WEDNESDAY MORNING NEWS AND SPORTS


WIMA NEWS COPY WEDNESDAY MARCH 4, 2020

>>Another Day, Another Shooting in Lima

(Lima, OH)--Lima Police are investigating yet another shooting in the city. Last night just before midnight, officers responded to 1015 West Wayne Street in reference to shots fired and found 29-year old Justin Williams of Lima suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He is in serious but stable condition. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers or Detective Matt Woodworth at 419-221-5293 or 419-227-4444.

>>Suspect Identified in Harry’s Shooting

(Lima, OH)--Meanwhile, yesterday Lima Police issued a statement concerning the investigation into a shooting at Harry’s Hideaway on Saturday night. They say have an active warrant for felonious assault out on 48-year old Oliver Gene Jackson Jr. of Lima. He’s a black male; 5-feet-11 inches tall weighing 220 pounds. Anyone with information to assist in locating the suspect is asked to contact the Lima Police Department Main phone line (419)227-4444, Crime Stoppers (419) 229-STOP or Detective Brian Snyder (419) 998-5588

>>Mercer County Horse Thief Arrested

(Celina, OH)-- A would-be horse thief didn’t get far yesterday in Mercer County. Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey says that just before 7:00 yesterday morning the office received a call about a horse trailer that was in the middle of the road.Deputies found the trailer on its side with two horses inside.Shortly thereafter they learned that the trailer and horses were stolen from the Mercer County Fairgrounds and that a third horse was missing.

A number of tips led authorities to a suspect and 21-year old John R. Eicher of Berne, Indiana was arrested without incident. Turns out Eicher’s unfamiliarity with the workings of the ball hitch led to the trailer coming unhooked from the truck.

Sadly, the two horses involved in the crash died as a result of their injuries.

ARNOLD FESTIVAL

DUE TO CONCERNS ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS, THE ANNUAL ARNOLD SPORTS FESTIVAL SET TO START TOMORROW IN COLUMBUS HAS BEEN SEVERELY RESTRICTED.

MORE THAN 20-THOUSAND ATHLETES AND 200-THOUSAND SPECTATORS WERE SUPPOSED TO FILL THE MILLION SQUARE FEET INSIDE THE GREATER COLUMBUS CONVENTION CENTER.NOT ANY MORE...ACCORDING TO GOVERNOR DEWINE, THE 20-THOUSAND ATHLETES WILL STILL GET TO COMPETE, BUT THEY WON'T HAVE AN AUDIENCE. SPECTATORS ARE NOT ALLOWED UNTIL SATURDAY'S FINAL. THE ANNUAL TRADE SHOW IS CANCELED...

>>Metcalf Street Bridge Closed

(Lima, OH)--Today is the final day for closure of the Metcalf Street Bridge near the Lima Husky Refinery. It will be closed to traffic from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. today so the bridge can be inspected.

WIMA SPORTS COPY WEDNESDAY MARCH 4, 2020

High School Boys Tournament Basketball

Division IV District Semifinal at Elida

Kalida 44 Ottoville 40

Columbus Grove50 Crestview 42

Division IV District Semifinal at Wapakoneta

Marion Local 45 New Bremen 43 – 2OT

Parkway 48 Minster 43

Division IV District Semifinal at Findlay

Arlington 55 Hopewell-Loudon 52

Division I District Semifinal at University of Toledo

Toledo Start 53 Findlay 36

High School Girls Tournament Basketball

Division III Regional Semifinal at Ohio Northern University

Ottawa-Glandorf 69 Lake 30

>>Akron Clinches MAC Title Tie

(Akron, OH) -- The Akron Zips defeated Ohio University, 74-67 to clinch at least a tie for the Mid-American Conference regular season title. The Zips, 13-4 in the MAC, lead Bowling Green by one game with one remaining. Akron will host rival Kent State on Friday. The Golden Flashes took out BG last night to help the Zips clinch. Meanwhile, BGSU will host Buffalo Friday in the regular season finale.

>>Bearcats Runaway Late For Road Victory Over USF

(Tampa, FL) -- The Cincinnati Bearcats used a late second-half charge to pull away for good in a 79-67 win over the USF Bulls in Tampa. In a game that saw several first-half lead changes, the Bearcats found themselves down by six-points heading into the break, but in the second-half, UC used runs of 15-2 and 19-7 down the stretch to seal the victory. The Bearcats offense was led by Keith Williams' game-high 30-points and a double-double from Tre-Scott, who had 21-points and eleven rebounds. Cincinnati will now return home to close out the regular season with a Senior Night game against Temple on Saturday.

>>Cavs Continue Homestand Tonight With Game Against Boston

(Cleveland, OH) -- The Cleveland Cavaliers are set to continue their four-game homestand tonight when they host the Boston Celtics. The Cavs are coming off a loss to Utah on Monday and have now dropped three straight while the Celtics enter the game on a two-game losing streak of their own. Tip-off tonight from Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse will be at 7 p.m.

>>Ohio State Running Back Out For Rest Of Spring Practice With Injury

(Columbus, OH) -- Ohio State will be without the number one running back on their depth chart for the rest of the spring due to injury. Buckeyes head coach Ryan Day confirmed yesterday that Master Teague the Third would not be available for the rest of the spring training camp. Ohio State does not release detailed injury reports, but sources say that Teague hurt his Achilles and could be out until September. Teague was the team's number two back last season and finished 2019 rushing for 789-yards and four touchdowns.

>>Ohio State Adds Two First-Time Opponents To Future Non-Conference Football Schedule

(Columbus, OH) -- The Ohio State Buckeyes are adding two new first-time opponents to its football schedules in 2025 and 2026. The University announced yesterday it had come to an agreement with the University of Connecticut from the American Athletic Conference and Ball State from the MAC for future games at the Horseshoe. The Buckeyes will host the UConn Huskies in 2025 and The Ball State Cardinals in 2026.