Government shutdown on anniversary of Trump inauguration

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the budget battle in Congress (all times local): 11:10 a.m. The White House says President Donald Trump phoned Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to discuss strategies to reopen the government. Deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley says Trump called the Republican Senate leader on Saturday morning. Gidley says chief of staff John Kelly is speaking with lawmakers...


Gradual weekend warm-up; Possible light showers to cause slick roads

Gradual weekend warm-up; Possible light showers to cause slick roads

Gradual warm-up this weekend Wet Sunday into Monday Colder with snow showers Tuesday TODAY: Increasing clouds and breezy for the day with temperatures climbing to the lower 40s. However, winds will make it feel like the upper 20s to lower 30s during the afternoon. Areas of light drizzle and mist will develop tonight as temperatures dip into the mid 30s. Drivers should watch for isolated slick spots...
Learn about early Springfield’s ‘clash of cultures’ at The Heritage Center

Learn about early Springfield’s ‘clash of cultures’ at The Heritage Center

In 1799, Simon Kenton, who had been a guide for General George Rogers Clark during the 1780 campaign against the Shawnee, came up from Kentucky to settle near Springfield.  The town was laid out and formally founded by James Demint in 1801. As early white settlers moved into the area, there was a definitive clash of cultures, represented best by an exhibit on the second floor of the Heritage...
Enjoy fine arts and give back: 4 events in Springfield this weekend

Enjoy fine arts and give back: 4 events in Springfield this weekend

Looking for a way to enjoy the break in the weather this weekend? Here are four events going on in the greater Springfield area. 1. The Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service The Springfield Promise Neighborhood will host the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service on Saturday, Jan. 20 starting at noon. The event had been scheduled for Jan. 15 but was postponed due to the weather. » READ MORE:...
Northeastern adjusts bus driver’s reprimand, rebuts safety allegations

Northeastern adjusts bus driver’s reprimand, rebuts safety allegations

The Northeastern Local Board of Education voted to adjust a reprimand against a school bus driver who reported to the state that the district allegedly violated state and federal bus safety rules. Cindy Ladig was reprimanded last year and faced possible reassignment after she filed a complaint with the Ohio Department of Education regarding the district’s handling of the transportation of a...
What happens to veterans if the government shuts down?

What happens to veterans if the government shuts down?

Vital services for veterans will not be threatened if the government shuts down this weekend.  The Department of Veterans Affairs medical facilities, including the Dayton VA Medical Center, would remain open. After previous partial shutdowns caused headaches for the VA, the department lobbied Congress to fund the VA on a two-year budget cycle. That exempts the department from the latest funding...
Wright Patt: Workers to show up Monday even if shutdown still in place

Wright Patt: Workers to show up Monday even if shutdown still in place

Thousands of Wright-Patterson employees were expected to report to work Monday morning for further instructions “to carry out orderly shutdown activities” if a partial federal government closure stuck at midnight Friday, base authorities said. The scenario could be a replay of October 2013 when most civil service employees at Wright-Patterson were sent home on furlough at the state&rsquo...
Wright State on track to meet budget but finances still ‘tenuous’

Wright State on track to meet budget but finances still ‘tenuous’

Wright State University has collected the bulk of its revenue for this fiscal year, meaning all the school has to do now to meet its budget is keep expenses in check. Officials also are targeting enrollment. The single biggest source of revenue for most colleges is tuition revenue, and with the final semester of the year now underway, WSU has already received its last large lump of revenue. Wright...
Could your travel plans be impacted by a government shutdown?

Could your travel plans be impacted by a government shutdown?

The U.S. government could be headed for a shutdown after midnight on Friday if Congress does not pass a temporary spending bill.  What would a shutdown mean for those planning domestic or international travel in the coming days or weeks? First, employees deemed “essential” would remain on the job and that includes  Transportation Security Administration screeners and air traffic...
LOCAL IMPACT: Government shutdown threatens 100th birthday party for Springfield veteran

LOCAL IMPACT: Government shutdown threatens 100th birthday party for Springfield veteran

Kevin Black hadn’t thought about how the possibility of a government shutdown would affect his family. World War II veteran Thomas Eubanks of Springfield turns 100 on Jan. 23. To celebrate, his grandson, Black, organized a birthday party for him at the Air Force Museum on Saturday. With the possibility of the government shutting down tonight, the museum may not open, and the outlook of the party...
2 arrested in armed robbery at Springfield Verizon store

2 arrested in armed robbery at Springfield Verizon store

Two teenagers are now in custody and three others remain at large in connection with the armed robbery of a Springfield cell phone store. Anthony Dorone Edwards, 18, of Springfield, was charged with aggravated robbery and carrying a concealed weapon. Javon Lashawn Reid, 18, of Dayton, also was charged with aggravated robbery. DETAILS: Lawsuit against Clark County in jail death moves to federal court...
Spectrum reports TV streaming app service issues

