Here are today’s top stories from The Lima News for Thursday, July 16.
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine appealed to Ohioans on an emotional level to make “once-in-a-hundred year sacrifices” to protect their neighbors by wearing masks and being careful about coronavirus. He stopped short of requiring the masks outside of the Level 3 counties where they’re already mandated. Read more.
Allen County had its first trial in a pandemic-friendly courtroom. Jurors used a long-abandoned courtroom on the fourth floor of the Allen County Courthouse. Court officials reported no major issues. 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.
Lima hopes to get $10.5 million in federal funding to update the infrastructure and streetscaping in 20 blocks of downtown. The targeted area is between Wayne Street on the north, Main Street on the West, Elm Street on the south and the railroad tracks near Central Avenue on the east. Read more.
The Brad Paisley concert at the Allen County Fair has been pushed back to next year’s fair. Tickets will still be valid, although people can call or email the fair for a refund. Read more.
Learn more about these stories and more in The Lima News and online at LimaOhio.com.