Here are today’s top stories from The Lima News for Thursday, May 21.
Restaurants in the region will welcome guests back into their dining rooms starting today. Some places decided to limit the number of tables or put barriers up between tables to follow guidelines in light of the coronavirus pandemic. Others simply decided they’re not ready to reopen yet. Read more.
Lima’s Star Spangled Spectacular is the latest victim of COVID-19. Organizers canceled the 2020 version of the annual Fourth of July event, meaning no fireworks or community festival that day. Read more.
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Lima has a new fire chief. Lima native and Lima Senior graduate Andy Heffner was sworn in as the department’s 19th chief Wednesday. His older brother Mark Heffner is a past fire chief. Read more.
The first kindergarten class from Ottawa’s Saints Peter and Paul School graduated the eighth grade Wednesday night. Administrators said they wanted to celebrate the historic class and settled on a ceremony in the parking lot to adhere to social distancing guidelines. Read more.
In Sports, the Lima Locos won’t defend their league championship this summer. The Great Lakes Collegiate League decided to cancel the 2020 season after most of the league’s members declined to field teams because of the coronavirus. Read more.
In Lifestyle, patients with Alzheimer’s disease are struggling with self-quarantining right now. Experts say isolation and a lack of human interaction can cause a decline in these patients. Read more.
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