Here are today’s top stories from The Lima News for Saturday, July 18.
Allen County’s mandatory mask order is now in effect. All residents and visitors are required to wear a face covering while out in public. Law enforcement agencies are directing people with reports of non compliance to the health department. Some local officials are concerned that if the virus spikes even more that DeWine could force some businesses to close again. Read more.
Kenny Richey is set to be back in a court room Monday and he has made numerous allegations against what he calls the corrupt Putnam County legal system. He was convicted in the arson death of a 2-year-old girl in 1986. 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.
The Van Wert County Humane Society is trying to raise $600,000 for a new facility on the new property purchased on Fox Road. The board and donors have raised about 50% and are reaching out to the community to complete its goal to create a larger space for animals and staff. Read more.
The recent decision at Wapak schools to keep its mascot has drawn the attention of a Shawnee chief. He takes issue with the decision and is speaking out against what he calls the disingenuous honoring of his tribe. Read more.
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