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Springfield leaders to discuss changes to requirements for landlords

Springfield city commissioners are considering changes to an ordinance that fines landlords $100 for failing to provide information to tenants about their rights. Landlords currently must provide a booklet to renters that explains the rights and responsibilities of both parties or face a $100 fine, according to a city code enacted in 2001. Under a new proposal, Springfield landlords first would receive...


Record-breaking highs allow for fun in the sun in Springfield

Record-breaking highs allow for fun in the sun in Springfield

Record-breaking temperatures provided an opportunity for Springfield residents to enjoy the sun Tuesday. Temperatures reached at least 74 degrees by 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, a new record-high for Feb. 20, according to Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell. Many in Springfield took the day to have some fun. “It’s a nice day go out and enjoy with your family,” Thaddeus Williams...
7 things to know about Urbana University football

7 things to know about Urbana University football

The Miami Valley offers no shortage of options when it comes to furthering a football career after high school.  Tyler Haines wants to make sure area players know Urbana University is one.  Here are seven things to know about the Blue Knights: After winning two games his first season and three in his second, Haines led the Blue Knights to a 5-6 record in 2017.  The Piqua native spent...
Should Medicaid come with work requirements? Ohio says yes

Should Medicaid come with work requirements? Ohio says yes

Ohio for the first time is seeking federal approval to create job requirements as a condition to qualify for Medicaid. Most Ohio residents enrolled through the expansion of Medicaid, the state-federal health insurance program for the poor, are already working or would be exempt because of things like their age, disability or care taking responsibilities. But an estimated 36,000 residents — 5...
Montgomery Co. fire stations on alert after shooting threat

Montgomery Co. fire stations on alert after shooting threat

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a threatening call made anonymously that a man would “shoot up” local fire stations.  The call came in just before 3 p.m. Sunday to the non-emergency line at the county’s Regional Dispatch Center in Dayton, according to a sheriff’s report.  “This day in age there’s no threat like that, that...
What’s new around Springfield: 3 recently opened local spots

What’s new around Springfield: 3 recently opened local spots

With the advent of Springfield’s first stand-alone Starbucks on the horizon, you may be asking yourself what else is new around town? Here’s a guide to three local businesses that have opened within the past year. 1. Stick + Stone A unique set of owners has created this eclectic home and bath decor store deep in the heart of Springfield. Located at 36 N. Fountain Ave. (next door to Winans...
Report: Opioids cost Midwest construction industry billions

Report: Opioids cost Midwest construction industry billions

Opioids — including heroin and fentanyl — killed nearly 1,000 construction workers in the Midwest at a cost of more than $5 billion to the region’s construction industry in 2015, according to estimates in a new report by the Midwest Economic Policy Institute. The report confirms a trend identified by Dayton Daily News data analysis in December that showed all types of laborers &mdash...
New Springfield stop light to alleviate congestion at I-70, Ohio 72

New Springfield stop light to alleviate congestion at I-70, Ohio 72

A new traffic light built to alleviate congestion at a busy I-70 interchange in Springfield is set to activate this week. The $300,000 project was funded by the Ohio Department of Transportation. Clark County-Springfield Transportation Coordinating Committee Director Scott Schmid said in December the traffic signals, built at the westbound entrance and exit ramps of the I-70/Ohio 72 exchange, will...
Basking in the sun today? A few years ago today it was -8 degrees

Basking in the sun today? A few years ago today it was -8 degrees

Don’t take this warm weather for granted. In the past five years, this date has seen a roller coaster of weather patterns — including snow, wind, sun and freezing temperatures. Today’s weather is a high of 73 degrees, with a low of 60 degrees. The record for the day is 69 degrees, set back in 2016. Expect wind gusts through the day between 20 to 30 mph, according to Storm Center...
You could lose your tax refund with this latest IRS scam

You could lose your tax refund with this latest IRS scam

A sneaky new scam involving tax refunds is growing, and it means you need to keep a close eye on your bank account. There are several variations of the scam: unexpected refund deposits to your bank account using compromised bank routing information, suspicious paper checks coming in the mail and, in one case reported in Maryland, it appeared a fraudulent refund check had been deposited using a smartphone...
Chrissy Teigen is not a ‘creepy stalker,’ fails Ellen’s John Legend test

Chrissy Teigen is not a ‘creepy stalker,’ fails Ellen’s John Legend test

You’d think she’d know the guy by now. Nope.   Chrissy Teigen maybe expecting her second child with him in June, but it seems Ohio’s adopted daughter, the co-star of Lip Sync Battle, stinks at trivia about her husband, Springfield native John Legend. Ellen DeGeneres had good-hearted fun with Teigen during a John Legend trivia game on her show Monday, Feb. 19.  A belly-laughing...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

