THURSDAY MORNING NEWS AND SPORTS

WIMA NEWS COPY THURSDAY JULY 11, 2019

>>Lima Takes Brunt of Scattered Severe Weather

(Lima, OH)--There was scattered severe weather in West Central Ohio last night and the City of Lima seems to have taken the brunt of one particular storm. There are some streets blocked off because of debris this morning around the city and there are still some scattered power outages as well. Use caution on the morning commute.

>>Man Killed in U.S. 30 Crash

(Lima, OH)--A crash on U.S. 30 near Thayer Road yesterday claimed a life. Hometown Stations is reporting a 39-year old out of state man lost his life when he ran his box truck into the back of a semi-tractor trailer about 4:30 in the afternoon.

>>National Attention Focused on Lima Nursing Home Incident

(Lima, OH)--Nationally known attorney Ben Crump was in Lima yesterday. He’s been retained to represent Susan Washington, an elderly woman who sustained significant injuries while at the Lima Rehab and Nursing Center, which is now operating under new ownership with the name Care Core at Lima.

Crump said Washington’s family doesn’t believe her injuries came from a fall and their goal is to make sure the facility and any individuals responsible are held accountable.

He also said they are calling on immediate sanction from the State of Ohio, claiming the viral video of Washington’s injuries is damning enough to warrant penalties or closure.

The family met with the Lima Police Department yesterday to get an update on the investigation as a separate investigation by the State of Ohio is ongoing.

Detective Matt Boss of LPD told WIMA that the new owners of the facility are anxious to see the investigation finished and have been very cooperative with authorities.

WIMA SPORTS COPY THURSDAY JULY 11, 2019

>>Locos Win at Michigan

(Adrian, MI)--The Lima Locos held off a rally by the Michigan Monarchs to post a 15-14 win in the rubber game of their series. The Monarchs scored three runs in the eighth and ninth innings only to come up short. Lima improved to 22-10 on the season, the best record in the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League. The Locos are off today before opening a three-game weekend road series at St. Clair tomorrow.

>>Reds Return To Diamond Tomorrow

(Denver, CO) -- The Reds return to action tomorrow against the Rockies in Denver after a four-game All-Star break. All-Star selection Sonny Gray will start the series opener at Colorado. Tanner Roark is the Saturday probable, while Tyler Mahle toes the slab on Sunday for Cincinnati. The Reds are 41-and-46, last in the NL Central, but only four-and-a-half games behind the division-leading Cubs.

>>Indians Resume Season Tomorrow

(Cleveland, OH) -- It's the final day of the All-Star break for the Indians. They resume play tomorrow night at home against the Twins. Mike Clevinger will start the opener of the three-game series for Cleveland. Minnesota sends Kyle Gibson to the mound.

>>Tribe Looks To Trim Twins' AL Central Lead

(Cleveland, OH) -- The Indians look to trim the Twins' lead in the AL Central this weekend. Cleveland has won six in-a-row to climb within five-and-a-half games of Minnesota in the division. The Tribe has a game-and-a-half lead on the A's for the second AL wild card.

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