WIMA NEWS COPY MONDAY OCTOBER 28, 2019
>>Red Kettle Campaign
(Lima, OH) --Next Monday marks the start of the Lima Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign. It will start with a limited number of stores which include all Chief and Kewpee locations.
The National Red Kettle Campaign Kick-off is celebrated Thanksgiving Day during half-time at Dallas AT&T Stadium. Starting November 29, the local unite will include our other Red Kettle partner locations Walmart and Hobby Lobby.
Our goal this year is $125,000. The money raised supports the Christmas effort and the ongoing mission of The Salvation Army throughout the year.
To volunteer yourself or your organization’s time to “ring the bell” contact Paul Downing at 419-224-9055.
>>ODNR on Lookout for Diseased Deer
(Columbus, OH)--Although it hasn’t been reported in Ohio, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources is wary of Chronic Wasting Disease and is asking hunters to submit samples of harvested deer to be tested.
ODNR reports that the disease has been found in Michigan. Hunters in Lucas, Fulton and Williams counties are encouraged to submit samples so the disease can be tracked.
>>GM WORKERS RETURN
TENS OF THOUSANDS OF GENERAL MOTORS WORKERS IN OHIO AND ACROSS THE COUNTRY ARE BACK ON THE JOB STARTING TODAY AFTER WALKING OUT IN MID SEPTEMBER.
A NEW CONTRACT BETWEEN UNION WORKERS AND THE COMPANY WAS RATIFIED LATE LAST WEEK. NEARLY 50-THOUSAND G-M WORKERS WENT ON STRIKE LAST MONTH. EVENTUALLY BOTH SIDES AGREED TO A NEW DEAL THAT INCLUDES BETTER BENEFITS -- AND EMPLOYEE BONUSES.
THE DOWNSIDE FOR OHIO IN ALL THIS IS THE LORDSTOWN G-M PLANT WILL REMAIN CLOSED. JUST TWO YEARS AGO -- 45-HUNDRED PEOPLE WORKED THERE. HOWEVER, GOVERNOR DEWINE HINTED THIS WEEKEND THAT ANOTHER POTENTIAL BUYER MAY BE SCOPING IT OUT.
GOVERNOR DEWINE TELLS THE WARREN TRIBUNE CHRONICLE THAT OHIO IS PREPARED TO OFFER INCENTIVES TO COMPANIES INTERESTED IN THE LORDSTOWN PLANT, SOUTHEAST OF CLEVELAND. G-M STOPPED PRODUCTION AT THE PLANT IN MARCH AND IS PLANNING TO SELL THE MASSIVE COMPLEX.
DEWINE ALSO WOULDN'T GIVE ANY HINTS WHO MIGHT BE INTERESTED IN THE PLANT.
GOVERNOR DEWINE ALSO SAYS IT'S "HIGHLY UNLIKELY" THE STATE'S LAST EXECUTION SCHEDULED FOR THIS YEAR WILL BE CARRIED OUT BECAUSE OF PROBLEMS FINDING LETHAL INJECTION DRUGS.
DEWINE ON FRIDAY REITERATED HIS CONCERN THAT DRUGMAKERS MIGHT CUT OFF SUPPLIES OF MEDICATIONS TO STATE AGENCIES IF THEY LEARN ANY OF THEIR DRUGS WERE USED FOR CAPITAL PUNISHMENT.
WIMA SPORTS COPY MONDAY OCTOBER 28, 2019
>>Astros One Win Away From World Series Title
(Washington, DC) -- The Houston Astros are just one win away from capturing their second World Series title in three seasons. Yordan Alvarez, Carlos Correa and George Springer all launched two-run homers as the Astros beat the Nationals 7-1 in Game Five of the Fall Classic in D.C. Alvarez put Houston on the board with a two-run blast in the second inning before Correa's two-run shot in the fourth made it 4-0. Gerrit Cole struck out nine over seven innings of one-run ball for Houston, which won all three games in Washington to take a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series. Yuli Gurriel also plated a run and scored for the Astros. Juan Soto homered in the seventh inning for the Nats' only run. Joe Ross permitted four runs over five innings to suffer the loss. Game Six is Tuesday in Houston.
>>Early Miscues Cost Browns In Loss To Patriots
(Foxboro, MA) -- The Cleveland Browns turned the ball over on three straight first-quarter possessions on the way to a 27-13 loss to the New England Patriots. The Pats jumped out to an early 17-point lead thanks to two fumbles and an interception, putting the Browns in a hole they didn't have time to climb out of. Running back Nick Chubb rushed for 131-yards, but a driving rain made for a slick ball and two costly fumbles. The 2-and-6 Browns will look to end their three-game skid on Sunday when they travel to Denver to take on the Broncos.
>>Bengals Drop International Series Game Against Rams In England
(London, England) -- The Cincinnati Bengals continue to look for their first win this season as they dropped their eighth straight game 24-10 to the Los Angeles Rams. The Bengals had some bright spots as a rushing attack finally emerged with Joe Mixon running for 66-yards and Giovani Bernard adding another 31. Andy Dalton threw for a score and 329-yards with no interceptions but was sacked five times. Cincinnati will now head into a bye week to rest before facing the Baltimore Ravens at home on November 10th.
>>Martin Truex Junior Wins NASCAR At Martinsville
(Ridgeway, VA) -- Martin Truex Junior is moving onto the championship four at Homestead. Truex Junior led a whopping 464 laps to win the First Data 500 at Martinsville Speedway. William Byron finished second while Brad Keselowski took third. Denny Hamlin and Ryan Blaney rounded out the top five. After the race, Hamlin and Joey Logano were involved in a physical altercation.
>>Cavaliers Look To Make It Two In A Row Tonight Against Milwaukee
(Milwaukee, WI) -- The Cleveland Cavaliers will look to build on their weekend victory over Indiana when they travel to Milwaukee tonight to play the Bucks. Cleveland defeated the Pacers 110-99 on Saturday in their home opener to give coach John Beilein his first NBA win. Milwaukee is 1-1 on the young season and is coming off a loss to the Heat in their last game. Tip-off, tonight from the Fiserv Forum, is scheduled for 8 p.m.