NEWS


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Spring Street closed today
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Councilors felt disrespected concerning Rhodes event
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Rhodes State project begins in downtown Lima
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4 Lima-area non-U.S. citizens voted in an election
Get This: Aussie producer ‘alive and well’ despite tribute

Get This: Aussie producer ‘alive and well’ despite tribute

LOS ANGELES — The best picture mix-up apparently wasn’t the only gaffe at Sunday night’s Academy Awards.An Australian film producer ...

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


Pressure on GOP to revamp health law grows, along with rifts

Pressure on GOP to revamp health law grows, along with rifts

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared Monday that “Nobody knew that health care could be so complicated.” Yet the opposi...

February 27th, 2017 |  


Big surge for military in Trump budget, big cuts elsewhere

Big surge for military in Trump budget, big cuts elsewhere

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is proposing a huge $54 billion surge in U.S. military spending for new aircraft, ships and fighters in...

February 27th, 2017 |  


Ohio Lottery Results for Monday, Feb. 27, 2017

Ohio Lottery Results for Monday, Feb. 27, 2017

DAILY (Monday)Pick 3: 6-1-9 day; 2-6-9 nightPick 4: 0-2-0-4 day; 5-4-3-6 nightPick 5: 3-0-1-6-0 day; 5-6-2-4-4 nightRolling Cash 5: 10-12-20-25-29CLAS...

February 27th, 2017 |  


Regional Planning Commission releases amendments

Regional Planning Commission releases amendments

LIMA — The Lima-Allen County Regional Planning Commission has released for public review and comment, “Amendments to the FY2016-2019 Trans...

February 27th, 2017 |  


Monthly siren testing slated for noon Wednesday

LIMA — The Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management will conduct its monthly test of community warning sirens at noon Wednesday.Test...

February 27th, 2017 |  


SPORTS


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Grove’s Bellman named top player in PCL
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Boxing returns
Mets minor leaguer Tebow hits 9 homers in batting practice

Mets minor leaguer Tebow hits 9 homers in batting practice

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Tim Tebow quickly got into the swing of spring training, hitting nine home runs in batting practice Monday during hi...

February 27th, 2017 |  


Column: Hype, new format didn’t equal must-watch Daytona 500

Column: Hype, new format didn’t equal must-watch Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Daytona 500 was sold out, the grid packed with celebrities, the fan area full of activities including a motorcycl...

February 27th, 2017 |  


Top 10 things to watch in boys tournament

Top 10 things to watch in boys tournament

As boys high school basketball tournaments start this week, The Lima News offers 10 things to watch for:1. Can this year compare to last year for area...

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


Busch keeps foot on gas, doesn’t run out of it, wins Daytona

Busch keeps foot on gas, doesn’t run out of it, wins Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Decked in Monster gear and chugging a tall boy of the energy drink as he was flanked by scantily clad models and one ...

February 26th, 2017 |  


OSU women share Big Ten title, get top seed in tourney

OSU women share Big Ten title, get top seed in tourney

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Kelsey Mitchell and Ohio State accomplished one of their main goals for the season — winning a Big Ten title.The 1...

February 26th, 2017 |  


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 |  


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LIFESTYLE


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Deciding to be more active
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Alberta Shurelds: A legacy
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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Christine Flowers: Critics of Yiannopoulos are hypocrites

Letter: Clearing up couple of points

I was quoted in an editorial that referenced a comment I made to Dave Weigel of the Washington Post. In the article, the journalist stated my parents ...

February 27th, 2017 |  


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. |  


BUSINESS


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Celebrating Our Spirit: The next generation
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


Patrol: Driver fled crash near Dayton, died in culvert where he hid

Patrol: Driver fled crash near Dayton, died in culvert where he hid

DAYTON — The State Highway Patrol says a 26-year-old driver mysteriously died in a drainage culvert where he hid after a crash in rural southeas...

February 28th, 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 |  


‘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 |  


NATIONAL NEWS


Prison for 2 who threatened violence at black child’s party

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia judge sentenced two people to lengthy prison terms for their role in the disruption of a black child's birthday p...

February 28th, 2017 |  


Indian hometown grieves for engineer killed in Kansas bar

HYDERABAD, India (AP) — Hundreds of grieving family and friends tearfully mourned a 32-year-old engineer in his southern Indian hometown Tuesday aft...

February 28th, 2017 |  


Probe of US-based Turk hacker leads to Austrian intel fight

VIENNA (AP) — Austria's intelligence services on Tuesday confirmed a news report that they have tracked down a U.S.-based Turkish hacker who attacke...

February 28th, 2017 |  


Connecticut family whose dog was killed by cops gets $885K

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's capital city has agreed to pay nearly $900,000 to a family whose dog was killed by two police officers 11 years...

February 28th, 2017 |  


Activists: Syrian pro-government forces near IS-held Palmyra

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government forces and their allies from the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah reached the outskirts of Palmyra in their push to...

February 28th, 2017 |  


Fake fashion fuels vast illicit profits, sea of human misery

LONDON (AP) — In a warehouse at London's sprawling Heathrow Airport, a border officer pulls open a cardboard box he suspects contains contraband goo...

February 28th, 2017 |