WIMA NEWS COPY TUESDAY JULY 2, 2019
>>Lafayette man gets 6 years for rape
LIMA — A Lafayette man was sentenced Monday to six years in prison for having illegal sexual contact with a minor male and for the possession of images of an underage female.
The Lima News reports that 28 year old James Perine in May entered into a negotiated plea agreement with prosecutors that called for 10 felony charges to be dismissed in exchange for his plea of guilty to the remaining counts.
He was labeled a Tier II sex offender and must register with authorities every six months for the next 25 years. He was also ordered to pay restitution of about $20,000 to the family of his young female victim.
>>Lima Auto Task Force Hears From CAR
LIMA — U.S. auto sales are down 2.1% from this time last year but sales of more profitable crossover vehicles, which have a higher profit margin, is making the downturn less painful for automakers.
That was part of the discussion yesterday as official from the Center for Automotive Research spoke to the Lima Auto Task Force during a conference call.
CAR projections say U.S. auto sales will dip slightly through 2021 and the industry is dealing with the uncertainty that comes with ongoing trade disputes.
But another problem is looming that could be very disruptive, a work stoppage.
Kristin Dziczek, told the group that the United Auto Workers appear to be gearing up for a strike.
The current UAW agreements with automakers expires in mid-September.
COFFEE - WEIGHT - ONN:
A NEW STUDY FROM THE U-K SAYS YOUR FAVORITE CUP OF JOE COULD HELP YOU FIGHT FAT. RESEARCHERS CLAIM COFFEE HELPS STIMULATE 'BROWN FAT RESERVES' WHICH PLAY A ROLE IN HOW QUICKLY YOU BURN CALORIES. SCIENTISTS STILL NEED TO DO MORE RESEARCH TO FIGURE OUT EXACTLY WHAT IS IN COFFEE THAT HELPS SPEED UP WEIGHT LOSS.
FIREWORKS RECALL - ONN:
A FIREWORKS RECALL HAS BEEN ISSUED JUST AHEAD OF THE FOURTH OF JULY.
“GRANDMA'S FIREWORKS" ARE BEING RECALLED BECAUSE THEY DON'T MEET SAFETY STANDARDS. THE FIREWORKS ARE OVERLOADED WITH PYROTECHNICS AND COULD LEAD TO BURNS OR AN EXPLOSION.
WIMA SPORTS COPY TUESDAY JULY 2, 2019
>>Reds Falter Late, Lose Against Brewers
(Cincinnati, OH) -- The Reds gave up five runs in the seventh and two more in the ninth in an 8-6 loss to the Brewers in Cincinnati. David Hernandez blew a save and took the loss, retiring only three of the eight batters he faced and three scored. Starter Tyler Mahle gave Cincinnati a quality start, allowing three runs in six-plus innings, while striking out eight. Eugenio Suarez belted a pair of two run homers in defeat, while Jesse Winker lofted a solo shot. The Reds dropped to 38-and-44.
>>Roark Will Start Against Brewers
(Cincinnati, OH) -- Tanner Roark will start tonight for the Reds in the second game of this four-game set with the Brewers at Great American Ball Park. Milwaukee will counter with Chase Anderson. Game time is 7:10.
>>Indians At Royals Tonight
(Kansas City, MO) -- The Indians were off on Monday. They open a three-game series against the Royals tonight in Kansas City. The Tribe will then move on to Cincinnati for a two-game Interleague series Saturday and Sunday before the All-Star break.
>>Locos Open Three Game Home Series Tonight
(Lima, OH)--The Great Lakes League leading Lima Locos open a three-game home series with the St. Clair Green Giants tonight at Simmons Field. Game time is 7:05.
>>Blue Jackets Lose Three Players To Free Agency
(Columbus, OH) -- The first day of NHL Free Agency cost the Columbus Blue Jackets three of their stars. Winger Artemi Panarin was the first to leave, accepting a new seven-year contract with the New York Rangers worth over 80-million dollars. Goalie Sergei Bobrovsky was next, signing with the Florida Panthers for seven-years at 70-million. Finally, Matt Duchene was close to re-signing but ultimately bolted town for the Nashville Predators with a seven-year, 56-million dollar deal.
>>Columbus Signs Free Agent Gustav Nyquist From San Jose
(Columbus, OH) -- The Columbus Blue Jackets are the new home of left winger Gustav Nyquist, who signed as a free agent yesterday. Nyquist spent last season with the Detroit Red Wings and San Jose Sharks where he combined to score 22-goals and 38-assists in 81 games. Drafted by the Red Wings in 2008, the native of Sweden has played in 500 games, scored 131-goals, with 175-assists.