PROBATE COURT Marriage Licenses Eirleen Young-Ju Hyun, 38, Renton, Wash., periodontist, and Guy Tuong Nguyen Huynh-Ba, 42, San Antonio, Texas, periodontist. Orion Matthew Fischer, 23, Dayton, military, and Shi-Ann Louise Kaffenbarger, 19, New Carlisle, production. Kaitlyn Cassidy Dufresne, 20, 240 W. Perrin Ave., and Andrew Scott Reasoner, 19, 240 W. Perrin Ave., welder. Jasemine Asia-Lynn Pittman...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED FRIDAY INCLUDED: Christina D. Crim, 28, of 2135 S. Hadley Road, theft, guilty, 90 days jail with 90 days suspended, six months probation, fined $100. Bobbi Sue Harber, 33, of Piqua, obstructing official business, use and possession of drug paraphernalia, dismissed. Ryan M. Rowland, 19, of New Carlisle, use and possession of drug paraphernalia amended to disorderly, guilty, 30 days jail...
Ohio Secretary of State race to get national attention as 2020 looms

Ohio Secretary of State race to get national attention as 2020 looms

With Republicans holding two-thirds of secretary of state offices including Ohio, Democrats are focusing renewed attention and money on a statewide post once considered a sleepy political stepping stone, acknowledging they’re playing catch-up with the GOP. The Democratic Association of Secretaries of State has been motivated by what it considers efforts by some GOP secretaries to limit voter...
Wright State hires company to help find a new provost

Wright State hires company to help find a new provost

Wright State University officials are beginning the search for the school’s next provost. The university is aiming to find a provost in time for the new administrator to start at the school on July 1, the first day of the fiscal year and the same day president Cheryl Schrader will celebrate her one-year anniversary at Wright State. The provost is the chief academic officer for the university...
Air Force in ‘war for talent’ as it seeks to fill high-tech, pilot jobs

Air Force in ‘war for talent’ as it seeks to fill high-tech, pilot jobs

The Air Force finds itself in a “war for talent” competing against “more nimble” private-tech companies to fill science and technology positions, a top civilian service leader says. More streamlined hiring processes are necessary to compete to fill shortages or niche jobs requiring high expertise, said Shon J. Manasco, assistant secretary of the Air Force for manpower and reserve...
Ohio Air Guard F-16 fighter jets will fly at night this week

Ohio Air Guard F-16 fighter jets will fly at night this week

Ohio Air National Guard fighter jets will be involved in night training exercises this week that could bring F-16s into southwest Ohio, according to the unit. The Toledo-based 180th Fighter Wing will fly the night training missions between Tuesday and Thursday, taking off and landing until about 9 p.m., the unit said. The unit has trained in the Dayton and Springfield region and the Brush Creek-Buckeye...
Springfield teen guilty of killing brother: Crime scene a ‘horror movie’

Springfield teen guilty of killing brother: Crime scene a ‘horror movie’

The teenager who was 16 when prosecutors say he killed his younger brother has pleaded guilty to murder. Nicholas Starling, who was accused of stabbing and beating his 14-year-old brother with a baseball bat to death in October 2016, was sentenced last week to 15 years to life in prison, according to court documents. The violent slaying of Harley Starling resembled something out of a horror movie...
Passengers behaving badly: 5 recent airplane debacles you won’t believe

Passengers behaving badly: 5 recent airplane debacles you won’t believe

Outrageous behaviors on airplanes and in airports haven’t stopped just because it’s a new year. Last year, passengers brawled in busy terminals and got taken off of flights. Commercial airlines carried more than 3.8 billion passengers and generated more than $501 billion in revenue worldwide last year, according to the International Air Transport Association. Here’s how travelers...
Dayton company’s pilot program getting national attention

Dayton company’s pilot program getting national attention

A pilot program by CareSource aimed at holistically helping the non-profit insurer’s clients is getting some federal attention. Steven Wagner, acting assistant secretary at U.S. Health and Human Services, will visit Dayton Wednesday morning to learn more about the CareSource’s Life Services/JobConnect program. RELATED: CareSource’s chief executive to retire Wagner will learn about...
JUST IN: Large-scale festival toasting Ohio wines coming to region

JUST IN: Large-scale festival toasting Ohio wines coming to region

A new and potentially large-scale wine festival is coming to Springfield in May, and its organizers say they’d like to turn it into an annual event. “Vintage Ohio South” will spotlight Ohio wines and wineries, especially those in the southern half of the state, according to Donniella Winchell, executive director of the Ohio Wine Producers Association (OWPA), which is sponsoring the...
Bon-Ton store closing sales start this week

Bon-Ton store closing sales start this week

Bon-Ton Stores Inc., parent company of Elder-Beerman, is starting going-out-of-business sales at some of its store this week. The retailer said that store closing sales are underway at 42 select locations. The closings are part of the company’s previously announced “store rationalization” program. The company filed for bankruptcy earlier this year. Click here for the full list of...
Forum: Opioid recovery programs needed in rural Ohio

