FRIDAY MORNING NEWS AND SPORTS 6-5


WIMA NEWS COPY FRIDAY JUNE 5, 2020

>>RIFT EMERGES BETWEEN BERGER AND TREGLIA

(LIMA, OH) -- LIMA MAYOR DAVID BERGER HAS RAISED THE IRE OF ALLEN COUNTY SHERIFF MATT TREGLIA. IN A LONG OPEN LETTER TO THE COMMUNITY ENUMERATING HIS IDEAS TO HELP FACILITATE BETTER RACE RELATIONS AND POLICE PROCEDURES BERGER CHALLENGED ALL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES IN THE COUNTY TO OUTFIT THEIR OFFICERS WITH BODY CAMERAS AS THE CITY OF LIMA HAS DONE. TREGLIA TOOK UMBRAGE TO THE NOTION, FIRST BY INDICATING THAT BERGER HAS NEVER BEFORE BROACHED THE SUBJECT WITH THE SHERIFF. TREGLIA ALSO SAID HIS OFFICE HAS GONE THROUGH TREMENDOUS EXPENSE RECENTLY TO UPGRADE VIDEO EQUIPMENT IN CRUISERS, INDICATING PREVIOUS SHERIFFS HAD NOT BEEN KEEPING UP IN THAT REGARD. TREGLIA FINISHED HIS RESPONSE BY ADMONISHING BERGER TO PAY MORE ATTENTION TO THE DISTURBING VIOLENT CRIME IN THE CITY. THE SHERIFF ALSO EXPRESSED RESERVATIONS ABOUT THE BODY CAMS DUE TO THE LEGISLATURES UNWILLINGNESS TO CLOSE LOOPHOLES IN THE LAW THAT JEOPARDIZES CITIZENS PRIVACY.

>>STATE FIRE MARSHALL SAYS NO CRIMINAL ACTIVITIY IN JANUARY FATAL FIRE

(LIMA, OH) -- BACK ON JANUARY 2ND, MOTHER AND DAUGHTER, HEATHER AND DESTINY MONEY WERE KILLED IN AN EARLY MORNING FIRE AT THEIR HOME AT 4601 MCPHERON ROAD IN PERRY TOWNSHIP. THE STATE FIRE MARSHALL HAS NOW FINISHED ITS INVESTIGATION AND HAS DETERMINED THAT THE CAUSE OF THE BLAZE IS “UNDETERMINED” BUT NO CRIMINAL ACTIVITY WAS FOUND.

>>OUTDOOR AMUSEMENT

(COLUMBUS, OH) -- GOVERNOR MIKE DEWINE HAS ANNOUNCED THAT ZOOS, THEATERS, PLAYGROUNDS AND OTHER INDOOR AND OUTDOOR FACILITIES CAN REOPEN JUNE 10.

THE GOVERNOR'S DIRECTIVE ON THURSDAY ALSO APPLIES TO COUNTRY CLUBS, MUSEUMS, LASER TAG FACILITIES AND ROLLER SKATING AND ICE SKATING RINKS. THE GOVERNOR HAS YET TO ADDRESS MASS GATHERINGS LIKE CONCERTS AND SPORTING EVENTS.

>>CEDAR POINT LAWSUIT

(COLUMBUS, OH) -- LAWSUITS FILED ON BEHALF OF CEDAR POINT, KINGS ISLAND, AND KALAHARI RESORTS DEMAND THEME PARKS BE ALLOWED TO REOPEN IMMEDIATELY. CEDAR FAIR, OWNER OF THE PARKS, SAID IN A STATEMENT THAT IT EXPECTS TO HAVE THE SAME OPPORTUNITIES GRANTED TO OTHER BUSINESSES AND SAYS IT HAS ALREADY ESTABLISHED PROTOCOLS IN RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC. YESTERDAY, GOVERNOR MIKE DEWINE ANNOUNCED THAT VARIOUS ENTERTAINMENT VENUES COULD REOPEN ON JUNE 10TH BUT AMUSEMENT PARKS AND WATER PARKS WERE NOT ON THAT LIST.

A SIMILAR LAWSUIT WAS FILED BY GYMS IN MAY AND A JUDGE ORDERED THE IMMEDIATE REOPENING OF GYMS IN OHIO.

>>COVID-19 NUMBERS

(LIMA, OH) -- DESPITE THE REOPENING OF THE ECONOMY, THERE HAS YET TO BE A SPIKE IN THE COVID-19 NUMBERS IN ALLEN COUNTY. SO FAR THIS WEEK THERE HAVE BEEN NEW CASES REPORTED WITH ONLY ONE HOSPITALIZATION AND ONE DEATH.

WIMA SPORTS COPY FRIDAY JUNE 5, 2020

>>LJGA TEES OFF

(LIMA, OH) -- THE LIMA JUNIOR GOLF ASSOCIATION BEGAN ITS 2020 SEASON YESTERDAY AT TAMARAC WITH A HUGE FIELD OF 92 GOLFERS TAKING PART. HERE ARE THE WINNERS:

PEWEE – TREG MEYER (44)

BOYS 12-13 – BREVIN BRANDT (43)

BOYS 14-15 – PARKER JUDY (83)

BOYS 16-18 – ADAM BALLAS (68)

GIRLS 15U – JORDAN HEMMELGARN (58)

GIRLS 16-18 – BRIDGET MULCAHY (78)

>>NBA PLAN IS SET

(NEW YORK,NY) -- LEAGUE OWNERS HAVE VOTED TO APPROVE A PLAN TO RESTART THE NBA WITH

A 22-TEAM FORMAT AT THE ESPN WIDE WORLD OF SPORTS COMPLEX JUST OUTSIDE OF ORLANDO. NINE TEAMS FROM THE EASTERN CONFERENCE AND 13 FROM THE WEST WILL BEGIN PLAY IN LATE JULY WITH EIGHT REGULAR SEASON GAMES TO FINALIZE PLAYOFF SEEDING, FOLLOWED BY A TRADITIONAL POSTSEASON FORMAT THAT WILL CROWN A CHAMPION IN OCTOBER. THE NATIONAL BASKETBALL PLAYERS ASSOCIATION AND THE NBA ARE CONTINUING TO WORK ON AN EXTENSIVE LIST OF MEDICAL PROTOCOLS AFTER THE LEAGUE WAS SHUT DOWN NEARLY THREE MONTHS AGO DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC. ESPN REPORTED THAT THE PLAN RECEIVED A 29-1 VOTE FROM THE OWNERS AND THAT THE DRAFT LOTTERY WILL BE MOVED TO AUG. 25, WHILE THE 2020 NBA DRAFT WILL TAKE PLACE ON OCTOBER 15.

>>MLB STILL NOT CLOSE TO DEAL

(NEW YORK, NY) -- A HUGE GAP REMAINS TO BEGIN A CORONAVIRUS-DELAYED BASEBALL SEASON AFTER PLAYERS REAFFIRMED THEIR STANCE FOR FULL PRORATED PAY ON A TWO-HOUR DIGITAL MEETING WITH OFFICIALS OF THE MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PLAYERS ASSOCIATION. THE WERE MORE THAN 100 PLAYERS, INCLUDING THE UNION'S EXECUTIVE BOARD, IN THE MEETING, WHICH CAME A DAY AFTER THE UNION'S OFFER OF A 114-GAME REGULAR SEASON WITH NO PAY CUTS BEYOND THE PRORATED SALARIES THEY AGREED TO ON MARCH 26 WAS REJECTED BY MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL. OWNERS COULD BE LEFT TO FOCUS ON A SCHEDULE AS SHORT AS 50 GAMES.

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