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WIMA NEWS COPY TUESDAY JANUARY 21, 2020

>>Lima Police Still Looking For Leads

(Lima, OH)--The Lima Police Department is still looking for leads in the city’s first homicide of 20201. It happened Monday morning around 2:45 as officers were called to a shooting in the rear parking lot of Pappy’s Lounge at 1000 W North Street. 44-year old Danielle L. Jackson was found in the parking lot suffering from gunshot wounds. Danielle was transported to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead. The incident remains under investigation. Anyone with any information about this incident should contact the Lima Police Department at 419-227-4444 or through the LPD Facebook page.

>>I-75 Problems on Monday

(Lima, OH) --It was a rough day yesterday for traffic on I-75 in the area. The Ohio State Highway Patrol says that the first accident happened at around 9:30 in the morning, between Bluffton and Beaverdam. The southbound lanes were completely closed for a time following a collision between two semis and an SUV. The resultant diesel spill also snarled traffic for several hours as crews worked to clean it up. Fortunately there were no serious injuries reported.

That was also the case later in the day when another multi-vehicle incident occurred just before 6:00 p.m. The crash apparently was precipitated by 37-year old Christopher Conley of Fint, Michigan. He was traveling southbound on the interstate just south of Beaverdam when approached stopped traffic from a separate crash.He struck the rear of a stopped 2015 Chevrolet Trax, operated by 69-year old Steven Frueh Lima.The chain reaction collisions continued as a 2007 Pontiac Grand Prix operated by 27-year old Zacharey Gonder of Lima and a 2017 Ford F-150 driven by 63-year old Robert DeSota Jr. of Bluffton were also caught up in the accident.The F-150 was knocked off the right side of the roadway.

There were several injuries reported but none were considered serious or life threatening.

All parties involved were reportedly wearing seat belts, and a toddler in one of the vehicles was properly adjusted in a child safety seat.The driver of the semi, Christopher Conley, was suspected to be distracted at the time of the crash.

GUARD HELP

AN OHIO AIR NATIONAL GUARD UNIT BASED NEAR PORT CLINTON IN NORTHERN OHIO IS HELPING RELIEF EFFORTS IN PUERTO RICO. O-N-N's

THE 200TH RED HORSE SQUADRON OF THE OHIO AIR NATIONAL GUARD WILL HEAD TO PUERTO RICO TO AID IN RELIEF EFFORTS AFTER THE ISLAND EXPERIENCED MULTIPLE EARTHQUAKES EARLIER THIS MONTH. LAST WEEK, GOVERNOR MIKE DEWINE ISSUED A PROCLAMATION AUTHORIZING SQUADRON MEMBERS TO HELP WITH RECOVERY UNTIL BASIC SERVICES IN IMPACTED AREAS ARE RESTORED. ABOUT 25 MEMBERS OF THE SQUAD WILL BE DEPLOYED FOR UP TO 90 DAYS.

ATTORNEY HELP

AN OHIO SENATE COMMITTEE IS CONSIDERING A BILL THAT WOULD CREATE A STUDENT LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM TO HELP RECRUIT AND RETAIN ATTORNEYS TO SERVE AS MUCH NEEDED PUBLIC DEFENDERS IN THE STATE.

THE PROPOSED PROGRAM IS SIMILAR TO THOSE IN OHIO AIMED AT ENCOURAGING PHYSICIANS, DENTISTS AND DENTAL HYGIENISTS TO PRACTICE IN UNDERSERVED AREAS. THE HOUSE APPROVED THE BILL LAST YEAR, WHICH WOULD GIVE LAWYERS WHO BECOME PUBLIC DEFENDERS TUITION LOAN ASSISTANCE OF UP TO $85,000 FOR FIVE YEARS OF SERVICE.

THE AVERAGE LAW STUDENT IN OHIO GRADUATES WITH MORE THAN $98,000 OF DEBT. THE BILL IS SCHEDULED FOR A POSSIBLE VOTE TODAY IN THE SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE.

WIMA SPORTS COPY TUESDAY JANUARY 21, 2020

Boys High School Basketball – Monday Scores

Fort Loramie 52, New Knoxville 24

Marion Local 49, Celina 25

Ottoville 61, Anna 57

>>Cavs Drop Fifth Straight With Loss To New York

(Cleveland, OH) -- The Cleveland Cavaliers losing streak reached five in a row with a 106-86 loss to the New York Knicks. The Cavs took a one-point lead into the half but only managed to score 14-points in the third quarter as the Knicks dominated the final 24-minutes of the game. Collin Sexton led the Cleveland offense with 17-points while Tristan Thompson scored 13-points and pulled down 22 rebounds. Next up for the Cavs is a Thursday night home game against the Washington Wizards.

>>Ohio State Reuniting With Kerry Coombs As New Co-Defensive Coordinator

(Columbus, OH) -- Defensive guru Kerry Coombs is returning to the Ohio State University to join the staff of head coach Ryan Day. The University announced yesterday that Coombs would leave his position as an assistant for the Tennessee Titans to become the new co-defensive coordinator for the Buckeyes. This will be Coombs' second go-round with OSU, having previously spent six seasons in Columbus from 2012 to 2017 as cornerbacks coach and special teams coordinator. Under Coombs' tutelage, OSU sent five first-round defensive secondary choices to the NFL and was second nationally in College Football with 101-interceptions and first with 17 returned for touchdowns.

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