Springfield’s annual CultureFest draws crowd

About 1,000 people gathered Saturday afternoon in downtown Springfield to celebrate the diversity in and around the city. Springfield’s CultureFest featured music, entertainment, fun and games and a lot more this year. Resident Tiffany Kaffenbarger said she thought the festival was good for Springfield. “The more you gather around, you get more businesses around here, it will just help...


Clark County, Springfield continue land use plan update process

Clark County, Springfield continue land use plan update process

Several communities, shopping corridors and recreational areas in Clark County are being considered as locations for opportunities for future development or preservation as part of a long-term strategic planning effort. Connect Clark County — a local group working to update the county’s land use plan — held three meetings this week to allow residents to provide more input into the...
Northeastern Local set to host school forum Tuesday

Northeastern Local set to host school forum Tuesday

Northeastern Local Schools will host a forum on Tuesday to answer questions voters might have about the November bond issue. The forum is set for 7 p.m. Sept. 26 and will take place at Rolling Hills Elementary School, 2613 Moorefield Road. “We would encourage our community to come out and learn more,” Superintendent John Kronour said. “We have had good participation so far.&rdquo...
Sunny, hot conditions continue into Sunday

Sunny, hot conditions continue into Sunday

Clear skies are expected overnight, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar said. It once again will be mild, with temperatures dropping into the middle 60s. Summer-like heat continues Rain chances return later Wednesday Fall weather for second half of week Sunday: Sunshine will continue, as will the heat. Highs again will be in the upper 80s. Monday: Mostly sunny skies are on...
Cedarville University 5k walk for opioid awareness

Cedarville University 5k walk for opioid awareness

Cedarville University pharmacy students are teaming with local nonprofit The Jeremiah Tree to host its annual 5k BridgeWalk. The walk will begin at 9 a.m. Sept. 23, at Xenia Station.  Cedarville students will be holding an educational session on the danger of opioid addiction. "The purpose for the walk is twofold," said Marlene Labig, president of  The Jeremiah Tree board of directors...
High School Football: Wildcats’ ‘Big back’ Smoot wears down Lebanon

High School Football: Wildcats’ ‘Big back’ Smoot wears down Lebanon

During an up-and-down first half against Lebanon on Friday night there was a constant for the Springfield football team: Tavion Smoot. Smoot is a 5-foot-11, 240-pound sophomore running back who gets stronger as the game progresses and makes defenses weaker. When the Wildcats needed a first-half drive to tie the score he made punishing runs. When it was time to take control in the third quarter he...
High School Football: Lemen, Jenkins power Kenton Ridge past Graham

High School Football: Lemen, Jenkins power Kenton Ridge past Graham

When designed quarterback runs failed, the Kenton Ridge High School football team let Dylan Lemen improvise. The sophomore quarterback scored two touchdowns on runs of 7 and 29 yards and threw for another score as the Cougars pulled away in the second half to beat host Graham 42-14 at Dallas Stadium on Friday night. »RELATED: Week 5 Scoreboard »RELATED: Smoot, Taylor lead Springfield »...
High School Football: Northwestern rallies in fourth to beat Shawnee

High School Football: Northwestern rallies in fourth to beat Shawnee

The Northwestern Warriors gathered around first-year coach Shane Carter after the game to hear him speak. Fans watched the scene from above and behind Carter. "Seniors, we had a goal, right?" Carter said. "We said we could win the conference, right? What's going to stop us?" All Northwestern's goals are within reach after a 7-6 victory Friday against visiting Shawnee. A 2-yard...
Addicts, family members share stories at Springfield recovery banquet

Addicts, family members share stories at Springfield recovery banquet

In March of 2016, Cole Sowards walked into McKinley Hall, a local treatment facility, for the sixth time. MORE: More prevention needed to curb opioid epidemic in Springfield The 29-year-old Springfield resident had been to treatment eight times previously, but it never stuck. Today, he’s been clean for 18 months. “I’ve never lived this good a day in my life,” Sowards said....
Miami U. police investigate 2 on-campus sexual assaults

Miami U. police investigate 2 on-campus sexual assaults

Miami University officials are reporting two, separate sexual assaults on its Oxford campus. The two assaults both involve female students being attacked during the early morning hours of Friday, and campus police are asking for help to identify and find the suspects, said Claire Wagner, spokeswoman for the university. According to police reports released by university officials: “A female student...
READ TO BELIEVE: Clark County chicken coop chase

READ TO BELIEVE: Clark County chicken coop chase

U.S. Marshals and the Clark County Sheriff’s Department were serving a warrant at a western Clark County farmhouse Friday morning when a suspect decided to make his arrest difficult.  Jamie Back, who was wanted for six counts of breaking and entering, immediately fled his residence when he spotted the authorities, according to the U.S. Marshal’s office.  Back then led both departments...
CultureFest brings the world to Springfield

