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WIMA NEWS COPY TUESDAY APRIL 28, 2020

>>OHIO RE-OPENING

(COLUMBUS, OH) -- OHIO GOVERNOR MIKE DEWINE HAS ROLLED OUT PLANS TO SLOWLY RE-OPEN THE STATE'S ECONOMY.

HEALTH CARE REOPENS AND ELECTIVE SURGERIES GET THE GREEN LIGHT STARTING FRIDAY, BUT THEY CANNOT REQUIRE OVERNIGHT STAYS. DENTIST AND VETRINARIANS CAN GET BACK TO WORK ON FRIDAY AS WELL. ON MONDAY OFFICES, MANUFACTURING AND DISTRIBUTION CAN BEGIN. ON MAY 12TH, CONSUMER AND RETAIL STORES WILL OPEN. THESE ORDERS DO NOT REQUIRE THE MANDATORY WEARING OF FACE COVERINGS, BUT IT IS HIGHLY ENCOURAGED. THE GOVERNOR HAS NOT INDICATED WHEN RESTAURANTS, BARS, GYMS, SALONS AND BARBERSHOPS MAY RE-OPEN.

THE OHIO RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION WANTS THE GOVERNOR TO RECONSIDER, USING A DATE OF MAY 15TH TO ALLOW THOSE BUSINESSES TO REOPEN.

>>ALLEN COUNTY CASES OF COVID-19 GOING DOWN

(LIMA, OH) -- ALLEN COUNTY AGAIN SAW A DECREASE IN ITS DAILY COVID-19 CASES YESTERDAY. THE ALLEN COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT SAYS THE OFFICIAL NUMBER IS NOW 103. THE NUMBER IS DROPPING BECAUSE PREVIOUSLY ASSUMED COVID CASES HAVE BEEN ELIMINATED THROUGH EXPANDED TESTING. THERE WERE NO NEW HOSPITALIZATIONS FOR A SECOND STRAIGHT DAY, WITH THE TOTAL REMAINING AT 43. THERE WERE NO DEATHS REPORTED YESTERDAY, LEAVING THAT TOTAL AT 18.

>>LPD AT LOST CREEK RESERVOIR

(LIMA, OH) -- THERE WAS A LOT OF POLICE ACTIVITY AT LOST CREEK RESERVOIR ON LIMA’S EAST SIDE YESTERDAY AFTERNOON. THE LIMA POLICE DEPARTMENT IS NOT RELEASING MUCH INFORMATION YET THIS MORNING, ONLY SAYING THEY WERE RESPONDING TO A CALL CONCERNING A POSSIBLY DECEASED PERSON.

>>MINSTER MISSING TEEN

(MINSTER, OH) -- THE MINSTER POLICE DEPARTMENT IS SEARCHING FOR A 13-YEAR OLD RUNAWAY. JEREMIAH TODD IS 5-FOOT-9, 140 POUND MALE WITH BROWN/BLOND HAIR AND BLUE EYES. HE WAS LAST SEEN YESTERDAY. CHECK OUT OUR FACEBOOK PAGE FOR A SHARED POST FROM THE MINSTER P.D. FOR A PICUTRE OF JEREMIAH.

WIMA SPORTS COPY TUESDAY APRIL 28, 2020

>>OHIO STATE BASKETBALL RENEWS PARTNERSHIP WITH CBS SPORTS CLASSIC THROUGH 2022

(COLUMBUS, OH) -- THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY MEN'S BASKETBALL PROGRAM IS EXTENDING ITS RELATIONSHIP WITH THE CBS SPORTS CLASSIC THROUGH 2022. THE BUCKEYES HAVE BEEN PART OF THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS CREATION IN 2014, ALONG WITH NORTH CAROLINA, UCLA, AND KENTUCKY. ALL FOUR TEAMS WILL NOW CONTINUE PLAYING EACH OTHER ON A ROTATING BASIS WITH OHIO STATE SET TO FACE NORTH CAROLINA THIS COMING DECEMBER AT A NEUTRAL SITE, FOLLOWED BY MATCHUPS WITH UCLA IN 2021 AND KENTUCKY IN 2022. OHIO STATE IS 3-3 ALL-TIME IN THE CLASSIC WITH A WIN LAST SEASON OVER THE WILDCATS IN LAS VEGAS.

>>BROWNS EXERCISE FIFTH-YEAR OPTIONS ON MYLES GARRETT AND DAVID NJOKU

(CLEVELAND, OH) -- THE CLEVELAND BROWNS ARE BRINGING BACK DEFENSIVE END MYLES GARRETT AND TIGHT END DAVID NJOKU THROUGH 2021. THE TEAM ANNOUNCED YESTERDAY THEY WERE EXERCISING THEIR FIFTH-YEAR OPTIONS ON BOTH PLAYERS, WHICH MEANS THEIR SALARIES ARE GUARANTEED ONLY IN CASE OF INJURY. GARRETT IS A FORMER NUMBER ONE OVERALL PICK AND EXCELLED WITH THE BROWNS DESPITE AN UGLY ON-FIELD INCIDENT LAST SEASON THAT SAW HIM SUSPENDED FOR THE FINAL SIX-GAMES OF THE YEAR. NJOKU IS ALSO A FORMER FIRST-ROUND PICK AND HAS APPEARED IN 32 GAMES WITH CLEVELAND, CATCHING 88 PASSES FOR OVER ONE-THOUSAND YARDS AND EIGHT TOUCHDOWNS.

>>NBA PUSHES BACK RETURN TO FACILITIES

(NEW YORK, NY) -- THE NBA LEAGUE OFFICE HAS PUSHED BACK THE POSSIBLE RE-OPENING OF TEAM FACILITIES TO MAY 8, REQUIRING ALL TEAM PERSONNEL TO STAY AWAY FROM TEAM COMPLEXES FOR AT LEAST AN ADDITIONAL WEEK. EVEN WHEN THEY DO OPEN, TEAM FACILITIES WILL BE GOVERNED BY A STRICT SET OF RULES, ONLY PERMITTING PLAYERS WHEN LOCAL GOVERNMENTS ALLOW, MANDATING AT LEAST 12 FEET OF SPACE BETWEEN PLAYERS AND OTHER TEAM PERSONNEL AND REQUIRING NON-PLAYING EMPLOYEES TO WEAR MASKS AT ALL TIMES. PLAYERS WILL HAVE TO WEAR A MASK EXCEPT FOR WHEN THEY ARE WORKING OUT.

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