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St. Rita's parent company changes name to Mercy Health
Sunday, July 27, 2014 8:00 PM

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LIMA — Catholic Health Partners (CHP), the parent healthcare system of St. Rita’s Medical Center, has changed its name to Mercy Health. The system’s name change is part of a Ministry evolution to one unified team, focused on high-quality care, increased efficiencies and lower patient costs. Mercy Health is Ohio’s largest health system and fourth-largest employer.

Tentative deal reached to improve veterans’ health care
Sunday, July 27, 2014 8:00 PM


Associated Press


WASHINGTON — The chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees have reached a tentative agreement on a plan to improve veterans’ health care.

Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., scheduled a news conference today to talk about a compromise plan to fix a veterans’ health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays.

Jubilee Winery hosts adult art sessions
Sunday, July 27, 2014 8:00 PM
Jubilee Winery has been hosting adult art sessions all summer long led by Megan Etzkorn, who graduated with a degree in art education from Bluffton University. Above: During a recent session, Etzkorn distributes acrylic paint onto participant’s ceramic tiles and guides them as they depict a nature scene. Each session typically costs $20, runs 1 1/2 - 2 hours and culminates in a piece of artwork each participant can take home with them. (DHI Media/Stephanie Groves)
U.S. sending dirty coal abroad
Sunday, July 27, 2014 8:00 PM


Associated Press


NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off dirty fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America’s unwanted energy leftovers to other parts of the world where they could create even more pollution.

This fossil fuel trade threatens to undermine President Barack Obama’s strategy for reducing the gases blamed for climate change and reveals a little-discussed side effect of countries acting alone on a global problem. The contribution of this exported pollution to global warming is not something the administration wants to measure, or even talk about.

Rain cancels Music in the Park Sunday
Sunday, July 27, 2014 8:00 PM
After taking a break in Sunday’s storms to set up, the crew for Phil Dirt and Dozers just as quickly had to tear everything down during one of the heavier downpours. The band was the fourth offering in the Delphos Rotary Club’s Music in Park series.  Above: Bob Ebbeskotte, center, and Rotarian JoAn Smith help gather the bands props. (DHI Media/Nancy Spencer)