Spectrum reports TV streaming app service issues

Spectrum customers are reporting service interruptions while attempting to use the Spectrum TV app, the company said on Friday afternoon. “Spectrum customers are experiencing a service interruption while attempting to use the Spectrum TV App. This is causing errors including incorrect login information. Technicians are working diligently to restore the service as soon as possible. We apologize...
Starbucks testing out stores that do not accept cash

Starbucks testing out stores that do not accept cash

Starbucks is testing out a cashless checkout in stores nationwide. As of Tuesday, one downtown Seattle store accepts only cards or mobile payments, according to a report from KIRO-7. The coffee chain is receiving mixed reviews from customers, some who like the convenience while others worry about privacy issues. Robert Safian, editor of Fast Company, told KIRO 7 that the cashless wave will only grow...
Democrat Kucinich picks running mate in Ohio governor’s race

Democrat Kucinich picks running mate in Ohio governor’s race

Former U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich on Friday chose Akron City Councilwoman Tara Samples as his running mate in his bid for Ohio governor. Samples fills out the field of lieutenant governor candidates in the 2018 race to replace Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who is term limited. Kucinich, 71, on Wednesday announced his decision to run in the Democratic primary. Samples was elected to council in 2013, works...
Losers appeal Ohio medical pot licensing decisions

Losers appeal Ohio medical pot licensing decisions

State officials are scrambling to hold more than 60 appeal hearings for companies that did not win medical marijuana cultivator licenses in Ohio. So far, 68 of the 161 rejected applicants have filed for a “119 hearing,” in which a hearing officer listens to the state and the business present their cases on why the licensing decision should stand or be reversed. The window is still open...
Moldy comforter among latest product recalls

Moldy comforter among latest product recalls

The latest product recalls include a potentially moldy comforter, an unstable bassinette, and snow globes that could potentially cause a fire, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.    The Hudson comforters by UGG under recall were sold at Bed Bath & Beyond and may contain mold which could pose a risk of infection or respiratory issues in people with a mold allergy or compromised...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED WEDNESDAY INCLUDED: Jessica L. Fenwick, 27, of 1018 Middle St., falsification, dismissed - prosecutor request. Brooks A. Nawman, 33, of 1605 Morgan St., burglary, dismissed - indicted by the grand jury. Elrashawn T. Dover, 18, address unknown, firearms in motor vehicle, carrying concealed weapon, possession of drugs, obstructing official business, dismissed - indicted by the grand jury...
Ohio flu hospitalizations climb, prompting caution and optimism

Ohio flu hospitalizations climb, prompting caution and optimism

Ohio’s flu-related hospitalizations increased by more than 50 from the previous week, new data released Friday by the Ohio Department of Health said. The increase was smaller than previous weeks, prompting some optimism and words of caution from one local expert. “While it looks like (the flu) may be leveling off, it is still significantly higher than the five year average,” said...
Here’s how you could join New Carlisle city council

Here’s how you could join New Carlisle city council

New Carlisle is seeking candidates for a vacant spot on its city council. A seat on its seven-member council opened up after former Council Member Jim Leathley resigned this month amid controversy over the selection of Council Member Ethan Reynolds as mayor. RELATED: New Carlisle gets new mayor amid controversy, accusations Leathley accused Reynolds of colluding with Council Members Ronald Cobb and...
Lawsuit against Clark County for jail death moves to federal court

Lawsuit against Clark County for jail death moves to federal court

The mother of a Springfield woman who died of an overdose in the Clark County Jail has refiled her lawsuit against the county in Dayton’s U.S. District Court. Kristy Marie Parker, 32, died Jan. 20, 2016 from an overdose of drugs brought into the facility by another inmate. In March 2017, Marcia Galvan-Thompson was sentenced to five years in prison after pleading guilty to involuntary manslaughter...
Springfield Then & Now: Wittenberg University in winter

Springfield Then & Now: Wittenberg University in winter

Aside from landscape changes, this wintry scene of Wittenberg University has remained fairly unchanged over the years.  Students then and now would recognize the view looking towards Myers Hall, the oldest building on campus, which opened in 1846.  Today, the wintry scene looks about the same, with a few more trees that block the view of Myers Hall.
Amazon raises price of Amazon Prime monthly memberships

Amazon raises price of Amazon Prime monthly memberships

Amazon Prime memberships are about to get more expensive. The online retail giant announced today that the Amazon Prime monthly fee is increasing from $10.99 to $12.99 in the U.S., an increase of 18 percent. That’s approximately $156 annually. However, the annual Prime membership will stay at $99. “Prime provides an unparalleled combination of shipping, shopping and entertainment benefits...
Facebook hunting photos lead to wildlife charges for New Carlisle men

