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Bluffton council to meet

Bluffton council to meet

BLUFFTON — The Village of Bluffton council will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, at town hall, 154 N. Main St., Bluffton. .neFileBlock { margin-...

February 19th, 2019 |  


Sen. Bernie Sanders says he’s running for president in 2020

Sen. Bernie Sanders says he’s running for president in 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders said Tuesday that he will seek the Democratic presidential nomination again, a decision that will ...

February 19th, 2019 |  


First Baptist Church hosting installation service

First Baptist Church hosting installation service

LIMA — There will be an installation service of Andrew Shields as the new pastor of First Baptist Church of Lima at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, at t...

February 19th, 2019 |  


Governor signs measure to hike Illinois minimum wage to $15

Governor signs measure to hike Illinois minimum wage to $15

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a measure Tuesday gradually hiking the statewide minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025...

February 19th, 2019 |  


US stocks bounce back from wobbly start to extend gains

US stocks bounce back from wobbly start to extend gains

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks shook off an early wobble on Wall Street Tuesday, finishing modestly higher and extending the market’s gains into a...

February 19th, 2019 |  


Spencerville pool committee hosting purse bingo

Spencerville pool committee hosting purse bingo

SPENCERVILLE — The Spencerville Pool Committee will host a purse extravaganza bingo at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24 in the school cafeteria, 2500 Wish...

February 19th, 2019 |  


SPORTS


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Girls basketball: Lima Senior wins tourney opener
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Saying good-bye to Lima
Roundup: Ottoville’s Kasey Knippen is PCL Player of the Year in girls basketball

Roundup: Ottoville’s Kasey Knippen is PCL Player of the Year in girls basketball

Ottoville’s Kasey Knippen is the girls basketball Player of the Year in the Putnam County League and Adam Huber, coach of PCL champion Kalida, i...

February 18th, 2019 |  


Team LeBron wins NBA All-Star game

Team LeBron wins NBA All-Star game

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kevin Durant had 31 points and seven rebounds, LeBron James added 19 points and Team LeBron overcame a big game from Gian...

February 17th, 2019 |  


Hamlin gets emotional win at Daytona

Hamlin gets emotional win at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Denny Hamlin came to the Daytona 500 determined to honor his late car owner with a victory.He delivered with a storyb...

February 17th, 2019 |  


Ottawa-Glandorf grad Myers directs stadium operations at Reds, Indians spring training site

Ottawa-Glandorf grad Myers directs stadium operations at Reds, Indians spring training site

GOODYEAR, Ariz. – Pitchers and catchers for the Cincinnati Reds and Cleveland Indians reported last week to the shared spring training site of t...

February 17th, 2019 updated: February 17th, 2019. |  


Michigan State loses big man but still rolls over OSU 62-44

Michigan State loses big man but still rolls over OSU 62-44

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State shut down Ohio State in the second half despite an injury to Nick Ward.Now the Spartans may be without...

February 17th, 2019 |  


Puig wants to be in Reds everyday lineup.

Puig wants to be in Reds everyday lineup.

GOODYEAR, Ariz. — The prospects gathered in the outfield grass around the veteran. For more than an hour Wednesday, as the rest of the Cincinnat...

February 17th, 2019 |  


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LIFESTYLE


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Births
Sailor in iconic V-J Day Times Square kiss photo dies at 95

Sailor in iconic V-J Day Times Square kiss photo dies at 95

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The ecstatic sailor shown kissing a woman in Times Square celebrating the end of World War II died Sunday. George Mendonsa wa...

February 18th, 2019 |  


Births

Births

Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Medical CenterFeb. 15 — Samantha and Nate Swaney, Spencerville, girl; Sarah Wortman and Douglas John, Van Wert, bo...

February 18th, 2019 |  


Black History Month quiz

Black History Month quiz

Let’s put down the silly quizzes for a moment, the ones to find out what dog you are most like or who you were in a past life. Here is a #blackhisto...

