Springfield Heritage Center: gift ideas for the holiday

If anyone is looking for gift ideas for someone who loves history, the Heritage Center lobby store has a number of great local history books and gifts available.   During the month of December, the Heartland exhibit book, which highlights artifacts on display in the museum and provides extensive information about Clark County’s history, is marked down. Visitors can receive a free soft...


It’s official: Ohio Issue 2 most expensive state campaign ever

It’s official: Ohio Issue 2 most expensive state campaign ever

The two sides of this November’s Issue 2 spent a total of more than $74 million, according to final post-election campaign finance reports submitted today. The ballot issue on prescription drug prices shattered previous records for campaign money raised, with most of the spending coming from opponents who were backed by pharmaceutical manufacturers. RELATED: Ohio Issue 2 fails; confusion blamed...
Champaign County teen accused of murder indicted in adult court

Champaign County teen accused of murder indicted in adult court

A teenager who claims to have multiple personalities was indicted in adult court this week. Donovan Nicholas, 15, is charged with aggravated murder and murder in Champaign County Common Pleas Court. READ: Donovan Nicholas Champaign County stabbing He was 14 at the time prosecutors alleged he shot and stabbed 40-year-old Heidi Fay Taylor in April at his home. Nicholas has pleaded not guilty to an aggravated...
Wright State faculty union concerned about furlough talk

Wright State faculty union concerned about furlough talk

Members of Wright State University’s faculty union turned out in droves to a board of trustees meeting Friday even though it took place 75 minutes north of Dayton at the school’s Lake Campus. The Wright State chapter of the American Association of University Professors has been locked into sometimes tense contract negotiations with the school’s administration over the last year....
Enjoy a holiday classic: 4 things to do this weekend in Springfield

Enjoy a holiday classic: 4 things to do this weekend in Springfield

Believe it of not, Christmas is just 10 days away. For those of you finished with your holiday shopping, here are four events to relax with the family and enjoy the rest of the holiday season. The Nutcracker There’s nothing that says Christmas quite like a production of the classic holiday ballet, “The Nutcracker.” The Kuss Auditorium at the Clark State Performing Arts Center will...
MLB: Former Red Zack Cozart has found his new team

MLB: Former Red Zack Cozart has found his new team

Whatever slim chance there was of the Cincinnati Reds re-signing Zack Cozart is gone.  The shortstop signed a three-year contract with the Los Angeles Angels on Friday.  According to multiple reports, the deal is worth $38 million for a player the Reds drafted in the second round out of Mississippi in 2007.  The 32-year-old All-Star is coming off his best offensive season, having hit...
25 retailers offering big deals for Free Shipping Day

25 retailers offering big deals for Free Shipping Day

Shoppers can land some sweet deals on Free Shipping Day today. The one-day event guarantees free shipping for consumers from both large and small online retailers that promise their gifts will arrive before Christmas Eve. There are 965 Free Shipping Day participants this year, according to freeshippingday.com. Participating retailers include: 1. Macy’s 2. Talbots 3. JCPenney 4. Target 5. Old...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED WEDNESDAY INCLUDED: Mark Nibert, 54, of South Charleston, OVI amended to disregard of safety, guilty, 60 days jail with 60 days suspended, six months driver’s license suspension, pay fine and costs and restitution or jail to be imposed, fined $375; open container, guilty. Amanda Lynn Rollins, 26, of 2841 Oletha Ave., domestic violence, assault, dismissed - prosecutor request. Jekeira...
7 major changes at the Dayton airport in 2017

7 major changes at the Dayton airport in 2017

It’s been a year of changes for the Dayton International Airport — from fluctuating passenger traffic to new, discount flight destinations and a mix-up in air carriers. These were seven of the top stories the Dayton Daily News wrote about the Dayton airport this year: Despite a recent decline in passenger traffic at the Dayton International Airport, aviation director Terrence Slaybaugh...
$500k bond set for Springfield pharmacy robbery suspect

$500k bond set for Springfield pharmacy robbery suspect

An Indianapolis man accused of taking part in an armed robbery at a Springfield pharmacy last week had his bond set at $500,000. Tyrez L. Boyd, 24, has been indicted on one county of aggravated robbery and six counts of kidnapping in connection with a robbery which occurred at the Harding Road Pharmacy on Harding Road on Dec. 5. RELATED: Springfield employees’ hands tied during pharmacy robbery...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 17-CV-0708 - Rachel J. Kilgore, 3695 St. Paris Pike, v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, c/o Stanley Cranston, Girard, complaint in excess of $25,000 for damages and injuries suffered in an auto accident on July 9, 2016. 17-CV-0710 - Progressive Direct Insurance Company v. Michelle Allen, North Hampton, complaint for $2,612 for damages to motor vehicle of...
Man suffers gunshot wound in parking lot of Springfield bar

