Here are today’s top stories from The Lima News for Sunday, July 26.
Recent cases have local police departments under a microscope about their use of force. The use of force by an officer must be objectively reasonable in light of the facts and circumstances confronting the officer. In other words, no matter how bad things look in hindsight, if an officer reacted reasonably to what he or she knew at the time, then the officer responded correctly. Read more.
An epidemiologist and professor for the University of Toledo said new modeling suggests universal mask-wearing could have a similar effect as shelter-in-place orders in slowing transmission of the coronavirus. But he worries people will become complacent at a time when social distancing is still essential. Read more.
State Senator Matt Huffman said this week that Republican lawmakers likely will return a portion of political campaign contributions received over the past two years from FirstEnergy, the Akron-based utility company alleged to have illegally funneled $60 million in payments to powerful state officials to gain favor for a nuclear energy bailout bill. 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.
More than 200 bicyclists participated in the Rally Point River Ride Saturday. The event is a fundraiser for Youth for Christ programs at Rally Point Youth Center in Lima. Read more.
Ben Brako’s name may not be well known in Lima, but he’s a national name back in his native country of Ghana due to his release of one of Ghana’s best-selling highlife albums of all time. Read more.
In Sports, several Wapakoneta graduates want the school district to reconsider using Redskins as the mascot. They plan on visiting the school board next week. Read more.
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