FRIDAY MORNING NEWS AND SPORTS

WIMA NEWS COPY FRIDAY AUGUST 30, 2019

>>Bomb Scare in Lima, Again

The Allen County Bomb Squad was called out to Mark Pi’s on North Cable Road yesterday morning. The Lima News reports that Allen County EMA Director Tom Berger the package in question “posed no threat to the public”. He also said that authorities do not believe this threat was related to the bomb scare earlier this week at the east side Bob Evans.

>>FLIGHT CANCELLATIONS

AS HURRICANE DORIAN CONTINUES ITS SLOW TREK TOWARD THE BAHAMAS AND FLORIDA, FLIGHT CANCELLATIONS ARE SURE TO PILE UP ON THIS HOLIDAY WEEKEND.

ACCORDING TO FLIGHT AWARE DOT COM, MORE THAN 80 FLIGHTS ACROSS THE COUNTRY HAVE BEEN CANCELLED SO FAR. EXPERTS SAY THE NUMBER OF CANCELLATIONS WILL INCREASE CLOSER TO MONDAY MORNING. YOU SHOULD EXPECT FLIGHTS TO AND FROM ORLANDO, MIAMI AND OTHER AIRPORTS IN THAT AREA TO BE AFFECTED THE MOST.

>>LABOR DAY CRASHES

SAFETY OFFICIALS SAY LABOR DAY WEEKEND IS ONE OF THE DEADLIEST TIMES OF YEAR FOR MOTORISTS, SECOND ONLY TO THE FOURTH OF JULY WEEKEND.

ACCORDING TO THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH, DATA FROM THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION SHOWS THAT THE THREE-DAY WEEKEND SEES AN AVERAGE OF 373 FATAL AUTO CRASHES AND CLAIMS AN AVERAGE 407 LIVES EVERY YEAR, NATIONWIDE. THAT'S NEARLY DOUBLE THE NUMBER OF FATAL ACCIDENTS THAT OCCUR IN A TYPICAL THREE-DAY PERIOD.

WIMA NEWS COPY FRIDAY AUGUST 30, 2019

>>Lima Senior rallies past Lima Central Catholic

In front of a near capacity crowd at Spartan Stadium Lima Senior and Lima Central Catholic put on an offensive display with Lima Senior coming out on top by a score of 49-45.

The game served as the season-opener for both teams and marked the first-ever meeting between the schools on the gridiron.

The teams traded the lead several times. LCC jumped out to a 14-0 lead only to see the Spartans score three unanswered touchdowns to go up 21-14. The T-Birds then equaled that run of touchdowns to take build a 33-21 advantage with 6:13 to play in the third quarter. Lima Senior took the lead to stay, 42-39, with 3:56 to play, thanks to a 61-yard scoring drive. Lima Senior converted a 4th and 12 from midfield to keep that drive going.

After stopping LCC on downs Lima Senior scored again to take a 49-39 with 1:24 to go.

LCC scored with 25 seconds left for the final points of the game.

Lima Senior’s E.J. Cameron threw for 300 yards and four touchdowns and also had rushing score. His teammate Jawan Anderson rushed for 180 yards and two TDS.

Leading the Thunderbirds were Shaun Thomas and Rossy Moore. Thomas rushed for 211 yards and two rushing TDS and added a touchdown reception. Moore ran for 118 yards and three TDS.

>>Bearcats Top UCLA To Kick Off Season

(Cincinnati, OH) -- The Cincinnati Bearcats clipped the UCLA Bruins 24-14 at Nippert Stadium to kick off their season. Desmond completed 18-of-27 passes for 242 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. Michael Warren the Second rushed for 92 yards on 26 carries and a Bearcats' touchdown and added three receptions for 27 yards and another TD. 

Also, Bowling Green opened under new coach Scot Loeffler with a resounding 46-3 win over Morgan State.

Tomorrow, Ohio State will host Florida Atlantic in Columbus to usher in the Ryan Day-era as head coach. The game kicks off at noon and can be heard on 1150 WIMA.

>>Aquino Sets Rookie Record, But Reds Fall To Marlins In 12 Innings

(Miami, FL) -- Raisel Iglesias surrendered a home run to Harold Ramirez, the only batter he faced, to lead off the 12th as the Marlins walked off the Reds 4-3 in Miami. Aristides Aquino belted a two-run shot, his 14th four-bagger in August to set a National League rookie record for homers in a month. He added an RBI single in the eighth. Cincinnati starter Alex Wood struck out eight and gave up three solo shots in six innings in a no-decision. The Reds had won the first three games of the series.

>>Reds Start Bauer Tonight Against Cardinals

(St. Louis, MO) -- Trevor Bauer will start tonight for the Reds against the Cardinals in St. Louis. Bauer is a disappointing 1-and-3 with a 7.62 ERA in five Cincinnati starts since being acquired in a trade last month with the Indians. The two teams will play a day-night doubleheader tomorrow at Busch Stadium to make up for a June 5th postponement.

>>Indians Blank Tigers To Complete Sweep

(Detroit, MI) -- Mike Clevinger struck out 10 over eight innings of four-hit ball as the Indians blanked the Tigers 2-0 in Detroit. Brad Hand worked the ninth for his 33rd save as the Tribe swept the three-game series. Francisco Lindor drove in both Cleveland runs with a sole home run and a sac-fly.

>>Indians Visit Rays Tonight

(St. Petersburg, FL) -- The Indians' road trip now takes them to Tampa Bay. They open a three-game set against the Rays tonight in St. Pete. Shane Bieber and Austin Pruitt are the scheduled starters. The Indians lead the Athletics by a game-and-a-half for the top American League wild card spot.

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