MONDAY MORNING NEWS AND SPORTS 6-22


WIMA NEWS COPY MONDAY JUNE 22, 2020

>>COVID TRENDS

(COLUMBUS, OH) -- AMID CONCERNS OF A SPIKE IN COVID-19 IN OHIO, THE STATEWIDE METRICS FROM YESTERDAY WERE WELL BELOW THE 21-ROLLING AVERAGE.

THE STATE’S COVID-19 DASHBOARD SHOWS THAT THERE WERE 41 HOSPITALIZATIONS YESTERDAY, WHICH IS 16 FEWER THAN THE 21-DAY ROLLING AVERAGE OF 57. AS FOR I.C.U. ADMISSIONS THERE WERE 11 AS COMPARED TO THE 21-DAY AVERAGE OF 14. AND THERE WAS EVEN BETTER NEWS CONCERNING DEATHS IN THE STATE AS THERE WERE ONLY 3 REPORTED YESTERDAY.

>>COLUMBUS PROTEST

PROTESTS ESCALATED OVER THE WEEKEND IN DOWNTOWN COLUMBUS, RESULTING IN POLICE USING PEPPER SPRAY.

COLUMBUS POLICE SAY IT JUST BECAME TOO DANGEROUS FOR PROTESTERS, POLICE AND FOR THOSE JUST OUT DOWNTOWN TRYING TO ENJOY FATHER'S DAY. POLICE SAY THE LAST TWO NIGHTS THEY'VE SEEN A LOT OF DESTRUCTIVE BEHAVIOR, INCLUDING PROTESTERS SURROUNDING A COTA BUS AND NOT LETTING CARS PASS. THE LAST TWO NIGHTS FIRES HAVE BEEN SET AND PROTESTERS HAVE BLOCKED FIRST RESPONDERS FROM TRYING TO PUT OUT THOSE FIRES. ALSO IN THE LAST TWO NIGHTS SHOTS HAVE BEEN FIRED IN THE AREA OF THE PROTESTERS. LACEY CRISP, IN COLUMBUS.

>>FBI, MINNEAPOLIS POLICE LOOK FOR SUSPECTS IN DEADLY SHOOTING

(MINNEAPOLIS, MN) -- THE FBI IS LOOKING INTO A DEADLY SHOOTING IN MINNEAPOLIS. ONE PERSON WAS KILLED AND ELEVEN OTHERS WOUNDED WHEN GUNFIRE ERUPTED EARLY THIS MORNING DURING A LARGE GATHERING ON HENNEPIN AVENUE SOUTH. POLICE DON'T BELIEVE THE SHOOTING IS RELATED TO PROTESTS OVER THE DEATH OF GEORGE FLOYD IN POLICE CUSTODY. INVESTIGATORS SAY THEY ARE FOLLOWING A NUMBER OF LEADS, BUT NO ARRESTS WERE REPORTED. THE MAYOR OF MINNEAPOLIS IS ALSO CONSIDERING WHETHER TO REIMPOSE A CURFEW IN THE CITY.

>>DETROIT SEES VIOLENT SUMMER WEEKEND

(DETROIT, MI) -- ONE PERSON IS DEAD AND 11 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN INJURED FOLLOWING A VIOLENT SUMMER WEEKEND IN DETROIT. THE INCIDENTS OVER SATURDAY AND SUNDAY INCLUDE DOUBLE SHOOTINGS, DRIVE-BYS, ESCALATED ARGUMENTS AND A FIGHT AT A SMALL GATHERING.

>>POLICE SEEK HELP AFTER VIOLENT WEEKEND IN CHICAGO

(CHICAGO, IL) -- CHICAGO POLICE ARE SEEKING HELP FROM THE PUBLIC FOLLOWING A WEEKEND FILLED WITH GUN VIOLENCE IN THE CITY. POLICE SUPERINTENDENT DAVID BROWN DEMANDED THAT VIOLENT OFFENDERS BE KEPT IN JAIL LONGER AND THAT HOME MONITORING BE REVAMPED. AS OF LAST NIGHT, NEARLY A DOZEN PEOPLE WERE KILLED AND ALMOST SIXTY MORE WERE WOUNDED IN SHOOTINGS BETWEEN FRIDAY EVENING AND SUNDAY NIGHT, MARKING THE SECOND-WORST WEEKEND FOR GUN VIOLENCE THIS YEAR. A TODDLER AND THREE TEENAGERS WERE AMONG THOSE SHOT TO DEATH.

