Here are today’s top stories from The Lima News for Friday, July 3.
A town hall on police reform was held Thursday night in Lima. About 40 people gathered for a question and answer format that discussed the issue of trust and lack of it. The conversation was organized by the Committee on Racial Justice and Reform, a Human Rights Issue. Read more.
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced rules for schools this fall. There are a few things that will need to take place in order for in-person classes to resume. Teachers and staff must wear masks or shields. Students will not be required to wear masks but he strongly recommends students in grades three and up do so. He suggested schools work now to figure out strategies to improve sanitation and symptom monitoring. He is allowing districts to make their own choices at this point. Read more.
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Hugh Downs died at age 99. He proudly called Lima his hometown and went on from radio work here to hosting major network news shows like NBC’s Today and ABC’s Twenty Twenty. He was a 1938 graduate of Shawnee High School. Read more.
Two Lima pastors joined the Allen County Commissioners via conference call on Thursday to champion body cameras for county law enforcement. The commissioners say the decision rests primarily with the county sheriff. The sheriff has expressed cost and privacy concerns regarding body cameras. Read more.
In Sports, Lima Central Catholic graduate Bigs Johnson signed to play basketball for the University of Northwestern Ohio. Read more.
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