WIMA NEWS COPY TUESDAY AUGUST 27, 2019
>>Bomb Squad Called Out
The Allen County Regional Bomb Squad was called out to the Bob Evans on Lima’s east side late yesterday morning after the Sheriff’s Office received a call from an employee regarding a suspicious item placed under a bench outside of the restaurant.
The item was described as a “can” with wires hanging out of it. Once the Bomb Squad and Allen County EMA arrived on scene, they used specialized equipment and determined the item contained a significant amount of potential projectiles.
The Bomb Squad then used standard protocol for rendering a device safe. The loud noise heard at the scene by many was caused by that procedure. Once the item was rendered safe, it was found that the item was not an immediate threat to the public.
The Allen County Sheriff’s Office recovered evidence that suggest the item was likely placed to purposely induce panic and mass disruption. The investigation is ongoing and any additional motive is yet to be determined.
If anyone has any information related to this crime, please contact the Allen County Sheriff’s Office Detective Bureau at 419-227-3535.
In addition, the Sheriff’s Office continues to encourage the public to contact law enforcement to report any suspicious activity.
>>Shawnee Twp. Fire
The Shawnee Township Fire Department battled a blaze at 1404 Fulton for nearly five hours last night. A man, who lived alone in the home, was transported to Mercy Health St. Rita’s for relatively minor burn injuries and fire fighters also rescued the man’s dog from the basement. The home suffered extensive damage to the first floor and basement.
LAST NIGHT AT ABOUT 7PM A CHASE INVOLVING DAYTON POLICE ENDED WHEN A SUSPECT CRASHED INTO A TREE, BUT O-N-N'S TINO RAMOS SAYS THE INCIDENT WAS FAR FROM OVER – AND INNOCENT CHILDREN DIED…
RIVERSIDE POLICE RESPONDED TO THAT SCENE. WHEN THE OFFICER APPROACHED THE CAR, THE SUSPECT JUMPED OUT AND JUMPED RIGHT INTO THE POLICE CRUISER. WITNESSES SAY POLICE TRIED TO STOP THE MAN BUT HE EVENTUALLY SPED AWAY FROM POLICE IN THE CRUISER. THE SUSPECT LOST CONTROL NEAR THE DAYTON METRO LIBRARY AND COLLIDED WITH TWO OTHER VEHICLES CARRYING AT LEAST 10 PEOPLE INCLUDING 7 CHILDREN. POLICE LATER REPORTED THAT 2 OF THOSE CHILDREN DIED. THE SUSPECT WAS INJURED AS WELL AND TAKEN TO A HOSPITAL WITH INJURIES. I'M TINO RAMOS FOR O-N-N.
OHIOANS MIGHT WANT TO DOUBLE CHECK THEIR VOTER REGISTRATION BEFORE THEY HEAD TO THE POLLS.
THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH REPORTS THAT A VENDOR WHO WORKS WITH BOARDS OF ELECTIONS IN MULTIPLE COUNTIES MAY HAVE ACCIDENTALLY PURGED YOU FROM THE SYSTEM. MORE THAN TEN COUNTIES IN OHIO FOUND THAT VOTERS HAD BEEN FLAGGED AS INACTIVE BY MISTAKE.
OHIO'S SECRETARY OF STATE SAYS THAT VOTERS WHO HAVE BEEN ACTIVE SINCE 2015 WILL NOT BE PURGED.
WIMA SPORTS COPY TUESDAY AUGUST 27, 2019
>>Reds, Gray Hook Marlins
(Miami, FL) -- Sonny Gray allowed two runs on two hits over six innings in the Reds' 6-3 verdict over the Marlins in Miami. Freddy Galvis drove in four, three with a fifth inning homer. Eugenio Suarez and Phillip Ervin blasted solo shots for Cincinnati, which snapped a three-game skid. Nick Senzel was held out with a sore thumb.
>>Reds Going With Castillo Tonight
(Miami, FL) -- Luis Castillo will start tonight for the Reds versus the Marlins in the second game of this series in Miami. Caleb Smith will start for the Marlins.
>>Indians Take On Tigers Tonight In Motown
(Detroit, MI) -- The Indians get back to work tonight after an off-day on Monday. They open a six-game road trip with the first of three against the Tigers in Motown. Adam Plutko is slated to oppose Detroit's Spencer Turnbull. The Indians will also travel to Tampa Bay for three games this weekend.
>>Tribe Clings To Top AL Wild Card Spot
(Detroit, MI) -- The Tribe enters play tonight clinging to the top American League wild card spot. At 76-and-55, Cleveland is a half-game ahead of Tampa Bay and Oakland, who are currently tied for the second AL wild card. The Indians are three-and-a-half games behind the Twins in the AL Central.
>>"OBJ" Practices In Full For Browns
(Berea, OH) -- The Browns anticipate wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. will be ready to play Week One against the Titans. He took part in team drills yesterday for the first time since early this month. "OBJ" has been bothered by a hip injury and has not played in the first three preseason games.
>>Browns Finish Preseason Thursday
(Berea, OH) -- The Browns will close out the exhibition slate this Thursday at home against the Lions. Cleveland is 2-and-1 on the preseason after last Friday's 13-12 setback to the Buccaneers in Tampa. Detroit comes in winless at 0-and-3. The Browns start the regular season September 8th.