Here are today’s top stories from The Lima News for Friday, July 17.
Allen County is now on a Level 3 Public Emergency due to the coronavirus pandemic. That means people must wear facemasks when they’re in public starting at 6 p.m. today. Ohio Governor Mike DeWine said, “Allen County has reached a tipping point regarding this virus, hitting a majority of our indicators.” The Allen County Sheriff’s Office said it won’t use resources to enforce the mask mandate since the 9-1-1 lines are for emergencies only. Read more.
Farmer Sam Blythe and vocational ag instructor Lloyd Smith were inducted into the Allen County Agriculture Hall of Fame by the Lima/Allen County Chamber of Commerce on Thursday. Blythe and Smith were recognized posthumously for their contributions. 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.
To prepare for potential emergencies and natural disasters, the Allen County Emergency Management Agency is updating its hazard mitigation plan and looking for public feedback. Read more.
In 360 Entertainment, read about the Summer Moon Festival happening in Wapakoneta and the Grand Lake St. Marys Brews-N-Vines Trail. Read more.
Learn more about these stories and more in The Lima News and online at LimaOhio.com.