Today’s Lima News Daily Briefing

Here are today’s top stories from The Lima News for Friday, May 8.

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced the timetable for reopening more businesses in the coronavirus pandemic. Restaurants and bars with outside seating can open Friday, May 15, with indoor seating open Thursday, May 21. Barbershops and salons can reopen Friday, May 15. Read the story.

Allen County Public Health has received nearly 250 complaints about businesses since Ohio’s stay-at-home order took effect in March. Officials worked with retailers planning to open as soon as Tuesday on how to safely conduct business. Read the story.

There were no new deaths in the region from the COVID-19 virus over the 24-hour period ending at 2 p.m. Thursday. See the story.

Today’s briefing is brought to you by Happy Daz restaurants, where you can check out the fresh and natural sauced and tossed chicken chunks.

A flyby by the Ohio Air National Guard’s 180th FIghters Wing honored Lima’s healthcare workers. See the photos.

Thursday marked the National Day of Prayer, which moved online in the coronavirus pandemic. Speakers at Auglaize County’s celebration issued prayers for first responders, educations and business professionals. Rev. Adrian Sunday said, “In this difficult time, when we have to be in separate places, we’re excited to connect virtually.” Read the story.

Local representative Jim Jordan has been selected to serve on a special House committee dedicated to looking over the country’s coronavirus response. Jordan vowed to fight what he called “the Speaker’s polarization of a crisis in a last-ditch attempt to attack the President.” Read the story.

The signs reading “Welcome to Lima” received a spruce up Thursday, thanks to the Basement Doctor, Resource Mulch, Lowe’s and Stratton Greenhouses. Read the story.

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