WEDNESDAY MORNING NEWS AND SPORTS

WIMA NEWS COPY WEDNESDAY AUGUST 21, 2019

>>Restoration of Schoonover Lake Progressing

Lima Mayor David Berger says the $1.7 million restoration of Schoonover Lake is on target to be done before winter arrives. A new dam is being constructed which necessitated the lake being drained. As such there is plenty of debris now visible. Berger says they’d like to remove it all, but it’s not that easy because the lake bed is extremely soft and people cannot walk on it without sinking into the muck. The city is investigating possible solutions to that problem. Once the project is completed the river walk will encircle the lake with the entire length to be asphalt, where as it is currently just stone on one side of the lake. There will also be a special bicycle track installed on the lake’s south side.

>>Lima Man Pleads Guilty To Rape

21 year old Buck Asmann of Lima has pleaded guilty to rape.

According to The Lima News, Asmann was in court yesterday and accepted a plea deal that included pleading guilty to a single count of first-degree felony rape. Sentencing will happen in late September and he will face 4.5-16.5 years in prison. He also will be designated a Tier III sex offender and will be required to register with the authorities every 90 days for the rest of his life. Asmann will also be required to serve a mandatory five years on parole following his release from prison.

>>Day Six at Allen County Fair

The Allen County Fair continues today, the sixth day of the nine day event. The Cheerleading Competition will be held tonight at 7:00 in the grandstand.

>>School Supply Giveaway

Lima Chevrolet Cadillac, T&D Interiors and the Allentown Road Walmart have teamed up with VideoBranch and Precision Advertising to load up 200 backpacks to be given away beginning tomorrow and while supplies last.

The giveaway is limited to one per family. The backpacks are filled with school supplies to help start the school year fully stocked.

The backpacks can be picked up the Lima ChevroletCadillac at 2200 North Cable Road.

>>ABORTION BAN CHALLENGE

PRO-CHOICE ADVOCATES YESTERDAY ASKED A FEDERAL JUDGE TO STRIKE DOWN AND PERMANENTLY BLOCK AN OHIO MEASURE KNOWN AS THE “HEARTBEAT BILL."

ACCORDING TO CLEVELAND.COM, GROUPS SUING THE STATE OVER THE MEASURE CALLED IT “A BLATANTLY UNCONSTITUTIONAL VIOLATION OF PATIENTS' RIGHTS GUARANTEED BY THE FOURTEENTH AMENDMENT." CITING THE U.S. SUPREME COURT CASE ROE V. WADE AND OTHER CASES THAT CAME IN THE WAKE OF THE 1973 RULING.

THE LAW BARS AN ABORTION WHEN DOCTORS CAN DETECT A FETAL HEARTBEAT.

WIMA SPORTS COPY WEDNESDAY AUGUST 21, 2019

>>Reds Outlast Padres For Close Win At Great American Ball Park

(Cincinnati, OH) -- The Cincinnati Reds held off a late San Diego rally to down the Padres 3-2 at Great American Ball Park. Reds starter Sonny Gray pitched six strong innings of one-run ball and struck out ten to earn his ninth victory of the season while Raisel Iglesias worked a perfect ninth for his 25th save. Freddy Galvis homered for the second straight game to pace the Reds offense. The two teams will face off again this afternoon for a rubber game in Cincinnati.

>>Indians Lose Opening Interleague Game To Mets At Citi Field

(Flushing, NY) -- The Cleveland Indians dropped the first game of their Interleague series 9-2 to the New York Mets at Citi Field. With the game tied at two runs apiece, the Mets scored seven unanswered runs in the last three innings to put the Tribe away. Starter Shane Bieber went six innings and struck out seven but gave up four runs and took the loss. Cleveland and New York will hook up again tonight for game two with Adam Plutko taking on Marcus Stroman.

>>Kluber Comeback Hits Snag

(Cleveland, OH) -- Corey Kluber's comeback is on hold. The Indians ace is being shut down for at least two weeks with an oblique strain. The two-time AL Cy Young winner had been at Triple-A rehabbing from a broken arm. Kluber hasn't pitched for the Indians since May 1st.

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