Forum: Opioid recovery programs needed in rural Ohio

Zach and Krista Gullufsen relocated from Englewood to Washington Court House to be close to family after frozen pipes burst and flooded their home. Married since 2011, the husband and wife have battled back from a downward spiral into an addiction to pain pills and are now three years sober.  "We were addicted to pain medication," Krista said. "It started out very legitimate &hellip...
Chipotle testing new ‘trendy’ menu option

Chipotle testing new ‘trendy’ menu option

Chipotle Mexican Grill is trying out a new menu option at its test kitchen in New York City. The restaurant chain added quinoa to its menu at the test kitchen. Chipotle is known for its simple assembly-line food concept, but has been trying to innovate in the past year. The chain debuted its queso cheese dip across restaurants in September. “The quinoa is made with red and gold quinoa tossed...
Big spikes in construction last year in Springfield, Champaign County

Big spikes in construction last year in Springfield, Champaign County

The value of commercial building permits ballooned more than $50 million in Champaign County last year compared to 2016, and the city of Springfield also saw a spike due to large projects like Topre and investments at Wittenberg University. The value of commercial permits is one signal of the amount of investment in the region, local leaders said, but they also noted various issues can affect the...
Rain returning, flooding threat increasing

Rain returning, flooding threat increasing

Rain, few storms late tonight Chance for freezing rain early Thursday More rain, heavy at times Friday into the weekend Tonight: Rain will be developing. A few thunderstorms will be possible. Temperatures will drop into the upper 50s by morning. It will remain breezy. Wednesday: Rain will be likely. A rumble of thunder is possible early, mainly south. Temperatures will fall through...
Champaign County Pet of the Week

Champaign County Pet of the Week

Evelyn is a 2-year-old female Calico cat. She came to us as a lost kitten when she was 2 weeks old. Evelyn likes to try to be an escape artist and loves attention. She is up to date on vaccinations and has tested negative for feline leukemia. Come visit Evelyn at the Paws Animal Shelter, 1535 W. U.S. Highway 36, in Urbana. You can also visit www.facebook.com/paws.urbana or petfinder.com. Shelter hours...
Clark County Pet of the Week

Clark County Pet of the Week

Meet Red. He is a stunning Pit mix who is looking for a loving home that would welcome an adult dog (around 5 years old) into their home. Red is cuddly and playful and loves his special blanket and favorite squishy. His adoption fee is $48 this week and includes his neuter, first round of shots including rabies, flea treatment and dog license. You can come meet Red at the Clark County Dog Shelter...
Family: Attempted robbery led to fatal shooting of Springfield teen

Family: Attempted robbery led to fatal shooting of Springfield teen

The Springfield Police Division is investigating the city’s first fatal shooting of the year and family said they believe an attempted robbery might have led to the killing. Cobey E. Etherington, 19, of Springfield, was pronounced dead at the scene. Officers were in the area of West Pleasant and South Yellow Springs streets when they heard a single gunshot about 3 a.m. Monday, according to a...
Springfield nursing home cited 31 times on health inspections

Springfield nursing home cited 31 times on health inspections

A Springfield nursing facility accused of allowing a patient to overdose after accessing unsecured narcotics has a much higher number of health citations than the state average — a total of 31, according to a federal website. Eaglewood Care center also received a statement of deficiency from the Ohio Department of Health after a patient died there in May 2016 after staff, “failed to appropriately...
Low-cost airline adds flights an hour from Springfield to 7 cities

Low-cost airline adds flights an hour from Springfield to 7 cities

Spirit Airline, a low-cost carrier, has added new nonstop flights just an hour from Springfield to five cities and plans additional service to New Orleans and Myrtle Beach in late March. Spirit added flights from John Glenn Columbus International Airport in Columbus to Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, Tampa Bay and Fort Myers in Florida and Las Vegas, beginning Thursday, Feb. 15. MORE COVERAGE: Don&rsquo...
Suspect in custody after Bellaire Avenue stabbing 

Suspect in custody after Bellaire Avenue stabbing 

One male was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries after an altercation led to a stabbing Monday afternoon.  The two person altercation took place at a residence in the 100 block of Bellaire Avenue. The male victim reported injuries to his shoulder and buttocks.  We will continue to update this developing story with the latest details. 
Wittenberg basketball alums relish victory over Wooster

Wittenberg basketball alums relish victory over Wooster

Wittenberg Tigers coach Matt Croci’s wife Patrice shared a video to Instagram of the team celebrating in the locker room after a 78-77 overtime victory Saturday against Wooster. The second-year coach Croci was in the middle of the chaos as the team jumped up and down. Someone threw water on him. His shirt was soaked. In the background were a few familiar faces — at least for those who...
Elwell: La Niña unleashes threat for flooding across Ohio Valley, Midwest

