NEWS


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Bluffton University hosting Ultimate Frisbee reunion

Bluffton University hosting Ultimate Frisbee reunion

BLUFFTON —The Bluffton University Ultimate Frisbee reunion will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 29, at the Musselman Library green.The free e...

June 18th, 2019 |  


‘Burning river’ loses sting in Cleveland 50 years after fire

‘Burning river’ loses sting in Cleveland 50 years after fire

CLEVELAND — Fifty years after the Cuyahoga River’s most infamous fire helped spawn the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, artists and e...

June 18th, 2019 |  


Watkins graduates from Norwich University

NORTHFIELD, Vermont — Damon E. Watkins, of Lima, received a bachelor’s of science degree in psychology and Spanish recently from Norwich U...

June 18th, 2019 |  


Lima Citizens Advisory Committee to meet

Lima Citizens Advisory Committee to meet

LIMA — The Lima-Allen County Regional Planning Commission Citizens Advisory Committee will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 25, at the commission o...

June 18th, 2019 |  


Lima Baptist Temple to host summer block party

Lima Baptist Temple to host summer block party

LIMA — There will be a summer block party from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 29, at Lima Baptist Temple, 982 Brower Road, Lima.The free family even...

June 18th, 2019 |  


SPORTS


College football: Big recruiting weekend at Ohio State includes nation’s top running back

College football: Big recruiting weekend at Ohio State includes nation’s top running back

COLUMBUS — Zachary Evans of North Shore (Texas) High School included Ohio State in his top five at the beginning of the month, and now he will m...

June 18th, 2019 |  


‘Grumpy’ Henry produces gem for Wolverines

‘Grumpy’ Henry produces gem for Wolverines

OMAHA, Neb. — From the moment Karl Kauffmann saw Tommy Henry onto the bus Monday afternoon, he knew what was coming.“He was just very lock...

June 18th, 2019 |  


Win wanted regardless

Win wanted regardless

LE HAVRE, France — Victory is the goal for the United States in its group stage finale against Sweden, even though a loss might give the America...

June 18th, 2019 |  


Rangers spoil Clevinger’s return with 7-2 win over Indians

Rangers spoil Clevinger’s return with 7-2 win over Indians

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Lance Lynn had another quality start, Danny Santana homered and the Texas Rangers beat Cleveland 7-2 on Monday night to ...

June 17th, 2019 |  


Castillo pitches two-hit ball into 7th, Reds beat Astros 3-2

Castillo pitches two-hit ball into 7th, Reds beat Astros 3-2

CINCINNATI (AP) — Nick Senzel returned from an eye injury and drove in a pair of runs Monday night, Luis Castillo pitched two-hit ball into the ...

June 17th, 2019 |  


Michigan rides Henry’s 3-hitter to 2-0 win over FSU at CWS

Michigan rides Henry’s 3-hitter to 2-0 win over FSU at CWS

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Tommy Henry limited Florida State to three hits, and Jesse Franklin’s first-inning home run stood up in Michigan’...

June 17th, 2019 |  


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LIFESTYLE


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The Rock, other stars promote positivity at MTV awards
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Gloria Vanderbilt, heiress and jeans queen, dies at 95
Franchise fatigue continues with ‘Men in Black’ and ‘Shaft’

Franchise fatigue continues with ‘Men in Black’ and ‘Shaft’

LOS ANGELES — Brand familiarity isn’t everything when it comes to attracting audiences to the multiplex, and Hollywood is learning that le...

June 16th, 2019 |  


Real Life Mama: Ode to a good dad

Real Life Mama: Ode to a good dad

A father, defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary, is a man who has begotten a child or a male parent. That’s it. That is all that is written ...

June 15th, 2019 |  


“The Secret Life of Pets 2” – PG

“The Secret Life of Pets 2” – PG

The Story Terrier-mix, Max (voice of Patton Oswalt), narrates his story as “The Secret Life of Pets 2” begins. “I did OK until my ow...

June 15th, 2019 |  


Beverly and David Campbell

Beverly and David Campbell

HARROD — Mr. and Mrs. David Campbell are celebrating 50 years of marriage with an open house from 1-4 p.m. June 22 at Waynesfield Baptist Church...

June 15th, 2019 |  


Jane and William Seiling

Jane and William Seiling

LIMA — Mr. and Mrs. William Seiling are celebrating 50 years of marriage with a private party at their daughter’s house in Dayton.Seiling ...

June 15th, 2019 |  


David Trinko: A name worth honoring this Father’s Day

David Trinko: A name worth honoring this Father’s Day

The word sounded so sweet, so genuine, so heartfelt the first time she used it.“Daddy!”I melted immediately, and I can’t help but ru...

