Here are today’s top stories from The Lima News for Wednesday, June 24.
The next few weeks are critical to tamping down a disturbing coronavirus surge Dr. Anthony Fauci told Congress on Tuesday. He pledged testing will ramp up and urged the nation to continue to wear masks and do social distancing. He also believes a vaccine may be available at the end of the year or early next. Read more.
A Lima resident narrowly avoided trial for kidnapping and felonious assault charges Monday. He entered a no contest plea moments before the start of his scheduled jury trial. He will be sentenced Aug. 10. Read more.
Allen County was prepared to hold its first jury trial of the COVID-19 era on Monday. A last-minute plea by the defendant averted that. Court officials feel more comfortable with holding the next one as they worked out some issues. Read more.
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A proposed housing development at 1105 E. Market St. has been able to move forward. Lima city councilors decided to uphold the special use permit that would allow it. Residents take issue with the use of the alleyways in particular. Read more.
In Reminisce, take a look back at automobile row and the car dealers of that district in town. Read more.
In Sports, catch up with the latest scores in the Junior Golf Association tourney. Read more.
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