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Today’s latest updates on the coronavirus pandemic

Today’s latest updates on the coronavirus pandemic

• COVID-19 cases, deathsAllen County: Cases: 308. Deaths: 40. Updated 2 p.m. 7/4/20Auglaize County: Cases: 106. Deaths: 4. Updated 2 p.m. 7/4/20...

July 4th, 2020 |  



NEWS


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Celebrating July Fourth
Ozone alert issued for Allen County Sunday

Ozone alert issued for Allen County Sunday

LIMA — An Ozone Alert has been issued for Allen County from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 5.During the alert citizens are encouraged to take the followi...

July 4th, 2020 |  


Toledo police officer shot and killed

Toledo police officer shot and killed

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An officer who was responding to a call in a store parking lot was shot and killed early Saturday morning by an intoxicated ...

July 4th, 2020 |  


Lima Astronomical Society seeks $4,000 for motor fix

Lima Astronomical Society seeks $4,000 for motor fix

LIMA — With city tax revenues stressed due to the coronavirus pandemic’s economic fallout, the Lima Astronomical Society is looking to the...

July 4th, 2020 |  


From moving to U.S. to serving it: Woman adopted from Russia excels as Marine

From moving to U.S. to serving it: Woman adopted from Russia excels as Marine

MINSTER — In high school, Veronika “Nika” Gottschalk would skip cheerleading practice to head down to Piqua’s military trainin...

July 4th, 2020 |  


David Trinko: Dancing through a moment on TikTok

David Trinko: Dancing through a moment on TikTok

I heard 15 seconds of a song recently.Then I heard the same 15 seconds again. And again. And again.For those of you not blessed with tweens in your li...

July 4th, 2020 |  


Road construction and maintenance projects

Road construction and maintenance projects

ALLEN COUNTYInterstate 75 between Napoleon Road and state Route 235, just south of the village of Beaverdam to three miles north of the village of Blu...

July 4th, 2020 |  


SPORTS


NASCAR races on at Indy after Johnson contracts coronavirus

NASCAR races on at Indy after Johnson contracts coronavirus

NDIANAPOLIS (AP) — NASCAR’s extravagant weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway — where the back-and-forth battle between Kevin Harvi...

July 4th, 2020 |  


Runners find a way to overcome

Runners find a way to overcome

LAKEVIEW – The COVID-19 pandemic has posed countless obstacles.With the pandemic, it’s been a struggle to get back to some type of normalc...

July 4th, 2020 |  


Reds resume with unsettled feelings

Reds resume with unsettled feelings

CINCINNATI — Hitters in bright red shirts slapped batting-practice pitches to all parts of the recently mowed field. A mash-up of disco, rap and...

July 3rd, 2020 |  


Power puts Penske back in front

Power puts Penske back in front

INDIANAPOLIS — Will Power brought back normalcy to Indianapolis on Friday.Finally.After a two-month race delay and a one-month hiatus between In...

July 3rd, 2020 updated: July 3rd, 2020. |  


Operation Dry Water under way this weekend

Operation Dry Water under way this weekend

Safety always is the utmost concern when on the water. To help ensure safety, make sure you don’t mix alcohol and boating since they are dangero...

July 3rd, 2020 updated: July 3rd, 2020. |  


Lima area sports calendar

Lima area sports calendar

Note: Events may be canceled due to coronavirus outbreak. Each week, The Lima News publishes a calendar of events of local interest. Events should be ...

July 3rd, 2020 |  


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LIFESTYLE


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Betty and Miles Hefner
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Roberta and Donald Beemer
Michele and Thomas Simmonds

Michele and Thomas Simmonds

ELIDA — Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Simmonds are celebrating 30 years of marriage.Simmonds and the former Michele DeLaughter were married June 30, 1990,...

July 4th, 2020 |  


David Trinko: Dancing through a moment on TikTok

David Trinko: Dancing through a moment on TikTok

I heard 15 seconds of a song recently.Then I heard the same 15 seconds again. And again. And again.For those of you not blessed with tweens in your li...

July 4th, 2020 |  


Lima Public Library Book Reviews

Lima Public Library Book Reviews

FictionVagabonds by Hao JingfangThis genre-bending novel is set on Earth in the wake of a second civil war … not between two factions in one nat...

July 4th, 2020 |  


Best of the Region: Quiz

Best of the Region: Quiz

Best of the Region, featuring our readers’ favorite things in the area, will be published Sunday, July 26. We asked for your opinions on 75 cate...

July 4th, 2020 |  


Willie Nelson’s July Fourth picnic is virtual in virus era

Willie Nelson’s July Fourth picnic is virtual in virus era

SPICEWOOD, Texas (AP) — Willie Nelson’s annual Fourth of July Picnic is going ahead this year, but to reduce concerns about the coronaviru...