>>KENTUCKY BRACES FOR ELECTION DAY ISSUES

(FRANKFORT, KY) -- AS KENTUCKY BRACES FOR A HUGE TURNOUT AHEAD OF ITS PRIMARY ON TUESDAY, IT WILL HAVE JUST A FRACTION OF THE POLLING PLACES OPEN DURING A TYPICAL ELECTION YEAR. THERE WILL BE FEWER THAN TWO-HUNDRED POLLING LOCATIONS OPEN AS OPPOSED TO THE TYPICAL 37-HUNDRED. THE STATE IS ALSO BEING FLOODED WITH REQUESTS FOR MAIL-IN BALLOTS, WITH MANY VOTERS NOT HAVING RECEIVED THEIRS DAYS BEFORE THE PRIMARY. THE RESULTS WILL HAVE A LOT OF NATIONAL ATTENTION AS A LOT OF INTEREST IS BEING PAID TO THE HOTLY CONTESTED DEMOCRATIC SENATE PRIMARY SPOT TO TAKE ON MITCH MCCONNELL IN NOVEMBER.

>>PUTNAM COUNTY FAIR BEGINS TODAY

(OTTAWA, OH) -- WHILE THEY’LL NOT NOT HAVE RIDES, GAMES OR LIVE ENTERTAINMENT, THE PUTNAM COUNTY FAIR WILL OPEN TODAY. ADMISSION WILL BE FREE AND THERE WILL BE NO SPECIALTY DAYS OR EVENTS. THEY WILL HAVE FAIR FOOD AND THE TRACTOR PULLS AND DEMO DERBY WILL BE HELD THIS WEEKEND IN THE GRANDSTAND. ALSO, LIVESTOCK AND 4-H SHOWS WILL BE HELD. THE OPENING CEREMONY AND KING AND QUEEN CORONATION WILL BE HELD AT 3:00 TODAY.

>>MAJOR ROAD CLOSURE BEGINS TODAY

(LIMA, OH) -- THE SHAWNEE ROAD RAILROAD OVERPASS CONNECTING SHAWNEE RD TO SPENCERVILLE ROAD IN LIMA WILL CLOSE FOR APPROXIMATELY 45 DAYS BEGINNING TODAY.

WIMA SPORTS COPY MONDAY JUNE 22, 2020

>>WEBB SIMPSONS WINS RBC

(HILTON HEAD, SC) -- WEBB SIMPSON MADE FIVE BIRDIES IN A SIX-HOLE STRETCH TO RALLY FOR A

ONE SHOT VICTORY AT THE RBC HERITAGE IN HILTON HEAD, S.C. SIMPSON'S LATE SURGE GAVE HIM A SCORE OF 22-UNDER FOR THE TOURNAMENT, ONE SHOT AHEAD OF ABRAHAM ANCER. DANIEL BERGER AND TYRELL HATTON FINISHED TWO SHOTS BACK IN THIRD PLACE, WITH SERGIO GARCIA TIED FOR

FIFTH AT 19-UNDER AND BROOKS KOEPKA CLOSING WITH A 65 TO PLACE SEVENTH.

>>MLBPA DELAYS VOTE

(NEW YORK, NY) -- MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL'S PLAYERS' ASSOCIATION DELAYED A PLANNED VOTE

ON THE LEAGUE'S LATEST PROPOSAL FOR A SEASON, FURTHER REDUCING THE CHANCES OF GAMES RESUMING AT THE INTENDED DATE OF JULY 19. THE PLAYERS, WHO ARE SEEKING A REGULAR SEASON OF 70 GAMES THAT IS 10 MORE THAN THE OWNERS' OFFER OF 60, ARE CONCERNED WITH RULES CHANGES THAT COMMISSIONER ROB MANFRED WOULD IMPLEMENT IN 2021 UNDER THE LATEST PLAN AS WELL AS A RECENT SPIKE IN CORONAVIRUS CASES THAT LED TO MLB CLOSING ALL 30 TEAMS' SPRING TRAINING FACILITIES FOR MORE EXTENSIVE CLEANING. IN AN EMAIL TO UNION HEAD TONY CLARK, MANFRED REPORTEDLY OFFERED TO ELIMINATE THE 2021 COMPONENTS OF THE LATEST OFFER BUT CALLED IT IMPOSSIBLE TO PLAY A 70-GAME REGULAR SEASON AT THIS POINT.

>>COWBOYS SET TO SIGN DAK

(FRISCO, TX) -- ESPN'S ADAM SCHEFTER IS REPORTING THAT COWBOYS QUARTERBACK DAK PRESCOTT WILL SIGN HIS $31.4 MILLION FRANCHISE TENDER BY MONDAY. DALLAS HAS UNTIL JULY 15 TO WORK OUT A LONG-TERM DEAL WITH PRESCOTT, WHO FINISHED SECOND IN THE NFL LAST SEASON WITH A CAREER-HIGH 4,902 PASSING YARDS AND FOURTH IN THE LEAGUE WITH A CAREER-BEST 30 TOUCHDOWN PASSES.

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