THURSDAY MORNING NEWS AND SPORTS

WIMA NEWS COPY THURSDAY JULY 25, 2019

>>City of Lima Hiring

(Lima, OH)--It seems that everywhere you go these days, they’re hiring. And The City of Lima is no different.

The city is looking to fill positions of police officer, property code inspector, building inspector, chief technology officer, and utilities operations manager.

The positions of police officer and property code inspector will go through the civil service process the others will not.

For more information go to the city’s website at cityhall.lima.oh.us.

>>BABY DIES - ONN

AN INVESTIGATION IS CONTINUING AFTER AUTHORITIES SAY A BABY HAS FELL INTO A RIVER IN WESTERN OHIO AND DIED.

THE CHAMPAIGN COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE SAID SEVERAL PEOPLE WERE RIDING IN A FLOTATION WATERCRAFT IN THE MAD RIVER ABOUT FIVE MILES SOUTHWEST OF URBANA YESTERDAY AFTERNOON WHEN IT HIT DEBRIS AND CAPSIZED. AUTHORITIES SAID THE BABY REPORTEDLY FELL FROM ITS MOTHER'S LAP INTO THE WATER. RECOVERY CREWS FOUND THE BABY ABOUT THREE HOURS LATER.

>>ODOT Testing Wrong Way Detection

(Columbus, OH)--The Ohio Department of Transportation is testing out new technology aimed at stopping wrong-way crashes on the highway. Signs and detectors are being installed along an 18-mile stretch of I-71 in the Cincinnati area.

The system includes 92 electronic signs and 82 detection devices at 23 locations, including the on- and off-ramps. When drivers attempt to drive the wrong direction, LED lights around the edge of several "Wrong Way" and "Do Not Enter" signs begin blinking.

ODOT says that section of I-71 was chosen based on a survey of 911 calls, number of crashes, volume of traffic, and proximity to "alcohol establishments."

CINCINNATI GUARD - ONN

GOVERNOR DEWINE SAYS HE WON'T SEND THE NATIONAL GUARD TO CINCINNATI TO HELP CURB THE RECENT SPIKE OF 20 SHOOTINGS IN 45 DAYS.

DEWINE SAID YESTERDAY THAT STATE OFFICIALS ARE OTHERWISE READY TO HELP THE CITY CURB VIOLENCE HOWEVER THEY CAN. HAMILTON COUNTY PROSECUTOR JOE DETERS HAD CALLED ON DEWINE TO SEND THE GUARD TO PRICE HILL, SAYING ARMED SOLDIERS ON STREET CORNERS IS THE BEST WAY TO STOP THE RECENT SURGE IN SHOOTINGS.

DEWINE SAID HE PLANS TO PUSH FOR A BILL TO CHANGE SENTENCING FOR CONVICTED FELONS CAUGHT WITH FIREARMS, WHICH WOULD MAKE STATE LAW MIRROR FEDERAL LAW.

WIMA SPORTS COPY THURSDAY JULY 25, 2019

>>Reds Can't Complete Sweep With Loss At Miller Park

(Milwaukee, WI) -- The Cincinnati Reds were unable to finish a road sweep with a 5-4 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers. Cincinnati scored four runs in the first four innings, but the Brewers countered and took the lead for good in the fifth. Rookie infielder Josh VanMeter had three hits and finished a triple shy of the cycle for the Reds. Cincinnati will take today off for travel before they open a weekend series with the Colorado Rockies on Friday at Great American Ball Park.

>>Indians Shut Out Blue Jays To Take Series In Toronto

(Toronto, Ontario) -- Shane Bieber notched his 10th win as the Cleveland Indians shut out the Blue Jays 4-0 in Toronto. Bieber pitched a one-hit shutout and struck out ten batters, carrying a no-hitter into the sixth inning in one of the more dominating performances by a pitcher all season. Jose Ramirez continued his offensive comeback with two more hits and a run scored while Greg Allen drove in a run on three hits for the Tribe. Cleveland will continue their road trip tonight when they head to Kauffman Stadium to begin a three-game set with the Royals in Kansas City.

>>Locos Open Playoff Action Tonight

(Lima, OH)--The top-seeded Lima Locos open the playoffs tonight as they host Muskegon in the opener of a three-game Great Lakes League semifinal series at Simmons Field. Game 2 will be tomorrow in Michigan and Game 3, if necessary, will be back in Lima Saturday night.

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