Today’s Lima News Daily Briefing


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Here are today’s top stories from The Lima News for Sunday, November 22.

A fire in downtown Columbus Grove on Friday night consumed four businesses. The old brick commerce block was home to Pizza 101, The Rowdy Rooster, Heffner Printing and Bloom Boutique. A fundraising effort is underway to help the businesses displaced by the fire. The cause is under investigation, but it began in the pizza shop. Read more.

More than 100 people came out Saturday night in Lima to remember a 16-year-old Lima Senior student who was shot and killed Wednesday night. Read more.

COVID-19 has cost area school districts athletic department budgets tens of thousands of dollars because of limits on fundraising and on crowds attending the events. Some districts are charging for live streaming the games. Read more.

Changes are ahead for Black Friday. Consumers can expect strange sights and new twists on popular holiday traditions as retailers adapt to a pandemic: Zoom calls with Santa. Gentle reminders to wear a mask and stay socially distant from other shoppers. And more prominent sanitation as retailers try to ease customers’ fears about shopping indoors during their busiest season. Trend reports say a lot of people are shopping online. 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.

To kick off an upcoming leadership series for students this next spring, the Youth for Change program is planning to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his example in leadership with a three-hour special event on King’s birthday. Community groups are partnering now for the new program. Read more.

In Lifestyle, read a local columnist’s thoughts on why gratitude is not canceled, even if your holiday get-together may be. Read more.

In Sports, catch up on OSU news and local high school sports. Read more.

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