Here are today’s top stories from The Lima News for Saturday, Aug. 15.
Kenneth Richey was sentenced to the maximum prison term of 12 years for making threats against a former Putnam County official. He took the opportunity while he was in court to verbally attack his attorney, the judge and the criminal justice system. Read more.
After 17 months of negotiations, the United Steel Workers Local 624 will be voting on a new contract with the Husky Lima Refinery. It will take place over the next two weeks, as workers can’t gather all at once due to the pandemic. Read more.
Hundreds of Ohioans blasted the decision to ban a malaria drug for use in fighting COVID-19, the Associated Press has found. This caused DeWine to reverse his decision and continue to allow the drug to be prescribed. The AP examined communications received by the Ohio pharmacy board. There were some 14 hundred emails and 400 voicemails in about a day. 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.
Westside Lima drivers, be on your best behavior. Law enforcement leaders announced they’re targeting bad driving on the west side of Lima and Allen County this coming week. Agencies are working together to address many reports that have come in. Read more.
In Sports, check out the details about a girls golf invitational and more.
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