Today’s Lima News Daily Briefing


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Here are today’s top stories from The Lima News for Thursday, Nov. 26.

Happy Thanksgiving from The Lima News!

Friday marks the start of the most unusual holiday shopping season. Retailers have been touting deals for weeks, but people are still expected to converge on retail stores and malls. How large the crowds will be during these pandemic times is anyone’s guess. Read more.

Allen County Public Health on Wednesday urged residents to reconsider their Thanksgiving plans, and instead celebrate the holiday with their immediate household members to avoid possible exposure to the coronavirus. “Friends and family will understand if you change your mind, even at the last minute,” Allen County Health Commissioner Kathy Luhn said. “If you were planning to cook for a group, offer to provide carryout rather than ‘eat in’ this year.”

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 computer upgrade at the Allen County Sheriff’s Office will save time and lives, Sheriff Matt Treglia said during a press availability session Wednesday to formally unveil the project that has been some two years in the planning. Spurred into action by the possibility of losing federal grant monies tied to mandatory reporting requirements that simply could not be attained with the antiquated system that was in place since 1998 at the sheriff’s office, Treglia is confident that response times will be reduced in times of emergency. At the same time, transparency in dealing with the community in public records matters should also be simplified, the sheriff said. Read more.

In Sports, check out The Lima News’ Dream Team winners, including offensive player Owen Treece, of Van Wert; defensive player of the year Devares Glenn, of Perry; and coach of the year Scott Palte, of Lima Central Catholic. Read more.

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