Facebook hunting photos lead to wildlife charges for New Carlisle men

A New Carlisle man faces multiple criminal charges for wildlife violations after allegedly posting pictures on Facebook of deer he shot but never tagged during gun season last year, according to court records. Forrest W. Parrott, 23, of 10331 Marquart Road, is expected to appear in court at 11 a.m. today. Parrott faces five counts of state ownership of and title to wild animals — prohibited...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 18-CV-0016 - Freedom Mortgage Corp., v. Peggy McDaniel, New Carlisle, et al., complaint in foreclosure for property located at 11795 Troy Road, New Carlisle, for $231,658. 18-CV-0017 - Moneygram Payment Systems, Inc., v. Genesis 2014 Inc., Dayton and 1912 S. Limestone St., et al., complaint for $19,100 for proceeds from sale of services, etc. 18-CV-0018 - Devan Smith,...
Gander Mountain stores to reopen under new name

Gander Mountain stores to reopen under new name

Gander Outdoors, formerly known as Gander Mountain, announced an initial list of retail stores that are scheduled to open in 2018. Camping World Holdings Inc. was chosen as the winning bidder at a bankruptcy auction for certain acquired assets of Gander Mountain and the sale was approved in a bankruptcy court hearing in May 2017. Dozens of Gander Mountain stores closed after the company filed...
Fights break out following Wilberforce upset victory over CSU

Fights break out following Wilberforce upset victory over CSU

Law enforcement from across Greene County responded Thursday night to a call for help from a police officer who was dealing with multiple fights occurring after fans exited the men’s basketball rivalry game between Wilberforce University and Central State University, according to county emergency communications records.  The incident happened following the Wilberforce Bulldogs’ upset...
Clark County families preserve farmland for more than 200 years

Clark County families preserve farmland for more than 200 years

In April, Clark County turns 200 — a milestone that some hope will also be a celebration of the county’s rich agricultural history. Seven farms in Clark County have been in operation for more than 200 years and 39 farms are 100 years or older. Throughout the bicentennial year, Krista Magaw, executive director of the Tecumseh Land Trust, plans to highlight the county’s oldest farmlands...
Tiger Stronger Day marks anniversary of West Liberty school shooting

Tiger Stronger Day marks anniversary of West Liberty school shooting

West Liberty-Salem Local Schools recognized Thursday the first anniversary of a school shooting with a day of service. On Jan. 20, 2017, then 17-year-old Ely Serna allegedly brought a gun to West Liberty High School with a gun and shot fellow student Logan Cole twice, who survived, deputies have said. He also allegedly shot at a teacher before shooting classroom door windows, according to a report...
Wright Patt’s Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine marks 100th

Wright Patt’s Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine marks 100th

Filled with life-like medical mannequins, dark cargo plane fuselages and a centrifuge that spins humans in circles at high speed, the Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine is unlike most schools. One of the biggest prizes gained at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in recent years, the school marked its 100th anniversary in ceremonies Friday. The $194.5 million school opened in a sprawling new building...
Threat of government shutdown wearing on workers

Threat of government shutdown wearing on workers

The specter of a partial federal government shutdown looms at midnight Friday, but many federal employees feel “immune” to the threat of being sent home in a repeated cycle of last-minute stopgap spending measures to avert a shutdown, union leaders say. “I think employees are actually getting immune to it,” said Troy Tingey, president of the American Federal of Government Employees...
Warming trend to last through the weekend

Warming trend to last through the weekend

A gradual warm-up will continue through the weekend and into the start of next week, according to Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell.  Some refreeze possible tonight Temperatures climb into the 40s this weekend Wet, but mild start to next week Tonight: Mainly clear skies are expected through the evening. Breezy conditions and chilly as temperatures fall through the 30s towards...
The story of the invasive callery pear

The story of the invasive callery pear

Last week while discussing the newly released Ohio Department of Agriculture’s Invasive Species list, I mentioned that callery pear was on it. I have written about the story of this invasive tree, but it’s worth doing it again because it’s really quite interesting. Callery pears were first brought to the United States from Asia back in the early 1920s. In the 1960s a new cultivar...
Soldier from Clark County is missing from Fort Drum, New York

Soldier from Clark County is missing from Fort Drum, New York

Spc. Trevor Nichols, a soldier from Clark County, is missing from Fort Drum, N.Y., and a national organization is asking for the public's help in finding him.  "I see absolutely nothing that says foul play" or suicide, Brenda Paradise, a private investigator who volunteers for Guardian Search and Investigations.  That organization issued a press release Thursday about Spc. Nichols...
ECOT, Ohio’s largest online charter school, officially closes