Man suffers gunshot wound in parking lot of Springfield bar

A Springfield man shot in the back in the parking lot of a local bar was transported by medical helicopter early Thursday morning. Springfield police officers were sent to the Wagon Wheel, 1005 S. Burnett Road, at 1:37 a.m. today on a report of shots fired. Upon their arrival, officers found Zachary A. Foulke, 28, of Springfield, lying in the fetal position on the bar’s floor with a gunshot...
State school board pushes for more testing cuts

State school board pushes for more testing cuts

The state school board is urging Ohio lawmakers to make three more reductions in state testing for students, including two changes tied to graduation. The board voted this week to recommend eliminating the high school English 1 state exam – one of the seven end-of-course tests that currently make up a primary pathway to graduation. The English 2 exam would remain in place. If the state legislature...
Clark County takes action after 3 teen driving deaths

Clark County takes action after 3 teen driving deaths

The Clark County Combined Health District will host its first Teen Driving Symposium after three Greenon students died in crashes just months apart. Senior David Waag, 17, and sophomore Connor Williams, 15, were killed in August while they were in the back seat of a car on Wilkerson Road between Fairborn and Yellow Springs. The driver allegedly lost control and the car hit a tree before rolling over...
Springfield police investigate drive-thru break-ins

Springfield police investigate drive-thru break-ins

Springfield police are investigating three  early morning break-ins. The Tunnel Drive Thru in the 1800 block of E. Main Street, the Beverage Depot in the 700 block of S. Burnett Road and Beverage Oasis were broken into sometime between 5:30 a.m. and 6:30 a.m., according to police. It’s unknown what was stolen. This story will be updated as additional information becomes available.
No action taken in Northwestern superintendent investigation

No action taken in Northwestern superintendent investigation

No action was taken after Northwestern Local Schools board members held a closed executive session late Wednesday in part to consider an investigation of complaints against a public employee. The district is investigating allegations of unprofessional conduct raised concerning Superintendent Jesse Steiner, according to a statement from the district’s attorney. Northwestern School Board President...
AF Marathon newest challenge: Run three races for new medal

AF Marathon newest challenge: Run three races for new medal

Air Force Marathon runners who want more running will have a new challenge in the 2018 competition: Entering up to three races to qualify for a new medal, organizers say. The Fly-Fight-Win Challenge Series will reward runners who complete the 5K race at Wright State University on Sept. 14 and the 10K and half-marathon on the main race day Sept. 15. “The main focus of the challenge is really...
Warming trend gets underway this weekend

Warming trend gets underway this weekend

Clouds will break with chilly temperatures hovering in the middle 20s by morning, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said. Blustery, chilly overnight Sunshine returns, a bit warmer Saturday Rain expected to wrap up the weekend Saturday: Lot of sunshine returns to start the weekend with a few passing clouds. It will be breezy but not as cold as highs rebound into the middle 40s. ...
Springfield Then & Now: 1927 Fountain Avenue

Springfield Then & Now: 1927 Fountain Avenue

This 1927 photo shows businesses on the east side of North Fountain Avenue, including the Heaume Hotel and Kroger Grocery and Baking, which had nearly 30 Springfield locations at the time.  Gray Electric was at that location for almost 20 years, as were Fitler and Hill Wallpaper, the Saunder “Drive it Yourself” car rental franchise, which was pioneered in Nebraska in 1916, and the...
Charlottesville attack: Homicide case against Ohioan heads to grand jury

Charlottesville attack: Homicide case against Ohioan heads to grand jury

The case against James Alex Fields Jr., the Ohioan and suspected driver in the deadly Charlottesville car-ramming, is headed to a Virginia grand jury.  Fields initially was charged with second-degree murder in the death of 32-year-old Heather Heyer, of Charlottesville in the incident in August that left more than 30 people injured.  After a preliminary hearing in Charlottesville Circuit...
Prison inmates make, give items to Springfield nursing home residents

Prison inmates make, give items to Springfield nursing home residents

Inmates from a state prison made and donated items this week to Springfield seniors at a nursing home for the holidays. The items donated included hats, scarves, afghans, quilts, blankets, pillow cases and other hand-made items for residents of Springfield Manor. “They know that the products are going to people only in need,” said Lisa Crain, a case worker with the Madison Correctional...
News photographer shot by Clark County deputy sues

