Here are today’s top stories from The Lima News for Friday, Sept. 4.
Putnam County moved into a Level 3 or red public emergency Thursday, as the county saw a sustained increase in new COVID-19 cases. Meanwhile, Allen County reported six new deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus. Read more.
Kenneth Cobb was sentenced Thursday to 14 years in prison on charges related to the 2019 shooting death of Branson Tucker. A jury earlier this year found him not guilty of murder but convicted him of felonious assault. 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.
Low demand for gasoline amid the coronavirus pandemic means gas prices are at their lowest point in decades heading into the Labor Day weekend — welcome news for Ohioans who plan to travel this holiday weekend. As of Thursday morning, GasBuddy listed the average price in Lima as $2.06. Read more.
In Entertainment, Max’s Trader Days will return to the Allen County Fairgrounds this weekend. Gates open at 7 a.m. Friday and close at 6 p.m. Sunday. It will include more than 1,000 vendors but the dog races, golf cart parade and karaoke were canceled due to COVID-19. Read more.
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