Elwell: La Niña unleashes threat for flooding across Ohio Valley, Midwest

It is around this time of year that I must admit, I am ready to rush spring. While I do love a good snow storm, I’m not a big fan of gray and dreary days with the landscape still being brown. But it appears we are in store for a lot more of this gloomy weather over the coming days and, perhaps, weeks. You may remember months ago our Storm Center 7 forecast that La Niña would likely...
Ohio adults smoking more weed while teen marijuana use remains low

Ohio adults smoking more weed while teen marijuana use remains low

Wacky tobaccy. Weed. Dank. Hippie lettuce — call it what you want. Ohio adults are smoking more of it. Adult marijuana use in Ohio increased to what is likely a record level from 2015 to 2016, according to a new federal report. The annual National Survey on Drug Use and Health reported that 1.2 million Ohioans, ages 18 and older, reported using cannabis at least once in the previous 12 months...
Witt students compete in “Shark Tank”-like program

Witt students compete in “Shark Tank”-like program

The shark has jumped and the Tiger Tank has replaced it at Wittenberg University. The school’s Department of Business presented its own version last week of the popular ABC television series “Shark Tank,” calling it Tiger Tank after the school’s mascot. RELATED: Cedarville business lands $100K deal on ‘Shark Tank’ Seven sets of students, 20 participants altogether...
Bass Pro Shops offering buyouts to Cabela’s employees

Bass Pro Shops offering buyouts to Cabela’s employees

Bass Pro Shops is offering buyouts to Cabela’s employees at its former headquarters in Sidney, Nebraska. Employees have until March 1 to accept an offer from Bass Pro that would let them leave on their own accord and receive bonuses of up to $40,000, The World-Herald reported. This comes after Bass Pro Shops purchases Cabela’s for $4 billion last year. » CONTINUED COVERAGE: 7 questions...
Investigation at Springfield nursing home: 3 things to know

Investigation at Springfield nursing home: 3 things to know

Two patients allegedly gained access to unsecured narcotics and one of them overdosed at a Springfield nursing home, according to state documents obtained by the Springfield News-Sun. Here are three things to know about the ongoing investigation. » RELATED: Springfield nursing home investigation: Patient ODs on unlocked pills 1. State alleges deficiencies stemming from December incident The...
Tyra Patterson: Life after two decades in prison

Tyra Patterson: Life after two decades in prison

CINCINNATI — The one-bedroom apartment Tyra Patterson must return to each night as part of her probation curfew sits above a Jamaican natural foods store on a bustling street in Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine neighborhood. Family and friends donated furniture, lamps and paintings. A pair of running shoes sits next to the door, waffles from Taste of Belgium are tossed on top of the refrigerator...
Springfield used to have a goat cart photo studio, and it was ADORABLE

Springfield used to have a goat cart photo studio, and it was ADORABLE

This 1923 photo of young Gerta and James Masters of Springfield posing in a goat-pulled cart may be a familiar sight. This photographic goat cart operation seemed to be popular all over, and for quite a few years, because similar photos have shown up in family collections spanning different parts of Ohio and more than a decade.  It’s very likely that many may have similar cute photographs...
Funeral services set for area basketball icon

Funeral services set for area basketball icon

Services are set for an area basketball icon who died earlier this month. A gathering is set for Friday and a Mass for Feb. 26 for Dan Gerhard, who spent decades in the Dayton area as both a decorated player and a coach. Gerhard died Feb. 13 at age 66. As a high school athlete, he was Player of the Year in Ohio in 1970 when Dayton Chaminade won the state title with a 27-0 record. RELATED: Former Trotwood...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 18-CV-0093 - U.S. Bank NA, c/o U.S. Bank Home Mortgage, v. Jennifer Joi Jewell, 1176 Lagonda Ave., et al., complaint in foreclosure for $55,735. 18-CV-0094 - Nationstar Mortgage LLC v. Samuel Shirey, 732 Snowhill Blvd., et al., complaint in foreclosure for $55,313. 18-CV-0095 - Donald Wilson, 268 W. Third St., v. Gary Raymond and Lori Raymond, 1496 Eastridge Ave., et al...
Kasich talks guns, Trump and Congress during CNN interview

Kasich talks guns, Trump and Congress during CNN interview

Ohio Gov. John Kasich went on CNN’s State of the Union Sunday and talked about guns, Congress and President Donald Trump. Here’s some highlights: “Do I think they can do anything on guns? I hope they prove me wrong and they can because I have no confidence in them.” “We need leadership out of the executive.” “This is a great opportunity for common sense steps...
Women may be mistaking ovarian cancer symptoms for bloating, study says

Women may be mistaking ovarian cancer symptoms for bloating, study says

According to a new research, women may be suffering from ovarian cancer without even knowing it. A study completed by Target Ovarian Cancer (TOC) shared Monday found that instead of visiting a physician after feeling symptoms including bloating and fullness, women are more likely to simply change their diets. By just switching to eating probiotic yogurts or leaving out gluten from their...
Alabama Sen. Doug Jones calls arming teachers 'the dumbest idea I've ever heard'