ECOT, Ohio’s largest online charter school, officially closes

The Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow (ECOT), Ohio’s largest online K-12 school, was closed Thursday night by its sponsor, the Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West, citing a financial inability to continue. The embattled school had claimed an enrollment of more than 15,000 students just two years ago, including more than 1,000 in the Dayton area. But state officials eventually challenged...
Good Samaritan closing: Employees still in shock 

Good Samaritan closing: Employees still in shock 

A day after the announcement that Good Samaritan Hospital will shut its doors for good at the end of the year, employees said their still trying to come to grips with the initial shock.  Some didn't know anything about it prior to the announcement, while others say they'd heard behind-the scenes rumblings. But all of them said Thursday that there's no way to prepare for the way in which they...
Mark your calendar for these 2018 meteor showers

Mark your calendar for these 2018 meteor showers

There are plenty of meteor showers to enjoy this year, reports Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini. Mark your calendars and keep checking in for the latest forecast. The Lyrid Meteor shower will peak over the weekend but the sky might not be ideal. RELATED: Download our free WHIO weather APP to stay informed  Lyrids: Active April 16-25. Rates are usually 10-15 meteors per hour....
How could government shutdown affect Springfield residents?

How could government shutdown affect Springfield residents?

Some Springfield seniors said they’re worried about their Social Security benefits should the government shut down this week, but a local professor says the affect in the Miami Valley won’t be great if it’s short. A shutdown could occur if lawmakers can’t reach an agreement this week on funding the government at least in the short term. The last federal government shutdown...
Premier planning to redevelop Good Sam site once hospital closes

Premier planning to redevelop Good Sam site once hospital closes

Premier Health officials have told this news organization that they want to "transform" the soon-to-be former main campus of Good Samaritan Hospital once the facility closes at the end of the year. They don't know exactly what redevelopment will look like on the site once the buildings are razed, but they say it's a process they will be here to see through. "Unlike other Dayton-based...
New Carlisle votes to put tax increase on ballot for fire division

New Carlisle votes to put tax increase on ballot for fire division

New Carlisle’s city council voted unanimously Wednesday to put a property tax increase on the May 8 ballot. The proposed 3-mill, five-year levy would support the city’s fire and EMS department. For a $100,000 home in Ohio, each mill costs $35, so the 3-mill levy would cost the owner of a $100,000 property an added $105 per year. In a special meeting the Smith Park Shelter House, council...
Good Samaritan final decision made night before announcement

Good Samaritan final decision made night before announcement

Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton will close by the end of 2018. Premier Health announced on Wednesday that the hospital, based on the northwest side of Dayton, will shut down by the end of 2018. The health network — the largest private employer in the region — said the closure is “part of Premier Health’s new strategic plan.” Here’s what we know about the closure...
South Charleston community offers comfort after 8-year-old boy’s death

South Charleston community offers comfort after 8-year-old boy’s death

Visitation for the 8-year-old South Charleston boy who drowned is today. Visitation for Grady Neff, a student at Miami View Elementary School, will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Clark County Fairgrounds Mercantile Annex Building. » DETAILS: Family, South Charleston grieves death of 8-year-old Grady Neff “Everybody that knew Grady loved him,” the family...
Springfield Youth Ministries brings the laughs for second year

Springfield Youth Ministries brings the laughs for second year

Now that we’re past the holidays and potentially facing cold and snowy weather each day, a few laughs might be welcome. Springfield Christian Youth Ministries has your punch line. The second Laugh Out Loud Show will feature standup comedy from a top up-and-coming comedian, two local talents and a possible bonus guest when it returns at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, at the Champion City Vineyard...
WATCH: Girls perform adorable ditty to sell Girl Scout cookies

WATCH: Girls perform adorable ditty to sell Girl Scout cookies

Two young girls from New Hampshire are using their musical talents to sell Girl Scout cookies. Lyla and Avery Holzapfel are 8 and 6 years-old. With the help of their parents, Brynne and Doug, they wrote a little ditty to make some sales, Boston25News reported. >> Read more trending news  And it's taken off. The video has several thousand views since it was posted on Tuesday.  Doug...
Arizona mother who gave toddler fatal meth dose receives 20-year prison sentence

Arizona mother who gave toddler fatal meth dose receives 20-year prison sentence

An Arizona woman who gave her toddler a fatal dose of methamphetamine in 2016 was sentenced Friday to 20 years in prison. >> Read more trending news  Natalie Russell, 30, pleaded guilty last month to second-degree murder and child abuse, azcentral.com reported. Russell claimed she gave her 22-month-old daughter meth to counteract the effects of methadone. The child had accidentally...
Rhode Island dominates second half to hand Dayton second loss in a row

