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Hammons awarded medal of valor
Home loan rates

Home loan rates

Rates for 30-year and 15-year, fixed-rate mortgages with zero points as of noon, Friday, Feb. 22, 2019:30 YR / 15 YR RATE %First Federal Bank4.375 / 3...

February 23rd, 2019 |  


Legal-Ease: Four planning frameworks

Legal-Ease: Four planning frameworks

Many of us have heard about an accident, an unexpectedly early death or an extended stay in the nursing home that leads to a life savings lost or unne...

February 23rd, 2019 |  


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 |  


Get This: German police say dead cow kicked slaughterhouse worker

Get This: German police say dead cow kicked slaughterhouse worker

BERLIN (AP) — Police in southern Germany say a slaughterhouse worker suffered serious injuries after being kicked in the face by a dead cow. In ...

February 23rd, 2019 |  


Ottawa library hosting crochet group

Ottawa library hosting crochet group

OTTAWA — Crochet with Deb Kuhlman from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 2 at the Ottawa library, 136 Putnam Parkway, Ottawa.Bring a crochet ho...

February 22nd, 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. |  


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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Play to feature Indian song, dance

Play to feature Indian song, dance

ADA — This year’s Ohio Northern University International Play Festival will showcase ancient and modern Indian culture.Students will be pe...

February 21st, 2019 |  


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 |  


OPINION


Letter: Mystery donor touches heart

Letter: Mystery donor touches heart

We wish to thank the gentleman who paid for our lunch at Bob Evans on Sunday, Feb. 17.My wife and I were so surprised, elated and pleased by such a wo...

February 22nd, 2019 |  


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 |  


BUSINESS


GM’s global gamble to fund a big bet on the future

GM’s global gamble to fund a big bet on the future

DETROIT — In the summer of 2015, about a dozen of General Motors’ top brass flew to Silicon Valley for a series of not-your-father’s...

February 23rd, 2019 |  


Hammons awarded medal of valor

Hammons awarded medal of valor

LIMA — Firefighter Matt Hammons was presented with the Medal of Valor on Wednesday for his efforts in rescuing 6-year-old Landyn Douglas from a ...

February 23rd, 2019 |  


Home loan rates

Home loan rates

Rates for 30-year and 15-year, fixed-rate mortgages with zero points as of noon, Friday, Feb. 22, 2019:30 YR / 15 YR RATE %First Federal Bank4.375 / 3...

February 23rd, 2019 |  


Legal-Ease: Four planning frameworks

Legal-Ease: Four planning frameworks

Many of us have heard about an accident, an unexpectedly early death or an extended stay in the nursing home that leads to a life savings lost or unne...

February 23rd, 2019 |  


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. |  


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 |