WIMA NEWS COPY WEDNESDAY JANUARY 8, 2020
>>Cars Burglarized, Young Man Arrested
(Lima, OH)--A young man was apprehended in the overnight hours after being suspected of breaking into several vehicles. The incidents occurred in the 100 block of South Dewey, just northeast of Lima Memorial Hospital between 2:00 and 3:00 this morning. Police have not yet released the man’s name.
>>Koza Visitation Today at LSH
(Lima, OH)--A public visitation for long time Lima sportscaster Vince Koza will be held at the Lima Senior High School gymnasium today from 3-8 p.m. There will also be visitation tomorrow morning one hour prior to his 10:30 a.m. funeral service at St. Gerard Catholic Church. Koza began his media career in Lima at WLIO-TV in 1980 and later moved to radio full time. He spent eight years here at WIMA hosting a Saturday morning sports show form 1997-2005. Koza died Friday after a battle with cancer. He was 60 years old.
>>Lima Salvation Army Looking To Make Up Deficit
(Lima, OH)--The Lima Salvation Army says its Red Kettle Campaign for 2019 fell short of its goal. Volunteers and hired bell ringers were able to raise almost $106,000, which was almost $20,000 short of what they were shooting for.
The campaign was hindered by the fact that the Thanksgiving holiday fell so far towards the end of November that they lost six days of bell ringing at some of the major stores in the area.Even though the holiday season is over, they’re still pushing hard to reach their goal and is accepting donations towards the 2019 Red Kettle Campaign.To donate you can drop off or mail a check to 614 East Market St., Lima, OH45801 and mark it for the “Red Kettle Campaign Goal”.
The Lima Salvation Army stresses that the funds raised through the Red Kettle Campaign stay in our local community and is used to help throughout the following year.It is so much more than just a Christmas fundraiser.
>>Reds Caravan Lineup Announced
(Cincinnati, OH)--The Cincinnati Reds Caravan will be back in Lima on Friday January 17th at the Apollo Career Center. Yesterday the team announced the lineup for the event. It includes recently signed infielder Mike Moustakas, along with Manager David Bell, COO Phil Castellini, former catcher Corky Miller and broadcaster Thom Brennaman. The event is free and open to the public.
(CLEVELAND, OH)--PHARMACY CHAINS ARE FIGHTING CLAIMS THAT THEY'RE TO BLAME FOR THE OPIOID CRISIS IN TWO OHIO COUNTIES.
CUYAHOGA AND SUMMIT COUNTIES ARGUE THAT CHAINS SUCH AS CVS, RITE AID AND WALGREENS CONTRIBUTED TO THE PROBLEM BY FILLING AN “EXCESSIVE VOLUME" OF OPIOID PRESCRIPTIONS. A TRIAL FOCUSING ON THOSE CLAIMS IS SCHEDULED FOR LATER THIS YEAR. LAWYERS REPRESENTING THE CHAINS SAID IN COURT FILINGS MONDAY THAT PRESCRIBERS WHO WROTE THE PRESCRIPTIONS IN THE FIRST PLACE BEAR ULTIMATE RESPONSIBILITY.
WIMA SPORTS COPY WEDNESDAY JANUARY 8, 2020
Boys High School Basketball
Bluffton (8-1) 51, Wapakoneta 46 – Luke Denecker scored 19 points to lead the Pirates to a non-conference win.
Girls High School Basketball
Bath (13-1) 57, Ottoville 27 -- Ruby Bolon, Chandler Clark and Esther Bolon each scored 12 points for Bath.
>>Buckeyes Drop Third Straight With Road Loss To Maryland
(College Park, MD) -- The Ohio State Buckeyes dropped their third straight game and fell to 1-3 in the Big Ten with a 67-55 loss to the Maryland Terrapins. The Buckeyes got off to a fast start, going on an 8-0 run to open the game but faded quickly as the offense struggled without forward Kyle Young and guard C.J. Walker, who played sparingly while recovering from an illness. Kaleb Wesson had 15-points and nine rebounds for OSU while D.J. Carton and Andre Wesson each scored 14-points apiece. The Buckeyes will now prepare for a road trip to Indiana, where they face the Hoosiers on Saturday in Bloomington.
Bowling Green 78, Miami 76
Ohio 74, Eastern Michigan 68
Akron 84, Western Michigan 69
Kent State 84, Toledo 77
>>Cavs Lose To Pistons At Home On Last Second Shot
(Cleveland, OH) -- Derrick Rose scored with 27-seconds left to lift the Detroit Pistons to a 115-113 win over the Cavaliers in Cleveland. Collin Sexton's desperation heave missed as the shot clock expired to send the Cavs to their fifth straight loss. Kevin Love led all scorers with 30-points while Tristan Thompson had a team-high 15 rebounds for the Cavaliers offense. Cleveland will now head to Detroit to play the Pistons again on Thursday as the teams complete a home-and-home series.
>>Columbus Blue Jackets Use Big Second Period To Beat The Ducks In Anaheim
(Anaheim, CA) -- The Columbus Blue Jackets scored two second-period goals in just over a minute to push past the Ducks 4-3 on the road. Tied at one-all, Anaheim challenged Nathan Gerbe's goal and lost, which gave the CBJ a power play where Zach Werenski put in the go-ahead score. Werenski would later score an empty-net insurance goal to back up rookie net-minder Elvis Merzlikins [[ MERZ-leak-ins ]] who made 37-saves. The win puts Columbus in a virtual tie with Philadelphia for the final Wild Card spot in the East as they head to San Jose on Thursday, looking for a third win in a row.