WIMA NEWS COPY TUESDAY OCTOBER 15, 2019
TONIGHT IS A BIG NIGHT FOR OTTERBEIN UNIVERSITY IN THE COLUMBUS SUBURB OF WESTERVILLE AS IT HOSTS THE DEMOCRAT PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE. OTTERBEIN UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT JOHN COMERFORD TOLD THE O-N-N THAT THE SCHOOL HAS BEEN PREPARING FOR THE CROWDS OF PEOPLE SET TO ATTEND AND THAT IT’S AN AMAZING OPPORTUNITY FOR THE UNIVERSITY AND THE STATE TO BE IN THE SPOTLIGHT.
>>OHIO NO LONGER A BELLWETHER
CHANGING VOTING PATTERNS HAVE PUT OHIO IN AN UNFAMILIAR POSITION THIS PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION: IT'S IN DANGER OF BEING IGNORED.
MANY FORMER DEMOCRATS IN RURAL, BLUE-COLLAR OHIO VOTED FOR DONALD TRUMP IN 2016 AND FOR AN ALL-REPUBLICAN STATEWIDE TICKET LAST YEAR. THOSE BALLOTS HELPED TURN TERRITORY ALONG THE OHIO RIVER FROM BLUE TO BRIGHT RED.
NOW SOME DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CONTENDERS ARE CONTEMPLATING ONCE UNHEARD-OF VICTORY SCENARIOS THAT LEAVE OUT OHIO. THE STATE HAS SIDED WITH THE WINNER IN ALL BUT ONE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION SINCE 1944.
>>LACNIP Hosting Council Candidates
(Lima, OH) --Lima Allen County Neighborhoods in Partnership is hosting a town hall style forum for City Council candidates tonight in the Second Ward.
The event will be at 7:00 at the St. Mark’s Methodist Chursh’s Fellowship Hall at 1110 North Metcalf Street and will feature incumbent Councilor Sam McLean and challenger Tony Wilkerson.
>>Bluelick Road Work Continues
(Lima, OH)--The Allen County Engineer’s Office says to expect more inconvenience today if you traverse Bluelick Road. It will be reduced to one lane today between 8 and 6 for repaving.
>>Fire in Shawnee Township
(Lima, OH)--The Lima News reports there was a house fire in Shawnee Township yesterday afternoon at 3773 Bowsher Road. The fire reportedly caused an estimated $25,000 in damages. There were no injuries and the cause is undetermined.
A JUNGLE CAT CAUGHT LURKING IN A CENTRAL OHIO SUBURB OVER THE WEEKEND WAS STOPPED DEAD IN ITS TRACKS.
A NEIGHBOR NEAR JEFFERSON FARMS CALLED THE FAIRFIELD COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE, SAYING A SERVAL CAT ATTACKED THEIR DOG. DEPUTIES SPOTTED THE ANIMAL AND IT LOOKED LIKE IT WAS ABOUT TO POUNCE, SO THEY OPENED FIRE. THEY SAY IT WAS TO KEEP PEOPLE SAFE.
A WILD CAT LIKE THIS ONE WOULD NEED A PERMIT, BUT THE OHIO DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE SAYS THEY DON'T HAVE ONE FOR A SERVAL CAT IN FAIRFIELD COUNTY.
THE OWNER COULD BE CHARGED FOR NOT HAVING THE PERMIT AND LETTING THE CAT ESCAPE. THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE HASN'T YET FOUND THE OWNER.
WIMA SPORTS COPY TUESDAY OCTOBER 15, 2019
>>Nationals Cruise Past Cards For 3-0 Series Lead
(Washington, DC) -- Stephen Strasburg pitched seven strong innings as the Nationals shut down the Cardinals 8-1 in Game Three of the National League Championship Series in D.C. Strasburg struck out 12 and gave up just one unearned run as the Nats moved within one win of a series sweep. Howie Kendrick tallied three doubles, three RBI and scored twice to lead the Washington offense. Victor Robles added a solo homer in the win. Jack Flaherty allowed four runs in four frames to take the loss for St. Louis. Game Four is Tuesday at Nationals Park.
4:08 p.m. - Houston Astros at New York Yankees (Best-of-seven ALCS tied, 1-1)
8:05 p.m. - St. Louis Cardinals at Washington Nationals (Nationals lead best-of-seven NLCS, 3-0)
>>Packers Rally Past Lions On Last-Second FG
(Green Bay, WI) -- Mason Crosby's chip-shot field goal as time expired lifted the Packers to a 23-22 win over the Lions on Monday Night Football at Lambeau Field. Aaron Rodgers threw for 282 yards and two touchdowns as Green Bay overcame a 22-13 deficit in the fourth quarter. Jamaal Williams rushed for 104 yards for the Pack, who trailed 13-0 before trying the game early in the third quarter. Green Bay snapped a four-game skid against Detroit to improve to 5-and-1. Matthew Stafford passed for 265 yards for the Lions, who lost their second straight to slip to 2-2-and-1. Matt Prater kicked five field goals in defeat.
>>NASCAR 1000Bulbs.com 500
Ryan Blaney earned his first win of the season in the 1000Bulbs.com 500 at Talladega Superspeedway, earning him a spot in the round of eight. Blaney beat out Ryan Newman in a door-to-door race to the finish line. The field of 12 will be cut down to eight on Sunday at Kansas with six spots still up for grabs.