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Springfield shoppers out early for the best deals

The lure of cheap televisions, half-priced laptops and steeply discounted Apple watches had Springfield shoppers up early and bundled up in the cold outside local stores Thursday morning. MORE: Italian flair added to Thanksgiving meal at Springfield Soup Kitchen At a handful of stores, shoppers were out to get a jump-start on the best deals, even as the traditional shopping...


Springfield police donate food to needy families for Thanksgiving

Springfield police donate food to needy families for Thanksgiving

The Springfield Police Division helped local families put food on the table this holiday season as part of its 26th annual Operation Thanksgiving. About 11 families received a full turkey dinner from Meijer, as well as a second box of groceries to help people get through the holiday season on Wednesday, said Officer Tom Selner with the division’s Community Response Team. Several people volunteered...
Urbana’s new schools are priority as new board of education takes shape

Urbana’s new schools are priority as new board of education takes shape

Two new school board members and two incumbents will soon be sworn into office after winning seats on the Urbana School Board of Education. Incumbents Darren Thomas, Tim Lacy and political newcomers Amy Paul and Sarah Finch will sit on the board that will be tasked with making decisions about how the district utilizes a new high school and elementary school - both that could be open within a year...
Thanksgiving, Black Friday shopping: Best deals we found today

Thanksgiving, Black Friday shopping: Best deals we found today

Shoppers are already out finding the best deals at big box retailers like Meijer on Thanksgiving. While most malls and shopping centers won’t open until later this evening or on Black Friday, some stores already had crowds out purchasing items early in the morning. Meijer opened at 6 a.m., and Cabela’s opens at 8 a.m. JCPenney opens stores at 2 p.m. These are the best deals we’ve...
Unsung Hero: Springfield man volunteers at hospital, detention center

Unsung Hero: Springfield man volunteers at hospital, detention center

After a 47-year career in sales, Moorefield Twp. resident Pat Hayes couldn’t sit still at the beginning of his retirement in 2011. Five years ago, Hayes, 75, began volunteering at the Springfield Regional Medical Center, driving a golf cart in the parking lot to pick up visitors and drop them off at the main entrance — even through the cold winter months. RELATED: Volunteer known for work...
4 Honda vehicles named most in demand

4 Honda vehicles named most in demand

Four Honda vehicles, two of which are manufactured in the automaker’s Ohio plants, were included in a list of most in-demand vehicles in the U.S., according to Edmunds, a car shopping and information website. The list was based on information that included sales, days-to-turn and shopper interest data on Edmunds’ website. Honda and Mercedes topped the list of 17 categories with four vehicles...
Thanksgiving shopping: Stores open early today for Black Friday deals

Thanksgiving shopping: Stores open early today for Black Friday deals

Hundreds of shoppers waited in a line that wrapped around the parking lot at the JCPenney at the Mall at Fairfield Commons. The retailers gave away coupons at the door, and issued tickets for bigger items like televisions and PlayStation products.  JCPenney's general manager, Mike Wages, held the door open for customers as they walked into the store. The line seemed much longer than it was...
Quiet and cold tonight

Quiet and cold tonight

Clearing and cold tonight More sunshine and milder Friday Slight chance for rain early Saturday Tonight: Skies clearing into the night. Turning cold with lows back into the upper 20s. Friday: A cold morning followed by a mild afternoon. Mostly sunny skies expected with highs into the lower 50s. Saturday: Clouds return in by morning with the slight chance for a few passing...
$3M ‘dream’ Champaign County animal shelter now open nearly 1 month

$3M ‘dream’ Champaign County animal shelter now open nearly 1 month

The Champaign County Animal Welfare League, a $3 million shelter created from a donation left by a patron in his will, is nearing its one-month anniversary. » PREVIOUS COVERAGE: Champaign County man’s dream of $3 million animal sanctuary ready to open The shelter opened at 3858 Ohio 56 outside Mechanicsburg on Oct. 28 on the site of a secluded farm. The new facility includes classrooms...
Springfield business to offer free Thanksgiving meal

Springfield business to offer free Thanksgiving meal

A Springfield advertising business will offer free Thanksgiving meals on Thursday. A2Z Sports will offer free meals beginning at 2 p.m. at 20 N. Fountain Ave. until it runs out of food, said Gyasi Jones, the business owner. Jones described the business as a local advertising company. READ MORE: Area parents told 3-year-old cancer free two days before Thanksgiving Springfield addicts support group...
Springfield center brings small biz owners together to share, learn

Springfield center brings small biz owners together to share, learn

Springfield’s Small Business Development Council hopes to expand a program designed to allow business owners to periodically network and share resources. “Picture a group of between six and eight small business owners who get together every week or every two weeks and talk about what their challenges and goals are for the week,” said Rob Alexander, executive director of the SBDC...
MUST READ: 5 stories worth your time this Thanksgiving - one may save your life

MUST READ: 5 stories worth your time this Thanksgiving - one may save your life

If you’re sitting at home with family, or stuck in the car or at the airport waiting to get to family, here are Five Must-Read Stories from this week. “The issues were not with the children but with the adults! Fighting over the last toys on the shelf, the color that they absolutely had to have, etc. I wanted to send them all home to bed without supper!” A Cedarville-area couple...
$2K+ of suspected stolen merchandise recovered in bust

