Here are today’s top stories from The Lima News for Saturday, August 8.
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine’s journey from coronavirus positive to negative has raised questions about testing. He took two different types of tests prior to meeting Trump at an Ohio event. The quick test can be less accurate. The second test he took is the one Ohioans usually receive when their doctors test them for the virus. Read more.
The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services is investigating more than 250,000 claims for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance that the agency believes are fraudulent. The agency believes about 95% of those claims are fraud. But that still leaves thousands of Ohioans with legitimate PUA claims waiting for their benefits. Read more.
There is a new push to clean up Ohio voter rolls. Officials will remove anyone who has not voted in six years. To stay on the rolls there is one simple thing to do: Vote in the November election. 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.
Regal movie theaters announced the chain is reopening on August 21. Lima has a Regal location on West Elm Street. Leaders say masks and social distancing will be required by both staff and patrons. They also plan to stagger show times and roll out an app that will allow customers to buy concessions without lining up. Read more.
In Sports, the Ohio High School Athletic Association announced a shortened football season. If football games are allowed, the playoffs begin October 9 and the state championship games will be no later than November 21. Read more.
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