Today’s Lima News Daily Briefing

Here are today’s top stories from The Lima News for Tuesday, May 12.

A man serving a life sentence for a triple slaying in Lima in 1981 was one of Ohio’s prisoners to die from the coronavirus, state officials acknowledged. Ridley had been trying to prove his innocence through DNA testing. Read the story.

Today marks the day retailers in Ohio can re-open. Lima Mall tenants will have to wait an extra day after a water main broke there. Some businesses that opened before the coronavirus pandemic hit are just eager to get to work.

The region didn’t have any new deaths attributed to COVID-19 over a 24-hour period ending at 2 p.m. Monday. There were three new cases in the region. Read the update.


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A Lakeview man is urging Ohio politicians to undo penalty weeks for unemployment benefits. People with past issues haven’t been able to claim their unemployment benefits or the accompanying $600 a week when they lost jobs due to the coronavirus pandemic. Read the story.

Delphos schools updated a five-year plan to address its fiscal caution situation. State cuts made the plan more difficult, but voters did approve an income tax last month to help the district. Read the story.

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