Today’s Lima News Daily Briefing


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Here are today’s top stories from The Lima News for Thursday, September 3.

Bath Township residents will have a unique choice this November: Yes or no on the Lost Creek overlay? Residents led by Ruth Hollenbacher filed a referendum in opposition to a trustee-passed bill back in March. Now the question will now be on the ballot for the whole township to decide. Read more.

Public health officials are urging caution as Labor Day weekend social gatherings, combined with the start of the new school year and resumption of fall sports, could lead to a spike in new COVID-19 cases at a time when much of the region is already seeing high levels of community spread of the disease. Read more.

A Mercer County man was taken into custody Tuesday evening on a preliminary charge of inducing panic after firing gunshots in the direction of law enforcement officials. 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 95-year-old woman in Allen County is the latest death attributed to COVID-19 reported in the 24-hour period ending at 2 p.m. Wednesday, according to Allen County Public Health. Read more.

A Van Wert man suffered serious injuries in a Wednesday traffic accident. At approximately 10:50 a.m., troopers with the Van Wert post of the Ohio State Highway came upon a crash on U.S. 30 at Richey Road in Van Wert County. They found a car in the median with heavy front-end damage that had struck a guardrail. Read more.

McGuffey resident Dystiny Marshall has joined Ohio’s “Saved by the Belt” Club after her safety belt saved her from sustaining life-threatening injuries. The incident occurred on state Route 309 in Allen County on July 8. Read more.

In Sports, Wapakoneta plays St. Marys in its annual Auglaize County football clash this week. The game has been one of the most exciting rivalries over the years. In the last five seasons the game has been decided by 10 points or less in the last four years. Read more.

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