TUESDAY MORNING NEWS AND SPORTS 7-14


WIMA NEWS COPY TUESDAY JULY 14, 2020

>>ALLEN COUNTY SCHOOLS SET REOPENING PLANS

(LIMA, OH) -- FOLLOWING WEEKS OF TALKS, THE SUPERINTENDENTS OF THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN ALLEN COUNTY HAVE RELEASED AA DRAFT OF COMMON PRACTICES TO BE FOLLOWED WHEN SCHOOLS REOPEN IN AUGUST. THE SUPERINTENDENTS SAY THERE NEEDS TO BE CONSISTENCY IN POLICY FOR THE SCHOOLS ALTHOUGH THERE WILL BE SOME DIFFERENCES DUE TO FACILITIES HAVING DIFFERENT LIMITATIONS.

PROCEDURES WILL INCLUDE STAFF AND STUDENT HEALTH CHECKS AND SOCIAL DISTANCING WHERE POSSIBLE. THE WEARING OF MASKS WILL ALSO BE EMPHASIZED.

SPECIFICALLY, LIMA CITY SCHOOLS WILL IMPLEMENT A PLAN FOR HALLWAY TRAFFIC FLOW THAT PROMOTES SOCIAL DISTANCING, ALL STAFF WILL HAVE TO WEAR A MASK OR A FACE SHIELD AND STUDENTS IN GRADES 3 THROUGH 12 WILL BE REQUIRED TO WEAR A MASK OR A FACE SHIELD IN HIGH TRAFFIC AREAS.

STUDENTS WILL ALSO BE REQUIRED TO WEAR A MASK OR A FACE SHIELD ON BUSES.

IF A FAMILY ISN’T COMFORTABLE HAVING A CHILD PHYSICALLY ATTEND, THE LIMA CITY SCHOOLS IS OFFERING AN ONLINE OPTION. LIMA CITY SCHOOLS ANNOUNCED ITS PLAN TO REOPEN ON AUGUST 12 WITH IN-PERSON INSTRUCTION FIVE DAYS A WEEK.

THE DOCUMENT LISTING THE ENTIRE LIST OF PROTOCOLS CAN BE ACCESSED ONLINE AT ALLENCOUNTYESC.ORG.

>>TEACHER UNIONS BLAST TRUMP ADMIN

(COLUMBUS, OH) -- DEMOCRATS AND OHIO’S TEACHER UNIONS BLASTED EDUCATION SECRETARY BETSY DEVOS AS “CALLOUS AND CLUELESS” FOR HER CALL TO FULLY REOPEN SCHOOLS THIS FALL AMID A SURGE IN CORONAVIRUS INFECTIONS.

THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH REPORTS THAT THE OHIO EDUCATION ASSOCIATION AND OHIO FEDERATION OF TEACHERS BOTH ISSUED STATEMENTS YESTERDAY THAT CRITICIZED THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION FOR "UTTERLY DISREGARDING THE HEALTH AND SAFETY THREAT (OF) REOPENING SCHOOLS WITHOUT CLEAR PUBLIC HEALTH GUIDANCE." THE DECISION ON WHEN AND HOW OHIO’S 1.7 MILLION STUDENTS RETURN TO SCHOOL WILL BE MADE BY THE MORE THAN 600 LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS - BUT TRUMP HAS THREATENED TO WITHHOLD FUNDING FROM SCHOOLS WHO DO NOT RE-OPEN FULLY.

>>DOWNTOWN LIMA FARMERS CANCELLED

(LIMA, OH) -- THE DOWNTOWN LIMA FARMERS’ MARKET HAS ANNOUNCED THAT, DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND THEIR CONTROL, TODAY’S FARMERS' MARKET IS CANCELED. THEY ARE SET TO RESUME THE REGULAR TUESDAY SCHEDULE NEXT WEEK.

>>OSU COVID DRUG

(COLUMBUS, OH) -- CANCER RESEARCHERS AT THE OHIO STATE WEXNER MEDICAL CENTER BELIEVE THEY MAY HAVE FOUND A NEW USE FOR AN OLD DRUG THAT COULD HELP HOSPITALIZED PATIENTS WITH COVID-19. O-N-N'S TRACY TOWNSEND HAS MORE WITH DR. JENNIFER WOYACH...THE DRUG IS CALLED IBRUTINIB - AND PRELIMINARY RESEARCH SHOWS IT CAN REDUCE INFLAMMATION IN THE LUNGS OF CANCER PATIENTS WITH COVID-19 BY PRESERVING THE IMMUNE SYSTEM. MEDICAL TRIALS START THIS WEEK. IF IT'S SUCCESSFUL, IT MAY REDUCE THE NEED FOR SOMEONE TO GO ON A VENTILATOR. RESEARCHERS HOPE TO HAVE 70 PEOPLE PARTICIPATE IN THE TRIAL.

