Here are today’s top stories from The Lima News for Friday, July 31.
Allen County’s Bob Cupp was elected speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives on Thursday. Earlier in the day representatives voted to remove Larry Householder from the leadership role in light of an indictment in an alleged $60 million bribery scheme. Read more.
Under Gov. Mike DeWine’s public health advisory system, Allen County has left the state’s watch list and returned to its “Level 3 Public Emergency.” Under the current system, each county’s level of emergency depends on a series of seven indicators meant to track the preponderance of the coronavirus and its related disease Covid-19 in a community. Allen County meets two of those indicators — new cases per capita, and non-congregate cases — while other indicators, such as hospital admissions, reflect a subtle downward trend. 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.
Lima resident Raylon Hardy was sentenced Thursday to a minimum of 24 years in prison for shooting two men last November as they sat on a Lima front porch. Read more.
Lima City Council grilled potential Community Development Block Grant fund recipients Thursday night one last time before final allocations are approved. Read more.
The Wapakoneta attorney for a prison inmate alleged to have child pornography on a cell phone in his possession is seeking to have the case dismissed due to a “ridiculously long investigation” conducted by the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Read more.
Lima finally has something named after a Nobel Prize-winning astrophysicist. The William A. Fowler Memorial Overpass honors the Lima native. It’s all thanks to the work of eighth-graders from Lima’s South Science and Technology Magnet School. Read more.
Learn more about these stories and more in The Lima News and online at LimaOhio.com.