CultureFest brings the world to Springfield

This Saturday, you can go around the world in a day without leaving Springfield. CultureFest brings the world to you with multiple cultures sharing their unique customs, food and traditions with the community in one place. The 21st CultureFest will be 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23 at Springfield City Hall Plaza. Admission is free. Each year’s event adopts a slogan, and 2017’s is...
New, old traditions combine at South Charleston Heritage Days Festival

New, old traditions combine at South Charleston Heritage Days Festival

New and old-fashioned don’t seem like compatible terms. But Josh Murray believes they are. A year ago, the South Charleston Heritage Days Festival set out to reinvent itself by adding music and other touches while retaining the old-fashioned feel that originally attracted crowds. The blend of the best of new and old will continue Saturday, Sept. 23 and Sunday, Sept. 24 downtown. Admission is...
OHTF 1 members help with Hurricane Maria recovery efforts

OHTF 1 members help with Hurricane Maria recovery efforts

Several Ohio Task Force 1 members are assisting with rescue efforts throughout the Carribean as Hurricane Maria continues to batter the region. Battalion Chief Jack Reall from Columbus has been assisting the “Red” Incident Support Team in Puerto Rico for five days and he is assigned as a deputy operations section chief, according to a spokesman “OH-TF1’s continuing efforts...
‘Sing-a-long-a Grease’ is the word at this Springfield event

‘Sing-a-long-a Grease’ is the word at this Springfield event

“Grease” is the word, and if you’ve enjoyed the John Travolta-Olivia Newton-John blockbuster musical in the past, chances are you know a lot of the words. If you’ve belted out “You’re the One That I Want,” “Summer Lovin’” or “Look at Me, I’m Sandra Dee” at home or in the car, join in for “Sing-a-long-a Grease,&rdquo...
OSHP cadet accused of armed robbery while dressed as trooper

OSHP cadet accused of armed robbery while dressed as trooper

An Ohio State Highway Patrol cadet is facing charges after he was accused of robbing a woman at gunpoint while he was wearing an Ohio State Highway Patrol uniform. Gregory Payne, 22, of Cincinnati was accused of robbing a woman of her cell phone in the area of the 6900 block of Cedar Alley in Cincinnati on Sept. 10. “[Gregory Payne] While wearing an Ohio State Highway Patrol uniform stopped...
Man accused of Ridgewood break-ins sentenced to prison Friday

Man accused of Ridgewood break-ins sentenced to prison Friday

A Springfield man accused of breaking into homes within the last year was sentenced to 8 years in prison Friday. Jeffery Jenkins, 38, took a plea deal earlier this month and pleaded guilty to burglary in the second degree in Clark County Common Pleas Court. Jenkins told the court on Friday before he was sentenced that he was sorry. “I’m ashamed,” he said. READ: Two arrested in connection...
College Football: Wittenberg Tigers look to stay unbeaten

College Football: Wittenberg Tigers look to stay unbeaten

Defenses often rejoice in shutouts. It’s not easy to keep a team off the scoreboard, even if you’re a big favorite. Wittenberg Tigers linebacker Jack Kayser has bigger goals, however. Of the 34-0 victory against Oberlin last week at Edwards-Maurer Field, he said, “It was nice, but it didn’t feel like a shutout.” The Yeomen gained 300 yards of total offense. Wittenberg...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED WEDNESDAY INCLUDED: Charles M. McQuistion, 35, of Upper Sandusky, marked lanes, dismissed. Joshua H. Valle, 28, of 300 Roosevelt Dr., assault, guilty, 10 days jail with 10 days suspended, pay fine and costs by Nov. 1, fined $250. Charlie E. Morgan Sr., 62, of 235 E. Northern Ave., disorderly conduct, guilty, fine and cost due by Nov. 19, fined $30. CASES CALLED THURSDAY INCLUDED: Gerald...
Man whose body pulled from creek told 911 ‘I’d rather be humiliated than dead’

Man whose body pulled from creek told 911 ‘I’d rather be humiliated than dead’

The body of 71-year-old Charles Romine of Dayton was found Wednesday, two days after he called 911 for help after he got lost. Charles Romine called 911 at 2:20 a.m. Wednesday Call log closed after crews could not find Romine and he didn’t answer dispatchers’ calls Romine’s body was found around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday in Wolf Creek On Monday afternoon, 71-year-old Charles Romine was...
Funeral for last eyewitness to Pearl Harbor bombing Sunday in Ohio

