WIMA NEWS COPY TUESDAY JULY 23. 2019
>>Run To The Moon Participant Dies
(Lima, OH)--A runner who collapsed during the Run to the Moon in Wapkoneta on Saturday has died. According to the Run to the Moon Facebook page, Corby Hall from Hebron, Ohio was running in the race with his daughter, when he collapsed. Other runners assisted Hall, and he was taken to the hospital, but Hall passed away.
The Lima News reports that the Lucas County Coroner will perform an autopsy. The Facebook page says they will post more information on what people can do as a tribute to Corby Hall later today.
>>Clark Station Robbery
(Lima, OH) --Lima Police are investigating an armed robbery of the Clark Station on Findlay Road early this morning. LPD says about 1:45 a.m. the station was robbed at gunpoint. A K-9 track was attempted but failed to locate the suspect, who was wearing a ski mask type covering on his face. He’s described as a black male wearing all grey. If you have any information call the Lima Police at 227-4444.
>>Two in Custody Following Incident at Holiday Inn
(Lima, OH)--Two unidentified men are in custody after an incident at the Holiday Inn and Suites on Leonard Avenue on Lima’s east side about 10:00 last night. The men set off a fire extinguisher which left the impression that there was a fire but there was not. The chemicals from the extinguisher cause some damage to the hotel and the men were charged with inducing panic.
>>Developments in Murder Investigation
(Lima, OH)--While Lima Police haven’t yet made an arrest in connection with the city’s latest murder, there are some developments. Just before midnight Friday night 31-year-old Gregory Cooper was found with multiple gunshot wounds near his car on Franklin Avenue. He was transported to the hospital but later succumbed to his injuries.
Lima Police Detective Steve Stechschulte told Hometown Stations they quote “we‘re running down a lot of good leads."
Stechschulte also confirmed that Cooper’s father was also murdered in Lima in 1993 and that Cooper was a guard at the Marion Correctional Institution. He also said they don’t think Cooper’s job had anything to do with his murder but they haven’t ruled it out either.
WIMA SPORTS COPY TUESDAY JULY 23, 2019
>>Reds Rally After Eighth Inning Grand Slam For Win in Milwaukee
(Milwaukee, WI) -- Eugenio Suarez hit his second home run of the game in the top of the ninth to help rally the Reds to a 6-5 win over the Milwaukee Brewers. Reds closer Raisel Iglesias gave up a grand slam home run in the eighth as the Brewers rallied to take a 5-4 lead before Suarez's two-run blast in the ninth. Cincinnati wasted a good pitching performance from starter Sonny Gray who went six innings, giving up four hits, one run, and recording seven strikeouts. The Reds and Brewers will match up again tonight at Miller Park with Tanner Roark on the mound for Cincy. Game time is 8:10 here on WIMA.
>>Indians Pitching Sharp Again In Win Over Blue Jays In Canada
(Toronto, ON) -- Indians starter Mike Clevinger had another strong performance as Cleveland downed the Blue Jays 7-3 in Toronto. Clevinger threw seven innings of three-run ball and struck out seven batters to earn his fourth win of the year. Cleveland never trailed in the game and had 12 team hits including two each from Jason Kipnis, Jose Ramirez, and Oscar Mercado. The Indians and Blue Jays will face off against each other again tonight at the Rogers Centre Skydome.
>>Locos Lose, Tolve Sets Record
(Lima, OH)--Having already secured the top seed for the upcoming playoffs the Lima Locos lost at Muskegon last night, 8-2. However, Tyler Tolve drove in a run, giving him 53 RBI on the season, establishing a new Great Lakes League record. Lima wraps up the regular season tonight at Muskegon and will host a playoff game Thursday.