Here are today’s top stories from The Lima News for Sunday, July 19.
Kenney Richey is about to be in court again in Putnam County. For nearly three and a half decades his name has been tied to the area since the death of a little girl in a fire. His past is convoluted yet fascinating. Read more.
Civil rights activist John Lewis died Friday. He was 80. His beating by state troopers as a young man was captured by a photographer and it helped galvanize national opposition to racial oppression. He was the last survivor of the Big Six civil rights activists who organized the 1960 March on Washington. 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.
Area schools are wrestling with the details of how to resume in-person classes. Parents are wrestling with the problem of where their children will be while the parents work. Officials say people have to choose between going to work and staying home to care for their child. Daycares are at reduced capacity and pretty full. The economic recovery is precarious. Read more.
In Lifestyle, learn about Holy Family Radio’s tenth anniversary of being on the air and how it is in a growth spurt. Read more.
In Sports, check out a preview of the Reds season to learn more about players in each position and the club’s weak and strong points. Read more.
Learn more about these stories and more in The Lima News and online at LimaOhio.com.