Here are today’s top stories from The Lima News for Friday, June 19.
A number of community organizers are looking to catalyze a movement toward racial injustice reform. They have launched a voter registration campaign aiming to add ten thousand names to the county’s rolls. Read more.
The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected President Donald Trump’s effort to end legal protections for six hundred and fifty thousand young immigrants. The court earlier this week ruled it’s illegal to fire people because they’re gay or transgender. Read more.
The city of Columbus is removing a statue of Christopher Columbus from in front of city hall. It will be placed in storage. Columbus State Community College is also taking its statue of Columbus down. Read more.
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The Allen County Commissioners on Thursday said they will not be participating in the Lima Council’s effort to revive its Human Resources Commission. The commission was a city body responsible for investigating discrimination claims. It disbanded in the 1970s after it was unable to secure subpoena powers. Read more.
Lima mayor David Berger is asking that organizers holding Juneteenth in Lima follow the Ohio Department of Health’s standing pandemic orders that forbid large public gatherings. Organizers say the event and protest will begin at 4 p.m. today starting at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Center Park. Read more.
In Sports, the Ohio State and Alabama football programs have put a lot of money on the line for a matchup scheduled for 2027. That ends a 29-year drought between regular season games against Southeastern Conference opponents. Read more.
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