MONDAY MORNING NEWS AND SPORTS

WIMA NEWS COPY MONDAY AUGUST 12, 2019

>>Missing boy found dead

The search for a missing 8-year old autistic boy in Lima yesterday ended with the worst possible outcome. The body of Mathew Converse was found in a pond near his residence about 3:30 p.m. That was about fifteen hours after he went missing from his home at 1305 North Adams on Lima’s northeast side.

Hundreds of citizens joined the Bath Fire Department and the Allen County Sheriff’s Office in the search.

An autopsy will be performed and the investigation into his disappearance and subsequent death is ongoing.

>>Fair countdown is on

The countdown to the opening of the Allen County Fair is officially underway after yesterday’s Fair Parade was held in Lima. The Allen County Fair opens Friday.

Meanwhile the Mercer County Fair continues through Thursday in Celina. Today’sschedule includes Harness Racing in the grandstand.

>>INFLATION

U.S. WHOLESALE PRICES TICKED UP JUST TWO-TENTHS OF A PERCENT IN JULY, THE LATEST SIGN THAT INFLATION IS MOSTLY BEING HELD IN CHECK.

THE LABOR DEPARTMENT SAYS THE PRODUCER PRICE INDEX INCREASED 1.7% LAST MONTH COMPARED WITH A YEAR AGO, THE SAME AS JUNE. EXCLUDING THE VOLATILE FOOD AND ENERGY CATEGORIES, WHOLESALE PRICES FELL 0.1% IN JULY AND ROSE 2.1% FROM A YEAR EARLIER.

THE FEDERAL RESERVE CITED LOW INFLATION AS A KEY REASON IT CUT SHORT-TERM INTEREST RATES LAST MONTH.

>>WORKER TRENDS

THE WORKPLACE IS EVER-CHANGING – MAYBE MORE NOW THAN EVER.

AFTER TALKING TO THOUSANDS OF WORKING ADULTS IN THE U.S. SURVEY MONKEY FOUND A THIRD OF WORKERS ADMIT THEY'VE SERIOUSLY CONSIDERED QUITTING THEIR JOB IN THE PREVIOUS THREE MONTHS. A FEW KEY WORDS CONSISTENTLY CAME UP: UNDERPAID, UNDERVALUED AND NOT ENOUGH NEW TRAINING OR PROMOTION OPPORTUNITY. MORE THAN THREE AND A HALF MILLION AMERICANS ARE QUITTING THEIR JOBS EVERY MONTH. WAGES ARE CURRENTLY GROWING JUST 1-PERCENT FASTER THAN INFLATION BUT THE AVERAGE INCREASE IN COMPENSATION FOR A WORKER WHO QUITS THEIR OLD JOB FOR A NEW ONE IS ABOUT 15-PERCENT.

WIMA SPORTS COPY MONDAY AUGUST 12, 2019

>>Reds Fall To Cubs In Series Finale

(Cincinnati, OH) -- The Cincinnati Reds lost to the Chicago Cubs 6-3 to earn a split in their four-game weekend series. Aristides Aquino continued his hot hitting with a run-scoring single and Eugenio Suarez hit his 33rd home run of the year to lead the Reds offense. Cincinnati starter Luis Castillo pitched well with six innings and eight strikeouts, but the Cubs broke the game open with four in the seventh. Kris Bryant’s three-run homer run was the key blow. The Reds will now hit the road to open a road trip with the Washington Nationals tonight in D.C. at 7:05 and we’ll have it here on WIMA.

>>Indians Hit Grand Slam To Win In Extra Innings

(Minneapolis, MN) -- Carlos Santana hit a grand slam in the top of the tenth inning to send the Cleveland Indians to a 7-3 win over the Minnesota Twins. Leading two runs in the ninth, the Twins rallied to tie the game and send it to extra innings where Santana connected on his 25th homer of the year. Starter Aaron Civale worked six strong innings of one-run ball and struck out five but didn't factor in the decision. Cleveland will return home tonight to start a new series with the slumping Boston Red Sox at Progressive Field.

>>Kevin Harvick Wins NASCAR At Michigan

(Brooklyn, MI) -- Kevin Harvick is going home with his second win of the NASCAR season. Harvick had enough fuel to hold on for the win at the Consumers Energy 400 at Michigan International Speedway. Denny Hamlin finished second while Kyle Larson placed third. Martin Truex Junior and Daniel Suarez rounded out the top five. Kyle Busch finished just outside the top five in sixth. After the race, Harvick celebrated by taking his son for a ride in his car and doing a burnout.

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