$2K+ of suspected stolen merchandise recovered in bust

A 21-year-old Columbus woman is facing theft charges after police said they recovered more than $2,000 worth of suspected stolen merchandise from the vehicle she was driving. Satia Dunson, of Columbus, is charged with theft and possession of criminal tools and has pleaded not guilty to the charges. German Twp. Police spotted Dunson’s vehicle Nov. 8 and noticed she had a warrant for larceny out...
Traveling for Thanksgiving? Here are the worst times to hit the road this week

Traveling for Thanksgiving? Here are the worst times to hit the road this week

Before people sit down at the dinner table for a Thanksgiving meal on Thursday they may have to hit the road. WAZE, a traffic app and website, has released its list of worst times to travel for the holiday and start of the shopping season. The earlier travelers get on the road, the better off they’ll be, according to WAZE. Ohioans will luck out though as cities in West Virginia, California,...
Wright Patt gate damaged in crash, unable to close

Wright Patt gate damaged in crash, unable to close

A major gateway to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base will stay open 24 hours a day after a vehicle struck and damaged it, making the gate unable to close, a base spokesman says. Gate 22B off Interstate 675 — which was damaged early Wednesday morning — will begin 24-hour operations today, authorities said. RELATED: State leaders tour Wright Patt as they explore how to protect bases Another...
Xenia man is fatality in 3-vehicle Greene County crash, OSHP says

Xenia man is fatality in 3-vehicle Greene County crash, OSHP says

Authorities have identified the man who died in a three-vehicle accident in Greene County Wednesday afternoon. Zachary McDaniel, 25, died at the scene of the crash at Clifton Road and State Route 72, the Ohio State Highway Patrol said in a statement. One of two dogs in the vehicle with him was killed as well.  He was wearing a seat belt when he drove his white Isuzu Rodeo onto 72...
Dayton mayor responds to lawmaker going after city’s traffic cameras

Dayton mayor responds to lawmaker going after city’s traffic cameras

Like many Ohio motorists, state Rep. Bill Seitz doesn’t like traffic cameras — not one bit. The long-time legislator authored an anti-traffic camera law that the Ohio Supreme Court struck down as unconstitutional. Undeterred, the Cincinnati Republican crafted another bill designed to make it far more expensive for cities to use the cameras. Seitz and state Rep. Jim Butler, R-Oakwood, are...
Indian Lake superintendent charged with child rape fired

Indian Lake superintendent charged with child rape fired

The Indian Lake school superintendent accused of child rape has been fired. The board of education voted Monday to fire Patrick O’Donnell, who had worked as a superintendent in the district for seven years. He has been charged with rape-child under 13, sexual battery and gross sexual imposition. O’Donnell has pleaded not guilty to the charges and his trial is scheduled to start Dec. 6...
This Springfield restaurant has your last-minute Thanksgiving solved

This Springfield restaurant has your last-minute Thanksgiving solved

Most folks have their Thanksgiving Day plans on lockdown, but for those looking for a last-minute reservation, a menu recently caught our eye.  Mela Urban Bistro inside of the Courtyard by Marriott hotel in downtown Springfield has a drool-worthy menu planned for Thanksgiving.  Seatings are at noon and 2 p.m. by reservation only and can be made by calling 937-471-9009 as availability lasts...
Black Friday deals early: special edition of the News-Sun on sale

Black Friday deals early: special edition of the News-Sun on sale

A special edition of the Springfield News-Sun is on sale beginning noon Wednesday that gives readers information about Black Friday deals early. The special editions contain all the advertising inserts that will also be in the Thanksgiving Day edition on Thursday. Dozens of Clark and Champaign county stores and advertisers are offering deals seeking to get off to a fast start for the holiday shopping...
Five ways Michigan week is different for Ohio State

Five ways Michigan week is different for Ohio State

Maize and blue mixed with scarlet and gray Tuesday at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. That meant one thing: Michigan week for the Ohio State Buckeyes. Members of the scout team will wear the Wolverines’ colors all week in preparation for the regular-season finale at noon Saturday in Ann Arbor, Mich. “You see those ugly colors, and you might want to hit them a little bit more,” Ohio...
Area parents told 3-year-old cancer free two days before Thanksgiving

Area parents told 3-year-old cancer free two days before Thanksgiving

A Cedarville-area couple has a lot to be thankful for after learning two days before Thanksgiving that their three-year-old daughter can stop chemotherapy after new tests found no cancer. Stephanie Caraway said Tuesday Dayton Children’s Hospital gave the “no evidence of disease” diagnosis the family had been praying for their daughter Charlotte, who was first diagnosed with kidney...
Brick used to break into Springfield drive-through, cigarettes stolen

Brick used to break into Springfield drive-through, cigarettes stolen

A brick was used to break into a Springfield drive-through and cigarettes were stolen from the business, according to a police report. MORE: Man threatens woman with butter knife, overdoses, police say Officers were sent to the Ooh Ooh Drive-Thru, 1359 W. First St., at about 4:15 a.m. Wednesday on a report of an alarm being triggered. The front glass door had been shattered with a gray brick, the...
5 ways to stay out of debt this holiday shopping season

