WIMA NEWS COPY MONDAY MARCH 2, 2020
>>Sunday Shooting Leaves Lima Man in Serious Condition
(Lima, OH)--Lima Police are investigating a shooting that occurred yesterday just after 6:00 p.m. at Orena Avenue and Eureka Street on the city’s south side.An occupied motor vehicle was shot multiple times and 27-year old Deandre Hines was struck.He was taken to Lima Memorial Health System and is in serious condition.Investigators are following up with leads.Anyone with information to assist in locating the suspects is asked to contact the Lima Police Department Detective Bureau at 419-221-5285 or the main phone line at 419-227-4444.
>>Shooting at Harry’s Hideaway Saturday Night
(Lima, OH)--Lima Police are investigating a shooting from Saturday night. The incident happened at about 10:30 at Harry’s Hideaway bar on North Cable Road across the street from the University of Northwestern Ohio. Police say 39-year old Stephen Snyder sustained non-life threatening injuries. Two vehicles and the building also were hit by bullets. As of yet the LPD has not announced a suspect of any person of interest. Anyone with information to assist in locating the suspects is asked to contact the Lima Police Department at 419-227-4444.
>>Metcalf Street Bridge Closed
(Lima, OH)--The Allen County Engineer says the Metcalf Street Bridge near the Lima Husky Refinery will be closed to traffic from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. today through Wednesday so the bridge can be inspected.
>>LAKE ERIE RIGHTS
A FEDERAL JUDGE IN OHIO IS SAYING 'NO' TO A VOTER-APPROVED MEASURE THAT WOULD GIVE LAKE ERIE LEGAL RIGHTS. THE JUDGE STRUCK DOWN THE UNUSUAL BALLOT MEASURE APPROVED A YEAR AGO IN TOLEDO THAT WAS BACKED BY A COALITION OF ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS. THE GROUPS HAD LED THE EFFORT AS A WAY TO ADD PROTECTIONS FOR LAKE ERIE BY ALLOWING PEOPLE TO FILE LAWSUITS ON ITS BEHALF. BUT A U.S. DISTRICT JUDGE IN TOLEDO SAID THURSDAY THAT THE MEASURE WAS UNCONSTITUTIONALLY VAGUE. HE ALSO SAYS THAT THE MEASURE EXCEEDED THE POWER OF MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT EVEN THOUGH ITS SUPPORTERS HAD THE WELL-INTENTIONED GOAL OF PROTECTING THE LAKE.
WIMA SPORTS COPY MONDAY MARCH 2, 2020
>>Basketball Buckeyes Sweep Season Series From Team Up North
(Columbus, OH) -- The Ohio State men's basketball team used a late 8-0 run to turn a tight game into a rout with a 77-63 victory over Michigan. Tied at 54 apiece with about six-minutes left, Kaleb Wesson and his brother Andre hit long three-pointers to rally the Buckeyes, who pushed the game to 70-58 with only two-minutes left. Only seven Buckeyes saw the floor with five scoring in double-figures led by Duane Washington Junior's game-high 20-points and C.J. Walker, who added in 15. Ohio State will next play on Thursday when they hold their Senior Night against Illinois at Value City Arena. Lima’s Xavier Simpson had 12 points and 7 assists for Michigan. U-of-M is 18-and-11 and will play its home finale Thursday against Nebraska.
>>Buzzer Beater Sends Xavier To Win Over Georgetown In D.C.
(Washington, D.C.) -- Xavier's Naji Marshall hit a three-pointer with four-seconds left in the game to send Xavier to a 66-63 win on the road against the Georgetown Hoyas. The win evens the Musketeers Big East record at 8-8 with two games left before the conference tournament. Xavier will next play on Wednesday when they travel to Rhode Island to face off against the Providence Friars.
>>Bearcats Fall To Houston As Cougars Take Over First Place In the AAC
(Houston, TX) -- The Cincinnati Bearcats dropped into second place in the American Athletic Conference with a 68-55 road loss to Houston. Houston controlled the game with a dominating advantage in offensive rebounds, pulling down 22 of them to UC's nine. The Bearcats will next play on Tuesday in Florida against the South Florida Bulls.
>>Cavs Open Long Home Stand Tonight Against Utah
(Cleveland, OH) -- The Cleveland Cavaliers open a four-game homestand tonight when they host the Utah Jazz at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse. The Cavs will look to end a two-game losing streak against a Jazz team that has lost four of their last five. Tip-off tonight is scheduled for 7 p.m.
>>Banged Up Blue Jackets Rally For Comeback Win Against Vancouver
(Columbus, OH) -- The Columbus Blue Jackets rallied for four goals in the third-period to storm back and beat Vancouver 5-3 at Nationwide Arena. Looking lackluster from almost the first face-off, the banged-up Blue Jackets fell behind 3-1, heading into the final frame before exploding for four unanswered goals in eight minutes. Kevin Stenlund, Riley Nash, Zach Werenski, Emil Bemstrom, and Gustav Nyquist scored for Columbus, who ended a two-game losing streak. The Jackets will next play on Wednesday when they travel to play the Calgary Flames.
>>Alex Bowman Wins Auto Club 400
(Fontana, CA) -- Alex Bowman is going home with the second win of his career. Bowman opened a big lead on the field to take home the win at the Auto Club 400 in Fontana. Bowman picked up the first win of the season for Hendrick Motorsports. Kyle Busch finished in second while Kurt Busch took third. Chase Elliott and Brad Keselowski rounded out the top five. Jimmie Johnson finished in seventh in his final race in California. There was a five-wide salute to Johnson during the pace lap. The seven-time champion is retiring following the season.