FRIDAY MORNING NEWS AND SPORTS

WIMA NEWS COPY FRIDAY AUGUST 23, 2019

>>Next to last day of the Allen County Fair

Today is the next to last day of the 169th Allen County Fair. It’s Veteran’s Day. Vets get in free until 6:00.1150 WIMA sponsors Harness Racing tonight at 7:00 in the grandstand with the Allen County Super Trot. And the T-102 Junior Fair Livestock Auction will get underway at 9:00 in the Show Arena including the beef and dairy beef steers, hogs, goats and lambs. Also of note, last night’s Harness Racing program was postponed and will be run tomorrow at 1:00.

>>Made In Ada Football Festival

The Village of Ada is gearing up for the new and improved “Made in Ada Football Festival” tomorrow.

The Wilson Football Factory garage sale will kick off the day from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Also, the factory will host the "Wilson Experience," which demonstrates the process of how footballs are made. An added attraction for the festival this year is an exhibit by the NFL Pro Football Hall of Fame.

There is plenty of actual football as well at ONU’s Dial-Roberson Stadium. The Ada Marching Band will perform at 9:30 a.m. followed by a scrimmage between Ada High School and Perry High School. Then at noon the Ohio Northern Marching Band will take center stage before making way for the ONU football team, which will scrimmage Trine University.

The festival will run until 10 p.m. and include a performance by Nashville Crush, with the night concluding with the Wilson football drop.

>>High Speed Chase Wednesday Night in Allen County

A 30 year old Ft. Wayne man led Allen County Sheriff’s Deputies on a high speed chase from the City of Lima to Spencerville before being apprehended. About 10:00 Wednesday night a deputy pulled over Jonathan Patrick Cole in his maroon 2006 Chevy Malibu in the 200 block of N. Union Street in Lima. As the deputy approached the vehicle Cole took off.The pursuit went through the city and on to State Route 117 westbound.With speeds approaching 95 MPH at times, the chase came to an end after a Spencerville Police Department Patrolman was able to deploy stop sticks. Cole’s vehicle then came to rest in the front yard of a residence in the 11000 block of Spencerville Road.He fled on foot but was quickly apprehended.After checking the VIN, it was found that the vehicle was stolen out of Ft. Wayne, Indiana on August 18.No one was injured in the pursuit and no police cruisers were damaged.Jonathan was booked into the Allen County Jail on the charges of Failure to Comply and Receiving Stolen Property. He then reported to Corrections Officers that he had ingested several grams of illegal narcotics during the pursuit and needed to go to the hospital. Jonathan remains in custody at the hospital.

>>DEWINE - GUNS

GOVERNOR MIKE DEWINE WANTS THE STATE LEGISLATURE TO PASS MEASURES THAT EXPAND BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR GUN BUYERS AND GIVE JUDGES MORE POWER TO TAKE FIREARMS FROM PEOPLE WHO MAY BE A DANGER TO THEMSELVES OR OTHERS.

DEWINE APPEARED OPTIMISTIC ABOUT GETTING HIS GUN REGULATIONS PASSED BY THE STATE LEGISLATURE WHEN HE TALKED WITH C-N-N's ANDERSON COOPER…

HE ANNOUNCED THOSE PROPOSALS A FEW DAYS AFTER THE MASS SHOOTING IN DAYTON.

OHIO HOUSE SPEAKER LARRY HOUSEHOLDER HAS SAID IN RECENT DAYS THAT ELEMENTS OF DEWINE'S PLAN WILL BE A TOUGH SELL TO REPUBLICAN HOUSE MEMBERS.

WIMA SPORTS COPY FRIDAY AUGUST 23, 2019

>>Reds, Pirates Renew Bad Blood Rivalry Tonight

(Pittsburgh, PA) -- Maybe ring announcer Michael Buffer should do the introductions tonight when the Pirates host the Reds. The last time the two met on July 30th, there was a dugout-clearing brawl that led to eight ejections. There is potential for more fireworks for the three-game series this weekend at PNC Park. The two teams have squared off in a dozen games this year and the ugly numbers include nine hit batters, 15 ejections and two major bench-clearing melees. Anthony DeSclafani will start the opener for Cincinnati, which plays its next 11 on the road. The Reds put outfielder Jesse Winkler on the injured list with a cervical strain. He has been out of the lineup the past seven games. 

>>Indians Blanked By Mets In Rain-Shortened Game

(Flushing, NY) -- The Indians had just two hits in a 2-0 loss to the Mets in a game called by rain in the eighth inning in New York. Aaron Civale was outdueled by Noah Syndergaard as the Tribe was swept in the three-game set. The Indians were held without a hit until the sixth.

>>Indians Host Royals Tonight

(Cleveland, OH) -- The Indians are back home tonight to begin a three-game series with the Royals. Zach Plesac starts for Cleveland and Jakob Junis for KC. The Tribe is now a half-game out of an AL wild card spot and three-and-a-half games back in the AL Central.

>>Bengals Lose To Giants

(Cincinnati, OH) -- Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton completed 7-of-10 passes for 104 yards and a touchdown in three series in a 25-23 loss to the Giants at Paul Brown Stadium. Dalton tossed a 26-yard touchdown pass to C.J. Uzomah on his final drive with the first two ending in punts. Back up quarterback Ryan Finley completed 14-of-20 passes for 155 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions, but was sacked three times. The Bengals netted only 29 yards rushing on 16 carries. 

>>Browns At Buccaneers Tonight

(Tampa, FL) -- The Browns are in Tampa tonight to battle the Buccaneers. It's the third preseason game for Cleveland, which has wins over Washington and Indianapolis thus far. The Browns finish exhibition play Thursday hosting Detroit. The regular season starts September 8th.

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