THURSDAY MORNING NEWS AND SPORTS 6-4


WIMA NEWS COPY THURSDAY JUNE 4, 2020

>>VACANT HOUSE FIRE DEEMED SUSPICIOUS

(LIMA, OH) -- THE LIMA FIRE DEPARTMENT BATTLED A TWO-ALARM FIRE AT 600 EAST ELM IN THE EARLY MORNING HOURS. THE HOME WAS VACANT AND IS A TOTAL LOSS AND WILL BE DEMOLISHED. THERE WERE NO INJURIES REPORTED. THE BLAZE IS CONSIDERED SUSPICIOUS. AN ADJACENT HOME SUFFERED ABOUT $10,000 IN HEAT DAMAGE.

>>TWO PEOPLE SHOT DEAD IN LIMA

(LIMA, OH) -- YESTERDAY MORNING JUST AFTER 8:00 THE LIMA POLICE DEPARTMENT WAS DISPATCHED TO 413 SOUTH ATLANTIC AVENUE IN REFERENCE TO SHOTS FIRED.

UPON ARRIVAL, OFFICERS LOCATED TWO VICTIMS INSIDE THE RESIDENCE WHO HAD SUSTAINED GUNSHOT WOUNDS. THE FEMALE VICTIM WAS IDENTIFIED AS TARISSA SANDERS, 38 YEARS OLD OF LIMA AND THE MALE VICTIM WAS IDENTIFIED AS CHARLES SANDERS, 43 YEARS OLD OF LIMA. TARISSA WAS PRONOUNCED DECEASED AT THE SCENE AND CHARLES WAS TRANSPORTED TO A LOCAL HOSPITAL WHERE HE LATER SUCCUMBED TO HIS INJURIES.

CLINTON OWENS JR, 32 YEARS OLD OF LIMA AND MICHELLE ALVES, 31 YEARS OLD OF LIMA HAVE BEEN NAMED AS PEOPLE OF INTEREST THIS INCIDENT.

ANYONE WITH INFORMATION REGARDING THIS CRIME IS ASKED TO CONTACT THE LIMA POLICE DEPT AT 419-227-4444.

>>CRIME TASK FORCE ANNOUNCES ARRESTS

(LIMA, OH) -- THE WEST CENTRAL OHIO CRIME TASK FORCE ANNOUNCED THREE RECENT ARRESTS:

ON MONDAY, JUNE 1ST, 2020, THE WEST CENTRAL OHIO CRIME TASK FORCE SERVED A SEARCH WARRANT AT 1148 BISCAYNE AVENUE LIMA, ALLEN COUNTY, OHIO. DURING THE SEARCH OF THE RESIDENCE, SUSPECTED COCAINE, DRUG PARAPHERNALIA, AND US CURRENCY WERE LOCATED. THE RESIDENT, 29-YEAR OLD CAMERON J. ROGERS (DOB 12/27/1990), WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY AT THE SCENE.

ON FRIDAY, MAY 29TH, 2020, THE WEST CENTRAL OHIO CRIME TASK FORCE SERVED A SEARCH WARRANT AT 521 ½ N. CHARLES STREET LIMA, ALLEN COUNTY, OHIO. DURING THE SEARCH OF THE RESIDENCE, SUSPECTED COCAINE, A FIREARM, AND US CURRENCY WERE LOCATED. THE RESIDENT, 30-YEAR OLD ANTHONY S. BROWN JR. (DOB 01/10/1990), WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY AT THE SCENE.

ON THURSDAY, MAY 28TH, 2020, THE WEST CENTRAL OHIO CRIME TASK FORCE SERVED A SEARCH WARRANT AT 914 TREMONT AVE. LIMA, ALLEN COUNTY, OHIO. DURING THE SEARCH OF THE RESIDENCE, SUSPECTED CRACK COCAINE AND DRUG PARAPHERNALIA WERE LOCATED. THE RESIDENT, 37-YEAR OLD TERRA N. BEACHY (DOB 01/06/1983), WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY AT THE SCENE.

>>OSU FALL CLASSES

(COLUMBUS, OH) -- THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY ANNOUNCED YESTERDAY THAT IT DOES PLAN TO RESUME IN-PERSON CLASSES IN THE FALL.

THE FIRST DAY OF CLASSES WILL BE AUGUST 25 AND THE LAST DAY OF THE SEMESTER WILL BE DECEMBER 4 BUT THE LAST DAY OF IN-PERSON CLASSES WILL BE THE DAY BEFORE THANKSGIVING. THE FINAL WEEK OF CLASSES AND FINAL EXAMS WILL ALSO BE TAKEN THROUGH DISTANCE METHODS. THERE WILL ALSO BE NO FALL BREAK.

WIMA SPORTS COPY THURSDAY JUNE 4, 2020

>>CAVALIERS SEASON LIKELY OVER AS NBA PROPOSES 22-TEAM RETURN-TO-PLAY FORMAT

(CLEVELAND, OH) -- THE CLEVELAND CAVALIERS 2019-2020 SEASON IS LIKELY OVER AS THE NBA IS SET TO PROPOSE A 22-TEAM RETURN-TO-PLAY FORMAT. NBA COMMISSIONER ADAM SILVER IS EXPECTED TO ANNOUNCE THE PROPOSAL TODAY ON A CONFERENCE CALL WITH THE LEAGUE'S BOARD OF GOVERNORS. UNDER THE NEW PLAN, 16-TEAMS CURRENTLY SLOTTED TO MAKE THE PLAYOFFS PLUS SIX OTHER CLUBS WOULD BE INVITED TO ORLANDO, FLORIDA MEANING THE CAVS WOULD BE ON THE OUTSIDE LOOKING IN. IF APPROVED, THE REMAINING 22-TEAMS WOULD PLAY EIGHT-GAMES TO DETERMINE PLAYOFF SEEDING WITH A PLAY-IN SERIES BETWEEN THE EIGHTH AND NINTH SEEDS.

>>BASEBALL STILL ARGUING

(NEW YORK, NY) -- AS FOR MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL, THE STANDOFF BETWEEN THE OWNERS AND PLAYOFFS CONTINUES AS THE LEAGUE FORMALLY REJECTED THE UNION'S PROPOSAL FOR A 114-GAME REGULAR SEASON THAT WOULD RUN THROUGH OCTOBER. MLB HAD SUGGESTED AN 82-GAME REGULAR SEASON IN ITS MOST RECENT PROPOSAL TO THE PLAYERS, BUT DEPUTY COMMISSIONER DAN HALEM SAID IN A LETTER TO THE UNION THAT PLAN IS NO LONGER FEASIBLE DUE TO THE PLAYERS' DEMANDS FOR A PRORATED PORTION OF THEIR SALARIES AND THE PASSING OF A JUNE 1 DEADLINE TO RESTART SPRING TRAINING WITH THE GOAL OF BEGINNING THE SEASON IN EARLY JULY. MLB IS REPORTEDLY RESISTANT TO PLAYING REGULAR-SEASON GAMES PAST SEPTEMBER DUE TO CONCERNS THAT A SPIKE IN CORONAVIRUS CASES COULD LEAD TO A DISRUPTION OF THE POSTSEASON.

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