WEDNESDAY MORNING NEWS AND SPORTS

WIMA NEWS COPY WEDNESDAY JULY 17, 2019

>>BUDGET - ONN

THE LATEST VERSION OF OHIO'S PROPOSED TWO-YEAR STATE BUDGET WOULD CUT PERSONAL INCOME TAXES BY 4%, KEEP A DEBATED BUSINESS TAX BREAK AND CHANGE HOW PHARMACY BENEFITS ARE ADMINISTERED FOR MEDICAID USERS TO BOOST TRANSPARENCY AND CONTROL THOSE COSTS. O-N-N's DAVE JAMES HAS MORE…

((SOQ)) :29 BUDGET – MORE1

THE PLAN PASSED YESTERDAY BY A CONFERENCE COMMITTEE ALSO WOULD DIRECT $100 MILLION TO PHARMACIES TO COMPENSATE FOR LOW REIMBURSEMENTS AND HAVE THE DEPARTMENT OF MEDICAID CONTRACT DIRECTLY WITH ONE PHARMACY BENEFIT MANAGER, INSTEAD OF WORKING THROUGH MORE THAN ONE ALONG WITH MANAGED CARE PLANS. A 17-DAY INTERIM BUDGET RUNS OUT TODAY. THE HOUSE AND SENATE HAVE BEEN HASHING OUT DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THEIR VERSIONS OF THE $69 BILLION SPENDING PLAN. GOVERNOR MIKE DEWINE CAN VETO PROVISIONS HE DOESN'T APPROVE.

>>City of Lima Still Cleaning Up From Storm

(Lima, OH)--A thunderstorm rolled through Lima last Wednesday night and left behind an unexpected amount of damage, most notably a large number of toppled trees. In fact, the city is still trying to catch up. Mayor David Berger says city crews are ready to pick up fallen trees but citizens need to be mindful of what they need to do for crews to do that.

Berger SFX (Put debris on curb lawn and crews will pick up this week)

>>Celebration Continues in Wapakoneta

(Wapakoneta, OH)--The celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing is going on all week in Wapakoneta. Today’s it’s day one of two of the Summer Moon Festival with food, a beer garden and live entertainment with T-102’s Country Star Playoffs.

>>Deal reached in Elida school threat case

(Lima, OH)-- The man who threatened to “shoot it up” at Elida schools is now out of jail following his acceptance of a plea deal with prosecutors.

The Lima News reports that 20-year old Tristan Ascura will plead guilty to a single Bill of Information count of making false alarms, a felony of the fourth-degree.

He will be sentenced September 12th and faces a maximum sentence of 18 months in prison. He has already spent more than 12 months in the Allen County Jail.

As part of the condition of his bond, Ascura was ordered not to be on or around property owned by the Elida school district. He also agreed to forfeit the rifle police took from him on the day of his arrest on June 7 of last year. At the time police confiscated the AR-15 rifle and 500 rounds of ammunition.

WIMA SPORTS COPY WEDNESDAY JULY 17, 2019

>>Reds Fall To Cubs In Extra Innings

(Chicago, IL) -- Chicago's Kyle Schwarber hit a walk-off home run to propel the Cubs past the Reds 4-3 in ten innings. Cincinnati scored three runs in the first on a homer from Eugenio Suarez, and RBI hits from Nick Senzel and Jose Peraza but let the Cubs slowly crawl back into the game. The Reds and Cubs will continue their series with a rubber game this afternoon at 2:20 p.m. with Sonny Gray set to take the mound for Cincinnati.

>>Indians Survive Rain Delay To Shutout Tigers At Home

(Cleveland, OH) -- Despite a rain delay, the Cleveland Indians held the Detroit Tigers to one hit in an 8-0 win at Progressive Field. Rookie starter Zach Plesac pitched three perfect innings before rain delayed the game for over two-hours and chased him to the showers. Cleveland's offense was led by Oscar Mercado who hit his third home run in two days. The Tigers and Tribe will continue their series tonight with Mike Clevinger on the mound for the Indians.

>>Carson Harmon Dominates at Pike Run

(Ottawa, OH) --Carson Harmon carded a 69 to win yesterday’s Lima Junior Golf Association event at Pike Run. Ellen Naumann was the girls winner.

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