Home loan rates

Home loan rates

Rates for 30-year and 15-year, fixed-rate mortgages with zero points as of noon, Friday, Feb. 21, 2020:30 YR / 15 YR RATE %First Federal Bank3.50/3.00...

February 22nd, 2020 |  


Legal-Ease: Easements are tricky

Legal-Ease: Easements are tricky

Despite being teased for sometimes using big or unfamiliar words, attorneys tend to universally use the common word “tricky” when describi...

February 22nd, 2020 |  


Civilian, officers of the year named by Mercer County sheriff

Civilian, officers of the year named by Mercer County sheriff

CELINA — Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey recently recognized the department’s top officers and civilians of the 2018-19 year during a brea...

February 22nd, 2020 |  



Scared to go downtown? Bar feels pressure to ease Lima’s fear

Scared to go downtown? Bar feels pressure to ease Lima’s fear

LIMA — The aftermath of the triple homicide at Levels Lounge earlier this month has inspired at least one bar to increase security, acknowledgin...

February 21st, 2020 updated: February 21st, 2020. |  


Metro Center anticipates mid-2020 opening

Metro Center anticipates mid-2020 opening

LIMA — Reconstruction of the former Metropolitan Bank Building — the soon-to-be home of the forthcoming Metro Center Upscale Lofts & B...

February 21st, 2020 updated: February 21st, 2020. |  


WOCAP honored for ‘No Excuses’ shelter program

WOCAP honored for ‘No Excuses’ shelter program

LIMA — The West Ohio Community Action Partnership was one of three agencies recognized during the Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies&...

February 15th, 2020 |  


Congress tried to improve Americans’ retirement security. Will the SECURE Act help?

Congress tried to improve Americans’ retirement security. Will the SECURE Act help?

LIMA — Congress has raised the age for required minimum distributions, allowing adults in their early 70s to wait another year-and-a-half before...

February 15th, 2020 |  


Land transfers, Feb. 5-12

Land transfers, Feb. 5-12

The trend of the real estate market in Allen County is shown by the following report, for the week running Feb. 6 through Feb. 12. Figures reflect the...

February 15th, 2020 |  


Cheryl Parson: Don’t get infected by coronavirus scams

Cheryl Parson: Don’t get infected by coronavirus scams

COVID-19. That’s what the World Health Organization has named the new coronavirus. As of this past Thursday, there were 15,152 new coronavirus c...

February 15th, 2020 updated: March 11th, 2020. |  


Legal-Ease: Leap year, deadlines and ‘reasonably close’ dates

Legal-Ease: Leap year, deadlines and ‘reasonably close’ dates

Every year that is divisible by four is a leap year. However, among leap years, every year that is divisible by 100 is not a leap year. Thus, this yea...

February 15th, 2020 |