MONDAY MORNING NEWS AND SPORTS


WIMA NEWS COPY MONDAY MARCH 9, 2020

>>Body found in Blanchard River in Findlay on Sunday evening

(Findlay, OH)--Findlay Police say a body was found in the Blanchard River on Sunday evening.

The body was found around 6:15 p.m. north of the 300 block of Washington Street.

The name of the deceased will be released after positive identification and notification of the family.

The body was sent to the Lucas County Coroner’s Office.

>>State Patrol Investigates Fatal Motorcycle Crash in Putnam County

(Lima, OH)--The Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Lima Post is investigating a fatal crash that occurred at approximately 3:07 P.M. on Sunday March 8, 2020. The crash occurred on State Route 634 at milepost 10 in Putnam County.

A 2016 Harley Davidson motorcycle, driven by Jerry L. Miller, age 60, of Continental, was northbound on State Route 634. While exiting a curve, Mr. Miller drove off of the right side of the road, struck a traffic sign and came to final rest in a field.

Mr. Miller was pronounced dead on scene by the Putnam County Coroner.Mr. Miller was not wearing a helmet.

The crash remains under investigation.

>>I-75 Construction To Begin

(Lima, OH)--The latest work on I-75 in our area is set to begin this week.The $21 million project will resurface Interstate 75 between Napoleon Road and State Route 235 in Allen and Hancock counties. The project also includes the reconstruction of I-75 at State Route 696 in Beaverdam. Traffic will be maintained through the work zone. Work is expected to through October.

Traffic will be maintained through the work zone with repaving work to occur at night. Traffic will be shifted onto the opposite side of the highway. Ramps throughout the work zone will be closed temporarily with the northbound ramp from state Route 103 to I-75 closing for several weeks.

>>CORONAVIRUS TESTING

(COLUMBUS, OH)--OHIO OFFICIALS SAY THE STATE STILL HAS NO CONFIRMED CASES OF THE NEW CORONAVIRUS, BUT TEST RESULTS ARE AWAITED FROM FOUR PEOPLE.

HEALTH DEPARTMENT DIRECTOR DR. AMY ACTON SAYS OFFICIALS EXPECT A CASE “ANY DAY NOW." GOV MIKE DEWINE SAID THE OHIO DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH NOW HAS THE ABILITY TO CONDUCT TESTING AND, BY MONDAY, TWO PRIVATE LABS IN THE STATE WILL BE DOING LIKEWISE WITH HOSPITALS SOON TO FOLLOW. HEALTH DEPARTMENT TESTS WILL PRIORITIZE THE ELDERLY, THOSE WITH PRE-EXISTING HEALTH CONDITIONS AND COMPROMISED IMMUNE SYSTEMS AND HEALTH CARE WORKERS. OTHER TESTS ARE TO BE DONE ONLY WITH A HEALTH PROVIDER'S ORDER.

WIMA SPORTS COPY MONDAY MARCH 9, 2020

>>Foul Trouble Sinks Basketball Bucks As They Close Out Regular Season With Road Loss

(East Lansing, MI) -- The Ohio State Buckeyes committed too many fouls as a second-half rally fizzled out during an 80-69 loss to the Michigan State Spartans. Tied at 44 apiece with 13-minutes left in the game, the Spartans got hot and fed off a Senior Day home crowd to pull away from the short-handed Buckeyes who had several players in foul trouble. Duane Washington Junior led Ohio State with 16-points while E.J. Liddell continued a strong finish to his freshman campaign with 12-points. The Buckeyes have earned the number seven seed in the Big Ten Tournament and will take on number ten Purdue on Thursday.

>>Number-Nine Maryland Takes Down Michigan, Earns Share Of Big Ten Regular-Season Title

(College Park, MD) -- Anthony Cowan scored 20 points as number-nine Maryland rolled Michigan 83-70 at home. The Terrapins claim a share of the Big Ten regular season title with the win.

>>Bearcats Rallies To Top Temple, Earn Top AAC Seed

(Cincinnati, OH) -- Cincinnati scored 47 points in the second half and rallied from a 14-point deficit at intermission to edge Temple 64-63 at Fifth Third Arena. Jarron Cumberland led the Bearcats with 20 points. With the win, the Bearcats are 20-and-10 and tied for first with Tulsa and Houston in the AAC. Cincinnati is seeded first in the AAC Tournament in Fort Worth and drew a first-round bye. Its first game will be Friday.

>>Cavs Win Second In A Row With Home Victory Over San Antonio

(Cleveland, OH) -- The Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the San Antonio Spurs 132-129 to even their four-game home stand at two-wins and two-losses. Cavs center Andre Drummond scored 28-points and pulled down 17 rebounds in a dominating performance while Kevin Love also recorded a double-double with 14-points and 18 rebounds. The Cavs have now won two in a row and will take tonight off before hitting the road for their next six-games, starting with Chicago on Tuesday.

>>Elvis Returns As Jackets Get Critical Road Win Over Vancouver

(Vancouver, BC) -- Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Elvis Merzlikins returned from injury to help the CBJ beat Vancouver 2-1 on the road. Two rookies provided all of the offense for the Jackets in the second-period with goals from Emil Bemstrom and Eric Robinson. Playing for the first time since February 24th, when he suffered an upper-body injury, Merzlikins made 26-saves and provided stiff defense for Columbus. With the win, the Jackets reclaimed the first Wild Card spot in the East and will look to add to that on Thursday when they play Pittsburgh.