Here are today’s top stories from The Lima News for Tuesday, June 30.
Jeffrey England, charged with arson in a June 23 fire in downtown Lima, reportedly told police he set the fire deliberately in an attempt to kill two men living inside the vacant structure. Read more.
Wapakoneta police have arrested a man who was shooting a long gun at Laurelwood Apartments around 10:30 a.m. Monday on Magnolia Drive. No one was hurt and the name of the man arrested hasn’t been released just yet. Read more.
Gov. Mike DeWine on Monday emphasized that the increase in new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in Ohio is not attributable to the increased availability of coronavirus testing. He pointed to the state’s test positivity rate, which has held steady between 4% and 6% since May, as evidence that the disease is spreading more quickly again. Read more.
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Allen County Commissioners recently voted to allow the Allen Water District to handle the county’s water customers. The change also comes with a $2 monthly additional fee for standard residential households that are affected by the move. Read more.
A 19-year-old Lima man was assaulted by two juveniles Sunday afternoon and was treated at a local hospital for head injuries. Lima police said Kesean Corbin, 19, was walking near Liberty School at approximately 3 p.m. Sunday when he was approached by two juveniles. One struck Corbin in the head with a handgun with the other removed a cell phone from Corbin’s pants. Read more.
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