Me and the Bollenbachers, as told by a 1966 Chevrolet SuperSport Convertible

Me and the Bollenbachers, as told by a 1966 Chevrolet SuperSport Convertible

I was born in Flint Michigan in the summer of 1966. It was a non-eventful birth, but I did have tons of brothers and sisters born right before and aft...

February 7th, 2016 |  


Honda sticking with nine-speed tranny

Nine-speed transmissions are here to stay. They’re being touted as a fuel-efficient selling point in vehicles such as the 2016 Honda Pilot, in t...

February 7th, 2016 |  


Car talk: If only it were so easy

Car talk: If only it were so easy

Why can’t I use carbon dioxide gas to fill my tires instead of air (78 percent nitrogen) or instead of 100 percent nitrogen? If EVERYONE in the ...

February 7th, 2016 |  



Local brothers create discount paint, help environment

Local brothers create discount paint, help environment

MIDDLE POINT — Brothers Josh and Jeremy Brinkman own a pizza place, a car wash and rent properties together.But their most original venture is t...

February 6th, 2016 |  


Applause for business achievements

Applause for business achievements

AWARDSBurtchin wins President’s Club for CatherinesLIMA — Stacie Rockhold Burtchin, store manager of Catherines Plus Sizes in the Lima Pla...

February 6th, 2016 |  


Cheryl Parson: Three scams sprouting in region

Cheryl Parson: Three scams sprouting in region

With recent temperatures in the 50s, a few crocuses in my flower bed began to sprout. Along with the crocuses, there are some scams that have really s...

February 6th, 2016 |  


Land transfers

The trend of the real estate market in Allen County is shown by the following report, for the week running Jan. 28 to Feb. 3. Figures reflect the sell...

February 6th, 2016 |  


Bob Evans’ prepared foods unit in Lima growing

In a refrigerated case at a QFC grocery store in Portland, Ore., mashed potatoes and macaroni and cheese bearing the red and white Bob Evans Farms log...

February 6th, 2016 |  


Home loan rates

Rates for 30-year and 15-year, fixed-rate mortgages with zero points as of noon, Friday, Feb. 5, 2016:30 YR / 15 YR RATE %First Federal Bank3.635 / 2....

February 6th, 2016 |  


Legal-Ease: Two principles in business succession and estate planning

Legal-Ease: Two principles in business succession and estate planning

Hard work is seldom a problem for the people of northwest Ohio. People here only really struggle when they face challenges that are individualized to ...

February 6th, 2016 |