Here are today’s top stories from The Lima News for Wednesday, May 27.
Ohioans are able to return to the gym again. Fitness facility managers say people exercising won’t see much different. They’ll just be reminded about the importance of wiping down equipment. Read more.
Nursing homes and residential facilities will see more testing for the coronavirus. The goal is to test all staff at long-term care facilities and residents when needed. The Ohio National Guard will help with the testing. Read more.
The region had no new deaths from COVID-19 over the 24-hour period ending at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Read more.
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The body of a driver whose Chevy Tahoe went into a pond near McClain and Buckeye roads was found Tuesday morning by search crews. Officials declined to identify the person until an autopsy comes back. Read more.
The Midwest Corridor Hyperloop could generate $19 billion in transportation benefits and $300 billion in economic gains, according to a feasibility study released last week. If the project is eventually approved, it still has a long way to go before becoming a reality, needing at least a decade in the best circumstances. Read more.
In Reminisce, learn more about Joseph Firszt, the longtime conductor of the Lima Symphony Orchestra. Read more.
In Sports, the NHL decided it will use a 24-team playoff format this year if it can return to playing this year. Columbus would start the playoffs at the No. 9 seed in the East with a five-game series against Toronto. Read more.
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