Area census response ahead of curve

Area census response ahead of curve

LIMA — More than two weeks after initial Census notifications went out by mail, 31.6% of Americans have answered the short questionnaire. Local response rates, however, are ahead of the national average. Due to upgrades made to the 2020 Census, the national...

Road construction and maintenance projects

Road construction and maintenance projects

ALLEN COUNTY Interstate 75 between Napoleon Road and state Route 235 (PID 94214): From just south of the village of Beaverdam to three miles north of the village of Bluffton, in Allen and Hancock Counties, will experience lane restrictions and ramp closures for paving...

U.S. hotspots grow as virus cases surpass 640,000 globally

U.S. hotspots grow as virus cases surpass 640,000 globally

DETROIT (AP) — As the United States led the world with confirmed coronavirus cases, cities such as Detroit, Chicago and New Orleans grew as hotspots Saturday, while the virus continued to pummel New York City and made its way into rural America. Elsewhere,...

Online grocery shopping offers convenience

Online grocery shopping offers convenience

LIMA — People who are stuck at home, avoiding public places or are just curious about grocery delivery and pickup are turning to this online service at local stores. Chief Supermarket, on South Cable Road, Lima, is the only Lima store in its chain in Lima that...

What would a widespread COVID-19 outbreak look like in Lima?

What would a widespread COVID-19 outbreak look like in Lima?

LIMA — Scientists have estimated anywhere from 40% to 70% of the world’s population may eventually be infected with the novel coronavirus, which surpassed 115,000 cases in the U.S. this weekend. What would an outbreak of that scale look like in Lima? At...

Governor urges approval of company’s mask sterilizing system

Governor urges approval of company’s mask sterilizing system

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state reported more than 1,400 coronavirus cases including 25 deaths, while Gov. Mike DeWine presented manufacturers with a top 10 list of desperately needed medical equipment to be produced. A look at virus-related developments in Ohio...

Jordan meme, quote untrue

Jordan meme, quote untrue

CLAIM: During a March 25, 2020, Fox & Friends appearance, Republican Rep. Jim Jordan said: “I’m not too concerned about the Chinese virus. This is the worst economic crisis we’ve seen in 200 years. We’ve got to end the ridiculous...

David Trinko: Dinner is served, by a pair of preteens

David Trinko: Dinner is served, by a pair of preteens

Of all the classes my children take during their learn-at-home experience, my favorite is home economics. Like all the other kids in the region, they’ve switched to online learning while our region waits out the “stay at home” orders put in place by...

Today’s latest updates on the coronavirus pandemic

Today’s latest updates on the coronavirus pandemic

Here are the latest details about the state and region’s issues with the COVID-19 pandemic: • Lima City Council will meet in a special meeting at 7 p.m. Monday. Because of Ohio Department of Health guidelines, the meeting will not include an audience and...

Lima area hoops coaches reflect on lost opportunity, seniors

Lima area hoops coaches reflect on lost opportunity, seniors

What could have been. Area boys basketball coaches still involved in the postseason knew most likely that the Ohio High School Athletic Association was going to cancel the rest of the postseason but it didn’t make it a easier for them to break it to their teams...

Lima area sports calendar

Lima area sports calendar

Note: Events may be canceled due to coronavirus outbreak. Each week, The Lima News publishes a calendar of events of local interest. Events should be submitted by noon Wednesday of each week to The Lima News. ARCHERY Allen County: All shoots are canceled until further...

Al Smith: Backyard is a good place to learn beginning birding.

Al Smith: Backyard is a good place to learn beginning birding.

Getting a little antsy about staying at home? Not an angler, a shooter who can go to a range, a hiker, a bicyclist or a pet owner who enjoys walking your canine buddy? Why not try birdwatching? Don’t laugh. More than 45 million people in this country watch...

Indy 500 moved to August

Indy 500 moved to August

The Indianapolis 500 was postponed Thursday until August because of the coronavirus pandemic and won’t run on Memorial Day weekend for the first time since 1946. The race will instead be held Aug. 23, three months later than its May 24 scheduled date. “The...

Quarterback of the future a two-man race at Ohio State

Quarterback of the future a two-man race at Ohio State

COLUMBUS — There was never any doubt Ohio State wanted to get two quarterbacks in its 2020 recruiting class. If there was a surprise, it was that OSU added two quarterbacks as highly rated as C.J. Stroud and Jack Miller, both 4-star recruits and both with offers...

David Trinko: Dinner is served, by a pair of preteens

David Trinko: Dinner is served, by a pair of preteens

Of all the classes my children take during their learn-at-home experience, my favorite is home economics. Like all the other kids in the region, they’ve switched to online learning while our region waits out the “stay at home” orders put in place by...

Cheryl Parson: Flatten the curve of virus scams

Cheryl Parson: Flatten the curve of virus scams

On Feb. 16, my column was about how the World Health Organization had just named the new coronavirus COVID-19. At that point, the virus had been known to the world for a little over a month, with 60,000 cases reported worldwide and 1,300 deaths. The first confirmed...

Legal-Ease: Document signatures and social distancing

Legal-Ease: Document signatures and social distancing

The current virus crisis has reminded all of us of the limits of our physical lives. During times like these, we are often motivated to ensure that our wills and other important documents are updated and effective. In that context, most lawyers will recommend that...

Commentary: Lessons of previous stock market crashes

Commentary: Lessons of previous stock market crashes

At 5:12 a.m. on April 18, 1906, the northernmost 296 miles of the San Andreas fault ruptured. The quake lasted 55 seconds, and the eastern side of the fault moved 24 feet. The shaking and ensuing fires — most water mains had been broken by the earthquake —...

Letter: Be careful for what you ask

Letter: Be careful for what you ask

I hope you are happy. You wanted a smaller federal government. You wanted lower taxes. You wanted fewer regulations. Well, you got them. You also got a third world government whose leader is not borderline incompetent, he is incompetent. Who else would “fall in...

David Trinko: Dinner is served, by a pair of preteens

David Trinko: Dinner is served, by a pair of preteens

Of all the classes my children take during their learn-at-home experience, my favorite is home economics. Like all the other kids in the region, they’ve switched to online learning while our region waits out the “stay at home” orders put in place by...

Births

Births

Lima Memorial Health System March 23 — Chyna Blake and Steven Burton, Forest, girl; Lindsay and Aaron McCormick, Lima, boy. March 24 — Kelli Kreitzer and Anthony Ross, Kenton, girl. March 27 — Denielle and Zachary King, Lima, boy; Tabitha Miller and...

Binge on screwball comedies

Binge on screwball comedies

Not much good ever came from censorship or the Great Depression, but at least they gave us screwball comedies. The fizzy genre, which had its heyday from the mid-1930s to the early ’40s, owes its existence to both of those midcentury bummers. The Hays Code was...

Births

Births

Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Medical Center March 26 — Katie Gonzalez and Mark Morning, Columbus Grove, girl; Julie and Dakota Spallinger, Wapakoneta, girl....

‘On My Block’ cast seeks truth in playing inner-city teens

‘On My Block’ cast seeks truth in playing inner-city teens

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Cast members of Netflix’s “On My Block” say they feel honored to be able to represent teenagers who’ve long seen themselves portrayed as stereotypes. The show in its third season tells the story of a group of...