NEWS


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Inmate overpowers Mercer jailer; two officers injured
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Unemployment down across Lima region
Putnam County court records

Putnam County court records

Putnam County Common Pleas CourtThe following individuals were indicted following a grand jury session on March 20.Josalyna L. Baney, 35, 510 North St...

March 26th, 2019 updated: March 26th, 2019. |  


Kalida woman gets 44 months in federal prison for bank fraud

Kalida woman gets 44 months in federal prison for bank fraud

TOLEDO — The former owner of a Delphos payroll company accused of stealing nearly $1 million from clients will spend 44 months in federal prison...

March 26th, 2019 updated: March 26th, 2019. |  


White gets 16 1/2 years in prison for supplying crack cocaine

White gets 16 1/2 years in prison for supplying crack cocaine

LIMA — Lima resident Raymond White, who in September pleaded guilty in Allen County Common Pleas Court to trafficking in cocaine with a major dr...

March 26th, 2019 updated: March 26th, 2019. |  


Pickerington man charged in Lima shooting death

Pickerington man charged in Lima shooting death

LIMA — A Pickerington man pleaded not guilty Friday to charges of murder in the shooting death of of Anthony Bankston, whose lifeless body was f...

March 26th, 2019 updated: March 26th, 2019. |  


Ten arrested, jailed on drug-related charges in Mercer County

Ten arrested, jailed on drug-related charges in Mercer County

CELINA — Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey announced Tuesday his office arrested the following individuals following their indictment by the grand...

March 26th, 2019 |  


Four arrested following Grand Lake Task Force operations

Four arrested following Grand Lake Task Force operations

CELINA — The Grand Lake Task Force and HIT Team, including officers from Mercer and Auglaize sheriff’s offices and Celina and Coldwater po...

March 26th, 2019 |  


SPORTS


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Bluffton edges McComb
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Bath wins wild one
The youth will rise

The youth will rise

They are not yet the best in the game, although a couple are very close but the truth is that as our young bowlers continue to grow – like cream...

March 25th, 2019 |  


Duke, America’s brackets survive

Duke, America’s brackets survive

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Zion Williamson took on 7-foot-6 Tacko Fall at the end and won. So did top-seeded Duke — barely — when two las...

March 24th, 2019 |  


Gronkowski announces retirement from NFL

Gronkowski announces retirement from NFL

BOSTON (AP) — The New England Patriots’ gentle giant has decided to hang up his cleats.Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski said Sunday that ...

March 24th, 2019 |  


Five reasons Browns won’t flop in 2019

Five reasons Browns won’t flop in 2019

CLEVELAND - The buzz is back in Browns Town, like nothing since 2008.Then, wildly bubbling expectations soon vanished into a stupefying vortex. Lookin...

March 24th, 2019 updated: March 24th, 2019. |  


Boys basketball: Knights rule Division IV

Boys basketball: Knights rule Division IV

COLUMBUS — They arrived with big expectations and left with the biggest prize.Crestview’s 58-38 win over Berlin Hiland in the Division IV ...

March 23rd, 2019 updated: March 24th, 2019. |  


Track & field: Kalida boys looking to get back to state

Track & field: Kalida boys looking to get back to state

WAYNESFIELD — A good track-and-field team will build around its top performers.In the case of the Kalida boys track team, there is one athlete i...

March 23rd, 2019 |  


MULTIMEDIA - PHOTO STORE




LIFESTYLE


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Births
Lynne and Robert Line

Lynne and Robert Line

ELIDA — Mr. and Mrs. Robert Line are celebrating 65 years of marriage with a family dinner.Line and the former E. Lynne Rutter were married Marc...

March 23rd, 2019 |  


Patty and Ron Leichty

Patty and Ron Leichty

LIMA — Mr. and Mrs. Ron Leichty are celebrating 60 years of marriage with a family dinner.Leichty and the former Patty Page were married March 1...

March 23rd, 2019 |  


Barbara and Robert Rupert

Barbara and Robert Rupert

LIMA — Mr. and Mrs. Robert Rupert are celebrating 50 years of marriage.Rupert and the former Barbara Rimer were married in 1969 at Grace United ...

March 23rd, 2019 |  


Real Life Mama: A good cry is in order

Real Life Mama: A good cry is in order

Dear Mama,Sometimes, it is OK to cry.And I am not talking about the 20 second “get yourself together” in the bathroom mirror while the bab...

March 23rd, 2019 |  


“Wonder Park” – PG

“Wonder Park” – PG

The Story“Can we talk about what’s going on with you?” concerned Dad (voice of Matthew Broderick) asks daughter June. “No, we ...

March 23rd, 2019 |  


David Trinko: When a national story is a local non-story

David Trinko: When a national story is a local non-story

“Never use generalizations” is one of my favorite sayings. I laugh because it violates itself, using a generalization while telling you to...

