TUESDAY MORNING NEWS AND SPORTS

WIMA NEWS COPY TUESDAY JULY 16, 2019

>>Cable Road Closure

(Lima, OH) --Cable Road northbound between Market Street and Allentown Road will be closed to traffic again today as city crews perform a waterline tap. Southbound traffic will be maintained.

>>Coroner Rules On Otterbein Cridersville Death

(Wapakoneta, OH)--Auglaize County Coroner Thomas Freytag yesterday issued a formal ruling on a drowning death at the Otterbein Cridersville facility from July 8th.

Dr. Freytag said that Orval “Bud” Hengstler Jr., 89, died as the result of a “dry drowning”.

A dry drowning means no fluid was found in his lungs. Hengstler likely died upon falling into the cold water in the pond. The coroner said this type of death is not uncommon in elderly people with a pacemaker and heart disease.

>>BUDGET NEGOTIATIONS - ONN

OHIO LAWMAKERS APPEAR READY TO PASS A LONG-TERM STATE BUDGET ON WEDNESDAY, ONLY HOURS BEFORE THE INTERIM BUDGET EXPIRES. O-N-N'S DANIEL BARNETT HAS MORE…

((SOQ)) :29 BUDGET NEGOTIATIONS1

THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH REPORTS THAT THOSE FAMILIAR WITH NEGOTIATIONS SAY TALKS TO RESOLVE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE REPUBLICAN-RULED HOUSE AND SENATE ARE “SO CLOSE" THAT A BUDGET DEAL APPEARS IMMINENT. A MEETING OF THE HOUSE-SENATE CONFERENCE COMMITTEE TO APPROVE A COMPROMISE BUDGET BILL, SENDING THE MEASURE TO FLOOR VOTES ON WEDNESDAY, APPEARS TO BE A NEAR-CERTAINTY TODAY.

UNABLE TO PUT TOGETHER A DEAL BY THE JUNE 30 DEADLINE TO DELIVER A TWO-YEAR STATE OPERATING BUDGET, LAWMAKERS PASSED A 17-DAY INTERIM BUDGET THROUGH TOMORROW.

>>Celebration Continues in Wapakoneta

(Wapakoneta, OH)--The celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing continues all week in Wapakoneta. Today’s activities at the Armstrong Museum include a model rocket workshop that will include launches anda lunar-themed escape room. Also, the Miss Summer Moon Festival Scholarship Pageant will be held at the Wapak Performing Arts Center. It was on this date 50 years ago that Neil Armstrong and the crew boarded Apollo 11 and blasted off for the moon. And Walter Cronkite was anchoring the coverage on CBS.

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WIMA SPORTS COPY TUESDAY JULY 16, 2019

>>Reds Rally To Topple Cubs At Wrigley

(Chicago, IL) -- The Cincinnati Reds rallied for runs in the sixth, seventh, and eighth innings to power past the Cubs 6-3 in Chicago. Eugenio Suarez, Yasiel Puig, and Curt Casali all homered for the Reds. Starter Luis Castillo gave up three runs over six innings and struck out ten batters to notch his ninth victory of the year while Raisel Iglesias got four outs for his 17th save. Chicago and Cincinnati will hook up again tonight for the second game of their series with an 8:05 p.m. start at Wrigley Field.

>>Indians Slug Way Past Tigers At Progressive Field

(Cleveland, OH) -- The Cleveland Indians hit three home runs to slug their way past the Detroit Tigers 8-6 at Progressive Field. Rookie outfielder Oscar Mercado hit two homers to break out of a one for 25 slump at the plate. Mike Freeman also homered for the Tribe while Nick Wittgren earned his fourth win of the year and Brad Hand finished for his 25th save. The Indians and Tigers will square off again tonight with first pitch set for 7:10 p.m. in Cleveland.

>>Chapman Signs With Royals, Leaves Locos

(Lima, OH)--UNOH and Lima Locos pitcher Tyshaun Chapman has signed a free agent contract with the Kansas City Royals organization. That means his time with the Locos is over as he has now reported to KC’s spring training facility.

>>Seven Locos to Play in All-Star Game Tonight

(Mason, OH)--Seven Lima Locos players will be on the North squad for tonight’s Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League All-Star Game at Prasco Park in Mason. Lima Head Coach Matt Furuto will be the coach of the North team as well.

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