Here are today’s top stories from The Lima News for Tuesday, June 23.
Lima council approved a resolution declaring racism a public health crisis Monday night. Other Ohio cities like Columbus and Cleveland OK’d similar measures. They cited lower access to healthy food and healthcare, leading to worse outcomes and lower life expectancies for minority populations. Read more.
Delphos teenager Anthony Denoyer could spend more than three decades in prison for assaulting his girlfriend’s two month old daughter. He pleaded guilty to felonious assault charges Monday. Read more.
The Putnam County Fair kicked off a smaller version of itself Monday after the coronavirus pandemic hit the region. The fair is mostly focusing on livestock and 4-H projects. Read more.
The Allen County Fair remains up in the air. The fair board met Monday and discussed stopping online ticket sales to the Brad Paisley concert until plans can be altered. Read more.
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Home prices in the Lima area continued to rise in May despite a 24.1% decline in home sales over May 2019. Read more.
A Fort Jennings man was killed and a Celina man was injured early Monday morning in a two-car collision in Auglaize County. 54-year-old Russ Wiedeman of Fort Jennings died in the incident. Read more.
Lima’s Joseph Cheney pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity in the stabbing death of his mother last month. He’s charged with killing 71-year-old Rachel Cheney. Read more.
Learn more about these stories and more in The Lima News and online at LimaOhio.com.