Rhode Island dominates second half to hand Dayton second loss in a row

Rhode Island showed why it was the preseason favorite in the Atlantic 10 Conference. The Dayton Flyers showed once again the inconsistency that has plagued them all season. Rhode Island improved to 7-0 with an 88-74 victory over Dayton at UD Arena on Saturday. The Rams (15-3 overall) remain in first place all by themselves. Dayton (9-10, 3-4) dropped its second straight game after its first two-game...
Ed Sheeran announces engagement to Cherry Seaborn

Ed Sheeran announces engagement to Cherry Seaborn

Musician Ed Sheeran is engaged to childhood friend Cherry Seaborn. >> Read more trending news  Sheeran announced the news of his engagement Saturday on Instagram. The engagement took place just before the new year. The couple have lived together for over a year, The Telegraph reported. The pair have been longtime friends and attended school together, but were not childhood sweethearts...
Vikings seek trademark for 'Minneapolis Miracle’ nickname

Vikings seek trademark for 'Minneapolis Miracle’ nickname

The Minnesota Vikings are the owners of a remarkable victory in last weekend’s NFL divisional playoffs. Now, the team wants to own the nicknames that have been attached to it. Stefon Diggs’ stunning 61-yard touchdown catch and run on the final play of the game gave the Vikings a 29-24 victory against New Orleans, giving birth to the nicknames “Minneapolis Miracle” or &ldquo...
Women's marches, events taking place across nation

Women's marches, events taking place across nation

A series of women’s marches, protests and voter registration events are taking place across the country this weekend. This weekend marks the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump’s inauguration. In 2017, the Women’s March on Washington drew a large crowd that marched in protest of Trump’s election. Women’s marches were held across the country and the world...
Police: Maine man punches himself in face to avoid sobriety test 

Police: Maine man punches himself in face to avoid sobriety test 

Police have accused a Maine man of punching himself several times in the face to avoid a Breathalyzer test, The Bangor Daily News reported. Police suspected Brian Fogg, 27, of Belfast, to be intoxicated when they were called to a residence on Jan. 13 and found Fogg’s vehicle stuck in a ditch, police said. Belfast police said Fogg and a homeowner had gotten into an argument, and Fogg...
NFL championship games 2018: What time, what channel, odds for Jags vs. Patriots and Vikings vs. Eagles

NFL championship games 2018: What time, what channel, odds for Jags vs. Patriots and Vikings vs. Eagles

We are one day out from “Championship Sunday,” where the teams who will play in the Super Bowl will be determined. The Minnesota Vikings will take on the Philadelphia Eagles for the NFC Championship, while the New England Patriots play the Jacksonville Jaguars for the AFC title. If the Vikings win, they will be the first team to ever play in the Super Bowl at their home stadium. If Philadelphia...
Chicago rapper Fredo Santana dead at 27

Chicago rapper Fredo Santana dead at 27

Chicago rapper Fredo Santana has died, according to several of his friends, The Chicago Sun-Times reported. He was 27. Canadian rapper Drake, record producer Maxo Cream and California rapper Lil B expressed their condolences on social media. Santana, whose birth name was Derrick Coleman, wrote on Instagram in October that he was suffering from liver failure, the Sun-Times reported. No official...
LOOK: Kansas State goes all out with throwback scoreboard for TCU game

LOOK: Kansas State goes all out with throwback scoreboard for TCU game

Kansas State and TCU are already sporting throwback uniforms for the Big 12 showdown between the two on Saturday afternoon. The Wildcats aren’t stopping there. Even the scoreboard at Bramlage Coliseum is displaying throwback graphics — staying in theme with both teams’ threads. Kansas State is coming off an upset win over No. 5 Oklahoma on Tuesday. The Horned Frogs defeated Iowa...
Kansas State lands Michigan State WR transfer Hunter Rison

Kansas State lands Michigan State WR transfer Hunter Rison

Former Michigan State wide receiver Hunter Rison is transferring to Kansas State, according to a post on his personal Twitter account. Rison, a native of Ann Arbor, Mich., caught for 224 yards across 19 receptions as a freshman with the Spartans during the 2017 season. He tallied a season-best 73 receiving yards in Michigan State’s 28-14 loss to Notre Dame on Sept. 23...
LSU basketball can’t finish off comeback, drops close affair vs. Vanderbilt

LSU basketball can’t finish off comeback, drops close affair vs. Vanderbilt

The LSU basketball team came all the way back on Saturday but couldn’t quite hold on. After trailing by 16 points midway through the second half, LSU came back to take the lead over Vanderbilt with two minutes remaining. But the Commodores executed down the stretch with some key offensive rebounds, putting away LSU for a 77-71  Vanderbilt win. The loss was LSU&rsquo...
Jaguars name Fred Taylor, former Patriot, as honorary captain for AFC title game

