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WIMA NEWS COPY MONDAY SEPTEMBER 30, 2019

>>Gun Found at Lima Senior High School

(Lima, OH) -- Lima Police were called to Lima Senior High School Friday afternoon after school officials found a student carrying an unloaded handgun in a book bag. No ammunition was found.

School officials were alerted that the student had the handgun. It was handed over to school officials and School Resource Officer without incident.

Law enforcement was notified immediately and the student was removed from school. The school district will move forward with permanent expulsion proceedings.The incident is now being investigated by Lima Police.

>>ODOT is Hiring

(Lima, OH) --ODOT District 1 and District 2 will be holding hiring events this month as they look for snowplow drivers for the upcoming season.

In Lima, the hiring event will be held Wednesday from noon to 6 at the District 1 office on North McCullough Street. There will also be a hiring event in Kenton on October 23rd.

District 1 is looking to fill 44 positions in Allen, Defiance, Hancock, Hardin, Paulding, Putnam, Van Wert, and Wyandot counties. District 2 seeks 33 drivers for Fulton, Henry, Lucas, Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca, Wood, and Williams counties.

Applicants will undergo a driving record check and take the required physical abilities test prior to being interviewed for a position.

Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent; a valid class A or B commercial driver’s license (CDL) with a tanker endorsement, without air brake restriction; and three months of training or experience in basic equipment operation.

The salary is $17.52 per hour. The positions are temporary, and benefits are not provided.

Previous experience plowing snow is not necessary. Training is available for applicants who meet the basic requirements.

>>St. Rita’s on the Grow Again

(Lima, OH)--You may have noticed yet another project taking place at Mercy Health St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima. The lot at the southeast corner of Market and Collett Streets will be the site of a the hospital’s coming Graduate Medical Education, or Residency program. Lima Mayor David Berger says this development will be a potential boon for our community. The three year residency program’s first class will start in July.

THREE CAUGHT

THREE OF THE FOUR INMATES WHO ESCAPED IN SOUTHEAST OHIO YESTERDAY MORNING FROM THE GALLIA COUNTY JAIL IN GALLIPOLIS HAVE BEEN CAPTURED.

AUTHORITIES SAY THE FOUR INMATES USED A HOMEMADE WEAPON TO OVERPOWER TWO CORRECTIONS OFFICERS AT THE JAIL. THEY ENDED UP GETTING AWAY IN A GETAWAY CAR AND THAT'S WHEN THE SEARCH WAS ON.

GALLIA COUNTY SHERIFF MATT CHAMPLIN SAYS THE JAIL IS OUTDATED AND UNDERSTAFFED.

THREE OF FOUR WERE CAPTURED IN CARY, NORTH CAROLINA. THE TWO CORRECTIONS OFFICERS THAT THEY OVERPOWERED WERE NOT SERIOUSLY INJURED.

WIMA SPORTS COPY MONDAY SEPTEMBER 30, 2019

>>Browns Beat Ravens In Baltimore For First Time In Four Years

(Baltimore, MD) -- The Cleveland offense pounded out over 500-yards as the Browns defeated the Ravens 40-25 in Baltimore. Nick Chubb rushed for three touchdowns and 165-yards while Baker Mayfield threw for 342-yards and a score to lead the Browns' offensive attack. Cleveland's defense sacked Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson four times and forced three turnovers for the team's first win in Baltimore since 2015. The Browns will play the 49ers in San Francisco on Monday Night Football next week.

>>Bengals And Steelers Both Look To Turn Season Around Tonight On Monday Night Football

(Pittsburgh, PA) -- The Cincinnati Bengals and Pittsburgh Steelers are both battling for their first win of the season tonight on Monday Night Football. The winless Bengals will face off with the winless Steelers from Heinz Field in Cincinnati's 36th all-time appearance on Monday Night Football. Cincinnati will once again be without star wide receiver A.J. Green who continues to recover from ankle surgery. This will be the 100th meeting between the two AFC North rivals with the Steelers holding a 64-35 series lead. 

>>Reds Finish Year With Win Over Pirates In Pittsburgh

(Pittsburgh, PA) -- The Cincinnati Reds finished their 2019 campaign on a high note with a 3-1 victory over the Pirates in Pittsburgh. Tyler Mahle [[ Mal-lee ]] got the emergency start over Trevor Bauer who was scratched with an illness and worked five scoreless innings with five strikeouts. Aristides Aquino finished his rookie debut season with his 19th home run while Brian O'Grady and Alex Blandino added solo shots to complete the Reds scoring. Cincinnati finishes fourth in the NL Central at 74-and-87.

>>Indians End Season With Loss As Nationals Sweep

(Washington, D.C.) -- The Cleveland Indians' promising season ended with five straight losses as they fell to the Nationals 8-2 in D.C. Francisco Lindor had two hits and smacked his 32nd home run of the year in the loss. The Indians finish the season 93-and-68 but fail to qualify for the postseason.

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