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WIMA NEWS COPY THURSDAY OCTOBER 17, 2019

>>Social Media Post Leads To Arrest

Bath Superintendent Rich Dackin issued the following news release last night:

Last night we received information about a concerning social media post from a student that currently does not attend Bath Local Schools. We immediately contacted the Allen County Sheriff’s Department who took action and the individual was taken into custody last night. There was no specific threat made towards any student or staff member at Bath schools. Since last night, we have been in constant communication with the sheriff’s department as this is an ongoing investigation. At no point was there a need for us to consider disrupting school operations. The sheriff’s office investigation is ongoing and we cannot release any additional details at this time.

>>Some Details Of Tentative UAW-GM Agreement Coming Out

(Detroit, MI) -- Some of the details of what's in the tentative contract agreement between the United Auto Workers and General Motors are coming out. The tentative contract includes signing bonuses of nine-thousand dollars, three-percent pay raises over the next four years, better health insurance at no cost to the union members, and nine-billion dollars of investments in factories by GM. A ratification vote by UAW members is yet to be scheduled. 

>>SMOKING AGE

A NEW OHIO LAW TAKING EFFECT TODAY RAISES THE MINIMUM AGE TO BUY TOBACCO PRODUCTS FROM 18 TO 21.

OHIO IS ONE OF 18 STATES THAT HAVE RAISED THE MINIMUM AGE FOR BUYING CIGARETTES, CIGARS, ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES AND OTHER TOBACCO PRODUCTS. THE LAW SIGNED IN JULY BY GOVERNOR MIKE DEWINE ALSO APPLIES TO ROLLING PAPERS, FILTERS AND OTHER SMOKING AND VAPING ACCESSORIES. VIOLATIONS COULD LEAD TO PENALTIES FOR BOTH THE SELLER AND BUYER.

STATE OFFICIALS SAY IT ALSO WILL BECOME ILLEGAL TO GIVE SUCH PRODUCTS TO SOMEONE UNDER 21. THE GOVERNOR AND OTHER SUPPORTERS OF THE CHANGE SAY THE NEW LAW IS INTENDED TO HELP PREVENT CHILDREN FROM BECOMING SMOKERS.

NATIONAL STATISTICS HAVE SHOWN OHIO HAS ONE OF THE HIGHEST RATES OF ADULT SMOKERS, AT JUST OVER 21 PERCENT.

>>VEHICLE MISMATCH

THE OHIO SUPREME COURT HAS UPHELD A POLICE STOP BASED ON THE CAR’S COLOR NOT MATCHING VEHICLE REGISTRATION RECORDS.

THE COURT RULED 6-1 WEDNESDAY THAT THE OFFICER HAD A REASONABLE SUSPICION OF CRIMINAL ACTIVITY BASED ON HIS EXPERIENCE THAT SUCH A DISCREPANCY OFTEN MEANT A VEHICLE WAS STOLEN. AT ISSUE WAS A 2016 TRAFFIC STOP IN WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE INVOLVING A BLACK SUV WITH A LICENSE PLATE REGISTERED TO A WHITE SUV. THE DRIVER WAS LATER ARRESTED FOR NOT HAVING A VALID DRIVER’S LICENSE AND HAVING A WARRANT OUT FOR HIS ARREST.

WIMA SPORTS COPY THURSDAY OCTOBER 17, 2019

>>Blue Jackets Take Down Dallas In Thriller At Nationwide Arena

(Columbus, OH) -- The Columbus Blue Jackets won their second consecutive game in a row with a 3-2 victory over the Dallas Stars. Sonny Milano, Zach Werenski, and Alexander Wennberg scored goals for the Jackets while goalie Joonas Korpisalo [[ YO-nass core-pah-SAL-loh ]] had 30-saves. Milano's highlight-worthy goal with ten-minutes left in the third period turned out to be a valuable piece of insurance as the Stars rallied after pulling the goalie with a goal in the final seconds. Columbus will look to make it three in a row on Friday when they head to Chicago to play the Blackhawks.

>>Cavs Getting Set For Regular Season

(Cleveland, OH) -- With the preseason slate in the rear view mirror, the Cavaliers are now getting ready to play for real. They tip off the regular season under new head coach John Beilein next Wednesday against the Magic in Orlando. 

>>Yankees, Astros ALCS G4 Postponed

(Bronx, NY) -- Rain was the big winner in the Bronx on Wednesday. The Yankees and Astros had Game Four of the American League Championship Series postponed in New York. Game Four will now take place tonight, with Game Five tomorrow before the series potentially heads back to Houston. The Astros lead the best-of-seven matchup 2-1.

>>Angels Hire Maddon As Manager

(Anaheim, CA) -- The Los Angeles Angels are bringing back Joe Maddon to be their manager. Multiple reports say the two sides have agreed on a three-year deal worth at least 12-million-dollars. The recently fired Cubs skipper previously spent 31 years with the Halos as a player, coach and interim manager. Maddon was the bench coach when the Halos won the World Series in 2002. He guided the Cubs to a championship in 2016. Maddon replaces Brad Ausmus, who was let go after one year on the job. The Angels will hold an introductory news conference with Maddon next week.