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WIMA NEWS COPY THURSDAY OCTOBER 3, 2019

>>Seven Dead, Seven Hurt In Crash Of Historic Plane

(Windsor Locks, CT) -- Seven people are dead following the crash of a World War Two era military plane at Bradley International Airport. Three of the seven people who were injured were taken to Harford Hospital. 

The B-17G bomber crashed while trying to return to the airport because of mechanical issues reported just after takeoff yesterday. The plane carrying three crew and ten passengers crashed into a shed and a tank containing de-icing fluid. 

According to the Lima News the plane was in Lima in August of 2018 as part of the Wings of Freedom Tour. People could go up in the plane for $450.

>>Husted Visits Lima

Lieutenant Governor John Husted was in Lima yesterday as he visited the Lima/Allen County Chamber of Commerce. He was in town to promote a DeWine Administration program called “Tech Cred”.

According to the Governor’s website, The TechCred program gives businesses the chance to upskill current and future employees in today’s tech-infused economy. Credentials that are eligible under TechCred must be short-term, industry-recognized, and technology-focused. The state will reimburse up to $2,000 of training upon completion of a credential.

>>City of Lima Hiring

(Lima, OH) --The City of Lima is looking to hire firefighters. The Civil Service Board exam will be conducted at the City Club Saturday November 2nd at 9:00 a.m.

Fire Chief Bruce Black says that the tight job market makes it tougher to recruit firefighters.

>>RICHEST OHIOANS

A NEW RANKING FROM FORBES SHOWS THREE OHIOANS HAVE BEEN NAMED AMONG THE 400 RICHEST AMERICANS.

THE DAYTON DAILY NEWS REPORTS THAT, WITH A NET WORTH OF AROUND $4.4 BILLION, THE RICHEST MAN IN OHIO IS L BRANDS FOUNDER AND C-E-O LES WEXNER. THE 82-YEAR-OLD COLUMBUS NATIVE IS RANKED AS THE 154TH WEALTHIEST PERSON IN THE NATION.

THE SECOND RICHEST PERSON IN OHIO IS 68-YEAR-OLD DENISE YORK OF YOUNGSTOWN, WHO IS THE MAJORITY OWNER OF THE SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS, THE FIFTH-MOST-VALUABLE TEAM IN THE N-F-L.

THE THIRD WEALTHIEST OHIOAN, 78-YEAR-OLD CLAYTON MATHILE, CO-FOUNDED THE IAMS PET FOOD COMPANY IN DAYTON IN 1970 BEFORE SELLING THE COMPANY TO PROCTER & GAMBLE.

>>CHOCOLATE BEER

ITS NOT EXACTLY HALLOWEEN CANDY, ALTHOUGH SOME MAY SEE IT THAT WAY.

GET READY BEER LOVERS, BECAUSE YUENGLING AND HERSHEYS ARE TEAMING UP TO MAKE A CHOCOLATE BEER. AND IT'S COMING RIGHT HERE TO OHIO. THE COMPANIES SAY THIS CHOCOLATE PORTER COMBINES THE FLAVORS OF CHOCOLATE WITH CARAMEL AND DARK ROASTED MALTS. IT WILL BE AVAILABLE AT BARS AND RESTAURANTS ALONG MUCH OF THE EAST COAST INCLUDING OHIO STARTING IN MID-OCTOBER. BUT IT WILL ONLY BE AVAILABLE WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.

WIMA SPORTS COPY THURSDAY OCTOBER 3, 2019

>>Kaleb Wesson Given Preseason All-Big Ten Honors

(Columbus, OH) -- Ohio State junior forward Kaleb Wesson is being named preseason All-Big Ten by members of the media. At the conference's men's basketball media day yesterday, Wesson was only one of three unanimous selections to earn preseason honors, joining Michigan State's Cassius Winston and Maryland's Anthony Cowan Junior. Wesson led the Buckeyes last season with 14-points and six-rebounds per game.

>>Indians Exercise Option On Kluber Decline To Keep Kipnis

(Cleveland, OH) -- The Cleveland Indians are expected to exercise their option to keep pitcher Corey Kluber next season while declining the option on veteran Jason Kipnis. Kluber made only seven starts last season before a broken arm sidelined him for the rest of the year and will cost the team 17-point-five-million dollars in 2020. Sources say the team will part ways with infielder and fan-favorite Jason Kipnis by buying out the remainder of his contract for two-point-five million but could still re-sign him under terms of a new deal.

>>Rays Beat A's In AL Wild Card To Advance

(Oakland, CA) -- The Tampa Bay Rays are Houston-bound. Yandy Diaz homered twice to lead the Rays to a 5-1 win over the Athletics in the AL wild card game in Oakland. Avisail Garcia and Tommy Pham hit solo shots to the victory. Charlie Morton allowed one unearned run over five innings for the win. The Rays will play the Astros in the ALDS starting Friday in Houston. A's starter Sean Manaea allowed three homers and four runs in two-plus innings to take the loss. Ramon Laureano plated Oakland's run with a sac-fly.

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