Alabama Sen. Doug Jones calls arming teachers 'the dumbest idea I've ever heard'

Sen. Doug Jones (D-Ala.) called an Alabama push to arm teachers “the dumbest idea [he had] ever heard” and “crazy.” Alabama’s state House is considering a bill that would allow teachers to carry firearms. State Rep. Will Ainsworth – who is sponsoring the bill – introduced it during a press conference at an Alabama elementary school. Ainsworth, a...
Michelle Obama praises 'Black Panther' on Twitter: 'I loved this movie'

Michelle Obama praises 'Black Panther' on Twitter: 'I loved this movie'

Former first lady Michelle Obama tweeted a shoutout Monday to the new Marvel superhero film, “Black Panther.” “Congrats to the entire #blackpanther team!” she tweeted. “Because of you, young people will finally see superheroes that look like them on the big screen. I loved this movie and I know it will inspire people of all backgrounds to dig deep and find...

Opinion: Parkland school student rises up to challenge gun carnage

WASHINGTON — It was a profoundly poignant image: Thirty to 40 teens huddled together in a small dark room, their downturned faces illuminated by cellphones as they learned about an active shooter prowling their school. Via news apps, these survivors of Wednesday’s murderous rampage at a Parkland, Florida, high school, where 17 were killed and 15 injured, watched news develop in real time...

Opinion: Will automation kill our jobs?

A recent article in The Guardian dons the foreboding title “Robots will destroy our jobs — and we’re not ready for it.” The article claims, “For every job created by robotic automation, several more will be eliminated entirely. … This disruption will have a devastating impact on our workforce.” According to an article in MIT Technology Review, business researchers...

HS Scores 2/20: Tecumseh, Fairmont girls earn sectionals wins

PREP RESULTS Boys Basketball Monday’s Results Regular Season Shekinah Christian 69, Mechanicsburg 52: Hershberger (SC) 17; Young (M) 23. Tuesday’s Results Catholic Central 61, Fairbanks 54 Ponitz 92, West Carrollton 46: Smith (P) 20. Girls Basketball Sectional Tournament Division I Tuesday’s Games At Lakota East Lakota West 66, Colerain 13 Little Miami 52, Middletown 36 At Troy Tecumseh...
Child psychologist molests pre-teen girl, posts assault online, police say

Child psychologist molests pre-teen girl, posts assault online, police say

An adolescent psychologist who was the head of a mental health and therapy firm in downtown Atlanta allegedly molested at least one girl and posted recordings of it online. >> Read more trending news  Jonathan Gersh, 37, has been in Cobb County jail since Valentine’s Day without bond on several felony charges of child molestation and child pornography, jail records showed Tuesday...

HS Roundup 2/20: Ponitz boys knock off West Carrollton

The Ponitz boys basketball team knocked off West Carrollton in an dominant 92-46 regular season victory. Jaron Smith led Ponitz with 20 points in the win, tacking on five assists. Damonte Bailey (16 points, 15 rebounds), Eric Sealey (13 points, 12 rebounds) and Malik Pooler (10 points, 10 rebounds) all recorded double-doubles on the night. Derrick Henderson rounded out the scoring with 18 points,...
Video shows man kidnapping bikini barista at knifepoint before attempted rape

Video shows man kidnapping bikini barista at knifepoint before attempted rape

A man assaulted a bikini barista in Kent, Washington, and attempted to rape her after buying a drink early Tuesday morning, according to police.  At 4:45 a.m., police responded to the Hottie Shots Espresso stand after a 30-year-old barista reported the incident.  The barista, a Bonney Lake, Washington resident, told police that the assailant came to the coffee stand window on foot and ordered...
Queen Elizabeth surrounded by fashion royalty at her first London runway show

Queen Elizabeth surrounded by fashion royalty at her first London runway show

This year’s London Fashion Week ended with the biggest name in fashion meeting the biggest name in London. >> Read more trending news  Queen Elizabeth II made quite the splash Tuesday as she sat next to Vogue’s infamous editor-in-chief Anna Wintour in the queen’s historic appearance at a fashion show. Her Majesty came dressed to impress in a pastel blue coat and jacket...
‘Black Panther’ raking in the dough, here’s the records the blockbuster has smashed

‘Black Panther’ raking in the dough, here’s the records the blockbuster has smashed

“Black Panther” has taken theaters by storm, breaking box office goals.  >> Read more trending news  Over the Presidents Day weekend, the Marvel flick made a whopping $242 million, much more than the $150 million predicted.  That wasn’t the only success the film saw. It also made history for Marvel, on social media and beyond. “Deadpool&rdquo...
Dayton rallies from 13-point deficit to beat Saint Louis

