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WIMA NEWS COPY FRIDAY JANUARY 24, 2020

>>Lima mayor talking to investors about opportunities in the city

(Washington, D.C.)--The City of Lima is hoping to capitalize on a Trump administration program that gives investors tax breaks for investing in blighted neighborhoods. The areas are called "Opportunity Zones" and there are three such zones in Lima along Bellefontaine Avenue/Market Street corridor.

Lima Mayor David Berger met with investors looking to buy into Lima's Opportunity Zones on Wednesday at the U.S. Conference of Mayors Winter Meeting in Washington, D.C.

>>3rd woman charged in Indiana custody dispute slaying

(Portland, IN)-- A Ft. Recovery woman is the third woman charged with murder Jan. 12 slaying of 31-year-old Shea Michael Briar.

The Associated Press reports that Hannah L. Knapke, 18, of Fort Recovery, was charged Tuesday in Jay County Circuit Court.

Previously, Ft. Recovery softball coach, 31-year old Esther Stephen and assistant coach, 18-year old Shelby Hiestand, both of Portland, IN charged with murder after Briar was found wounded on a rural Jay County road. He later died at a hospital.

The AP report says that court documents allege that Stephen was angry at Briar, the father of her young daughter, over a lawsuit concerning child custody issues. She was alleged to have lured him to the area where he was later found, where Hiestand reportedly shot him in the back. An affidavit says Knapke drove Briar and the other two women to the scene of the shooting.

>>Rhodes Sets Date

(Lima, OH)--The Rhodes State College’s Center For Health Science Education and Innovation now has an opening date target.

The Lima News reports that the College’s Board of Trustees met last night and at that meeting it was announced that the facility is set to open in August of 2021. The groundbreaking for construction is expected in March.

>>LOTTERY MYSTERY

WHOEVER BOUGHT THE WINNING OHIO TICKET FOR A $375 MILLION MEGA MILLIONS PRIZE LAST MONTH WILL REMAIN A MYSTERY, AT LEAST PUBLICLY.

THE OHIO LOTTERY SAYS ITS LARGEST PRIZE EVER WON HAS BEEN CLAIMED IN TRUST. THE WINNER OR WINNERS CHOSE THE CASH OPTION PRIZE EQUIVALENT RATHER THAN A HIGHER AMOUNT PAID OUT OVER SEVERAL DECADES. THAT MEANS THEY GET A LUMP PAYMENT NOW OF ABOUT $182.5 MILLION AFTER TAX WITHHOLDINGS OF 28 PERCENT. THE WINNING TICKET FOR THE DEC. 17 DRAWING WAS BOUGHT USING THE AUTO LOTTO FEATURE AT A GIANT EAGLE SUPERMARKET IN THE CLEVELAND SUBURB OF MENTOR.

WIMA SPORTS COPY FRIDAY JANUARY 24, 2020

>>Basketball Bucks Blow Lead And Lose In Final Seconds To Minnesota

(Columbus, OH) -- The Buckeyes blew a nine-point lead as Minnesota rallied to upend Ohio State 62-59 at Value City Arena. With the game tied at 59 apiece with only three-seconds left, Minnesota's Marcus Carr hit a three-pointer to complete the comeback and steal the win for the Golden Gophers. OSU forward Kaleb Wesson was held to only two points for the entire game but did have 14 rebounds as Kyle Young led the Bucks offense with 14-points. Ohio State will now try to turn around their season on Sunday when they hit the road to play the Northwestern Wildcats.

>>Cavs Losing Streak Hits Six with Home Loss To Washington

(Cleveland, OH) -- The Cleveland Cavaliers lost for the sixth straight time with a 124-112 defeat at the hands of the Washington Wizards. The Cavs were leading 18-6 in the first quarter when Washington's Bradley Beal started a rally with nine of his game-high 36-points. Cleveland was led by Collin Sexton, who had a team-high 29-points and Larry Nance Junior with 22-points and 12 rebounds. The Cavs will take tonight off before hosting Chicago on Saturday at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse.

GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL SCORES

Bath 39 Defiance 32

Ottawa-Glandorf 66 Celina 19

Minster 66 New Bremen 27

Marion Local 56 Delphos St Johns 50

Ottoville 47 Fort Jennings 36

Findlay 47 Lima Senior 40

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