Here are today’s top stories from The Lima News for Saturday, July 25.
The federal government has been paying unemployed Americans an additional $600 per week in jobless benefits. This is ever since the CARES Act was approved this spring. But without action from Congress, those benefits will expire on Saturday. More than 400,000 Ohioans were still receiving jobless benefits as of last week. And the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services continues to report more than 30,000 new jobless claims each week. Read more.
Ohio House lawmakers on Friday moved to address the power vacuum created by the arrest of current Republican Speaker Larry Householder. He’s part of a $60 million federal bribery probe. One of the candidates is Bob Cupp. He is a former Ohio Supreme Court justice and four-term state senator, and before that served as a Lima prosecutor and Allen County commissioner. 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 Auglaize County Fair is set to open August 2 and run through the 8th. Fair officials met recently to adopt changes related to the pandemic. Additional social distancing guidelines will be in place and visitors must wear masks. Read more.
In Sports, the Ohio Athletic Conference Presidents Council and its 10 member schools have postponed all intercollegiate competition through Dec. 31 due to the pandemic. This includes Ohio Northern University. Read more.
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