Here are today’s top stories from The Lima News for Friday, May 15.
Lima Memorial Health System can now test people for COVID-19 antibodies, seeing if their body has an immune response to the coronavirus. The tests are covered by most insurance carriers when a doctor orders the test. It’s $97 without an order at the Wapakoneta lab. Read more.
A Lima man was arrested after leading troopers on a high-speed chase down Interstate 75. Barry Stevens, who is 54, reached steeps speeds above 115 miles per hour before deputies deflated his tires near Lima. Read more.
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The Lima region didn’t have any new deaths from COVID-19 in a 24-hour period ending at 2 p.m. Thursday. There were nine new cases reported in Allen County, four in Auglaize County and one in Hardin County.
Former death row inmate Kenneth Richey faces another 12 counts of retaliation charges, four counts of violating a protection order and one count of tampering with evidence in connection with threats he allegedly made against a former judge in Putnam County. Read more.
A pair of state senators, including Rob McColley of Napoleon, plan to introduce a new Ohio Senate bill meant to immediately end the Stay Safe Ohio Order than runs through May 29. Governor Mike DeWine has communicated plans to veto the amendment. Read more.
In Sports, Leipsic has been invited to join the Northwest Conference and expects to answer the invitation next week. The Vikings announced plans to leave the Blanchard Valley Conference after the 2021 to 22 season earlier this week. The school remains a member of the Putnam County League.
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