Trump emergency: uncertain fate

Trump emergency: uncertain fate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Let the lawsuits begin. President Donald Trump declared a national emergency along the southern border Friday and predicted his administration would end up defending it all the way to the Supreme Court. That might have been the only thing Trump...

Wapak recovers from fire

Wapak recovers from fire

WAPAKONETA — Things are starting to return to normal in downtown Wapakoneta nearly eight weeks after a fire tore through the former Koneta Inn on Christmas Eve, severely damaging the motel and displacing more than 20 families. But the damage to Interior Motifs,...

Shawnee schools to cancel May levy

Shawnee schools to cancel May levy

LIMA — A month after deciding to ask Shawnee voters a second time for additional school funds, the Shawnee School Board announced Friday that it likely will not be taking any further action on the proposed 4.2 mill operational levy it had considered asking...

Lima Jewish temple shooting linked to Shawnee Twp. vandalism

Lima Jewish temple shooting linked to Shawnee Twp. vandalism

SHAWNEE TOWNSHIP — Shawnee Township police said Friday that two persons of interest have been identified for their alleged involvement in a series of incidents where a private residence, two vehicles and a window at Shawnee High School were shot with BB guns....

Interim president named at Mercy Health

Interim president named at Mercy Health

LIMA — Ronda Lehman, vice president and chief operating officer of Mercy Health Physicians in Lima, has been named interim president at Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Medical Center following the recent departure of former president Dale Gisi. Gisi left the...

Primrose offers ‘acts of kindness’ to future workers

Primrose offers ‘acts of kindness’ to future workers

LIMA — Generations mixed at Apollo Career Center Friday morning as five women from Primrose Retirement Community offered “random acts of kindness” to groups of future medical professionals. Organized by Primrose, the event was a way to offer a little...

Lima Sr. students learn from business leaders

Lima Sr. students learn from business leaders

LIMA — Passion and compassion. Integrity and honesty. A strong work ethic and a will to succeed. Determination. Those were words used time and time again Friday morning at Lima Senior High School as four entrepreneurs who have made their mark — and left...

Allen County Genealogical Society to meet

Allen County Genealogical Society to meet

LIMA — The Allen County Genealogical Society will meet from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, at the Allen County Museum library, 620 W. Market St., Lima. Sharing our Ancestors is the theme. Guests are invited to bring something that belonged to an ancestor and use...

No major changes for deer hunters next season

No major changes for deer hunters next season

Deer hunters will see little change next season if proposals are passed by the Ohio Wildlife Council at its meeting April 10. Deer bag limits will remain the same in all counties as last season. Again the statewide limit is six, but a hunter may not exceed a county...

Lima Senior Athletic Hall of Fame inductions Saturday

Lima Senior Athletic Hall of Fame inductions Saturday

LIMA — This year’s Lima City Schools Athletic Hall of Fame class will be inducted during a program and dinner at 6 p.m. Saturday at the UNOH Event Center, 1450 N. Cable Road. The Hall honors teams, athletes, coaches and contributors from Lima Senior High...

Greiss, Cizikas power Islanders past Blue Jackets

Greiss, Cizikas power Islanders past Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS — Platooning two goalies is working out just fine for coach Barry Trotz and the surprising New York Islanders. Thomas Greiss took his turn Thursday night and responded by stopping 31 shots and picking up his fourth shutout of the season in a 3-0 win...

Logano, Harvick lead Ford sweeps in Daytona 500 qualifying

Logano, Harvick lead Ford sweeps in Daytona 500 qualifying

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Kevin Harvick and Joey Logano won the Daytona 500 qualifying races in a pair of Ford sweeps that have the new Mustang positioned for a strong showing in “The Great American Race.” Harvick won the first of the 150-mile qualifying...

Robert Latta: Blocking pro-life legislation shameful

Robert Latta: Blocking pro-life legislation shameful

It’s not often that I’m surprised by statements made by elected officials. In Congress and around the country, I understand that Americans are a diverse group of people with strong opinions on issues from taxation to foreign policy to our immigration...

Ken Pollitz: Twins run in our family

Ken Pollitz: Twins run in our family

Odds were certainly not in our favor. There would be hundreds of entries all vying for coveted prizes, trophies or gift certificates. Our submission was, I thought, expressive and creative, though most certainly humble in presentation. The backdrop was a sky blue...

History will condemn Trump

The Center for Constitutional Rights issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s invocation of emergency executive power to build a wall on the southern border, “Trump’s power grab to build his pet wall violates the separation of...

‘Nobody cares’ about the deficit

After winning election in 2010, Rep. Mick Mulvaney, co-founder with Jim Jordan of the deeply conservative House Freedom Caucus, regularly issued scathing critiques of heavy government spending and excessive deficits. In 2015, the South Carolina Republican blasted the...

Letter: A birthday I won’t forget

Letter: A birthday I won’t forget

I was celebrating my birthday this month at the Beer Barrel on Market Street. A friend and I were having lunch when a lady unknown to us approached me and wished me a happy birthday. When I requested our bill I was told that a lady not only had paid it but also sent...

Already a King, but maybe president?

Already a King, but maybe president?

NEW YORK — So, Regina King walked into a 99-cent store. And what’d she get? A prophecy on her life. No joke. King was shopping around — “sometimes people will say, ‘You at the 99-cent store?’ I like a bargain too” — when...

Births

Births

Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Medical Center Feb. 14 — Paige and Brandon Hovest, Columbus Grove, girl; Bailey Ripke and Drew DuCheney, Oakwood, boy....

Niswonger brings technicality central stage

Niswonger brings technicality central stage

VAN WERT — The King’s Singers will bring a unique and technical sound to the stage of the Niswonger Performing Arts Center this weekend. The men’s a capella chorus program at the Niswonger Center will contain anything from modern pop to jazz to...

Pow wow provides chance to share, learn about culture

Pow wow provides chance to share, learn about culture

LIMA — Those interested in learning more about Native American culture will have the chance do to so at the 10th annual Honoring our Native Heritage Pow Wow this weekend. Coordinator Deb Kutzli said pow wows are usually “one great big family...

Pompeii dig uncovers Narcissus fresco

Pompeii dig uncovers Narcissus fresco

MILAN — Archaeologists have discovered a fresco in an ancient Pompeii residence that portrays the mythological hunter Narcissus, who fell in love with his own reflection. The discovery announced Thursday is in the atrium of a house where a fresco was found late...