5 ways to stay out of debt this holiday shopping season

Shopping styles and spending habits are highly personal, but one thing is common — if you’re not careful you can spend more than you make. Patti Stoll, manager of PNC Bank’s wealth management team in Dayton, suggests these tips for dodging overspending this holiday season and staying in the black: Make a list. Shop only from your list and you will be less likely to...
Springfield addicts support group hosts toy drive for homeless shelter

Springfield addicts support group hosts toy drive for homeless shelter

A local organization committed to helping Clark County addicts and their families is holding a toy and clothing drive for a Springfield homeless shelter in need. RELATED: Christmas gifts sought after low turnout at Springfield toy drive The Clark County chapter of the Families of Addicts organization will be collecting toys and other winter clothing for children from 6 to 8 p.m. on Dec. 6 at the FOA...
Springfield man accused of firing gun in dollar store parking lot

Springfield man accused of firing gun in dollar store parking lot

A Springfield man is facing multiple charges after he allegedly fired shots at another man in the parking lot of a dollar store with a handgun that had been reported as stolen. MORE: Man threatens woman with butter knife, overdoses, police say Francisco Guajardo, Jr., 41, of 409 N. Race St., is charged with felonious assault, discharge of a firearm within the city limits and receiving stolen property...
Wright State makes a list that’s good news for area military families

Wright State makes a list that’s good news for area military families

Wright State University has been named on the list of the nation’s best schools for veteran, active-duty and military-dependent students. WSU was ranked No. 80 out of 140 schools in the annual “Best Colleges 2018” from the website The Military Times. More than 600 schools submitted a 150-question survey to be considered, a record number, according to Wright State. RELATED: Wright...
‘Tragic result’: Some use opioid treatment drug to get high

‘Tragic result’: Some use opioid treatment drug to get high

A treatment drug widely-prescribed to help Medicaid recipients get off opioids is being manipulated, sold on the street and used as barter in area jails, according to addiction treatment advocates. “The tragic result is that many addicts are selling their Suboxone script, using part of the cash as a monthly stipend and then purchasing much less expensive heroin or some other drug of choice,&rdquo...
Clark County teacher deadly hit-and-run: Victim’s family wants justice

Clark County teacher deadly hit-and-run: Victim’s family wants justice

The family of a man struck and killed in a hit-and-run crash on North Tecumseh Road more than a year ago says they want justice and are relieved an arrest has been made in the case. Kristine Baggs, a Kenton Ridge High School teacher, was arrested Monday and charged with failure to stop after an accident, tampering with evidence and two counts of vehicular manslaughter, according to the Clark County...
Unsung Hero: Mechanicsburg man feeds neighbors, community

Unsung Hero: Mechanicsburg man feeds neighbors, community

Mechanicsburg resident Bill Miller doesn’t volunteer for publicity — he said he simply wants to help his neighbors. “You see friends and you try to help people and help your neighbor,” said Miller, who’s 80. “If everybody helps their neighbor, that spreads.” RELATED: Volunteer known for work with many Springfield groups Miller serves as president of the Champaign...
Yes, you can make stuffing out of White Castle burgers -- here’s how

Yes, you can make stuffing out of White Castle burgers -- here’s how

Yes, you read that right. Sounds crazy, doesn’t it? Well, according to food writer Mark Fisher’s tips and tricks for surviving Thanksgiving, it’s a pretty legit offbeat stuffing recipe. Oh, and it’s simple, too. Here’s how it’s done. - 10 White Castle hamburgers (no pickles) - 1 ½ cups diced celery - 1 ½ teaspoons dried sage - 1 ¼ teaspoons...
Thanksgiving tips to help you survive the holiday — literally

Thanksgiving tips to help you survive the holiday — literally

Stress? What stress? You got this. These tips will help make your Thanksgiving feast less stressful, more enjoyable and safer for your family.  • For advice on thawing and cooking a turkey, thawing a ham, and other food-prep questions, go to www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/informational/askkaren. • Never thaw the turkey on the counter. • Wait to stuff the turkey right before...
Warming trend begins Thanksgiving Day

Warming trend begins Thanksgiving Day

Quiet and chilly tonight Dry, cool for Thanksgiving Warmer pattern to emerge next week This evening, partly cloudy skies are expected with temperatures in the 30s. TONIGHT: A few clouds. A cold night. Temperatures dropping into the middle 20s. THANKSGIVING: Partly cloudy and cool. Highs will be in the middle 40s. FRIDAY: Sunshine returns with breezy conditions at times. It will be milder...
Christmas tree farms get healthy on good weather

