Get this: You can live like Barbie

Get this: You can live like Barbie

You’ve heard of Holiday Barbie and Superstar Barbie. Now get ready for Airbn-Barbie. The Mattel toy brand announced Thursday that Barbie has listed her Malibu Dreamhouse, a not-plastic, very real luxury villa, that will be available for users to book for $60 per...

GM: From bankruptcy to new contract

GM: From bankruptcy to new contract

DETROIT — A decade ago, high labor costs helped drag a bloated and debt-ridden General Motors into a government-funded bankruptcy. Now, a contract deal reached with the United Auto Workers union will raise the company’s costs once again, at a time when the...

Change needed at Pandora-Gilboa?

PANDORA — Are new people needed to guide Pandora-Gilboa schools? That’s the explanation at least one candidate provides as to why there are six people vying for three seats on the Pandora-Gilboa Local Schools Board of Education in the November election....

Three vehicles tied up in crash

Three vehicles tied up in crash

Ohio State Patrol and American Township Fire Department were on the scene of a three-vehicle crash at the intersection of West Robb Avenue and North Cole Street Friday afternoon. Richard Parrish | The Lima News Ohio State Patrol and American Township Fire Department...

Behind the scenes of Lima region’s community theater

Behind the scenes of Lima region’s community theater

LIMA — When we purchase tickets to go see a community theater’s latest show, we get the pleasure of just showing up and enjoying the show. We usually don’t think about how much time and effort goes into it. The average community theater production...

Fire damages Lima home

Fire damages Lima home

Lima fire investigators are trying to determine the cause of a 3:38 p.m fire Saturday at 305 W. Circular Drive. When crews arrived they found heavy fire on the first floor of the two-story home. The fire extended on the outside of the house to the second floor....

Re-enactor jumps over Normandy to honor local veteran

Re-enactor jumps over Normandy to honor local veteran

LIMA — The invasion of Normandy by Allied troops more than 75 years ago was a turning point in World War II. One of the men that parachuted onto Normandy Beach was Levern Homan of St. Marys. He was in the 501st PIR of the 101st Airborne. He died on March 23,...

Trick-or-treat area listings

Trick-or-treat area listings

Area trick-or-treat schedule Oct. 26 • Convoy: 4 to 5:40 p.m. • Ohio City: 5 to 7 p.m. • Van Wert: 10 a.m. to noon and 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 27 • Spencerville: 3 to 5 p.m. Oct. 31 • Ada: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. • Beaverdam: 6 to 7:30 p.m....

Lima/Allen County Crime Stoppers

Lima/Allen County Crime Stoppers

Area law enforcement officials are looking for information about the crimes or persons listed. The Lima/Allen County Crime Stoppers program offers cash awards of up to $1,000 to anyone who provides anonymous tip information that would lead to the arrest of someone...

Dayton airport among top five most expensive

DAYTON — The average airfare for a flight from the Dayton International Airport is among the five most expensive of the largest 100 U.S. airports, federal data shows. Dayton’s average airfare was as low as $349 during the second quarter of 2009, according...

Roundup: Sectional titles secured in soccer, volleyball

Roundup: Sectional titles secured in soccer, volleyball

Boys soccer Sectional finals Division III Kalida 7, Spencerville 0 KALIDA — Gabe Hovest had three goals and two assists and Zach von der Embse, Aden Fersch, Colin Erhart and Mason Kerner had one tally each. Fersch also had two assists and Jaden Smith, Colin...

Boys golf: Elida finishes ninth at state Division I tourney

Boys golf: Elida finishes ninth at state Division I tourney

COLUMBUS — Finding themselves in ninth place, Elida head coach Dennis Thompson was looking for a good early start in hopes that the Bulldogs could rebound from day one’s high score and perhaps place in the upper half at the Division I state tournament...

Cross country: Van Wert’s Phillips notches district title

Cross country: Van Wert’s Phillips notches district title

OTTAWA — Repeating as a cross country district champion isn’t an easy thing to do. There’s always a target on the frontrunner’s back. Van Wert senior Caylee Phillips does not mind being in that situation. Phillips came into Saturday’s...

Boys soccer: LCC defeats Temple Christian in OT shootout

Boys soccer: LCC defeats Temple Christian in OT shootout

LIMA — Lima Central Catholic goalkeeper Jack Zerante had a gut feeling the penalty kick would be flying to his right. And his guess was right on the mark. Zerante’s diving save ended the penalty-kick shootout to give LCC a 1-0 victory over Temple Christian...

Cross country roundup: Columbus Grove, Minster dominate district

Cross country roundup: Columbus Grove, Minster dominate district

COLUMBUS GROVE — There was a sea of white running through the cross country course at Columbus Grove on Saturday. The Columbus Grove program notched team titles for the boys and girls. There were two Division III districts that competed at Columbus Grove on...

Letter: Science and the role of evolution

Letter: Science and the role of evolution

This letter is in response to the Oct. 12 letter in The Lima News, “What science should know.” I hope I am not reading too much into the brief note when I say that the author seems to dismiss out of hand the work of scientist of various disciplines to...

Letter: Middle finger to Lima workers

Letter: Middle finger to Lima workers

As a longtime resident of Lima’s 2nd Ward, I am disappointed and maddened to find my councilman Sam McLean was involved in undermining the wage standards for workers in Lima and Allen County and using taxpayer benefits to do it. McLean and his partner in M &...

David Trinko: World record attempt to celebrate Ada

David Trinko: World record attempt to celebrate Ada

Most of us have seen a person throw a football at a football stadium. But what about 1,000 people throwing a football, all at the same time? Friday may be the opportunity of a lifetime. Ada schools will attempt to set a Guinness World Record for most people throwing...

Wanted: Veterans Day tribute

Wanted: Veterans Day tribute

Veterans Day is Nov. 11, and The Lima News is interested in hearing from our readers for a special publication planned for Nov. 10. We are seeking stories from people who are in active service as well as those who served in the past. We also welcome families to share...

“Judy” – PG-13

“Judy” – PG-13

The Story “I used to have ambitions,” says 40-something Judy Garland (Renee Zellweger), “but they gave me headaches.” At a boozy, late-night party, she’s talking to young Mickey Deans (Finn Wittrock), whom she has just met, after being...

Real Life Mama: More than a photo

Real Life Mama: More than a photo

Sometimes, moms have the craziest ideas, dreams or bucket list items that they long to check off. My mom had the wildest one yet; she wanted to get Glamour Shots with my sisters and I. Yep, you read that right — good ol’ ‘80-’90s style, big...

Patricia and Robert Schneider

Patricia and Robert Schneider

SPENCERVILLE — Mr. and Mrs. Robert Schneider are celebrating 50 years of marriage. In April, they took a river cruise on the Rhone in Paris. Schneider and the former Patricia Amos were married Oct. 18, 1969, at St. Charles Catholic Church, Lima, by Father Jaros....

89th birthday: Marina Swaney

89th birthday: Marina Swaney

LIMA — Marina “Jo” Jett-Swaney is celebrating her 89th birthday with a family luncheon. A card shower would be appreciated at 2850 Hadsell Road, Lima OH 45801. She was born Nov. 5, 1930, in Lima, to Kermit L. and Mary C. Westbay. On June 4, 1949, she...

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