Allen East, Perry hosting SADD/You Matter basketball game

Allen East, Perry hosting SADD/You Matter basketball game

LIMA — Allen East and Perry schools’ Students Against Destructive Decisions SADD members will co-host a SADD/You Matter theme at the boys basketball game at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, at Perry High School gymnasium, 2770 E. Breese Road, Lima. The two schools...

Police calls

Police calls

LIMA POLICE North Jameson Avenue at West North Street, Lima — A traffic accident with property damage was investigated Wednesday. 1100 block of Bay Circle, Lima — A theft was reported Wednesday. South Main Street at West Elm Street, Lima — Police...

Lt. Tim Grigsby: What does a yellow light mean?

Lt. Tim Grigsby: What does a yellow light mean?

I used to love watching the sitcom “Taxi.” Most people under the age of 40 will probably not recognize that show, but if you do, you will remember the all-star cast of colorful characters. One episode I remember was when Jim, played by Christopher Lloyd...

Lima teen sentenced to 7 years for robbery

Lima teen sentenced to 7 years for robbery

LIMA — A Lima teenager who took part in the coordinated armed robbery of a woman who was seeking to purchase an iPhone was sentenced Wednesday in Allen County Common Pleas Court to seven years in prison. Allen County Common Pleas Court Judge Terri Kohlrieser had...

‘No deal,’ Lima murder suspect tells prosecutors

‘No deal,’ Lima murder suspect tells prosecutors

LIMA — A man charged with murder in the January 2019 shooting death of Lima resident Branson Tucker stunned his attorney, prosecutors and the judge Wednesday morning with his 11th-hour rejection of a previously-accepted plea deal. Jerome Fuqua, 60, appeared in...

Mercer County deputies bring back fugitives

Mercer County deputies bring back fugitives

CELINA — Mercer County deputies were busy over the past couple of weeks bringing back two men wanted for crimes in Mercer County. On Feb. 10, two deputies flew into Albany, New York, to bring back Daniel R. Morris, 22, who was wanted for failure to appear for a...

Fire crews battle blaze north of St. Marys

Fire crews battle blaze north of St. Marys

ST. MARYS — The St. Marys Fire Department responded to a fire early Wednesday evening at 16170 state Route 66, which is just north of St. Marys. Multiple fire crews were called in to help extinguish the blaze. Details were unknown Wednesday night....

Celina diver third at state

High School Diving CANTON — Celina’s Holden Cubberley finished third overall in Division II at the 2020 Ohio High School Athletic Association championships Wednesday. Cubberley finished with a score of 416.95. Columbus Wellington’s George Callanan...

New Knoxville dominates Ada

New Knoxville dominates Ada

BATH TOWNSHIP – New Knoxville jumped down on the accelerator early and simply ran away from Ada. The Rangers had little trouble in dominating Ada 55-14 in the opening game of the Division IV girls basketball sectional tournament Wednesday at Bath. In the second...

LCC secures win over Waynesfield-Goshen

LCC secures win over Waynesfield-Goshen

ST. MARYS – Once Lima Central Catholic had completed its 68-29 win over Waynesfield-Goshen in its girls basketball sectional opener on Wednesday night, the focus quickly turned to the next game, a sectional championship game against Marion Local on Saturday...

Castillo aims for Cy Young after breakout season

Castillo aims for Cy Young after breakout season

GOODYEAR, Ariz (AP) — Luis Castillo accomplished two of his goals last year: He was the Reds’ opening day starter and made the All-Star team. He’s aiming higher in 2020. With an upgraded offense behind him, Cincinnati’s best starter thinks...

Lt. Tim Grigsby: What does a yellow light mean?

Lt. Tim Grigsby: What does a yellow light mean?

I used to love watching the sitcom “Taxi.” Most people under the age of 40 will probably not recognize that show, but if you do, you will remember the all-star cast of colorful characters. One episode I remember was when Jim, played by Christopher Lloyd...

Ask a Doctor: Facts about coronavirus COVID-19

Ask a Doctor: Facts about coronavirus COVID-19

Question: How does a virus start? How did the coronavirus begin? Could a virus like this be manmade? – Ralph, of Fort Jennings Coronavirus is all over the news these days. Why is it called coronavirus? They are important human and animal pathogens. Under...

The Lima News editorial policy

The Lima News editorial policy

EDITORIAL POLICY The Lima News editorial policy is independent of political party affiliation. Opinions expressed in the Our View column reflect the view of The Lima News editorial board. Opinions elsewhere on this page are solely those of the writers expressing them....

David Martin: Airline punchers and recliners, unite!

David Martin: Airline punchers and recliners, unite!

Most of us have probably seen the viral video of the airline passenger repeatedly punching the back of the reclined seat in front of him. Much like the photo of the striped dress from five years ago, which appeared blue and black to some and white and gold to others,...

Letter: Trumps get the job done

Letter: Trumps get the job done

In regards to Charles Thomas’ letter, “The United State of misinformation,” I do believe Charles had some misinformation. During the last year of President Obama’s tenure, the unemployment rate was 4.8%. Under Trump, the rate has dropped to...

Ask a Doctor: Facts about coronavirus COVID-19

Ask a Doctor: Facts about coronavirus COVID-19

Question: How does a virus start? How did the coronavirus begin? Could a virus like this be manmade? – Ralph, of Fort Jennings Coronavirus is all over the news these days. Why is it called coronavirus? They are important human and animal pathogens. Under...

Quinn on Nutrition: Questions about grass-fed beef

Quinn on Nutrition: Questions about grass-fed beef

These questions came in from a student journalist in Canada: 1. What are the health benefits/differences of grass-fed meat compared to regular meat? (I understand from reading some studies, grass-fed meat is higher in omega-3.) First I think it’s important to...

In the spirit of Whitney: Houston Hologram tour set to begin

In the spirit of Whitney: Houston Hologram tour set to begin

BURBANK, Calif. — Whitney Houston is about to appear on the concert stage again. Eight years after her death, a holographic Houston will embark on a European tour that starts in England on Feb. 25 and runs through early April, with U.S. dates expected to follow....

Births

Births

Lima Memorial Health System Feb. 16 — Acacia and Anthony Rampulla, Wapakoneta, boy. Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Medical Center Feb. 17 — Amber Rigali and Mitchell Ewald, Lima, boy. Feb. 18 — Ashley and Nathan Cox, Lima, boy; Chelsea Downing and...

Pushing for change: Melvin Woodard

Pushing for change: Melvin Woodard

LIMA — Dr. Melvin J. Woodard II, who became the 23rd pastor of Lima’s Second Baptist Church in January 1965, would become the first African American to run for mayor of Lima when he filed his petitions with the county board of elections four years later....