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Trick-or-treat times in the Lima region

Trick-or-treat times in the Lima region

Thursday, Oct. 28Ada: 5:30-7:30 p.m.Alger: 6-7:30 p.m.American Township/Elida: 5-7 p.m.Bath Township: 6-8 p.m.Beaverdam: 6-8 p.m.Bluffton: 6-7:30 p.m....

October 25th, 2021 updated: October 25th, 2021. |  


Holiday Market vendors back after COVID shut down shows

Holiday Market vendors back after COVID shut down shows

LIMA — Nearly 80 vendors participated in the “Home Sweet Home Holiday Market” at the Allen County Fairgrounds.The event began Saturd...

October 23rd, 2021 |  


Homebuyer ‘love letters’ may stir bias

Homebuyer ‘love letters’ may stir bias

Several years ago, Kristine Chadwick and her family were trying to buy a house in Eugene, Oregon. The market was competitive, so her agent suggested s...

October 23rd, 2021 |  


Yost worried about federal overreaches

Yost worried about federal overreaches

LIMA — There’s a team readying a lawsuit against the president over mandated COVID-19 vaccinations. There’s a fight over the power o...

October 23rd, 2021 |  


What can neighbors do about hoarder’s unkempt home?

What can neighbors do about hoarder’s unkempt home?

Q: A resident of our community is a hoarder and does not maintain his home. We are concerned that the condition of his home will attract pests and cau...

October 23rd, 2021 |  


SPORTS


Area high school football teams make the playoffs

COLUMBUS – Lima and the surrounding area will be well-represented in the postseason.The Ohio High School Athletic Association has released the p...

October 24th, 2021 updated: October 24th, 2021. |  


Ohio State grade card: Focused Buckeyes avoided a letdown

Ohio State grade card: Focused Buckeyes avoided a letdown

A grade card on Ohio State’s 54-7 win over Indiana, the fourth consecutive dominating performance by the Buckeyes.OFFENSE: AOSU scored the first...

October 24th, 2021 |  


College football: Ohio State rolls against Indiana

College football: Ohio State rolls against Indiana

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The long line of tail lights of the cars leaving the parking lots around Memorial Stadium before halftime told the story of ...

October 24th, 2021 updated: October 24th, 2021. |  


Roundup: District spots earned in soccer

Roundup: District spots earned in soccer

Sectional finalsBoys soccerDivision IIIBluffton 8, Old Fort 0BLUFFTON — Jude Spallinger and Bryan Zimmerman had two goals each and Kaden Basil, ...

October 23rd, 2021 |  


College roundup: Ohio Northern wins in men’s soccer

College roundup: Ohio Northern wins in men’s soccer

ADA — The Ohio Northern men’s soccer team celebrated Saturday afternoon’s Senior Day by defeating Capital 3-0 at Kerscher Stadium.Th...

October 23rd, 2021 |  


Ohio high school football scores for Friday, Oct. 22

Ohio high school football scores for Friday, Oct. 22

Akr. Buchtel 30, Akr. Ellet 6Akr. Manchester 41, Cuyahoga Falls CVCA 21Alliance 48, Alliance Marlington 27Andover Pymatuning Valley 24, Vienna Mathews...

October 23rd, 2021 |  


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LIFESTYLE


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Trick-or-treat times in the Lima region
Two weddings and a funeral

Two weddings and a funeral

Dear Answer Angel Ellen: I’m traveling cross-country for a wedding. But, sadly, I now learn that a funeral service for a dear friend is also sch...

October 23rd, 2021 |  


Online boutique aimed at cancer survivor needs

Online boutique aimed at cancer survivor needs

PITTSBURGH — When Lisa Lurie endured chemotherapy, a double mastectomy without reconstruction, the removal of lymph nodes in her arms and the re...

October 23rd, 2021 |  


Order books now for the holidays

Order books now for the holidays

Supply chain issues are delaying printing and shipping. Order early to ensure you get what you need.It’s only mid-October but I implore you to t...

October 23rd, 2021 |  


Real Life Mama: They may be late to church — but they’ll be there

Real Life Mama: They may be late to church — but they’ll be there

It never fails, I always walk into church late. It does not matter if I set my alarm early to get ready for it, it’s like there is something tha...

October 23rd, 2021 |  


Nitpicking my 9-year-old

Nitpicking my 9-year-old

Q: A friend recently pointed out that I constantly nitpick my 9-year-old son’s behavior. Her words were, “You’re on his case all the...

October 23rd, 2021 |  


David Trinko: Thrill of fear with the original Jason

David Trinko: Thrill of fear with the original Jason

You might not realize it, but you probably saw Ari Lehman in your nightmares.As far as he’s concerned, you’re welcome.“In a horror f...

