Here are today’s top stories from The Lima News for Thursday, July 23.
Governor Mike DeWine announced Wednesday that masks will become mandatory across Ohio starting at 6 p.m. today. The move is to try to combat increases in the number of new cases of COVID-19. Read more.
Some individuals and employers are not cooperating with contact tracing, isolation and quarantine efforts, Allen County Public Health said. Resistance to these efforts complicates the health department’s strategy to identify people who may be carrying the virus but who don’t have symptoms yet, who should quarantine for up to 14 days to avoid potentially infecting others. 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 Allen County grand jury earlier this month handed down a combined 127 felony charges — including counts of rape, sexual contact with a minor and sexual battery — against two local men. Scott Steffes, 38, of Lima, and Jeremy Kindle, 35, of Elida, face charges based on a series of alleged incidents that also led the executive director and two employees of the Allen County Children’s Service to be placed on administrative leave pending an investigation. Read more.
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