Dayton rallies from 13-point deficit to beat Saint Louis

Kostas Antetokounmpo starred in the second for the Dayton Flyers, who rallied to beat Saint Louis 53-50 on Tuesday at UD Arena. Antetokounmpo scored 12 points on 5-of-6 shooting. He added four rebounds and three blocks. Dayton trailed 33-20 two minutes into the second half. It tied the game at 37-37 on a jumper by Trey Landers at the 10:39 mark. Dayton took its first lead of the second half on a 3-pointer...
Hartsock: 5 things to know from Tuesday at Reds spring training

Hartsock: 5 things to know from Tuesday at Reds spring training

  BRRRRR: A chilly day in Goodyear with the temperature near 40 degrees in the morning under clear blue skies. On the bright side it was picture day so the workout started a little later. Among the photos, the guys got to pose for their 2018 Topps trading card.   No. 11 as manager?: Barry Larkin with an interesting comment about his future. The Hall of Famer said some of the minor league...
VP Mike Pence ready for secret meeting with North Korea, but North backs out

VP Mike Pence ready for secret meeting with North Korea, but North backs out

Vice President Mike Pence was ready for a secret meeting with North Korean officials at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, earlier this month, but the North backed out, according to news outlets. >> Read more trending news  Pence attended the Olympics Opening Ceremony on Feb. 9 as part of a five-day trip to Asia and was seated near Kim Jong-un’s sister, but did...
Dan Mullen, Scott Stricklin added to lawsuit from Rebel Rags

Dan Mullen, Scott Stricklin added to lawsuit from Rebel Rags

Florida coach Dan Mullen and Athletic Director Scott Stricklin have been dragged into a lawsuit involving an Ole Miss booster and the NCAA. Rebel Rags, the clothing retailer that made headlines in the fall by filing a lawsuit against Mississippi State players Leo Lewis and Kobe Jones along with Lindsey Miller, Laremy Tunsil’s former stepfather, has filed suit again. In...
Gun shop owner raises age to buy a rifle to 21

Gun shop owner raises age to buy a rifle to 21

The owner of a Bellevue, Washington, gun shop is dealing with backlash and praise from all sides on what he calls a common-sense solution following the fatal school shooting in Parkland, Florida.  Jason Cazes, owner of lowpriceguns.com, now won’t sell an AR-15 or any long gun to anyone under age 21 unless they have military training. “I woke up and it hit me,” Cazes said. &ldquo...
Kentucky basketball: What John Calipari said after Cats roared back, rolled to win at Arkansas

Kentucky basketball: What John Calipari said after Cats roared back, rolled to win at Arkansas

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Kentucky could not have scripted a much worse start on the road in one of the SEC’s most hostile arenas, against an NCAA Tournament team, than to get crushed on the glass and give up three 3-pointers in the first three minutes to fall behind 11-0 at Arkansas on Tuesday night. And yet, the young Wildcats settled down and pretty well dominated...
Coyote hunter using caller mistaken for coyote, shot and killed

Coyote hunter using caller mistaken for coyote, shot and killed

A hunter using a coyote caller was shot and killed by a neighbor who mistook him for a coyote Monday in Alexander County, officials said. >> Read more trending news  Deputies said the victim, Seth Marsh, was in a wooded area along Ed Burgess Road near Highway 16, just north of Taylorsville, when he was shot with an AR-15. Officials said Marsh was using an electronic coyote caller and set...
LSU offers former Nebraska cornerback signee

LSU offers former Nebraska cornerback signee

LSU made an interesting move on Tuesday evening. The Tigers extended an offer to junior college cornerback Elijah Blades, who was one of the top prospects in the nation not too long ago. Blades, a one-time Florida verbal commitment and former Nebraska signee, opted to take the junior college route coming out of John Muir (Calif.) High School as a member of the 2017 class....
George, Amal Clooney donate $500,000 to Parkland shooting survivors, Oprah Winfrey matches amount

George, Amal Clooney donate $500,000 to Parkland shooting survivors, Oprah Winfrey matches amount

Nearly a week after the Valentine’s Day shooting at a Parkland, Florida, high school, George and Amal Clooney have announced they will participate in The March For Our Lives on March 24 and have donated $500,000 to the group. >> Read more trending news  The celebrity couple made the announcement in a statement from George Clooney. People reported the donation was made in the...
‘Whole world is on edge’ Warren County judge tells teens accused of making school threats

‘Whole world is on edge’ Warren County judge tells teens accused of making school threats

Two Warren County boys were ordered to remain in detention for at least a week in connection with separate school threat cases last week at Lebanon and Little Miami high schools, as the rest of the nation was coming to terms with the latest in a series of deadly school shootings. RELATED: Lebanon High School student accused of threatening another student with social media “The whole world is...
Hundreds of students walk out in mass protest, march to Parkland high school