July 3rd, 2020 |  


Get This: Wisconsin family saves bear swimming with head stuck in bin

Get This: Wisconsin family saves bear swimming with head stuck in bin

BLOOMER, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin family helped save a young bear that was struggling to breathe while swimming in a lake with its head caught in...

July 3rd, 2020 |  


OPINION


David Trinko: Dancing through a moment on TikTok

David Trinko: Dancing through a moment on TikTok

I heard 15 seconds of a song recently.Then I heard the same 15 seconds again. And again. And again.For those of you not blessed with tweens in your li...

July 4th, 2020 |  


Cheryl Parson: Resist falling for work-from-home scams

Cheryl Parson: Resist falling for work-from-home scams

Our economy has taken a beating during the coronavirus shutdown. The efforts to blunt the spread of the virus has resulted in the highest unemployment...

July 4th, 2020 |  


Legal-Ease: New buildings, improvements at ‘home place’

Legal-Ease: New buildings, improvements at ‘home place’

With increasingly innovative ways to provide home healthcare, it is possible for many people to stay home in situations where earlier generations faci...

July 4th, 2020 |  


Letter: Our field of experts

Dr. Tedros Adhanom Adhanom, Director General of the WHO, Soumya Swaminathan, Paediatrician, Jane Ellison, and Dr. Anthony Fauci, White House Task Forc...

July 3rd, 2020 |  


Glenn Mollette: America seeks ‘hope’ this Fourth

Glenn Mollette: America seeks ‘hope’ this Fourth

The words in our Declaration of Independence are powerful — “That all people are created equal, endowed by our Creator with certain unalie...

July 3rd, 2020 |  


Letter: A view from a different seat

We all have a favorite seat that we enjoy to watch TV, listen to music, or just to relax.We choose that seat because it provides a feeling of comfort ...

July 3rd, 2020 |  


BUSINESS


Land transfers, June 18-24

Land transfers, June 18-24

The trend of the real estate market in Allen County is shown by the following report, for the week running June 18 through June 24. Figures reflect th...

June 27th, 2020 updated: June 27th, 2020. |  


On Leadership: Learning leadership on the links

On Leadership: Learning leadership on the links

In each “On Leadership” column, Allen Lima Leadership Executive Director Matt Childers talks with a regional business leader. This week, h...

June 27th, 2020 |  


Home loan rates

Home loan rates

Rates for 30-year and 15-year, fixed-rate mortgages with zero points as of noon, Friday, June 26, 2020:Lender `30-year rate `15-year rateFirst Nationa...

June 27th, 2020 |  


Legal-Ease: Free speech, exceptions and social media

Legal-Ease: Free speech, exceptions and social media

The First Amendment to the Constitution protects freedom of speech. However, there are limits on our ability to say and communicate whatever we want.T...

June 27th, 2020 |  


Chuck E. Cheese closes Lima location

Chuck E. Cheese closes Lima location

LIMA — Lima is without a place “where a kid can be a kid.”Chuck E. Cheese permanently closed its Lima location as part of voluntary ...

June 26th, 2020 updated: June 26th, 2020. |  


Slow recovery for dine-in restaurants

Slow recovery for dine-in restaurants

LIMA — The quick transition to carryout may have saved many Ohio bars and restaurants, but there’s a much longer recovery ahead for tradit...

June 26th, 2020 updated: June 26th, 2020. |  


STATE NEWS


Charges against pain doctor reveal undercurrent of anger

Charges against pain doctor reveal undercurrent of anger

CLEVELAND, Ohio – For more than 25 years, patients suffering in pain sought out Dr. William Bauer.They had crippling injuries from car crashes a...

July 4th, 2020 |  


Attendance surges at Ohio state parks

Attendance surges at Ohio state parks

LORE CITY — Sharon Samuels had spent nearly three months without visiting her grandchildren as a precaution during the COVID-19 pandemic.“...

July 4th, 2020 |  


Family with severely burned baby ready to start new chapter in Akron

Family with severely burned baby ready to start new chapter in Akron

Nearly eight months ago, then 4-month-old Domingo Abarzua was rescued by his mother from their burning house near Youngstown.The baby was burned over ...

July 4th, 2020 |  


Coronavirus: Springfield commissioners pass resolution supporting wearing masks

Coronavirus: Springfield commissioners pass resolution supporting wearing masks

Springfield City Commissioners voted to approved a resolution this week that supports and encourages residents to wear face coverings and follow socia...

July 4th, 2020 |  


WGTE, League of Women Voters celebrate fight to vote by women in America

WGTE, League of Women Voters celebrate fight to vote by women in America

Officially, American women were granted the right to vote on Aug. 26, 1920, with the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which Congress passed the yea...

July 4th, 2020 |  


Cincinnati joins Columbus, Dayton in requiring masks in public

Cincinnati joins Columbus, Dayton in requiring masks in public

Cincinnati joined other Ohio cities, including Columbus and Dayton, in requiring masks inside public spaces after Cincinnati City Council passed an or...

July 3rd, 2020 |