NEWS


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Evans gets 11 years for killing man in 2001
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LPD: Arrests don’t get much easier
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NAACP mayoral debate goes on without Berger
Get This: On North Carolina island, chase ends at dock with arrest

Get This: On North Carolina island, chase ends at dock with arrest

OCRACOKE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say a woman led police on a high-speed chase on a North Carolina coastal island but found out it’s hard ...

April 28th, 2017 updated: April 28th, 2017. |  


Ohio wants 4,700 educators back in fingerprint-check system

Ohio wants 4,700 educators back in fingerprint-check system

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — About 4,700 Ohio-licensed educators are missing from Ohio’s fingerprint-tracking system that helps notify their empl...

April 27th, 2017 |  


Perry selects 8 for first round of interviews

Perry selects 8 for first round of interviews

LIMA — Several Lima-area educational employees are among a list of final candidates who will be interviewed for the superintendent position at P...

April 27th, 2017 |  


Drug take-back day coming Saturday

Drug take-back day coming Saturday

VAN WERT — Old prescription drugs sitting in home medicine cabinets can lead to a multitude of problems.Lt. Joe Welker with the Wapakoneta Polic...

April 27th, 2017 |  


Area housing market experiences resurgence in March

Area housing market experiences resurgence in March

LIMA — After a slow start to the year, the local housing market experienced a massive resurgence in March.The number of residential properties s...

April 27th, 2017 |  


Police calls

Police calls

1300 block of North Main Street, Lima — Police were called to the scene of a traffic crash Wednesday.400 block of South Main Street, Lima —...

April 27th, 2017 |  


SPORTS


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Lima area results
Browns grab Garrett at No. 1 in NFL draft

Browns grab Garrett at No. 1 in NFL draft

PHILADELPHIA — With defensive studs everywhere in this draft, NFL teams turned offensive. With an emphasis on quarterbacks.Hardly stunning in a ...

April 28th, 2017 |  


Jefferson holds off Bluffton 5-4

Jefferson holds off Bluffton 5-4

BLUFFTON — There’s still a lot of baseball to be played, but Delphos Jefferson took another step toward a possible Northwest Conference ba...

April 27th, 2017 updated: April 28th, 2017. |  


Lima area results

High SchoolsSoftballPerry 10,Lima Central Catholic 9at LimaPerry `010`108`0`—`10`8`2LCC`000`000`0`—`0`0`0WP–Wells. LP–K. Smith...

April 26th, 2017 |  


Mustangs score 6 in first in softball win

Mustangs score 6 in first in softball win

OTTOVILLE — Allen East scored six runs in the first inning on its way to a 13-3 softball victory Wednesday night against Ottoville.Lakin Basham ...

April 26th, 2017 updated: April 27th, 2017. |  


Reds fail to prevent being swept

MILWAUKEE — Eric Thames put a brief scare into the Milwaukee Brewers. Baseball’s biggest surprise so far this season says he will be fine....

April 26th, 2017 |  


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LIFESTYLE


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“Gifted” – PG-13
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Earth Day celebration brings awareness
Charity video game tournament planned

Charity video game tournament planned

LIMA — The 13th annual Charity Video Game Tournament is planned for Saturday at Barry Electronics.“This year our games are Mario Kart and ...

April 27th, 2017 updated: April 27th, 2017. |  


Entertainment roundup: Tom Hanks going on ‘NFL moratorium’ over Raiders move

Entertainment roundup: Tom Hanks going on ‘NFL moratorium’ over Raiders move

SAN FRANCISCO — Tom Hanks says he’s going on an “NFL moratorium” for two years after his hometown Oakland Raiders leave for La...

April 27th, 2017 |  


Lima Rotary Club holding bi-annual blood clinic

Lima Rotary Club holding bi-annual blood clinic

LIMA — The Lima Rotary Club is holding its bi-annual blood clinic from 6:30 to 10 a.m., Saturday, May 6, at the Senior Citizens Services, 3400 W...

April 27th, 2017 |  


Heads bowed, voices raised

Heads bowed, voices raised

LIMA — Everybody prays.Christians, Jews, Muslims and, even if they’re honest with themselves, atheists, agnostics and the merely indiffere...

April 26th, 2017 updated: April 26th, 2017. |  


Jonathan Demme, ‘Silence of the Lambs’ director, dead at 73

Jonathan Demme, ‘Silence of the Lambs’ director, dead at 73

NEW YORK — Jonathan Demme, the eclectic, ever-enthusiastic filmmaker behind the Oscar winners “The Silence of the Lambs” and “...

April 26th, 2017 |  


‘Aunt Sidney’ welcomed all

‘Aunt Sidney’ welcomed all

SHAWNEE TOWNSHIP — Her full name was Sidney Howard Nelson Davison.But to those who knew her — and in Shawnee Township in the middle of the...

April 25th, 2017 updated: April 25th, 2017. |  


OPINION


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Editorial: Berger wrong in dodging NAACP debate
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Cal Thomas: Talking right

Letter: Sherry Halker fund has helped many

On May 2, 2013, this world lost a very special breast health navigator and oncology nurse by the name of Sherry Halker. Having her leave us so suddenl...

April 27th, 2017 |  


Letter: Hypocrisy on Trumpcare

How much do Republicans in Congress love their new Trumpcare bill? I’ll tell you how much. They love it so much that they exempted themselves fr...

