Today’s Lima News Daily Briefing


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Here are today’s top stories from The Lima News for Wednesday, September 16.

Over 20 Ohioans, including a woman from Leipsic, are challenging the state’s face-mask order for school children after filing a legal complaint with the Putnam County Common Pleas court this past week. Read more.

The state’s report card is out. This year, because of the pandemic, the letter grades have been omitted. The information released Tuesday does track each school district’s four-year graduation rate and whether students are prepared for success. Read more.

A letter written by the gangster John Dillinger to the Dayton woman he loved recently came to light. Urging her not to wait for him to serve his 10-year prison term, Dillinger wrote a breakup letter to his sweetheart from the Allen County Jail in Lima on Oct. 1, 1933. 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 home at the corner of North Conant and Harris roads started out life as a log cabin. The house is being dismantled and the cabin is being transported to Indiana where the buyer hopes to reconstruct it for his family to enjoy. Read more.

In Business, check out the details on a new thrift store in Aleiduh. Read more.

In Lifestyle, learn about the beginnings of the Tuttle family business. Read more.

In Sports, The University of Wisconsin chancellor said Tuesday that Big Ten football will remain on hold until there are answers to questions about COVID-19 testing and tracing, along with possible long-term heart issues related to the coronavirus.

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