WIMA NEWS COPY WEDNESDAY JULY 3, 2019
>>St. Joe Festival Kicks Off This Afternoon
(Wapakoneta, OH) --The two day St. Joseph Festival begins at 5:00 this afternoon at the Auglaize County Fairgrounds in Wapakoneta. Admission and parking are free and there is an attendance drawing every hour with $69 given to a patron on the grounds in reference to the festival’s 69th edition. The festival features rides, games, live entertainment and a beer garden with fireworks tomorrow night at 10:30.
>>Star Spangled Spectacular Tomorrow in Faurot Park
(Lima, OH) --As we all know it was a very rainy May and first half of June and because of that there have been some minor changes for tomorrow’s Star Spangled Spectacular in Lima’s Faurot Park.
Notably the main stage will be located in the gravel lot next to the bowl where it usually is and no parking will be allowed on the west end of Faurot Park or the cemetery. A shuttle service will run from the LCC and St. Rita's parking lots.
Tune in to 1150 WIMA tomorrow night at 10:00 for the live music soundtrack that will accompany the fireworks display.
>>Trump Confirms Plans For Tanks At July 4th Event
(Washington, DC) -- President Trump says America's military power will be on display during his Fourth of July event on the National Mall tomorrow. Trump told the media that there will be flyovers, along with tanks stationed at various spots.
Two M1A1 Abrams tanks and two Bradley Fighting Vehicles will be on display as part of the event, according to an anonymous U.S. official.
Trump recalled to reporters his visit earlier this year to the Joint Systems Manufacturing Center in Lima, where M1A1 Abrams tanks are refurbished.
The President is also planning to speak at tomorrow's "Salute to America" event at the Lincoln Memorial.
(Findlay, OH) --The Findlay Courier reports that 27 year old Justin Stover was arrested peacefully after an armed standoff at 619 Morse Street yesterday afternoon. After a report of shot fired police arrived to find Stover was in the residence and would not come out. He was reportedly in possession of a handgun. Stove surrendered after a chemical irritant was deployed into the home.
WIMA SPORTS COPY WEDNESDAY JULY 3, 2019
>>Reds Walk Off Brewers In 11th Inning
(Cincinnati, OH) -- Yasiel Puig homered in the seventh and scored the winning run from first base in the 11th on a throwing error as the Reds walked off the Brewers 5-4 in Cincinnati. Eugenio Suárez belted a two-run shot, his 20th, in the victory. Joey Votto's eighth inning RBI-double tied it.
>>Gray Will Start Against Brewers
(Cincinnati, OH) -- Sonny Gray will start tonight for the Reds in the third game of this four-game series with the Brewers at Great American Ball Park. Milwaukee will counter with Jhoulys Chacin, who is winless in eight starts since an April 30th victory over Colorado.
>>Indians Top Royals Behind Bauers And Bauer
(Kansas City, MO) -- Jake Bauers went 4-for-5 with three RBI to lead the Indians to a 9-5 win over the Royals in Kansas City. Tyler Naquin also had four hits and Jose Ramirez went 2-for-5 with an RBI and three runs scored for the Tribe. Trevor Bauer earned his seventh win.
>>Tribe Takes On Royals Again Tonight
(Kansas City, MO) -- The Indians and Royals meet again tonight at Kauffman Stadium. It's the second of their three-game series with Mike Clevinger on the mound for Cleveland and Danny Duffy for KC. The Indians are tied with the Athletics for the second AL wild card spot.
>>Locos Down Green Giants
(Lima, OH)--The Lima Locos scored three insurance runs in the eighth inning that turned out to be very much needed in a 7-5 over St. Clair last night at Simmons Field. The Green Giants plated four in the ninth and had the winning run at the plate before the Locos finally put the game away to improve to 15-8 on the season. The Locos host St. Clair again tonight at 7:05.