Here are today’s top stories from The Lima News for Friday, May 22.
People in the region are getting out and about again despite the coronavirus pandemic. Stats show people have returned to their travel levels from before the virus hit. Public health experts recommended finding low-risk scenarios to fight quarantine fatigue. Read more.
Lt. Gov. Jon Husted announced Thursday that catering and banquet centers will be able to open June 1 with a limit of 300 guests. Halls like the Veterans Memorial Civic Center will again be able to open its doors to wedding receptions, graduation parties, luncheons and other events. Read more.
Allen County had its first death in nearly a week attributed to COVID-19. Read more.
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Some local school districts are weighing if they’ll need to make cuts to make their budgets this year, after the governor slashed 3.6% of their budgets. Superintendents acknowledged not having substitute teachers and fuel over the last two months helped trim their costs. Read more.
A look back at the primary election shows fairly typical turnout despite the all-absentee ballot election. The Republican primary in the commissioner race showed Beth Seibert doing well countywide. Read more.
In Sports, area football coaches expressed their optimism about four more teams joining the playoffs in each region. They’re concerned about four teams getting a bye, though. Read more.
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