Here are today’s top stories from The Lima News for Friday, Aug. 21.
Mercer County continues under a Level 3 or red public health alert, as the county continues to see highest number of new COVID-19 cases per capita in Ohio. Allen County and Auglaize County will remain under Level 2 Orange alerts, even though both counties are seeing more than 100 new cases per 100,000 residents reported in the last two weeks, meeting the CDC’s definition of high incidence of community transmission. Read more.
The University of Northwestern Ohio said Thursday that no matter what you’ve read on social media it isn’t interesting in buying the Lima Mall. That’s not in the works, a university spokeswoman said. 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.
Lima Memorial Health System on Thursday unveiled new robotic-guided technologies designed to improve the precision and accuracy of spinal and brain surgeries. It’s an expansion of the health system’s surgical robotics program, which already serves as a training site for robotic surgeons. Read more.
In Entertainment, the second Bluffton Discovery Days event of the summer will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. On the other side of Main Street will be Bluffton Cars and Coffee from 8 to 11 a.m. and the farmers market from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Read more.
Learn more about these stories and more in The Lima News and online at LimaOhio.com.