FRIDAY MORNING NEWS AND SPORTS


WIMA NEWS COPY FRIDAY JANUARY 10, 2020

>>Early Morning Fire in Lima

(Lima, OH) --The Central Fire Station in Lima was dispatched to a home fire at 729 East Elm Street at 3:30 this morning. The fire has been extinguished and fire fighters did not enter the home. An updated on the situation is expected later today.

>>Lima Man Gets 24 Years For Cocaine Trafficking

(Lima, OH)--31-year old Shay Williams of Lima was sentenced to 24 years in prison yesterday.

He had pleaded guilty to five counts of trafficking in cocaine and other related charges in November.

The Lima News reports that the courtroom was packed with Williams’ family members and supporters and that a high level of security was on display as the proceedings got very emotional.

Supporters urged a lenient sentence for Williams, calling him a good family man who made poor choices. However, Judge Jeffrey Reed ultimately handed down the previously agreed-upon sentence.

>>TRUMP IN TOLEDO

(TOLEDO, OH)-- IN TOLEDO LAST NIGHT, PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP HELD HIS FIRST CAMPAIGN RALLY OF THE NEW YEAR. IT WAS ALSO THE PRESIDENT'S FIRST CAMPAIGN STOP SINCE THE U-S TOOK OUT A TOP IRANIAN GENERAL AND TERRORIST. THE PRESIDENT SAID, 'IF YOU DARE TO THREATEN OUR CITIZENS, YOU DO SO AT YOUR OWN GRAVE PERIL.'

WIMA SPORTS COPY FRIDAY JANUARY 10, 2020

>>Elida hires Harmon

(Elida, OH)--Elida High School last night officially named Kyle Harmon its new Varsity Head Football Coach. The 2003 Elida graduate’s appointment was approved at an Elida Board of Education meeting last night.

Harmon, who teaches health and physical education at Elida High School, was the pass/outside run game coordinator at Wapakoneta High School the last two seasons. He helped the Redskins to a 20-4 record and back-to-back Western Buckeye League titles.

He was an assistant at Lima Senior the previous two seasons. That followed a ten year stint as an assistant coach at Elida. He also was the Bulldogs interim head coach for two games in 2015, winning both.

Elida finished 0-10 last season.

>>Schroeder resigns from Allen East

(Harrod, OH)--Allen East Varsity Head Football Coach Wes Schroeder announced his resignation yesterday. The school issued a statement saying that Schroeder’s wife has taken a job in Columbus and they’ll be moving to that area.

This past season, Schroder was named the northwest district’s Division VI Coach of the Year as he led the Mustangs to a shared Northwest Conference title (with Spencerville and Columbus Grove), the school’s first since 1995. They also made the playoffs for just the fourth time in school history. The 9-2 season made his two year overall record at Allen East 14-7.

>>O-G Downs Bath

(Ottawa, OH)-- Ottawa Glandorf outscored Bath 15-1 in the third quarter and went on to defeat the Wildkittens, 44-36 in a key Western Buckeye League showdown. Bath led 23-15 at the half but by the end of the third period they were down six points. They fought back in the final frame and the game was tied at 36 with 1:45 to play but OG scored the final eight points of the game. OG in now 10-1 overall and 4-0 in the WBL, while Bath fell to 13-2 and 3-1. Kelsey Erford led OG with 13 points. Erin Kaufman scored 9 points and hauled in 12 rebounds as well. For Bath, Dasia Hardison scored 11 points.

>>Columbus Blue Jackets Fall To San Jose

(San Jose, CA) -- The Columbus Blue Jackets tired legs were on full display in a 3-1 loss to the San Jose Sharks on Thursday night. Coming off back-to-back come from behind victories against Los Angeles and Anaheim, the CBJ looked a little worn after a scoreless first period. Sonny Milano got the Jackets on the board at the end of the second, but an early third period by the Sharks doomed any chance at another comeback. Columbus will end the current road trip on Saturday night when they stop in Sin City to play the Las Vegas Golden Knights.

>>Cavs End Losing Skid With Road Win In Detroit

(Detroit, MI) -- The Cleveland Cavaliers ended a five-game losing streak with a 115-112 victory in overtime against the Detroit Pistons. The Cavs rallied to cut Detroit's lead from eleven at the beginning of the third quarter to only two at the start of the fourth, then tied it to send the game to an extra period. All five Cavs starters scored in double figures led by Tristan Thompson, who dominated the game with a career-high 35-points to go along with 14 rebounds. Cleveland will take tonight off before continuing their road trip on Saturday with a game against Denver.