NEWS


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Ken Pollitz: For any who weep with those who weep

Ken Pollitz: For any who weep with those who weep

It’s possible that something may have been “in the water,” but this is purely speculative. A chance exists that a population group h...

January 17th, 2020 |  


Big and Rich, Joe Diffie to headline 2020 Van Wert County Fair

Big and Rich, Joe Diffie to headline 2020 Van Wert County Fair

VAN WERT — Thanks to a new collaboration, Van Wert will be hosting one of country music’s biggest acts for the 2020 Van Wert County Fair.V...

January 17th, 2020 |  


Grants for low, moderate income homebuyers open soon

Grants for low, moderate income homebuyers open soon

ADA — Liberty National Bank will offer up to $5,000 for low to moderate income homebuyers, and up to $7,500 for honorably discharged veterans an...

January 17th, 2020 |  


Police calls

Police calls

LIMA POLICEEast Kibby Street at Prospect Avenue, Lima — A traffic accident with property damage was investigated Thursday.1000 block of North El...

January 17th, 2020 |  


Delphos man who set room afire enters plea

Delphos man who set room afire enters plea

VAN WERT — A Delphos man charged with attempted murder will be sentenced March 3 after pleading guilty last week to lesser charges.David Youngpe...

January 17th, 2020 |  


Boil advisory lifted for city of Kenton early Friday afternoon

Boil advisory lifted for city of Kenton early Friday afternoon

KENTON The Hardin County Sheriff’s Office reported early Friday afternoon that a boil advisory for the city of Kenton has been lifted and that r...

January 17th, 2020 |  


SPORTS


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Boys basketball: Ottoville pulls away from Miller City
Reds focused on winning a championship

Reds focused on winning a championship

The Cincinnati Reds have endured six straight losing seasons but this year David Bell said the team is focused on winning a world championship and any...

January 17th, 2020 |  


Roundup: Ottawa-Glandorf downs Van Wert

Roundup: Ottawa-Glandorf downs Van Wert

Ottawa-Glandorf 73,Van Wert 52OTTAWA — Ottawa-Glandorf’s Owen Nichols scored 29 points and Ben Westrick added 12 points. Ethan Alt chipped...

January 17th, 2020 updated: January 17th, 2020. |  


Live high school basketball scoreboard

Live high school basketball scoreboard

Check out LimaScores.com’s live scoreboard of Lima-area high school basketball games. try{f_cbload("758410006b62b02f705f4595aeed","https:")...

January 17th, 2020 updated: January 16th, 2020. |  


Deer hunters encouraged to take DOW online survey

Deer hunters encouraged to take DOW online survey

There are pluses and minuses to any kind of survey. Seeking input from a large cross section of a certain segment of the population is not always easy...

January 17th, 2020 |  


Bath’s Mauk collects 400th career victory

Bath’s Mauk collects 400th career victory

BATH TOWNSHIP — Bath coach Greg Mauk got his 400th career victory in the Wildkittens’ 63-16 girls high school basketball win Thursday nigh...

January 17th, 2020 updated: January 17th, 2020. |  


Girls basketball: Defense delivers for Columbus Grove against Spencerville

Girls basketball: Defense delivers for Columbus Grove against Spencerville

COLUMBUS GROVE — Columbus Grove had trouble from the free throw line and from behind the 3-point arc Thursday night against Spencerville so the ...

January 16th, 2020 |  


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LIFESTYLE


Pigeon wearing tiny sombrero discovered in Reno

Pigeon wearing tiny sombrero discovered in Reno

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A pigeon wearing a tiny sombrero in Reno, Nevada, was discovered following sightings of its cowboy hat-wearing cousins in Las ...

January 17th, 2020 |  


Art exhibits in the Lima area

Art exhibits in the Lima area

BLUFFTONGrace Albrecht GalleryBluffton University1 University Drive• “Human Targets”Through Feb. 23COLUMBUSColumbus Museum of Art480...

January 16th, 2020 |  


No rematch for ‘Jeopardy’ mega-champion Ken Jennings

No rematch for ‘Jeopardy’ mega-champion Ken Jennings

NEW YORK — Here’s one thing “Jeopardy!” fans can bet on after a gripping “Greatest of All Time” tournament: there ...

January 16th, 2020 |  


Births

Births

Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Medical Center Jan. 14 — Tabatha Thornsberry, St. Marys, boy.Jan. 15 — Paige and Deron Fiebelkorn, Wapakonet...

January 16th, 2020 |  


‘Wild World of Animals,’ ‘Bandstand’ slated across area

‘Wild World of Animals,’ ‘Bandstand’ slated across area

LIMA — Veterans Memorial Civic Center and Niswonger Performing Arts Center will feature two area favorites this week — animals and Broadwa...

