WIMA NEWS COPY FRIDAY DECEMBER 13, 2019
>>JSMC Set to Receive $2 Billion
(Lima, OH)--The Joint Systems Manufacturing Center could see more than $2 billion in funding in fiscal year 2020 if, as anticipated, the National Defense Authorization Act is approved in Congress.
While both the House and Senate are expected to pass the NDAA soon, funds still need to be appropriated.
The NDAA will set aside more than $1.7 billion for Abrams tank upgrades, along with $394 million for Stryker vehicle upgrades and $523 million to purchase 152 Stryker A1 vehicles, according to media releases from Ohio Senators Rob Portman and Sherrod Brown.
Brown pledged to continue working to secure funding for the JSMC.
>>Bellefontaine Double-Homicide Suspect Indicted
(Bellefontaine, OH)--The Bellefontaine Examiner reports that 20-year old Austin Allen of Bellefontaine has been indicted in connection with the November 27 shooting deaths of Caleb Chamberlin and Anthony Schulz.
Allen was charged with two counts of complicity to murder and many other charges. He is currently in the Logan County Jail.
Each complicity charge carries the same penalty as if Allen committed the acts himself. Thus, he faces life in prison.
Three Urbana teens face the possibility of being tried as adults for the murders.
According to authorities, Austin was present when the teens entered a 601 W. Columbus Avenue residence to rob the occupants and eventually shot and killed Chamberlin and Schultz.
>>LSO Concert Set For Tomorrow
(Lima, OH)--The Lima Symphony Orchestra’s annual “Bells, Brass and Bows” concert will be tomorrow night at 7:30 at the Civic Center. One of the several people auditioning to become the next conductor of the LSO, Roger Kalia, is in town to conduct the concert.
>>U.S. 30 Work
(Lima, OH)--A traffic note for the weekend: U.S. 30 in both directions, a half-mile west of the Middle Point Wetzel Road interchange, will be temporarily stopped for short intervals on Saturday and Sunday for the removal and replacement of overhead transmission lines. Work will occur between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Traffic is anticipated to be affected for only 15 minutes at a time.
WIMA SPORTS COPY FRIDAY DECEMBER 13, 2019
GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL
Bath 54, Kenton 23
Ottawa Glandorf 57, Elida 36
Celina 39, Shawnee 32
Wapakoneta 47, St. Marys 42 OT
Notre Dame Academy 76, Lima Senior 35
Lima Central Catholic 39, Lincolnview 36
>>UNOH Falls at Shawnee State
(Portsmouth, OH)--The University of Northwestern Ohio fell at Shawnee State 99-66 Thursday night. The Bears shot 62% from the floor as they improved to 10-3 on the season.
Nathan Lessing led the Racers (2-9) with 20 points while Isaac Golson added 17.
>>Cavs Pull Out Overtime Win On The Road Against San Antonio
(San Antonio, TX) -- The Cavaliers got off to a strong start before a second-half San Antonio rally forced overtime on the way to a 117-109 road win. The Cavs snapped an eight-game losing streak. Cleveland took a ten-point lead into halftime, but the Spurs were able to make up the difference in the fourth quarter before fading in the extra period. Kevin Love led the Cavs offense with 30-points and 17 rebounds while Collin Sexton scored 28, and Jordan Clarkson added in 25. The Cavaliers will now travel to Milwaukee on Saturday to face a Bucks team who have only lost three games this year.
>>Blue Jackets Drop Overtime Thriller To Penguins In Pittsburgh
(Pittsburgh, PA) -- The Columbus Blue Jackets played Pittsburgh to a scoreless tie before the Penguins pushed one in for a 1-0 victory in overtime. Pittsburgh's Bryan Rust scored a power-play goal three minutes into overtime for the game-winner to spoil the night of CBJ goalie Joonas Korpisalo [[ YO-nass CORE-pa-SALLO ]] who made 31 saves. This was the sixth time in the last 14 games between the teams where the contest had gone into overtime. Columbus will now take Friday night off before heading north on Saturday to play the Ottawa Senators.