Here are today’s top stories from The Lima News for Sunday, August 16.
A teenager is dead and a man has been arrested after an arson fire destroyed a Lima home early Saturday morning. The duplex had six people inside when the fire began. Read more.
Real estate agents expected a downsized market after the pandemic took hold in March. Then it took off. The need for social distancing has translated into a new need for space, which northwest Ohio has in spades. Add new work-at-home expectations, cheap property, years of solid growth for some of the county’s largest industries and super low interest rates into the mix, and you get a new kind of housing demand that hasn’t been seen in the area for quite a while. Read more.
A Save The Children walk was held in downtown Lima on Saturday. The group is calling attention to what they perceive as a growing problem of child sex trafficking, even though statistics show a different story. Many of the supporters of the Save The Children movement have learned about it through right-wing conspiracy sites. 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.
The Schoonover Dam reconstruction project and Simmons Field’s underground water tank are nearing completion. Construction crews are completing their final touches on these two city of Lima projects. Read more.
In Lifestyle, catch up with Lima downtown farmers market regular Violet Valley and what motivates Irene Potter. Read more.
In Sports, the Cincinnati Reds became the third Major League Baseball team to have games called off because one of its players tested positive for COVID-19. Read more.
Learn more about these stories and more in The Lima News and online at LimaOhio.com.