Here are today’s top stories from The Lima News for Thursday, Oct. 8.
Police are looking for a 21-year-old man in connection to a single-vehicle traffic accident Monday morning that killed a teenager and injured two others. The Shawnee Township Police Department obtained a warrant for the arrest of Dalton F. Roessler, 21, of no known address, for failure to stop after an accident on public roads or highways. Read more.
A plea deal executed Wednesday morning ended the rape trial of Lima resident Everett Ward. Judge Jeffrey Reed sentenced Ward to a mandatory prison term of 10 years to life for his 2019 sexual assault on a 13-year-old girl. 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.
There are two candidates competing for Auglaize County Commissioner, John Bergman, the Republican incumbent and Duane Stienecker, an independent. Read more.
Nutrien Lima has donated $100,000 toward Mercy Health-St. Rita’s forthcoming Graduate Medical Education Center. The GME Center is slated to open by the spring of 2021. The project was developed to recruit more physicians to Lima early in their careers. Read more.
Shaunna Basinger has been named as Downtown Lima Inc.’s newest executive director. She is a 2018 graduate of The Ohio State University and most recently employed by the University of Northwestern Ohio as a student activities coordinator. Read more.
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