Funeral for last eyewitness to Pearl Harbor bombing Sunday in Ohio

A Cleveland area native who was believed to be the only Pearl Harbor survivor to visit the 9/11 memorial site in New York was expected to be laid to rest Sunday in this hometown. John Seelie died at age 94 last month and was also believed to be the last eyewitness to see the Japanese attack on Wheeler Army Air Field near Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on Dec. 7, 1941, according to the Sarasota Herald-Tribune...
CVS Health to limit opioid access to customers

CVS Health to limit opioid access to customers

Local residents whose health benefits are overseen by one of the largest pharmacy benefit managers will soon be limited to how many opioids they can get at one time. In the face of a sweeping opioid overdose epidemic — in part blamed on over-prescription of opioids — CVS Caremark plans to limit opioid prescriptions to seven days or less for some patients. RELATED: Five things you didn&rsquo...
Bellefontaine man killed in Logan County rollover crash

Bellefontaine man killed in Logan County rollover crash

A 23-year-old Bellefontaine man was killed in a single-vehicle crash in Logan County Friday morning.  State troopers and medics responded to Ohio 292 in Perry Twp., Logan County around 7:25 a.m. on reports of a single vehicle rollover crash.  An initial investigation found a 2004 Jeep Wrangler, driven by Ethan P. Zack, 23, of Bellefontaine, was traveling north on Ohio 292 when he traveled...
Champaign County teen charged with murder gets hearing pushed back

Champaign County teen charged with murder gets hearing pushed back

A scheduling conflict has forced a hearing for a Champaign County teen accused of killing a woman to be pushed back. Donovan Nicholas, 14, was set for an amenability hearing on Friday. Champaign County Prosecutor Kevin Talebi told the Springfield News-Sun that a scheduling conflict forced the case to be put on hold for a month. MORE: Champaign Co. prosecutors want 8th-grade murder suspect tried The...
Local health network to announce opioid-free health care tool

Local health network to announce opioid-free health care tool

Kettering Health Network said it plans to unveil a new tool in October to be used for opioid-free health care. “As you know, we are facing an opioid epidemic locally and nationally. Over the years, the number of patients who have been prescribed high doses of long-acting narcotics has escalated,” the network said in a statement about the planned Oct. 2 announcement. RELATED: High infant...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 17-DP-0854 - Deloris Ann Brown, 918 Clifton Ave., v. Shanice King, 337 E. John St., Apt. B, petition for civil stalking protection order. 17-DP-0855 - Virginia M. Meade, 1023 W. Perrin Ave., v. Aaron M. Marshall, 1670 Summit St., petition for civil stalking protection order. 17-DP-0856 - Tiarra M. Thompson, 29 E. Liberty St., v. Ryan E. Boudreaux-Durr, 29 E. Liberty St...
Upswing in Greene County property values reflects local trend

Upswing in Greene County property values reflects local trend

Greene County residents will be getting notified of property reappraisals recently completed by the county auditor’s office. On average, residential property values across the county are up by 5 percent, a marked increase from the last reappraisals in 2014, which saw a drop in values of 4 percent, according to Greene County Auditor David Graham. The new appraisals reflect a pattern evident in...
Stafford: Group marks 20th year of funding literacy projects

Stafford: Group marks 20th year of funding literacy projects

For the past 19 years, the Springfield Literacy Sting has given adults the rare opportunity to publically humiliate themselves by misspelling words in a crowded room, while at the same time raising $150,000 for a crucial community cause. »MORE: Songs can recall history, predict future Much of this multi-tasking has been made possible by two tireless worker bees who...
AF Marathon participation down; race seeks answers

AF Marathon participation down; race seeks answers

Faced with fewer people running this year, Air Force Marathon organizers may consider changes to the series of races to push up numbers on the starting line in 2018. The marathon, a series of races with 5K and 10K contests and half- and full-marathons, may add a new race of a shorter distance, and increase opportunities to participate in more than one event, according to marathon director Rob Aguiar...
Clark County Sheriff identifies needs for office

Clark County Sheriff identifies needs for office

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office needs some updating and could use more personnel, but the department is doing the best job it can, Sheriff Deb Burchett and one of her staff members said. Burchett and Grants Manager Wendy Holt talked about the office during remarks at the Springfield Rotary Club’s weekly luncheon. RELATED : Clark County drug bust nets 1 pound of fentanyl, meth and cash...
Favorite airports in North America? Regional hubs land on list

Favorite airports in North America? Regional hubs land on list

Despite constant construction and increased passenger traffic, passengers are more satisfied with their experiences at airports across North America than ever before. Overall passenger satisfaction with airport has reached an all-time high, and some regional airports like John Glenn Columbus International Airport and the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport have made the list of top...
What are shoppers buying this Halloween? Superhero costumes

What are shoppers buying this Halloween? Superhero costumes

Americans are expected to spend more than $9 billion in Halloween spending this year, according to the National Retail Federation survey. Consumers are expected to spend an average $86.13, up from last year’s $82.93, with 179 million Americans planning to partake in Halloween festivities, up from 171 million in 2016. Only 12.9 percent say their spending will be impacted by the economy, down...
Ohio State named most valuable college football team, UC makes top 100

