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Urologist joins Mercy Health-St. Rita’s

Urologist joins Mercy Health-St. Rita’s

LIMA — Mercy Health-St. Rita’s announced that Dr. Ignacio Sarmina will be joining Dr. Craig Nicholson at Mercy Health–St. Rita’...

February 22nd, 2019 updated: February 23rd, 2019. |  


Ohio pushing to fix error that could ban some guns

Ohio pushing to fix error that could ban some guns

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State lawmakers are moving quickly to fix a mistake in an Ohio bill that gun rights advocates say could inadvertently ban ...

February 22nd, 2019 |  


Mueller report: Washington on alert

Mueller report: Washington on alert

WASHINGTON — Over nearly two years, special counsel Robert S. Mueller III has operated like a prosecutorial submarine, abruptly surfacing withou...

February 22nd, 2019 |  


Former Putnam Co. resident donates Wade Boards

Former Putnam Co. resident donates Wade Boards

OTTAWA — Former Putnam County resident Kurt Lehman came up with the idea to construct a wooden board with handles to help his dad with mobility ...

February 22nd, 2019 |  


WAR Wrestling returns to Bradfield Community Center

WAR Wrestling returns to Bradfield Community Center

LIMA — WAR Wrestling’s Green with Envy will be at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at the Bradfield Community Center, 550 S. Collett St., Lima. D...

February 22nd, 2019 |  


Duo promoting Lima at MPI MidAmerica conference

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Sharree Brenneman-Reehling, of Visit Greater Lima, and Jessica Logan, of Howard Johnson-Lima, will be representing and promotin...

February 22nd, 2019 |  


SPORTS


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Boys basketball: Lima Senior ties for TRAC title
Boys basketball: Crestview defeats Columbus Grove for share of NWC crown

Boys basketball: Crestview defeats Columbus Grove for share of NWC crown

CONVOY — As the clock ticked down, Crestview point guard Drew Kline held the ball and let loose a yell.Crestview had just yanked away a share of...

February 23rd, 2019 |  


Boys basketball: Ottawa-Glandorf beats Elida for WBL clean sweep

Boys basketball: Ottawa-Glandorf beats Elida for WBL clean sweep

ELIDA — It’s usually a nice gesture to share.However, when it comes to winning a league title, Ottawa-Glandorf wasn’t planning on be...

February 23rd, 2019 |  


Patriots owner Kraft accused of soliciating prostitution in Florida

Patriots owner Kraft accused of soliciating prostitution in Florida

JUPITER, Fla. — Robert Kraft, the billionaire owner of the New England Patriots, faces charges of soliciting a prostitute after he was twice vid...

February 23rd, 2019 |  


Bowling: 3 from WBL advance out of Division I girls district

Bowling: 3 from WBL advance out of Division I girls district

LIMA — Celina, Wapakoneta and Shawnee of the Western Buckeye League each advanced from Friday night’s Division I girls bowling sectional h...

February 23rd, 2019 |  


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:")...

February 22nd, 2019 updated: February 22nd, 2019. |  


Robins visible in Ohio during winter

Robins visible in Ohio during winter

Some people have gotten excited over seeing robins recently — some in small flocks of 10 or 20 birds — and thinking this is a sign of spri...

February 22nd, 2019 updated: February 22nd, 2019. |  


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LIFESTYLE


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Births
ArtSpace, Kewpee honoring young artists

ArtSpace, Kewpee honoring young artists

LIMA — High school art is not just a requirement for some area high school students.The 31st annual Kewpee High School Art Invitational on displ...

February 21st, 2019 |  


“Cold Pursuit” – R

“Cold Pursuit” – R

The Story“When you’re on the same road every day,” says Nelson Coxman (Liam Neeson), “you don’t think about it. I was lu...

February 21st, 2019 |  


Births

Births

Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Medical CenterFeb. 20 — Courtnie and Jordon Gudakunst, Grover Hill, girl; Ashley and Paul Mackenbach, St. Marys, g...

February 21st, 2019 |  


Police: ‘Empire’ actor staged attack to ‘promote his career’

Police: ‘Empire’ actor staged attack to ‘promote his career’

CHICAGO — “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett staged a racist, anti-gay attack on himself because he was unhappy about his salary and wan...

February 21st, 2019 |  


Births

Births

Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Medical CenterFeb. 19 — Desma Chesbro and Philip D. Raines, Van Wert, boy; Aleva and Chad Niemeyer, Wapakoneta, bo...

February 20th, 2019 |  


Chris Stapleton, Dan + Shay lead ACM nominations

Chris Stapleton, Dan + Shay lead ACM nominations

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Chris Stapleton and Dan + Shay lead the 54th Academy of Country Music Awards with six nominations each while Grammy album of ...

