Here are today’s top stories from The Lima News for Friday, July 10.
Some 17,000 jobs in Allen County may have been saved amid the height of the coronavirus pandemic by the Payment Protection Program loan program according to an analysis of loan data. The program was designed to support small- and medium-sized businesses by extending forgivable loans that would help cover monthly expenses, COVID-19 safety upgrades and, most importantly, allow companies to avoid layoffs at a time when revenue was falling because Americans had been asked to stay home. Read more.
Mercer, Putnam and Van Wert counties joined Allen County in a Level 2 Public Emergency. There has been an increased exposure and spread in these counties, but it’s not enough to warrant mandatory facemasks yet. 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.
30-year-old Barbara Lamb of Ada died Wednesday afternoon in a three-car collision on state Route 309 near its intersection with Thayer Road. Her vehicle went left of center and was struck by an oncoming car before getting struck by another vehicle. Read more.
An Allen County grand jury will hear the case of a Clinton Owens Jr. Authorities describe him as a person of interest in a double-homicide in early June. His case was bound over from Lima Municipal Court on Thursday. Read more.
In Sports, the Big Ten announced Thursday its teams won’t play nonconference games in football and several other sports if teams are able to play fall sports at all. Read more.
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