February 18th, 2019 updated: February 18th, 2019. |  


Connie Sue and H. Dean French

Connie Sue and H. Dean French

BLUFFTON — Mr. and Mrs. H. Dean French are celebrating 60 years of marriage. A trip out west is planned, and a family celebration will be held a...

February 16th, 2019 |  


101st birthday: Martha Boogher

101st birthday: Martha Boogher

LIMA — Martha Boogher is celebrating her 101st birthday with a party at 11:30 a.m. today at First Baptist Church, 451 N. Cable Road. A card show...

February 16th, 2019 |  


Real Life Mama:

Real Life Mama:

Do you ever just stop in the middle of an ordinary night, look at your babies and think, “Whoa, when did they get so big?” I’m not t...

February 16th, 2019 |  


OPINION


Jerry Zezima: Moving violations: The final chapter

Jerry Zezima: Moving violations: The final chapter

The best thing about being a baby boomer, aside from believing that 60 is the new 40, which exp lains why I can’t balance my checkbook, is that ...

February 18th, 2019 |  


Rediscovering America: A Presidents Day Quiz on U.S. Presidents

Rediscovering America: A Presidents Day Quiz on U.S. Presidents

Today is Presidents Day. It became an official holiday in 1971 after an executive order by then President Richard Nixon. The quiz below, from the Ashb...

February 18th, 2019 |  


Letter: Refusing to see the truth

Letter: Refusing to see the truth

Mr. Larry Donaldson most recent letter once again proves the old adage,” There are none so blind as those who refuse to see.” He states th...

February 17th, 2019 |  


Jim Krumel: A $20 table with a story behind it

Jim Krumel: A $20 table with a story behind it

Some people have the ability to pull out a treasure from what others believe to be a pile of junk.Lawrence Huffman Sr. was reminded about that when he...

February 17th, 2019 |  


Drug sentencing, more school building money, abortion among Senate GOP priorities

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Reducing state regulations, criminal sentencing overhauls, $100 million for school facilities and making most abortions illegal...

February 17th, 2019 |  


Leonard Pitts: Black History Month that explains why we need Black History Month

Leonard Pitts: Black History Month that explains why we need Black History Month

I keep hearing that I have an obligation to “bring us together.”That’s something white people tell me all the time whenever I write ...

February 16th, 2019 |  


BUSINESS


Tariff uncertainty could hurt auto industry more than plant closures in 2019

Tariff uncertainty could hurt auto industry more than plant closures in 2019

DETROIT — An auto industry that many experts think already is overdue for a slowdown just got a major dose of uncertainty that could reduce inve...

February 18th, 2019 |  


World stocks mostly rise ahead of more China-US trade talks

World stocks mostly rise ahead of more China-US trade talks

SINGAPORE (AP) — World stocks mostly rose on Monday ahead of more trade talks between Chinese and American officials in Washington this week.Aft...

February 18th, 2019 |  


Lima News staying on Elida Road, looking for tenants

Lima News staying on Elida Road, looking for tenants

LIMA — After evaluating all options, The Lima News decided it didn’t need to relocate its business operations after all. One of Allen Coun...

February 16th, 2019 |  


Smaller refunds surprise early tax filers

Smaller refunds surprise early tax filers

LIMA — Those who filed their taxes early have likely encountered an unwelcome surprise: A lower-than-expected refund, or even an unexpected tax ...

February 16th, 2019 |  


Electric co-op donates to charities

Electric co-op donates to charities

PAULDING — Paulding Putnam Electric members donated $12,300 to nine organizations through the co-op’s operation roundup, through which mem...

February 16th, 2019 |  


Investors face taxes for funds that fell in 2018

Investors face taxes for funds that fell in 2018

NEW YORK — As if the worst year for stocks in nearly a decade weren’t bad enough, many investors now have to pay a tax bill on top of it.T...

February 16th, 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 |