Analyst: U.S. car sales face 30% drop by 2022

Analyst: U.S. car sales face 30% drop by 2022

DETROIT — The U.S. auto industry is heading toward a nearly 30% decrease in sales by 2022, a Bank of America Merrill Lynch analyst predicts. Softening vehicle sales since 2016 will continue as cyclical demand softens. And that will challenge automakers as they...

Jim Krumel:

Jim Krumel:

Tidbits from around the state: When it comes to marketing, few do it better than minor league baseball teams. Within hours of last Monday’s 4-plus magnitude earthquake near Cleveland, the Lake County Captains announced they were changing their name for one day...

Movies with Lima-area connections debut at Encore Theatre

Movies with Lima-area connections debut at Encore Theatre

LIMA — A small but supportive crowd was on hand to witness a film premiere event Saturday at Encore Theatre. The event showcased video projects by local producers or included movies made elsewhere which featured Lima-area talent. Ambyr Rose spearheaded the...

One dead after Friday shooting on Lima’s Lark Avenue

One dead after Friday shooting on Lima’s Lark Avenue

LIMA — The Allen County Sheriff’s Office is releasing few details surrounding the apparent homicide of a man Friday night. According to Sgt. Josh Howbert, around 6:30 p.m. Friday officers were called to the 2400 block of Lark Avenue on the report of shots...

Costly campaign to recycle

Costly campaign to recycle

LIMA — More and more of you are recycling than ever before. That compliance is a double-edged sword though. While we’re keeping more and more material out of the landfill, there’s little to no money to be made by selling the recyclables. Each county...

Advocates: Emails show how census question discriminates

Advocates: Emails show how census question discriminates

Voting rights activists argue that newly discovered 2015 correspondence between a GOP redistricting expert and a current Census Bureau official bolster arguments that discrimination motivated efforts to add a citizenship question to the 2020 population survey. The...

In The Military

In The Military

AIR FORCE • Airman 1st Class Quintin L. Niese recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. He is a 2016 graduate of Miller City-New Cleveland High School and earned an associate’s degree in 2019...

David Trinko: A name worth honoring this Father’s Day

David Trinko: A name worth honoring this Father’s Day

The word sounded so sweet, so genuine, so heartfelt the first time she used it. “Daddy!” I melted immediately, and I can’t help but ruminate on it this Father’s Day. I’ve been a father for 13 years now, but hearing that word last month...

US Open: Woodland owns 1-shot advantage

US Open: Woodland owns 1-shot advantage

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — The toughest test in this U.S. Open might be more about nerves from chasing history than Pebble Beach. Gary Woodland held it together Saturday with bold plays and two unlikely pars for a 2-under 69, giving him a one-shot lead over Justin...

Locos get rained out, will play two Sunday

Locos get rained out, will play two Sunday

LIMA — The Michigan Monarchs and host Locos were rained out Saturday. The two Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League teams are scheduled to play a pair of seven-inning games beginning at 1 p.m. Sunday at Simmons Field....

Two move on to Akron from Lima Area Soap Box Derby

Two move on to Akron from Lima Area Soap Box Derby

LIMA — With the wet weather this spring, there was a strong likelihood Saturday’s 69th running of the Lima Area Soap Box Derby at Henry J. Hawk Memorial Hill in Faurot Park would have to deal with rainy conditions. Fortunately for the 29 racers involved in...

Michigan defeats Texas Tech to open College World Series

Michigan defeats Texas Tech to open College World Series

OMAHA, Neb. — Stage fright was no factor for a Michigan baseball program that’s in the College World Series for the first time in 35 years. The Wolverines just kept doing what they’ve been doing since the NCAA Tournament started. “Pitching,...

Horstman grabs Run for the Rabbit win

Horstman grabs Run for the Rabbit win

LIMA — After losing the entire month of May to weather, Limaland Motorsports Park swung open the gates for the second consecutive week. Cloverdale’s Jared Horstman picked up the win in the 18th annual Run for the Rabbit in the family owned No. 17 360...

Michael Reagan: Trump throws dirt in His own eye

Michael Reagan: Trump throws dirt in His own eye

What the heck was President Trump doing? What was he thinking when he told ABC’s star fake journalist George Stephanopoulos on Wednesday that if a foreign adversary offered him dirt on a political opponent he’d take a look at it before calling the FBI....

Jim Krumel:

Jim Krumel:

Tidbits from around the state: When it comes to marketing, few do it better than minor league baseball teams. Within hours of last Monday’s 4-plus magnitude earthquake near Cleveland, the Lake County Captains announced they were changing their name for one day...

Tom Purcell: A remarkably ‘unremarkable’ father

Tom Purcell: A remarkably ‘unremarkable’ father

My dad turns 86 next month. He never thought he’d live so long – or see as many Father’s Days as he has – because his parents both died far too young. A stroke claimed his mother when she was 69 – the same night Pittsburgh Pirates great...

Letter: Mike Miller in the morning missed

Letter: Mike Miller in the morning missed

I was sorry to lose the local morning programming on WIMA radio recently. Mike Miller and staff provided a good overview of life and events going on in Lima and surrounding areas. I always learned something from the weekly interviews with City of Lima and Allen County...

Real Life Mama: Ode to a good dad

Real Life Mama: Ode to a good dad

A father, defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary, is a man who has begotten a child or a male parent. That’s it. That is all that is written about what the word father means. Oh, but that is not it at all. Making a baby does not make one a father, any more...

“The Secret Life of Pets 2” – PG

“The Secret Life of Pets 2” – PG

The Story Terrier-mix, Max (voice of Patton Oswalt), narrates his story as “The Secret Life of Pets 2” begins. “I did OK until my owner, Katie, met Chuck, and they got married, but he had his place, and I had mine. Everything seemed fine.” But,...

Beverly and David Campbell

Beverly and David Campbell

HARROD — Mr. and Mrs. David Campbell are celebrating 50 years of marriage with an open house from 1-4 p.m. June 22 at Waynesfield Baptist Church. Please omit gifts. Campbell and the former Beverly Stimmel were married June 22, 1969, in Alger. They are the...

Jane and William Seiling

Jane and William Seiling

LIMA — Mr. and Mrs. William Seiling are celebrating 50 years of marriage with a private party at their daughter’s house in Dayton. Seiling and the former Jane Galloway were married June 7, 1969, at Shawnee Methodist Church, Lima, by the Rev. Larry Hard....

David Trinko: A name worth honoring this Father’s Day

David Trinko: A name worth honoring this Father’s Day

The word sounded so sweet, so genuine, so heartfelt the first time she used it. “Daddy!” I melted immediately, and I can’t help but ruminate on it this Father’s Day. I’ve been a father for 13 years now, but hearing that word last month...