Christmas tree farms get healthy on good weather

The inventory at the Advent Christmas Tree Farm in Englewood is looking good this season for those who want to pick up a live plant for the holiday season.  A wet couple of years damaged Christmas trees at area farms as late as last year, Storm Center 7 Meterologist McCall Vrydaghs said Tuesday.  The heavy rain caused root rot, which occurs when plants get too much water, and brown spot...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 17-DR-1037 - Justin DuVall, 532 S. Fountain Ave., Apt. C, v. Robin DuVall, Urbana, complaint for divorce. 17-DP-1038 - Ashlee Palmer, North Hampton, v. Matt Palmer, 54 Apple Hill Road, petition for domestic violence civil protection order. 17-DS-1039 - Dustin Paul Krouse, 1630 Woodedge Ave., and Andrea Michelle Krouse, 1630 Woodedge Ave., petition for dissolution of marriage...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED MONDAY INCLUDED: Carl W. Chaffin, 47, address unknown, telephone harassment, guilty, 180 days jail with 150 days suspended, credit for time served, 12 months probation, fined $250. Michael A. Fulwiler, 25, of New Carlisle, 12 point suspension, guilty, 10 days jail, credit for time served; distribution/drugs, possession of drugs, dismissed - prosecutor request. Julia Anne Kelly, 19, of...
Southeastern school to start building new gym soon

Southeastern school to start building new gym soon

Southeastern Local Schools in South Charleston would like to start construction on a new gymnasium at its elementary school soon, its superintendent said. “The goal is to get it done by next winter,” Superintendent David Shea said. “That means we need to start construction in the spring.” MORE: Southeastern schools debating new gymnasium To do so, the school is working with...
Cottrel: Cleaning up to host holidays leads to discoveries

Cottrel: Cleaning up to host holidays leads to discoveries

This is the calm before the storm, the day before we dive head first into Thanksgiving and officially enter the Christmas holiday season. Note: This may be the last time you will be able to sit down until 2018. Months ago when the spinning wheel of responsibility pointed to my name, I bravely began preparing to host the huge family Thanksgiving Dinner. I expect to be ready by February. DETAILS: Cottrel...
Chrissy Teigen announces 2nd pregnancy with husband John Legend

Chrissy Teigen announces 2nd pregnancy with husband John Legend

America’s favorite couple has some great news: they’re expecting a second child!  In an adorable Instagram post, Chrissy Teigen announced that she’s pregnant with the couple’s second child. The couple have a daugher, Luna, who’s one year old.
Don’t want to cook? Some Clark County restaurants open on Thanksgiving

Don’t want to cook? Some Clark County restaurants open on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is just days away and turkeys, among various other holiday staples, are flying off the shelves in stores in Springfield and nationwide. But surprisingly (or maybe unsurprisingly), more Americans are looking to supplement their holiday meals with food provided by their friendly, neighborhood restaurant. RELATED: Hundreds of turkeys donated to Springfield families in need DETAILS: 5 things...
Reports: Family values Ohio lawmaker led double life as gay man

Reports: Family values Ohio lawmaker led double life as gay man

Former state lawmaker, Wes Goodman, a family values conservative, lived a double life as a closeted gay man who routinely exchanged explicit messages to men in political circles in Washington, D.C. and Columbus, according to media reports. Goodman abruptly stepped down when confronted by Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger about reports that he had “inappropriate behavior” in his Riffe...
Beavercreek sports center looking for new sponsor for naming rights

Beavercreek sports center looking for new sponsor for naming rights

A Beavercreek youth sports center is looking for a new sponsor after it mutually ended a partnership with a local heating and air conditioning business. McAfee Heating & Air Conditioning has ended its partnership with the sports center at 1321 Research Park Drive in Beavercreek. The 55,000 square-foot facility which opened June 30 last year was called McAfee Sports Center until recently. BIZ BEAT...
Northeastern teacher indicted in deadly crash: What we know now

Northeastern teacher indicted in deadly crash: What we know now

A Northeastern School District teacher, Kristine M. Baggs, 40, of Springfield, has been indicted and arrested in connection with the death of a Medway man last year. Here is some history on the ongoing case, along with new information obtained by the Springfield News-Sun. Baggs, a teacher at Kenton Ridge High School, was arrested on Monday and booked into the Clark County Jail about 5 p.m. The arrest...
Utah missionaries assemble 350,000 meals for needy

Utah missionaries assemble 350,000 meals for needy

Missionaries in Provo wore red and blue hairnets, sang songs and rang cowbells as they assembled more than 350,000 Thanksgiving meals to donate to the Utah Food Bank, The Deseret News reported. The ingredients to make the apple pie oats kits -- Scottish oats, puffed rice, dehydrated apple bits and nutmeg -- were contributed by the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and organizers...
Texas state trooper killed during traffic stop

Texas state trooper killed during traffic stop

A Texas state trooper was shot and killed during a traffic stop on Thursday, WFAA reported. Damon Allen, 41, was a 15-year veteran of the Texas Highway Patrol. He was shot and killed at about 4 p.m. on Interstate 45 just south of Fairfield, WFAA reported.  The Texas Department of Public Safety said Allen had pulled over the suspect's vehicle for a traffic violation at about 3:45 p.m. After...
Troopers: Naked couple crashes car while having sex; baby was in back seat

Troopers: Naked couple crashes car while having sex; baby was in back seat

A naked couple, having sex in their car while their baby was in the back seat, crashed while driving, the Washington State Patrol said. The man was driving on Highway 7 near La Grande in Pierce County, naked and having sex with a woman who also was naked, when he missed a curve, went off the road and struck a tree, State Patrol spokeswoman Brooke Bova said. The crash occurred Wednesday at 6 p...
What Matt Luke said after leading Ole Miss to an upset win

