NEWS


Putnam County judge rules sheriff’s deputy conducted unlawful search and seizure

Putnam County judge rules sheriff’s deputy conducted unlawful search and seizure

OTTAWA — A Putnam County judge has ruled that an illegal firearm obtained during a traffic stop cannot be admitted into evidence, as the arresti...

March 24th, 2017 updated: March 24th, 2017. |  


Judge: Case alleging Ohio ‘segregates’ disabled can proceed

Judge: Case alleging Ohio ‘segregates’ disabled can proceed

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge has rejected requests by Ohio Gov. John Kasich and several state officials to dismiss a lawsuit that alleg...

March 24th, 2017 |  


Kenton boutique a destination for formal dress shoppers

Kenton boutique a destination for formal dress shoppers

KENTON — A boutique in Kenton has become a destination for Ohioans who are looking for the perfect prom dress, tuxedo or bridal gown.Twirl, a dr...

March 24th, 2017 |  


Police calls

Police calls

Second Street, Delphos — Police were called Tuesday to investigate an injured man. The man was found unconscious and taken to the hospital for t...

March 24th, 2017 |  


Births

Births

Lima Memorial Health CenterMarch 20 — Ashley Laureano and Jason White, Waynesfield, boy.March 22 — Brooke Roberts, Celina, girl.March 24 &...

March 24th, 2017 |  


Columbus house fire kills teen, mom, grandma; dad hospitalized

Columbus house fire kills teen, mom, grandma; dad hospitalized

COLUMBUS — Officials say a house fire in central Ohio killed a 16-year-old girl, her mother and her grandmother, and the teen’s father was...

March 24th, 2017 |  


SPORTS


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Perry falls to Wellington School in state semifinals
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Lutheran East’s defense stifles Delphos St. John’s
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Oregon ousts Michigan from NCAA tourney

Lima area results

High SchoolsBoys BasketballState SemifinalsDivision IVLutheran East 50, Delphos St. John’s 25At Value Center Arena (Columbus)Lutheran EastKeandr...

March 23rd, 2017 updated: March 23rd, 2017. |  


Team chemistry key for Perry

Team chemistry key for Perry

The five Perry seniors sit in front of their respective cubicles preparing for another practice Tuesday afternoon. It will be one of the last times th...

March 23rd, 2017 updated: March 23rd, 2017. |  


Lima Senior’s Ward named second team all-state

COLUMBUS — Lima Senior’s Jarius Ward has been named second team all-state in Division I by The Associated Press.Ward had previously been n...

March 22nd, 2017 |  


All-Ohio Division I boys basketball selections

High SchoolsBoys BasketballAll-StateCOLUMBUS — The 2016-17 Associated Press Division I All-Ohio boys basketball team, based on the recommendatio...

March 22nd, 2017 |  


Seniors lift Delphos St. John’s

Seniors lift Delphos St. John’s

DELPHOS — Nine.That was the amount of wins Delphos St. John’s produced in the 2015-16 season.It was a disappointing year and one the St. J...

March 22nd, 2017 |  


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LIFESTYLE


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Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation team at St. Rita’s Medical Center on Monday

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation team at St. Rita’s Medical Center on Monday

LIMA — The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation-Southwest Ohio will be bringing research volunteers at 6 p.m. Monday, March 27 to St. Rita̵...

March 24th, 2017 updated: March 24th, 2017. |  


Master Trumpeter Chris Botti to join LSO Saturday

Master Trumpeter Chris Botti to join LSO Saturday

LIMA — The Lima Symphony Orchestra welcomes master trumpeter Chris Botti Saturday night.Botti is a multi-Grammy award winning instrumental artis...

March 23rd, 2017 |  


A comedy of Shakespeare coming to Findlay

A comedy of Shakespeare coming to Findlay

FINDLAY — Studying up on Shakespeare plays and characters is not required to have a good time at The Reduced Shakespeare Company’s perform...

March 23rd, 2017 |  


“Beauty and the Beast” – PG

“Beauty and the Beast” – PG

The Story“I won’t let you do this. I lost your mother; I won’t lose you, too,” vows Maurice (Kevin Kline), Belle’s fathe...

March 23rd, 2017 |  


Dr. Seuss book coming to stage

Dr. Seuss book coming to stage

FINDLAY — A favorite childhood book comes to the stage Thursday at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts. “The Cat in the Hat”...

March 23rd, 2017 |  


Ruler Foods celebrates ‘Healthy Happens Here’ with Activate Allen County

Ruler Foods celebrates ‘Healthy Happens Here’ with Activate Allen County

LIMA — Ruler Foods has partnered with Activate Allen County. A kick off will occur from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, April 7 at the 515 W. Elm St. locati...

March 23rd, 2017 |  


OPINION


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Michael Reagan: Ratholes of Washington

Letter: Concerns about Jim Jordan

Concerns about Jim JordanI understand Jim Jordan is an active Christian in his church in Urbana. As our representative and a co-founder of the F...

March 24th, 2017 |  


Michael Reagan: Ratholes of Washington

Michael Reagan: Ratholes of Washington

Ratholes.Both parties in Washington can’t stop going down their favorite rathole.And the rest of us poor civilians from coast-to-coast and in-be...

March 24th, 2017 updated: March 24th, 2017. |  


Chicago Tribune: What Trump’s budget blueprint gets right

The Chicago TribuneWhen the White House put out its blueprint for the federal budget, which is notable for outlining $54 billion in cuts for domestic ...

