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Richland County EMA to test tornado sirens Friday morning

Officials with the Richland County Emergency Management Agency say they will sound the tornado sirens throughout the county on March 6 at 9:50 a.m. Earlier this week Governor John R. Kasich, in a coordinated effort with the Ohio Committee for Severe Weather Awareness (OCSWA), proclaimed March 1-7 as Ohio's Severe Weather Awareness Week. The test h

 Christiane Gruber, associate professor of Islamic Art at the University of Michigan, will discuss “Prophetic Products: The Prophet Muhammad in Contemporary Iranian Visual Culture” March 26 at Ohio Wesleyan University.
Gruber will speak at 7:30 p.m. in Room 312 of the R.W. Corns Building, 78 S. Sandusky St. Her free public presentation

Islamic art expert to speak at OWU March 26

Christiane Gruber, associate professor of Islamic Art at the University of Michigan, will discuss “Prophetic Products: The Prophet Muhammad in Contemporary Iranian Visual Culture” March 26 at Ohio Wesleyan University. Gruber will speak at 7:30 p.m. in Room 312 of the R.W. Corns Building, 78 S. Sandusky St. Her free public presentation

Papa John's Pizza will open today in Galion.
The pizza franchise, located at 216 Portland Way N. in the Galion West Shopping Center, celebrated its ribbon cutting this morning.
The location will open its doors at 11 a.m.
“I'm nervous and excited today,” said Thomas Garverick, who serves as the store's general manager. “I hope w

PaPa John's opens in Galion

Papa John's Pizza will open today in Galion. The pizza franchise, located at 216 Portland Way N. in the Galion West Shopping Center, celebrated its ribbon cutting this morning. The location will open its doors at 11 a.m. “I'm nervous and excited today,” said Thomas Garverick, who serves as the store's general manager. “I hope w

Kristine Hodge will be the new superintendent for the Delaware County Board of Developmental Disabilities agency, effective June 1.
The board unanimously selected Hodge to replace outgoing Superintendent Robert Morgan who is retiring on May 29 after serving the agency for more than 30 years.
Hodge will come to Delaware County from the Mahoning Co

Developmental disabilities board names new superintendent

Kristine Hodge will be the new superintendent for the Delaware County Board of Developmental Disabilities agency, effective June 1. The board unanimously selected Hodge to replace outgoing Superintendent Robert Morgan who is retiring on May 29 after serving the agency for more than 30 years. Hodge will come to Delaware County from the Mahoning Co

LIMA — One man was shot at a bar in downtown Lima early Thursday but is expected to survive.
Officers received a report of shots fired at 1:46 a.m. Thursday at Main Street Irish Pub, 318 N. Main St., Lima.
The victim, Cameron J. Rogers, 24, of Lima was transported to St. Rita's Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries, according to

One shot outside of Lima bar

LIMA — One man was shot at a bar in downtown Lima early Thursday but is expected to survive. Officers received a report of shots fired at 1:46 a.m. Thursday at Main Street Irish Pub, 318 N. Main St., Lima. The victim, Cameron J. Rogers, 24, of Lima was transported to St. Rita's Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries, according to

America needs help and it's time to start some place

Enact a flat tax immediately. Make Americans' lives simpler. Throw out the tax code. Let poor families pay zero. Middle class families could pay 10% to 15% and high-income people could pay about 20%. Obviously the dollar amounts and percentages can be changed in either direction, the concept is what is important. Why have we made filing and paying

Purdue, Mathias fall to Michigan State

EAST LANSING, Mich. — A relieved Tom Izzo arrived for his postgame news conference and reflected on a night when some of his players could have used a few pads and a helmet. “Welcome to NFL Films,” the Michigan State coach said. “That was a hell of a game. I don't know where to start, because there were so many things that

Does Congress still matter?

Congress is no longer an effective check on the Executive Branch. It is a radical assessment. Not one reached lightly, but it also happens to be true. What else can one make of President Barack Obama's most recent usurpation of Congress' constitutional powers, arbitrarily changing federal law and granting millions of illegal immigrants amnesty, a

J.B. Shuck is making an impact for his new team, the Chicago White Sox.
Check out this diving catch he made yesterday during a Cactus League game,

VIDEO: Check out J.B. Shuck's diving catch

J.B. Shuck is making an impact for his new team, the Chicago White Sox. Check out this diving catch he made yesterday during a Cactus League game,

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Brandon Phillips, Todd Frazier and Jay Bruce each had one of the Cincinnati Reds' six doubles in a 10-0 win over the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday, the spring opener for both teams.
“The base running was outstanding,” Reds manager Bryan Price said. “We worked hard on that. We were more aggressive on th

Reds pick up 10-0 win over Indians

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Brandon Phillips, Todd Frazier and Jay Bruce each had one of the Cincinnati Reds' six doubles in a 10-0 win over the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday, the spring opener for both teams. “The base running was outstanding,” Reds manager Bryan Price said. “We worked hard on that. We were more aggressive on th

