MONDAY MORNING NEWS AND SPORTS

WIMA NEWS COPY MONDAY JUNE 24,2019

>>Hashtag 9PM Routine

(Lima, OH)--You may have noticed The Lima Police Department posting “HASHTAG 9PM ROUTINE” on social media each night. It is a new campaign LPD is using to remind residents to lock up everything at 9 P.M. each night. The campaign is an attempt to combat an increase in thefts across the city, especially in the areas near Grand, Lakewood and Delphos Avenues.

LPD says many of the thefts involved vehicles that were left unlocked and thefts of items that were left outside unsecured. The Facebook post each night tells residents to remove all valuables from vehicles, remove valuable items from the porch, lock up garages and sheds and keep all the doors locked.

Law enforcement agencies around the country have seen success with similar social media campaigns.

>> COLUMBUS CLUB SHOOTING - ONN

FIVE PEOPLE ARE RECOVERING FROM GUNSHOT WOUNDS -- AFTER SOMEONE BEGAN FIRING OUTSIDE OF A MOTORCYCLE CLUB'S CLUBHOUSE EARLY YESTERDAY MORNING ON THE NORTH SIDE OF COLUMBUS.

THE SHOOTING HAPPENED AT THE TOROS CLUB HOUSE. 30 MINUTES EARLIER -- A PERSON WAS KICKED OUT OF THE CLUB. POLICE ARE LOOKING INTO WHETHER THE TWO INCIDENTS ARE RELATED. VICTIMS TELL POLICE THE GUNMAN WAS IN A WHITE -- FORD -- CROWN VICTORIA.

OFFICERS SAY THEY HAVE A GOOD RELATIONSHIP WITH THE TOROS CLUB BUT A WOMAN WHO LIVES NEARBY SAYS THIS ISN'T THE FIRST TIME SHE AWOKE TO CHAOS NEAR OR AT THE CLUB.

>>GUN CONTROL - ONN:

A GUN SAFETY GROUP THAT WANTS TO CHANGE OHIO LAW TO REQUIRE BACKGROUND CHECKS ON VIRTUALLY ALL GUNS SALES FAILED TO CLEAR ONE OF THE FIRST HURDLES IN THAT PROCESS BUT SAYS IT WILL TRY AGAIN.

THE PROPOSAL FROM OHIOANS FOR GUN SAFETY WOULD CLOSE A LOOPHOLE ALLOWING SALES WITHOUT BACKGROUND CHECKS AT GUN SHOWS AND BETWEEN PRIVATE INDIVIDUALS. ATTORNEY GENERAL DAVE YOST REJECTED THE SUMMARY LANGUAGE ON THE PETITION LAST WEEK. YOST SAYS THE LANGUAGE INACCURATELY SUGGESTED THE PROPOSAL WOULD APPLY TO ALL FIREARM SALES AND OMITTED CERTAIN EXCEPTIONS IN THE PROPOSAL.

SHOULD THE PETITION ADVANCE, IT WOULD FIRST ASK OHIO LAWMAKERS TO ENACT UNIVERSAL BACKGROUND CHECKS.

>>MOON LANDING - ONN

OHIO'S TOURISM OFFICE HAS LAUNCHED A NEW ONLINE PAGE FOCUSED ON EVENTS IN THE STATE CELEBRATING THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MOON LANDING.

THE PAGE HIGHLIGHTS OHIO'S CENTRAL ROLE IN THE HISTORIC MISSION AND ALSO THE STATE'S DEEP TIES TO SPACE EXPLORATION. BESIDES APOLLO 11 ASTRONAUT NEIL ARMSTRONG, THE STATE HAS PRODUCED TWO DOZEN OTHER ASTRONAUTS.

THE TOURISM PAGE LAYS OUT ROAD TRIPS, STARGAZING OPPORTUNITIES, FUN FOODS AND SPACE-RELATED ATTRACTIONS THAT ARE AVAILABLE. ARMSTRONG'S HOMETOWN OF WAPAKONETA HAS DAYS OF CELEBRATION PLANNED THAT WILL BE CAPPED BY THE JULY 20 ANNIVERSARY.

WIMA SPORTS COPY MONDAY JUNE 24, 2019

>>The Steam Romps In Lima

(Lima, OH) --After hitting five home runs in a win on Saturday, the Cincinnati Steam hit three more yesterday in an 8-4 win, completing a sweep of the two game weekend series at Simmons Field.

Lima dropped to 9-7 on the season and are off today. Their next home game is Thursday night.

>>Reds Lose to Brewers

(Milwaukee, WI) -- Joey Votto went 3-for-3, including a three-run homer, and walked, but it was not enough for Reds, who fell 7-5 to the Brewers at Miller Park. Anthony DeSclafani struck out the first six batters to equal a club record, but then was roughed up for six runs in the next three innings to suffer the loss. Yasiel Puig had two hits, including a RBI-double, and scored a run in defeat. The Reds split the four-game series in Milwaukee.

>>Reds Will Start Mahle Tomorrow

(Anaheim, CA) -- The Reds will continue this trip with a two-game interleague series beginning tomorrow night against the Angels in Anaheim. Tyler Mahle will start for Cincinnati. The Angels will counter with left-hander Andrew Heaney. The Reds will return home Friday against the Cubs.

>>Indians Sweep Tigers

(Cleveland, OH) -- The Indians scored five times in the second inning and cruised to an 8-3 win over the Tigers at Progressive Field. Bobby Bradley had an RBI double in his first big league plate appearance. Zach Plesac got the win as Cleveland swept the three-game set. Carlos Santana belted his 17th home run in the win. 

The Tribe has won eight-of-10 to improve to 42-and-35, a half-game ahead of the Rangers for the second AL Wild Card spot. Cleveland is two-and-a-half games behind Tampa Bay for the top wild card spot.

>>Indians Host Royals Tonight

(Cleveland, OH) -- The Indians welcome the last-place Royals to town tonight for the start of a three-game series. Adam Plutko pitches for Cleveland and Brad Keller for Kansas City. The Indians were swept three games by the Royals in Kansas City in mid-April.

>>Martin Truex Junior Wins NASCAR At Sonoma

(Sonoma, CA) -- Martin Truex Junior is the king of the road. Truex Junior took home the road-course win at the Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway in California. The number-19 held off teammate Kyle Busch for the win during the 90 lap race. Ryan Blaney finished third while Matt DiBenedetto placed fourth. Daytona 500 winner Denny Hamlin rounded out the top-five.

>>Rossi Wins Indy Car Road Course Event

(Elkhart Lake, WI)--Alexander Rossi turned in an utterly dominant performance as he led every lap but one in winning Sunday’s Rev Group Grand Prix at Road America. His winning margin was over 28 seconds.

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