Here are today’s top stories from The Lima News for Saturday, May 16:
A Lima man is in jail after a two-day investigation about jammed communication signals that revealed potentially explosive devices at a Lane Avenue residence. The Allen County Sheriff’s Office arrested Donald McName the Second. Read more.
Restaurants and bars welcomed patrons back to their outdoor seating or patios on Friday, their first day back since the coronavirus pandemic shut things down in March. Some businesses decided to wait to reopen until indoor seating is permitted on Thursday. Hairdressers, barbers and salons were also back to work. Read more.
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Area entertainment venues are worried about the long-lasting financial effects of canceled shows from COVID-19. The Niswonger Performing Arts Center and Veterans Memorial Civic Center both reported losses of more than one hundred thousand dollars. The Allen County Fairgrounds is also missing out, but some activities there decided to reschedule rather than cancel. Read more.
Rhodes State College is seeing the financial effects of the shutdown. The college’s president sent an email to staff earlier this week acknowledging the need for layoffs. Read more.
In Sports, Bowling Green State University decided to drop its baseball program. It’s part of a 2 million dollar reduction to the operating budget of the athletics department there. Three area players were on the Falcons’ team. Read more.
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