News photographer shot by Clark County deputy sues

The news photographer shot by a Clark County deputy in New Carlisle in September has filed a federal lawsuit against the deputy, Clark County and the city of New Carlisle. Andy Grimm filed the lawsuit Thursday seeking damages and the suit calls the shooting “excessive use of force and violation of Mr. Grimm’s constitutional and common law rights.” RELATED: Clark County deputy back...
Husted wants new voting machines in Ohio by 2020 presidential election

Husted wants new voting machines in Ohio by 2020 presidential election

Ohio’s elections chief wants counties to modernize their voting machines before the 2020 presidential election, and he’s urging the governor and state lawmakers to foot much of the bill. Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted sent a letter to Gov. John Kasich, his budget director and state legislative leaders on Thursday seeking $118 million in state capital funds for the project. &ldquo...
Dole contests OSHA violations, $82K in penalties at Springfield plant

Dole contests OSHA violations, $82K in penalties at Springfield plant

Dole Fresh Vegetables Inc. is contesting safety violations and fines connected with its Springfield plant filed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, according to an OSHA inspection report. Few details were immediately available about the nature of the alleged violations because Dole has contested them, according to information from the agency. An inspection was opened in late August...
Premier Health building new emergency care center near Austin Landing

Premier Health building new emergency care center near Austin Landing

Premier Health plans to start building a new $12 million emergency center near Austin Landing later this month, the health care system announced today. Premier will build a freestanding emergency center, called Miami Valley Hospital Austin Boulevard Emergency Center in Miamisburg. The center will be located west of Interstate 75 near the Motoman Robotics plant. It is expected to open in September...
Urbana police uncover large indoor marijuana operation

Urbana police uncover large indoor marijuana operation

Urbana police officer took part in a raid earlier this month they said netted two arrests and allegedly uncovered a large indoor marijuana growing operation. Multiple officers acting with a search warrant raided a home in the 300 block of Boyce Street on Thursday, Dec. 7, according to information from the Urbana Police Division. Police said they uncovered evidence of several drug crimes, including...
State regulators defend medical marijuana program despite controversy

State regulators defend medical marijuana program despite controversy

Under fire by losers in the medical marijuana growing sweepstakes, the Ohio Department of Commerce spent nearly an hour Thursday issuing a full-throated defense for how it reviewed, scored and judged 109 applications for a dozen large-scale grower licenses. “Was this process fair and thorough and impartial? Absolutely,” Commerce Director Jacqueline Williams told members of the Medical...
Report says House Speaker Paul Ryan may retire in 2018, he says it’s not true

Report says House Speaker Paul Ryan may retire in 2018, he says it’s not true

House Speaker Paul Ryan, a graduate of Miami University in Oxford, may retire from Congress after the 2018 midterm elections, according to a report in Politico. “In recent interviews with three dozen people who know the speaker—fellow lawmakers, congressional and administration aides, conservative intellectuals and Republican lobbyists—not a single person believed Ryan will stay...
Company moves to begin construction on marijuana lab in Yellow Springs

Company moves to begin construction on marijuana lab in Yellow Springs

The village of Yellow Springs is among the first Ohio communities to see the beginning of construction on a medical marijuana facility, and while officials are excited about the new business, it’s unclear how the industry could be impacted if Ohio voters approve of recreational use of the drug in November. Cresco Labs Ohio LLC and several village leaders and residents gathered for the groundbreaking...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED TUESDAY INCLUDED: Brenna Craig, 20, of 2317 Irwin Ave., possession of drugs, dismissed - prosecutor request. Aaron J. Webb, 29, of 5803 Dailton Road, domestic violence, aggravated menacing, dismissed. Michal R. Bills, 32, address unknown, burglary, dismissed - indicted by the grand jury. Justin P. Clingman, 29, of 1200 Torrence Dr., abduction, domestic violence, dismissed. Christopher...
UPDATE: 2 dogs shot in Springfield in ‘great condition’

UPDATE: 2 dogs shot in Springfield in ‘great condition’

Update 5 p.m. Dec. 15: The owner of the dogs who were shot this week in their own backyard said the dogs are in “great condition.” Jarrad Flowers declined further comment but did tell a reporter that his dogs are recovering. First report: Two dogs were shot in Springfield, one of them in the chest. Police responded about 6:45 p.m. Monday to a home in the 100 block of West Parkwood Avenue...
Med tech growing part of Dayton start-up scene