March 23rd, 2019 |  


OPINION


Los Angeles Times: Why America needs to see the Mueller report, right now

Los Angeles Times: Why America needs to see the Mueller report, right now

For nearly two years, the nation has been bitterly divided by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s ongoing investigation into the 2016 presid...

March 24th, 2019 |  


Marc A. Thiessen: Constitution’s biggest threat? Dems, not Trump

Marc A. Thiessen: Constitution’s biggest threat? Dems, not Trump

WASHINGTON — Who is the biggest threat to our constitutional order? It is not President Trump.Ever since Trump took office, Democrats have been ...

March 24th, 2019 |  


Letter: No reason to subsidize companies with RTA levy

Letter: No reason to subsidize companies with RTA levy

I saw in a recent letter that the writer was bemoaning the fact that a local company had to contract with the RTA to transport its workers.Well, is th...

March 24th, 2019 |  


Chris Erskine: I’ve had enough death for a while; I need a little life … adrenaline … a yodel or two

Chris Erskine: I’ve had enough death for a while; I need a little life … adrenaline … a yodel or two

They follow me, a man with a snowy mustache and credit problems, deep into the Sierra. It sounds like a Brothers Grimm fairy tale, except the Uber arr...

March 24th, 2019 |  


Krumel column: 10 take-aways from Trump’s visit to Lima

Krumel column: 10 take-aways from Trump’s visit to Lima

Workers at the Joint Systems Manufacturing Center in Lima were treated to vintage Donald Trump during his stop on Wednesday.Sugar-coating? It didnR...

March 23rd, 2019 |  


BUSINESS


3:28 pm
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Unemployment down across Lima region
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JSMC recruiting efforts underway
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Chamber names award finalists
GM’s laid off workers warn Ford employees: Start looking for new job

GM’s laid off workers warn Ford employees: Start looking for new job

DETROIT — Early this year, a data analyst at General Motors self-assuredly told a colleague over lunch that her boss had guaranteed that her job...

March 23rd, 2019 |  


8 warning signs you won’t finish college

8 warning signs you won’t finish college

Forty percent of students who enroll in a four-year college don’t graduate within six years, according to the National Center for Education Stat...

March 23rd, 2019 |  


Liz Weston: How to give money advice that sticks

Liz Weston: How to give money advice that sticks

Unsolicited money advice is like stale fruitcake: Most people wish the givers would just keep it to themselves.Still, those who are “good with m...

March 23rd, 2019 |  


Adam, Jason Stolly become agency partners

Adam, Jason Stolly become agency partners

LIMA — Stolly Insurance has promoted Adam Stolly and Jason Stolly to agency partners.Adam Stolly joined the insurance agency in 2008 and is the ...

March 23rd, 2019 |  


How to stem ‘subscription creep’

How to stem ‘subscription creep’

From Netflix, Spotify and Amazon Prime to Blue Apron, Birchbox and beer of the month, your debit or credit card statements are likely littered with su...

March 23rd, 2019 |  


Red Cross honors volunteers

Red Cross honors volunteers

LIMA — The American Red Cross recently recognized volunteers from the west central Ohio region.This year’s volunteer award winners were Ch...

March 23rd, 2019 |  


STATE NEWS


ODNR hiring for hundreds of positions

ODNR hiring for hundreds of positions

DAYTON — The Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Parks and Watercraft is looking to hire.Across Ohio, it employs more than 700 perm...

March 23rd, 2019 |  


Church checks-ins for children give parents peace of mind

TOLEDO — After a tragedy at a house of worship, like the ones in Charleston, S.C., Sutherland Springs, Texas, Pittsburgh or, most recently, Chri...

March 23rd, 2019 |  


DeWine stresses need for road safety in bid to resuscitate full gas tax hike

DeWine stresses need for road safety in bid to resuscitate full gas tax hike

COLUMBUS — Gov. Mike DeWine stressed public safety Friday in a bid to resuscitate the entirety of his requested gas-tax increase after Ohio lawm...

March 23rd, 2019 updated: March 23rd, 2019. |  


Challenges for new Ohio National Guard head include fitness

Challenges for new Ohio National Guard head include fitness

COLUMBUS (AP) — The two-star general now in charge of the Ohio National Guard poked himself in the chest as he spoke about the tough new physica...

March 23rd, 2019 |  


Ohio governor proposes raising age to buy tobacco

Ohio governor proposes raising age to buy tobacco

DAYTON (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine is proposing raising the minimum age to buy tobacco from 18 to 21 as part of his two-year state budget.The p...

March 23rd, 2019 |  


DeWine: Ohio ‘kicked around’ on trade

DeWine: Ohio ‘kicked around’ on trade

COLUMBUS — When asked about Ohio farmers losing three-fourths of their soybean sales to China amid a trade war, Gov. Mike DeWine said Ohioans ha...

March 21st, 2019 |