WEDNESDAY MORNING NEWS AND SPORTS

WIMA NEWS COPY WEDNESDAY JUNE 26, 2019

>>Suspected Murderer in Custody

(Lima, OH)--It didn’t take long after a warrant was issued for law enforcement to apprehend the suspected murderer of Christian Laws on Lark Avenue on Lima’s north side on June 14th.

The Allen County Sheriff’s office early yesterday afternoon put out word they had obtained a murder warrant for 21 year old Jolade Reginald Omosikeji Jr.

And at approximately 6:30 last night, Omosikeji was taken into custody without incident at 1150 Adam Lee Place in Lima following an anonymous tip. That housing development is just west of the murder scene.

Omosikeji’s most recent address on record is at 531 Brower Road, which is the apartment complex just down the street from the murder scene although it’s not clear if he was residing there at the time of the shooting.

Police have not offered up a theory for the motive but there has been speculation among residents in the area that Laws and Omosikeji had a long running beef that led to the killing.

>>Lima Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Federal Prison on Firearms Charges

(Toledo, OH) -- A Lima man with a long history of violence was sentenced yesterday to 15 years in federal prison for having firearms.

47 year old Benjamin Frieson, 47, previously pleaded guilty to two counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm.

He was prohibited from having firearms because of multiple previous assault convictions.

In a news release U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio Justin Herdman said, “This defendant has proven time and again to be a violent individual and this sentence makes the community safer.”

>>Day Three at Putnam County Fair

(Ottawa, OH)--Today is Senior Citizens’ Day at the Putnam County Fair. All those 62 and over will be admitted free all day. There will be harness racing in the grandstand at 5:00.

>>Lima Noon Optimists Celebrating 100 years

(Lima, OH)--The Lima Noon Optimist Club will celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Optimist International tomorrow night at the Lima Locos game.

Local Optimist members and their families will be in attendance at 7:05 tomorrow at Simmons Field.

There will be special promotions and gifts for the first 100 through the gate.

Programs that the Lima Noon Optimist supports will be sharing the spotlight starting with the national anthem performed by members of the Lima Youth Symphony Orchestra and the ceremonial first pitch with the Allen County Abilities Baseball League.

WIMA NEWS COPY WEDNESDAY JUNE 26, 2019

>>Reds Drop Opening Game To Angels In L.A.

(Anaheim, CA) -- Cincinnati manager David Bell and outfielder Yasiel Puig were both ejected during the Reds 5-1 loss to the Los Angeles Angels in Anaheim. Bell and Puig were sent to the showers in the sixth inning by the home plate umpire after arguing balls and strikes. The Reds offense was led by Joey Votto who homered for the second straight game. Cincinnati and Los Angeles will conclude their short two-game series tonight with first pitch set for 8:07 p.m.

>>Kansas City Grand Slam In Ninth Inning Dooms Indians

(Cleveland, OH) -- The Kansas City Royals rallied in the ninth inning with a grand slam to defeat the Cleveland Indians 8-6 at Progressive Field. Cleveland had jumped out to an early lead on home runs from Roberto Perez, Mike Freeman, Tyler Naquin, and Carlos Santana but the bullpen couldn't close it out. Tribe closer Brad Hand loaded the bases and then gave up the homer to Hunter Dozier with no one out for his first blown save of the year. Cleveland and Kansas City will meet up again this afternoon for the rubber game of the series with first pitch set for 1:10 p.m.

>>Locos Win in Xenia

(Xenia, OH)--Trevor Hatton homered and drove in two runs in the Lima Locos 3-1 win at Xenia last night. Lima is now 10-7 and will play at Xenia again tonight.

>>Bengals Top Draft Pick Out For Season

(Cincinnati, OH) -- Tackle Jonah Williams, the Bengals' first-round draft pick underwent left shoulder surgery and is not expected to play this year as he rehabs. Williams was projected to be Cincinnati's starting left tackle.

>>Local Golf Roundup

(Lima, OH)--The Senior and Open Flights begin play in the Lima Men’s City Golf Championship today. The Championship Flight tees off tomorrow.

Joseph Magoto of Minster won yesterday’s Lima Junior Golf Association tournament at Colonial Golfers Club. He shot a 73, four shots ahead of Ethan Harmon.

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