TUESDAY MORNING NEWS AND SPORTS

WIMA NEWS COPY TUESDAY AUGUST 13, 2019

>>LCS partners with HPWO for behavioral health services

As The Lima City Schools start a new school year tomorrow, the district has formed a new partnership with Health Partners of Western Ohio to provide on-site behavioral health services to the school district.

Health Partners will hire a family practice provider and three behavioral health providers; one for Lima Senior High School, one for the middle schools and one for the elementary schools.

The partnership will not cost the district. The district will provide space for the staff. Staff will be in place beginning on the first day of school tomorrow.

Health Partners has operated the Spartan Health Center at Lima Senior High School for the past five years. The center is available to all students, staff and their families. The same will be the case for this new service.

The center can help with an array of behavioral health issues, including depression, anxiety, behavior issues, family stress and other challenges students and families might face.

>>Man who threatened to blow up P-G school ruled incompetent

59-year old Robert Miller of Lima was deemed incompetent to stand trial on charges of inducing panic in connection with written threats against Pandora-Gilboa Elementary School. The threats were contained in a letter Miller sent to his ex-wife.

The Lima News reports that Judge Jeffrey Reed said an evaluation found that Miller is not competent to stand trial at the current time but could be restored to competency following treatment.

Reed ordered that Miller be sent to the Northwest Ohio Psychiatric Hospital in Toledo for the foreseeable future.

>>SHOOTING UPDATE

A FRIEND OF THE MAN WHO KILLED NINE PEOPLE IN A MASS SHOOTING IN DAYTON IS FACING FEDERAL CHARGES.

TWENTY-FOUR-YEAR OLD ETHAN KOLLIE OF KETTERING IS FACING TWO CHARGES: MAKING A FALSE STATEMENT REGARDING FIREARMS AND POSSESSION OF A FIREARM BY A DRUG USER.

THE U-S ATTORNEY SAYS KOLLIE BOUGHT THREE THINGS FOR THE DAYTON SHOOTER: BODY ARMOR, THE UPPER RECEIVER OF AN A-R-15, AND A 100-ROUND DOUBLE DRUM MAGAZINE. ALL OF THOSE ITEMS WERE LATER USED IN BETTS SHOOTING SPREE IN THE OREGON DISTRICT THAT LEFT NINE PEOPLE DEAD.

THE U.S. ATTORNEY MADE CLEAR THAT THERE IS NO REASON TO BELIEVE THAT KOLLIE HAD ANY KNOWLEDGE THAT THE SHOOTING WAS GOING TO HAPPEN OR HAD ANY PART IN PLANNING IT.

>>CALL CENTERS

911 CALL CENTERS ACROSS OHIO ARE GETTING AN UPGRADE. THEY'LL SHARE IN $4.3 MILLION IN FEDERAL GRANT MONEY FOR WHAT'S BEING CALLED NEXT GENERATION 9-1-1 CAPABILITIES.

N-G-9-1-1 WILL CREATE A FASTER EMERGENCY SYSTEM. IT WILL INCLUDE TEXT MESSAGING, VIDEO PROCESSING AND ADVANCED MAPPING POWER. THE GOAL IS TO HELP FIRST RESPONDERS PROVIDE AID MORE QUICKLY TO SAVE LIVES.

WIMA SPORTS COPY TUESDAY AUGUST 13, 2019

>>Reds Drop Opener To Nationals In Washington

(Washington, D.C.) -- The Cincinnati Reds rallied for two runs in the ninth but couldn't overtake Washington in a 7-6 loss at Nationals Park. Jesse Winker hit a home run on the first pitch of the game, and rookie Aristides Aquino homered again for the Reds and now has eight homers in only eleven games this season. Philip Ervin also homered, and Joey Votto had an RBI double for Cincinnati, which finished the game with 11 team hits. The Reds and Nationals will square off again tonight from the nation's capital with first pitch set for 7:05 p.m.

>>Reds Turning To Wood Tonight

(Washington, DC) -- The Reds will start left-hander Alex Wood in the second game of this series tonight against the Nationals in Washington. The Nationals will go with Joe Ross.

>>Reds Open 2020 Against Cards

(Cincinnati, OH) -- The 2020 MLB schedule is out. The Reds will open the season against the Cardinals on March 26th at Great American Ball Park. In-state rival Cleveland will come to Cincinnati on July 7-8. 

>>Indians Walk-Off Against Red Sox With Home Run In The Ninth

(Cleveland, OH) -- Carlos Santana hit a home run in the bottom of the ninth inning to send the Cleveland Indians to a 6-5 victory over the Boston Red Sox. Tied at five going into the ninth, Santana led off the inning and ended the game with a line-drive shot to center field. With the Minnesota Twins idle, the win propelled the Tribe into first place in the American League Central. Cleveland will look to keep the winning momentum going tonight when they face the Red Sox again at Progressive Field.

>>Basketball Buckeyes Release Non-Conference Schedule

(Columbus, OH) -- The Ohio State men's basketball team will return to St. John Arena to play a non-conference game for the second season in a row. The Buckeyes will play one exhibition game against Cedarville on October 30th and then open the season at home versus Cincinnati on November 6th. Ohio State will also face marquee matchups with Villanova on November 13th, at North Carolina on December 4th, Kentucky on December 21st and West Virginia on December 29th. The Buckeyes will play Kent State at St. John on November 25th as part of the three-game Ohio State Classic.

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