What Matt Luke said after leading Ole Miss to an upset win

It was a huge win for Matt Luke and the Ole Miss program on Thursday night. After an up-and-down year, the Rebels ended the season on a high note, coming away with a 31-28 win over rival Mississippi State. Afterwards the players were elated and thrilled that they were able to potentially send their coach out in style. And in speaking with ESPN afterwards, Luke was very grateful for the...
Sheriff: Michigan deputy run down by car during police pursuit

Sheriff: Michigan deputy run down by car during police pursuit

A Michigan deputy with 22 years of experience was killed early Thursday morning when he was hit by a man driving a vehicle who was fleeing police, the Detroit Free Press reported. Deputy Eric Overall, 50, died when he was “deliberately ran down” after putting down “stop sticks” to slow down the suspect’s vehicle, the Oakland County Sheriff’s Department...
WATCH: After winning Egg Bowl, Matt Luke thanks Ole Miss fans, sings Hotty Toddy

WATCH: After winning Egg Bowl, Matt Luke thanks Ole Miss fans, sings Hotty Toddy

Thursday may have been Matt Luke’s final game as Ole Miss coach. So after winning the Egg Bowl over rival Mississippi State, he made sure to thank the many fans that traveled to Starkville and stayed till the end. After getting a Gatorade bath from his team, Luke went over to the corner where a contingent of Ole Miss fans were celebrating. He personally thanked them for...
Florida basketball: Offensive barrage lifts Gators over Stanford

Florida basketball: Offensive barrage lifts Gators over Stanford

The Florida men’s basketball team said it received a needed wake-up call on Sunday against New Hampshire. Their final tune-up game before a three-game stretch in the Phil Knight Invitational in reality became a struggle after opening the year with back-to-back games with more than 100 points. Against Stanford on Thursday, the Gators returned back to their high-scoring...
Dan Mullen provides injury update on Nick Fitzgerald

Dan Mullen provides injury update on Nick Fitzgerald

Dan Mullen commented on Nick Fitzgerald’s injury status after the game on Thursday. Ftizgerald left the game in the first quarter. In his post-game press conference, Mullen told reporters Fitzgerald had a dislocated ankle, but he couldn’t offer anything more than that. Mississippi State lost 31-28 to the Rebels on Thursday. Without Fitzgerald, the Bulldogs turned the ball...
Ole Miss coaching search: The 10 coaches who make sense for the job

Ole Miss coaching search: The 10 coaches who make sense for the job

As the Ole Miss football season comes to an end, its time to look forward to who athletic director Ross Bjork ends up hiring to become the full-time coach after Matt Luke guided the team during the 2017 season on an interim basis. Complicating the hiring choice is the fact that the NCAA has yet to rule on Ole Miss’ infractions case. The sooner the school can get a ruling...
Still time for final garden chores

Still time for final garden chores

How did it get to be the holidays already? This is probably the latest I have ever been in getting my garden cleaned up for fall. Last week, before the rains came, I was able to dig up cannas, dahlias and my colocasia bulbs. I didn’t have time to get them stored properly so I have them laying out in crates in the garage. If you haven’t dug summer-flowering bulbs, do so immediately. They...
Win-win minivan: Hybrid technology makes Chrysler Pacifica even better

Win-win minivan: Hybrid technology makes Chrysler Pacifica even better

Don’t jump to conclusions when I say my tester this week is both a minivan and a hybrid. That may turn some folks off immediately as these are two segments that don’t generally invoke excitement. I get that. But, don’t judge a book by its cover. Specifically, this book has a familiar name, with a new look. The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is a minivan with a hybrid technology. Big...

Value of this inheritance is rather dubious

Dear Car Talk: I am now the owner of a 1978 Cadillac Seville Grand Opera Coupe. This was my grandmother’s car and one of a few hundred made of this model. It is not running, but I believe that is due to it sitting. It is all original and has very few miles. What is the history of this model, and is it considered “desirable” or sought-after? Thank you! – Whitney RAY: I don&rsquo...

OPINION: How wise is Trump’s economic nationalism?

At the recent Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit, Presidents Trump and Xi Jinping offered competing and disturbing visions of a new international economic order. Mr. Trump abandoned America’s leadership for a multilateral trading system based on rules and shared responsibilities. Mr. Xi cynically offered China to fill the void, but Pacific leaders see that for what it is. Twelve nations...

TIME TO DECLUTTER: It’s your house, do what you want with it

For the last several months, I have found myself alone in our home. It’s a strange feeling because for years I have rarely the house to myself. When the first quiet day happened, I was in disbelief. Standing in our living room, I called out, “Am I really the only one home?” Silence. With five children, I am used to a noisy house with lots of people coming and going. Now our two oldest...
The case of the ‘horseshoe’ dash symbol

The case of the ‘horseshoe’ dash symbol

Wheels: Mike M. from Centerville asks: “This fall, when it got cold, an orange or amber warning light came on that looks like a horseshoe. After driving the car for a few miles, the light went out and stayed out for the rest of the day. I have had warning lights come on before but nothing that looks like a horseshoe. I tried to tighten my gas cap and that has worked for me in the past. However...
WATCH: Ole Miss players after Egg Bowl win: ‘We want Luke!’

WATCH: Ole Miss players after Egg Bowl win: ‘We want Luke!’

