THURSDAY MORNING NEWS AND SPORTS

WIMA NEWS COPY THURSDAY JULY 18, 2019

>>BUDGET TO GOVERNOR - ONN

OHIO WOULD CUT PERSONAL INCOME TAXES BY 4%, RAISE THE AGE FOR BUYING TOBACCO TO 21 AND DIRECT $550 MILLION FOR EDUCATIONAL WRAPAROUND SERVICES SUCH AS MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING UNDER THE TWO-YEAR STATE BUDGET THAT LAWMAKERS BELATEDLY SENT TO THE GOVERNOR YESTERDAY. O-N-N's DAVE JAMES REPORTS…

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THE $69 BILLION SPENDING PLAN CHANGES HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS, TAXES VAPING PRODUCTS, AND RETAINS A DEBATED BUSINESS TAX BREAK AND A TAX CREDIT FOR THE MOTION PICTURE INDUSTRY. IT DID NOT ARRIVE ON GOVERNOR DEWINE'S DESK UNTIL JUST BEFORE MIDNIGHT. IT HAS APPARENTLY STILL NOT BEEN SIGNED AS HE REVIEWS IT AND CONSIDERS WHETHER TO VETO ANY ITEMS – MEANING THE STATE IS OPERATING WITHOUT A BUDGET THIS MORNING. A SPOKESMAN TELLS THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH IT WILL BE SIGNED THIS MORNING.

>>New State Budget Increases Money for Public Defenders

(Lima, OH)--The newly minted Ohio 2-year budget includes more funding more county public defender’s offices.

And it comes just in time for Allen County which has been looking for ways to establish one.

Allen County Prosecutor Juergen Waldick says it’s very much needed.

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Waldick says that his office has already had more cases go to trial in 2019 than all of 2018.

>>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 the Summer Moon Festival continues downtown with food, a beer garden and live entertainment including Nashville Crush tonight at 7:00.

>>OAK DEATHS - ONN

A BLIGHT IS AFFECTING MANY OF OHIO'S OAK TREES. THE OHIO DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE REPORTED CASES OF SUDDEN OAK DEATH IN PLANTS. THEY HAVE BEEN FOUND ON CERTAIN PLANTS IN OHIO THAT HAVE BEEN SOLD AT WALMART AND RURAL KING SINCE MARCH.

MANY EXPERTS SAY THERE IS ONLY ONE RESEARCHED TREATMENT WITH CONSISTENTLY POSITIVE RESULTS. IT'S CALLED AGRI-FOS. ITS RECOMMENDED IN AREAS WHERE THE DISEASE HAS BEEN FOUND -- BUT IT DOESN'T CURE ALREADY INFECTED TREES.

WIMA SPORTS COPY THURSDAY JULY 18, 2019

>>Reds Drop Series Finale With Cubs At Wrigley

(Chicago, IL) -- The Cincinnati Reds dropped a matinee rubber game with the Chicago Cubs 5-2 at Wrigley Field. Cubs pitcher Yu Darvish won his first game at the friendly confines in 14 career starts by going six innings, striking out seven, and not giving up a run. Cincinnati starter Sonny Gray struck out eight over six innings but gave up two early runs to get saddled with the loss. The Reds will now return home to Great American Ball Park to begin a series with the Cardinals tonight.

>>Tribe Tops Tigers To Extend Winning Streak To Four

(Cleveland, OH) -- The Cleveland Indians notched their fourth victory in a row with a 7-2 win over the Detroit Tigers at Progressive Field. Tribe starter Mike Clevinger pitched six strong innings of one-run ball and struck out 12 Detroit batters. Cleveland's offense was led by Jose Ramirez's three hits and a home run from Francisco Lindor. The Indians will look for a sweep of the Tigers tonight when the teams meet again with first pitch set for 7:10 p.m.

>>Locos Back At It Following All-Star Break

(Lima, OH)--After four days off the Lima Locos host Grand Lake tonight at Simmons Field. The Locos are 24-11 and can clinch the North Division title with a win tonight.

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