TUESDAY MORNING NEWS AND SPORTS

WIMA NEWS COPY TUESDAY JUNE 25, 2019

>>Deputies Flood Lark Avenue

(Lima, OH)--A phalanx of Allen County Sheriff’s cruisers flooded Lark Avenue on Lima’s north side late yesterday afternoon. However, it had nothing to do with the ongoing investigation of Christian Laws murder on that street 11 days ago. This time the deputies were responding to a reported assault. Turns out by the time they arrived the alleged victim had disappeared and when they weren’t able to track him down, the alleged assailants couldn’t be held. It’s the latest incident of violence in the Brower Road/Cole Street/Edgewood Drive area in recent weeks.

>>Auditor Declares Spencerville “Unauditable”

(Columbus, OH)--A lack of financial records and bank reconciliations prompted Auditor of State Keith Faber to place the Village of Spencerville on the “unauditable” list.

During the course of the regular financial audit of the village for 2018, state auditors determined that the condition of the village’s financial records were not adequate to finish the audit. In a letter to the village, Auditor Faber provided a list of information required to complete the audit.

Auditor Faber said. “I encourage village leadership to get their books in order promptly.”

Within 90 days of the date of the letter, the village must revise its financial records and provide the necessary data.

NEWARK MURDER FOLO - ONN

NEW DETAILS ARE EMERGING ABOUT THE CASE OF A 12-YEAR-OLD NEWARK GIRL FATALLY SHOT ON HER FAMILY'S FRONT PORCH, FRIDAY NIGHT. LICKING COUNTY ASSISTANT PROSECUTOR PAULA SAWYERS TOLD O-N-N'S GLENN MCENTYRE THEY BELIEVE IT WAS PREMEDITATED MURDER…

18-YEAR-OLD KEEGAN MUMMEY IS AT THE LICKING COUNTY JAIL ON $1 MILLION BOND. HE FACED A JUDGE VIA VIDEO AND LISTENED AS PROSECUTORS DETAILED THE CASE AGAINST HIM. THEY SAY HE AND 12-YEAR-OLD ISABELLA BARNES HAD BEEN IN SOME SORT OF RELATIONSHIP, AT SOME POINT. THEY SAY IT WAS ABSOLUTELY NO ACCIDENT FRIDAY WHEN HE WALKED UP TO THE FRONT PORCH OF HER HOME AND SHOT HER IN THE HEAD…

>>Ford Scores Strong With J.D. Power

(Undated) --For the first time Ford and its luxury brand Lincoln are both ranked in the Top 5 of J.D. Power’s 2019 Initial Quality Study, released last week.

The Wall Street Journal reports the Ford ranked fourth and Lincoln fifth best in the number of problems reported with the first 90 ownership of a newly purchased or leased vehicle.

Problems using vehicles’ multi-media system continue to be the leading source of complaints from new owners.

>>Day Two of Putnam County Fair

Today is Day 2 of the Putnam County Fair in Ottawa, it’s Kids Day as those 16 and under will be admitted free until 4 p.m. There will also be a full card of Harness Racing at 5:00 in the grand stand.

WIMA SPORTS COPY TUESDAY JUNE 25, 2019

>>Reds Will Start Mahle Tonight

(Anaheim, CA) -- The Reds will continue this trip with a two-game Interleague series beginning tonight 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 Top Royals On Kipnis Homer In 10th

(Cleveland, OH) -- Jason Kipnis homered to lead off the bottom of the 10th inning as the Indians outlasted the Royals 3-2 at Progressive Field. Jose Ramirez and Bobby Bradley had RBI doubles for Cleveland, which has won four in-a-row. Brad Hand got credit for the victory.

>>Indians, Royals Meet Again Tonight

(Cleveland, OH) -- The Indians and Royals go at it again tonight downtown. It's the second of their three-game series, with Shane Bieber slated to oppose Kansas City's Glenn Sparkman. The Indians are 43-and-35, a game ahead of Texas and Boston for the second AL wild card.

>>Locos Back in Action Tonight

(Xenia, OH)--After an off day it’s back to work for the Lima Locos tonight with the first of two straight games at Xenia. Lima will be back home Thursday night.

>>Michigan Wins CWS Finals Opener

(Omaha, NE)--Michigan won the first game of the College World Series final, defeating Vanderbilt 7-4 behind 8 1/3 innings from starter Tommy Henry. Game 2 of the best-of-three series will take place tonight as the Wolverines aim for their first national title since 1962 and the Big Ten’s first since 1966.

>>Bucks' "Greek Freak" Named NBA Most Valuable Player

(Santa Monica, CA) -- Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo is the NBA's Most Valuable Player. He beat out fellow finalists James Harden of the Rockets and Paul George of the Thunder. The "Greek Freak" ranked third in the NBA in scoring at 27.7 points per game. Antetokounmpo is the first Bucks' player to be named MVP since Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in 1974. Dallas' Luka Doncic earned Rookie of the Year honors, Milwaukee's Mike Budenholzer was named Coach of the Year and Utah's Rudy Gobert won his second straight Defensive Player of the Year award.

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