Interim coach Matt Luke and Ole Miss upset Mississippi State 31-28 in the Egg Bowl Saturday night, and now the Rebels have a decision to make. Ole Miss will be tasked with hiring a replacement coach after the team fired Hugh Freeze late this summer. The Rebels didn’t take much time before casting their vote. The locker room broke out into chants of “We want Luke!&rdquo...
What Dan Mullen said after Mississippi State loss in Egg Bowl

What Dan Mullen said after Mississippi State loss in Egg Bowl

Dan Mullen may have coached his final game at Mississippi State. And it may have been a loss to Ole Miss in the Egg Bowl. Mullen has been linked heavily to the Tennessee job, though during the ESPN broadcast, Laura Rutldege reported he hadn’t talked to any schools. Nick Fitzgerald went down with an injury in the first quarter, and while the Bulldogs made it a game later, they were...
WATCH: Ole Miss players celebrate with Egg Bowl trophy following win over Mississippi State

WATCH: Ole Miss players celebrate with Egg Bowl trophy following win over Mississippi State

It was an incredible night for the Ole Miss Rebels as they upset Dan Mullen and Mississippi State in Starkville. Ole Miss built a big lead after the third quarter and then was able to hold off the Bulldogs in the final minutes. Immediately after the final horn, the Rebels sprinted to the end zone to celebrate with the Egg Bowl trophy. It’s Ole Miss’ third Egg Bowl win in its...
WATCH: Ole Miss players plant flag on Mississippi State’s field

WATCH: Ole Miss players plant flag on Mississippi State’s field

Mississippi State fans won’t like this one bit. Following the Rebels 31-28 win over their hated in-state rival, Ole Miss players, led by D.K. Metcalf, planted a big Ole Miss flag in the middle of Mississippi State’s field. The game was very chippy between the two teams, as one player was ejected from the game and there a number of unsportsmanlike conduct penalties...
Thieves steal woman's dog's surgery money; friends raise nearly 20K

Thieves steal woman's dog's surgery money; friends raise nearly 20K

A week ago, Melissa Horstman's Worcester, Massachusetts, home was invaded by burglars who smashed the glass on her sliding door and took nearly $3,000 in valuables and cash.  Shortly after 9 p.m. last Thursday night, the thieves broke into her home and not only stole the money Horstman was saving for her dog's operation but left her sick pup Prince in a heap of glass. Foreboding as he may...
WATCH: Ole Miss DE Breeland Speaks taunts Mississippi State fans after getting ejected

WATCH: Ole Miss DE Breeland Speaks taunts Mississippi State fans after getting ejected

Breeland Speaks had a strong game for the Ole Miss defense, but he won’t be there for the end of the game as he was ejected for a second unsportsmanlike conduct penalty. On the way out, Speaks waved goodbye to Mississippi State fans and actually asked them to get louder, as he raised his hands above his head. Mississippi State did score on the ensuing drive, making it...
Michigan State basketball’s Miles Bridges will ‘probably’ out against DePaul

Michigan State basketball’s Miles Bridges will ‘probably’ out against DePaul

Around an hour before Michigan State tips with DePaul in the PK80 Basketball Tournament, Spartans coach Tom Izzo said star sophomore Miles Bridges “probably” will not play on the pregame show. Izzo added that if it was an NCAA game, he’d probably play. Bridges left the Stony Brook contest earlier this week after rolling his ankle and the coach had previously...
Vikings DE Everson Griffen watched birth of son during warm-ups

Vikings DE Everson Griffen watched birth of son during warm-ups

Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen had to go to work during the birth of his third son, but modern technology allowed him to watch the whole thing. The Vikings were on the road against the Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving day, so Griffen used his smartphone to watch his wife Tiffany give birth. “Seven pounds, 2 ounces, born right before the game, so I was doing...
Michigan State-DePaul basketball: Score, live updates for PK80 Invitational game

Michigan State-DePaul basketball: Score, live updates for PK80 Invitational game

No. 4 Michigan State (2-1) and DePaul (1-2) tip off at 11:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, Nov. 23, in the first round of the PK80 Invitational. Stay here for live updates, scores and analysis. Michigan State 67, DePaul 47 (H2, 3:21): DePaul’s offense continued to be atrocious, and Michigan State should get some credit for that. The Spartans stayed in front and made every...
LOOK: Mississippi State is storing the Egg Bowl trophy in a strange place

LOOK: Mississippi State is storing the Egg Bowl trophy in a strange place

The Golden Egg is what  Mississippi State and Ole Miss play for. But it appears that Mississippi State does seem all the concerned with keeping the trophy this year. Due largely to quarterback Nick Fitzgerald going down with an injury, the Bulldogs have struggled mightily on Thursday and trailed 24-6 heading into the fourth quarter. And on top of that a picture was snapped...
Police: 86-year-old woman with gun tried to rob bank

Police: 86-year-old woman with gun tried to rob bank

An 86-year-old Philadelphia woman allegedly pushed her walker into a bank Tuesday afternoon and attempted to rob it. Bank employees told police the woman, identified as Emily Coakley, brandished a gun and demanded $400, CBS Philly reported. It didn’t take long for the police to arrive, and they arrested the senior citizen. Authorities say the woman had a .38-caliber revolver. They...
Twitter reacts to D.K. Metcalf’s controversial touchdown celebration in Egg Bowl

