WIMA NEWS COPY WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 2, 2019
>>Lima Teen Pleads Guilty
17 –year old Duran Tyson Jr. of Lima yesterday in Allen County Common Pleas Court pleaded guilty to attempted murder and two other counts as part of a negotiated plea deal with prosecutors. Five charges were dropped as part of the deal.
He will be sentenced on November 4th on the guilty pleas to the charges of attempted murder, aggravated robbery and carrying a concealed weapon. The Lima News reports that Tyson could spend up to thirty in prison, although Judge Jeffrey Reed could impose a much lighter sentence based on new state sentencing guidelines.
The charges against Tyson are the result of an armed robbery of the convenience store on Bluelick Road at I-75 on May 30th. Tyson was identified as a suspect and was tracked down in the 1100 block of Reese Avenue in Lima. He tried to flee from police and then discharged his weapon at Allen County DeputyBarry Friemoth. Friemoth did not return fire but did chase Tyson into his Reese Avenue home. Tyson later surrendered peacefully.
Allen County Sheriff Matt Treglia at the time praised Friemoth for choosing not to return gunfire in a residential setting.
>>Husky Apologizes For Odor
Husky Energy yesterday issued a press release regarding some noticeable odor emanating from their facility.
The release stated “We’ve been conducting activities to complete our crude oil flexibility project and that has meant some odor in the community as operating units are shut down and re-started. We are working to minimize these impacts as much as possible and apologize for any inconvenience to our neighbors.”
OPPONENTS TURNED OUT YESTERDAY IN FRONT OF THE STATEHOUSE TO PROTEST A BAN PROPOSED BY GOV. MIKE DEWINE THAT WOULD BAN THE SALE OF FLAVORED E-CIGARETTE PRODUCTS IN OHIO.
IT CAME JUST A FEW HOURS BEFORE GOVERNOR MIKE DEWINE ADDRESSED CONCERNS ABOUT VAPING PRODUCTS AND E-CIGARETTES. HE IS ASKING LAWMAKERS TO WORK TOGETHER TO BAN FLAVORS IN ORDER TO PROTECT YOUTH. PRO-VAPERS SAY THIS COULD POTENTIONALLY DETER ADULT SMOKERS FROM GETTING AWAY FROM CIGARETTES.
THE GOVERNOR SAYS THE FLAVORS ATTRACT YOUNG GENERATIONS AND CAUSE SERIOUS LASTING HEALTH EFFECTS. HE SAYS THE PROPOSED BAN ISN'T INTENDED TO TAKE AWAY FROM ADULTS.
CVS - ZANTAC
CVS HAS HALTED SALES OF POPULAR HEARTBURN TREATMENT ZANTAC AND ITS GENERIC STORE BRAND AFTER WARNINGS BY U.S. HEALTH REGULATORS.
IT'S THE LATEST PRECAUTIONARY MOVE BY RETAILERS AND MANUFACTURERS AFTER THE U.S. FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION RECENTLY WARNED CONSUMERS ABOUT A POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS CONTAMINANT IN PRESCRIPTION AND OVER-THE-COUNTER VERSIONS OF ZANTAC.
C-V-S SAID CUSTOMERS WHO BOUGHT ZANTAC PRODUCTS CAN RETURN THEM FOR A REFUND. THE RETAILER WILL CONTINUE TO SELL OTHER HEARTBURN MEDICATIONS.
>>Union Rejects GM Offer, Strike Continues
(Detroit, MI) -- The nationwide GM strike continues into a 17th day after the United Auto Workers union rejected the latest offer from the car company. The union's vice president of the GM department sent a letter to members revealing the company had made a comprehensive proposal late Monday, but that it still came up short on issues of health care, wages and job security. The union responded Tuesday with a counterproposal. Nearly 50-thousand GM workers are on the picket lines.
WIMA SPORTS COPY WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 2, 2019
>>Reds Part Ways With Hitting Coach After One Season
(Cincinnati, OH) -- The Cincinnati Reds are saying goodbye to hitting coach Turner Ward after only one season with the team. The Reds announced yesterday that Ward would not be coming back to manager David Bell's coaching staff next season. Cincinnati finished 12th in hitting out of 15 teams in the National League and had a lower team batting average in 2019 than in 2018. Team officials did not name a replacement for Ward but did say that assistant hitting coach Donnie Ecker will remain with the club.
>>Nats Rally Past Brewers With Three-Run Eighth
(Washington, DC) -- The Nationals scored three times in the eighth inning to rally past the Brewers 4-3 in the National League wild card game in D.C. Juan Soto lined a single with the bases loaded to score two and the go-ahead run came across when Trent Grisham misplayed the ball in right field. Trea Turner earlier hit a solo homer for the Nats, who move on to play the Dodgers in the NL Division Series. Stephen Strasburg got the win in relief after Max Scherzer [[ SURE-zur ]] allowed three early runs on two homers. Daniel Hudson got the save. Yasmani Grandal launched a two-run shot in the first for Milwaukee and Eric Thames added a solo blast in the second. Josh Hader allowed three runs, including two earned, in the eighth to get charged with the loss.
MLB Playoffs ------
8:09 p.m. - Tampa Bay Rays at Oakland Athletics (AL Wild Card Game)