Here are today’s top stories from The Lima News for Monday, July 20.
An Ohio order requiring masks to be worn in public may include “a lot more counties” next week as the coronavirus continues to spread in the state Gov. Mike DeWine said Sunday. He said on “Meet the Press” that he is still considering a statewide mask mandate. On Thursday, he ordered Ohio residents in 19 counties to wear a mask in public. Read more.
Experts believe contact tracing is the best hope short of a vaccine to stop the spread of the virus. The trick to containing people after they’re exposed and before they expose others is rife with difficulties. At the center is lack of trust. Officials report having trouble getting people to even answer their phones much less answer questions about where they have been. 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.
A new issue is being raised on the topic of bad cops. Bad contracts. Collective bargaining agreements for officers can provide protections that stand in the way of accountability. Some are calling for more transparency on this issue so it can be resolved. Read more.
In Sports, check out a preview on the Cleveland Indians with the team’s weak spots and strongpoints discussed by position. Read more.
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