WIMA NEWS COPY FRIDAY AUGUST 16, 2019
>>Shawnee Police Seeking Hit-Skip Vehicle
The Shawnee Township Police Department says it’s looking for a vehicle involved in a hit-skip incident earlier this week.
They say that sometime between 5 p.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. Thursday a vehicle lost control and crashed through a fence at the Gethsemani Cemetery, damaging four headstones in the process.
Based on debris at the scene police say they are looking for a late 80’s or early 90’s teal Ford Ranger or SUV. The vehicle would have significant damage on the passenger side front end.
Anyone with information should contact the Shawnee Township Police Department at 227-1115.
>>LPD Offers Active Shooter Training
In the wake of the mass shooting in Dayton, Lima Police Chief Kevin Martin says his department is constantly training on how to handle those situations. But he reminds us that the LDP is also available to come to businesses in Lima to train citizens as well.
Any business or organization in the city can request the training by calling LPD at 227-4444.
>>Wapakoneta Seeks Next Economic Development Director
The Wapakoneta Area Economic Development Council has announced the search for its next Executive Director.Current Executive Director Greg Myers has announced his plans to retire in March 2020.
Myers, who has been Executive Director since 2005, presided over the creation of the West Central Ohio Industrial Center. The WCOIC is one of the nation’s largest, triple-certified industrial parks.It is now home to ten successful companies.
In the past five years, companies have invested more than $550 million in new projects in the park—with an additional $500 million being planned.
The job description is available atwww.whywapakoneta.com.
>>Laugh for a good cause
Limaland Comedy is hoping a night of free stand-up comedy will benefit those affected by the recent shootings in the Oregon District of Dayton.
The event will be held tonight at Legend’s Tavern at 1355 North Cole Street. It is for adults only and free to attend. Things get underway at 9:30 in conjunction with the conclusion of Rally in the Square. Performers will include comedians from Lima, Dayton, and Cleveland as well as Fort Wayne, Indiana and Grand Rapids, Michigan
Many local comedians have made their professional debut at Wiley’s Comedy Club located in the heart of Dayton’s Oregon District.
Before, during and after the event, the comedians will be asking for donations for the Oregon District Tragedy Fund which was established by the Dayton Foundation. The Foundation has ensured that 100 percent of the money will be used to assist victims’ families.
For more information and a full list of all those performing you can check Limaland Comedy’s Facebook page.
WIMA SPORTS COPY FRIDAY AUGUST 16, 2019
>>Indians Blowout Yankees With Big Win on The Road
(Bronx, NY) -- The Cleveland Indians demolished the New York Yankees with a 19-5 thrashing in the Bronx. The Indians hit seven home runs in the game with two of them from Jose Ramirez including a grand slam. The offensive outburst was spread across the lineup with Greg Allen collecting four hits and Tyler Naquin, Carlos Santana, and Roberto Perez adding three each. The Tribe will look to keep their bats hot tonight when they face off again with New York at Yankees Stadium.
>>Reds, Gray Down Redbirds
(Cincinnati, OH) -- Sonny Gray allowed one single and struck out 10 in five scoreless innings as the Reds beat the Cardinals 2-1 in Cincinnati. Nick Senzel and Eugenio Suarez drove in the Reds' runs in the fifth inning. Raisel Iglesias yielded a ninth inning run, but closed it out for his 24th save. Cincinnati ended a four-game skid.
>>Red Starting Castillo Tonight
(Cincinnati, OH) -- Luis Castillo will be the Reds' starter tonight against the Cardinals in the second game of this series at Great American Ball Park. St. Louis will counter with Adam Wainwright.
>>Bengals Are Special In Beating Redskins
(Landover, MD) -- Rookie Tristan Vizcaino kicked a 57-yard field goal and Alex Erickson returned a punt 75 yards as the Bengals' special teams paved the way for a 23-13 victory over the Redskins in their second preseason game. The Bengals first team offense had seven penalties on the first drive that ended with Andy Dalton throwing a pick-six. Cincy will take a 1-and-1 record into a home game next week against the Giants.
>>Browns Take On Colts In Second Preseason Game Tomorrow
(Indianapolis, IN) -- The Cleveland Browns will play their second preseason game tomorrow when they head to Lucas Oil Stadium to face the Indianapolis Colts. The Browns beat Washington 30-10 in their first preseason game while the Colts fell to the Buffalo Bills 24-16. Both the Colts and Browns are expected to play their starters in very limited roles as they use the game to evaluate second and third-team players.
>>Two Local Coaching Changes
Bath High School has named former Shawnee standout Britt Lauck their new softball head coach, pending board approval. She had been an assistant coach for Bath last season.
Pandora Gilboa is looking for a new boys basketball coach following the resignation of Joe Braidic. He led P-G to the State Championship Game in 2018.