Today’s Lima News Daily Briefing

Here are today’s top stories from The Lima News for Wednesday, May 13.

Shoppers returned to stores across Ohio on Tuesday, the first day allowed following a shutdown for the coronavirus pandemic. Facemask-wearing shop owners in Ottawa expressed optimism based on what they saw walking through the doors. The Lima Mall is scheduled to reopen today. Read more.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi unveiled a $3 trillion aid package, which could include hazard pay for essential workers and a new round of cash payments to individuals. A vote in the House could come as soon as Friday. Leaders in the Senate said they’ll wait until after Memorial Day to consider it. Read more.

Allen County had one more death attributed to COVID-19 over a 24-hour period. In all, Allen County now has 30 deaths and 154 cases. Read more.


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Two juveniles have hearings in June to see if they’ll stand trial as adults in the January murder of Lima man Danielle Jackson. The juveniles are identified in court as J S and J D and are both 15-year-old males. Read more.

Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose offered a four-point plan to prepare for the November election. He wants more time between election day and the end of the absentee ballot request period, as well as the ability to send out absentee ballot request forms directly to voters. Read more.

Bath High School now has giant pictures of its graduating class in its front lawn. Midwest Electric donated the two foot by three foot signs to the school. Read more.

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