Here are today’s top stories from The Lima News for Tuesday, July 7.
Lima City Council approved paying up to $20,000 for eligible city employees to take early retirement. The move was a plan to reduce expenses due to a decline in revenue because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more.
The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services announced that the state will offer 20 weeks of extended unemployment benefits to Ohioans who exhaust their 26 weeks of regular state benefits and the 13 weeks of federal Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation. The 20-week extension does not apply to the additional $600 per week in supplemental jobless benefits, which will expire at the end of July unless Congress approves an extension. Read more.
Allen County recorded another COVID-19 death. A woman in her 80s died Sunday. Read more.
Today’s podcast is sponsored by Fat Jack’s Pizza. Fat Jack’s Pizza dining rooms are now open at both locations, on Spencerville Road and on West Street in Lima. Their combination subs are back, for only $5.75. Fat Jacks, celebrating 46 years as Limaland’s favorite pizza.
A Kenton man is on around-the-clock watch at the Allen County jail. He allegedly broke into a garage and stole a vehicle, leading police on a high-speed chase. Matthew T. Manns of Kenton later attempted to commit suicide in his cell. Read more.
A Lima woman charged with murder made her initial appearance in Lima Municipal Court on Monday. Bond for Michelle Alves was set at $1 million. Read more.
33-year-old Marquez Pritchett will undergo a psychiatric evaluation later this month. He’s charged in the 2017 shooting death of Lima resident Shannon Scott. Read more.
Learn more about these stories and more in The Lima News and online at LimaOhio.com.