Today’s Lima News Daily Briefing


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Here are today’s top stories from The Lima News for Friday, Oct. 16.

Ford Motor Company executives were in Lima on Thursday to highlight the company’s commitment to American manufacturing and the economic impact of the F-Series and the Lima Engine Plant, which makes 36% of F-150 engines and has built 44 million engines since its opening in 1957. The Lima Engine Plant now employs roughly 1,500 people and recently started production for the latest version of the 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine for the forthcoming 2021 F-150. Read more.

Lima hospitals are admitting more patients with COVID-19 than at any other time during the pandemic, a trend which threatens to strain Lima’s hospital system right as flu season is about to begin and new COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Allen County and the surrounding region that relies on Lima hospitals. 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 St. Marys man who reportedly threatened family members with a firearm on Wednesday night was taken into custody early Thursday following a six-hour standoff. 54-year-old Mark Springer has pending criminal charges from the incident. Read more.

Four-term incumbent Vince Schroeder is being challenged by political newcomer Tim Wehri for a seat on the Putnam County board of commissioners. Read more.

Allen County Commissioners approved the next step in updating Shawnee Township’s roundabout during their meeting Thursday morning. Allen County Engineer Brion Rhodes asked commissioners to approve a $23,500 contract with Columbus-based engineering firm DLZ to design the project and draft plans in an effort to minimize accidents on the roundabout. Read more.

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