MONDAY MORNING NEWS AND SPORTS

WIMA NEWS COPY MONDAY MARCH 16, 2020

>>BARS, DINING CLOSED

GOV. MIKE DEWINE'S ADMINSTRATION STEPPED UP RESTRICTIONS MEANT TO KEEP OHIOANS AS SAFE AS POSSIBLE DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC.

DEWINE YESTERDAY ANNOUNCED THE LATEST ORDER, THAT ALL BARS WILL CLOSE AND ALL SIT-DOWN DINING WILL BE DISALLOWED.

DEWINE ENCOURAGED OHIOANS TO MAKE USE OF THE CARRY-OUT AND DELIVERY OPTIONS THAT MOST RESTAURANTS OFFER AND ANNOUNCED EFFORTS TO HELP WORKERS AND BUSINESSES NEGATIVELY IMPACTED BY THE ORDER.

IN ADDITION TO OHIO, ILLINOIS, MASSACHUSETTS, WASHINGTON STATE AND NEW YORK CITY HAVE ORDERED BARS TO CLOSE AND RESTAURANTS TO STOP DINE-IN SERVICE.

>>Allen County Public Health Reducing General Health Services -- Focusing on COVID-19

(Lima, OH)-- The majority of Allen County Public Health resources are necessary to combat the COVID-19 Pandemic in Allen County. ACPH announced today that they will be offering limited public health services. Allen County Health Commissioner Kathy Luhn, said “we are evaluating our normal services on a case-by-case basis at this time to see what can be put on hold while the community is responding to COVID-19”.

The public is strongly encouraged to call before going to the health department, 419-228-4457, to ensure what services and alternatives are available. Individuals can also access the ACPH website, www.allencountypublichealth.org, for information.

>>Man Found Dead in Lima

(Lima, OH)--The Lima Police Department is investigating the death of a man who was found in the street about 1 a.m. Sunday morning at Allentown Road and North Cole Street.

LPD says they found a 56-year-old black man lying dead in the road. They will not release the name of the man until they have notified the next to kin. The cause of the death was not immediately apparent and the body will be sent to the Lucas County Coroner for an autopsy.

>>Wapak Man to Appear on Price is Right

(Hollywood, CA)--Wapakoneta resident Joshua Garrity will be on CBS’ LET’S MAKE A DEAL today.

WIMA NEWS COPY MONDAY MARCH 16, 2020

>>NFL Players Approve New CBA

(Undated) -- The NFL Players approved a new collective bargaining agreement with the league owners that guarantees NFL labor peace through at least 2030. It was a close vote, 1,019 to 959 with only a simple majority to sanction. The new agreement includes a 17-game schedule, which could go into effect in 2021. Also, teams are not allowed to use both the franchise take and transition this offseason.

>>Cincinnati Reds Make Two Roster Moves During Spring Hiatus

(Goodyear, AZ) -- The Cincinnati Reds made two roster moves on Sunday in anticipation of the announcement of when MLB plans to begin the season. The league shut down spring training and delayed the start of opening day last week in an attempt to limit fans and player's exposure to COVID-19. When play resumes, Reds pitcher Jose De Leon and catcher Tyler Stephenson will be in Minor League camp with the Triple-A Louisville Bats. 

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