TUESDAY MORNING NEWS AND SPORTS


WIMA NEWS COPY TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 17, 2019

>>Two Suspects in Home Invasion

(Lima, OH) -- Lima police are looking for two suspects in a home invasion from late Sunday evening.

LPD says the men forcibly entered the home of Joseph Calim at 912 E. Franklin Street and robbed him at gunpoint. They stole two guns, a Browning .22 caliber long rifle and a Sig Sauer 9mm pistol. Thye also took several boxes of ammunition.

Calim was treated and released from Lima Memorial Hospital.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call Sean Neidemire at the Lima Police Department at 419-221-5295.

Meanwhile, a robbery from earlier this morning is currently being investigated as police have suspect in custody and are questioning him. Details are expected to be release later this morning.

>>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. McKibben Street will be closed between Union and Jackson Streets and Wayne Street will be closed between Central and Jackson Streets through Wednesday. Also scheduled to begin today are closures on Fourth Street and St. John’s Avenue. Fourth Street will be shut down between Metcalf Street and McClain Road and St. John’s will be closed between Kibby and Albert Streets.

>>GM Strike Continues

(Detroit, MI) -- General Motors and United Automobile Workers plan to keep talking today as a nationwide strike enters a second day. Negotiations were reportedly difficult Monday as the two sides have major disagreements over wages and health care. Analysts say the strike is costing the automaker about 50-million dollars a day. 

>>Report: Intelligence Shows Saudi Attack Originated In Iran

(Washington, DC) -- U.S. intelligence agencies think a massive attack on a Saudi oil refinery was the work of Iran. NBC News cites several sources familiar with the case that there's compelling evidence showing that the attack came from within inside Iran's borders and wasn't just carried out by Iranian proxies. A congressional source said the attack this weekend was very sophisticated and that Democrats won't dispute the evidence. 

WIMA SPORTS COPY TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 17, 2019

>>Turmoil in Elida Football Program

(Elida, OH) --Elida High School has placed Head Football Coach Bill Speller on paid administrative leave. Athletic Director Dave Evans confirmed to WIMA, saying that Speller’s status is pending while the school looks into allegations of misconduct.

The Lima News reports that it has obtained a letter to the administration from a group of players that outlines verbal abuse and bullying tactics and encouraging players to hurt opponents.

WIMA has also learned that Dan Larimore will be serving as the interim Head Coach.

>>Browns Get First Win On Monday Night Football Since 2008

(East Rutherford, NJ) -- Odell Beckham Junior caught an 89-yard touchdown pass from Baker Mayfield as the Cleveland Browns thumped the New York Jets 23-3 at MetLife Stadium. Mayfield passed for 325-yards with one touchdown and one interception while running back Nick Chubb rushed for 62-yards and a score. Beckham was the story of the game in his return to the stadium where he played for five seasons as a member of the New York Giants, finishing with 161-yards on nine targets. The Browns will next play on Sunday when they face the L.A. Rams in Cleveland on Sunday Night Football.

>>Reds Drop Series Opener To Chicago At Wrigley Field

(Chicago, IL) -- The Cincinnati Reds gave up three first-inning runs as the Chicago Cubs won the first game of their three-game set 8-2 at Wrigley Field. Cubs outfielder Kyle Schwarber hit a three-run homer in the first to stake Chicago to a lead they would never give up. The Reds offense could only manage six-hits and scored on a bases-loaded walk to Curt Casali in the third and a sac fly from Phillip Ervin in the fourth. The Reds and Cubs will continue their series tonight with Sonny Gray set to take the mound against Chicago's Yu Darvish.

>>Cleveland Looking To Gain Ground In Wild Card Against Cellar Dweller Detroit

(Cleveland, OH) -- The Indians will look to gain much need ground in the chase for the Wild Card when they take on the Detroit Tigers tonight in Cleveland. The Tigers are last in all of Major League Baseball with only 45 wins on the season while the Tribe is chasing Oakland and Tampa Bay for the American League Wild Card. Cleveland will skip over rookie Zach Plesac's spot in the rotation to give him more rest and start six-game winner Adam Plutko instead. First pitch for the game is set for 7:10 p.m. at Progressive Field.