NEWS


Friends of Lima Symphony selling mums

Friends of Lima Symphony selling mums

LIMA — Friends of the Lima Symphony are selling mums to support the Lima Symphony Orchestra.The plants are 9” and cost $7 each. They are a...

August 14th, 2018 |  


Walk with Nature Fall Festival planned

Walk with Nature Fall Festival planned

ST. MARYS — The Walk with Nature Fall Festival will be held from 12 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, in Memorial Park, St. Marys.There will be a car s...

August 14th, 2018 |  


Putnam courthouse elevator replacement tabled

Putnam courthouse elevator replacement tabled

OTTAWA — Putnam County commissioners have tabled a $130,000 contract with Davis & Newcomer Elevator Company that would have replaced the Put...

August 14th, 2018 |  


Chip seal causing traffic problems on Eastown Road Wednesday

Chip seal causing traffic problems on Eastown Road Wednesday

LIMA — Eastown Road between West Elm Street and state Route 117, will be closed from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday for chip seal. No through traff...

August 14th, 2018 |  


Lima area McDonald’s part of statewide renovations

Lima area McDonald’s part of statewide renovations

LIMA — Throughout 2018 and 2019, McDonald’s and franchisees are investing approximately $251 million in Ohio restaurants, including severa...

August 14th, 2018 updated: August 14th, 2018. |  


Delphos native opens Victorian Rose Boutique

Delphos native opens Victorian Rose Boutique

DELPHOS — As a young girl, Delphos native Vicky Kayser knew she wanted to own a boutique, and now, in 2018, she is finally fulfilling that dream...

August 14th, 2018 |  


SPORTS


Area roundup: LCC captures Lady Trojans Invitational

Area roundup: LCC captures Lady Trojans Invitational

ARLINGTON — Lima Central Catholic captured first at the Lady Trojan Invitational at Sycamore Springs Golf Club Monday.The Thunderbirds posted a ...

August 14th, 2018 |  


Indians pull away from Reds for 10-3 win

Indians pull away from Reds for 10-3 win

CINCINNATI (AP) — Jose Ramirez connected for his 35th homer and Yandy Diaz hit a tiebreaking RBI double in Cleveland’s seven-run sixth inn...

August 13th, 2018 |  


Let the season begin

Let the season begin

It was during the Division I bowling sectional last season that I made the first of my calls to the United States Bowling Congress (USBC.There had bee...

August 13th, 2018 |  


Another major accomplishment for Koepka

Another major accomplishment for Koepka

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Brooks Koepka is impossible to overlook now, winning the PGA Championship on Sunday with machine-like precision to go with his ...

August 12th, 2018 |  


Another day, another scare from the Indians’ bullpen

Another day, another scare from the Indians’ bullpen

CHICAGO (AP) — Carlos Carrasco and Cleveland’s deep lineup combined for a successful Sunday in Chicago.The bullpen almost gave it away.Car...

August 12th, 2018 |  


Harvick gets seventh win of season

Harvick gets seventh win of season

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — Kevin Harvick capped off his father-son weekend by dominating a race and putting 6-year-old son Keelan in the passenger s...

August 12th, 2018 |  


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LIFESTYLE


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‘Jolly set of girls’
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Births
Births

Births

Lima Memorial Health System Aug. 10 — Brandy Lacey and Gavin Rainsburg, Lima, girl; Breonna Coleman and Lloyd Horton Jr., Lima, girl; Ann and St...

August 13th, 2018 |  


Former Fox exec Shine works to brighten Trump’s image

Former Fox exec Shine works to brighten Trump’s image

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — For years he dutifully carried out Roger Ailes’ orders, earning himself the nickname “the Butler” at Fox N...

August 13th, 2018 |  


Sandra and David Rufener

Sandra and David Rufener

LIMA — Mr. and Mrs. David Rufener are celebrating 50 years of marriage. A reception and luncheon were held.Rufener and the former Sandra Sykes w...

August 11th, 2018 |  


Margaret and William Wheeler

Margaret and William Wheeler

LIMA — Mr. and Mrs. William “Bill” Wheeler are celebrating 70 years of marriage with a family lunch and cake celebration.Wheeler and...

August 11th, 2018 |  


Linda and John Stutz

Linda and John Stutz

VAN WERT — Mr. and Mrs. John Stutz are celebrating 50 years of marriage. An open house will be from 2-5 p.m. Aug. 25 at the Ohio City Community ...

