MONDAY MORNING NEWS AND SPORTS COPY

WIMA NEWS COPY MONDAY JUNE 17,2019

>>Early Morning Fire in Lima

(Lima, OH)--The Lima Fire Department was busy in the overnight as fire broke out about 2:20 this morning at 811 Brice Avenue.

All the occupants of the home were out of the house by the time the Fire Department arrived and there were no injuries. Although it appears the house was significantly damaged, an official damage estimate is pending as the investigation into the cause of the blaze continues.

>>Search For Shooting Suspect Continues

(Lima, OH)--Meanwhile, law enforcement are still looking for a suspect in relation to a shooting death on Lima’s north side Friday night.

A man was found shot to death in the 2400 block of Lark Avenue around 6:30 Friday night. To this point neither the victim nor the suspect has been publicly identified.

The Allen County Sheriff’s Office is expected to release more on the investigation later today.

>>St. Marys River Rescue

(St. Marys, OH)--For the second time in the last two months, there has been a rescue from the St. Marys River. In the Just after midnight Saturday night the St. Marys Fire and Police Departments rescued two people from the swollen river.

>>FARMER RELIEF - ONN

(COLUMBUS, OH)--OHIO IS SEEKING FEDERAL AID FOR FARMERS WHO HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO PLANT CROPS BECAUSE OF RAIN-SOAKED FIELDS.

GOVERNOR MIKE DEWINE IS SEEKING A DISASTER DECLARATION FROM THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE TO MAKE AFFECTED FARMERS ELIGIBLE FOR FEDERAL MONEY. RECORD RAINFALL THROUGH THE SPRING PLANTING SEASON HAS BEEN DEVASTATING TO FARMERS WITH FLOODING AND SATURATED FIELDS PREVENTING THEM FROM PLANTING.

JUST 50 PERCENT OF OHIO'S CORN CROP AND 32 PERCENT OF ITS SOYBEAN CROP HAD BEEN PLANTED AS OF LAST WEEK.

>>OHIO SALMONELLA - ONN

(COLUMBUS, OH)--THE C-D-C SAYS IT'S SEEING AN UPTICK IN SALMONELLA CASES ACROSS THE COUNTRY – ESPECIALLY HERE IN THE BUCKEYE STATE.

OHIO IS REPORTING THE MOST CASES, WITH 32 PEOPLE FALLING ILL. HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY MOST OF THOSE ILLNESSES ARE LINKED TO BACKYARD POULTRY.

EXPERTS RECOMMEND WASHING YOUR HANDS IMMEDIATELY AFTER TOUCHING ANY LIVE POULTRY. ANIMALS CAN CARRY THE BACTERIA EVEN THOUGH THEY APPEAR HEALTHY.

WIMA SPORTS COPY MONDAY JUNE 17, 2019

>>Locos Split a Doubleheader

(Lima, OH)--The Lima Locos earned a series win over the Michigan Monarchs with a doubleheader split yesterday at Simmons Field. Lima won the opener 8-1 while Michigan bounced back to take the nightcap 2-0 in 8 innings.

Lima is now 7-3 and in first place the Great Lakes League’s North Division. The Locos are off today, on the road tomorrow and Wednesday before returning home Thursday night to take on the Hamilton Joes.

>>Reds Demolish Rangers

(Cincinnati, OH) -- Jesse Winker had a career high five RBIs and four hits, including a homer, as the Reds ripped the Rangers 11-3 in Cincinnati. Yasiel Puig contributed three hits, including a two-run shot, to the victory. Sonny Gray worked five innings for the win and also tripled in his only at-bat. Cincinnati won for just the third time in nine games.

>>Reds Host First-Place Astros Tonight

(Cincinnati, OH) -- The Reds will start Luis Castillo tonight against the Astros in the opener of a three-game series at Great American Ball Park. Left-hander Wade Miley will start for Houston, which tops the American League with a 48-and-24 record. Game time is 7:10 and we’ll have it here on 1150 WIMA.

>>Gennett Starts Rehab Today

(Cincinnati, OH) -- Reds 2018 All-Star second baseman Scooter Gennett will start a rehab assignment today with Advanced-A Daytona. Gennett has not played this season after tearing his right groin in spring training. He is on the 60-day injured list. Also, Cincinnati put shortstop Jose Iglesias on the paternity list. He returned to Miami for the birth of his third child.

>>Bauer, Indians Shut Out Tigers

(Detroit, MI) -- Trevor Bauer threw a four-hitter for his first pro shutout, striking out eight with no walks, as the Indians beat the Tigers 8-0 in Detroit. Orlando Mercado drove in four runs and Jason Kipnis three. The two combined to go 6-for-9 with two doubles and a Kipnis homer. Tyler Naquin went 1-for-4 with a double and a sacrifice fly for the Tribe, who have won three straight.

>>Indians Continue Trip At Texas

(Arlington, TX) -- The Indians are in the Lone Star State tonight to meet the Rangers to start a four-game series in Arlington. Mike Clevinger will start for the Tribe in the first game at Globe Life Park. Lance Lynn will be the Texas starter.

>>Woodland Holds Off Koepka Three-Peat Attempt

(Pebble Beach, CA)--Gary Woodland denied Brooks Koepka a third straight U.S. Open title and captured his first major championship by pulling away late for a three-shot win at Pebble Beach. Koepka had moved within a shot of the lead with a birdie on the 11th hole, but Woodland birdied the par-5 14th to extend his advantage and later sank a 30-foot birdie putt on the 18th to finish at 13-under. 2013 champion Justin Rose entered the final round one shot behind Woodland but shot a 3-over 74 to end in a four-way tie for third.

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