Here are today’s top stories from The Lima News for Monday, Aug. 10.
Some area colleges, like Ohio Northern University, have welcomed students back to campus. Classes start Monday at ONU. Many are trying to finish fall classes before the traditional flu season begins. Read more.
The Ohio governor’s positive, then negative, tests for COVID-19 have provided fuel for skeptics of government pandemic mandates and critics of his often-aggressive policies. The conflicting results come as Americans have grown frustrated about access to testing and by slow results. Read more.
More than four months into a sustained coronavirus outbreak, the U.S. reached the 5 million mark, according to the running count kept by Johns Hopkins University. Health officials believe the actual number is perhaps 10 times higher, or closer to 50 million, given testing limitations and the fact that as many as 40% of all those who are infected have no symptoms. 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.
Seth Jones, a 16-year-old senior at Lima Senior High School, is hoping his experience here will translate into an international finance career. Jones wants to attend UC Berkeley in California after he graduates high school. Read more.
Fire heavily damaged a detached garage at 513 Ohio St., Leipsic. The fire broke out at 6:12 p.m. Sunday. There was no word on a cause or a damage estimate Sunday evening. Read more.
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