TUESDAY MORNING NEWS AND SPORTS

WIMA NEWS COPY TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 3, 2019

>>Bellefontaine Avenue to Close

The railroad grade separation project on Lima’s east side begins a new phase today and it will cause major inconvenience on Bellefontaine Avenue. Bellefontaine will be closed between Calumet Avenue and Shawnee Street.

The Indiana & Ohio Railroad will be removing the temporary shoe-fly track and putting down a new permanent track at the rail overpass on East Elm Street. The closure is expected to last for one week.

State Routes 309 and 117 will be detoured onto I-75, Fourth Street, St. Johns Avenue, Pine Street and Elm Street.

Local traffic should use North, High, and Kibby streets as alternate routes.

>>Celina Man Killed In Accident

A Celina man lost his life yesterday morning in an accident on his property near 6399 Fleetfoot Road in Celina.

Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey says that their investigation revealed that 57-year old Douglas J. Randall had been operating a tractor alone in a wooded area beside his residence, apparently attempting to remove a large log from the area, when the tractor that he was operating overturned and landed on him.Randall was removed from under the tractor and transported by Celina EMS to Mercer Health Hospital in Coldwater where he later succumbed to his injuries.

>>Holiday Weekend Begins With Fatal Crash

The holiday weekend began with a fatal crash on U.S. 33 in Mercer County on Friday night.

The Wapakoneta Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said the accident happened just before 8:00 Friday night on U.S. 33 just west of Sites Road. According to the report, 32-year old Timothy Huffman of Spencerville was driving east when he went left of center and drove into the path of 71-year old Shirley Price of Rockford. The head-on crash resulted in Huffman’s death while Price was taken to St. Rita's with serious injuries. Her passenger, Marion Price suffered non-life threatening injuries.The crash remains under investigation.

>>HOCKING DEATH

THE OHIO DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES SAYS 44-YEAR-OLD VICTORIA SCHAFER DIED AT OLD MAN'S CAVE IN HOCKING HILLS. A FALLING TREE BRANCH KILLED SCHAFER WHILE ON STEPS NEAR THE CAVE. THIS IS AT LEAST THE THIRD DEATH IN THE HOCKING HILLS AREA THIS SUMMER. IN JUNE, 55-YEAR-OLD DANA BUSSON'S BODY WAS FOUND AT CONKLES HOLLOW.

LAST MONTH, 22-YEAR-OLD ALEXANDER COLSON DIED AFTER FALLING OFF AN OVERLOOK AT OLD MAN'S CAVE.

WIMA SPORTS COPY TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 3, 2019

>>Aquino Sets MLB History, But Phillies Top Reds

(Cincinnati, OH) -- Aristides Aquino blasted his 15th home run for the Reds in a 7-1 loss to the Phillies in Cincinnati. Aquino becomes the fastest in MLB history to hit 15 homers, reaching it in 122 plate-appearances. Anthony DeSclafani permitted four runs on three hits, including two, two-run homers over seven innings to take the loss. Cincinnati has dropped five-of-six.

>>Reds Continue Series Tonight Against Phillies

(Cincinnati, OH) -- The Reds will go with Lucas Sims tonight as they continue this four-game series against the Phillies at Great American Ball Park. The Phillies will counter with Vince Velasquez.

>>Indians Whip White Sox

(Cleveland, OH) -- Franmil Reyes had a three-run double in the first inning and the Indians went on to whip the White Sox 11-3 at Progressive Field. Jake Bauers and Carlos Santana slugged home runs for the Tribe, which snapped a three-game skid. Aaron Civale [[ sih-VAH-lee ]] earned the win.

>>Tribe Plays Pale Hose Again Tonight

(Cleveland, OH) -- The Indians and Pale Hose play again tonight at Progressive Field. Mike Clevinger gets the call for Cleveland in the second of the four-game series, while Chicago counters with Dylan Cease. The Tribe holds the second AL wild card and is five-and-a-half back in the AL Central.

>>Notre Dame 35, Louisville 17

Ian Book had a rushing and passing touchdown to help No. 9 Notre Dame pull away for a 35-17 win over Louisville in its first game since losing to Clemson in last December's College Football Playoff semifinals. Jahmir Smith added two rushing touchdowns for the

Fighting Irish, who were locked in a 14-14 tie with the Cardinals until Book's 11-yard TD run with 17 seconds left in the first half.

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