Med tech growing part of Dayton start-up scene

A Dayton start-up that’s developing a new kind of surgical rod wants to enter the $1 billion market of childhood scoliosis, limb development and traumatic injury cases. AMB Surgical is now raising capital and aiming to get FDA clearance for its device, called the “flyte automated growing rod.” It’s among more than a dozen young companies in the Dayton region trying to develop...
Omarosa says she wasn’t fired; CBS News reports she was

Omarosa says she wasn’t fired; CBS News reports she was

One thing is a fact, Omarosa Manigault Newman no longer works at the White House. Whether the 1996 Central State University graduate left on her own or was fired is still a question. This morning she went on ABC’s Good Morning America and said she resigned. She said news reports that she was removed from the White House grounds this week are “100 percent false.” She said that she...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 17-CV-0700 - Wells Fargo Bank, NA, v. Unknown spouse, if any, of Dorotha M. Dixon, 239 Birch Road, et al., complaint in foreclosure in rem. 17-CV-0701 - Wells Fargo Bank, NA, v. Steve Lynch, 1125 Skinner Lane, et al., complaint in foreclosure for $58,679. 17-CV-0702 - The Huntington National Bank, Columbus, v. Elnora Jean Campbell, 286 Victory Road, et al., complaint in...
Autopsy records from Pike County killings can be withheld, court rules

Autopsy records from Pike County killings can be withheld, court rules

The Ohio Supreme Court ruled Thursday that autopsy records in the 2016 Pike County murders may be withheld from the public until the homicide investigation is closed. The 4-3 ruling comes in a case filed by the Cincinnati Enquirer and Columbus Dispatch against the Pike County Coroner’s office. The newspapers were seeking release of unredacted records in the case of eight members of the Rhoden...
Goodwill opens in Oakwood

Goodwill opens in Oakwood

A Goodwill Easter Seals store has opened on Far Hills Avenue in Oakwood. The store, located at 2322 Far Hills Ave., officially opened about two weeks ago but celebrated with a grand opening ribbon-cutting ceremony earlier this week. Goodwill Easter Seals, which takes donations and also sells clothing and other items, has locations across the Miami Valley. » RELATED: Kroger fuel center opens...
Local names, addresses used in phony public comments on net neutrality

Local names, addresses used in phony public comments on net neutrality

Millions of comments have been submitted to the Federal Communications Commission’s public portal in advance of a vote today to roll back net neutrality rules — which say that internet service providers must treat all web traffic equally. The high volume of comments and the fact that many statements in opposition to net neutrality appear to be from faked sources or duplicates, has supporters...
Springfield police use Facebook to find man accused of stealing liquor

Springfield police use Facebook to find man accused of stealing liquor

A Springfield Police Division officer and employees of a local drive-through used Facebook to track down a man accused of stealing liquor from the store, according to a police report. Norman L. Gray II, 28, of Springfield, faces one count of theft. He’s expected to appear in court at 11 a.m. today. RELATED: Two men accused of robbing Springfield gas station Springfield Police Division Officer...
Kroger launches new mobile payment option

Kroger launches new mobile payment option

Kroger is launching a new mobile payment option for customers who want an easier way to pay. The Cincinnati-headquartered grocery chain is teaming up with Chase Pay — the digital engagement wallet from JPMorgan Chase & Co.— to offer mobile payments starting with select retail markets and e-commerce programs in 2018. “Technology is transforming our customers’ experiences and...
Two men accused of robbing Springfield gas station

Two men accused of robbing Springfield gas station

Two men are facing charges after allegedly robbing a Speedway gas station early Thursday morning. MORE: Columbus man accused of stealing private ambulance in Springfield Spencer M. Althouse, 28, of Mechanicsburg, and Adam H. Fulk, 28, of Springfield, are each expected to appear in the Clark County Municipal Court at 10:30 a.m. today. Both are facing robbery charges, according to court records. Springfield...
Weather-related events make Google top trending searches for 2017

Weather-related events make Google top trending searches for 2017

Google released their top searched items for 2017 and three of the searches were weather related, according to Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini. Here’s the list: 1. Hurricane Irma Hurricane Irma was Google's the most searched topic in 2017. Irma was the first category 5 hurricane of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season. The powerful hurricane devastated Barbuda where it destroyed 95...
Clark County commissioners reject tax for new 9-1-1 center — for now

Clark County commissioners reject tax for new 9-1-1 center — for now

Clark County commissioners have rejected a proposed tax for a $4 million countywide dispatch center expected to open in 2019, but might consider it again and other ways to pay for 9-1-1 in the future. Commissioners said Wednesday they expect to revisit the issue with other county and city leaders early next year. The proposed tax assessment would have generated about $3 million annually to run the...
Overnight temperatures fall into the teens; warmer Friday

