THURSDAY MORNING NEWS AND SPORTS


WIMA NEWS COPY THURSDAY JANUARY 30, 2020

>>Details Emerge From Tuesday Bank Robbery

(Lima, OH)-- The Allen County Sheriff’s Office has released some additional details concerning the Harding Highway Chase Bank robbery from Tuesday morning. The suspect is a white male, approximately six feet tall with a medium build, was wearing a neon yellow hoodie, blue jeans, and sunglasses. The hood was pulled up a drawn tightly around suspect’s face. Upon entering, the suspect immediately approached a teller and demanded money. Although he did not display a firearm, he did have one hand concealed in his sweatshirt pocket during the robbery. The suspect immediately fled the area on foot after he was given an undetermined amount of money. Sheriff’s Office Patrol Units, K-9’s and drones were searched for the suspect but were unable to track him down. The FBI is now also assisting in the ongoing investigation. Photos of the suspect taken from Chase Bank Security systems are posted at 1150wima.com. Anybody with any information related to this crime is asked to contact Lieutenant Dan Howard at 419-227-3535 or Crime Stoppers 419-229-STOP.

>>House Fire in Alger

(Alger, OH)--A house in Alger was deemed a total loss following a fire early yesterday morning. Home Town Media in Kenton says it happened at about 5:30 yesterday morning in 103 North Front Street in Alger.

The family made it out of the house safely however a dog and a cat apparently perished in the blaze. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

>>Wapakoneta Plant to Close

(Wapakoneta, OH)--Over 75 employees will be out of a job soon in Wapakoneta.

The Lima News says that AMETEK Westchester Plastics will be closing its Wapakoneta facility on March 31st. The company has filed a Worker Adjustment Retraining Notification notice to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.

The closure will affect about 78 employees, who will be laid off between March 31 and June 30.

The plant in Wapakoneta has operated since 1959.

>>ESTHERS LAW

(COLUMBUS, OH)--OHIOANS WHO ARE WORRIED ABOUT THE TREATMENT OF THEIR LOVED ONES IN LONG-TERM NURSING HOMES COULD SOON HAVE THE POWER TO PLACE A CAMERA IN THEIR ROOM.

SENATE BILL 255, ALSO KNOWN AS "ESTHER'S LAW," WAS INTRODUCED BEFORE THE SENATE HEALTH, HUMAN SERVICES AND MEDICAID IT'S NAMED AFTER ESTHER PISKOR OF NORTHEAST OHIO. HER SON WAS CONCERNED ABOUT THE BRUISES ON HIS MOTHER'S BODY AND SUSPECTED ABUSE, SO HE PLACED A HIDDEN CAMERA IN THE ROOM AND THE CAMERA CAUGHT THE NURSE IN THE ACT. HE LATER HELPED WRITE THE BILL THAT WOULD ALLOW AN ELECTRONIC MONITORING DEVICE IN OPEN VIEW TO BE PLACED IN A PATIENTS ROOM.

VOUCHER DEAL REJECTED

(COLUMBUS, OH)--THE OHIO HOUSE YESTERDAY MORNING REJECTED A PLAN TO STOP A MASSIVE INCREASE IN OHIO’S SCHOOL VOUCHER PROGRAM THAT HAD BEEN APPROVED BY THE SENATE A MERE 12 HOURS EARLIER.

HOUSE SPEAKER LARRY HOUSEHOLDER TOLD THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH HE BACKS A DIFFERENT VOUCHER REMEDY. THE CONTROVERSY NOW MOVES TO A HOUSE-SENATE CONFERENCE COMMITTEE WITH A DEADLINE LOOMING ON FRIDAY. THE BILL PASSED THE SENATE LATE TUESDAY NIGHT ON A BIPARTISAN VOTE AFTER A DEMOCRAT AMENDMENT TO ADD $30 MILLION TO EASE THE IMPACT ON PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS WAS ADDED. THE DEAL WOULD DROP THE NUMBER OF SCHOOLS WHERE STUDENTS COULD USE A VOUCHER WHILE RAISING THE INCOME GUIDELINES FOR ELIGIBILITY.

WIMA SPORTS COPY THURSDAY JANUARY 30, 2020

>>Polar Bears Fall at Wilmington

(Wilmington, OH)--Ohio Northern fell to 6-12 overall and 2-9 in the Ohio Athletic Conference with an 89-69 loss at Wilmington. C.J. Napier led ONU with 24 points. The Polar Bears will host #20 Mt. Union Saturday afternoon.

>>Bluffton Wins

(Bluffton, OH)--Bath product Andrew Renner scored 21 points to lead the University of Bluffton past Earlham, 78-59 at Sommer Center. The Beavers are now 9-9 overall and 5-6 in the Heartland Conference. They will host league-leading Franklin Saturday afternoon.

>>Flyers Extend Winning Streak To Ten With Victory Road Over Duquesne

(Pittsburgh, PA) -- The 7th ranked Dayton Flyers sent the Duquesne Dukes to their first home court loss with a close 73-69 victory at PPG Paints Arena. The Flyers have now won ten straight and are undefeated in their five true road games this season. Obi Toppin recorded a double-double with a game-high 22-points and ten rebounds while Jalen Crutcher added in 18, and Trey Landers scored 12 for Dayton in the win. The Flyers will now have a short turnaround for rest as they return home to prepare to play Fordham at UD Arena on Saturday. 

>>Cavaliers Host Toronto Tonight At Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse

(Cleveland, OH) -- The Cleveland Cavaliers will look to get back in the win column tonight when they host the Toronto Raptors. The Cavs beat the Pistons on the road this past Monday before falling to the Pelicans on Tuesday night at home. Toronto enters the game on an eight-game winning streak and hasn't lost since December 12th. Tip-off tonight from Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse is set for 7 p.m.