Jaguars name Fred Taylor, former Patriot, as honorary captain for AFC title game

The Jacksonville Jaguars are currently one game away from the Super Bowl. That’s amazing considering they went 3-13 last season and hadn’t been to the playoffs since 2007. That’s when Fred Taylor was still around. Jacksonville will be remembering its all-time leading rusher on Sunday in the AFC Championship Game as Taylor will coincidentally be the honorary...
Report: New Arkansas DC John Chavis has contract option that could almost double his pay after one year

Report: New Arkansas DC John Chavis has contract option that could almost double his pay after one year

If things go well in Fayetteville for first-year Arkansas head coach Chad Morris and first-year defensive coordinator John Chavis, Chavis will have quite an easy decision to make at the end of it. That’s because Chavis reportedly controls an option in his Arkansas contract that can trigger a sizable salary increase after his first season with the Razorbacks. USA Today&rsquo...
Mo'Nique urges fans to boycott Netflix for color, gender bias

Mo'Nique urges fans to boycott Netflix for color, gender bias

Award-winning actress and comedian Mo'Nique is urging her fans to boycott Netflix for gender and color bias after she says the entertainment company made her a lowball offer for a comedy special. >> Read more trending news  Mo'Nique took to Instagram to air her grievances Friday. In a video, she explained that Netflix offered her $500,000 to do a comedy special, but she rejected the offer...
Who steps up at WR for Willie Taggart besides Nyqwan Murray?

Who steps up at WR for Willie Taggart besides Nyqwan Murray?

  After Auden Tate declared for the 2018 NFL Draft, the lack of playmaking ability at wide receiver for first-year Florida State coach Willie Taggart had to feel overwhelming. Outside of Nyqwan Murray, the Seminoles don’t have much playmaking ability. Yes, Keith Gavin brings 28 career receptions to the table, but he averaged just 10.1 yards per catch and doesn&rsquo...
TCU leads nation in former offensive linemen still active in NFL playoffs

TCU leads nation in former offensive linemen still active in NFL playoffs

The Horned Frogs will be well represented at the offensive line during the latest round of the NFL playoffs on Sunday. Two former TCU offensive linemen, Aviante Collins of the Minnesota Vikings and Halapoulivaati Vaitai of the Philadelphia Eagles, are set to take the field during the NFC Championship Game in Minneapolis, Minn. No other school has multiple former offensive linemen still...
Ed Warinner reportedly accepts Michigan offer: Wolverines add former Ohio State OC

Ed Warinner reportedly accepts Michigan offer: Wolverines add former Ohio State OC

Ed Warinner is joining Jim Harbaugh’s staff at Michigan, according to a report from FootballScoop. The same outlet reported earlier on Saturday that the Wolverines had extended an offer to Warinner, who spent five seasons on Urban Meyer’s staff at Ohio State. Warinner was reportedly offered an offensive analyst role with Michigan, not an on-field assistant position...
Oregon hires assistant coach Jim Mastro

Oregon hires assistant coach Jim Mastro

Assistant coach Jim Mastro is staying within the Pac-12. Oregon has hired Mastro to become the team’s running backs coach, per Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports. Mastro received a three-year deal with the Ducks. He will also serve as the Oregon’s run game coordinator. Mastro coached the same position last year at Washington State. He spent the last six years in Pullman...
High School Wrestling: Area weekly honor roll

High School Wrestling: Area weekly honor roll

Wrestling Honor Roll Name School W L Falls 106 Pounds Cole Skinner Madison 6 0 Branson Amway Graham 14 1 5 Kellan Anderson Covington 22 2 6 Josh Miller Edgewood 18 2 5 Trace Braun Graham 15 4 7 Caleb Thomas Monroe 18 5 Olivia Shore Miami East 18 6 8 Matt Motter Butler 13 4 7 Jorden Zigo Trotwood 13 4 6 »RELATED: High School state dual tournament schedule 113 Zach Shupp Fairfield 20 1 16 Cael...
Twitter roasts Leonard Fournette and Jalen Ramsey for their outfits ahead of AFC Championship game

Twitter roasts Leonard Fournette and Jalen Ramsey for their outfits ahead of AFC Championship game

Leonard Fournette and Jalen Ramsey are two of the Jaguars best players. They also have two of the more bolder fashion senses. The Jaguars left for their big game against the New England Patriots on Saturday and Fournette posted a picture on Twitter of him and Ramsey. Let’s just say it was clear they were going for a certain look. And Twitter roasted them for it. Founrette...
College student dies after on-campus shooting at Wake Forest

