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Delphos St. John’s pupil wins 2017 Allen County Spelling Bee

Delphos St. John’s pupil wins 2017 Allen County Spelling Bee

LIMA — For the first time in three years, Allen County is home to a new Spelling Bee champion.Rylee Pohlman, an eighth-grader from Delphos St. J...

February 18th, 2017 |  


Contenders crowd potential 2018 political field in Ohio

Contenders crowd potential 2018 political field in Ohio

COLUMBUS (AP) — In the timeline of politics, Ohio’s next statewide election is just around the corner.For Republicans, that means working ...

February 18th, 2017 |  


Legislative Update: Cupp-sponsored cocaine bill passes unanimously

COLUMBUS — A local state legislator’s bill has passed unanimously in the Ohio House of Representatives.Ohio House of RepresentativesRep. B...

February 18th, 2017 |  


January marks 3rd-best month for new business filings in Ohio

COLUMBUS — Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted said 10,033 new entities filed to do business in Ohio during January, an increase of 1,409 entitie...

February 18th, 2017 |  


Prom dresses sought for donation program

FINDLAY — The Blanchard Valley Hospital Auxiliary Nearly New Shop is accepting donations for its annual prom dress distribution.Items include ge...

February 18th, 2017 |  


Births

St. Rita’s Medical CenterFeb. 15 — Danielle Brotherwood and Alexander Willis, Delphos, boy.Feb. 17 — Audrey and Jason Kleman, Ottawa...

February 18th, 2017 |  


SPORTS


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Grove turns away Miller City

Columbus Grove claims another conference championship in girls basketball

PANDORA — Columbus Grove secured its second outright league title Saturday with a 66-33 Putnam County League victory against Pandora-Gilboa.The ...

February 18th, 2017 |  


Good scores 30 in Wapakoneta boys basketball win

COLDWATER — Aaron Good had 30 points and Gage Schenk (12), Kyle Huffman (12) and Nick Schoonover (11) also scored in double digits as Wapakoneta...

February 18th, 2017 |  


Coldwater boys snag bowling sectional

MINSTER — The Coldwater boys duplicated the girls’ Friday feat by capturing the Division II sectional Saturday at Pla-Mor Lanes.“We ...

February 18th, 2017 |  


Ohio Northern goes to 25-0 in women’s basketball

ADA — The No. 5-ranked Ohio Northern women’s basketball team completed its first-ever undefeated regular season in school history as it ce...

February 18th, 2017 |  


Lima area results

High SchoolsBoys BasketballLeipsic 52, Ottoville 43At LeipsicOttovilleNick Moorman 17, Logan Kemper 14, Andy Schmmoeller 8, Ryan Bendele 2, Drew Fishe...

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LIFESTYLE


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How to help ‘hangry’ pets be happy

How to help ‘hangry’ pets be happy

My Welsh Corgi Betsy Louise is a food whore. There. I’ve said it.Those who know Betsy have seen her in action and will echo my sentiments. Her p...

February 18th, 2017 |  


Old farmstead’s history runs from John Brown to James Brown

Old farmstead’s history runs from John Brown to James Brown

DARGAN, Md. (AP) — From John Brown’s raid to James Brown’s wail, a stream of hot-blooded American history runs through a 19th-centur...

February 18th, 2017 |  


David Trinko: Outdoors because he’s out of excuses

David Trinko: Outdoors because he’s out of excuses

Mother Nature called my bluff. Now I don’t know what to do.It didn’t even seem like that big of a deal at the time. The wire in our electr...

February 18th, 2017 |  


Births

Births

St. Rita’s Medical CenterFeb. 15 — Jordan Arleen Cogley and Joseph William Lackey, Lima, boy.Feb. 16 — Jennifer Matic and David Stuc...

February 17th, 2017 |  


Beach town wary of new reality show

Beach town wary of new reality show

SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — Some residents of a shore town stung by MTV’s “Jersey Shore” are wary about plans by a bar featur...

February 17th, 2017 |  


Program on early stage memory loss planned

Program on early stage memory loss planned

OTTAWA — Linda Rae Pollitz will presents a program for individuals with early stage memory loss from 2 to 3 p.m., Tuesday, March 7, at the Putna...

February 17th, 2017 |  


OPINION


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George Will: An adult voice amid pandemic childishness
Editorial: Jordan had right idea in 2010, but wrong plan now

Editorial: Jordan had right idea in 2010, but wrong plan now

Not that many years ago, a brash and much younger Jim Jordan posed in the photo studio of The Lima News beside a large stack of paper. Printed on each...

February 18th, 2017 |  


Debunking Myths: Why You Should Start a Business in Lima

Debunking Myths: Why You Should Start a Business in Lima

It took a little over two years to get my business off the ground, from idea conception to completion. Was it challenging? Yes. Exhilarating, difficul...

February 18th, 2017 updated: February 18th, 2017. |  


Letter: Bluffton ‘held’ Bevo to just 82 points

Thanks to Lima News Columnist John Grindrod for his very interesting two-part feature on Bevo Francis, the basketball phenom from Rio Grande College i...

