Today’s Lima News Daily Briefing


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Here are today’s top stories from The Lima News for Saturday, September 12.

President Donald Trump and his Democratic rival Joe Biden marked the 19th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks on Friday. They were at memorial services where their differences in style couldn’t have been more sharply on display. One spent time quietly consoling families. The other proclaimed America’s might. Read more.

Van Wert-based sewing company KAM Manufacturing is growing amid the call for U.S.-made personal protective equipment. But some companies that shifted production or distribution to focus on PPE have struggled to stand out in a market now saturated with personal use cloth masks. Read more.

More than 6,000 small businesses in Ohio’s 5th Congressional District have taken advantage of low-interest loans to date to retain nearly 123,000 employees during the COVID-19 pandemic. U.S. Rep. Bob Latta visited one of those businesses Friday morning and found that loans made possible by the Paycheck Protection Program in some cases did more than save jobs. It likely saved lives. 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 severe criticism and harassment of former Health Director Dr. Amy Acton caused her appointed successor to quit just a few hours after she was introduced by Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine. She gave the following statement. “While I have dedicated my life to improving public health, my first commitment is to my family. I am a public figure. My family is off limits. I withdrew my name from consideration to protect my family from similar treatment.” Read more.

In Sports, check out our coverage of high school football. Read more.

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