Ohio State named most valuable college football team, UC makes top 100

A new study has found that Ohio State University’s football team is the most valuable college team in the country. Ohio State’s team is valued at $1.5 billion, according to a study conducted by Ryan Brewer, an associate professor at Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus whose findings were published in The Wall Street Journal this week. RELATED: Demonstration at Wright State sparks...
Springfield native living clean, successful after prison, addiction

Springfield native living clean, successful after prison, addiction

Springfield native Jeff Childress began using drugs when he was 12 years old — and he never stopped. He didn’t know as a pre-teen it would lead him to prison twice and homelessness. “Basically, it was a loss of everything,” Childress said. “Living skills reduced to the animal level.” Childress has been clean since Feb. 19, 2014. He now owns an exterior cleaning...
Summer-like heat for first weekend of fall

Summer-like heat for first weekend of fall

A stray shower west nest the Ohio-Indiana border will be possible this evening, but the chances diminish toward sunset.  Summer-like heat through weekend Stays dry through Tuesday Rain returns by middle of next week Overnight: Skies will be clear overnight as temperatures drop into the middle 60s.  Saturday: Mostly sunny skies are expected to start the weekend. It will be a...
Ohio man accused of violating new state bestiality law

Ohio man accused of violating new state bestiality law

An Ohio man is accused of violating Ohio’s new law banning sex with animals, according to Cleveland Municipal Court records. Scott Turner, 47, of Cleveland, was charged by a Cleveland Animal Protective League officer with engaging in sexual conduct with an animal, court records show. He has been ordered to appear in court Oct. 5 for a hearing on the second-degree misdemeanor charge. Cleveland...
Greene commissioners OK $1M to extend water service to airport

Greene commissioners OK $1M to extend water service to airport

Greene County Commissioners voted 2-1 today to spend $1 million toward extending water and sewer services to the Lewis A. Jackson Regional Airport. The $2 million project can now move forward once the county and Beavercreek Twp. enter into an agreement with the Ohio Public Works Commission for a $653,000 grant and a no-interest loan for $300,000. Beavercreek Twp., which has plans to build a fire station...
I-70 W reopens in Clark County following rollover crash 

I-70 W reopens in Clark County following rollover crash 

I-70 West has reopened following one male being transported to Miami Valley Hospital via CareFlight. Another male was transported to Springfield Regional Hospital. The extent of their injuries are currently unknown.  All lanes of I-70 West are closed between Ohio 41 and U.S. 40  for CareFlight to land.   A CareFlight medical helicopter has been requested to a reported rollover crash...
Death Wish Coffee Co. recalls product possibly contaminated with deadly toxin

Death Wish Coffee Co. recalls product possibly contaminated with deadly toxin

Death Wish Coffee Co. has initiated a recall one of its nitro coffee products because it could be contaminated with a deadly toxin. The Round Lake, N.Y.-based coffee producer determined that the current process could lead to the growth and production of the deadly toxin, botulin, in low acid foods commercialized in reduced oxygen packaging. Botulism, a potentially fatal form of food poisoning, can...
Woman sentenced in Logan County Thanksgiving Day killing

Woman sentenced in Logan County Thanksgiving Day killing

Sentencing was held Thursday for a woman who pleaded guilty in connection to the killing of a Logan County man on Thanksgiving.  Jasmine Lewis was sentenced today in a Logan County court to 15 years to life in prison after she pleaded guilty earlier to a complicity to murder charge in the death of 45-year-old Jeff Brentlinger.  In a statement to the court during the hearing, Lewis said there...
High School Wrestling: Another Jordan headed to Ohio State

High School Wrestling: Another Jordan headed to Ohio State

Ohio State University wrestling coach Tom Ryan made it three-for-three with the Jordan family this week. Rocky Jordan, Graham’s two-time state champ, verbally committed to the Buckeyes after completing his visits – which included one to Big Ten rival Michigan. »RELATED: Jordan dominates to win state title Rocky will be the third Jordan brother to wrestle for the Buckeyes. In March...
Meijer to sell discolored, scarred produce for reduced prices

Meijer to sell discolored, scarred produce for reduced prices

Meijer will sell packaged fresh produce that is discolored, scarred or odd-sized for discounted prices. The Misfits program rolled out at all Meijer locations earlier this month, and customers have already purchased nearly a quarter of a million pounds of fresh, perfectly-imperfect produce. The packaged fresh produce may be discolored, scarred or odd-sized, but offers the same taste, freshness and...
Greenon taking steps to begin construction of new $54 million school

