WIMA NEWS COPY TUESDAY MARCH 10, 2020
>>Wanted Lima Man Apprehended in Fremont
(Fremont, OH)--The Sandusky County Sheriff’s Office arrested 50-year old Stephen Spieldenner last night. Spieldenner is wanted in connection with a home invasion last Friday in Washington Township in Van Wert County. According to the Van Wert County Sheriff’s Office a male subject, with a gun, attacked a resident inside a home. While the victim managed to fight off the intruder, the perpetrator did fire a shot. The victim suffered minor injuries but no gunshot wounds. Spieldenner will be transported back to Van Wert County later this week. A court date will be set once he is in the Van Wert County Correctional Facility.
>>Man Found in Blanchard River Identified
(Findlay, OH)--The Findlay Police Department has publicly identified the man found in the Blanchard River Sunday night. He is 28-year old Alex A. Stewart of Findlay. An autopsy is scheduled for this week in Lucas County.
>>Man Sentenced in Columbus Grove Abduction
(Ottawa, OH)--Hometown Stations reports that a Toledo man who abducted a woman outside of the Columbus Grove Dollar General last November was sentenced for his crimes yesterday.
39-year old James Phillips was sentenced to a minimum of 8 years to a maximum of 12 years in prison.
Authorities say Phillips used a gun to force a woman to drive him toward Ottawa. He later let her go but not before he stole her money and her car and drove to Toledo.
>>Local Auto Dealership Sold
(Lima, OH)--The White Family Companies, in a news release, says it has purchased the Allan Nott dealership in Lima.
The News Release says, “The White Family Companies, Inc., announced today the purchase of Allan Nott Toyota and Allan Nott Honda in Lima, Ohio. We have offered all the employees continued employment and foresee no changes in the management structure of the dealerships.
The White Family of Dealerships will now operate 25 automobile dealerships throughout Ohio, Wyoming and South Dakota in eleven different cities.This will be the fifth Honda dealership operated by the White Family and their second Toyota dealership.
Tim White Sr., Chairman of the Board added “we are happy to be able to return to Lima where we operated White Chevrolet Inc., from 1953 to 1974.”
WIMA SPORTS COPY TUESDAY MARCH 10, 2020
>>Kaleb Wesson Named Second-Team All-Big Ten
(Columbus, OH) -- Ohio State junior Kaleb Wesson is being named Second-team All-Big Ten by members of the Big-Ten media and the conference's head coaches. The Big Ten released their yearly honor roll yesterday with Wesson at the center position on the second-team. Wesson led the Buckeyes in ten offensive categories this season, including points-per-game with 14, and rebounds-per-game with nine-point-three. In addition to Wesson's honor, Ohio State senior guard Danny Hummer was named the Buckeyes 2020 Sportsmanship Award winner.
>>Simpson Earns Big Ten Postseason Honor
(Ann Arbor, MI) -- Michigan senior guard and Lima native Zavier Simpson, has been named to the All-Big Ten second team. Simpson leads the conference in assists and also reached one-thousand career points this season.
>>Cavs Open Long Road Trip Looking For Third Straight Win
(Chicago, IL) -- The Cleveland Cavs are set to open a six-game road swing tonight when they face off against the Bulls in Chicago. The Cavaliers have won two-in-a-row and will play a Bulls squad who have lost three straight. Cleveland will be without double-double threat Tristan Thompson who will miss the game after suffering an eye injury. Tip-off from the United Center is scheduled for 8 p.m.
>>Indians, Lindor Suspend Contract Talks
(Goodyear, AZ) -- The Indians and shortstop Francisco Lindor are suspending contract talks. He tells The Athletic he still wants a long-term deal to stay in Cleveland, but both sides are putting their focus on this year for now. Lindor will be a free agent after 2021.