Today’s Lima News Daily Briefing


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Here are today’s top stories from The Lima News for Wednesday, June 17.

Lima Police have identified 25-year-old McKenzie Butler, of Lima, as the victim whose body was found buried in Martin Luther King Jr. Park over the weekend. Anyone with information on the case may contact the Lima Police Department at 419-227-4444, the Lima/Allen County Crime Stoppers at 419-229-STOP or Detective Brian Snyder at 419-998-5588. Read more.

Human remains found at Grand Lake St. Marys have been identified as those of 22-year-old Ryan R. Zimmerman of Columbus. He was reported missing in September of 2015. His partial remains were found in January of 2016. Read more.

Today’s briefing is brought to you by Beer Barrel Pizza and Grill, where every Wednesday you can get an Italian family meal for twenty-four ninety-nine. For carryout only, you get food for four, including pasta, meatballs, salad and garlic bread knots.

A Wapakoneta area man will be back in court June 26 for a pretrial hearing after being indicted on 33 sex charges. Thomas Jackson, 63, was arraigned Friday in Auglaize County Common Pleas Court on 16 counts of rape, 14 counts of sexual battery and three counts of gross sexual imposition. Read more.

An Elida man has been indicted by a federal grand jury on three counts related to illegal possession of firearms. According to the indictment, Trevor Leis of Elida possessed multiple firearms and rifles while allegedly using illegal controlled substances since January 2018. Read more.

In Sports, the Lima Area Tennis Association will play its city tournament. It will be a condensed version. Men’s, women’s and mixed doubles will all be played on the same weekend starting July 23. Read more.

In Reminisce, read about the bad luck surrounding the once-promising Monroe Manufacturing Company. Read more.

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