Here are today’s top stories from The Lima News for Wednesday, July 8.
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced people will need to wear masks in the seven counties labeled with Level 3 public emergencies. Those counties are mostly centered around Ohio’s largest cities. Allen County is at a Level 2. Read more.
Slain Toledo Police Department Officer Anthony Dia was remembered by his former colleagues from Mercy Health-St. Rita’s during a funeral service held in Toledo on Tuesday. Dia worked as a police officer for St. Rita’s before joining the Toledo Police Department in 2018. Read more.
Today’s podcast is sponsored by Fat Jack’s Pizza. Fat Jack’s Pizza dining rooms are now open at two locations, on Spencerville Road and on West Street in Lima, and carryout only at the Findlay Road location. Their combination subs are back, for only $5.75. Fat Jacks, celebrating 45 years as Limaland’s favorite pizza.
Former Ohio Mr. Basketball Greg Simpson was sentenced to jail time for selling fake drivers’ education certificates. His 30-day jail sentence begins Saturday, with community service tacked onto that. Read more.
In Reminisce, learn about the impact George Jameson made on Lima, including the Baxter House, a well-known and well-decorated home on West Market Street. Read more.
In Sports, Eugenio Suarez believes the Cincinnati Reds are ready to do something special once they can play ball on July 24.
Learn more about these stories and more in The Lima News and online at LimaOhio.com.