Today’s Lima News Daily Briefing


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Here are today’s top stories from The Lima News for Wednesday, October 14.

The Lima Police Department is serious about the former Lima Tuberculosis Hospital being off limits. No trespassing signs are posted for a good reason, namely that the structure is in dangerous disrepair. That doesn’t keep people from trying. Over the past weekend, 102 people trespassed and 586 people have trespassed there in the past month. Arrests will be made, they warn, with zero exceptions. Read more.

Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett batted back Democrats’ skeptical questions on abortion, health care and a possible disputed election in a lively Senate confirmation hearing Tuesday, insisting she would bring no personal agenda to the court but would decide cases “as they come.” The 48-year-old appellate court judge declared her conservative views with often colloquial language, but refused many specifics. Read more.

Three Allen County commissioner candidates answered questions from the public Tuesday night at a forum. 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.

Allen County Juvenile Court officials report that two youths housed at the Juvenile Detention Center have tested positive for COVID-19. Both were already under medical observation and quarantine at the time administrators received the results of their individual tests. Read more.

A house that exploded Sunday night near Montezuma did so because it filled with propane gas, officials announced. It killed a 72-year-old woman and injured three. Read more.

In Reminisce, take a look at some fun photos and facts about the square dancing fad. Read more.

In Sports, check out coverage of the National League Championship Series. Read more.

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