Here are today’s top stories from The Lima News for Friday, Nov. 13.
County commissioners want residents to know: They have nothing to do with approving, or disapproving, solar farms. Commissioners from Auglaize and Allen counties held a joint meeting Thursday to discuss the role that counties play when it comes to the process of considering utility-scale electric generating projects. By the end of the meeting, their legal counsel made it clear. It’s a state matter. Read more.
Allen County has identified more than 870 new coronavirus cases since the start of November. The county will remain under a Level 3 Red public health advisory for another week. Allen County Public Health is encouraging residents to stay home if they develop symptoms consistent with COVID-19. Anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 should contact their close contacts so they can self-quarantine for 14 days. 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.
Travis Soto will stand trial at the end of March in Putnam County, it was decided during a pre-trial hearing on Thursday. Soto is charged with aggravated murder and several other counts in the 2006 death of his young son. The U.S. Supreme Court this summer opted not to hear an appeal in the case. Read more.
A Delphos man avoided prison time but will spend 60 days in the Putnam County jail for stabbing a drinking buddy last December. Jonathon Scott Welker, 45, was sentenced to five years on probation Thursday in Putnam County Common Pleas Court. Read more.
The 1820 BrewWerks in Kalida will officially open its tap house with a three-day grand opening starting Friday night. Behind the bar are the magnificent mash tun, hot liquor tank and fermenters, that make it a microbrewery and, as far as the USDA is concerned, a factory. Read more.
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