Overnight temperatures fall into the teens; warmer Friday

Expect some breaks in the clouds with temperatures falling into the upper teens, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said. Clouds break overnight, cold Few passing flurries north Friday Temperatures near normal this weekend Friday: More clouds arrive. Cool and breezy with a few flurries possible across the northern Miami Valley. Highs will be in the lower 30s. Saturday: ...
Female Democrat pulls out of House race amid sexual misconduct accusations

Female Democrat pulls out of House race amid sexual misconduct accusations

Andrea Ramsey, a Kansas Democrat running for a House seat in 2018, has dropped out of the race amid sexual misconduct accusations, according to the Kansas City Star. The retired businesswoman — who was considered one of the Democratic Party’s brightest political prospects — was hoping to challenge Republican Rep. Kevin Yoder of Kansas’ 3rd District in the 2018 midterm...
Ex-wife of NBA star Lorenzen Wright arrested in connection to his murder

Ex-wife of NBA star Lorenzen Wright arrested in connection to his murder

The ex-wife of former NBA player Lorenzen Wright was arrested and jailed in California on Friday night.  Sherra Wright-Robinson was arrested in her Riverside, California, home Friday. Jail records show she was booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center in Riverside at 9:28 p.m. PT. No charges are listed. Deborah Marion, Wright's mother, said authorities told her Wright-Robinson will...
Grandmother, granddaughter graduate together from college

Grandmother, granddaughter graduate together from college

For the first time in its 150-year history, Chicago State University awarded diplomas to a grandmother and granddaughter during the same ceremony, WLS reported. Belinda Berry, 62, and Karea Berry, 25, both walked across the stage at the Jones Convocation Center on Thursday to accept their diplomas.  Grandma graduated at the top of her class with a 3.8 grade-point average in business. Her...
Report: Toronto billionaire, wife found dead at their home

Report: Toronto billionaire, wife found dead at their home

Toronto billionaire and philanthropist Barry Sherman and his wife were found dead in their mansion Friday afternoon, CTV reported Saturday. The Toronto Police Service is investigating the deaths as "suspicious." During a news conference Friday, Constable David Hopkinson would not identify the two bodies. Hopkinson said police, fire units and ambulance responded to a "medical complaint"...
Taco Bell to add self-serve ordering kiosks

Taco Bell to add self-serve ordering kiosks

Taco Bell is ready to give its customers more access in 2018. The fast-food chain will be increasing its digital presence and will add self-serve ordering kiosks, The Orange County Register reported. Taco Bell, which operates more than 6,700 restaurants, said it has reached an agreement with its franchisees to fund new services that provide customers and employees with “frictionless digital...
Olympian Ryan Lochte grateful for fresh start

Olympian Ryan Lochte grateful for fresh start

Ryan Lochte’s son and fiancee are clearly the lights of his life, and a new photo of his bouncing baby boy is proving that. Lochte, 33, regularly gushes about his 6-month-old son Caiden Zane and his fiancee Kayla Rae Reid on his Instagram page. The highly decorated Olympic swimmer said he’s grateful for a fresh start after landing in hot water for his drunken behavior at the Rio Olympics...
Stately 2-story offers plenty of space

Stately 2-story offers plenty of space

HOUSE FEATURE 3117 Clarion Drive, Springfield Sunroom, finished basement are highlights Contributing writer Situated on a corner lot in the Greenlawn Village neighborhood, this two-story home at 3117 Clarion Drive boasts a full, finished basement. The property is listed by Coldwell Banker Heritage Roediger for $179,900. Special features of this property include a finished basement, two main floor...
PERSPECTIVE: Looking back at the ‘more imaginative’ Wright brother

PERSPECTIVE: Looking back at the ‘more imaginative’ Wright brother

Recalling Dayton’s famous sons In 1911 – by then world famous — Wilbur Wright was asked the secret to success. Simple, he replied: “Choose good parents, and be born in Ohio.” Wilbur’s answer was more than local pride. It was a fair statement of the unusual role Ohio in general and Dayton in particular had played in this nation’s development. When, at the end...
Bengals High 5: Five questions with defensive back Tony McCrae

Bengals High 5: Five questions with defensive back Tony McCrae

The Cincinnati Bengals signed cornerback Tony McRae off the practice squad Saturday, then gave him his first career snaps on defense Sunday in a loss to the Chicago Bears. For the 24-year-old from North Carolina A&T, it’s been a long, winding road to get onto the field. »RELATED: Predicting Bengals-Vikings, all Week 15 games McRae originally signed with the Bengals last year as an undrafted...
Community offers support as 94-year-old Florida woman arrested during eviction celebrates birthday

