WEDNESDAY MORNING NEWS AND SPORTS


WIMA NEWS COPY WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 5, 2020

>>Police Have Suspect in Triple Homicide

(Lima, OH)--The Lima Police Department has named a suspect in Tuesday morning’s triple homicide at Level’s Lounge. 24-year old Deontray Forrest of Lima is wanted on a Suspicion of Murder warrant.

Early yesterday morning, at approximately 2:00 a.m. officers from the Lima Police Department responded to Levels Lounge at 122 East North Street and found three dead bodies. The two victims located inside the establishment 28-year old Terell McGraw and 24-year old Devontae Upshaw.A third victim, 25-year old Timothy White was found on the sidewalk outside.

Anyone with information regarding this crime or Deontray Forrest’s whereabouts are asked to contact the Lima Police Department at 419-227-4444 or Crime Stoppers at 419-229-STOP.

Go to 1150wima.com to see a picture of Forrest.

>>Latest Violence Seems To Be Related To Past Incidents

(Lima, OH)--You may recall the name of Deontray Forrest from an incident from just over a month ago. In the early morning hours of December 21st, Forrest was treated at St. Rita’s for gunshot wounds after a shooting at 574 Hazel Avenue. That shooting had closely followed a residence being fired upon at 509 Elmwood Place.

Police are working from the assumption that the triple homicide is connected to activity from that night and is part of an ongoing pattern of violent crime that has hit the city over the last three months. It is presumed to be drug related as well.

>>Two Lima Natives Arrested in Findlay

(Findlay, OH)--Meanwhile, two people from Lima were arrested in Findlay yesterday afternoon for robbing the Wal Mart at 1161 West Trenton Avenue.

The Findlay Police Department says that Mitchell Folk and Jennifer Davis, both of Lima are in custody in connection with the robbery.

They say Folk attempted to take two televisions out of the Auto Maintenance Entrance without paying. When he was confronted by an employee he assaulted her, and fled on foot.Davis was located at the store and taken into custody for complicity.

>>Beck Set To File For Commissioners Race

(Lima, OH)--We had reported several weeks ago the former Allen County Sheriff Dan Beck intended to file to run for Allen County Commissioner as an independent and yesterday Beck confirmed that is the case. In a short statement, Beck says he will file tomorrow. It is assumed he will to joining a crowded field of hopefuls running for the seat currently held by Jay Begg that includes five Repulicans vying for that party’s nod in the upcoming primary and an unopposed Democrat.

WIMA SPORTS COPY WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 5, 2020

Boys High School Basketball Scores

Lima Central Catholic 55, Wapakoneta 40

Ottawa-Glandorf 82, Bath 36

Botkins 61, Perry 54

Columbus Grove 71, Pandora-Gilboa 39

Delphos Jefferson 61, Fort Jennings 43

Delphos St. John's 61, Van Wert 34

Ottoville 65, Cory-Rawson 28

>>Basketball Buckeyes Win Tough Battle In Michigan At The Wire

(Ann Arbor, MI) -- The Ohio State men's basketball team survived a gritty, physical game with a 61-58 win over the Michigan Wolverines in Ann Arbor. In a rough match with lots of non-calls, the Buckeyes went toe-to-toe with the Wolverines, with neither team able to sustain a lead for more than a few possessions. OSU forward Kaleb Wesson recorded a double-double with 23-points and 12 rebounds while Duane Washington Junior added in 17 to pace the Buckeyes. Ohio State is now 15-7 overall and 5-6 in the Big Ten. OSU will at Wisconsin Sunday. Lima Senior grad Xavier Simpson scored 15 points and handed out 5 assists for the Wolverines, who dropped to 13-8 overall and 4-6 in the Big Ten.

>>Blue Jackets Take Down Panthers At Home In Overtime

(Columbus, OH) -- Zach Werenski scored the game-winner in overtime as the Columbus Blue Jackets defeated the Florida Panthers 1-0 at Nationwide Arena. Former CBJ and current Panthers net-minder Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 44 shots but couldn't solve a one-on-one with Werenski in the extra period. Columbus goalie Elvis Merzlikins made 32 saves to win his seventh straight game and get his fourth career shutout. The Blue Jackets will rest up a bit over the next two days before returning on Friday to host the Detroit Red Wings.

>>Michigan State Head Coach Mark Dantonio To Step Down

(East Lansing, MI) -- Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio is leaving his position after 13 seasons leading the Spartans from the sidelines. Dantonio announced on his Twitter yesterday that he will step down as head coach to take a special projects role in the school's athletic department. Dantonio began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at Ohio University and was defensive coordinator at Ohio State under Jim Tressel from 2001 to 2003 before becoming head coach at Cincinnati and then moving to Michigan State in 2007. With the Bearcats and the Spartans, Dantonio finishes with a head coaching record of 133-74, with three Big Ten titles and a win in the 2013 Rose Bowl.