Here are today’s top stories from The Lima News for Saturday, August 29.
Twenty-two Wapakoneta High School students were sent home to quarantine on their second day of classes this week after a student tested positive for COVID-19. On Thursday, Governor Mike DeWine announced he will order school districts to establish a process for parents or guardians to report when their child has tested positive for COVID-19, which will also be reported to the local health department. Read more.
Civil rights advocates began highlighting the scourge of police and vigilante violence against Black Americans at a commemoration of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Thousands gathered Friday near the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his historic “I Have A Dream” address, a vision of racial equality that remains elusive for millions of Americans. 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 coronavirus pandemic has yielded vastly unequal futures for the restaurant industry: Fast food and pizza chains are posting double-digit sales increases over 2019, aided by drive-thru windows and early transitions to online ordering and third-party delivery, while the rest of the industry faces substantial losses that may force restaurants to close permanently. Read more.
In Sports, high school football season kicked off Friday night. Read more.
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