Twitter reacts to D.K. Metcalf’s controversial touchdown celebration in Egg Bowl

Ole Miss is taking it to Mississippi State in Starkville Thursday night, and Rebels’ receiver D.K. Metcalf just added a little salt in the wound. After scoring a long TD to put Ole Miss up 24-6 in the third quarter, Metcalf celebrated by pretending to pee on the field at Davis Wade Stadium. Metcalf was justly penalized for the celebration, but that didn’t stop the...
WATCH: Ole Miss’ D.K. Metcalf scores touchdown, pretends to pee on Mississippi State field

WATCH: Ole Miss’ D.K. Metcalf scores touchdown, pretends to pee on Mississippi State field

I’m sure Mississippi State fans will have a fair and appropriate reaction to this D.K. Metcalf. The Ole Miss wide receiver scored on a 63-yard touchdown to put the Rebels up 24-6 in the third quarter. After he scored, the Ole Miss wide receiver got down on all fours and peed like a dog, similar to what Odell Beckham Jr. did earlier this season. Metcalf did draw an unsportsmanlike...
Purdue coach Jeff Brohm talks job status, family football game on Thursday

Purdue coach Jeff Brohm talks job status, family football game on Thursday

The Purdue football team held a short Thanksgiving Day practice Thursday morning and coach Jeff Brohm spoke to media after. From his job status, to his family football game and the Indiana game this weekend, Brohm touched on a wide range of topics. When asked if he anticipated having interest for other coaching jobs not yet even one year after taking the job with the Boilermakers, Brohm...
Florida suspends Kevarrius Hayes for Stanford game

Florida suspends Kevarrius Hayes for Stanford game

Florida will be without junior forward Kevarrius Hayes as the Gators take on Stanford Thursday night. Hayes has been suspended for a violation of team rules, per the Gators’ official Twitter account: Hayes has played significant minutes for the Gators this season. He’s averaging 6.3 points, 4.7 rebounds and 2.7 blocks per game in 23 minutes per contest. Those numbers are in...
The president's Thanksgiving message to the troops causes a stir

The president's Thanksgiving message to the troops causes a stir

On Thanksgiving morning, President Donald Trump delivered a message via teleconference from his luxury resort in Mar-a-Lago to American military service members overseas — but not everyone is happy about it. Retired Lieutenant General Mark Hertling appeared on CNN on Thursday to air his grievances with the content of President Trump’s Thanksgiving message to the troops, referring to the...
Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott: It’s definitely frustrating

Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott: It’s definitely frustrating

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott is having a tough month. The Cowboys have been defeated soundly in their last three games, and Prescott’s numbers have bad in a way that is impossible to look away from. He has thrown for 500 yards and no passing touchdowns Prescott was asked after the game, if this is the worst stretch of his entire football career. “I don’t know...
Nick Fitzgerald addresses questionable gesture he made to teammates while leaving the field

Nick Fitzgerald addresses questionable gesture he made to teammates while leaving the field

So after Nick Fitzgerald had been carted off with an injury, he spoke to fellow quarterback and back-up Keytaon Thomspon. While leaving the field, cameras captured him flicking off Thompson. After he cleared the air on his injury, Fitzgerald took to Twitter to put down the notion that he was flipping off one of his teammates Below you can see Fitzgerald giving...
Nick Fitzgerald gives key advice to Mississippi State QB Keytaon Thompson during halftime

Nick Fitzgerald gives key advice to Mississippi State QB Keytaon Thompson during halftime

Nick Fitzgerald left Thursday night’s Egg Bowl early in the first quarter with an ankle injury, but that doesn’t mean he won’t have an impact on the outcome of the game. At halftime, with the Bulldogs trailing 10-6, Fitzgerald spoke with true freshman backup Keytaon Thompson and gave him advice and insight that could be helpful as State tries to mount its...
Ohio State-Gonzaga basketball: Time, TV channel, how to watch online

Ohio State-Gonzaga basketball: Time, TV channel, how to watch online

Ohio State basketball plays No. 17 Gonzaga on Thursday, November 23, 2017. Find the game time, TV channel, watch online, radio and streaming information for the game below. The game is a first-round matchup in the  PK80 Invitational honoring Nike co-founder Phil Knight’s upcoming 80th birthday. The Buckeyes and Bulldogs have the final game of the day on ...
Fellow teen idol Mickey Dolenz of The Monkees remembers David Cassidy

Fellow teen idol Mickey Dolenz of The Monkees remembers David Cassidy

Few people knew the late David Cassidy like Monkees band member and former teen idol Mickey Dolenz. Dolenz told Billboard that he met Cassidy early on in their careers and kept in touch with him through the years. They even toured together with Peter Noone in 2013 in “The World’s Greatest Teen Idols” tour. He told the publication after Cassidy’s death: Dolenz said that...
Pittsburgh commit calls his shot, says Panthers are beating Miami

