Here are today’s top stories from The Lima News for Friday, November 27.
The Supreme Court barred New York from enforcing certain limits on attendance at churches and synagogues in areas designated as hard hit by the virus. The justices split 5-4 late Wednesday night. New Justice Amy Coney Barrett was in the majority, her first vote. The court’s three liberal justices and Roberts dissented. The court’s action could push New York to reevaluate its restrictions on houses of worship in areas designated virus hot spots. But the impact is also muted because the Catholic and Orthodox Jewish groups that sued to challenge the restrictions are no longer subject to them. Read more.
The community Thanksgiving dinner held annually for more than three decades in downtown Lima drew a long line for its drive-thru. Last year, the group gave 24 hundred meals. This year, they gave 3 thousand in a mainly drive-thru format to help stop the spread of the virus. Read more.
Hopes of repealing an energy bailout law are in danger at the Ohio Statehouse. Republican lawmakers are arguing sharply different positions on how and whether to repeal the legislation with only weeks before Ohioans begin to pay the price. 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.
Crossroads Crisis Center for domestic violence survivors may soon be forced to scale back services amid substantial cuts to its main funding source, the Victims of Crime Act grant. Ohio’s Victims of Crime Act grant allocation suffered $20 million in cuts this year. Funding for domestic violence programs was reduced by $7.7 million. Read more.
In Sports, check out coverage of the Lions and Cowboys games. Read more.
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