WEDNESDAY MORNING NEWS AND SPORTS


WIMA NEWS COPY WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 30, 2019

>>LPD Called to LSH

(Lima, OH)--An incident at Lima Senior High School yesterday saw the police respond to a report of weapons in the building. It turned out that there were actually no weapons brought into the school.

The Lima Police Department issued a statement saying that at “approximately 2:24 p.m. officers received a call of persons entering the front of Lima Senior High School with weapons. Officers responded immediately and located both the complainant as well as the juveniles that were reportedly involved. The investigation showed there was a dispute between the juveniles and the complainant off school property which led to the call to police.” LPD says that no arrests were made, and no charges are being filed at this time.

>>O-G Teachers Approve New Contract

(Ottawa, OH)--The Ottawa-Glandorf Classroom Teachers Association approved a tentative contract last night. The teachers have been working without a contract for about 18 months. The tentative agreement had been hashed out during an October 17th mediation session. The OGCTA vote took place in a confidential closed meeting and details of the contract were not released. It’s now up to the O-G Board of Education to vote on the contract at its next meeting on Tuesday.

>>TEEN DRIVERS

TEEN DRIVERS IN OHIO WOULD HAVE TO WAIT A LITTLE LONGER TO GET THEIR LICENSES UNDER A BILL THAT HAS BEEN POSITIONED FOR A FULL HOUSE VOTE.

THE TOLEDO BLADE REPORTS A HOUSE COMMITTEE VOTED YESTERDAY TO APPROVE HOUSE BILL 106, WHICH WOULD DELAY THE AGE AT WHICH NEW DRIVERS MAY GET PROBATIONARY LICENSES FROM 16 YEARS OLD TO 16-AND-A-HALF.

THE BILL'S SPONSORS SAY THE IDEA IS TO GET YOUNGER DRIVERS MORE EXPERIENCE IN ALL SEASONS OF WEATHER AND TIMES OF DAY BEFORE THEY MAY DRIVE WITHOUT PARENTAL SUPERVISION. AUTO CRASHES ARE THE NUMBER-ONE KILLER OF TEENAGERS.

>>ABORTION CLINIC

THE OHIO SUPREME COURT IS AGAIN REFUSING TO HEAR AN APPEAL FROM THE DAYTON AREA'S LAST ABORTION CLINIC AS THE FACILITY FIGHTS TO AVOID CLOSURE.

THE COURT IN AUGUST DECIDED AGAINST HEARING THE WOMEN'S MED CENTER CHALLENGE TO THE STATE'S OPERATIONAL RULES THAT PUT THE CLINIC'S FUTURE IN QUESTION. THE FACILITY ASKED THE COURT TO RECONSIDER, BUT THE COURT DECLINED ON TUESDAY.

OHIO HEALTH OFFICIALS HAD REVOKED A LICENSE FOR THE CENTER IN KETTERING BECAUSE IT COULDN'T GET A WRITTEN PATIENT-TRANSFER AGREEMENT FROM LOCAL HOSPITALS AS REQUIRED BY LAW.

>>DEWINE REVIEW

GOVERNOR MIKE DEWINE HAS ORDERED A REVIEW OF THE STATE PAROLE SYSTEM FOLLOWING THE ALLEGED INVOLVEMENT OF A RECENTLY RELEASED OFFENDER IN A CRASH THAT KILLED TWO 6-YEAR-OLDS.

DEFENDANT RAYMOND WALTERS HAS PLEADED NOT GUILTY BY REASON OF INSANITY TO 22 CHARGES INCLUDING MURDER IN THE CRASH TWO MONTHS AGO. POLICE SAY WALTERS' FATHER WAS TAKING HIM TO A HOSPITAL FOR MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT WHEN WALTERS STABBED HIM, THEN ALLEGEDLY STOLE A POLICE CAR AND CRASHED THE CRUISER INTO A MINIVAN FILLED WITH CHILDREN. TWO GIRLS WERE KILLED AND NINE OTHERS INJURED. WALTERS HAD RECENTLY BEEN PAROLED ON A ROBBERY CONVICTION.

WIMA SPORTS COPY WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 30, 2019

>>Nationals Beat Astros To Force World Series G7

(Houston, TX) -- There will be a World Series Game Seven. The Nationals beat the Astros 7-2 in Game Six in Houston, evening the best-of-seven matchup at three. Anthony Rendon went 3-for-4 with a home run and five RBI for Washington. Rendon's two-run homer broke open a 3-2 game in the seventh. It came after Trea Turner was called out at first for interference after he was hit the back with a throw while running down the line. Manager Dave Martinez was ejected for arguing. Adam Eaton and Juan Soto hit solo homers in the fifth to erase a 2-1 deficit for the Nats. Rendon added a two-run double in the ninth. Stephen Strasburg got the win, while Justin Verlander fell to 0-and-6 all-time in the World Series. Alex Bregman homered in the first for Houston, which hosts Game Seven Wednesday.

>>Winless Bengals Bench QB Dalton

(Cincinnati, OH) -- Andy Dalton did not have a happy 32nd birthday Tuesday. First-year Bengals head coach Zac Taylor announced Dalton, a nine-year starter at quarterback, is being benched with the team 0-and-8. Dalton has thrown for 2,252 yards, nine touchdowns and eight interceptions, while being sacked 29 times. Rookie fourth-round pick Ryan Finley will make his first start on November 10th against the Ravens with Cincinnati off this week. Finley started three years at North Carolina State, throwing for 10,501 yards, 60 touchdowns and 25 picks.

>>Blue Jackets Welcome In Edmonton For Game Tonight At Nationwide

(Columbus, OH) -- The Columbus Blue Jackets will look to shake off last weekend's tough loss when they play the Edmonton Oilers at Nationwide Arena. Columbus gave up a two-goal third period lead to Philadelphia its last time out and will look to right the ship against Edmonton, who has lost two in a row. Tonight's game could see the return of defensemen Markus Nutivaara [[ Newt-a-VARA ]] who has missed the last two games with a lower-body injury. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

>>Cavs Back On Their Home Court Tonight Against The Chicago Bulls

(Cleveland, OH) -- The Cleveland Cavaliers return to Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse tonight to face the Chicago Bulls. The Cavaliers are 1-2 so far on the young season and will look for their second win on their home floor while the Bulls are 1-3 after blowing a lead in Monday's loss to the New York Knicks. Kevin Love and Tristan Thompson have both recorded back to back double-doubles and will look to continue their strong play. The game will also be the first for guard Collin Sexton since the team exercised his third-year contract option, which guarantees him four-point-nine-million dollars next year.