February 20th, 2019 |  


OPINION


Glenn Mollette: What’s really important in America?

Glenn Mollette: What’s really important in America?

Every day we face life. What is really important?• Social Security? We pay into Social Security all of our working lives. When we reach our six...

February 22nd, 2019 |  


Chris Erskine: Torn between places where he belongs

Chris Erskine: Torn between places where he belongs

I try to do the right thing, but I don’t let the concept consume me. Nor should you. Hence, a night of Midwestern sushi.My hometown of Chicago s...

February 22nd, 2019 |  


Letter: Dems worse than snakes

Letter: Dems worse than snakes

I agreed with almost everything Phillip Sellati wrote about Democrats until he compared them to snakes.Democrats are more dangerous than snakes as the...

February 21st, 2019 updated: February 21st, 2019. |  


George Will: Republicans who abide Trump’s trashing of the Constitution should be expelled from public life

George Will: Republicans who abide Trump’s trashing of the Constitution should be expelled from public life

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — America’s most improbably popular governor, a Republican beginning his second term in perhaps the bluest state, resembles...

February 21st, 2019 |  


Kathleen Parker: Our political identity needs to be American first

Kathleen Parker: Our political identity needs to be American first

There’s identity — and then there’s identity politics. The difference between them may well be the crux of our next presidential ele...

February 21st, 2019 |  


Lori Borgman: We said, ‘I do,’ they said we didn’t

Lori Borgman: We said, ‘I do,’ they said we didn’t

I have to provide an official copy of our marriage certificate to the Indiana BMV to get the security clearance driver’s license. After waiting ...

February 21st, 2019 |  


BUSINESS


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Professional employee at Van Wert state patrol post gets honor

Professional employee at Van Wert state patrol post gets honor

VAN WERT — Officials with the Ohio State Highway Patrol recently announced the recipients of the 2018 Leadership Awards during a ceremony recogn...

February 23rd, 2019 |  


Urologist joins Mercy Health-St. Rita’s

Urologist joins Mercy Health-St. Rita’s

LIMA — Mercy Health-St. Rita’s announced that Dr. Ignacio Sarmina will be joining Dr. Craig Nicholson at Mercy Health–St. Rita’...

February 22nd, 2019 updated: February 23rd, 2019. |  


Duo promoting Lima at MPI MidAmerica conference

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Sharree Brenneman-Reehling, of Visit Greater Lima, and Jessica Logan, of Howard Johnson-Lima, will be representing and promotin...

February 22nd, 2019 |  


Edward Jones named a ‘Top Place to Work’

LIMA — Edward Jones made Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list, coming in at No. 7.The list was compiled with the he...

February 22nd, 2019 |  


Faulkner named Citizens National Bank president

Faulkner named Citizens National Bank president

BLUFFTON — Citizens National Bank’s board of directors on Tuesday named Eric Faulkner as CNB’s new bank president.Faulkner is now th...

February 22nd, 2019 |  


One River Collective expands

One River Collective expands

SHAWNEE TOWNSHIP — One River Collective is the latest business in the Lima region to start seeing clients interested in Ohio’s medical mar...

February 22nd, 2019 |  


STATE NEWS


Ohio governor to announce proposed gas tax increase

Ohio governor to announce proposed gas tax increase

COLUMBUS (AP) — Gov. Mike DeWine will announce Thursday his proposed recommendation for increasing the state gas tax to address a chronic shortf...

February 19th, 2019 |  


Owner of pit bull that killed Dayton man convicted

Owner of pit bull that killed Dayton man convicted

DAYTON — A Dayton man was convicted Friday for failing to control a pit bull that killed a 60-year-old Air Force veteran in 2017.Anthony D. Aust...

February 16th, 2019 |  


Ohio lawmaker seeks to reform welfare programs

Ohio lawmaker seeks to reform welfare programs

HAMILTON — Operators of Butler County public assistance programs say a bill introduced by a local lawmaker meant to streamline some welfare prog...

February 16th, 2019 |  


Report: Congressman suspects theft from campaign account

Report: Congressman suspects theft from campaign account

CLEVELAND (AP) — The re-election committee for an Ohio Republican congressman told the Federal Election Commission it suspects the campaign̵...

February 16th, 2019 |  


Ohio’s income tax revenue slumps in past two months

Ohio’s income tax revenue slumps in past two months

COLUMBUS — For two consecutive months, Ohio income tax collections have fallen noticeably short of estimates, although overall tax revenue remai...

February 16th, 2019 |  


Ohio sends incorrect tax form to about 9,000 people

Ohio sends incorrect tax form to about 9,000 people

COLUMBUS — About 9,000 people who collected money last year from Ohio’s unclaimed-funds operation have received a tax form that includes i...

February 16th, 2019 |