WIMA NEWS COPY THURSDAY JUNE 27, 2019
>>Circle K Fire
(Lima, OH)--The Lima and American Township Fire Departments were called out to fire at the Circle K at West Street and Brower Road just after 5:00 this morning with fire inside the building visible from the street.
Scanner communication indicated the fire originated from a fan in the women’s restroom. The fire was put out quickly. The damage assessment is ongoing.
(Lima, OH)--The man accused in the shooting death of Christian Laws earlier this month made his initial appearance in court yesterday.
The Lima News reports that 20 year old Jolade "JoJo" Omosikeji appeared in Lima Municipal Court. He's accused of the murder of 19-year-old Christian Laws which occurred on Lark Avenue on June 14. He has been deemed a flight risk and a danger to the community by prosecutors and is being held on a one million dollar bond. He has a preliminary hearing scheduled for Monday.
>>Wayne Township in Fiscal Watch
(Columbus, OH)--The Ohio Auditor's Office has put Wayne Township, in Auglaize County, on fiscal watch. Wayne Township was nearly $16,000 in debt at the end of 2018, which triggered the fiscal watch status.
Auditor of State Keith Faber, in a press release said, “Officials must act quickly to prevent the township from falling further into debt. Declaring them in fiscal watch allows my office assist them in improving their financial outlook.”
With the declaration of fiscal watch, the township has 90 days to submit an acceptable recovery plan, in addition to a five-year financial forecast.
>>BAG BAN – ONN
A STATE BILL THAT WOULD PREEMPT LOCAL GOVERNMENTS FROM BANNING OR TAXING SINGLE-USE PLASTIC BAGS MOVED ONE STEP CLOSER TO PASSAGE YESTERDAY.
CLEVELAND.COM REPORTS A HOUSE COMMITTEE VOTED ALONG PARTY LINES TO ADVANCE HOUSE BILL 242 AND RECOMMEND PASSAGE BY THE FULL HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. IT SEEMS UNLIKELY FOR THAT TO HAPPEN BEFORE FALL, SINCE THE STATE LEGISLATURE IS IN ITS FINAL WEEK BEFORE ITS SUMMER RECESS. THE PLASTIC-BAG LEGISLATION HASN'T BEEN AMONG REPUBLICAN HOUSE SPEAKER LARRY HOUSEHOLDER'S IMMEDIATE PRIORITIES.
GROCERY STORE OWNERS AND OTHER BUSINESS GROUPS ACROSS THE STATE HAVE TESTIFIED IN FAVOR OF THE BILL, SAYING LOCAL PLASTIC BAG BANS CREATE A NONUNIFORM BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT ACROSS THE STATE.
>>CONCEALED CARRY - ONN
AFTER A ONE-WEEK DETOUR, A BILL THAT WOULD ALLOW OHIOANS TO CARRY A CONCEALED GUN WITHOUT A PERMIT HAS ADVANCED IN THE OHIO HOUSE.
CLEVELAND.COM REPORTS A HOUSE COMMITTEE ON WEDNESDAY VOTED TO REFER FOR PASSAGE HOUSE BILL 178, WHICH WOULD ALLOW ANYONE 21 AND OLDER TO CARRY ANY CONCEALED DEADLY WEAPON AS LONG AS THEY'RE NOT LEGALLY BARRED FROM OWNING A GUN. OHIO'S EXISTING CONCEALED-CARRY SYSTEM, WHICH REQUIRES GOING THROUGH A PERMITTING PROCESS THAT INVOLVES MANDATORY TRAINING AND A BACKGROUND CHECK, HAS BEEN IN PLACE SINCE 2004. THAT BILL WAS BACKED BY HOUSE SPEAKER LARRY HOUSEHOLDER, WHO ALSO LEADS THE HOUSE TODAY.
WIMA SPORTS COPY THURSDAY JUNE 27, 2019
>>Reds Swept In Short Series With Angels
(Anaheim, CA) -- The Los Angeles Angels mounted a late-inning rally to complete a sweep of the Reds with a 5-1 win in Anaheim. The Reds scored on a home run from Yasiel Puig in the fifth, but Angels' first baseman Justin Bour answered in the bottom of the frame with the first of his two homers in the game. Los Angeles scored four runs in the eighth off Reds closer Raisel Iglesias to secure the win. Cincinnati is off today as they travel home to the Queen City to prepare for a weekend series with the Cub starting on Friday.
>>Indians Win Rubber Game Against Royals
(Cleveland, OH) -- Cleveland starter Trevor Bauer struck out 12 batters to help lead the Indians to a 5-3 win over the Kansas City Royals. Bauer worked six-plus innings and carried a no-hitter into the fifth before giving up two singles and a run-scoring double to Billy Hamilton. Cleveland's offense pounded out ten hits including home runs from Jake Bauers and Tyler Naquin. The Indians will take Thursday off for travel and then open a series with the Orioles in Baltimore on Friday.
>>Vanderbilt Wins College World Series Championship
(Omaha, NE) -- Vanderbilt defeated Michigan 8-2 to win the College World Series championship in Omaha. Pat Demarco homered for the Commodores. Stephen Scott drove in two runs, bringing his RBI total to 61. Mason Hickman allowed one run and struck out 10 in six innings to pick up the win. Vandy won the last two games of the best-of-three series after losing 7-4 on Monday. Blake Nelson and Jordan Brewer drove in the Wolverines runs. Vanderbilt won its second national championship in six years.
>>Locos Roll at Xenia
(Xenia, OH)--Lavoisier Fisher had six hit to lead the Lima Locos to a 19-3 win at Xenia. Lima took both games of the inter-division series to improve to 11-7. The Locos will host Richmond tonight at 7:05 at Simmons Field.
>>Lima Men’s City Golf Championship
(Lima, OH)--The Lima Men’s City Golf Championship got underway yesterday for all but the Championship Flight. Flight medalists included: \
Open: Drew Hobensack, 78
Senior Championship: Brian Norton, 74
Senior Open: Jim Sherrick, 77
Super Senior: Joe Bailey, 73
The Championship Flight is underway this morning. To follow the tournament go to Limacitygolf.com