FRIDAY MORNING NEWS AND SPORTS COPY

WIMA NEWS COPY FRIDAY JUNE 21, 2019

>>Lima Church Vandalized

(Lima, OH)--The New Life Assembly Church at Kibby and Calumet Streets on Lima’s east side was vandalized early Thursday morning. The church and a detached building were spray painted and hit with approximately two dozen eggs.

There was a profane anti-Donald Trump message in black paint along with the words “God is a woman and she is gay”.

Lieutenant Andy Green of the Lima Police Department says the church has no surveillance cameras and they’re checking residences and buildings around the church for possible video surveillance evidence.

He also said the pastor had an idea of why his church was targeted.

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The billboard often features messages considered offensive by the LGBTQ community.

Lt. Green says the police are flying blind on this one.

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>>Plane crash claims to lives

(Lima, OH)--A single engine plane crashed in a field near Gomer yesterday and two people were killed. The Ohio State Highway Patrol says the aircraft crashed into a field at the intersection of Sandy Point and Tudor Roads just before 5:00 yesterday afternoon. The identity of the victims is being withheld pending notifying the next of kin and the investigation of the cause continues with the FAA and NTSB joining OSP on the case.

>>Huffman to run for Senate President in 2020

(Lima, OH)--WIMA has learned that Lima’s State Senator, Matt Huffman, will not just be running for re-election here in the 12th District, but also for Senate President in 2020. Huffman hasn’t made a public proclamation of his plans, bu WIMA political analyst Ben Rose says behind the scenes things are progressing.

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>>Robb Avenue Closed Today

(Lima, OH)--Robb Avenue will be closed today between Cole and Metcalf Streets for paving. While local traffic will be permitted the travelling public should find an alternate route.

WIMA SPORTS COPY FRIDAY JUNE 21, 2019

>>Reds Win Fifth Straight, Down Brewers

(Milwaukee, WI) -- Jose Iglesias homered and drove in four runs while Nick Senzel homered and drove in three as the Cincinnati Reds ran their winning streak to a season high five games with a 7-1 win over the Brewers in Milwaukee. Tanner Roark yielded one run on three hits over six innings, while striking out seven and walking none, to pick up the win. 

>Reds Will Start Gray Tonight

(Milwaukee, WI) -- The Reds will start Sonny Gray tonight in the second game of their series against the Brewers at Miller Park. Milwaukee will go with Chase Anderson.

>>Indians Suffer Minor Setback

(Arlington, TX) -- Shane Bieber gave the Indians a quality start, but it went for naught in a 4-2 loss to the Rangers at Texas. Cleveland concluded a 5-and-2 trip.

>>Indians Open Homestand Tonight

(Cleveland, OH) -- The Indians will open a six-game homestand tonight with the first three against the Tigers. Trevor Bauer will start the opener for Cleveland. He shut out the Tigers on four hits in his previous start. Detroit will counter with left-hander Matthew Boyd. The Indians will play their next 12 games against Detroit, Kansas City and Baltimore, the three teams with the worst records in the American League.

>>Clevinger Likely Going Back On Shelf

(Cleveland, OH) -- Indians pitcher Mike Clevinger is likely going back on the injury list. He suffered a left ankle sprain while fielding a grounder in a Monday start, his first outing since April 7th and suffering a Teres Major muscle injury.  

>>Locos rained out

(Lima, OH)--The Lima Locos and Hamilton Joes were rained out yesterday. They’ll make up the game tonight as a Double Header at 5:00 at Simmons Field in Lima.

>>NBA Draft

There were no surprises at the top of the NBA draft as the Pelicans selected Duke freshman Zion Williamson No. 1 overall at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Murray State sophomore point guard Ja Morant went next to the Grizzlies, followed by another Duke freshman - RJ Barrett - who was drafted by the Knicks at No. 3.

>>Cavs Pick Garland Fifth Overall

(Brooklyn, NY) -- The Cavaliers selected Vanderbilt guard Darius Garland fifth overall in the NBA draft. He appeared in only five games last season before being sidelined with a knee injury. His dad, Winston Garland, played seven years in the NBA. With the 26th overall selection, the Cavs selected small forward Dylan Windler, the first Belmont player ever chosen in the NBA draft. He averaged a double-double as a senior. The Bucks chose USC guard Kevin Porter Junior with the final first-round pick, but dealt his rights to the Cavs.

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