Lima man gets 14-year sentence in 2017 shooting death

Lima man gets 14-year sentence in 2017 shooting death

LIMA — A Lima man charged with murder in a shooting last summer at the Gas Station Bar in Lima that left Davohn Godsey dead was sentenced Monday to 14 years in prison. DeArin Thomas, 25, was sentenced to 11 years in prison on a reduced charge of voluntary...

Defense bill earmarks almost $2B to JSMC

Defense bill earmarks almost $2B to JSMC

LIMA — The Joint Systems Manufacturing Center (JSMC) has been preparing for a major increase in jobs — several hundred estimated by Plant Manager Hank Kennedy — due to an expected allocation of close to $2 billion included in the National Defense...

Better Business Bureau addressing concerns over business

Better Business Bureau addressing concerns over business

LIMA — The Better Business Bureau has received several complaints on the now-closed Jewel’s Health & Beauty Spa. The complaints address the concerns of outstanding gift cards purchased prior to the closing of the business. For questions or concerns,...

Lima Council gets details on startup lab proposal

Lima Council gets details on startup lab proposal

LIMA — During the second public hearing concerning Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding allocations, Lima residents had no questions, but Lima City Council took the opportunity to discuss the “Startup Lab” with program coordinator...

Auglaize County officials attend ethics class

Auglaize County officials attend ethics class

WAPAKONETA — Nepotism is the most frequently investigated ethic violation encountered by the Ohio Ethics Commission, said Susan Willeke, the commission’s education and communications administrator, during an ethics law training presentation Monday....

Trump announces plans for Pentagon to create ‘Space Force’

Trump announces plans for Pentagon to create ‘Space Force’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced Monday he is directing the Pentagon to create a new “Space Force” as an independent military service branch aimed at ensuring American supremacy in space — though he may have limited power to...

Lima Masonic Center to hold breakfast

Lima Masonic Center to hold breakfast

LIMA — The Lima Masonic Center is holding an all-you-can-eat breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday, at the Lima Masonic Center, 2165 N. Cole St., Lima. Cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children....

Senior supper hour and program at Otterbein St. Marys

Senior supper hour and program at Otterbein St. Marys

ST. MARYS — A senior supper hour and program will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday, June 28, at Otterbein St. Marys, 11230 state Route 364, St. Marys. Cost is $7. Guest speaker will be Greg Myers, Executive Director of Wapakoneta Economic Council. A free blood...

US stocks recover from sharp early drop and finish mixed

US stocks recover from sharp early drop and finish mixed

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks shrugged off early losses and wound up with a mixed finish Monday. Household goods companies took some of the worst losses as the S&P 500 index fell for the third time in four days. The S&P 500 dropped as much as 22 points...

Bauer, Indians beat skidding White Sox 6-2

Bauer, Indians beat skidding White Sox 6-2

CLEVELAND (AP) — Trevor Bauer pitched seven scoreless innings before a rain delay ended his night, and Jason Kipnis homered to lead the Cleveland Indians to a 6-2 win over the sliding and sloppy Chicago White Sox on Monday. Bauer (6-5) allowed just three hits,...

Kane gives England 2-1 win over Tunisia

Kane gives England 2-1 win over Tunisia

VOLGOGRAD, Russia (AP) — Twice wrestled to the ground during the match, England captain Harry Kane finally evaded the Tunisian defense just as time was running out. Kane found an open area of space at the far post and used his head to meet Harry Maguire’s...

Locos maintain division lead

Locos maintain division lead

LIMA – The Saginaw Sugar Beets are proving feisty for an expansion team. First, they knocked off the Lima Locos on Saturday at Saginaw. Then, the Locos had to battle to the end to hold off Saginaw 8-5 Sunday at Simmons Field. The Lima Locos (5-3) remained atop...

Not thinking history

Not thinking history

He has won the last two Lima City Men’s Golf Championship titles but Brian Kuhlman still did something connected with that tournament for the first time this year. Kuhlman joined the ranks of golfers who filled out their entry application online this year....

Porter biggest question mark in NBA draft

Porter biggest question mark in NBA draft

Someone is going to gamble on Michael Porter Jr. He insists it’ll pay off. There is an element of danger involved with every NBA draft pick, in that nothing is guaranteed. There isn’t a player that epitomizes the risk versus reward thinking in this draft...

Letter: No more plea deals

I among many of my peers would like to pose to the judge of Allen County Common Pleas Court and to the prosecutors who work within the legal system of Allen County a question: Why is it that every single time there is a high or even medium profile case going on in our...

Kathleen Parker: Inhumanity rules the border

Kathleen Parker: Inhumanity rules the border

WASHINGTON — Put yourself in the room with immigration officials and try to imagine exactly which argument would convince you that separating children from their migrating parents would be a good idea. Would it work for you because you’re a stickler for...

John M. Crisp: Trump winning at home, winning on the road

John M. Crisp: Trump winning at home, winning on the road

Whatever you think of comedian Bill Maher, you have to credit him for his apt description of the Donald Trump presidency: Maher, along with others, is calling it a slow-motion coup. A coup that, as he asserted several weeks ago, Donald Trump is winning. On his home...

Jerry Zezima: ‘Mr. Sunshine’

Jerry Zezima: ‘Mr. Sunshine’

Of our planet’s many great meteorological mysteries — including why, since I am full of hot air, no hurricane in the past 30 years has been named after me — this one is the most baffling of all: What the hell is the difference between partly sunny...

Jim Krumel: Changing auto industry touches all our lives

Jim Krumel: Changing auto industry touches all our lives

After more than a century, General Motors and Ford plan to end their relationship with gasoline and diesel. Not 25 years from now. Not 10 years from now. We’re talking about it beginning within the next five years. GM starts with two new, fully electric models...

Compulsive video-game playing could be mental health problem

Compulsive video-game playing could be mental health problem

GENEVA — Obsessive video gamers know how to anticipate dangers in virtual worlds. The World Health Organization says they now should be on guard for a danger in the real world: spending too much time playing. In its latest revision to a disease classification...

Births

Births

8 Lima Memorial Health System June 14 — Sarah Shope-Helman and Jason Helman, Kenton, girl; Adrienne and Shawn Guthrie, Lima, boy. June 15 — Briana and Cody Warris, Elida, boy; Holly and Josh Cutlip, Leipsic, girl. June 16 — Krystal and Jason Kurkee,...

Pat and Leon Siefker

Pat and Leon Siefker

COLUMBUS GROVE — Mr. and Mrs. Leon “Pete” Siefker are celebrating 60 years of marriage with a family dinner June 28. Siefker and the former Patricia J. Schulte were married June 28, 1958, at SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Ottawa, by the Rev....

Real Life Mama: Bonding over ball

Real Life Mama: Bonding over ball

He worked a lot when we were young. Most of my memories are of him coming home late and jumping into an outdoor project — the patio needed swept, the flowers needed watered, the snow needed shoveled or the car needed washed. By the time he was heating up his...

Linda and Pete Pedersen

Linda and Pete Pedersen

ADA — Mr. and Mrs. Pete Pedersen are celebrating 55 years of marriage with a private family dinner planned for a later date. Pedersen and the former Linda Allen were married June 28, 1963, in Alger. They are the parents of two children, Bruce Pedersen, of Lima,...