April 27th, 2017 |  


Chicago Tribune: Trump’s tax reform challenge: Cut taxes, grow the economy, tame the debt

APRIL 25, 2017 — President Donald Trump, who likes to talk big, promises to unveil a tax reform plan that will include a “massive tax cut&...

April 27th, 2017 updated: April 27th, 2017. |  


George Will: Will France elect a Gallic Barack Obama?

George Will: Will France elect a Gallic Barack Obama?

WASHINGTON — The French are too intellectually vain to borrow others’ political ideas, but too interested in style not to appreciate and a...

April 27th, 2017 updated: April 27th, 2017. |  


Chris Erskine: Easter with exploding eggs, rogue Russians

Chris Erskine: Easter with exploding eggs, rogue Russians

When the kids were really young, we used to have the best Easters. I’d dress up like Jesus and they’d dress like little Roman soldiers and...

April 26th, 2017 |  


BUSINESS


Chamber awards: Woman-owned businesses rise to prominence

Chamber awards: Woman-owned businesses rise to prominence

LIMA — Allen County’s business community is filled with women owners, but three of these individuals have set themselves apart in the eyes...

April 26th, 2017 |  


P&G shares slip as its quarterly revenue falls short

CINCINNATI (AP) — Shares in Procter & Gamble Co. slipped Wednesday after the company reported revenue for the first three months of the year...

April 26th, 2017 |  


Trump tweets don’t help: 1st Twitter revenue drop since IPO

Trump tweets don’t help: 1st Twitter revenue drop since IPO

NEW YORK (AP) — You’d think Twitter would be able to milk its status as President Donald Trump’s megaphone. But the company still fa...

April 26th, 2017 updated: April 26th, 2017. |  


Chamber awards: Lima companies rise from startups to emerging businesses

Chamber awards: Lima companies rise from startups to emerging businesses

LIMA — The three finalists for the Lima/Allen County Chamber of Commerce’s Emerging Business of the Year Award have risen from start-up co...

April 26th, 2017 updated: April 26th, 2017. |  


Ottawa Whirlpool to hold direct hiring event

Ottawa Whirlpool to hold direct hiring event

OTTAWA — The Whirlpool Corporation will hold a direct hiring event at 5 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Thursday at the company’s Otta...

April 26th, 2017 |  


Unemployment rates improve for second straight month in area counties

Unemployment rates improve for second straight month in area counties

LIMA — The region’s unemployment rates have improved for the second straight month, according to figures released Tuesday by the Ohio Depa...

April 25th, 2017 updated: April 25th, 2017. |  


STATE NEWS


Mahoning County jail buying scanner to detect drugs after 2 overdoses

Mahoning County jail buying scanner to detect drugs after 2 overdoses

YOUNGSTOWN — An Ohio jail is getting a new full-body scanner requested by officials last year to help detect drugs after two inmates overdosed o...

April 28th, 2017 |  


Part of interstate in Ohio to close for bridge implosion

Part of interstate in Ohio to close for bridge implosion

OREGONIA — Officials say another attempt at imploding an old bridge in in southwest Ohio will close a section of Interstate-71 for several hours...

April 27th, 2017 |  


Police: Columbus 0fficer dragged by car as he fatally shot driver

Police: Columbus 0fficer dragged by car as he fatally shot driver

COLUMBUS — Police in Ohio say an officer was being dragged alongside a car when the officer shot and killed the driver.Columbus Police Sgt. Rich...

April 27th, 2017 |  


911 call: Akron man wants police dog to search for stolen heroin

911 call: Akron man wants police dog to search for stolen heroin

AKRON — Police say an Ohio man called 911 to request a police dog to help track down heroin allegedly stolen from him.WEWS-TV reports a 20-year-...

April 27th, 2017 |  


Northern Ohio man dies after explosion during fuel transfer

Northern Ohio man dies after explosion during fuel transfer

MILAN — A workplace safety agency is investigating the death of a man hurt in an explosion while transferring fuel between hauling trucks at a n...

April 27th, 2017 |  


Columbus Zoo euthanizes 29-year-old polar bear that had cancer

Columbus Zoo euthanizes 29-year-old polar bear that had cancer

POWELL — The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in Ohio says it has euthanized a 29-year-old male polar bear after veterinarians determined he had liver ...

April 27th, 2017 |  


NATIONAL NEWS


US Forecast

US Forecast for Friday, April 28, 2017_____City/Town, State;Yesterday’s High Temp (F);Yesterday’s Low Temp (F);Today’s High Temp (F);Today’s L...

April 27th, 2017 |  


Mother of Hawaii boy missing for 20 years released from jail

HONOLULU (AP) — The parents of a Hawaii six-year-old boy who disappeared 20 years ago had long been suspects, but without a body, there never has be...

April 27th, 2017 |  


The Latest: Bears trade up to pick N. Carolina QB Trubisky

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the first round of the NFL draft (all times local):8:21 p.m.The Chicago Bears surprised the NFL by trading up to p...

April 27th, 2017 |  


The Latest: 49ers use 3rd pick to grab Stanford’s Thomas

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the first round of the NFL draft (all times local):8:29 p.m.The San Francisco 49ers have taken Stanford defensive ...

April 27th, 2017 |  


Uber self-driving car exec steps aside during Google lawsuit

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The executive running Uber's self-driving car division is stepping aside while the company defends itself against charges that ...

April 27th, 2017 |  


White House wants to push tax overhaul without Democrats

WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior administration official said Thursday the White House plans to push its tax overhaul without any support from congression...

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