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WIMA NEWS COPY MONDAY SEPTEMBER 16, 2019

>>Trump To Visit Wapakoneta

The White House has announced that President Donald Trump will be visiting Wapakoneta on Sunday.

The President will first be in Houston for an event with the Prime Minister of India. Later in the day President Trump will then travel to Wapakoneta where he will be joined by Prime Minister Scott Morrison of Australia for a tour of a new, Australian-owned manufacturing facility, Pratt Industries, which recycles paper and manufactures cardboard boxes.

The press release says the Wapak event will demonstrate the strong trade and investment relationship between the United States and Australia and President Trump’s successful efforts to restore the United States as the world’s leading destination for foreign direct investment.

>>Arrests Made in St. Marys Homicide

(Wapakoneta, OH) --In April of 2018, 47-year old Dexter Turner was shot at the Dockside Apartments in St. Marys, he died a few days later. Now comes word that authorities have arrested three suspects in that murder.

Auglaize County Sheriff Al Solomon, in a news release Friday, said that 31-year old Syniqua Bell, 27-year old Jacar Bitting and 31-year old Keith Waddell, all of Columbus were arrested separately over the past few weeks. All three are facing multiple charges including murder.

>>Home Invasion Being Investigated

(Lima, OH) --Lima Police are investigating a home invasion in the city from overnight at 912 Franklin Street. Details are being withheld at this time as they work the case.

>>RR Crossing Repair to Close Streets in Lima

(Lima, OH) --Repairs of CSX railroad crossings will mean some inconvenience for the travelling public in Lima over the next few days. Today through Wednesday McKibben Street will be closed between Union and Jackson Streets and Wayne Street will be closed between Central and Jackson Streets.

>>GM Workers Strike After Contract Talks Falter

(Detroit, MI) -- Nearly 50-thousand General Motors employees won't be at work today. They went on strike after contract talks between GM and the United Auto Workers union broke down this weekend.  The UAW says workers are demanding fair wages, affordable healthcare, and a fair share of profits. Talks are expected to resume this morning. The last GM strike, in 2007, lasted for two days and cost the company hundreds of millions of dollars.

>>Attack On Saudi Oil Refinery Could Mean Big Gas Price Jump

(Undated) -- Gas prices are going to go up this week, and the fear is they might go up a lot. Crude oil prices are up ten-percent or more after a weekend attack on Saudi Arabia's biggest oil refinery. Oil industry analysts say that will mean higher prices at the pump, particularly in California. The state imports nearly half the Saudi crude that comes into the U.S. The national average price for regular is two-57 a gallon.

WIMA SPORTS COPY MONDAY SEPTEMBER 16, 2019

>>Bengals Crushed In Home Opener By San Francisco

(Cincinnati, OH) -- The Cincinnati Bengals fell to 0-2 on the season with a 41-17 loss to the San Francisco 49ers at Paul Brown Stadium. Andy Dalton completed 26-passes for 311-yards and two touchdowns including a 66-yard strike to John Ross the Third with less than a minute left to play. The Bengals could only manage 25-yards rushing as a team against a stiff 49ers defense led by former Buckeye Nick Bosa. Cincinnati will look to regroup and get their first win when they travel to Buffalo to play the Bills on September 22nd.

>>Browns Travel To New York Looking For A Win Over The Jets On Monday Night Football

(East Rutherford, NJ) -- The Cleveland Browns will look to shake off last week's blowout loss when they head to MetLife Stadium to face the New York Jets tonight. In week one, the Browns dropped a 43-13 contest to the Tennessee Titans at home while the Jets blew a 13-point lead in a 17-16 loss to the Buffalo Bills. The game will mark the first appearance in MetLife Stadium for Odell Beckham Junior since being traded to Cleveland by the Giants. Last season the Browns defeated the Jets 21-17 at FirstEnergy Stadium to snap a 19-game winless streak.

>>Tribe Beat Twins To Avoid A Sweep At Home

(Cleveland, OH) -- The Cleveland Indians defeated the Minnesota Twins 7-5 to avoid being swept at home. Indians catcher Roberto Perez hit a three run blast in the sixth to give Cleveland the lead for good and send pitcher Nick Wittgren to his fifth win of the year in relief. Cleveland is now four-and-a-half games out of the division race with the Twins and a game-and-a-half back of Tampa Bay in the Wild Card. The Indians will take today off before welcoming in the Detroit Tigers for a three-game series beginning on Tuesday.

>>Reds Take Series Finale As Suarez Homers Twice

(Phoenix, AZ) -- Reds third baseman Eugenio Suarez homered twice as Cincinnati took the rubber game of their series with the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-1 at Chase Field. Suarez added an insurance homer in the sixth to back up his and Josh VanMeter's back-to-back solo shots in the fourth inning. Starter Trevor Bauer pitched eight dominating innings of four-hit ball and struck out nine batters to get his 11th win of the year. The Reds will now head to Chicago tonight as they close out their road trip with a three-game series against the Cubs. We’ll have the game here on 1150 WIMA.