WIMA NEWS COPY THURSDAY OCTOBER 24, 2019
>>Report of Threat at Allen East Yields Nothing
(Harrod, OH)--Officials at Allen East schools and the Allen County Sheriff’s Office say a potential threat reported to the school district was investigated yesterday and that there was no substance to the threat.
Hometown Stations reported that at 9:00 p.m. Tuesday district officials were warned there could be a threat to the school for Wednesday. Allen County Sheriff's and detectives investigated and determined that there was no actual threat. District officials say the student who informed a teacher of a potential threat, did the right thing.
A REQUEST FOR MORE TIME TO GATHER SIGNATURES IN AN EFFORT TO PUT OHIO HOUSE BILL SIX UP TO A STATEWIDE VOTE HAS BEEN DENIED BY A FEDERAL JUDGE. THE JUDGE SAID THEY TURNED TO THE WRONG COURT IN THIS BID BUT IT CAN BE APPEALED TO A HIGHER FEDERAL COURT OR THEY CAN TAKE THE CASE TO THE OHIO SUPREME COURT. HOUSE BILL SIX, WILL FORCE OHIOANS TO PAY AN EXTRA 85 CENTS PER MONTH ON ELECTRIC BILLS FOR YEARS TO GENERATE MONEY TO FUND THE PERRY AND DAVIS-BESSE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS IN NORTHERN OHIO.
>>TYLERS LAW PASSES
TYLER'S LAW - NAMED AFTER A 18-YEAR-OLD KILLED ON AN AMUSEMENT RIDE AT THE OHIO STATE FAIR UNANIMOUSLY PASSED THE OHIO SENATE YESTERDAY. THE BILL IS NAMED AFTER TYLER JARRELL, WHO DIED AT THE OHIO STATE FAIR IN 2017 WHEN THE FIREBALL RIDE CAME APART.
SINCE THE TRAGEDY, RIDE INSPECTORS HAVE CHANGED THE WAY THEY INSPECT RIDES, THE QUESTIONS THEY ASK AMUSEMENT RIDE OPERATORS ABOUT INSPECTION HISTORY AND DOCUMENTATION. IF THAT'S MISSING THEY HAVE THE POWER TO SHUT-DOWN ALL.. OR PART OF A RIDE.
IN AN EFFORT TO EASE AFTERNOON RUSH-HOUR TRAFFIC AN INTERSTATE THAT HEADS TO THE NORTHEAST OUT OF DOWNTOWN COLUMBUS HAS A NEW LEFT LANE THAT WILL ONLY BE OPEN WHEN OVERHEAD SIGNS ARE SHOWING GREEN ARROWS INSTEAD OF A RED X.
THE NEW "SMART LANE" ON I-670 EAST OPENED YESTERDAY. THE IDEA IS TO OPEN THE SMART-LANE DURING HEAVY TRAFFIC TIMES, WHILE LOWERING THE SPEED LIMIT TO 45, TO KEEP A CONSTANT FLOW OF TRAFFIC HEADING TOWARDS I-270.
THIS IS THE FIRST "SMART LANE" IN THE STATE. O-DOT SAYS IF IT IS EFFECTIVE THERE WILL LIKELY BE MORE SMART LANES ADDED TO INTERSTATES IN OHIO.
>>Wapak Halloween Parade Tonight
(Wapakoneta, OH)--There’s Halloween Fun in Wapakoneta tonight with the annual Wapakoneta Halloween Parade and Costume Contest. Registration for the Costume Contest begins at 5:30pm in the Parkway on Auglaize Street for children up to 12 years old. The Parade begins at 6:30pm and will travel along Auglaize Street from the Auglaize County Fairgrounds to Downtown.
The parade will feature over 125 floats, bands, dance groups, local businesses, service organizations and honored guests including a 20 foot astronaut and Santa Claus. This year's grand marshal is Judie Presar, winner of Wapakoneta's Citizen of the Year Award.
WIMA SPORTS COPY THURSDAY OCTOBER 24, 2019
>>Nationals Take 2-0 World Series Lead On Astros
(Houston, TX) -- The Nationals are halfway to their first World Series championship. They scored 10 late runs to crush the Astros 12-3 in Game Two of the Fall Classic in Houston. Kurt Suzuki snapped a 2-all tie with a solo homer to ignite a six-run seventh inning for the Nats. Adam Eaton and Michael Taylor also homered, and Asdrubal Cabrera drove in three runs for Washington. Stephen Strasburg pitched six innings of two-run ball for the win. Justin Verlander took the loss. Alex Bregman and Martin Maldonado homered for Houston. Washington leads the best-of-seven series 2-0 and will host Game Three Friday.
>>Cavaliers Open Season With Road Loss To Orlando
(Orlando, FL) -- The Cleveland Cavaliers dropped their 2019-2020 season opener 94-85 to the Orlando Magic. Kevin Love and Tristian Thompson each had double-doubles, with Love scoring 11-points and 18 rebounds while Thompson put in 16-points and eleven rebounds. First-round pick Darius Garland played 31-minutes in his NBA regular-season debut, with eight-points, two rebounds, and a team-high five assists. The Cavs will next play on Saturday when they host the Indiana Pacers for the home opener at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland.
>>Blue Jackets Back At Home Tonight To Face Hurricanes
(Columbus, OH) -- The Columbus Blue Jackets will look to make it back-to-back wins tonight when they host the Carolina Hurricanes at Nationwide Arena. The Jackets have won three of their last five games and have gone to overtime in three straight while the Hurricanes are well-rested after having had the past five days off. Earlier this month, the CBJ beat Carolina 3-2 at PNC Arena for their second win of the year.