Here are today’s top stories from The Lima News for Thursday, June 18.
The Allen County Fair Board continues to discuss what this year’s fair might look like. One concern is the state’s orders on grandstand events which would limit attendance to twenty five hundred and that would make it unprofitable for the fair to hold the Brad Paisley concert during the fair. The board voted to approach his management company and ask for a postponement. Read more.
The Auglaize County Fair Board announced this week that the fair will be held in full Aug. 2 through 8. This will include rides, vendors and entertainment but under social distancing and other health guidelines. Read more.
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The long-time director of the Johnny Appleseed Metropolitan Park District presided over his final park district commission meeting Wednesday. He is preparing for retirement in July and has spent 42 years with the parks district. Read more.
Prosecutors brought murder charges Wednesday against the white Atlanta police officer who shot Rayshard Brooks in the back. Officials said the black man posed no deadly threat and that the officer kicked him and offered no medical treatment for over 2 minutes as he lay dying on the ground. Read more.
All shootings by Ohio police officers and any deaths of individuals in custody would be investigated by independent agencies under a proposal announced Wednesday. Governor Mike DeWine wants to address police treatment of minorities. Read more.
In Sports, pro baseball and basketball are getting closer to restarting their seasons. Read more.
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