WIMA NEWS COPY FRIDAY OCTOBER 18, 2019
>>Grand Jury Clears SWAT Team Members
(Van Wert, OH) --A special grand jury was convened in Van Wert yesterday concerning the September 3rd shooting death of a Spencerville man by members of the Allen County SWAT team.
According to the Lima News, the grand jury heard about two hours of testimony and chose to return no indictments, determining that the SWAT Team members acted appropriately when they shot and killed Terry “Rusty” Pierce Jr. following a two-hour, multi-county chase last month.
>>OSP Chases Man
(Wapakoneta, OH) --The Wapakoneta Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol says that a Dayton man fled from a traffic stop on I-75 early yesterday morning and led them on a chase that ended about 40 miles south down the highway. The Patrol release details that a Trooper stopped a 2009 Ford Flex driven by 32-year old James Harper of Dayton at mile marker 113. Harper took off and was stopped by stop sticks at mile marker 74. He then fled on foot before being apprehended.
>>Bluelick Road Repairs Continue
(Lima, OH) --Bluelick Road will be reduced to one lane between 8 and 4 today for paving work. The work is being done between Stewart Road and I-75.
>>Makerfest Begins Today
(Lima, OH) --The region’s largest jobs event, Makerfest, begins today at the Allen County Fairgrounds. Now in its fifth year, the event has grown to the extent that it was moved from the Civic Center.
Today’s participants will be exclusively high school students from the region. There will be over 1,400 students from 35 high schools attending. In addition to the opportunity to interact with over 100 employers, students will have the opportunity to talk with Lt. Governor Jon Husted and State Superintendent Paolo DeMaria.
Day two of Makerfest is tomorrow from 9-noon and is open to the public. Employers will be recruiting potential employees. Those who need a ride can take advantage of RTA shuttles every 30 minutes, originating at UNOH, Rhodes State and the Civic Center.
Last year over 500 job seekers attended the event.
>>Tentative Deal Doesn't Mean UAW Strike Over At General Motors
(Detroit, MI)--The new tentative contract with General Motors will be voted on by United Auto Workers union locals across the country starting Saturday.The UAW has set a deadline of October 25 to have all the ballots turned in, and only once the deal is ratified will the strike against GM come to an end.The UAW GM council, which is the local presidents at GM facilities, voted yesterday to recommend the new deal be ratified.
>>OSU Football Broadcast
(Lima, OH)--With the unusual occurrence of Ohio State playing a football game tonight, we have to deviate from our usual Friday night here on WIMA. If you listen to us tonight the “old fashioned” way, over the airwaves, you will hear Ohio State football beginning with the pregame at 7:00. Kickoff at Northwestern is set for 8:30. If you listen to us on your iHeart Radio app or through your computer, you’ll hear play by play of high school football with Spencerville at Columbus Grove.
WIMA SPORTS COPY FRIDAY OCTOBER 18, 2019
>>High School Football Tonight
(Lima, OH)--Two games can be heard on iHeart-Lima tonight. On 1150WIMA.COM we’ll have Spencerville at Columbus Grove. On 107.5 WZRX you can hear Wapakoneta hosting Celina. Both games are available on the iHeart Radio App.
>>Buckeyes Play a Rare Friday Night Game
(Evanston, IL)--The fourth-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes are at Northwestern tonight. Kickoff is at 8:30. OSU Football Historian Jack Park says it’s OSU’s first Friday game since 1959 when they lost to USC at the L.A. Coliseum, 17-0. Ohio State is coming off an off week and will face a Northwestern team that has lost three in a row.
>>Blue Jackets Travel To Chicago To Play The Blackhawks
(Chicago, IL)--The Columbus Blue Jackets will look to extend their winning streak to three when they play the Blackhawks tonight at the United Center.The CBJ will face a Chicago team in the middle of a seven-game homestand and coming off their first win of the season.After the game, the Jackets will head back to Columbus to host the New York Islanders on Saturday night with a special pre-game salute to Central Ohio first responders.
>>Buckeye Basketball Player Out Indefinitely Following Surgery
(Columbus, OH)--The Ohio State men's basketball team will be without junior Musa Jallow to begin the 2019-2020 season.The team announced on Thursday that Jallow had undergone surgery on his ankle and would be out indefinitely.A native of Bloomington, Indiana, Jallow has started 23-games in his Buckeye career but averages just two-points and two rebounds per game.The Buckeyes open their season in less than a month with a November 6th matchup against the Cincinnati Bearcats at Value City Arena.