Here are today’s top stories from The Lima News for Saturday, Nov. 21.
Lightsource bp laid out an array of details during its first official public information meeting Friday night to help answer questions from a group opposed to the project. The solar developer spent roughly an hour and 15 minutes in an extensive presentation laying out its plans for the project. But callers listening in on the meeting still had plenty of questions. Read more.
A candlelight vigil will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday at Scott and Eureka streets in Lima in memory of a 16-year-old boy believed to be the victim of a shooting Wednesday night. Read more.
Pfizer formally asked U.S. regulators Friday to allow emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine. This starts the clock on a process that could bring limited first shots as early as next month and eventually an end to the pandemic. The companies said that protection plus a good safety record means the vaccine should qualify for emergency use authorization, something the Food and Drug Administration can grant before the final testing is fully complete. 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.
A veteran lieutenant with the Lima Police Department has been placed on paid administrative leave for reasons left unspecified by his supervisors. Andy Green, a 20-year veteran of the department, was notified of the action against him in a letter. The letter makes no specific allegation against Green but states there will be an internal investigation. The police chief said there have been complaints against the officer but would not speak on the matter. Read more.
In Sports, New Bremen won its first state football title. Read more.
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