Today’s Lima News Daily Briefing


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Here are today’s top stories from The Lima News for Thursday, May 28.

Unemployment rates shot up in April when the coronavirus pandemic hit. The highest rate in the region was in Logan County, which saw its unemployment rate top 30 percent. Allen County’s rate was above 20 percent. Read more.

Volunteers were looking along the Auglaize River in Fort Jennings for a missing 5-year-old boy Wednesday night. Isaac Schroeder went missing in the afternoon. Volunteer crews were asked to meet at 7 a.m. Thursday at the park to resume the search. Read more.

A teen is in jail and a man is dead after an incident at an east-side Lima motel. 59-year-old Dino Gerdeman was found dead at the Travelodge motel. Police later arrested 19-year-old Kea’Londa Peoples-Fuqua on charges of corrupting another with drugs. Read more.

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Police arrested a 43-year-old Lima man in the stabbing death of his mother. Joseph Cheney is in jail on suspicion of murdering his mother, Rachel Cheney, 71, with a stab wound to her upper torso. Read more.

Authorities identified a man who died after his vehicle went into a pond at McClain and Buckeye Roads in Shawnee Township. Rasheed H. Almalik, of Lima, was 38. Read more.

Thrift stores are seeing heavy traffic in both sales and donations in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. “I’ve never seen anything like this,” one thrift store manager said. Read more.

Angie Herzog was selected as the Lima region’s representative to the Jefferson Awards for Public Service.She volunteers with CASA, chartered the Marimor Legacy Foundation, serves on the board of St. Vincent DePaul and assists with its food pantry, works as a Volunteer Guardian and began a music ministry program at Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Medical Center. Read more.

In Sports, Baker Mayfield knows his third year with the Cleveland Browns is important. Still, he says he’s not going to put any added pressure on himself.

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