Greenon taking steps to begin construction of new $54 million school

Greenon Local School leaders are close to making major moves to start the construction project that will build a new pre-k through 12th-grade building in the district. A lot of hard work has been done over the summer to make sure the district is ready to move forward with the project, Superintendent Brad Silvus said. The district has sold bonds, worked with the Ohio Facility Construction Commission...
Hurricane Maria: Live updates

Hurricane Maria: Live updates

Hurricane Maria continues to churn in the Atlantic Ocean. The deadly storm has claimed lives on multiple islands in its path. >> Read more trending news 

Giants-Eagles, Week 3: Game time, TV channel, watch online (09/24/17)

The New York Giants take on the Philadelphia Eagles in the third game of the 2017 season for both teams on Sunday afternoon. The Giants are looking to salvage their season after suffering embarrassing losses to the Dallas Cowboys in Week 1 and the Detroit Lions in Week 2. The Eagles are hoping to bounce back from a hard-fought loss last Sunday to the Kansas City Chiefs and...
People with this face shape are more likely to cheat, study suggests

People with this face shape are more likely to cheat, study suggests

Can you predict a person’s sexual drive and likelihood to cheat just by looking at them? You might. Those with wider dimensions are more likely to cheat, according to a new report. Researchers from universities in Canada recently conducted two experiments, which were published in Archives of Sexual Behavior, to determine the link between physiological features and sexual conduct...

What Jim Mora said after UCLA’s loss to Stanford

Double digits. That’s what UCLA’s losing streak to Stanford extended to on Saturday night as the Cardinal beat the Bruins 58-34. The win for Stanford was their 10th in a row over UCLA. UCLA head coach Jim Mora has been on the sidelines for what is now seven of the 10 consecutive losses the Bruins have suffered to the Cardinal. Bruins gunslinger Josh Rosen racked...
Mexico earthquake: 'Frida Sofia,' girl supposedly trapped in rubble, never existed, officials say

Mexico earthquake: 'Frida Sofia,' girl supposedly trapped in rubble, never existed, officials say

As rescue workers tirelessly searched and the world waited breathlessly for them to find a 12-year-old girl believed to be trapped under the rubble of a caved-in school toppled by the devastating earthquake in Mexico City, it became apparent that the little girl never existed, Mexican officials said. According to the New York Post, the girl, called “Frida Sofia,” was...

UCLA defense spawns faux Twitter account after brutal night

The UCLA defense was, well — it wasn’t good on Saturday night against Stanford. The Cardinal, which had been positively mediocre thus far this season, scoring just 24 in a Week 2 loss to USC and 17 in a Week 3 upset at the hands of San Diego State, blasted the Bruins for 58 points on Saturday in a 58-34 win. The defense was so bad, in fact, that a user on Twitter...

UCLA suffers second-straight loss against Stanford: 3 things we learned

In a seemingly must-win game for both schools, the UCLA Bruins fell to the Stanford Cardinal on Saturday night 58-34 on the road. The loss was Stanford’s 10th consecutive victory in the rivalry series against the Bruins. UCLA now stands at 2-2 on the season, reeling from losses against Memphis and now the Cardinal. They’ll have a chance to get back on track in Los...

Luke Del Rio helps key comeback at Kentucky, but Gators’ QB position up in the air

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Jim McElwain referenced Steve Spurrier in his postgame comments Saturday night, drawing the only tangential link that could be made between the current iteration of Florida offensive football and the glory days. “There was a coach around here for a long time that used to throw quarterbacks in here and there at the drop of the hat. So we...

Jim McElwain says Florida’s O-line found its ‘mojo’ in comeback win at UK

Florida’s offense had little success on the ground in its first two games this season. The Gators found some Saturday — when they needed it in the worst way — to extend their winning streak over Kentucky to 31 consecutive games. Trailing by 13 points in the fourth quarter, Florida put together a pair of touchdown drives — including a 13-play series &mdash...

One leg over the wall: Kentucky football’s agony against Florida continues

LEXINGTON, Ky. — His right leg was slung over the wall meant to separate players from fans and, on this night, joy from torment. So close he could practically feel the turf at Kroger Field beneath his brown boot. This poor man, but one fan, might as well have been all of Kentucky football on Saturday night: ready to rush that field and exorcise a demon, thrashing in anticipation...

Washington Huskies take over in 2nd half to beat Colorado 37-10: 3 things we learned

The Washington Huskies meeting with unbeaten Colorado on Saturday night in Boulder was eerily reminiscent of the Huskies win over the Buffs in the 2016 Pac-12 Championship Game. The teams played to a relative draw for the first half, before Washington exploded in the second stanza to pull away. The score of that game was 41-10. On Saturday, the Huskies almost matched that score...

