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Births

Lima Memorial Health SystemFeb. 24 — Alisha and Lloyd Lynch, Cridersville, boy; Joslyn and Clifford Powell, St. Marys, boy; Melissa and Dustin K...

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


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 |  


Allen Metropolitan Housing Authority holds board meeting Tuesday

Allen Metropolitan Housing Authority holds board meeting Tuesday

LIMA — The Allen Metropolitan Housing Authority will hold a regular board meeting at noon Tuesday at the Allen Metropolitan Housing Authority, 6...

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 |  


SPORTS


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Boxing returns
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 |  


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...

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


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LIFESTYLE


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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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Jim Krumel: Some great stories aren’t so great

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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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


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 |