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WIMA NEWS COPY FRIDAY OCTOBER 25, 2019

>>Gas Leak in Findlay

The City of Findlay is still dealing with a gas leak from yesterday morning. The leak was caused when a gas line was struck by construction crews from AEP at 605 East Melrose Avenue. No injuries were reported, but the leak was severe enough that authorities evacuated residents from the immediate area as a precaution. East Melrose remains closed from Blanchard Street to Jennifer Lane as repair efforts are ongoing. There is no current time frame for repairs to be completed.

>>O-G Teachers Set To Vote

(Ottawa, OH)--The Ottawa Glandorf Classroom Teachers Association will vote on a proposed contract with the school district next Tuesday. The Union and the District worked out the tentative deal though mediations as the teachers have been working without a contract for a year and a half. No details about the contract have been made public.

>>GM VOTE CONTINUES

THE AUTOWORKERS STRIKE AGAINST GENERAL MOTORS IS NEARING ITS SIXTH WEEK BUT VOTING ON A NEW FOUR-YEAR CONTRACT IS UNDERWAY.

IF IT'S APPROVED, THEY COULD BE GOING BACK TO WORK SOON. UNION MEMBERS NATIONWIDE STARTED VOTING ON THE NEW DEAL YESTERDAY. VOTING WILL CONTINUE THROUGHOUT THE AFTERNOON.

>>BAILOUT BILL OPPO TO GO TO SUPREME COURT

A GROUP TRYING TO OVERTURN HOUSE BILL SIX - THE FINANCIAL RESCUE FOR OHIO'S NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS - SAYS THEY'LL TAKE THEIR CASE TO THE OHIO SUPREME COURT AFTER A FEDERAL JUDGE DECIDED THEY CAN'T HAVE MORE TIME TO COLLECT SIGNATURES NEEDED FOR A STATEWIDE VOTE.

THE GROUP CALLED OHIOANS AGAINST CORPORATE BAILOUTS IS ASKING FOR AN EXTENSION BECAUSE IT SAYS THE STATE TOOK TOO LONG TO AUTHORIZE THEIR PETITION PLAN.

>>GREATER LIMA REGION, INC INVESTS IN WAPAKONETA AREA ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL

October 24, 2019 – (Lima, Ohio). Greater Lima Region, Inc has made a strategic investment in the Wapakoneta Area Economic Development Council.

Doug Olsson, President/CEO of Greater Lima Region, Inc. says “Our investment is part of GLR’s strategic plan to support regional economic development organizations. This investment will further their operational plans and provide resources to aid their efforts. We intend to strengthen the connectivity of our region through collaborative partnerships.”

WIMA SPORTS COPY FRIDAY OCTOBER 25, 2019

>>High School Football Week 9

On 1150 WIMA we’ll have Bluffton at Spencerville and on 107.5 WZRX you can hear Wapakoneta at Defiance. Both games can be heard through the IHeart Radio App.

>>Vikings Edge Redskins On TNF

(Minneapolis, MN) -- Dalvin Cook ran for the game's only touchdown just before halftime as the Vikings edged the Redskins 19-9 on Thursday Night Football in Minnesota. Cook had 171 total yards as the Vikings won their fourth straight to improve to 6-and-2. Kirk Cousins was 23-of-26 for 285 yards against his former team. Adrian Peterson also faced his former team, rushing for 76 yards on 14 carries for Washington. QB Case Keenum was knocked out of the game with a concussion. Rookie Dwayne Haskins took two sacks and threw an interception in limited action. The Redskins fell to 1-and-7.

>>Blue Jackets Go To Overtime For Fourth Straight Game In Win Over Carolina

(Columbus, OH) -- The Columbus Blue Jackets extended their points streak to six games with a 4-3 overtime win over the Carolina Hurricanes. Columbus has now played into overtime in four straight games with two wins and two losses. Down 3-1 in the second period, the Blue Jackets rallied with goals from Ryan Murray and Sonny Milano before Cam Atkinson put in the game-winner three-and-a-half minutes into the extra period. Columbus will take Friday night off before hitting the road to play the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday.

>>Nats Host Astros In World Series G3 Tonight

(Washington, DC) -- After a travel day, the World Series resumes tonight in the nation's capital. The Nationals host the Astros in Game Three, leading the best-of-seven series two-games-to-none. Anibal Sanchez will start for Washington, while Houston sends Zack Greinke to the mound. This marks the first World Series game in D.C. since 1933. The Nats took the first two games in Houston.

>>Reds Name Zinter Hitting Coach

(Cincinnati, OH) -- Alan Zinter will be the Reds hitting coach, replacing Turner Ward who was fired after the season. Zinter spent the past two seasons with the Giants as assistant director of player development. He was the San Diego hitting coach in 2016-and-17, but was dismissed with the Padres near the bottom of most offensive classifications in the National League. Assistant hitting coach Donnie Ecker was promoted to director of hitting.

>>Cavaliers Welcome Fans To Rocket Mortgage Arena For Home Opener Tomorrow

(Cleveland, OH) -- The Cleveland Cavaliers will welcome fans to the newly rebranded Rocket Mortgage Field House tomorrow when they host the Indiana Pacers. The Cavaliers are planning special events all season long on their home court with throwback uniform nights and special halftime shows. Tomorrow night the celebration will feature a halftime performance from hip-hop duo Salt-N-Pepa. Cleveland lost its season opener on Wednesday in Orlando and will face an Indiana team that started the year with a home loss to Detroit.

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