>>THREE MANSFIELD SISTERS GIVE BIRTH ON SAME DAY

(MANSFIELD, OH) -- THREE SISTERS IN MANSFIELD HAVE DEFIED ASTRONOMICAL ODDS BY GIVING BIRTH ON THE SAME DAY EARLIER THIS MONTH. THE MANSFIELD NEWS JOURNAL REPORTS THAT DANEESHA HAYNES, ASHLEY HAYNES, AND ARIEL WILLIAMS ALL GAVE BIRTH JULY 3 AT OHIOHEALTH MANSFIELD HOSPITAL. THE SISTERS DELIVERED THEIR BABIES WITHIN A FOUR-AND-A-HALF-HOUR SPAN. ACCORDING TO A 1998 ASSOCIATED PRESS STORY, THE ODDS OF THREE SISTERS GIVING BIRTH THE SAME DAY ARE 1 IN 50 MILLION. ALL THREE BABIES WERE DELIVERED BY THE SAME DOCTOR.

WIMA SPORTS COPY TUESDAY JULY 14, 2020

>>NFL EXPERIMENTING WITH OAKLEY MOUTH SHIELD

(UNDATED) -- THE GIANTS AND JETS MAY BE WEARING HELMETS WITH A NEW FACE SHIELD THIS SEASON. THE NFL AND PLAYERS' ASSOCIATION HAVE BEEN WORKING WITH OAKLEY ON THE OAKLEY MOUTH SHIELD, WHICH ALL 32 TEAMS EXPECT TO HAVE BY NEXT WEEK. IT FEATURES PLASTIC GUARDS THAT COVER THE OPENINGS IN THE FACEMASK.

>>NAVY AD WANTS TO PLAY ARMY

(ANNAPOLIS, MD) -- NAVY ATHLETIC DIRECTOR CHET GLADCHUK WANTS THE MIDSHIPMEN TO FACE OFF WITH RIVAL ARMY ON THE GRIDIRON IF POSSIBLE. GLADCHUK TOLD ESPN ON MONDAY THAT IF NAVY ONLY PLAYS ONE GAME THIS YEAR, HE PREFERS IT BE THE ARMY GAME IN PHILADELPHIA ON DECEMBER 12TH. NAVY IS ALREADY TRYING TO RESCHEDULE ITS GAME WITH NOTRE DAME THAT WAS ORIGINALLY SUPPOSED TO BE PLAYED IN IRELAND IN AUGUST.

>>DAYTON FLYERS FOOTBALL CANCELS SECOND GAME OF 2020 SEASON DUE TO COVID-19

(DAYTON, OH) -- THE DAYTON FLYERS FOOTBALL TEAM IS NO LONGER GOING TO PLAY THEIR ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED GAME AGAINST GEORGETOWN ON SEPTEMBER 12TH. ON MONDAY, GEORGETOWN'S CONFERENCE, THE PATRIOT LEAGUE, CANCELED ALL FALL SPORTS DUE TO COVID-19. THIS IS THE SECOND GAME ON THE FLYERS 2020 SCHEDULE TO BE CANCELED AFTER A MATCH WITH SOUTHEAST MISSOURI ON SEPTEMBER 3RD WAS NIXED BACK IN JUNE. THE FLYERS CURRENTLY HAVE A NINE-GAME SCHEDULE LEFT WITH THE FIRST AT WELCOME STADIUM ON SEPTEMBER 19TH AGAINST ROBERT MORRIS.

>>NASCAR ALL-STAR RACE SET FOR TOMORROW

(BRISTOL, TN) -- THE NASCAR ALL-STAR RACE IS SET FOR TOMORROW. THE OPEN AND ALL-STAR RACE WILL TAKE PLACE AT BRISTOL. AFTER A RANDOM DRAW, MARTIN TRUEX JUNIOR IS SET TO BE ON THE POLE. LIMITED IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE IS EXPECTED FOR THE EVENT.

>>SIDELINE CANCER TO TAKE ON GOLDEN EAGLES TODAY FOR THE MILLION-DOLLAR TBT CHAMPIONSHIP

(COLUMBUS, OH) -- SIDELINE CANCER IS SET TO TAKE ON THE GOLDEN EAGLES TONIGHT AT NATIONWIDE ARENA IN THE FINALS OF THE BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT. MADE UP OF MARQUETTE ALUMNI, THIS WILL BE THE SECOND STRAIGHT YEAR IN THE FINALS FOR THE GOLDEN EAGLES WHO LOST LAST YEAR TO OSU ALUMNI TEAM CARMEN'S CREW. THIS IS THE FIRST-EVER APPEARANCE IN THE FINALS FOR SIDELINE CANCER WHO IS MANAGED BY BILLY CLAPPER FROM YOUNGSTOWN STATE AND FEATURES FORMER XAVIER PLAYER REMY ABELL AND FORMER HOOSIER MAURICE CREEK. TIP-OFF FROM NATIONWIDE ARENA IS SET FOR 7 P.M. WITH THE GAME TO BE BROADCAST LIVE ON ESPN.

1150 WIMA · Lima's News, Weather, and Sports

Listen Now on iHeartRadio