Community offers support as 94-year-old Florida woman arrested during eviction celebrates birthday

After spending two nights in jail in Lake County, Florida, on a trespassing charge filed when she refused to leave her apartment during an eviction, Juanita Fitzgerald was glad to spend her 94th birthday somewhere else. Fitzgerald was placed in a Eustis patrol car Tuesday after repeatedly refusing to leave the lobby of Franklin House. At one point, she reportedly told officers that if they wanted...
Friday Basketball: Northmont beats Miamisburg; Trotwood wins big

Friday Basketball: Northmont beats Miamisburg; Trotwood wins big

Northmont rallied in the second half and pulled away in overtime for a 63-58 win against Miamisburg in boys basketball on Friday.  Dawson Walker led the way with 15 points, Danny Lewis tacked on 14 and Ryan Foy 12 for Northmont.  Duncan Hall had 17 points for Miamisburg.    Trotwood 100, Xenia 57: Amari Davis poured in 42 points, Myles Belyeu added 23 and Justin Stephens 11 to...

HS Scores 12/17: Trotwood scores 100, Butler moves to 5-0

Boys Basketball Friday’s Results Boys Basketball Belmont 62, Meadowdale 39: Harewood (B) 18; Leonard (M) 19. Bethel 66, Franklin Monroe 58 Butler 68, Troy 42: Justice (B) 17. Carlisle 57, Madison 49: Flor (C) 19; Whisman (M) 14. Carroll 48, Badin 41: Ramsey (C) 15. Catholic Central 80, Cedarville 55 Cincinnati Christian 61, New Miami 55 Dayton Christian 44, Troy Christian 36: Welker (DC) 16...
Mount Union caps perfect season with 13th national title

Mount Union caps perfect season with 13th national title

D’Angelo Fulford hit Justin Hill for a 42-yard touchdown pass early in the fourth quarter and Mount Union won its 13th Division III football national championship with a 12-0 victory over defending champion Mary Hardin-Baylor on Friday night. The Purple Raiders (15-0) limited Mary Hardin-Baylor to 144 yards. Mount Union led just 3-0 until Fulford found Hill just behind defensive backs Reginald...
Billionaire’s son sues ex-fiancée to get $250,000 engagement ring back

Billionaire’s son sues ex-fiancée to get $250,000 engagement ring back

Billionaire Bill Koch’s son Wyatt is no longer engaged, and he wants the quarter-million dollar ring back from his ex-fiancee. >> Read more trending news  Lawyers filed a civil lawsuit on Wyatt Koch’s behalf Tuesday to attempt to force Ivie Gabrielle Slocumb to return the expensive piece of jewelry. “The ring is wrongfully detained by (Slocumb),” the lawsuit...
Steelers plan to apply lessons learned from Dolphins’ win against Patriots

Steelers plan to apply lessons learned from Dolphins’ win against Patriots

The Pittsburgh Steelers have not defeated the New England Patriots since 2011, but they feel that the Miami Dolphins provided a blueprint to victory on Monday night. The Dolphins defeated the Patriots 27-20, but were dominant throughout the game. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady did not throw for a single passing yard in the first quarter, and tallied 2 interceptions on the day...
Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort released from house arrest on $10 million bail

Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort released from house arrest on $10 million bail

President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort is one step closer to being released from house arrest in Virginia and waiting out his trial at his home in Palm Beach Gardens. >> Read more trending news  In an order signed Friday, U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson said she was satisfied that the $10 million in property Manafort agreed to forfeit would be available...
Texas Tech relives LB Dakota Allen’s impact in heartfelt tribute video

Texas Tech relives LB Dakota Allen’s impact in heartfelt tribute video

The road to success has been a long and eventful one for Texas Tech linebacker Dakota Allen. Originally a Red Raider, Allen was kicked off the team ahead of his junior season for his role in a residential home invasion that involved guns theft, and thus, spent the 2016 campaign at East Mississippi C.C. which was famously featured on the Netflix documentary, “Last...
Broncos have “rookie dinner” that hopefully the young guys planned for

Broncos have “rookie dinner” that hopefully the young guys planned for

Just because the Denver Broncos are having a tough season on the field doesn’t mean that the rookies were getting out of paying for a dinner for the veterans. Broncos right tackle Menelik Watson posted the event on his Instagram story, and the bill was equal to about the price of out-of-state tuition. The meal cost $30,000, per The Denver Post’s Nicki Jhabvala....
LOOK: Vanderbilt lights up Dudley Field for the holiday season