College student dies after on-campus shooting at Wake Forest

A 21-year-old student from Winston-Salem State University was shot and killed early Saturday after a fight broke out during a party at Wake Forest University, police said. The shooting occurred around 1 a.m., WXII reported. It took place on campus during a Delta Sigma Theta sorority party at The Barn, police said. Najee Ali Baker, 21, was taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound, where...
Jonathan Alder tops Kenton Ridge, stays atop CBC Kenton Trail

Jonathan Alder tops Kenton Ridge, stays atop CBC Kenton Trail

Jonathan Alder has emphatically announced its presence in the Central Buckeye Conference. The school from Plain City made its first statement with an 8-2 football season, a 3-1 second-place finish behind Bellefontaine in the Kenton Trail Division and a playoff berth. »RELATED: Springfield tops Fairmont, moves to 11-0 »RELATED: Friday night scoreboard »RELATED: OSU recruit sets all-time...
South Carolina recruiting: The latest on 4-star DT Rick Sandidge

South Carolina recruiting: The latest on 4-star DT Rick Sandidge

It’s been assumed by most folks on the outside looking in that 4-star defensive tackle Rick Sandidge will ultimately sign with South Carolina. But there are no guarantees, now that we’re just a few weeks from Signing Day. Just ask his mother, Keshia, who recently spoke with Jeff Sentell of Dawg Nation. “He’s really just torn,” she...
New Florida State coordinator Walt Bell gets shoutout from ‘childhood hero’ Charlie Ward

New Florida State coordinator Walt Bell gets shoutout from ‘childhood hero’ Charlie Ward

Florida State offensive coordinator Walt Bell is settling into his new role after being hired away from Maryland by Willie Taggart. Bell spent two years in College Park, but will be charged with improving a Seminoles team that ranked near the bottom 30 in FBS in total offense. On Saturday afternoon, Bell received a shoutout on social media from a man who he called his &ldquo...
Penn State football: 5 impact freshman players in James Franklin era

Penn State football: 5 impact freshman players in James Franklin era

Penn State is set to finalize its finest recruiting class under James Franklin in February. The Nittany Lions almost certainly with sign a top-10 class for the first time since 2006, and six of these 2018 prospects are already enrolled on campus. Considering the praise this next wave of Penn State players has received, plenty of discussion is underway about how many ...
Billy Preston: Kansas ‘will always hold a special place in my heart’

Billy Preston: Kansas ‘will always hold a special place in my heart’

Kansas fans will be left wondering what could have been after it was announced Saturday that Billy Preston was leaving the program without ever playing in a game in Jayhawk uniform. The suspended freshman signed a contract with Bosnian professional team BC Igokea, forgoing his eligibility with Kansas. Preston had been held off the court due to an NCAA investigation surrounding...
Government shutdown affects Oklahoma men’s gymnastics meet

Government shutdown affects Oklahoma men’s gymnastics meet

The Oklahoma men’s gymnastic team was scheduled to open its 2018 season with a meet in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Saturday. That will not be the case, however, according to Oklahoma athletic director Joe Castiglione. The Sooners, who’ve won three-consecutive NCAA national championships, were scheduled to compete with Air Force Academy. But due to the government shutting down...
Michigan reportedly makes offer to former Ohio State OC Ed Warinner

Michigan reportedly makes offer to former Ohio State OC Ed Warinner

Jim Harbaugh has reportedly offered a spot on Michigan’s staff to former Ohio State offensive coordinator and current Minnesota assistant Ed Warinner. FootballScoop reported the offer Saturday afternoon. Warinner was let go by Ohio State following the 2016 campaign as Urban Meyer hired Kevin Wilson to run the program’s offense in 2017. Warinner spent...
Pizza shop owner sues when store confused for one where assault occurred

Pizza shop owner sues when store confused for one where assault occurred

A Pennsylvania pizza shop is being targeted, but its owner says it is a case of mistaken identity. Customers upset about a viral video in which a former manager allegedly assaulted a woman have been calling Original Milano's in Oakland -- but the video was taken at Pizza Milano. Ben Sciulli is the owner of the Original Milano's Pizza. He wants to make it clear that his family business is not affiliated...
West Virginia star Jevon Carter honors Texas guard Andrew Jones with ‘Big 12 Strong’ shirt

West Virginia star Jevon Carter honors Texas guard Andrew Jones with ‘Big 12 Strong’ shirt

Just 10 days ago, it was publicly announced that Texas Longhorns sophomore guard Andrew Jones has been diagnosed with leukemia. In the time since, Jones and his family have received upwards of $100,000 in donations to help cover medical expenses and of course, an overwhelming amount of well wishes and support from the Longhorn and college basketball community. Texas’ opponents ...
Kansas coach Bill Self issues statement on Billy Preston departure

