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WIMA NEWS COPY THURSDAY DECEMBER 19, 2019

>>Sielschott Files For Commissioner

(Lima, OH)--Tim Sielschott yesterday became the latest Republican to file petitions to run for the Allen County Commission seat term that begins in January of 2021. He is the owner of Sielschott Financial Services in Lima.

The Lima News reports that real estate investor Alan Tyrrell Jr. also filed to run as a Republican yesterday.

They join Beth Seibert, Greg Stolly and former Bluffton mayor Judy Augsburger as Republican primary candidates on March 17th.

Meanwhile, only one democrat has filed for the post. Norman Capps, a Perry Township Trustee will be on the general election ballot in November.

>>Homicide in Lima

(Lima, OH)--Lima Police are still looking for information in the seventh homicide of the year in Allen County. 21-year old Kevonta L. Cowan was shot and killed Tuesday night at 225 S. Kenilworth Avenue. Anyone with information about the shooting should call Detective Matt Boss at 419-221-5156 or CrimeStoppers at 419-229-STOP.

>>Rhodes State and Bluffton Announce Partnership

(Lima, OH)--Rhodes State College and Bluffton University signed a Memorandum of Understanding yesterday for the purpose of establishing a dually enrolled nursing program where students will earn their Associate Degree in Nursing from Rhodes State and complete their Bachelor of Science in Nursing through Bluffton University. Rhodes State has guaranteed that up to eight Bluffton students that have completed their pre-nursing curriculum will be added to the Rhodes State nursing program each year.

>>IMPEACHMENT OFFICIAL

(WASHINGTON D.C.)--THE IMPEACHMENT OF PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP IS OFFICIAL, WITH TWO ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT PASSING ALMOST ENTIRELY ALONG PARTY LINES LAST NIGHT IN THE HOUSE. PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP HAS BEEN ACCUSED OF ABUSE OF POWER AND OBSTRUCTION OF CONGRESS. OHIO'S MOSTLY CONSERVATIVE U-S REPRESENTATIVES LARGELY VOTED AGAINST IMPEACHMENT, INCLUDING ALL 12 OF OHIO'S REPUBLICANS IN THE HOUSE. ALL FOUR OHIO DEMOCRATS VOTED IN FAVOR.

OUR AREA’S CONGRESSMAN JIM JORDAN DEFENDED THE PRESIDENT DURING THE DEBATE.

>>OHIO LIKES CHRISTMAS

OHIO IS AMONG TOP STATES BURSTING WITH HOLIDAY SPIRIT. A NEW SURVEY SHOWS THE BUCKEYE STATE COMES IN FOURTH WHEN IT COMES TO LOVING THE HOLIDAYS. THE ONLY STATES AHEAD OF US: TENNESSEE, NORTH CAROLINA AND UTAH. THE GRINCHIEST STATES OUT THERE ARE CALIFORNIA, HAWAII AND NEVADA. NOTICE THOSE STATES HAVE THE SMALLEST CHANCE OF A WHITE CHRISTMAS.

WIMA SPORTS COPY THURSDAY DECEMBER 19, 2019

>>Ohio State 2020 Recruiting Class Ranked Third Best In The Country

(Columbus, OH) -- The national media is ranking Ohio State's 2020 recruiting class as the third-best in the country. Following yesterday's national signing day, the Buckeyes landed 24 total players, including three five-star recruits, 14 four-star recruits, and seven three-star prospects to finish behind Clemson and Alabama. Ohio State also widened its recruiting gap in the Big Ten with Michigan and Penn State as the next highest-ranked schools with the Wolverine at number eleven and the Nittany Lions at number 14. The Penn State class included Lima Senior defensive lineman Brandon Taylor.

>>Cavaliers Survive Last-Second Shot At The Buzzer For Win At Home

(Cleveland, OH) -- The Cleveland Cavaliers survived a furious fourth-quarter comeback to defeat the Charlotte Hornets 100-98 at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse. Playing on back-to-back nights, the Hornets looked tired until the fourth quarter when Terry Rozier knocked down 19 of his game-high 35-points and had a chance to win the game, but his three-pointer at the top of the key rimmed out as time expired. The Cavs had five players score in double figures led by Tristan Thompson's 14th double-double of the season and by Collin Sexton's team-high 23-points. Cleveland will take Thursday off before welcoming in the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday night.

>>UNOH Loses

(Babson Park, FL)--The Northwestern Ohio men's basketball team could not overcome 53 percent shooting by Webber International as the Warriors defeated the Racers 98-72.

Nathan Lessing led the way for UNOH with 13.

Northwestern Ohio (2-12) is off until hosting Rio Grande on Monday, December 30.

>>Blue Jackets Look To Extend Points Streak Tonight At Home Against Los Angeles

(Columbus, OH) -- The Columbus Blue Jackets will put their five-game points streak on the line tonight when they face off with the Los Angeles Kings. Columbus has notched eight points by winning three of their last five games with two overtime losses and have evened their record on the season at 14-14-6. The Kings are also coming in on a points streak, having earned victories in four of their last five games with one shootout loss. Puck drop from Nationwide Arena tonight is scheduled for 7 p.m.

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