Here are today’s top stories from The Lima News for Thursday, May 14.
The Ohio Supreme Court ruled Wednesday it’s constitutional for the state to take over repeatedly poor-performing school districts. Opponents were worried about the rushed creation of the so-called state takeover law. Read the story.
Health professionals say wearing cloth face masks can help reduce the spread of COVID-19. They acknowledge there are situations when they’re not necessary or potentially dangerous, though. Read the story.
The Lima Mall reopened to the public Wednesday after a month and a half closure from Ohio’s stay at home order. A handful of stores were open, while several mall staples remained closed. Macy’s, Old Navy and Game Stop moved to curbside pickup only. Read the story.
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There were no new deaths in the region from the coronavirus, with just one new case in Allen, Auglaize and Hardin counties. Read more.
The City of Lima sent a cease and desist order to Blue Chip Housing over a project on Hazel Avenue. The city says the company doesn’t have the right permits. The owner says he’s trying to follow rules to push the project forward. Read the story.
Shawnee bus drivers ran their routes on Wednesday to say goodbye to students. Children stood outside their homes waving flags and signs to say bye.
In sports, the area’s youth will be competing in golf this summer despite the pandemic. The Lima Junior Golf Association decided to play a full 14 tournaments, starting June 4. There will be social distancing and spacing regulations at area golf courses. Read the story.
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