Here are today’s top stories from The Lima News for Thursday, Sept. 17.
Ohio State and the rest of the teams in the Big Ten will be playing football after all. Reversing an Aug. 11 decision to postpone the season indefinitely because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the conference announced Wednesday that its football teams will resume playing games the weekend of Oct. 23 and 24. Read more.
This year’s Allen County Fair was a money-loser. According to financial figures released at Wednesday’s monthly meeting of the Allen County Agricultural Society, the fair took in $48,480 less than it spent this year despite a scaled-back fair focusing on youth projects. 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.
With the law enforcement community under fire nationally amid a backdrop of racial injustice, the Lima Noon Optimist Club on Wednesday honored all public servants who are charged with keeping their communities safe. The club’s annual Respect For Law program focused on all men and women in blue who do their jobs under the umbrella of the Lima lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police. Read more.
A woman wanted by authorities in Auglaize County for violating the terms of her community control sanctions was arrested Wednesday in Findlay after fleeing from police who were attempting to initiate a traffic stop. Rebecca Evans, 41, of Findlay, reached speeds of approximately 92 miles per hour on Interstate 75 during the pursuit. Read more.
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