What Oregon coach Willie Taggart said after Oregon upset by Arizona State

In a night befitting the popular social media hashtag, #Pac12AfterDark, the Arizona State Sun Devils delivered the first major upset of the Pac-12 season, stunning No. 24 Oregon 37-35 well past midnight on the East Coast. Though early in the season, the loss is a crushing blow for Oregon, in its first year under coach Willie Taggart and in its first conference game of the...

Oklahoma football: Sooners experience bad memories in Baylor victory

WACO, Texas — As Oklahoma exited the field Saturday night at McLane Stadium, it was hard to tell who won and who lost. The enormous scoreboard in the south end zone read, “Oklahoma 49, Baylor 41.” But the only ones celebrating were wearing green and yellow. The third-ranked Sooners escaped Saturday night. That was the only way to describe it when a team that led...

WATCH: Gators react on field and in postgame interviews after wild win at Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky. — It was hard to put into words in the moment, and yet Florida coach Jim McElwain and his players took a shot at lending perspective on the No. 20 Gators’ dramatic, come-from-behind 28-27 win at Kentucky on Saturday night. Florida trailed by 13 early in the fourth quarter and had already yanked starting quarterback Feleipe Franks out of the game ...
Laughing gas through labor? More hospitals offering nitrous oxide for moms-to-be

Laughing gas through labor? More hospitals offering nitrous oxide for moms-to-be

Seton Medical Center in Austin, Texas, has just added to a handful of its labor and delivery rooms something you might think of as only being used at the dentist’s office: nitrous oxide aka laughing gas. Why? Moms in labor in Europe have been using laughing gas for decades, and it’s recently gaining favor in the U.S., especially in California. Natural birthing centers like Austin...

Kentucky football: Wildcats react to holding penalty heard ’round the Bluegrass

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky kicker Austin MacGinnis was preparing for a “chip shot” field goal to snap a 30-year losing streak to Florida, but a holding call against Wildcats guard Nick Haynes pushed the ball back. The final kick fell short. “It’s heartbreaking, because you pour your heart in a game, they go down and score, you get a 2-minute opportunity with...

Three things we learned from Arizona State’s upset of Oregon

In a rather stunning result, the Arizona State Sun Devils upset No. 24-ranked Oregon, 37-35 on Saturday night. Here are three things we learned from the game: Before the Ducks can begin to review the film and look into how, exactly, Arizona State, a sputtering squad that had lost consecutive games to San Diego State and Texas Tech, managed to score 37, they must begin with...

‘No quit’ Penn State shows guts at Iowa, keeps playoff hopes alive

IOWA CITY, Iowa — The special teams, the special seasons, all have a game like this on the mantelpiece somewhere. The scars never leave you. Neither does the pride. Every champion has that night, a Penn State 21, Iowa 19 night, a night that felt like the world was a boulder, and you were the only one pushing it uphill. A night you couldn’t hear, let alone think...

Florida WR Freddie Swain wanted to ‘make a play’ on game-winning TD catch

The play that won it all and kept the Florida Gators’ win streak against the Kentucky Wildcats alive wasn’t supposed to unfold the way it did. That 5-yard touchdown pass from Luke Del Rio to Freddie Swain with 43 seconds left on the clock on Saturday night was an audible sparked after one quick glance. Before Del Rio took the snap and began what was supposed to...

Fan Sound Off: Kentucky fans’ frustration grows with 31st straight loss to Florida

The Kentucky Wildcats were less than one quarter from snapping the skid that lasted three decades, but Florida rallied and stunned the crowd in Lexington with a 28-27 victory on Saturday night. The win extended Florida’s win streak in the series to 31 consecutive games. All comments are taken from Kentucky Wildcats – SEC Country. You can ...

Gators can’t keep winning games this way, but it says something about this team

LEXINGTON, Ky. — They can’t keep doing this. Really, these Florida Gators are not going to be able to keep pulling off last-second, dramatic wins to mask the struggles and mistakes that put them in a bind in the first place. But give credit where it’s due. The column was written earlier in the fourth quarter and, well, it had quite a different tone than this. Luke...
Baby whose mom gave up cancer treatment also dies

Baby whose mom gave up cancer treatment also dies

The baby girl born to a mother who gave up cancer treatment to save her has died, the family announced in a Facebook post. Life Lynn DeKlyen was born on Sept. 6 at 24 weeks in Ann Arbor, Michigan, weighing just 1 pound, 7 ounces. Her family said in a Facebook post they are shattered over the loss. Life Lynn’s mother, Carrie, was diagnosed with glioblastoma in April but decided to forgo...

Fan Sound Off: Florida fans thrilled with win, want Luke Del Rio to start at QB

The Florida Gators rallied from 13 points down to stun Kentucky on Saturday night, 28-27, squashing the Wildcats’ hopes of snapping their 30-game losing streak against Florida. Luke Del Rio threw a 5-yard TD pass with 43 seconds left in the game in relief of struggling Feleipe Franks and Kentucky’s 57-yard field goal on the game’s final play fell several yards...