LOOK: Vanderbilt lights up Dudley Field for the holiday season

After going bowling in 2016, the Vanderbilt Commodores are staying home for the holidays in 2017 after finishing 5-7, with their only SEC win coming against lowly Tennessee. So what is the football program doing with all of that extra time? Evidently, getting into the holiday spirit a little bit early. On Friday, the team revealed an awesome-looking set of lights around the...
Women happier after age 85 once spouse dies, psychiatrists say

Women happier after age 85 once spouse dies, psychiatrists say

Marriage is supposed to lead to happily ever after, right? A new report reveals women over 85 are actually happier after their partner dies. >> Read more trending news  The Health Survey for England recently conducted a study to monitor trends in the nation’s health. To do so, researchers surveyed 8,000 British adults to ask them questions about topics, including happiness, depression...
Here’s why keeping a cell phone too close to your body might be bad for your health

Here’s why keeping a cell phone too close to your body might be bad for your health

Do you sometimes sleep with your cell phone? The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has issued a warning against it, because the radiation from the devices may be harmful to our bodies. >> Read more trending news  “Although the science is still evolving, there are concerns among some public health professionals and members of the public regarding long-term, high use exposure...
Cowboys will be without David Iriving, Orlando Scandrick against Raiders

Cowboys will be without David Iriving, Orlando Scandrick against Raiders

Dallas Cowboys defensive linemen David Irving and cornerback Orlando Scandrick still aren’t ready for game action. Neither player participated in practice during the week and they, along with linebacker Justin Durant, have been ruled out of Sunday’s game against the Oakland Raiders. All three players also did not play in Week 14 against the New York Giants. Cowboys tackles...
Oklahoma State lands WDE Cutter Cleveland

Oklahoma State lands WDE Cutter Cleveland

With the early signing period looming, Oklahoma State’s 2018 class has now added another piece. On Friday evening, Rockwall (Texas) weak-side defensive end Cutter Cleveland announced his commitment to Oklahoma State. An unranked prospect, Cleveland picked up an offer from the Cowboys on Thursday, and just one day later, capitalized on the invitation and joined Mike Gundy’s...
Woman mauled to death by her own pit bulls during neighborhood walk 

Woman mauled to death by her own pit bulls during neighborhood walk 

A Virginia woman was mauled to death by her own pit bulls Thursday while out for a walk with them in her Goochland County neighborhood, authorities said. >> Read more trending news  Victim Bethany Lynn Stephens, 22, was found in a wooded area by her father after he went looking for her when she didn’t return home from the walk, according to WTVR-TV. He told told sheriff&rsquo...
Michigan State recruiting: Jalen Nailor sees potential fit at Michigan State

Michigan State recruiting: Jalen Nailor sees potential fit at Michigan State

On the banks of the Red Cedar, recruiting never stops. We’re here every step of the way to keep you informed with our  daily notebook. Recruiting questions? Comment below or direct them to  lucas.srodulski@coxinc.com, and we’ll do our best to get them answered. “We’re a young team.” Michigan State players and coaches...
Alabama football: Nick Saban announces hiring of Pete Golding, explains how staff is filling in for Jeremy Pruitt

Alabama football: Nick Saban announces hiring of Pete Golding, explains how staff is filling in for Jeremy Pruitt

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama coach Nick Saban announced Friday that the Crimson Tide has hired UT-San Antonio assistant coach Pete Golding to its staff. Golding spent the past two years as the defensive coordinator and cornerbacks coach for UTSA. “We hired Pete Golding as an assistant coach,” Saban said Friday. “Technically we’re hiring him as the 10th coach...
Mike Gundy expects Oklahoma State’s 2018 class to add more before early signing period

Mike Gundy expects Oklahoma State’s 2018 class to add more before early signing period

On Wednesday, Dec. 20, recruits will be able to sign their National Letter of Intent as part of a newly-implemented early signing period. Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy is expecting that to be a good day for himself and his Cowboys. To date, Oklahoma State’s 2018 class holds 21 pledges, and despite a hefty haul already soon bound for Stillwater, Okla., Gundy wants more...
Nebraska recruiting: Big weekend as Huskers host several prospects for official visits

Nebraska recruiting: Big weekend as Huskers host several prospects for official visits

S tay updated with Nebraska Cornhuskers football recruiting in the latest edition of The Harvest, which posts at 7:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. Be sure to check out previous editions of  The Harvest here. The inaugural early signing period has already impacted the way recruits, programs and coaches conduct business...
Arizona State reportedly promotes WR coach Rob Likens to offensive coordinator

