Friday Morning News and Sports Copy

WIMA NEWS COPY FRIDAY JUNE 14, 2019

>>Jackson Center Escapes WORTH Center

(Lima, OH)--23 year old Sean Carr of Jackson Center escaped from the WORTH Center around 10:00 last night and remained at large for over three hours before surrendering peacefully to police near I-75 and Bluelick Road at 1:20 this morning.

Lima Police and the Allen County Sheriff’s Department flooded the area in pursuit of Carr and considered calling in air support from the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Turns out that by the time a chopper could be marshalled the escapee was found.

Social Media posts claim Carr may have been motivated by grief as it has been reported that Carr’s young son had passed away yesterday.

Carr is currently being held in the Allen County Jail.

>>Chase Begins In Lima, Ends in Hardin County

(Lima, OH)--A vehicle chase began in Lima last night and eventually ended in Hardin County. The Ohio State Highway Patrol took over the pursuit from the Lima Police Department and has a suspect in custody. Further details are expected shortly from the Patrol.

STUCK COASTER - ONN

RIDERS ON CEDAR POINT'S GATEKEEPER ROLLER COASTER FOUND THEMSELVES STUCK ON THE RIDE IN SANDUSKY ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

CLEVELAND.COM REPORTS A GATEKEEPER CAR FAILED TO COMPLETE ONE OF THE TRACK'S HILLS AT ABOUT 9:30 P.M., LEAVING THE RIDE SWINGING BACK AND FORTH FOR NEARLY TWO MINUTES AT THE BOTTOM OF A TROUGH NEAR THE PARK'S FRONT ENTRANCE.

A SPOKESMAN SAID THE MALFUNCTION WAS THE RESULT OF WEATHER CONDITIONS. THE RIDE'S SAFETY SYSTEMS ENGAGED, AND ALL RIDERS MANAGED TO GET OFF THE RIDE WITHOUT INJURY.

UNION MISINFORMATION - ONN

THE UNITED AUTO WORKERS UNION HAS DELAYED A VOTE ON A TENTATIVE AGREEMENT BETWEEN A TOLEDO-AREA HOSPITAL AND NEARLY 1,000 NURSES ON A WEEKS-LONG STRIKE.

THE TOLEDO BLADE REPORTS THAT THE VOTE ON THE CONTRACT BETWEEN MERCY HEALTH ST. VINCENT MEDICAL CENTER AND THE UNION MEMBERS WAS DELAYED DUE TO “MISINFORMATION" ABOUT THE AGREEMENT.

A UNION STATEMENT ALLEGES THAT LOCAL UNION REPRESENTATIVES WERE NOT INFORMED THAT A MEETING ON THE AGREEMENT WOULD TAKE PLACE WEDNESDAY NIGHT, MEANING MANY OF THE NURSES WERE NOT ABLE TO LEARN ABOUT THE TERMS OF THE CONTRACT BEFORE A VOTE SCHEDULED FOR YESTERDAY AND TODAY.

THE UNION NOW PLANS TO HOLD INFORMATIONAL MEETINGS FOR ITS MEMBERSHIP SATURDAY BEFORE A RATIFICATION VOTE NOW SCHEDULED FOR MONDAY AND TUESDAY.

WIMA SPORTS COPY FRIDAY JUNE 14, 2019

>>Locos Rained Out Again

(Lima, OH)--For a second straight night the Lima Locos and Galion Graders were rained out. Tonight the Locos begin a three-game weekend home series against the Michigan Monarchs at 7:05 at Simmons Field.

>>Reds Return Home Tonight

(Cincinnati, OH) -- The Reds will be back at Great American Ball Park tonight to open a six-game interleague home stand against the Rangers and Astros. Tyler Mahle will start the first game against Texas. Game time is 7:10. Our coverage begins at 6:00 with the First Pitch Show.

>>Indians Meet Tigers Tonight In Motown

(Detroit, MI) -- The Indians are in Motown tonight to take on the Tigers. It's the first of a three-game series and seven-game road trip. Adam Plutko will start the opener for the Tribe. 

>>Rose Leads U.S. Open

(Pebble Beach, CA) -- Justin Rose is alone atop the leaderboard after the first-round of the U.S. Open. Rose fired a six-under 65 in Thursday's opening round to take a one stroke lead. Rickie Fowler, Aaron Wise, Xander Schauffele and Louis Oosthuizen are tied for second place at five-under. 

>>Rain Affects LJGA

(Celina, OH)--Rain shorted yesterday’s Lima Junior Golf Association event at the Lynx Golf Course in Celina to nine holes. Bryce Cobb took the win with a 40.

>>Raptors Edge Warriors In Game Six, Win NBA Finals

(Oakland, CA) -- The Toronto Raptors are NBA Champions after they won Game Six of the NBA Finals 114-110 in Oakland. Kawhi Leonard nailed two free throws in the final second to clinch the game and was named Series MVP. Klay Thompson led all scorers with 30 points, but left late in the third quarter with a torn ACL. 

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