WEDNESDAY MORNING NEWS AND SPORTS

WIMA NEWS COPY WEDNESDY JULY 24, 2019

>>No Elder Abuse in “Grandma Sue” Case

(Lima, OH)--An Ohio Department of Health investigation has concluded there was no elder abuse in the case of “Grandma Sue”.

The Lima News reports that the state cleared employees of the Lima Rehab and Nursing Center on that count, involving injuries suffered by former resident Susan Washington, calling them “unsubstantiated.”

However, the investigation did result in three citations against the nursing center, including its failure to develop an abuse policy, failure to report alleged violations and failure to investigate an allegation of abuse.

The report also highlighted other problems, including the failure to conduct proper background checks on employees, and failure to monitor and prevent pressure ulcers.

Lima Rehab and Nursing Center is now operating under new ownership with the name Care Core at Lima.

The case was in the national spotlight when social media spread pictures of Washington’s injuries. The family then retained nationally-known attorney Ben Crump, who came to Lima July 10 for a press conference and rally.

Crump said Washington had a history of falls while at the nursing center and has dementia thus the facility should have taken more care to ensure there wasn’t another accident.

BAILOUT SIGNED - ONN

OHIO HAS BECOME THE LATEST STATE TO PROVIDE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO ITS NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS.

GOV. MIKE DEWINE SIGNED THE PLAN TUESDAY GIVING $150 MILLION A YEAR TO THE PLANTS NEAR CLEVELAND AND TOLEDO. THE LEGISLATION WILL TACK A NEW FEE ONTO EVERY ELECTRICITY BILL IN OHIO WHILE SCALING BACK REQUIREMENTS THAT UTILITIES GENERATE MORE POWER FROM WIND AND SOLAR. SUPPORTERS SAY THAT WILL LEAD TO LOWER ELECTRIC BILLS FOR OHIOANS DESPITE THE NEW SURCHARGE.

FIRSTENERGY SOLUTIONS HAD BEEN WARNING THE PLANTS WOULD CLOSE WITHIN TWO YEARS UNLESS THE GOVERNMENT STEPS IN AND HELPS.

BUTTER SCULPTURE - ONN

THIS YEAR'S STATE FAIR BUTTER SCULPTURE CELEBRATES OHIO'S CONNECTION TO THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MOON LANDING.

THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH REPORTS THE DISPLAY PORTRAYS DISTINCT MOMENTS FROM THE FIRST MOON LANDING. A LIFE-SIZE SCULPTURE OF WAPAKONETA NATIVE NEIL ARMSTRONG STANDS ALONGSIDE BUZZ ALDRIN AND MICHAEL COLLINS, WHO SIT BESIDE THE TRADITIONAL BUTTER COW AND CALF.

THE OHIO STATE FAIR OPENS TODAY.

CHRISTMAS IN JULY - ONN

OFFICIALS IN PUT-IN-BAY ARE DISCOURAGING “CHRISTMAS IN JULY" FESTIVITIES ON THE ISLAND.

ACCORDING TO CLEVELAND.COM, LAST YEAR'S RAUCOUS LATE-JULY HOLIDAY GOT SO OUT OF CONTROL — WITH CLOGGED ROADWAYS, TRASHED STREETS, ARRESTS FOR PUBLIC INTOXICATION AND NUMEROUS FIST FIGHTS — THAT OFFICIALS ON THE SMALL LAKE ERIE ISLAND VOWED TO PUT AN END TO THE CHAOS; HOWEVER, CHRISTMAS IN JULY HASN'T BEEN AN OFFICIAL, ISLAND-SANCTIONED EVENT FOR AT LEAST THE PAST FIVE YEARS. SO, IT CAN'T REALLY BE CANCELED.

WIMA SPORTS COPY WEDNESDAY JULY 24, 2019

>>Indians Lose Close Contest To Toronto In Extra Innings

(Toronto, Ontario) -- The Blue Jays hit a walk-off single in the tenth inning to defeat the Cleveland Indians 2-1 in Toronto. Indians starter Trevor Bauer struck out nine batters and held Toronto scoreless over seven innings, leaving the game with a 1-0 lead. The Blue Jays rallied in the bottom of the ninth on a home run from Justin Smoak off Tribe closer Brad Hand and then won it when Smoak singled in Eric Sogard one inning later. Cleveland and Toronto will finish their series tonight with a rubber game at the Rogers Centre.

>>Reds Clobber Brewers For Second Straight Win At Miller Park

(Milwaukee, WI) -- The Cincinnati Reds scored four runs in the first inning on the way to a 14-6 blowout win over the Milwaukee Brewers. Eugenio Suarez, Jesse Winker, and Joey Votto homered for the Reds who pounded out 17 team hits. Starter Tanner Roark pitched five innings for his sixth win, and Sal Romano worked three innings in his season debut to earn his first career save. The Reds will now go for a road sweep of the Brewers this afternoon at Miller Park with first pitch at 2:10 p.m.

>>Locos Host Playoff Opener Tomorrow Night

(Muskegon, MI) --The Muskegon Clippers defeated the Lima Locos 10-3 last night in the final game of the Great Lakes League regular season. The Locos had already wrapped up the overall number one seed and will host Muskegon in Game 1 of a best of three semi final series tomorrow at Simmons Field. Game 2 will be Friday night in Michigan and Game 3, if necessary, would be in Lima Saturday night.

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