Friday, April 18, 2014


Activate Allen County: Making a change for the better

Apr 10

Change is almost never easy.

An Easter menu

Apr 9

Looking for inspiration this holiday? Here are some ideas:MAIN COURSEAt Thanksgiving, we stuff turkeys. At Easter we stuff…? Hams!

Wanted: Vacation Bible School information

Apr 9

Summer in this area is filled with Vacation Bible Schools. We're compiling a listing for our readers that will be published Saturday, May 31.To participate, send your event details to:

4-H: Allen County group has much to offer

Apr 9

LIMA — Livestock, scrapbooking, clothing, cooking, sewing, archery, woodworking and rocketry. What do they all have in common? They are just a few of the more than 200 projects children may choose as a 4-H member — but the...

Enjoy the veterinary perspective of a cat connoisseur

Apr 8

One of the greatest pleasures of veterinary medicine is being able to care for a variety of animals daily. Unlike our human counterparts, we are trained to diagnose, prescribe and treat multiple species, with cats and dogs being the...

Pam and Tom Townsend

Apr 7

SPENCERVILLE — Mr. and Mrs. Tom Townsend, of Spencerville, will celebrate 50 years of marriage April 18, 2014. A family dinner will be held. The couple went on a Hawaiian cruise earlier this year.

Five Generations: Dukes family

Apr 7

BLUFFTON — Five generations of the Dukes family gathered recently. They include, seated, Great-great-grandmother, Virginia Dukes, holding her great-great-granddaughter, Grace Qwin, of Galion. Standing from left: Grandmother, Jodi...

Five Generations: Mericle family

Apr 7

BLUFFTON — Five generations of the Mericle family gathered recently. They include, seated: Great-great-grandmother, Eilene Mericle, of Bluffton, holding her great-great-granddaughter, Grace Qwin, of Galion. Standing from left:...

Children of the Nations comes to Ohio

Apr 9

KENTON — Jim Evans and his wife first heard about Children of the Nations when a representative came to their church in January 2013 to do a presentation of what the organization was about.

Subway: 'Yoga mat chemical' almost out of bread

Apr 11

NEW YORK — Subway says an ingredient dubbed the “yoga mat chemical” will be entirely phased out of its bread by next week.

1955 Chevy Belair

Apr 10

DEFIANCE — It was 1955 when the Chevy Bel Air was fitted with a V8 engine, and earned the reputation as the “The Hot One” among car enthusiasts. The Chevrolet Bel Air was a full size car produced for the 1950 through...

1970 Ford Torino Cobra

Apr 10

FORT JENNINGS —The 1970 Ford Torino Cobra won Motor Trend's Car of the Year. The Ford Torino was an intermediate car produced by Ford Motor Company between 1968 and 1976. The Torino became the primary model for Ford in 1970,...

Not your average fairy tale

Apr 9

Encore Theatre to host youth production of “The Adventures of Rose Red”
LIMA — Fairy tales will be turned on their proverbial ears in the lastest McDonald's Youth Theatre production of “The Adventures of Rose Red,” playing this weekend at Encore Theatre.

LSO brings joyous conclusion to anniversary season

Apr 9

LIMA — The landmark 60th season for the Lima Symphony Orchestra is coming to an end Saturday, and the organizers plan on going out on a high note.

Audi's RS 7 is answer to Porsche, Mercedes

Apr 9

The 2014 Audi RS 7 checks all the boxes and then some for wealthy car buyers who want a stylish, luxury sedan that looks like a coupe, delivers 500-plus turbocharged V-8 horsepower and comes with a high-brow German...

Colbert to replace Letterman on late show

Apr 10

NEW YORK — CBS moved swiftly Thursday to replace the retiring David Letterman with Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert, who will take over the “Late Show” next year and do battle with Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel...

Adding a pop of color to the kitchen

Apr 8

Colored appliances have moved from the mixer to the fridge and beyond — and the color you choose can do a lot to your psyche.

Technology unwraps mummies' ancient mysteries

Apr 9

LONDON — Our fascination with mummies never gets old. Now the British Museum is using the latest technology to unwrap their ancient mysteries.

FXX plans marathon telecast of 'The Simpsons'

Apr 9

NEW YORK (AP) — The FXX network plans a marathon telecast this summer of episodes of “The Simpsons” — all 552 of them consecutively.

A place of their own: Making a Jewish cemetery in Lima

Apr 7

LIMA — When Lima's Herman Wiesenthal died in September 1893, he could not be laid to rest in his hometown. Wiesenthal was a member of Lima's Jewish community, and in 1893 there was no cemetery for Jews in Lima.

PBS celebrates Dave Clark Five

Apr 8

LOS ANGELES — There was more to the 1960s British invasion than the Beatles, as known by any fan of “Catch Us If You Can” or “Because” or — get ready to shimmy — “Glad All...

Keep calm and keep parenting

Apr 7

Help available for parenting aggressive children
OTTAWA — While she didn't know what to do, Kathy Buist knew one thing: The sort of parenting she was doing, the sort her parents had done and the sort seemingly everyone else thought should work was not...

Buon appetito!

Apr 5

CIAO to hold 27th annual Italian dinner
LIMA — One of the biggest food-related events of the year, the Charitable Italian American Organization's annual Italian Dinner has become a huge event for pasta lovers throughout Lima and the surrounding area. Entering its...

Taking a proactive attitude at work

Apr 4

Most of us spend close to one-third of our life at work. That might be great for the bank account, but it can be a serious hurdle for someone trying to get and stay healthy.

Some thoughts at this time of year

Apr 2

At this time of year, I think of three things: Jesus, taxes and ticks.

When pondering price tags, think long-term desires, not just trends

Apr 2

CHICAGO — It's the common shopping dilemma: Buy what you love now versus what you think you'll love in 10 years.

Five Generations: Williams family

Apr 1

LIMA — Five generations of the Williams family gathered recently. They include, from left: Great-grandmother June Peters, great-great-grandmother, Lee Williams, holding her great-great-grandson, Emanuel Miller,...

Kirkin' O' the Tartan has long history

Apr 3

LIMA — Market Street Presbyterian Church will be holding its fourth Kirkin' O' the Tartan service Sunday, starting at 10:30 a.m.

1955 Chevy 210

Apr 3

DELPHOS — The Chevy 210 was the mid-range model car from 1953 to 1957. The 210 was introduced for the 1953 model year. It was the best-selling Chevy model during 1953 and 1954, as it offered a balance of style and luxury...

1950 Mercury

Apr 3

LIMA — Mercury was its own division at Ford until 1945 when it was combined with Lincoln into the Lincoln-Mercury Division. Ford was hoping the brand would be known as a “junior Lincoln,” rather than a snobby Ford.

Noah – PG-13

Apr 2

The Story

4Runner keeps rugged charm

Apr 2

Thirty years after its U.S. debut as a utilitarian, four-wheel drive truck with a fiberglass cover on the back, the Toyota 4Runner remains a different kind of family sport utility vehicle.

'Parenthood' star sheds light on autism

Apr 3

NEW YORK — Max Burkholder strives to be a normal teen while working on the NBC drama “Parenthood.”
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