Notre Dame uses opportunistic defense to key dominant win at Michigan State

Notre Dame hit the road and traveled to East Lansing this week to battle Michigan State, renewing a rivalry that has featured several close games in recent years. The Midwest programs had split the last eight meetings in the series, with the winner taking home the Megaphone Trophy — the oldest trophy game that ND plays. With both squads coming off very disappointing sub-...

WATCH: Iowa WR Nick Easley shows off black eye, talks TD after Penn State game

Iowa WR Nick Easley gave the Hawkeyes the lead right before halftime in Saturday’s thrilling defeat to No. 4 Penn State. The walk-on made 2 catches for 27 yards as Iowa pushed back against Penn State all night long in front of a raucous Kinnick Stadium crowd. “It was a crossing route in the first half. I don’t really know what happened to be honest with you. We&rsquo...

Dwyane Wade: ‘My wife and the great people of Nebraska turned me into a Huskers fan’

The Big Red fan base just got a little bit bigger. NBA star Dwyane Wade, who was with his wife and Omaha, Neb. native Gabrielle Union at Nebraska’s win over Rutgers on Saturday, declared himself a Huskers fan on his Instagram page. “As you all know my wife and the great people of Nebraska have turned me into a Huskers fan,” Wade posted alongside a picture ...

WATCH: Maryland fan smashes beer on forehead, chugs within seconds

What a sight to see. It’s clear that Maryland fans know how to handle their alcohol, particularly the girl at this party. Watch below as she catches the beer, slams it against her forhead and downs it within a matter of 5 seconds. Perhaps the best part of the entire video is the reaction of her male counterparts in the vacinity. While the Big Ten doesn’t have the same reputation...

Hawkeyes fall in football classic but prove they’re a contender

IOWA CITY, Iowa — We’ve seen this game before. Not lately, but once upon a time when Iowa and Penn State played almost every year, these two teams would slug it out every time they matched up. The post Hawkeyes fall in football classic but prove they’re a contender appeared first on Diehards.

What Michigan State’s Mark Dantonio said after 38-18 loss to Notre Dame

Michigan State suffered a 38-18 loss to Notre Dame on Saturday, bringing the Spartans’ record to 2-1 on the season entering Big Ten play next week against Iowa. Here’s what he had to say after the game: On a bad offsides penalty: “You cannot line up offsides. You learn that when you first start playing football.” On not pulling QB Brian Lewerke at the end of the...

What Kirk Ferentz said after Iowa’s gut-wrenching loss to Penn State

Kirk Ferentz and his Iowa Hawkeyes came up just short on Saturday night of pulling another great upset. The Hawkeyes fell to No. 4 Penn State, 21-19, on a last-second touchdown. Ferentz addressed the media after the loss, which bumped Iowa to 3-1 on the season. Here are some highlights of his press conference: Ferentz’s opening statement: “We’re all really...

Kentucky football: What Mark Stoops said after Kentucky’s 28-27 loss to Florida

Kentucky had Florida on the ropes and it looked as though the losing streak to the Gators was going to end. But a pair of blown coverages, including one in the final minute of the contest, allowed the Gators to score two uncontested touchdowns on the way to a 28-27 win in Lexington on Saturday night. As a result, Florida extended its winning streak against Kentucky to 31 games. Here&rsquo...

Auburn football injury report: Updates on Kamryn Pettway, Tre’ Williams and more

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Auburn football went into Missouri’s Faurot Field and blasted the host Tigers, 51-14, on Saturday night without three of its starters. After the game, Auburn coach Gus Malzahn confirmed junior running back Kamryn Pettway, senior linebacker Tre’ Williams and sophomore cornerback Javaris Davis all sat out against Missouri with injury. While Williams...

Iowa fans were dumbfounded after walk-off loss to Penn State

Penn State beat Iowa, 21-19, on a 7-yard touchdown pass from Trace McSorley to Juwan Johnson at Kinnick Stadium. The play was the culmination of an incredible final drive, and it ended with the clock reading: 0:00. This is what happens to fans who have to witness their team suffer a heartbreaker. Just look at them: This is the kind of result that leaves fans with their hands on their...

What Penn State’s James Franklin said after 21-19 win at Iowa

Penn State won a thriller at Iowa, 21-19, Saturday night. The No. 4 Nittany Lions scored on the final play of the game when QB Trace McSorley threw a 7-yard touchdown pass to Juwan Johnson. The win improved the Nittany Lions to 4-0 this season, including 1-0 in the Big Ten. Here’s what James Franklin said after the exciting finish. On Saquon Barkley, who had a school-record...

