Here are today’s top stories from The Lima News for Thursday, June 11.
The brother of George Floyd made an impassioned plea to Congress to stop the pain. Local representative Jim Jordan agreed it’s time for a discussion but said, quote, it is pure insanity to defund the police, end quote.
The Putnam County Fair will go on as scheduled this year despite the coronavirus pandemic. Organizers say the main differences will be no rides and additional safety precautions in the June 22 through 27 event in Ottawa.
Car horns replaced applause as the Lima/Allen County Chamber of Commerce celebrated its annual awards gala with a drive-thru event. Winners included Tova Brunk, PromoHits, The Met, Fat Kid BBQ, Shannon Tyler and The Wheelhouse.
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The parents of a Middle Point girl who accidentally shot and killed herself with a handgun now face charges. Richard Moore and Kaitlyn Burgoon were arraigned Wednesday in Van Wert Common Pleas Court on charges of endangering children.
Construction has begun on an all-abilities playground at Camp Robin Rogers near Spencerville. The wheelchair-accessible equipment is expected to be completed later this month.
Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Medical Center hit a milestone, adding the finals steel support beam on its new 48,000 square foot graduate training facility on Market Street.
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