WIMA NEWS COPY WEDNESDAY JUNE 12, 2019
>>Williams Found Guilty of Murder
(Wapakoneta, OH) --A dramatic trial, stemming from the July 2017 death of Erin Mulcahy, came to a conclusion yesterday in Auglaize County Common Pleas Court.
Visiting Judge Mark O'Connor found 46 year old Brent Williams of Waynesfield guilty of murder.
After the Judge announced his finding, Williams was allowed to address the court. He took the opportunity to claim innocence.
Auglaize County Prosecutor Ben Elder expressed relief that the ordeal was over.
The trial took a dramatic turn last Thursday when Williams, at the last minute, refused to sign a plea agreement that would have capped his prison time at 5 years.
Judge O'Connor, bound by statute, sentenced Williams to 15 years to life in prison. An appeal is expected.
>>Lima Woman Found In Indiana
(Hamilton County, IN) --A Lima woman suffering from possible dementia was found in Indiana yesterday. 77 year old Janet Taflinger approached a police officer in Hamilton County, Indiana saying she was lost. The officer checked the database and found the Silver Alert that had been issued.
>>Elida School’s Former Maintenance Worker Owes District $85,000
(Columbus, OH)--Auditor of State Keith Faber yesterday released the 2017-18 Elida Local School District audit that issues a finding for recovery for $85,000 against Matthew Burton, a former maintenance worker for the district.
“This former employee defrauded citizens and stole from students by using tax dollars to buy supplies for his private business,” Faber remarked. “This is an outrageous breach of public trust and it is only right that the funds be repaid.”
Last June Burton entered a plea of guilty to one count of Theft in Office. Judge Jeffery L. Reed ordered Burton to pay back $85,000 to the district. Based on that court order, Auditor Faber issued his finding for recovery to insure Burton makes full restitution.
The Auditor’s office says Burton still owes a balance of $40,243 to the Elida School District.
>>SENATE BUDGET UPDATE - ONN
(COUMBUS, OH)--OHIO SENATE REPUBLICANS YESTERDAY UNVEILED THEIR VERSION OF THE 2-YEAR STATE BUDGET.
ACCORDING TO THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH, THE BILL WOULD OFFER AN 8-PERCENT ACROSS-THE-BOARD INCOME TAX CUT OVER TWO YEARS WHILE RESTORING MANY OF THE REDUCTIONS THE HOUSE MADE IN A $1.2 BILLION ANNUAL TAX CUT FOR BUSINESS OWNERS.
THE SENATE'S VERSION OF THE BUDGET SETS UP A SHOWDOWN WITH THE HOUSE OVER TAXATION.
>>GYPSY MOTHS - ONN
(COLUMBUS, OH)--STATE OFFICIALS PLAN TO BEGIN AERIAL TREATMENTS AIMED AT DISRUPTING GYPSY MOTH MATING ON MORE THAN 61,000 ACRES IN 12 OHIO COUNTIES ACROSS THE STATE, INCLUDING PARTS OF ALLEN AND HANCOCK COUNTIES LOCALLY.
THE GYPSY MOTH IS A NON-NATIVE, INVASIVE SPECIES THAT FEEDS ON THE LEAVES OF MORE THAN 300 DIFFERENT TREES AND SHRUBS AND CAN PERMANENTLY DAMAGE OR KILL THEM.
AIRPLANES WILL APPLY THE TREATMENT FROM ABOUT 100 FEET ABOVE TREETOPS AND BUILDINGS, BEGINNING TOMORROW.
WIMA SPORTS COPY WEDNESDAY JUNE 12, 2019
>>Indians Win in 10 innings
(Cleveland, OH)--The Indians used two hits and two walks to beat Raisel Iglesias and the Reds last night, 2-1 in 10 innings in Clevleand. The teams wrap up the two game set today at 1:10 at you’ll hear it here on WIMA.
>>Locos out slug Graders
(Galion, OH) --The Lima Locos built a big lead and survived a six-run ninth inning to hang on and beat Galion, 13-12 last night in Galion. Lima is now 5-2. They play in Galion again tonight before hosting them tomorrow night.
>>Ballas and Miller Win LJGA Event at The Oaks
(Lima, OH)--Adam Ballas carded a 75 to win the Lima Junior Golf Association’s event yesterday at The Oaks. Grace Miller was the girls division winner.
>>Game 7 Tonight in Boston
(Boston, MA) --The St. Louis Blues will try to win their first ever Stanley Cup Championship tonight in Game 7 in Boston.