WIMA NEWS COPY MONDAY OCTOBER 14, 2019
>>Two Main Thoroughfares Slowed Today
(Lima, OH)--Two of Lima’s main thoroughfares will be under repair today. Shawnee Road between Ft. Amanda Road and Cridersville will be reduced to one land from 8-6 as will Bluelick Road between SR 65 and Sugar Street.
>>Columbus Day Today
(Undated) -- Today marks Columbus Day, a national holiday celebrating the Italian explorer who sailed to the Americas in 1492. Most federal offices, banks and post offices will be closed today.
>>GM Offers To Build Electric Pickup At Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly
(Detroit, MI) -- While the strike by the United Auto Workers against General Motors continues, so do negotiations. Among the offers made so far by GM is to build an electric pickup at the Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant, which is one of four unallocated factories in the U.S. As of Friday night, the automaker was also offering to invest nine-billion dollars into its factories, up by two-billion from what was pledged last month.
>>Strike Pay Increased For GM Workers
(Detroit, MI) -- The United Auto Workers union continues it strike against General Motors, but the union is now paying its members a little more. Strike pay rose yesterday from 250 to 275-dollars-a-week. The strike will become a month old on Wednesday.
A COMMITTEE THAT CONDUCTS PRISON INSPECTIONS SAYS IT FOUND NO PROBLEMS DURING INSPECTIONS AT FIVE CORRECTIONS FACILITIES.
OFFICIALS PRAISED INNOVATION AT THE OHIO DEPARTMENT OF REHABILITATION AND CORRECTION AND THE NEW STATE BUDGET FOR THE LACK OF PROBLEMS OR WEAKNESSES FOUND. THE UNANNOUNCED INSPECTIONS WERE DONE AT THE OHIO REFORMATORY FOR WOMEN, CIRCLEVILLE JUVENILE CORRECTIONAL FACILITY, AND BELMONT, ROSS AND TRUMBULL CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS.
THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH REPORTS THE OHIO CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION INSPECTION COMMITTEE HAS BOLSTERED STAFFING AFTER IT WENT SEMI-DORMANT IN THE WAKE OF EFFORTS BY THEN-SENATE PRESIDENT KEITH FABER TO ELIMINATE IT ALTOGETHER.
AUTHORITIES SAY A LOAD OF STEEL BEAMS FELL FROM A CRANE IN DOWNTOWN CLEVELAND AND CRASHED INTO A PARKING GARAGE UNDER CONSTRUCTION ON FRIDAY.
NO ONE WAS INJURED BY THE FALLING BEAMS YESTERDAY AFTERNOON AND NO OTHER BUILDINGS WERE DAMAGED. OFFICIALS IN THE AREA SAY THE ACCIDENT HAPPENED AT AN APARTMENT BUILDING UNDER CONSTRUCTION IN CLEVELAND'S THEATER DISTRICT.
WIMA SPORTS COPY MONDAY OCTOBER 14, 2019
(Columbus, OH) --The Lima Central Catholic girls golf team won the Division II Golf Championship Saturday, repeating as champs. They won by 11 shots, led by Mary Kelly Mulcahy’s +5 total over two days.
>>Bengals Still Winless, Fall To Ravens
(Baltimore, MD) -- Brandon Wilson returned the opening kickoff 92 yards for a Cincinnati touchdown, but the Bengals would not cross the goal-line again until 88 seconds remained in 23-17 loss to the Ravens in Baltimore. Andy Dalton threw for 235 yards and an interception, while scoring on a two-yard plunge late in the game. Cincinnati ran for only 33 yards. Auden Tate had five catches for 91 yards as the Bengals remain winless at 0-and-6. Cincy is home this coming Sunday against Jacksonville.
>>Browns Can't Keep Seahawks At Bay
(Cleveland, OH) -- The Browns blew a 20-6 lead and lost 32-28 to the visiting Seahawks. Nick Chubb's second TD run of the game put Cleveland ahead 28-25, but Seattle scored with 3:30 left to win it. The Browns had four turnovers and a blocked punt to slip to 2-and-4.
>>Browns Now On Bye Week
(Berea, OH) -- The Browns now look to recover and regroup as they enter their bye week. They come out of the bye with a pair of road games ahead. The Browns play a week from Sunday at New England and then the following week at Denver before three straight home games.
>>Correa's Walk-Off Homer Lifts Astros Past Yankees In Game Two
(Houston, TX) -- Carlos Correa homered on the first pitch he saw in the bottom of the 11th inning as the Astros clipped the Yankees 3-2 in Game Two of the American League Championship Series in Houston. Correa also provided an RBI-double in the second as the Astros tied the series at one win apiece. George Springer went deep in the fifth and Josh James came away with the win in relief. Aaron Judge launched a two-run homer in the fourth for New York. J.A. Happ gave up Correa's dinger to take the loss for the Yankees. Game Three is Tuesday in the Bronx.
7:38 p.m. - St. Louis Cardinals at Washington Nationals
(Nationals lead best-of-seven NLCS, 2-0)