NEWS


Gas prices up 8 cents in area counties

Gas prices up 8 cents in area counties

LIMA — Gas prices in nine area counties increased an average of 8 cents since last week, according to prices reported to GasBuddy.com.Allen Coun...

February 27th, 2017 |  


Auglaize County Genealogical Society hosts program on Germany

Auglaize County Genealogical Society hosts program on Germany

WAPAKONETA — The Auglaize County Genealogical Society will host a program at 10:15 a.m. Saturday in the basement of the Auglaize County Library,...

February 27th, 2017 |  


Van Wert Federation of Teachers hosting meeting Wednesday

Van Wert Federation of Teachers hosting meeting Wednesday

VAN WERT — Members of the Van Wert Federation of Teachers are hosting a meeting at 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 1, in the lecture hall at Niswonger ...

February 27th, 2017 |  


Rhodes State project begins in downtown Lima

Rhodes State project begins in downtown Lima

LIMA — “Let’s bring this baby down.”Those were Lima council president John Nixon’s words as a formal ceremony was held M...

February 27th, 2017 |  


Ohio reviews since 2011 find 126 non-citizens have voted

Ohio reviews since 2011 find 126 non-citizens have voted

COLUMBUS — Ohio’s elections chief has identified an additional 385 non-citizens who are registered to vote in the presidential battlegroun...

February 27th, 2017 |  


SPORTS


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Votto’s enthusiasm rekindled for 2017

Votto’s enthusiasm rekindled for 2017

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Youth dominates the Cincinnati Reds’ roster this spring. Maybe that’s helping rekindle Joey Votto’s int...

February 26th, 2017 |  


Bath, Ottawa-Glandorf collect girls basketball sectional titles

Bath, Ottawa-Glandorf collect girls basketball sectional titles

LEIPSIC — Bath turned one second chance into an even bigger second chance when it beat St. Marys 48-38 in a Division II girls basketball section...

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New Bremen, Minster gain berths in girls basketball district semifinals

New Bremen, Minster gain berths in girls basketball district semifinals

BATH TOWNSHIP – On Wednesday night, Lima Central Catholic erased a 13-point deficit in the fourth quarter against Ridgemont to record a victory ...

February 26th, 2017 |  


Ottawa-Glandorf notches sectional title in wrestling

Ottawa-Glandorf notches sectional title in wrestling

LIMA — It’s been a long time coming.Ottawa-Glandorf’s wrestling program has been turning some heads the past few seasons.After winni...

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Wapakoneta wins girls sectional final on late bucket

SPENCERVILLE — Alex Debell made the game-winning basket with 1 second remaining to give Wapakoneta a 40-39 victory against Napoleon in a Divisio...

February 26th, 2017 |  


4 from area win individual titles at sectional

NAPOLEON — Wapakoneta, Elida, Bath and Van Wert each had individual champions Saturday at the Division II wrestling sectional at Napoleon High S...

February 26th, 2017 |  


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Oscars flap eclipses ‘Moonlight’ win, but civility reigns

Oscars flap eclipses ‘Moonlight’ win, but civility reigns

LOS ANGELES — The 89th Academy Awards got off on the right foot, with a song and dance, but ended with the most stunning mistake ever to befall ...

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


Trump jabs fly at Oscars, awards go to Ali, Davis, ‘O.J.’

Trump jabs fly at Oscars, awards go to Ali, Davis, ‘O.J.’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Jimmy Kimmel-hosted 89th Academy Awards seesawed between jabs at Donald Trump and passionate arguments for inclusivity, w...

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


Joseph Wapner, star of ‘The People’s Court,’ dead at 97

Joseph Wapner, star of ‘The People’s Court,’ dead at 97

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Joseph Wapner, the retired Los Angeles judge who presided over “The People’s Court” with steady force durin...

February 26th, 2017 |  


‘Apollo 13’ and ‘Titanic’ actor Bill Paxton dies at 61

‘Apollo 13’ and ‘Titanic’ actor Bill Paxton dies at 61

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bill Paxton, a prolific and charismatic actor who had memorable roles in such blockbusters as “Apollo 13” and ...

February 26th, 2017 |  


Jordan Peele’s ‘Get Out’ scares up big $30.5 million debut

Jordan Peele’s ‘Get Out’ scares up big $30.5 million debut

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Great reviews and buzz propelled comedian Jordan Peele’s directorial debut, the micro-budget thriller “Get Out,&#...

February 26th, 2017 |  


OPINION


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Letter: Trump spews own fake news

It is ironic that President Trump is on a crusade to expose and discredit fake news. While Trump attacks journalists and news organizations as being t...

February 27th, 2017 |  


Letter: Wrong idea about Islam

This letter is in response to, “Be cautious about rights” (Lima News 2/10/17). I would like to make a couple of points.First, the overall ...