August 11th, 2018 |  


Real Life Mama: Summer full of memories

Real Life Mama: Summer full of memories

As I glanced out my kitchen window into my backyard, I couldn’t help but notice the roughed-up ground beneath the swings on our swing set. A pie...

August 11th, 2018 |  


OPINION


Jay Ambrose: Even if called a racist, Trump makes life better for black Americans

Jay Ambrose: Even if called a racist, Trump makes life better for black Americans

President Donald Trump is making life better for black Americans everywhere you look while his predecessor fumbled. But hey, say his critics, not ever...

August 14th, 2018 |  


Letter: Moving the parade not fair

The Allen County Fair is just days away. It’s a summer event that people like me look forward too. For me, I make a beeline tom favorite french-...

August 13th, 2018 |  


John M. Crisp: The pope has it right; we should listen

John M. Crisp: The pope has it right; we should listen

I’m not a particular fan of the Catholic Church, but I like Pope Francis, who appears to be a simple, devout, humble man who has somehow found h...

August 13th, 2018 |  


Commentary: Farmers want fair trade, not handouts

Commentary: Farmers want fair trade, not handouts

My grandfather, who was a dairy farmer, would often say, “farmers do not need to go into a casino to gamble. They do it every single day, just g...

August 13th, 2018 |  


Jerry Zezima: A visit from the tooth fairy

Jerry Zezima: A visit from the tooth fairy

For grownups, making money can be like pulling teeth. Kids have it so much better because they don’t have to pay to have a tooth extracted.They ...

August 13th, 2018 |  


BUSINESS


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Lima area McDonald’s part of statewide renovations
More funding for tank and Stryker upgrades at JSMC

More funding for tank and Stryker upgrades at JSMC

LIMA — On Monday, President Trump signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act, a law that will provide funding for upgrades of Abram ...

August 14th, 2018 updated: August 14th, 2018. |  


US stocks take further losses as Turkey worries continue

US stocks take further losses as Turkey worries continue

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks fell further on Wall Street Monday as Turkey’s central bank was unable to stop a steep plunge in that nation’...

August 13th, 2018 |  


Regional gas prices down from last week

Regional gas prices down from last week

KENTON — As gasoline inventories remain steady, gas prices are expected to continue to drop, according to Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum anal...

August 13th, 2018 |  


Lima native’s proposal gains global recognition

Lima native’s proposal gains global recognition

LIMA — Lima native Carlton McLellan is gaining worldwide recognition with a new international project that is promoting not only the United Stat...

August 13th, 2018 updated: August 13th, 2018. |  


Smith-Boughan recognized for safety record

Smith-Boughan recognized for safety record

LIMA — The Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association Safety Excellence Awards Program recognized Smith-Boughan fo...

August 12th, 2018 |  


Aldi pushes fresh, organic products

Aldi pushes fresh, organic products

Some 10 years ago, Aldi didn’t sell olive oil; today it sells four kinds. The Batavia, Ill.-based discounter also now sells vegan kale burgers, ...

August 11th, 2018 |  


STATE NEWS


Ohio ends pharmacy middlemen contracts over ‘spread pricing’

Ohio ends pharmacy middlemen contracts over ‘spread pricing’

COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio’s Department of Medicaid will end the state’s contracts with pharmacy benefit managers which bill taxpayers mor...

August 14th, 2018 |  


2 bodies found in debris of home destroyed by fire

2 bodies found in debris of home destroyed by fire

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Authorities say fire has destroyed a house in western Ohio and fire officials have found two bodies in the debris left by the...

August 12th, 2018 |  


Sheriff’s office: Man found shot at mobile home park dies

Sheriff’s office: Man found shot at mobile home park dies

WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE (AP) — A sheriff’s office says a man was found shot at a mobile home park in Ohio and has died.The Fayette County S...

August 12th, 2018 |  


Authorities ID man killed by police in confrontation

Authorities ID man killed by police in confrontation

COLUMBUS (AP) — Authorities have identified a man they say was fatally shot by police after he emerged from a hotel room in Ohio’s capital...

August 12th, 2018 |  


List grows of people said to know of Ohio St. doctor’s abuse

List grows of people said to know of Ohio St. doctor’s abuse

COLUMBUS (AP) — Several former students and student-athletes at Ohio State University have described sexual abuse they suffered at the hands of ...

August 11th, 2018 |  


Pioneering Ohio charter school operator sells off assets

Pioneering Ohio charter school operator sells off assets

AKRON (AP) — A pioneering for-profit charter school operator in Ohio has gotten out of the business.The Akron Beacon Journal reports White Hat M...

August 11th, 2018 |