Here are today’s top stories from The Lima News for Monday, August 31.
Democrats on Sunday accused President Donald Trump of trying to inflame racial tensions to benefit his campaign as he praised supporters who clashed with protesters in Portland, Oregon, where one man died overnight. He announced he will travel to Kenosha, Wisconsin, amid anger over the shooting of another Black man by police. Read more.
An effort to register 10,000 Lima residents began on Sunday with a voter registration drive. It’s estimated that only half of the Lima residents are registered to vote in the general election. Two other voter registration drives are scheduled later in September. Read more.
More than 21,000 votes cast in Ohio’s April primary didn’t count because of mistakes, late mail delivery and other problems related to absentee ballots. Ohio threw out more than one of every 100 absentee ballots cast. The primary had more discarded ballots and a higher percentage of discarded ballots than any statewide election in at least the past four years, a Cincinnati Enquirer analysis of Ohio Secretary of State data revealed. 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.
A 98-year-old Lima man received a quilt Sunday from the Quilts of Valor Foundation. The foundation is an organization that honors veterans for service to their country. He served in World War II. Read more.
In Sports, the U.S. Open has opened on schedule but looks much different because of the pandemic. Read more.
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