Hundreds of students walk out in mass protest, march to Parkland high school

Hundreds of Florida students at West Boca High School walked off campus Tuesday morning and thousands more at other high school campuses held rallies or remembrances in honor of the 17 students and teachers killed in a shooting rampage  at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., last week. >> Read more trending news  The West Boca High students walked off of campus...
Arkansas’ late collapse dooms basketball Hogs against Kentucky…again

Arkansas’ late collapse dooms basketball Hogs against Kentucky…again

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – On paper this is the worst Kentucky team since John Calipari’s been the coach. Even in the enviorns of Hog-friendly Bud Walton Arena, the Arkansas basketball team could not best its nemesis. Kentucky won for the sixth straight time over Arkansas and pulled itself into a tie with the Razorbacks in the SEC standings after an 87-72 win Tuesday...
LSU basketball guarantees winning season, beats Vanderbilt 88-78

LSU basketball guarantees winning season, beats Vanderbilt 88-78

BATON ROUGE, La. — Consider LSU basketball coach Will Wade’s first goal met. Despite the surprise choice to relegate senior forward Duop Reath to the bench at the start of the game, LSU’s offense dominated Vanderbilt from start to finish on Tuesday night, defeating the Commodores 88-78.  The win improved LSU to 16-11 on the season, guaranteeing the Tigers...
Kentucky’s Nick Mingione on Mississippi State coaching speculation: ‘Why wouldn’t they say my name?’

Kentucky’s Nick Mingione on Mississippi State coaching speculation: ‘Why wouldn’t they say my name?’

LEXINGTON, Ky. — One year after Nick Mingione transformed Kentucky baseball into a national contender, and just five games into the 8th-ranked Wildcats’ 2018 campaign, comes a sense of uncertainty as Mingione’s name will  undoubtedly be on the shortlist for the Mississippi State job this summer. “Yeah you know what, it’s a sad deal for everybody...
Tremont Waters breaks Ben Simmons’ LSU freshman assist record

Tremont Waters breaks Ben Simmons’ LSU freshman assist record

BATON ROUGE, La. — LSU freshman point guard Tremont Waters displaced Ben Simmons in the school record book during Tuesday night’s game against Vanderbilt. With a dish that Wayde Sims flushed down for a thunderous dunk, Waters recorded his 159th assist of the season — a new LSU freshman record. The previous record of 158 was set by Simmons in his only season...
5 wine tours a lot closer to home than Napa

5 wine tours a lot closer to home than Napa

You can take some of the most lavish, expensive wine tours in the world in the Napa Valley, where wines are all about heritage, taste and sophistication. These days, though, even the snootiest oenophile can find a worthy wine tasting in places far from California. And the same goes for the Napa-style custom of wine tours. Travelers in the South or Southeast have lots of pleasurable wine tours...
Tahirah Lamont Brown, FedEx’s first African-American woman pilot, reflects on making history

Tahirah Lamont Brown, FedEx’s first African-American woman pilot, reflects on making history

Tahirah Lamont Brown made history in 2002 as the first African American woman hired by FedEx to be a pilot. Brown works with the company as an Airbus captain and line check airman. According to a Feb. 2 post on the FedEx blog, Brown first stepped into a cockpit in 1992. >> Read more trending news  “I still remember it vividly as it was exhilarating. I was 20 years old. My...
Trump sends memo to DOJ asking for bump stock ban after Parkland massacre 

Trump sends memo to DOJ asking for bump stock ban after Parkland massacre 

In a newly-signed memorandum less than a week after a teenage gunman killed 17 people inside a Florida high school not too far from President Donald Trump’s Palm Beach estate, Trump has ordered the Department of Justice to propose regulations to ban “all devices that turn legal weapons into machine guns,” like bump stocks. >> Read more trending news  “I expect that...
Two men shot to death on North Dixie Drive were friends

Two men shot to death on North Dixie Drive were friends

The names of the two men found shot to death Monday in a Harrison Twp. car dealership have been released, but their autopsies are still pending. LISTEN: The 911 call about the North Dixie shooting The men, reportedly friends, were officially identified Tuesday as Buck-I Auto Sales owner Frank D. Buck, 71, and Lester Golson, 59, according to the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office. Deputies said...
What Bob Huggins said after West Virginia beat Baylor

What Bob Huggins said after West Virginia beat Baylor

West Virginia coach Bob Huggins was in a lot better mood Tuesday night than he was a few days earlier. Huggins wasn’t complaining about the referees after his team’s 71-60 triumph over Baylor on Saturday. Instead, he wondered if his center Sagaba Konate should have been credited with a triple-double in the Mountaineers’ victory. Konate told Huggins his total of 9 blocked shots could...
Atlanta airport offers nonstop flights to Kingdom of Wakanda

Atlanta airport offers nonstop flights to Kingdom of Wakanda

“Black Panther” fans rejoice: The world’s busiest airport is officially offering nonstop flights to the fictional Kingdom of Wakanda. Sort of. >> Read more trending news  Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport shared a photo of a terminal showing a 7:30 p.m. departure time to the hidden city on Twitter Monday, following a holiday weekend that brought...
JROTC cadet who died saving fellow students posthumously admitted to West Point

