WIMA NEWS COPY THURSDAY FEBRUARY 27, 2020
>>Winter Strikes Back
(Undated)--About 4 inches of snow blanketed our area yesterday and overnight causing some roads to be treacherous this morning. Most area Sheriff’s Offices have issued Level 1 Roadway Alerts. You can find school and business closings and/or delays at 1150wima.com.
>>Northland Plaza Damaged
(Lima, OH)--You may have noticed some damage to part of the Northland Plaza yesterday. Turns out that a brick façade collapsed, causing the closure of Rent-A-Center and American Family Insurance. The Lima News reports that it’s thought that the facade fell overnight Tuesday into Wednesday. There had been some work going on at that part of the plaza. There were no injuries reported.
>>Slayton Found Guilty
(Lima, OH)--The trial for 35-year old Julia Slayton of Lima came to an end yesterday with the jury finding her guilty of firing her handgun through the wall of a residence along Brower Road back in September of 2018.
Hometown Stations reports that she will be sentenced April 6.
During the trial, it was determined through ballistics testing that a bullet fired from Slayton’s handgun entered a residence at 1021 Brower Road. She fired the weapon from an apartment in the Willow Lake Apartments, just off Brower Road.
(COLUMBUS, OH)-- A DIVIDED OHIO SUPREME COURT HAS RULED THAT A PARENT LOSES THE ABILITY TO PROTEST A CHILD'S ADOPTION BY FAILING TO SUPPORT THE CHILD AS REQUIRED BY LAW OR A JUDGE'S ORDER.
AT ISSUE WAS A MAN'S REFUSAL TO ALLOW HIS EX-WIFE'S NEW HUSBAND TO ADOPT THEIR CHILD. COURT DOCUMENTS SAY THE CHILD'S MOTHER MOVED TO OHIO AFTER THE DIVORCE AND THE FATHER RETURNED TO HIS NATIVE KOSOVO. THE NEW HUSBAND ARGUED THE MAN COULD NOT PROTEST THE ADOPTION BECAUSE HE PAID ONLY $200 IN THE YEAR PRECEDING THAT REQUEST, OWING MORE THAN $17,000 IN SUPPORT PAYMENTS. THE COURT AGREED THAT, BECAUSE THE MAN VIOLATED THE CHILD SUPPORT REQUIREMENTS, HE COULD NOT PROTEST THE ADOPTION.
>>DAYLIGHT SAVING TO END?
(COLUMBUS, OH)--THE OHIO SENATE WANTS CONGRESS TO PERMANENTLY PUT THE COUNTRY ON DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME, ELIMINATING THE TWICE-A-YEAR CHANGING OF THE CLOCKS.
THE DAYTON DAILY NEWS REPORTS THE OHIO SENATE VOTED 31-TO-1 IN FAVOR OF A RESOLUTION SPONSORED BY REPUBLICAN KRISTINA ROEGNER OF HUDSON. ROEGNER CALLED CHANGING BETWEEN STANDARD AND DAYLIGHT SAVING “GOVERNMENT-INDUCED BIANNUAL JETLAG.” THE RESOLUTION URGES ADOPTION OF THE SUNSHINE PROTECTION ACT, WHICH IS PENDING IN CONGRESS. EIGHT STATES HAVE PASSED SIMILAR LEGISLATION TO THAT BEING PROPOSED IN OHIO, BUT CONGRESS MUST FIRST RESCIND A FEDERAL BAN ON STATES ADOPTING DAYLIGHT SAVING YEAR-ROUND.
WIMA SPORTS COPY THURSDAY FEBRUARY 27, 2020
>>Allen East Has New Football Coach
(Harrod, OH)-- Allen East High School has announced they have selected Joel Billings to be the school’s next Head Varsity Football Coach. His hiring is pending Board approval at the March meeting.
Billings has been an assistant at AE the last 5 years and previously served as an assistant at Bellefontaine High School. He is a 2006 Waynesfield Goshen graduate and played defensive line at Defiance College.
He replaces Wes Schroeder who led the Mustangs to a playoff berth last season.
>>Boys High School Tournament Scores
Div. II Sectional Semifinal at Paulding
Wapakoneta 40 Van Wert 36
Div. IV Sectional Semifinal at Van Wert
Kalida 51 Patrick Henry 27
Lincolnview 49 Miller City 47 – Jake Bowersock: game-winning basket at the buzzer
Div. IV Sectional Semifinal at Bluffton University
Crestview 64 Leipsic 55
Ada 62 Fort Jennings 55
Div. IV Sectional Semifinal at St Marys
New Bremen 64 Ridgemont 53
St Henry 48 New Knoxville 43
>>Ohio State To Finish Out Month Of February On The Road At Nebraska
(Lincoln, NE) -- The Ohio State Buckeyes will go for their sixth win in February as they hit the road to take on the Nebraska Cornhuskers. The Buckeyes are coming off a huge upset victory over Maryland last weekend and will face a Nebraska team that has lost 12 games in a row dating back to January 11th. A win would also move Ohio State one game above 500 in conference play with three games left in the season. Tip-off tonight from Pinnacle Bank Arena is set for 9 p.m. and you can hear the game here on 1150 WIMA.
>>Cleveland Cavaliers Win Second Straight With Home Victory Over Philly
(Cleveland, OH) -- The Cleveland Cavaliers won their second straight game with a home-court 108-94 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers. The Cavs have now taken three of the four games played since the All-Star break and four out of their last five overall. Six Cavs players scored in double figures led by guard Collin Sexton game-high 28-points and double-doubles from Larry Nance Junior and Tristan Thompson. Cleveland will take Thursday off before heading out against the Pelicans in New Orleans on Friday and then back home against the Pacers on Saturday.