Here are today’s top stories from The Lima News for Wednesday, July 29.
Governor Mike DeWine on Tuesday said that all county fairs in the state will be limited to Junior Fair events only. In the area, this has Auglaize County scrambling. Its fair was set to begin Sunday. Allen County is also working hard to be sure it is ready for its Aug. 21 opening. Fairs will have no games, rides or grandstand events. Harness racing will be allowed but with no spectators. Read more.
The Wapakoneta school board met Tuesday night, and the board allowed seven people to voice opinions on the Redskins mascot. It has recently come under fire, and people argued for and against changing the name. The board said it has mainly heard from people in favor of keeping the name and has no plans to change it. 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 City of Lima’s Civil Service Board officially approved a change to the city’s “Rule of 10” Tuesday. This opens up the city’s hiring lists to anyone who is able to score higher than a 70% on civil service-administered tests. Read more.
The Ohio House plans to vote Thursday to remove speaker Larry Householder, who is refusing to resign after being caught in a federal bribery probe. Read more.
In Lifestyle, take a look back at a downtown Lima jewelry store. Read more.
In Sports, learn details about the plan for Ohio State University football. If there are games at Ohio Stadium this year, officials plan to only allow 20 percent capacity. Read more.
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