JROTC cadet who died saving fellow students posthumously admitted to West Point

A 15-year-old Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School freshman who, dressed in his JROTC uniform, died while holding a door open so his fellow classmates could escape a gunman with an assault rifle, has been posthumously admitted to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. One of Peter Wang’s life goals was to attend West Point. Though that dream died on Feb. 14 with Wang and 16 of his classmates...
Bruce Weber on K-State’s showdown with Texas: ‘This one is huge’

Bruce Weber on K-State’s showdown with Texas: ‘This one is huge’

Late February is the portion of the season in which several programs are fighting for their NCAA Tournament lives. That’s certainly the case for the Kansas State Wildcats and Texas Longhorns, which are each firmly on the bubble with just four regular season matchups remaining. ESPN’s Joe Lunardi’s latest Bracketology lists Kansas State (19-8, 8-6) as an 11-seed ...
Sheriff on little girl’s murder: ‘This case has weighed on us’

Sheriff on little girl’s murder: ‘This case has weighed on us’

North Carolina authorities announced Tuesday that the adoptive parents of a missing 13-year-old girl are now facing murder charges in connection with her disappearance and death. >> Read more trending news  Rowan County Sheriff Kevin Auten said Casey and Sandy Parsons, the adoptive parents of Erica Parsons, will be charged with murder in the girl’s death, nearly five years after the...
WATCH: Former Alabama LB Shaun Dion Hamilton posts workout video after recovering from knee injury

WATCH: Former Alabama LB Shaun Dion Hamilton posts workout video after recovering from knee injury

Former Alabama linebacker Shaun Dion Hamilton is hoping to show NFL scouts and coaches that his knee will be fully recovered before April’s NFL draft gets underway. This video he released Tuesday night is a good start: It’s good to see Hamilton moving around and healthy again. He hasn’t played since going down with a knee injury against LSU on Nov. 4. &ldquo...
Man falls off cliff, dies while trying to save his dog

Man falls off cliff, dies while trying to save his dog

A 67-year-old man died Monday after he fell from a 500-foot cliff in California while trying to help his dog, who was partway down the cliff, according to multiple reports. The man, who was not identified, had been hiking with his dog when it went over the edge of a cliff at Thornton State Beach, according to the California Highway Patrol. The dog became stranded partway down the cliff, KGO reported...
JAY-Z leaves $11,000 tip on $80,000 bar tab for friend’s birthday celebration

JAY-Z leaves $11,000 tip on $80,000 bar tab for friend’s birthday celebration

JAY-Z reportedly spent big at a New York bar over the weekend. According to the New York Post’s Page Six, the rapper and father of three spent a combined $110,000 at three locations in the city while celebrating Roc Nation Sports president Juan “OG” Perez, who is also a close friend of Hov. >> Read more trending news  Although his wife, Beyonce, daughter, Blue and...
No collapse at Waco as West Virginia hammers Baylor, 71-60

No collapse at Waco as West Virginia hammers Baylor, 71-60

After collapsing down the stretch in their most recent game, West Virginia went about making sure it didn’t happen again Tuesday night. It was easy enough. Just blow out Baylor before they got to that point of the game. The Mountaineers cooled off the Big 12’s hottest team with a convincing 71-60 triumph over Baylor at the Ferrell Center. In the process, they halted...
Cincinnati Reds: Barry Larkin muses about managing hometown team

Cincinnati Reds: Barry Larkin muses about managing hometown team

Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame shortstop Barry Larkin is entering his third season as a special assistant to the team’s general manager.  Could he some day do more?  The Cincinnati native did not rule out some day managing the Reds when asked Tuesday in Arizona.  The Reds, of course, have a manager already in Bryan Price, but the prospect of Larkin assuming that role some day was...
Oklahoma adds preferred walk-on tight end Dane Saltarelli

Oklahoma adds preferred walk-on tight end Dane Saltarelli

National Signing Day may be in the rearview, but Lincoln Riley’s 2018 class added another piece this week. After reportedly committing to the Sooners on Sunday, Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy tight end Dane Saltarelli took to Twitter on Tuesday night to make his commitment to Oklahoma public. “I am humbled that God’s plan and his journey for me has led to Oklahoma...
Wayne, Trotwood finish top 5 in final state polls

Wayne, Trotwood finish top 5 in final state polls

GWOC reps Wayne and Trotwood-Madison finished among the top 10 in their respective divisions of the final Associated Press boys state basketball polls that were released on Tuesday. No. 1 most of the season, Wayne (20-1) finished No. 3 in D-I. Trotwood (19-3) was No. 5 in D-II. Both are top seeds in their sectionals. Two Midwest Athletic Conference teams matched also were among the top 10, No. 6 Versailles...
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