October 23rd, 2021 updated: October 24th, 2021. |  


OPINION


Letter: Smith hasn’t shown us much

Letter: Smith hasn’t shown us much

Mayor Berger’s support of Sheretta Smith is misplaced.What did Smith or Berger do to generate 2,200 jobs in Kalida, Ottoville, Ottawa, Wapakonet...

October 24th, 2021 updated: October 24th, 2021. |  


Letter: We’ve seen what happens under Democrat mayors

Letter: We’ve seen what happens under Democrat mayors

Regardless of your politics, and whether or not you live in the city, the upcoming Lima mayoral election is very important. What happens in Lima has s...

October 24th, 2021 updated: October 24th, 2021. |  


Letter: Hardesty hits home

Letter: Hardesty hits home

During the Sept. 19 mayoral candidate debate the topic of housing was raised. Candidate Elizabeth Hardesty drew heat with this great, but overlooked p...

October 23rd, 2021 |  


Letter: Hardesty brings a needed change

Letter: Hardesty brings a needed change

This election is the most important election Lima has had in 30 years. Lima is going to get a new mayor; we need to make sure the job can be done with...

October 23rd, 2021 |  


Letter: Lima schools levy not a new tax

Letter: Lima schools levy not a new tax

As a Lima Senior High School graduate, parent, and now school board president, I could not be more proude of the Lima City Schools, its staff, student...

October 23rd, 2021 |  


Letter: Basinger, Mohler get the job done

Letter: Basinger, Mohler get the job done

I have attended all of the American Township trustee meetings and know that Paul Basinger and Lynn Mohler are doing what’s best for the township...

October 23rd, 2021 |  


BUSINESS


What’s in a name? It shouldn’t matter to Facebook shareholders

What’s in a name? It shouldn’t matter to Facebook shareholders

Facebook, by any other name, has a problem. It’s not a profit growth problem – at least not right now. It is a bruised and battered corpor...

October 23rd, 2021 |  


Think everything’s expensive now?

Think everything’s expensive now?

Consumers around the world are about to get socked with even higher prices on everyday items, companies from food giant Unilever Plc to lubricant make...

October 23rd, 2021 |  


Reghan Winkler: Now is a good time to prepare your car for winter

Reghan Winkler: Now is a good time to prepare your car for winter

In my last article I suggested now is the time to ready your home for the upcoming winter. Since there is still warm autumn weather right now it is al...

October 23rd, 2021 |  


Land transfers, Oct. 14-20, 2021

Land transfers, Oct. 14-20, 2021

The trend of the real estate market in Allen County is shown by the following report, for the week running Oct. 14 through Oct. 20, 2021. Figures refl...

October 23rd, 2021 |  


Legal-Ease: Getting out of a contract

Legal-Ease: Getting out of a contract

People sometimes change their minds after agreeing to business contracts. The bigger (in size, effect or monetary value), the bigger the potential rem...

October 23rd, 2021 |  


Lima’s ClassE Boutique aims for affordability

Lima’s ClassE Boutique aims for affordability

LIMA — It’s important to be classy on a budget. That’s why Erica Hawkins opened ClassE Boutique in Lima, to fill a niche.“The ...

October 22nd, 2021 updated: October 23rd, 2021. |  


STATE NEWS


How mental illness law is changing Ohio death row

How mental illness law is changing Ohio death row

COLUMBUS — A new Ohio law prohibiting the execution of people who had severe mental illness at the time of their crime has begun seeing its firs...

October 23rd, 2021 |  


Gang with past abductions blamed for kidnapping Ohio missionaries in Haiti

Gang with past abductions blamed for kidnapping Ohio missionaries in Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — A gang blamed for kidnapping five priests and two nuns earlier this year in Haiti is now accused of kidnapping 17 missio...

October 17th, 2021 |  


Marathon a celebration of life for father of hospital patient

Marathon a celebration of life for father of hospital patient

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Jason Browning’s 10th marathon will be extra special this year.As he lines up to run in the Nationwide Children’s H...

October 16th, 2021 |  


Candidates report latest campaign fundraising hauls

Candidates report latest campaign fundraising hauls

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The candidates running for one of Ohio’s U.S. Senate seats in next year’s election reported their campaign hauls on...

October 16th, 2021 |  


Alarming rise in suicide rates among Black girls

Alarming rise in suicide rates among Black girls

CLEVELAND — An alarming rise of suicide rates among young Black girls has emerged during the coronavirus pandemic, experts said during a mental ...

October 16th, 2021 updated: October 16th, 2021. |  


Cupp rebukes lawmaker over anti-vaxx bill

Cupp rebukes lawmaker over anti-vaxx bill

COLUMBUS — The Republican speaker of the Ohio House has publicly rebuked a fellow GOP lawmaker over the lawmaker’s attempts to push a hard...

October 15th, 2021 |