February 18th, 2017 |  


Editorial: State pinching cities for even more cash

Gov. John Kasich’s proposal to strip some municipal income-tax collection duties from local governments is being seen as an effort to peel back ...

February 18th, 2017 |  


Letter: Hate brings Lima into the gutter

I grew up in Gomer, went in the Navy, and passed through the Lima area as rapidly as possible on my way to college in New England after serving in Vie...

February 18th, 2017 |  


BUSINESS


Fighting the drag of retirement

Fighting the drag of retirement

We spend decades dreaming of the day when life won’t be dictated by alarm clocks, commute times, meeting schedules and office politics.Then real...

February 18th, 2017 |  


Cheryl Parson: Cruise calls no guarantee of clear sailing

Cheryl Parson: Cruise calls no guarantee of clear sailing

A couple of years ago, out in California, Scott Lawrence received a phone call from a “nice gentleman” working for a company called Caribb...

February 18th, 2017 updated: February 18th, 2017. |  


Legal-Ease: Lawyers showing farmers lots of love over corn class action lawsuit

Legal-Ease: Lawyers showing farmers lots of love over corn class action lawsuit

Farmers are receiving lots of free steak dinners, hats, shirts, jackets and office supplies from out-of-town attorneys these days.The situation center...

February 18th, 2017 updated: February 18th, 2017. |  


Allen County Bar Association officers for 2017 chosen

Allen County Bar Association officers for 2017 chosen

LIMA — Allen County Bar Association officers for 2017 were elected at the Dec. 15 meeting.They include David Rodabaugh (president), Doug Daley (...

February 17th, 2017 |  


Collins Fine Foods still thriving after 100-plus years of family ownership

Collins Fine Foods still thriving after 100-plus years of family ownership

VAN WERT — Collins Fine Foods has been a staple in the Van Wert community since the 1930s.But the specialty food and beverage shop’s histo...

February 17th, 2017 |  


STATE NEWS


Ohio board approves requirement for tracking of police bias

Ohio board approves requirement for tracking of police bias

COLUMBUS — A police relations advisory board has approved a first-ever standard for Ohio law enforcement agencies for keeping racial and gender ...

February 17th, 2017 |  


Ohio inmate accused of mailing threats against Trump, judges

Ohio inmate accused of mailing threats against Trump, judges

LEBANON — An Ohio prisoner faces new charges over allegations that he threatened President Donald Trump and federal judges in letters mailed to ...

February 17th, 2017 |  


Ohio University returning to normal after water main break

Ohio University returning to normal after water main break

ATHENS — Ohio University is resuming normal operations after a large water main break temporarily closed its main campus in Athens.The break Thu...

February 17th, 2017 |  


Motorist indicted in fatal hit-skip of Cleveland officer

Motorist indicted in fatal hit-skip of Cleveland officer

CLEVELAND — Authorities say the motorist arrested in the fatal hit-skip of a Cleveland police patrolman on an interstate had cocaine in his syst...

February 17th, 2017 |  


Cincinnati to build wall to stop slipping hillside

Cincinnati to build wall to stop slipping hillside

CINCINNATI — Cincinnati officials plan to build a wall they hope will stop a hillside from slipping further and potentially affecting undergroun...

February 17th, 2017 |  


Police investigating shooting after car chase in Columbus

Police investigating shooting after car chase in Columbus

COLUMBUS — Police in Ohio say a shooting near a UPS distribution center led to a car chase.Officials say Columbus police responded after a woman...

February 17th, 2017 |  


NATIONAL NEWS


UN Syria envoy seeks momentum in upcoming Geneva talks

MUNICH (AP) — The U.N. envoy for Syria says he's hoping upcoming peace talks in Geneva produce new momentum and that much depends upon the position ...

February 19th, 2017 |  


Police hunting for monk increase pressure on Thai temple

PATHUM THANI, Thailand (AP) — Police in Thailand who spent three days in an orderly but unsuccessful search of a vast Buddhist temple for a prominen...

February 19th, 2017 |  


10 dead after boat capsizes off Sri Lanka’s southwest coast

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — At least 10 people were killed and seven others rescued Sunday after the boat they were traveling in capsized off of Sri L...

February 19th, 2017 |  


Malaysia looks for 4 North Korean suspects who left country

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Investigators are looking for four North Korean men who flew out of Malaysia the same day Kim Jong Nam, the North Kore...

February 19th, 2017 |  


Fashion takes London by storm with Preen, Topshop, Mulberry

LONDON (AP) — London Fashion Week neared its climax Sunday with shows by Preen, Topshop, Mulberry and others taking place at many sites in the more-...

February 19th, 2017 |  


London mayor: ‘Cruel’ Trump should be denied state visit

LONDON (AP) — London's mayor says that President Donald Trump shouldn't receive a state visit in Britain because of his "cruel" policies on immigrat...

February 19th, 2017 |