Here are today’s top stories from The Lima News for Monday, Nov. 16.
After Lightsource bp announced its intention to create a utility-scale solar farm in southwest Allen County, the push-back was immediate. In just under two weeks, a Facebook opposition group swelled to 700 members (and counting), and last Monday, roughly 60 of them ended up requesting Shawnee Township trustees to voice the board’s opinion on the project. Meanwhile, those at Lightsource bp have been watching the local opposition to their plans grow, and this week, company representatives will be coming to the region to talk to residents in more detail about the proposal. Read more.
Bingo at the American Legion in Lima could be in jeopardy, depending on what actions the governor takes to control the coronavirus. Sunday night’s bingo game might be the last for quite a while if Governor DeWine further curtails activities. Read more.
Winds gusting up to 72 miles per hour left thousands of people in the Lima region without power Sunday, some of which were being told to prepare for long outages. Among those without power was the entire city of St. Marys, according to the St. Marys Police Department. The outage occurred early Sunday afternoon. The city was expecting restoration in a “couple of hours,” police said. 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.
Claire Valenti, a 17-year-old at Waynesfield-Goshen High School, is keeping busy her senior year. She’s run cross country and track and plays basketball. On top of that she’s involved in both band and choir and she does musical and dinner theater at W-G. She’s undecided on what she wants to do after high school but has some ideas. Read more.
Editor Jim Krumel knows how to make the phones light up: Just run a column from Leonard Pitts. In today’s column, he describes why the newspaper runs columns from a variety of different viewpoints. Read more.