Arizona State reportedly promotes WR coach Rob Likens to offensive coordinator

According to multiple reports, new Arizona State head coach Herm Edwards is expected to promote wide receiver coach Rob Likens to the position of offensive coordinator. The news was announced on Friday afternoon. According to Sun Devil Source’s Fabian Ardaya, Likens told his players that he intended to interview for the position, made vacant when Billy...
Billionaire booster Red McCombs wants Incarnate Word to hire Art Briles

Billionaire booster Red McCombs wants Incarnate Word to hire Art Briles

University of the Incarnate Word needs a new football coach, and former Baylor coach Art Briles could be a candidate for the opening. Famed billionaire booster B.J. “Red” McCombs is urging Incarnate Word to hire Briles as its next coach, according to a report from the San Antonio Express-News. “You not only will be getting the best football coach available...
Paul Tyson, Bear Bryant’s great-grandson, gets offered by Alabama

Paul Tyson, Bear Bryant’s great-grandson, gets offered by Alabama

Bear Bryant’s legacy at Alabama could continue in the form of his great-grandson. Paul Tyson, a 2019 4-star quarterback from Hewitt-Trussville High School (Trussville, Ala.), added an offer from the Crimson Tide on Friday night. Tyson had a tremendous season for the Huskies. Tyson completed over 70 percent of his passes and threw for 3,392 yards, 36 touchdowns to just...
Florida State zeroing in on former Tennessee QB commit Michael Penix

Florida State zeroing in on former Tennessee QB commit Michael Penix

TAMPA, Fla. — Tampa Bay Tech quarterback Michael Penix Jr. was on the Florida State campus Friday for his official visit with the Seminoles. Florida State coach Willie Taggart knows Tampa Bay area high school football like few others, so it’s worth noting he has offered Penix a scholarship on three different occasions. Taggart was at South Florida when he made his...
SEC Memes: Alabama and Auburn in crosshairs as College Football Playoff nears

SEC Memes: Alabama and Auburn in crosshairs as College Football Playoff nears

The College Football Playoff is on the minds of SEC fans as we draw closer to the postseason. For the conference’s meme-makers, that not only means setting their sights on the tournament’s No. 4-seed Alabama, but also on the Crimson Tide’s cross-state rival Auburn, who painfully sits on the outside-looking in on college football’s ultimate stage. We...
Carolina Panthers investigating owner Jerry Richardson for workplace misconduct

Carolina Panthers investigating owner Jerry Richardson for workplace misconduct

The Carolina Panthers are investigating team owner Jerry Richardson. ESPN’ Jim Trotter first reported that Richardson was being investigated for workplace misconduct. Minutes later, the Panthers released a statement. In it, they revealed that the franchise is investigating Richardson for workplace misconduct. They have hired an outside law firm to lead the...
Live updates: Nick Saban addresses reporters as Alabama opens bowl practices

Live updates: Nick Saban addresses reporters as Alabama opens bowl practices

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The University of Alabama football team held its first postseason practice on Friday as the Crimson Tide began preparations to face Clemson in the Sugar Bowl semifinal on Jan. 1 (8:45 p.m. , ESPN). Here’s what Nick Saban had to say afterward:   (We’re in a holding pattern here) This story will be regularly updated during the press conference...
Ohio GOP members laud tax bill; measure appears headed for passage

Ohio GOP members laud tax bill; measure appears headed for passage

Republican Sen. Rob Portman and Rep. Mike Turner, R-Dayton, hailed the final version of the bill to overhaul the tax code that was unveiled Friday, while Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown denounced the measure as a tax cut for “millionaires and corporations.” With the House and Senate expected to vote next week on the package, lawmakers from both parties had predictable reactions to the details...
UCLA football recruiting: Two more 4-star studs join the Bruins this week

UCLA football recruiting: Two more 4-star studs join the Bruins this week

UCLA’s recruiting class has taken a momentary dip last week, in which four prospects decommitted from the Bruins. It’s to be expected with a coaching change like the one the program recently underwent, so don’t go touching that panic button. New head coach Chip Kelly is working on getting “his guys” into the program. But that changed this week...
Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster questionable to play against Patriots

Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster questionable to play against Patriots

The Pittsburgh Steelers could be without wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster against the Patriots on Sunday. Schuster first showed up on the injury report Thursday as a limited participant in practice with a hamstring injury. He was again limited in practice on Friday, and is questionable to play against the Patriots. Steelers cornerback Joe Haden has also been limited in ...
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