Today’s Lima News Daily Briefing


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Here are today’s top stories from The Lima News for Wednesday, October 21.

President Donald Trump shunned formal debate practice Tuesday and was heading instead for another of his big rallies. The final presidential debate is scheduled for Thursday in Nashville. Democrat Joe Biden took the opposite approach and holed up for debate prep. Read more.

Ohio’s spiking coronavirus cases could endanger in-person learning for schoolchildren, Governor Mike DeWine warned Tuesday. He continues to encourage people to take steps to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Read more.

Testimony got underway Tuesday in a Lima courtroom in the rape trial of an Elida resident. The alleged victim took the witness stand and told jurors how he forced himself on her. The defense attorney said it all depends on who you believe. Read more.

The ribbon was cut Tuesday on Spartan Farm, a 30-acre site near the former ODOT garage on Chapman Road. The land will serve as an agronomy laboratory and will teach kids in the new Agricultural Education Program launched recently at Lima Senior High School. 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 Shawnee school board and its teachers union have agreed on a one-year labor agreement. The board also passed a measure calling for a two-hour delay for every Monday. That will begin October 26. Read more.

For the second year in a row, the state auditor has awarded Allen County’s Auditor a “Clean Audit Award” after the state found no problems with the county’s financial accounts. Read more.

In Reminisce, look back at a 1962 train excursion where Lima was the destination for Cleveland-area travelers. Read more.

In Sports, catch up with the Buckeyes and who they’ve named to fill the two vacancies on the offensive line. Their season opens Saturday. Read more.

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