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WIMA NEWS COPY WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 19, 2020

>>Runaways Located Safe

(Kenton, OH)--The Hardin County Sheriff’s Office says that three runaway juveniles have been found safe.

Two 14 year old males from Ada, Gauge Sugden and Tylor Kephart, both of Ada, ran away from home a week ago yesterday. It was then discovered that Makayla Kephart, 17, of Findlay, who was reported missing from her home, was believed to be with Tylor Kephart.

Makayla and Tylor were found yesterday in Marion, Indiana, and Sugden was found in Mansfield on Monday. All three were then turned over to the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office.

>>Election Season is Underway

(Lima, OH)--Early or absentee voting begins today for the 2020 Ohio Primary Election. Voters can go to their county's board of elections to cast their ballot before the March primary, which will be held on St. Patrick's Day, March 17th.

>>Sielschott Kicks Off Campaign

(Lima, OH)--Tim Sielschott, one of five Republican candidates for Allen County Commissioner, will be holding his official campaign kickoff event at noon today at The 318, at 318 N. Main Street in downtown Lima. The event was scheduled to coincide with the first day of Absentee Voting. Attendees will be invited to walk down to the Allen County Board of Elections immediately following the event and cast their ballot for the March 17th primary election.

>>VOUCHER REAX

OHIO'S TWO U.S. SENATORS WERE IN OHIO THIS WEEK TO DISCUSS A TANGLED ISSUE BEING CONSIDERED AT THE STATE LEVEL. REPUBLICAN ROB PORTMAN SAYS HE THINKS THE SCHOOL VOUCHERS SERVE LOW-INCOME COMMUNITIES.

THE OHIO HOUSE HAS ALREADY VOTED TO SCRAP THE ED CHOICE PROGRAM AND RETOOL IT TO OFFER VOUCHERS BASED ON INCOME ALONE FOR A FAMILY AND NOT BASED ON A SCHOOL REPORT CARD.

SUPPORTERS OF THE VOUCHERS SAY THEY ARE NEEDED FOR STUDENTS AND FOR PARENTS WHO WANT MORE CHOICE IN SENDING THEIR KIDS TO CERTAIN SCHOOLS.

DEMOCRAT SHERROD BROWN SAYS THE VOUCHERS HAVE BEEN USED TO DEFUND SOME PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND PAY PRIVATE ONES.

WIMA SPORTS COPY WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 19, 2020

Boys High School Basketball

Lima Senior 68 Toledo Central Catholic 62

-- Quincey Simpson career win #120 makes him Lima Senior’s all-time winningest coach. LSH now 18-3 and 13-0 in the TRAC.

Lima Central Catholic 72 Van Wert 44

--Biggs Johnson 31 points for T-Birds who are now 13-8 on the season.

Marion Local 61 Wapakoneta 50

Girls High School Tournament Scores

Div. II Sectional Semifinal at Spencerville

Van Wert 48 Shawnee 39

Defiance 33 Elida 31

Div. III Sectional Semifinal at Bluffton

Hicksville 49 Allen East 32

Div. III Sectional Semifinal at Lincolnview

Spencerville 53 Van Buren 46

Div. IV Sectional Semifinal at Bath

St Henry 67 Perry 36

Div. IV Sectional Semifinal at Patrick Henry

Delphos St. Johns 46 Miller City 34

>>Dayton Keeps Winning Streak Alive With Close Road Victory Over VCU

(Richmond, VA) -- The Dayton Flyers extended their winning streak to 15-games with a close 66-61 victory over the VCU Rams on the road. Dayton jumped out to an early first-half lead, but VCU adjusted after halftime to bring the game to within two-points with six-minutes left before clutch free-throw shooting sealed the Flyers win. Jalen Crutcher led the Dayton attack with 18-points, including going eight for eight from the charity stripe. The Flyers will look to make it 16 wins in-a-row on Saturday when they return home to UD Arena to play Duquesne.

>>Cavs Coach John Beilein Out After Only Half A Season

(Cleveland, OH) -- Sources say Cavaliers head coach John Beilein is out after only half a season in Cleveland. Reports began circulating Tuesday that Beilein would be replaced by assistant coach J.B. Bickerstaff when the team returns from the All-Star break on Friday. It also appears that it is Beilein's decision to leave and not the team's meaning he will not be owed the remaining 12-million dollars left on his contract. Beilein joined the Cavs last summer after spending 12 seasons at Michigan and was 14-40 during his short NBA tenure.

>>Blue Jackets Fall Behind Early In Bad Loss To Philadelphia On The Road

(Philadelphia, PA) -- The Columbus Blue Jackets dropped their sixth straight game with a 5-1 loss to the Flyers in Philadelphia. With the loss, the Flyers leapfrogged the Jackets in the standings and are now a point above the CBJ in the playoff hunt. Columbus' only goal came in the second period when Oliver Bjorkstrand scored his 20th of the season on a power play. The Jackets will now look to avenge the loss on Thursday when the teams finish their home-and-home series at Nationwide Arena on Thursday.

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