrating 65 years of marriage.Stolly and the former Mary Margaret Winkler were married Jan. 21, 1956...

January 16th, 2021 |  


A changing church: Pandemic spurs faith groups to learn technology

A changing church: Pandemic spurs faith groups to learn technology

LIMA — Kris Browning, lead pastor of Shawnee Alliance Church, laughs when he thinks about retiring in 35 years or so and helping a new pastor tr...

January 16th, 2021 |  


OPINION


Editorial: Why all Americans should be rooting for Joe Biden’s success

When he accepted the Democratic presidential nomination, Joe Biden knew if he won the election, he would be facing enormous challenges: curbing a dead...

January 20th, 2021 |  


Letter: Ohio delegation can work together to leave the rancor behind

Let’s make Wednesday’s Inauguration Day a turning point, to retake the future of Ohio and of the nation and leave the violence and incivil...

January 20th, 2021 |  


Letter: A message for President Biden

Letter: A message for President Biden

President Biden:You do not unite by pointing fingers at unreasonable unrest, but by pulling the country together with the qualities that make America ...

January 20th, 2021 |  


Trump leaves the White House as he came in: Isolated and unpredictable

Trump leaves the White House as he came in: Isolated and unpredictable

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump exits the White House after four years of tumult much as he arrived, with only a handful of loyalists and fa...

January 19th, 2021 |  


John Grindrod: A reader’s email from that state up north from a former T-bird

John Grindrod: A reader’s email from that state up north from a former T-bird

Of course, if you’re only vaguely familiar with Woody Hayes, you know that he was wont to even mention the state of Michigan by name. I thought ...

January 19th, 2021 |  


Ron Lora: Biden calls climate change a top priority

Ron Lora: Biden calls climate change a top priority

The horrible toll the pandemic is taking may lead us to overlook a longer-term crisis. President-elect Joe Biden has repeatedly stated the two most cr...

January 18th, 2021 |  


BUSINESS


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Updated: 1:41 pm. |    
Dominion Energy purchases Hardin County solar project
Stately Richfield has comfortable living

Stately Richfield has comfortable living

An artful arrangement of brick and glass blends to give the Richfield a look that’s at once stately and welcoming. Handsome masonry columns supp...

January 16th, 2021 |  


Cheryl Parson: 2020’s top 5 scams

Cheryl Parson: 2020’s top 5 scams

It’s pretty much a consensus the best thing about 2020 was seeing it in our rearview mirrors. It was a year packed with tumult. COVID-19 dominat...

January 16th, 2021 |  


Land transfers, Jan. 7-13

Land transfers, Jan. 7-13

The trend of the real estate market in Allen County is shown by the following report, for the week running Jan. 7 through Jan. 13. Figures reflect the...

January 16th, 2021 |  


Legal-Ease: Waking the sleeping dogs of rural septic systems

Legal-Ease: Waking the sleeping dogs of rural septic systems

Sewage is generally classified into two categories. The first category is storm sewage, sometimes called stormwater sewage. This is sewage that result...

January 16th, 2021 |  


Hyundai, Ford F-150, Mustang Mach-E take North American Car, Truck, Utility of Year Awards

Hyundai, Ford F-150, Mustang Mach-E take North American Car, Truck, Utility of Year Awards

DETROIT — Ford Motor Co. took two of three of the 2021 North American Car, Truck and Utility Vehicle of the Year Awards announced Monday.The Hyu...

January 15th, 2021 |  


Allen County companies land $250K in JobsOhio inclusion grants

Allen County companies land $250K in JobsOhio inclusion grants

LIMA — Seven Allen County companies are set to receive $25,000 and $50,000 grants for manufacturing development projects through a new JobsOhio ...

January 12th, 2021 updated: January 12th, 2021. |  


STATE NEWS


Chief: Man who killed officer had vowed not to go to jail

Chief: Man who killed officer had vowed not to go to jail

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A man who charged out of his house and shot and killed an Ohio police officer after a two-hour standoff had repeatedly made ...

January 20th, 2021 |  


DeWine rejects list of nominees for Ohio utility commission

DeWine rejects list of nominees for Ohio utility commission

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine faced swift criticism from consumer advocates Wednesday after he rejected the entire slate of candid...

January 20th, 2021 |  


Most Ohio schools plan return to some in-person learning

Most Ohio schools plan return to some in-person learning

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Nearly all Ohio school districts have told the state they plan to return to in-person learning in some form as of March 1,...

January 19th, 2021 |  


Unemployment benefits scams spike around Ohio, targeting even Gov. Mike DeWine

Unemployment benefits scams spike around Ohio, targeting even Gov. Mike DeWine

COLUMBUS, Ohio—Unemployment benefits fraud is so widespread in Ohio that Gov. Mike DeWine, First Lady Fran DeWine and Lt. Gov. Jon Husted each h...

January 19th, 2021 |  


Ohio purges 97,795 inactive voter registrations from rolls

Ohio purges 97,795 inactive voter registrations from rolls

Ohio has completed a purge of 97,795 voter registrations, its first mass cancellation of inactive voters since the 2020 election.Elections officials h...

January 19th, 2021 |  


Columbus health commissioner: Early stand-by list for COVID vaccine was a ‘misstep’

Columbus health commissioner: Early stand-by list for COVID vaccine was a ‘misstep’

When patients fail to show for their COVID-19 vaccination and the shots are set to expire, Columbus Public Health turns to a wait list of patients to ...

January 17th, 2021 |