June 15th, 2019 |  


OPINION


John Grindrod: Humor and misunderstanding make strange bedfellows

John Grindrod: Humor and misunderstanding make strange bedfellows

As sure as I am that no chicken ever died of old age and Benjamin Buttons was never heard to say, “Well, I better do it now because I’m no...

June 18th, 2019 |  


Melissa Martin column: Ohio’s suicide rate alarming

Melissa Martin column: Ohio’s suicide rate alarming

Suicide is tragic and traumatizing. But, prevention, intervention, and postvention need to be consistently discussed in homes, schools, and communitie...

June 18th, 2019 |  


Dick Polman: In defense of Biden’s switcheroo

Dick Polman: In defense of Biden’s switcheroo

H. L. Mencken, the famed crusty commentator, said one century ago: “A politician is an animal which can sit on a fence and yet keep both ears on...

June 17th, 2019 |  


Paying teachers what they’re worth is a two-way street

Bernie Sanders is confused. Again.He recently took to Twitter to opine that, “If we are a nation that can provide contracts to baseball players ...

June 17th, 2019 |  


Letter: Looking out for our seniors

Letter: Looking out for our seniors

Saturday was World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. To commemorate this day, communities in the United States, and throughout the world, sponsored events to...

June 17th, 2019 |  


Joe Blundo: Poppy happy to have grandson running show

Joe Blundo: Poppy happy to have grandson running show

My new boss is utterly charming and often demanding.He gets people to meet his high expectations with a disarming blend of spontaneity, guilelessness ...

June 17th, 2019 |  


BUSINESS


Ottawa Chamber executive director resigns

Ottawa Chamber executive director resigns

OTTAWA — Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Cathy Burgei plans to resign effective July 26.She has served in the position for th...

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


Analyst: U.S. car sales face 30% drop by 2022

Analyst: U.S. car sales face 30% drop by 2022

DETROIT — The U.S. auto industry is heading toward a nearly 30% decrease in sales by 2022, a Bank of America Merrill Lynch analyst predicts.Soft...

June 15th, 2019 |  


Record low unemployment, but not full employment

Record low unemployment, but not full employment

LIMA — Unemployment is at a 50-year low in Allen County, but low labor force participation and underemployment complicate otherwise positive sta...

June 15th, 2019 |  


What couples gain by merging finances

What couples gain by merging finances

As a millennial couple, you and your partner might not be planning to blend finances, even if you’ve been together for a while.Venmo is convenie...

June 15th, 2019 |  


Four beach vacations to maximize your points, miles

Four beach vacations to maximize your points, miles

Many travelers who squirrel away travel rewards are saving for an oceanfront vacation, paid for with points instead of cash. To make the most of your ...

June 15th, 2019 |  


Farm bureau’s Vandenbroek recognized

Farm bureau’s Vandenbroek recognized

LIMA — Jessica Vandenbroek, organization director for Allen, Paulding, Putnam and Van Wert counties, was recognized by the Ohio Farm Bureau for ...

June 15th, 2019 |  


STATE NEWS


‘Burning river’ loses sting in Cleveland 50 years after fire

‘Burning river’ loses sting in Cleveland 50 years after fire

CLEVELAND — Fifty years after the Cuyahoga River’s most infamous fire helped spawn the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, artists and e...

June 18th, 2019 |  


Federal assistance available for storm victims in Auglaize, Mercer counties

Federal assistance available for storm victims in Auglaize, Mercer counties

COLUMBUS — In the wake of an outbreak of 21 tornadoes that caused widespread damage across Ohio over Memorial Day weekend, President Donald Trum...

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


Conservationists say endangered beetle species found in Ohio

Conservationists say endangered beetle species found in Ohio

COLUMBUS — When she saw the plump orange-and-black insect crawling on the rotting rat corpse, Andrea Malek didn’t know whether to cry, lau...

June 15th, 2019 |  


‘Like quicksand’: Ohio farmer survives soybean entrapment

‘Like quicksand’: Ohio farmer survives soybean entrapment

COLUMBUS — The sea of shifting soybean kernels had risen to Jay Butterfield’s knees inside a tall grain bin on his Ohio farm.“I knew...

June 15th, 2019 updated: June 15th, 2019. |  


Did rain cause Monday’s quake?

Did rain cause Monday’s quake?

CLEVELAND — What caused the earthquake in Lake Erie Monday?One scientist suggests heavy rain in Northeast Ohio could have triggered the quake, w...

June 13th, 2019 updated: June 13th, 2019. |  


Senate GOP 2-year Ohio budget proposal includes lower taxes

Senate GOP 2-year Ohio budget proposal includes lower taxes

COLUMBUS — Ohio would lower income taxes for individuals and direct more money toward water quality initiatives, local governments and libraries...

June 11th, 2019 |