WEDNESDAY MORNING NEWS AND SPORTS


WIMA NEWS COPY WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 16, 2019

>>Food bank purchases new van with donation

(Lima, OH) --Yesterday the West Ohio Food Bank announced it has received a $30,000 donation from Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. The money was used to purchase a new cargo van.

The Food Bank say it will be able to distribute more pallets of food without having to use a large semi-truck.

The WOFB serves an 11-county area. On its website, the Food Bank says it served over 2.5 million meals in Allen County in 2018.

>>TRAFFIC DEATHS

THE NUMBER OF TRAFFIC DEATHS ON OHIO'S ROADWAYS IS UP IN 2019.

O-DOT SAYS THE NUMBER OF DEATHS IS UP ABOUT FOUR PERCENT COMPARED TO THIS TIME LAST YEAR. ALSO, IN AUGUST ALONE, THERE WERE 23 DEATHS REPORTED. SPOKESMAN MATT BRUNING SAYS ONE OF THE BEST TOOLS O-DOT HAS TO CONTINUE REMINDING PEOPLE TO DRIVE SAFE ARE BY USING THOSE DIGITAL BILLBOARDS YOU SEE.

BRUNING ALSO SAYS THE STATE'S NEW GAS TAX WILL ADD ABOUT $50 MILLION TO ODOT'S SAFETY PROGRAM, WHICH IS MONEY ONLY USED TO HELP KEEP DRIVERS SAFE.

>>WORST DRIVERS

THE DRIVERS OF SOME OF OHIO'S LARGEST CITIES HAVE BEEN RANKED AMONGST THE WORST IN THE NATION.

CAR INSURANCE COMPARISON WEBSITE QUOTE-WIZARD RECENTLY PUBLISHED THEIR ANNUAL REPORT OF THE U.S. CITIES WITH THE WORST DRIVERS. THEIR LIST RANKS COLUMBUS AS FOURTH-WORST IN THE NATION, WITH CLEVELAND AT NUMBER 7 AND DAYTON AT NUMBER 17. QUOTE-WIZARD SAYS IT ANALYZED DATA FROM MILLIONS OF INSURANCE QUOTES AND EVALUATED CITIES ON FOUR FACTORS: ACCIDENTS, SPEEDING TICKETS, D-U-I'S AND CITATIONS.

PORTLAND, OREGON WAS RATED AS THE CITY WITH THE WORST OVERALL DRIVERS. DETROIT, MICHIGAN HAD THE BEST.

>>MEDICARE ENROLLMENT

OHIO'S NEXT OPEN ENROLLMENT PERIOD FOR MEDICARE IS UNDERWAY.

THE OPEN ENROLLMENT PERIOD BEGAN TUESDAY AND RESIDENTS HAVE UNTIL DECEMBER 7 TO SIGN UP OR MAKE CHANGES TO THEIR COVERAGE UNDER THE GOVERNMENT HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN. OHIOANS WITH MEDICARE ARE ENCOURAGED TO REVIEW THEIR COVERAGE OPTIONS WHILE THE WINDOW IS OPEN TO MAKE SURE THEY'RE CHOOSING THE BEST PLAN TO MEET THEIR CHANGING HEALTH NEEDS AND THEIR BUDGETS.

OFFICIALS SAY CONSUMERS MAY STAY ON MEDICARE AND SHOP FOR A STAND-ALONE PART D PRESCRIPTION DRUG PLAN, OR THEY CAN SELECT THE MEDICARE ADVANTAGE PLAN, WHICH TYPICALLY PROVIDES COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH COVERAGE BENEFITS ALONGSIDE DRUG BENEFITS.

WIMA SPORTS COPY WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 16, 2019

>>Nationals Sweep Cardinals To Win NL Pennant

(Washington, DC) -- The Washington Nationals are headed to their first World Series. They completed a sweep of the Cardinals with a 7-4 win in Game Four of the National League Championship Series in D.C. Washington took control early, scoring seven times in the first inning, aided by an error and a pop up that fell between players in short right. Yan Gomes and Trea Turner each singled in two runs for the Nats. Patrick Corbin got the win and Dakota Hudson took the loss. Yadier Molina homered and Jose Martinez doubled in two for St. Louis. The Nats will face either the Astros or Yankees in the Fall Classic.

>>Astros, Cole Beat Yankees In ALCS Game Three

(Bronx, NY) -- Gerrit Cole weaved his way in and out of trouble, pitching seven scoreless innings as the Astros beat the Yankees 4-1 in Game Three of the American League Championship Series in New York. Cole walked five, but stranded nine runners in the first five innings. Jose Altuve and Josh Reddick hit solo homers for Houston. The 'Stros tacked on two more in seventh to take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series. Gleyber Torres homered in the eighth for New York. Luis Severino took the loss. The Yankees host Game Four tonight.

>>Rams Acquire CB Ramsey From Jaguars

(Los Angeles, CA) -- Jalen Ramsey is on the move. The Rams have acquired the star cornerback from the Jaguars for two first-round draft picks and a 2021 fourth-rounder. Ramsey is in his fourth season out of Florida State after the Jags drafted him fifth overall in 2016. He has nine career interception in 51 games. The 24-year-old has just one pass breakup and no picks in three games this year. The move comes after the Rams sent Pro Bowl cornerback Marcus Peters to the Ravens earlier Tuesday for linebacker Kenny Young and a 2020 fifth-round draft pick.

>>Blue Jackets Head Back To Action Tonight Against Dallas

(Columbus, OH) -- After a three-day layoff, the Columbus Blue Jackets return to the ice tonight to play the reeling Dallas Stars at Nationwide Arena. Columbus hasn't played since last Saturday when they beat Carolina and will face a Dallas team that has lost three in a row and six of their last seven. The game will be the first of three this week for the CBJ with back-to-back contests on Saturday and Sunday with the Blackhawks and the Islanders. Puck drop tonight from Nationwide is scheduled for 7 p.m.

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