Here are today’s top stories from The Lima News for Saturday, October 17.
A new report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation found that 15.7%, or one in seven Ohio children between the ages of 10 and 17 are obese. Childhood obesity puts children at higher risk for type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and asthma, and may be linked to more serious complications from COVID-19. Poor nutrition, food insecurity and poverty are all factors that contribute to childhood obesity. Read more.
Despite recent trends of increased trespassing at the former Lima Tuberculosis Hospital, demolition of the property may still be out of reach. Why? There is asbestos present, which exponentially increases the costs in clean up. It would cost the city at least one million dollars to clear the building and at least 20 million to clear the entire campus. Read more.
Auglaize County voters could see some levy renewal and levy increase questions on their general election ballots this year. The Council on Aging, Clay and German Townships, and villages of Buckland and Cridersville are among the entities asking voters to renew or increase a levy. 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.
The homeless man who set fire to the Roxy in downtown Lima accepted a deal from prosecutors Friday. He pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated arson in exchange for the dismissal of two attempted murder counts. Read more.
In Sports, check out the action in the high school football playoffs. Read more.
Learn more about these stories and more in The Lima News and online at LimaOhio.com.