Today’s Lima News Daily Briefing


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Here are today’s top stories from The Lima News for Friday, Sept. 11.

Putnam County remains at a Level 3 Public Health Emergency, as the county continues to report a sustained increase in new cases and the highest number of new cases per capita in Ohio for a second week. While Putnam County met four of the seven emergency indicators this week, the county saw improvement in three of those categories since it went red last Thursday. Read more.

In a year when the coronavirus pandemic has reshaped countless American rituals, even the commemoration of 9/11 could not escape unchanged. The 19th anniversary of the terror attacks will be marked by dueling ceremonies at the Sept. 11 memorial plaza and a corner near the World Trade Center, reflecting a divide over the memorial’s decision to suspend a cherished tradition of relatives reading victims’ names in person. 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.

New Ohio House Speaker Bob Cupp of Lima has his sights set on some big-ticket agenda items, from dealing with the scandal-drenched House Bill 6 nuclear bailout law to fixing Ohio’s perennially unconstitutional school-funding system. He discussed his goals recently. Read more.

The Allen Lima Leadership program launched its newest class, the Class of 2021, with a two-day orientation held Thursday and today featuring speakers examining organizational leadership and workplace culture. By the end of the 10-month leadership course, Executive Director Matt Childers said participants will have practical information they can bring back to improve their own organizations while opening up networking opportunities between classmates, who come from varying companies throughout Allen County. Read more.

In Sports, Elida jumped out to an early lead and pushed forward for a 4-1 win over Bath in boys soccer Thursday night. Read more.

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