WEDNESDAY MORNING NEWS AND SPORTS


WIMA NEWS COPY WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 12, 2020

>>911 Recording Indicates Self Defense

(Wapakoneta, OH)--It appears that the death of Wesley Sweigart early Saturday morning may be a case of self defense.

The Auglaize County Sheriff's Office says the death occurred in the Sandy Beach area around 3:30 a.m. Deputies were sent out to a reported shooting and found 36-year-old Wesley Sweigart dead inside a residence. They took his wife, 30-year-old Stephanie Sweigart into custody on a charge of murder.

The Celina Daily Standard that the 911 call reporting the shooting death of Wesley Sweigart was made by Stephanie Sweigart. The report says that on the call, Stephanie states that Wesley was attacking her, and that she killed him. The investigation is ongoing.

>>Lima Drug Dealer Sentenced

(Lima, OH)--46-year old Eric Watkins of Lima was sentenced to four years in prison yesterday as part of a plea deal stemming from his arrest on drug trafficking charges.

The Lima News reports that Watkins was arrested during pre-dawn raids by federal, state and local law enforcement back in June of 2018.

Those citywide raids led to the arrest of more than a dozen Lima men described by authorities to be “large-quantity” dealers of cocaine and crack cocaine, including Watkins.

The Lima News report said that as he addressed the court before his sentence was announced Watkins expressed regret for helping create the current drug culture in Lima saying that drugs are tearing the city down and that he no longer wants to be a part of it.

>>OSU PLAYERS CHARGED WITH RAPE

(COLUMBUS, OH)--TWO OHIO STATE FOOTBALL PLAYERS HAVE BEEN ARRESTED IN COLUMBUS ON SERIOUS CHARGES.

THE PLAYERS INVOLVED IN THIS CASE ARE AMIR RIEP AND JAHSON WINT. BOTH 21 YEARS OLD AND BOTH FACES CHARGES OR ALLEGATIONS OF RAPE AND KIDNAPPING. ACCORDING TO AN AFFIDAVIT ON FEBRUARY 4TH RIEP WAS WITH A WOMAN WHEN THEY BEGAN TO HAVE CONSENSUAL SEX. HOWEVER, THE VICTIM SAYS SHE STOPPED, SAYING SHE DID NOT WANT TO CONTINUE. THAT'S WHEN COURT DOCUMENTS SAY WINT ENTERED THE ROOM...

THE VICTIM SAYS SHE WAS FORCED INTO SEXUAL ACTIVITY WITH BOTH MEN. WE ARE TOLD THAT THEY WILL GO THROUGH COURT ON THURSDAY. IN COLUMBUS, VALENCIA WICKER.

ADDITIONAL INFO: RIEP IS A 6-FOOT-1, 185-POUND CORNERBACK ENTERING HIS SENIOR SEASON WHILE WINT IS A 6-FOOT, 198-POUND REDSHIRT SENIOR SAFETY, ACCORDING TO COURT DOCUMENTS AND THE OHIO STATE BUCKEYES WEBSITE.

>>GLR Invests in PCCIC

(Lima, OH)--Greater Lima Region this week announced another investment in an area economic development group as it has now partnered with the Putnam County Community Improvement Corporation.In a statement, Doug Olsson, President and CEO of GLR said that they have invested in regional projects and economic development organizations in order to build collaboration across the region and to better compete for economic growth opportunities.

WIMA SPORTS COPY WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 12, 2020

Boys High School Basketball

Lima Central Catholic     70       Delphos Jefferson   49

Perry                                45       Miller City                39

Delphos St Johns             47       Bath                           36 

Girls High School Basketball

Fort Loramie   80    Marion Local        28

Ottawa-Glandorf          62  Archbold    33

Van Buren          40   Bluffton     29

Liberty-Benton            51  Ottoville     20

Shawnee            67 Upper Scioto Valley 26

New Knoxville  47 Wapakoneta 41

Coldwater          52  Elida             46

Kalida   48     Minster 46    OT

Spencerville      74   Parkway    47

>>Basketball Buckeyes Welcome Rutgers To Value City Arena Tonight

(Columbus, OH) -- The Ohio State men's basketball team is set to host the Rutgers Scarlet Knights tonight at Value City Arena. This will be the first and only meeting between the two schools this season. Ohio State is coming in off a blowout loss to Wisconsin that stopped the Bucks four-game winning streak while Rutgers beat Northwestern on Sunday after losing two straight to begin the month. Tip-off tonight from the Schottenstein Center is scheduled for 7 p.m.

>>Blue Jackets All-Star Seth Jones Out For The Rest Of The Regular Season

(Columbus, OH) -- The Columbus Blue Jackets are preparing to go without one of their best players for the remainder of the regular season. The team announced yesterday that All-Star defensemen Seth Jones would miss the next eight to ten weeks after having surgery on a hairline fracture in his ankle. Jones suffered the injury on Saturday during the Jackets loss to Colorado when he tangled with Erik Johnson on a breakaway to the goal and ended up sliding feet first into the boards. Depending on his rehab, Jones could be back in time for a potential playoff push.