THURSDAY MORNING NEWS AND SPORTS


WIMA NEWS COPY THURSDAY JANUARY 23, 2020

>>Land Bank Acquires Two Properties

(Lima, OH)--Allen County Auditor Rachel Gilroy announced that the Allen County Land Bank has acquired two properties in Lima at 528 and 537 West Grand Avenue. The Land Bank will demolish the homes currently on those properties and prepare them for future development. To date, the Land Bank has demolished 70+ homes in and around Lima, furthering its mission to remove blighted structures from the community.

>>DILLEY PETITION

TENS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE ARE CALLING FOR A CHANGE TO STATE LAW AFTER THE TRAGIC DEATH OF OF HARLEY DILLY.

A CHANGE-DOT-ORG PETITION CALLING FOR STRICTER LAWS ON REPORTING MISSING CHILDREN THAT FOLLOWED THE BOY’S DEATH HAS GATHERED NEARLY 30,000 SIGNATURES. POLICE RECORDS SHOW DILLY WAS NOT REPORTED MISSING UNTIL NEARLY TWO DAYS AFTER HIS PARENTS LAST SAW HIM. HIS FATHER ALSO SAID THE BOY WAS LIVING WITH ADHD AND AUTISM. HE SAYS HE DIDN'T CALL POLICE RIGHT AWAY BECAUSE HARLEY OFTEN LEFT AND DIDN'T COME BACK UNTIL THE NEXT MORNING.

DILLY'S DEATH HAS BEEN RULED ACCIDENTAL AFTER HE WAS FOUND TRAPPED IN A CHIMNEY AT A HOME NEAR HIS PARENTS HOUSE.

>>PET POISONINGS

AGENTS WITH COLUMBUS HUMANE CONTINUE THEIR INVESTIGATION INTO A POSSIBLE CASE OF PET POISONING.

BOTH COLUMBUS HUMANE AND THE FRANKLIN COUNTY DOG SHELTER REPORT SEPARATE CASES OF SUSPECTED POISONING OF DOGS. BOTH CASES COME FROM THE NORTH LINDEN AREA. THE DOG SHELTER SAYS AFTER HEARING ABOUT THESE TWO CASES, THEIR STAFF SEARCHED ITS FILES AND FOUND 11 SIMILAR CASES.

COLUMBUS HUMANE IS OFFERING A $5,000 REWARD FOR INFORMATION LEADING TO AN ARREST.

>>TEXT SCAM

LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS SAY THERE'S A NEW SCAM TO KEEP A LOOKOUT FOR-- ESPECIALLY IF YOU'RE AN ONLINE SHOPPER.

IT LOOKS LIKE A DELIVERY NOTIFICATION FROM SHIPPING COMPANIES LIKE AMAZON OR FEDEX, BUT IF YOU CLICK ON THE LINK, IT WILL TAKE YOU TO A FAKE AMAZON PAGE WITH A FREE SURVEY. THAT SURVEY WILL ASK FOR YOUR CREDIT CARD INFORMATION AND AUTOMATICALLY SIGN YOU UP FOR A MONTHLY CHARGE OF $98. SO, BEFORE YOU CLICK, DOUBLE CHECK THE U-R-L TO MAKE SURE IT LOOKS LEGIT. AND DON'T GIVE YOUR CREDIT CARD INFO OUT UNLESS YOU NAVIGATED TO THE WEB SITE YOURSELF - NOT THROUGH A LINK.

>>Symphony Chorus Auditions

(Lima, OH)-- The Lima Symphony Chorus will be holding auditions for new members on Monday from 6 PM-7:30 PM at the Market Street Presbyterian Church, located at 1100 West Market Street in Lima.

The Lima Symphony Chorus is a select symphony chorus consisting of 70-80 talented singers from Lima and surrounding areas. The chorus presents works for chorus and orchestra in collaboration with the Lima Symphony Orchestra. The Lima Symphony Chorus is open to all by audition. There are no membership fees.

For more information go to limasymphony.com/chorus.

WIMA SPORTS COPY THURSDAY JANUARY 23, 2020

>>UNOH 60, Lawrence Tech 57

(Ft. Wayne, IN)--The UNOH Racers picked up its first road win of the season. Nathan Lessing led the way for UNOH with 20 points, 12 coming in the second half, while Elijah Pughsley had 11. UNOH has won three of its last four games to move to 6-15 overall and 3-9 in the Wolverine Hoosier Athletic Conference. They will host #22 Madonna Saturday afternon.

>>Otterbein 81, Ohio Northern 79

(Ada, OH)--Ohio Northern battled back from a 12-point second half deficit, but a basket with 12 seconds left gave Otterbein an 81-79 Ohio Athletic Conference men's basketball victory on Wednesday evening at the ONU Sports Center. The Polar Bears fall to 6-10 overall and 2-7 in the Ohio Athletic Conference. Landen Long led the Polar Bears with 22 points and C.J. Napier chipped in with 18. The Polar Bears are at Capital Saturday afternoon.

>>Manchester 52, Bluffton 48

(Bluffton, OH)--Bluffton fell to 8-8 overall and 4-5 in the Heartland Conference despite 11 points and 12 rebounds from Bath grad Andrew Renner. The Beavers are Rose-Hulman Saturday.

>>Michigan Falls To Penn State

(Ann Arbor, MI) -- Michigan’s losing streak reached three with a 72-63 loss to Penn State. Lima Senior product Xavier Simpson led the Wolverines with 18 points and 6 assists. U-of-M, is 11-7 overall and 2-5 in the Big Ten. The Wolverines host Illinois on Saturday.

>>Dayton Wins Eight Straight With Blowout Victory Over St. Bonaventure

(Dayton, OH) -- The Dayton Flyers continued their domination of the A-10 with an 86-60 blowout win over the St. Bonaventure Bonnies at UD Arena. The Flyers are now alone at the top of the conference with a 6-0 record. Dayton will next play on Saturday at Richmond.

>>Xavier Snaps Losing Streak With Big Home Victory Over Georgetown

(Cincinnati, OH) -- The Xavier Musketeers got a 66-57 win at home over the Georgetown Hoyas. The win snaps a three-game losing streak for the Musketeers who will next play on Sunday in a rematch with Creighton. 

>>Bearcats Get By Owls For Conference Road Win At Temple

(Philadelphia, PA) -- The Cincinnati Bearcats won their third true road game of the season with an 89-82 victory over the Temple Owls. UC will now take a few days off before returning to action next Tuesday against SMU at home.

>>Ohio State Basketball Tried To Get Back On Track Tonight Against Minnesota

(Columbus, OH) -- The Ohio State men's basketball team will look to avenge an earlier season loss when they take on Minnesota tonight. The Buckeyes have dropped five of their last eight games. Tip-off tonight from Value City Arena is set for 6:30 p.m.

>>Blue Jackets Head Into All-Star Break With Come From Behind Victory Over Winnipeg

(Columbus, OH) -- The Columbus Blue Jackets rallied in the final minutes of the third period to defeat the Winnipeg Jets 4-3 at Nationwide Arena. Oliver Bjorkstrand had two goals, including the game-winner with barely three minutes left in the game. Columbus will now take a nine-day break before returning to the ice on February 1st against the Sabres in Buffalo.