LOOK: Larry Fitzgerald congratulates Texas A&M WR Christian Kirk on performance against Arkansas

It takes a special kind of stat line to impress Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald. The likely future hall of famer clearly took notice of Texas A&M wide receiver Christian Kirk’s performance on Saturday against Arkansas. Kirk totaled 110 yards on 5 catches and 2 went for touchdowns. Fitzgerald, upon watching this occur, sent Kirk a tweet. Fitzgerald and Kirk share...

What Brian Kelly said after Notre Dame beat Michigan State

While the program may not be willing to admit it, revenge was on the minds of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish with Michigan State on the schedule this week. If that was indeed the case, mission accomplished. The Fighting Irish followed up their dominating rushing day against Boston College last week with a strong road performance versus rival Michigan State, who knocked off Notre...

Iowa falls in football classic, but Hawkeyes proved they’re a contender

IOWA CITY, Iowa — We’ve seen this game before. Not lately, but once upon a time when Iowa and Penn State played almost every year, these two teams would slug it out every time they matched up. They were games only a football purist would love, traditionally low-scoring with hard-hitting defense. With the Big Ten’s double expansion, this series faded away....

Michigan State gets clobbered by Notre Dame after Michigan beats Purdue

Michigan State suffered a 38-18 loss to Notre Dame on Saturday night, falling to 2-1 as a result. The Spartans were undefeated coming into the matchup after wins over Bowling Green and Western Michigan. This game was different from the outset. Notre Dame drove 78 yards in seven plays on the first drive of the game and recorded the game’s first points on a 16-yard run...

From print to e-books, sadly but inevitably

I’ve got cards from four libraries but haven’t checked a book out in a year. Which is strange, because I came from a printing/publishing family, worked part-time in school libraries during college, and can read. What happened? One hyphenated pseudo-word, “e-books.” I still like the look and feel of print books and the smell of old bookstores, but can’t deny the convenience...
March against heroin ‘a success’ despite crowd size

March against heroin ‘a success’ despite crowd size

It was called “500 Women Against Heroin,” but while there were far less than 500 marchers, organizers called the Saturday’s event in Middletown “a success.” About 75 people, many wearing fatigues to represent the “This Means War” theme, marched down Yankee Road and gathered in the grassy area behind the Pendleton Art Center downtown. The marchers were joined...

Penn State TE Mike Gesicki after last-second win over Iowa: ‘That’s how you silence 70,000’

Kinnick Stadium was loud in the final two minutes as Iowa took the lead against Penn State and then tried to hang on. The raucous crowd made plenty of noise — all up until the final second of the game. Penn State won on a last-second touchdown, converting a 4th-and-goal from the 7-yard line to escape the upset. Juwan Johnson made the grab and held up...

Red Zone no longer Dead Zone for Wolverines

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Kirk Herbstreit had a feeling about Michigan on Saturday. “I’m going to say it right now, however many times they get in the red zone [Saturday], put in that many touchdowns,” the former Ohio State quarterback and now ESPN analyst said on College GameDay. “I don’t know what’s going to happen in this game, ...

WATCH: Florida QB Feleipe Franks taunts Kentucky fans after Gators seal victory in final minute

Any time a program pulls off a significant win in the final minute, it’s easy for players to get caught up in the moment. That’s exactly what happened to Florida quarterback Feleipe Franks at Kroger Field Saturday night after the Gators rattled off 14 unanswered points to beat Kentucky 28-27. The Wildcats’ fans seemed stunned at the final result...

Junior QB Brandon Wimbush leads Notre Dame to impressive victory against Michigan State

In his first road test of the season, junior quarterback Brandon Wimbush played well and led Notre Dame to an impressive, 38-18, victory against rival Michigan State on Saturday night. Wimbush drove the Fighting Irish to a touchdown on the first drive of the game, finishing off the possession with a 16-yard run for the score under two minutes into the first quarter. Less than...

WATCH: Royce Freeman becomes Oregon’s career leader in rushing touchdowns

In Saturday night’s matchup between the Oregon Ducks and Arizona State Sun Devils, senior Ducks tailback Royce Freeman broke the school’s career rushing touchdown record with a 12-yard carry late in the second quarter to pull Oregon within three points of ASU. The touchdown was Freeman’s 54th of his career. He entered Week 4 tied for the career...

Fan Sound Off: LSU fans worried about Troy next week, rest of SEC this season

LSU picked up a win Saturday, beating Syracuse 35-26 in Baton Rouge, La., but it didn’t leave Tigers fans patting themselves on the back for improving to 3-1 this season. Instead, the win had LSU faithful questioning the coaches, the team and doubting the success of the rest of the season. Next up for LSU is Troy on Saturday night in Baton Rouge, followed by a road game to Gainesville...
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