WIMA NEWS COPY FRIDAY AUGUST 9, 2019
>>Charges against city firefighter dismissed
LIMA — A charge of gross sexual imposition against a Lima fire fighter has been dropped.
The Lima News reports that the Allen County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office yesterday decided not to pursue the charge after consultation with the alleged victim’s family.
42 year old Gilbert Frew stood trial on two counts of gross sexual imposition earlier this year. That trial resulted in an acquittal on one of the charges but a hung jury on the other.
The Prosecutor’s Office issued the following statement: “We still firmly believe that Mr. Frew behaved inappropriately, but the well-being of the victim is our primary concern.”
Lima Fire Chief Bruce Black confirmed that Frew, who had been on paid administrative leave, is scheduled to report to work today.
>>Fair Kickoff Dinner
The Allen County Fair board held its annual Fair Kickoff Dinner last night. Included in the night’s events was the naming of the this year’s fair royalty.
The 2019 Fair King is Brandon Suever from Ft. Jennings High School. The new queen is Ashley Huck of Allen East. Another Mustang on the incoming courth is Devyn Hopkins, who will be fair princess. The new fair prince is Lima Senior’s Zachary Zwiebel.
The Allen County Fair Parade is Sunday at 2:00 in downtown Lima. The fair begins one week from today.
>>Ohio AG Seeking To Identify John Doe
Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost and Defiance County Sheriff Douglas Engel are seeking assistance to identify a man who was found deceased on May 24. The man was located in the Maumee River in Defiance County, and may have entered the water between Indiana and the recovery site.
“If you think you have information related to this case, please call law enforcement – your piece of information may solve the puzzle of identifying this man,” Yost said. “His loved ones deserve answers.”
The man is believed to be between 25 and 30 years of age, about 5’4” to 5’6” tall and weighs approximately 153 pounds. He has a tattoo on his right shoulder with the word “Gemini,” and colored stars. A second tattoo with the word “Music” is on the right side of his ribs.
Anyone with information is asked to call Defiance County Sheriff’s Office or the Attorney General’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation.
GOV. MIKE DEWINE YESTERDAY MORNING CONTINUED TO ANSWER CALLS TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT GUN VIOLENCE.
IN CONJUCTION WITH THE OHIO CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION, THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE WILL HOST A STATEWIDE SUMMIT TO ADDRESS VIOLENCE AND MENTAL HEALTH.
THE GOAL IS TO SKIP THE ACADEMIC DISCUSSIONS AND TALK ABOUT PRACTICAL ACTIONS TO HELP CHILDREN…
THIS MEETING WILL BE HELD IN DAYTON ON SEPTEMBER 26.
WIMA SPORTS COPY FRIDAY AUGUST 9, 2019
>>Cubs Stomp Reds In Rout At Great American Ball Park
(Cincinnati, OH) -- The Cincinnati Reds gave up three home runs to the Chicago Cubs in a 12-5 loss at Great American Ball Park. Cubs outfielder Nicholas Castellanos had three hits and two home runs while Ian Happ had four RBIs and a homer. Cincinnati's offense was led by Aristides Aquino who drove in three runs with a double and a home run. The two teams will hook up again tonight in Cincinnati with first pitch scheduled for 7:10 p.m. and we’ll have it here on WIMA.
>>Cleveland Gains Ground On Twins With Road Win In Minnesota
(Minneapolis, MN) -- The Cleveland Indians survived a late rally for a 7-5 win over the Twins in Minnesota. With the Tribe up by four runs in the eighth, Minnesota stormed back for three runs to bring the score to within one. Tyler Naquin hit a home run in the ninth for a much-needed insurance run before Brand Hand got four outs for his 29th save. Cleveland is now only one game back of the Twins in the Central race and will look to gain more ground tonight when the teams play again at Target Field.
>>Schreiber Called Up
(Detroit, MI)--The nine-year old University of Northwestern Ohio baseball team has its first big-league alumnus as the Detroit Tigers yesterday call up RHP John Schreiber from Triple A Toledo. Schreiber played at UNOH in 2015 and 2016. He was active last night but did not pitch in the Tigers win over the Royals. He is wearing #71.
>>Browns Down Washington In First Preseason Game Of 2019
(Cleveland, OH) -- Baker Mayfield put the Browns on the board barely three minutes into the game on the way to a 30-10 victory over Washington in Cleveland. Mayfield hit Rashard Higgins on a 24-yard over the middle pass in the end zone to send the FirstEnergy Stadium crowd into a frenzy. Former Buckeye and Washington first-round pick Dwayne Haskins threw for 117-yards but was intercepted twice. Cleveland will next play on August 17th when they travel to Indianapolis to face the Colts for week two of the preseason.
>>Bengals To Face Kansas City Tomorrow In First Preseason Match Of 2019
(Kansas City, MO) -- The Cincinnati Bengals will take the field tomorrow against the Kansas City Chiefs for their first game under new head coach Zac Taylor. It will be the first time Cincinnati has played without Marvin Lewis at the helm since 2002. The game will be at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City and is the first preseason match for both clubs. The Chiefs finished as conference runner-up last season in the AFC and will be led by NFL MVP quarterback Patrick Mahomes.
>>Elida boys, LCC girls post golf wins
The Elida boys golf team won its third tournament in as many days, taking the Rob Contini Memorial at Colonial yesterday. Medalist Gavin Harmon led the Bulldogs to the win with a 71.
Meanwhile, the Lima Central Catholic girls team took the win at the Defiance Invitational at Eagle Rock. The T-Birds Erin Mulcahy won medalist honors, carding a 72.