Today’s Lima News Daily Briefing


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Here are today’s top stories from The Lima News for Friday, Oct. 9.

Allen County remains under an Orange Public Health Emergency this week after recording 147 new cases of COVID-19 in the past two weeks, exceeding the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s definition for high-incidence community spread of the coronavirus. Putnam and Mercer counties remain under red alerts, as those counties continue to exceed the CDC’s definition for high incidence. Read more.

Major infrastructure projects are on the horizon in the city of Wapakoneta, necessitated by the much-heralded arrival in town of Pratt Industries, an Australian-owned paper mill and recycled corrugated cardboard factory that will add several hundred new jobs.. A planned $18 million expansion to the city’s water plant and the construction of an estimated $50 million wastewater treatment plant will result in no utility hikes for city residents. 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.

Senior Citizens Services of Lima, the Allen County Council on Aging, Delphos Senior Citizens and Bluffton Senior Citizens are collectively seeking a 1 mill levy renewal this November to cover the agency’s expenses for the next five years. Monroe and Perry Townships, as well as the villages of Cairo and Lafayette, are also seeking renewal levies this year to cover expenses and local fire or emergency medical services. Read more.

In Sports, read about Leipsic’s and Kalida’s meaningful Putnam County League volleyball battle.

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