WIMA NEWSS COPY WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 11, 2019
>>Drive-By Shooting in Lima
A Lima man was shot in a drive-by assault yesterday afternoon. The Lima Police Department issued the following update this morning:
On 9/10/19 at approximately 1230pm Lima Police Officers were notified of a shooting that occurred near the intersection of Elm and Nye.The victim, later identified as 23 year old Savon Jackson of Lima, was transported from the scene to St Rita’s Mercy Health.Savon sustained one gunshot wound to his lower back, the wound is not believed to be life threatening.Officers from the LPD arrived on scene and located multiple shell casings within the intersection of Nye / Elm.It is believed the suspect fired multiple rounds at the victim, while traveling in a vehicle on Nye.The incident remains under investigation, and Detectives are following up on several tips.Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Detective Matt Boss at 419-812-0061 or Lima Allen County Crime Stoppers.
>>VAPE SHOPS HURTING
THE VAPING INDUSTRY SAYS IT'S GETTING HIT HARD BY A HEALTH SCARE INVOLVING E-CIGARETTES.
JAMES JARVIS, WHO OWNS FIVE VAPE SHOPS IN CENTRAL OHIO, TOLD THE ONN THAT THE RECENT HEADLINES ABOUT BREATHING ILLNESSES HAVE CUT HIS SALES 30 PERCENT. JARVIS SAYS WHAT IS CAUSING THESE ILLNESSES, IS PEOPLE CUTTING OR ADDING NEW SUBSTANCES AND SELLING THE VAPE CARTRIDGES ON THE BLACK MARKET.
U-S HEALTH OFFICIALS HAVE IDENTIFIED 450 POSSIBLE CASES, AND AS MANY AS FIVE DEATHS IN 33 STATES — INCLUDING OHIO — RELATED TO VAPING.
JARVIS SAYS TOBACCO KILLS 480-THOUSAND PEOPLE PER YEAR, WHILE VAPING, STATISTICALLY, HELPS PEOPLE KICK THAT HABIT.
>>HORSES BANNED FROM OHIO SHOW
OFFICIALS SAY HORSES FROM SEVEN STATES HAVE BEEN BANNED FROM PARTICIPATING IN A COLUMBUS HORSE SHOW TO PROTECT LIVESTOCK FROM CONTRACTING A VIRAL DISEASE.
THE OHIO DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE SAYS NEXT MONTH'S ALL-AMERICAN QUARTER HORSE CONGRESS IS NOT ALLOWING HORSES FROM AREAS WITH CONFIRMED OR SUSPECTED CASES OF VESICULAR STOMATITIS OR V-S-V. THE HIGHLY CONTAGIOUS VIRUS AFFECTS HORSES, BUT CAN ALSO INFECT CATTLE, SWINE, SHEEP AND GOATS.
THE VIRUS HAS BEEN DETECTED IN AREAS OF COLORADO, NEBRASKA, NEW MEXICO, OKLAHOMA, TEXAS, UTAH AND WYOMING. HUMANS CAN CONTRACT THE DISEASE IF THEY COME INTO CONTACT WITH LESIONS OR SECRETIONS OF INFECTED ANIMALS. THE DISEASE HASN'T BEEN FOUND IN OHIO.
WIMA SPORTS COPY WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 11, 2019
>>Indians Shut Out Angels On The Road
(Anaheim, CA) -- Cleveland Indians rookie pitcher Zach Plesac pitched a complete game shutout as the Tribe downed the Angels 8-0 in Anaheim. Plesac allowed four hits over nine innings and struck out five to earn his eighth win of the year. Franmil Reyes drove in four runs while Jordan Luplow and Francisco Lindor homered to lead the Indians offense. Cleveland will go for a series sweep over the Angels when the teams meet again tonight with first pitch scheduled for 8:07 p.m.
>>Reds Fall To Mariners On The Road At T-Mobile Park In Seattle
(Seattle, WA) -- The Seattle Mariners rallied for two late runs to beat the Cincinnati Reds 4-3 in an interleague matchup. Down by one run in the seventh, Cincinnati got two runs on a home run from Brian O'Grady to take the lead, but the Mariners answered with a two-run shot from Kyle Seager in the bottom of the eighth. Reds starter Trevor Bauer pitched six-plus innings and struck out eight but did not factor in the decision. Cincinnati and Seattle will meet up again tonight at T-Mobile Park at 10:10 p.m. for game two of their series.
>>Cleveland Cavaliers Play-By-Play Announcer Passes Away Suddenly
(Cleveland, OH) -- The Cleveland Cavaliers organization and its fans are mourning the loss of play-by-play announcer Fred McLeod, who died Monday at the age of 67. A native of Strongsville, McLeod called over one-thousand Cavaliers games in 15 seasons with the team after spending 22 seasons calling games for the Detroit Pistons. McLeod also spent time working in the San Francisco Bay area and covered the infamous California versus Stanford game where the marching band came on the field during the final play.