March 24th, 2017 updated: March 24th, 2017. |  


Cal Thomas: Oh, Maryland

Cal Thomas: Oh, Maryland

A rough translation of Maryland’s state motto is “Strong Deeds, Gentle Words.” In the case of a 14-year-old girl who was recently ra...

March 24th, 2017 updated: March 24th, 2017. |  


Letter: Market fix to health care?

In response to Thomas J. Lucente Jr.’s Sunday column, “Let the market fix health care”:Lucente writes, “The U.S. health care s...

March 24th, 2017 updated: March 24th, 2017. |  


BUSINESS


Union Bank Company merges with Columbus-area community bank

Union Bank Company merges with Columbus-area community bank

COLUMBUS GROVE — The Union Bank Co. has merged with a Columbus-area community bank, acquiring all of its stock in an all-cash transaction valued...

March 23rd, 2017 updated: March 23rd, 2017. |  


Indexes inch back upward as tech stocks rise; Nike plunges

Indexes inch back upward as tech stocks rise; Nike plunges

NEW YORK (AP) — After a shaky start, U.S. stocks finished mostly higher Wednesday as technology and industrial companies rose. Banks fell with i...

March 22nd, 2017 |  


Peacock staff members Cox, Medley participate in training

Peacock staff members Cox, Medley participate in training

LIMA — Peacock Water professionals Garrison Cox and Adam Medley have successfully completed the professional service seminar at Kinetico’s...

March 22nd, 2017 |  


Bluffton Center for Entrepreneurs announces business plan competition winners

Bluffton Center for Entrepreneurs announces business plan competition winners

BLUFFTON — Five businesses were winners in this year’s Bluffton Center for Entrepreneur’s Ropp Triplett Business Plan Competition. E...

March 22nd, 2017 updated: March 22nd, 2017. |  


Local resident looks to bring medical marijuana operation to Lima

Local resident looks to bring medical marijuana operation to Lima

LIMA — A local resident with a background in community activism, business and the pharmaceutical industry is looking to bring medical marijuana ...

March 22nd, 2017 updated: March 22nd, 2017. |  


H&R Block associates reach longevity milestones

H&R Block associates reach longevity milestones

DELPHOS — Two H&R Block associates have reached longevity milestones with H&R Block, 227 N. Main St., Delphos.Sarah K. Brown, co-manager...

March 22nd, 2017 updated: March 22nd, 2017. |  


STATE NEWS


Columbus house fire kills teen, mom, grandma; dad hospitalized

Columbus house fire kills teen, mom, grandma; dad hospitalized

COLUMBUS — Officials say a house fire in central Ohio killed a 16-year-old girl, her mother and her grandmother, and the teen’s father was...

March 24th, 2017 |  


Ohio paying 2 men declared wrongfully imprisoned $1.45M each

Ohio paying 2 men declared wrongfully imprisoned $1.45M each

COLUMBUS — The state has agreed to pay about $1.45 million each to two men declared wrongfully imprisoned for more than 16 years in a woman̵...

March 24th, 2017 |  


Man charged in slaying of Middletown mother found dead in car

Man charged in slaying of Middletown mother found dead in car

DAYTON — A man has been indicted on charges including aggravated murder in the slaying of a woman found fatally shot in a car with her unharmed ...

March 24th, 2017 updated: March 24th, 2017. |  


Middletown woman sentenced in murder-for-hire plot

Middletown woman sentenced in murder-for-hire plot

HAMILTON — An Ohio woman accused of arranging to have her estranged husband killed has been sentenced to eight years in prison.Forty-two-year-ol...

March 24th, 2017 |  


Ohio school-funding suit leaves mark after 20 years

Ohio school-funding suit leaves mark after 20 years

COLUMBUS — Twenty years after the first decision in Ohio’s landmark school-funding lawsuit, hundreds of new school buildings dot the lands...

March 24th, 2017 updated: March 24th, 2017. |  


Panel tasked with addressing problems at southwest Ohio jail

Panel tasked with addressing problems at southwest Ohio jail

DAYTON — A retired rabbi and a university official will lead an independent committee created to address problems at an Ohio jail that’s f...

March 24th, 2017 |  


NATIONAL NEWS


Ex-Penn State president convicted over child-sex scandal

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Former Penn State President Graham Spanier was convicted Friday of hushing up child sexual abuse allegations in 2001 against ...

March 24th, 2017 |  


BC-US–Penn State-Abuse,ADVISORY, US

Editors, news directors:The AP has updated the stories BC-US--Penn State-Abuse and BC-US--Penn State-Abuse-The Latest to remove a statement attributed...

March 24th, 2017 |  


The Latest: South Carolina jumps all over Baylor early

The Latest on the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament on Friday (all times Eastern):8:21 p.m.South Carolina might be more than just a cute story after all...

March 24th, 2017 |  


The Latest: Penn State: Conviction shows leaders failed

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on the conviction of former Penn State president Graham Spanier (all times local):6:10 p.m.Penn State is calling t...

March 24th, 2017 |  


Double-amputee Marine vet joins New York police department

BRENTWOOD, N.Y. (AP) — The wounded warrior is now a cop — and he'll be walking the beat on titanium legs.Matias Ferreira, a former U.S. Marine Cor...

March 24th, 2017 |  


Kentucky lawyer pleads guilty in massive disability scheme

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A flamboyant Kentucky lawyer who billed himself as "Mr. Social Security" pleaded guilty Friday for his role in what prosecuto...

March 24th, 2017 |