February 27th, 2017 |  


Newsday: President Trump forces the issue of illegal immigration

FEB. 23, 2017 — Will we continue to be a nation with a heart? Trump is forcing us to finally give an answer.The immigration debate has festered ...

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


Letter: Cyclists an added danger on roads

First I would like to say I am not against bike riding, but the bike path is a safer way to bike. While driving, all of us have many things to watch o...

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


Thomas Lucente: Trump’s ill-considered war on media

Thomas Lucente: Trump’s ill-considered war on media

“Nothing can now be believed which is seen in a newspaper.”Another ill-considered tweet by our petulant president?Hardly.That it is a comp...

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


BUSINESS


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Car Talk: Just because you can do something, that doesn’t mean you should

Car Talk: Just because you can do something, that doesn’t mean you should

Dear Car Talk:I have a 1999 S-10 Chevy Blazer with four-wheel drive. I wish I had found one without the 4WD. I never use the 4WD, and it simply uses u...

February 26th, 2017 |  


If trucks could talk

If trucks could talk

BLUFFTON — Rick Scoles, of Bluffton, is a truck man through and through.That is why he could not pass on the 1952 International 120 that he happ...

February 26th, 2017 |  


Hard work, attendance important traits

Hard work, attendance important traits

LIMA — There’s one skills gap that Baby Boomer automotive workers are noticing between them and their younger counterparts that can’...

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


Tool and die in demand in auto plants

Tool and die in demand in auto plants

ST. MARYS — Ask auto industry analyst Kristin Dziczech with the Center for Automotive Research in Detroit where the biggest skills gap is as Bab...

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


Ohio Means Jobs links employers, job seekers

Ohio Means Jobs links employers, job seekers

LIMA — While businesses consider how to transition to the next generation of workers, workers both young and old are also endeavoring to put the...

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


Big demand for truck drivers in region

Big demand for truck drivers in region

LIMA — Geographically speaking, Lima/Allen County is strategically located in West Central Ohio, making Lima/Allen County the mecca for shipping...

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


STATE NEWS


Ohio reviews since 2011 find 126 non-citizens have voted

Ohio reviews since 2011 find 126 non-citizens have voted

COLUMBUS — Ohio’s elections chief has identified an additional 385 non-citizens who are registered to vote in the presidential battlegroun...

February 27th, 2017 |  


‘Hero’ coach: Don’t forget 2012 Ohio school shooting tragedy

‘Hero’ coach: Don’t forget 2012 Ohio school shooting tragedy

ASHTABULA — The football coach who chased a shooter from an Ohio school five years ago and prayed with dying victims is uncomfortable with the a...

February 27th, 2017 |  


Ohio lawmaker’s highway bill aims to reach suffering vets

Ohio lawmaker’s highway bill aims to reach suffering vets

COLUMBUS — A lawmaker has proposed renaming an Ohio highway for a soldier who killed himself last year.State Rep. Steve Hambley says it could he...

February 27th, 2017 |  


As Ohio turns 214, Statehouse celebrates with tours, trivia

As Ohio turns 214, Statehouse celebrates with tours, trivia

COLUMBUS — Ohio is celebrating 214 years of statehood this year, and the Statehouse in Columbus is marking the occasion with a family-friendly p...

February 27th, 2017 |  


Fayette starts work on agricultural and athletic complexes

Fayette starts work on agricultural and athletic complexes

FAYETTE — Fayette area schools have started work on two campus expansion projects.The Blade reports that the district announced it will suppleme...

February 27th, 2017 |  


Athens apartment fire displaces dozens of families

Athens apartment fire displaces dozens of families

ATHENS — Fire officials in southeast Ohio are investigating a fire that damaged an apartment complex.Authorities say the blaze at the 30-unit co...

February 27th, 2017 |  


NATIONAL NEWS


Sequestered jury from outside area to decide Bill Cosby case

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A sequestered jury from an outside county will decide the sexual assault case against Bill Cosby, a suburban Philadelphia jud...

February 27th, 2017 |  


Arizona kills rioting bill that drew national criticism

PHOENIX (AP) — The speaker of the Arizona House said Monday he won't hear a bill that makes participating in or helping organize a protest that turn...

February 27th, 2017 |  


8 sentenced in nabbing of assistant district attorney’s dad

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Eight people will spend decades in prison in connection with the botched kidnapping of a North Carolina prosecutor that ended w...

February 27th, 2017 |  


Trump looks to refocus his presidency in address to Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's first address to Congress gives him a welcome opportunity to refocus his young administration on the core...

February 27th, 2017 |  


Iranian baby with heart defect impacted by Trump doing well

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Physicians say a 4-month-old Iranian girl with a rare heart condition who was affected by President Donald Trump's travel ban ...

February 27th, 2017 |  


Utah bill loosens who sees booze poured but keeps barriers

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — In heavily Mormon Utah, a lawmaker introduced a proposal Monday allowing restaurants to stop using walls or backrooms known as...

February 27th, 2017 |