Here are today’s top stories from The Lima News for Wednesday, August 5.
A huge explosion rocked Beirut Tuesday and flattened much of the city’s port. Shockwaves went out across the city into residential areas and hurt thousands. The blast was heard and felt across the Mediterranean. Early reports said a fire had ignited something in a warehouse. Read more.
Gov. Mike DeWine made masks mandatory for all children going to school from grades kindergarten to 12. Area school officials expressed the need to have children in school for their proper development. 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.
Scott Sites was on trial for felonious assault and aggravated robbery. He took the witness stand in his own defense Tuesday. He admitted striking a man who sold him fake drugs with a baseball bat and bragged that the man got what he deserved. Read more.
A Glandorf woman was killed when her car was hit by a train as she crossed the tracks in Putnam County. The school bus driver had gone around the gates. Read more.
In Lifestyle, take a look back at the early 1900s and how popular motorcycles were at the time. Read more.
In Sports, catch up with the Lima Central Catholic girls golf team as they have a shot at a third straight Division II state title this year. Read more.
Learn more about these stories and more in The Lima News and online at LimaOhio.com.