Here are today’s top stories from The Lima News for Sunday, June 21.
Ohio has seen a rise in new COVID-19 cases reported in the past three days. For weeks the state has been in a plateau in new daily cases. But the numbers are starting to tick up. Read more.
Nationally Catholic schools are closing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. That hasn’t happened in this area as enrollment remains steady and in some cases increasing. Many fundraisers have been put on hold and collections have been down due to the cancellation of Masses this spring. Read more.
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Lima Native Russell Hardin has created a petition to remove the “Democracy” sculpture outside of Lima Senior High School due to its unclear messaging. The sculpture was built in 1992 to depict the 1989 massacre in Tiananmen Square Beijing and its creators stand by the representation of the sculpture. Read more.
This year’s Putnam County Fair will be without rides live entertainment and games. The focus will be on the livestock shows and 4-H projects while still offering traditional fair food vendors and the tractor pull and demo derby in the grandstand. It opens Monday. Read more.
In Lifestyle, check out the ballot for Best of the Region. Don’t forget to vote for your favorites. Read more.
In sports, NASCAR’s return to racing shifts to Talladega Superspeedway with new rules in place after Ryan Newman’s crash in the Daytona 500. The Alabama track will admit up to 5,000 fans Sunday. At least two NASCAR teams are facing a coronavirus scare and NASCAR will be on the lookout for the newly banned Confederate flag. Read more.
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