WILLARD — After a season of close finishes and always coming up just short the Redmen basketball players were done. They didn't have any fight left in them Tuesday evening as they kicked off the post-season against the Minutemen of Lexington.
The Redmen (6-17) dug themselves a hole early and stayed there as Lexington (13-10) handed them thei

Lexington out hustles Redmen

WILLARD — After a season of close finishes and always coming up just short the Redmen basketball players were done. They didn't have any fight left in them Tuesday evening as they kicked off the post-season against the Minutemen of Lexington. The Redmen (6-17) dug themselves a hole early and stayed there as Lexington (13-10) handed them thei

RSVP for March 13 chamber breakfast
This program is worth your chamber annual membership!
• RSVP now to blufftonchamber@gmail.com to attend either or both social media events.
Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce offers a “speed dating social media” program during its 7 a.m., Friday, March 13, breakfast meeting in the third floor

Bluffton chamber offers free social media workshop

RSVP for March 13 chamber breakfast This program is worth your chamber annual membership! • RSVP now to blufftonchamber@gmail.com to attend either or both social media events. Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce offers a “speed dating social media” program during its 7 a.m., Friday, March 13, breakfast meeting in the third floor

Free physical exams for Morrow County students

This year, Morrow County Hospital is pleased to announce a few changes to the annual sports physical exams to allow for more flexibility to families and students for these important screenings. In addition to Morrow County high school students being eligible for these free screenings, now seventh and eighth grade students for the 2015-16 school ye

Lima area high school results

Boys Basketball Division II Shawnee 59, Kenton 54 at Riverdale Shawnee Jaden O'Neal 16, Jaquan Tucker 13, Griffin Hites 12, Zach Casey 7, Angelo Fox 4, Sean McDonald 3, Zayne Wilkerson 2, Malachi Ward 2 Totals: 19-15-59 Kenton Austin Phillips 15, Colyn Blackford 14, Travis Downing 8, Blake Bushong 5, Seth Kuhlman 4, Thomas Phillips 3, Hunter

LIMA — Marlon Shackelford's mother welcomed all types of people into her life and taught them how to believe in themselves.
Shackelford said his mother would bring in people such as prostitutes and ask them, “I believe in you, why shouldn't you believe in yourself?”
As he watched her do this in her life, he became inspired to do

Making your own history

LIMA — Marlon Shackelford's mother welcomed all types of people into her life and taught them how to believe in themselves. Shackelford said his mother would bring in people such as prostitutes and ask them, “I believe in you, why shouldn't you believe in yourself?” As he watched her do this in her life, he became inspired to do

Ohio high school basketball scores for March 3

Boys Athens 84, Bidwell River Valley 47 Vincent Warren 60, Marietta 30 Division I Cin. Elder 51, Cin. Oak Hills 41 Cin. Moeller 72, Hamilton Ross 24 Cin. Turpin 50, Cin. St. Xavier 46 Cin. Walnut Hills 44, Cin. Mt. Healthy 40 Huber Hts. Wayne 116, Riverside Stebbins 48 Liberty Twp. Lakota E. 65, Cin. Winton Woods 49 N. Ridgeville 54, N. R

WASHINGTON — Rep. Peter Roskam is now chairman of the Ways and Means subcommittee whose jurisdiction includes oversight of the Internal Revenue Service, and hence of Lois Lerner's legacy. He knows how interesting her career was before she, as head of the IRS exempt-organizations division, directed the suppression of conservative advocacy grou

Stopping the IRS

WASHINGTON — Rep. Peter Roskam is now chairman of the Ways and Means subcommittee whose jurisdiction includes oversight of the Internal Revenue Service, and hence of Lois Lerner's legacy. He knows how interesting her career was before she, as head of the IRS exempt-organizations division, directed the suppression of conservative advocacy grou

Police calls

200 block of West Grand Avenue, Lima — Officers were dispatched in reference to a report of a stolen cellphone Wednesday. 1100 block of Taft Avenue, Lima — A woman reported Wednesday that she had ordered a snowblower but it was never recieved. She believes it was stolen after it had shipped to her residence. 400 block of Orena Avenue,

Portman to hold Lima office hours

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Rob Portman's staff will hold office hours in Allen County from 10 to 11 a.m. March 12 at the Lima Public Library in the basement conference room. During this time, constituents will have the opportunity to share their thoughts and concerns with a district representative who will provide their feedback to the senator.

Wauseon Council tackles short agenda

In other Wauseon City Council business Monday, the council played host to a presentation by Josh Roth, an analyst for the Ohio Office of Community Development, which distributes Community Development Block Grant money. Roth said the state receives over $42 million in CDBG funding annually; approximately $100,000 is given to Fulton County. Police C





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