Here are today’s top stories from The Lima News for Tuesday, Oct. 20.
After recognizing the size of the effort needed to improve Lima’s housing stock, Lima City Council is now looking at establishing a dedicated task force to pull apart the issue in order to find a workable solution. Council’s economic and community development committee met Monday to discuss the new initiative. During that meeting, Councilor Carla Thompson asked committee members to kick-start the creation of a new “housing task force” and recommended the city begin the process of putting together a database that would help it find out who owns what rental properties throughout Lima. Read more.
A 20-year-old Lima woman accused of firing a handgun at a man has waived her right to a speedy trial. Adriania Denson is charged with felonious assault and other firearms counts. 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 second shooting in less than a year at the same residence on Edgewood Drive in Lima left an unidentified male hospitalized with a gunshot wound early Sunday. According to the Allen County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were dispatched at approximately 12:15 a.m. to Lima Memorial Hospital in reference to the shooting. The victim, whose name was not released, reportedly was at a residence at 1559 Edgewood Drive when a verbal argument ensued. An unknown male inside the home reportedly shot the victim. Read more.
A federal grant totaling more than $458,000 has been obtained by Lima Municipal Court for its drug treatment court. The grant will allow the court to double the number of participants in the treatment program. Read more.
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