WIMA NEWS COPY FRIDAY JUNE 28, 2019
>>Two in Custody in Connection to Lima Shootout
(Lima, OH)--The Lima Police Department has released the names of two men suspected to be involved in a shooting last week.
Hometown Stations says LPD has Eric Wilson Jr. and Jamaree Allen in custody in connection to the shoot out on Cole Street and Edgewood Drive on June 21st. Several people were seen exchanging gunfire in the area and it is unknown right now how many people were involved.
If you have any information about the incident you are asked to call the Allen County Sheriff's Office at 419-227-3535.
While police have not publicly announced a reason for the shootout, it is widely speculated that it was an attempted retribution for the murder of Christian Laws a week earlier. 20 year old Jolade "JoJo" Omosikeji is now facing trial for killing Laws.
>>Disaster Recovery Center Now Open in Celina
(Celina, OH)--Those trying to recover from tornado damage in Auglaize and Mercer Counties can now visit The Disaster Recovery Center at 220 W. Livingston Street in Celina.
Various government agencies will be on hand to explain disaster assistance programs.
Homeowners, renters and business owners who suffered damage are encouraged to apply for low interest loans now.
Sandra Lawson of the Small Business Administration says that even if you think you don’t need it people should go ahead and apply for these special loans.
LAWSON SFX :19 “deadline is August 19th”
The Disaster Recovery Center in Celina will open daily 7-7. There’s also a toll free hotline for information at 800-659-2955.
>>BUDGET DEBATE - ONN
GOV. MIKE DEWINE AND THE TOP TWO LEGISLATIVE LEADERS HAVE MET AS THE DEADLINE FOR PASSING THE STATE'S NEXT TWO-YEAR BUDGET LOOMS.
DEWINE, HOUSE SPEAKER LARRY HOUSEHOLDER AND SENATE PRESIDENT LARRY OBHOF MUST FINISH WORK ON THE $69 BILLION SPENDING PLAN BY SUNDAY.
THE THREE REPUBLICAN LEADERS MET YESTERDAY MORNING AS WORK CONTINUED IN A JOINT HOUSE-SENATE COMMITTEE IRONING OUT DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE CHAMBERS.
A KEY DEBATE IS LIKELY BETWEEN THE SENATE'S PROPOSED 8-PERCENT PERSONAL INCOME TAX CUT AND THE HOUSE'S PROPOSED CUT OF 6.6 PERCENT.
WIMA SPORTS COPY FRIDAY JUNE 28, 2019
>>Reds Will Open Long Homestand Tonight
(Cincinnati, OH) -- The Reds will try to snap a four-game skid as they open a nine-game homestand tonight. The first three will be against the Cubs at Great American Ball Park. Sonny Gray will start the opener for Cincinnati. The Reds plan to activate Scooter Gennett, a 2018 All-Star, tonight. He has not played this season after a spring training groin injury.
>>Indians At Orioles Tonight
(Baltimore, MD) -- The Indians are on the road the rest of the way before the All-Star break. They begin a three-game series in Baltimore tonight, followed by three at Kansas City and two more at Cincinnati. The Indians have won 10-of-13 to improve to 44-and-36.
>>Lima Men’s City Golf Championship
(Lima, OH)--Here are the pairings for today’s Round of 16 Match Play at Hidden Creek:
7:30 Brian Kuhlman vs Todd Burkholder
7:37 Matt Metzger vs B.J. McPheron
7:44 Reece Blair vs Michael Franks
7:51 Todd Bullinger vs Roger Kuhlman
7:58 Josh Hollar vs Kayne Richardson
8:05 Aaron Belcher vs Alejando Aguilar
8:12 Brian Stevenson vs Scott Geier
8:19 Adam Koester vs Gary Karch
The winners will move on to the quarterfinals later today again at Hidden Creek.
>>Lima Junior Golf Association
(Lima, OH) --After dominating the Girls Division last year, the Mulcahy decided to play in the Boys Division for the 2019 Lima Junior Golf Association season and yesterday Erin Mulcahy won the tournament by defeating Ethan Harmon in a playoff after both carded 73’s over 18 holes.