January 16th, 2020 |  


Encore presents ‘The 25th annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’ musical

Encore presents ‘The 25th annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’ musical

LIMA — This won’t be your typical spelling bee.Tonight, Encore Theatre will open its next musical, “The 25th annual Putnam County Sp...

January 16th, 2020 |  


OPINION


Letter: EdChoice voucher expansion unfair to local school districts

Letter: EdChoice voucher expansion unfair to local school districts

Ohio’s ballooning EdChoice voucher program threatens to undermine the system of public education in Ohio, as well as Allen County. The program u...

January 16th, 2020 |  


Lori Borgman: Your someday is in the making today

Lori Borgman: Your someday is in the making today

This is for all the mothers and fathers who dream about Someday.When our three children were small and I’d clean up after baths for the thousand...

January 16th, 2020 |  


Ask a Doctor: Make changes now to prevent diabetes

Ask a Doctor: Make changes now to prevent diabetes

Question: What are the best foods to eat for a prediabetic? My husband is borderline on high sugar. He is age 67. It runs in his family, he is active ...

January 16th, 2020 updated: January 16th, 2020. |  


Warren: Woman can beat Trump

Warren: Woman can beat Trump

DES MOINES, Iowa — Elizabeth Warren made a forceful case for a female president and stood behind her accusation suggesting sexism by progressive...

January 15th, 2020 |  


Editorial: China trade truce a win for Midwest farmers and factories

Wednesday’s trade deal between the United States and China is certainly good news for Midwest farmers and factories.We’re describing it a...

January 15th, 2020 |  


BUSINESS


$30 million earmarked for ag runoff prevention

$30 million earmarked for ag runoff prevention

LIMA — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has set aside $30 million in funding to help northwest Ohio farmers reduce phosphorous runoff, a contributor to alg...

January 16th, 2020 updated: January 16th, 2020. |  


Huffman joins president for phase-one signing

Huffman joins president for phase-one signing

LIMA — Ohio state Sen. Matt Huffman (R-Lima) joined President Donald Trump at the White House Wednesday as the president signed the phase-one tr...

January 16th, 2020 updated: January 16th, 2020. |  


Unrast Poultry seeks permit renewal

Unrast Poultry seeks permit renewal

MARIA STEIN — A poultry and beef farm on state Route 119 is seeking a five-year renewal for its operating permit from the Ohio Department of Agr...

January 15th, 2020 |  


Remodel underway at Bellefontaine Lee’s Chicken

Remodel underway at Bellefontaine Lee’s Chicken

LIMA — Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken is remodeling its Bellefontaine Avenue restaurant. The drive-thru and carryout counter will remain open...

January 15th, 2020 updated: January 15th, 2020. |  


Workforce bill targets in-demand skills

Workforce bill targets in-demand skills

BLUFFTON — Gov. Mike DeWine has signed legislation extending Ohio’s TechCred initiative to a broader set of employers and Ohioans seeking ...

January 13th, 2020 |  


Best, most interesting, important vehicles coming in 2020

Best, most interesting, important vehicles coming in 2020

This should be a great year for new-car buyers, fans of new technology and exciting designs.New vehicles ranging from America’s perennial bestse...

January 11th, 2020 |  


STATE NEWS


As rural hospitals struggle, Wayne HealthCare frames $60M expansion in Darke County

As rural hospitals struggle, Wayne HealthCare frames $60M expansion in Darke County

While many rural hospitals have reported struggling or closing, Wayne HealthCare is finishing the frame on a $60 million addition that’s the hea...

January 17th, 2020 |  


$5 million sought from state for Jeep Experience

$5 million sought from state for Jeep Experience

COLUMBUS — Area lawmakers and business leaders are asking the state to pony up $5 million toward Toledo’s proposed $40 million museum cele...

January 17th, 2020 |  


Cardinal Health issues hold on select surgical gowns

Cardinal Health issues hold on select surgical gowns

Cardinal Health has issued a hold of some surgical gowns and procedure packs made in a Chinese facility over concerns about whether the gowns are ster...

January 17th, 2020 |  


Gov. DeWine pleads with MLB commissioner to keep Ohio’s minor league baseball team

Gov. DeWine pleads with MLB commissioner to keep Ohio’s minor league baseball team

One of Ohio’s most-ardent baseball fans is pleading with Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred not to eliminate 42 Minor League Basebal...

January 17th, 2020 |  


State representative finds threatening memes left in his mailbox

State representative finds threatening memes left in his mailbox

A state representative returned to his home in Hudson after a few days away to find several memes, some threatening, left in his mailbox in what he th...

January 17th, 2020 |  


Ohio reaches first year of state medical marijuana sales

Ohio reaches first year of state medical marijuana sales

CLEVELAND (AP) — A year after Joan Caleodis became the first person in Ohio to purchase state-sanctioned medical marijuana, she said she remains...

January 16th, 2020 |