Here are today’s top stories from The Lima News for Wednesday, Nov. 25.
Businesses destroyed by a downtown fire in Columbus Grove as still awaiting on insurance adjustors before they decide whether to rebuild or not. The fire destroyed Pizza 101, Rowdy Rooster Cafe, Bloom Boutique and Heffner printing. Read more.
The Ohio Power Siting Board has the ultimate decision making power over energy projects in the Buckeye State, including the Birch Solar Farm in Allen and Auglaize Counties. The O-P-S-B consists of 11 members, 7 who have voting powers.
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.
All jury trials in Allen County Common Pleas Court will be postponed until next year as a result of a health emergency declared by Judge Terri Kohlrieser. The decision comes as Allen County struggles with a rapidly rising number of positive tests locally for the coronavirus. It also includes Judge Jeffrey Reed’s courtroom. Read more.
As 2021 approaches, Allen County’s budget for the new year comes with both good and bad news. The good news? Allen County commissioners expect that the county’s general fund budget — which is largely paid by sales tax — will remain similar to last year’s budget. The bad news? The county’s capital budget will be even more stressed than before.
Allen County’s jobless rate fell to 5.4% in October as Ohio’s economic recovery has now surpassed the U.S. rebound, preliminary unemployment estimates from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and Ohio Department of Job and Family Services show. Read more.
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