Pittsburgh commit calls his shot, says Panthers are beating Miami

Virginia gave Miami a scare last weekend, but the Hurricanes prevailed and moved to 10-0. Next up: a game against Pittsburgh. If all goes as planned for Miami, it will serve as a tune-up for the ACC Championship Game against Clemson. But not so fast, says Pittsburgh commit Wendell Davis. Here’s what Davis tweeted on Thanksgiving. Pittsburgh is a 13-point home underdog against Miami...
WATCH: Ole Miss player has perfect reaction after recovering fumble in Egg Bowl

WATCH: Ole Miss player has perfect reaction after recovering fumble in Egg Bowl

The Egg Bowl has been very eventful despite the paltry 10-6 score, and one of the highlights of the first half belongs to Ole Miss’ Breeland Speaks. Speaks recovered a fumble in the last two minutes of the first half of the Egg Bowl, but it took a minute for anyone to notice. That left Speaks with an opportunity to give a message to the camera while the rest of the players...
Nick Fitzgerald tweets following injury: ‘I’ll be back stronger and better than ever’

Nick Fitzgerald tweets following injury: ‘I’ll be back stronger and better than ever’

Nick Fitzgerald of Mississippi State went down with a horrific leg injury in the first quarter of the Bulldogs game against Ole Miss. After being ruled out for the remainder of the game, Fitzgerald took to Twitter to address Mississippi State fans and the many who were worried about his injury. Fitzgerald’s injury is being classified as an ankle injury. Fitzgerald was a having...
Nick Fitzgerald injury update provided by ESPN

Nick Fitzgerald injury update provided by ESPN

Nick Fitzgerald went down with an injury in the first quarter of Mississippi State’s game against Ole Miss. ESPN’s Laura Rutledge reported that he will not return to the game and that they are diagnosing the injury as an ankle injury. They are still waiting on exact results on the injury. He has also had X-rays done on his leg. But that hasn’t stopped Fitzgerald...
Video: Redskins LB Pete Robertson’s bone-headed mistake results in unusual touchback

Video: Redskins LB Pete Robertson’s bone-headed mistake results in unusual touchback

Washington Redskins linebacker Pete Robertson must have forgotten that he was in on a special teams play. Robertson was activated off of the practice squad due to injuries, and Washington’s Thanksgiving matchup against the New York Giants is his first NFL game. Unfortunately, he made a play that will end up on the end-of-the-season blooper reel. He downed a New York Giants&rsquo...
Even after devastating injury, Nick Fitzgerald still finds a way to cheer on Mississippi State teammates

Even after devastating injury, Nick Fitzgerald still finds a way to cheer on Mississippi State teammates

Even as he left the game with a horrific injury, Nick Fitzgerald still found a way to cheer on his Mississippi State teammates. As he was carted off the field in the first quarter, Fitzgerald talked to a number of his teammates, likely given them words of encouragement, specifically to his replacement in Keytaon Thompson . Thompson is a freshman who has seen some experience ...
Rod Smith thinks Cowboys are more talented than Falcons, Eagles, Chargers

Rod Smith thinks Cowboys are more talented than Falcons, Eagles, Chargers

The Dallas Cowboys are spiraling after three straight losses by a combined score of 92-22 dropped them to 5-6 on Thursday, but that’s not stopping running back Rod Smith from taking a backhanded swipe at the three teams that have dismantled Dallas in consecutive weeks. Smith still sees a lot of talent on the Cowboys roster despite their struggles without superstar running...
Keyaton Thompson replaces Nick Fitzgerald for Mississippi State

Keyaton Thompson replaces Nick Fitzgerald for Mississippi State

Mississippi State will be without starting quarterback Nick Fitzgerald for the rest of the Egg Bowl after he suffered a gruesome leg injury in the first quarter. Replacing him is true freshman Keyaton Thompson. Thompson was highly recruited out of high school, where he attended Landry Walker in New Orleans. A 4-star prospect, he was the No. 5 rated dual threat quarterback in the class...
AJ Brown breaks Ole Miss single season receiving yards record

AJ Brown breaks Ole Miss single season receiving yards record

Against his hometown team, Ole Miss wide receiver AJ Brown didn’t take long to impose his will on the Mississippi State Bulldogs. Brown, a sophomore from Starkville, Miss., had a huge reception on the play’s opening drive that set up Ole Miss’s first touchdown. He added to more catches in the first quarter to give him 3 catches and 84 yards, which allowed him to pass...
Chad Johnson critical of Cowboys use of WR Dez Bryant

Chad Johnson critical of Cowboys use of WR Dez Bryant

The Dallas Cowboys struggled on offense for the third consecutive game, and former NFL All-Pro wide receiver Chad Johnson believes that he knows what is wrong. After the Cowboys’ 28-6 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers, Johnson took to Twitter to criticize the Cowboys’ coaching staff. The Dallas Morning News’ Katie Hairopolous tweeted out that team owner Jerry...
North Carolina wins PK80 opener behind 20 points from Luke Maye

North Carolina wins PK80 opener behind 20 points from Luke Maye

North Carolina continued its hot start to the season on Thanksgiving, beating Portland by a score of 102-78. The Tar Heels led by 13 at the end of the first half. Luke Maye continued his excellent play, scoring 20 points and grabbing 10 rebounds. Theo Pinson nearly notched a triple-double, scoring 11 points, grabbing 9 rebounds and dishing 7 assists. The Tar Heels improved...
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