Kansas coach Bill Self issues statement on Billy Preston departure

Billy Preston’s time with Kansas basketball has come to an end. It was revealed on Saturday that the suspended freshman signed a contract with Bosnian professional team BC Igokea, forgoing his eligibility with the Jayhawks. Kansas head coach Bill Self issued a statement in which he confirmed the reports and reflected on the situation. “We are all disappointed that Billy never...
Oklahoma State unveils “Remember The 10” shooting shirts, throwback uniforms for Bedlam

Oklahoma State unveils “Remember The 10” shooting shirts, throwback uniforms for Bedlam

Oklahoma State men’s basketball will honor the lives of the 10 men killed in the Jan. 27, 2001, plane crash with its shooting shirts and jerseys on Saturday. The Cowboys men’s basketball team will wear special shooting shirts with “Remember The 10” printed on the front and the team’s 2001 throwback uniforms against Oklahoma. It’s been 17...
Updates from latest South Carolina recruiting weekend

Updates from latest South Carolina recruiting weekend

The first major South Carolina recruiting weekend of the year is underway now that several prospects from the 2018 and 2019 classes are on campus. This crop of official visitors are mostly signed or committed, but there is one who’s still up for grabs. Keep up with SEC Country for the latest on him and the rest of the Gamecocks guests. 4-star DT Dennis Briggs Jr. (Kissimmee...
Oklahoma State signees Spencer Sanders, Tyler Lacy shine in International Bowl

Oklahoma State signees Spencer Sanders, Tyler Lacy shine in International Bowl

A pair of future Oklahoma State Cowboys were stellar in the International Bowl 2018 on Friday. Oklahoma State incoming freshman Spencer Sanders was named MVP of the United States’ U-19 team. Sanders helped the U.S. defeat Canada 47-7 in the International Bowl 2018, completing 13-of-20 passes for 181 yards. Sanders signed with Oklahoma State on Dec. 20 during the early signing period. The 4-star...
UCLA, Oregon both hope to get back on track Saturday night

UCLA, Oregon both hope to get back on track Saturday night

It’s never too early to start thinking about March. Saturday’s UCLA vs. Oregon game has tournament implications. The Bruins and Ducks have both lost two-straight games. Oregon (12-7) is currently sitting at 9th in the Pac-12. The team figures to be a long shot to make the tournament as it stands now. With the Ducks’ season falling by the wayside, excitement...
Tennessee’s Christian Coleman opens 2018 as fastest man in history, new world record

Tennessee’s Christian Coleman opens 2018 as fastest man in history, new world record

  KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Christian Coleman headed back to the University of Tennessee on Saturday, not overly impressed with himself, but thankful to have set the world record in the 60 meters. RELATED: Watch Christian Coleman continues to blaze trail with world record “I didn’t really feel like it was one of my best races,” Coleman told SEC Country after running...
TV film crew arrested for allegedly trying to bring fake explosive to airport

TV film crew arrested for allegedly trying to bring fake explosive to airport

Television film crew members were arrested at Newark Liberty International Airport on Thursday for allegedly trying to pass a piece of luggage containing “all the makings of an improvised explosive device,” ABC News reported. The film crew members, who claimed to be working the CNBC show “Staten Island Hustle,” were detained by Transportation Security Administration officials...
Former Purdue star Caleb Swanigan hits buzzer beater in G League game

Former Purdue star Caleb Swanigan hits buzzer beater in G League game

While Purdue big man Caleb Swanigan waits his turn for a legitimate NBA opportunity — the Portland Trailblazers assigned him to the G-League in late December — he’s been a consistent playmaker for the Canton Charge. On Saturday night, his putback at the buzzer lifted the Charge to a 70-69 win over the Erie BayHawks. In nine games, Swanigan is averaging a double-double...
West Virginia will host ESPN College GameDay ahead of showdown with Kentucky

West Virginia will host ESPN College GameDay ahead of showdown with Kentucky

Next Saturday, the No. 6 West Virginia Mountaineers will the No. 18 Kentucky Wildcats. Along with welcoming one of college basketball’s blue bloods, though, West Virginia will also be the site of next week’s edition of ESPN College GameDay, ESPN announced on Saturday. “ESPN’s  College GameDay Covered by State Farm is headed to Morgantown, W...
LOOK: Best Kentucky basketball signs from CollegeGameday at Rupp Arena

LOOK: Best Kentucky basketball signs from CollegeGameday at Rupp Arena

LEXINGTON, Ky. — ESPN’s College GameDay made its seventh trip to Rupp Arena on Saturday ahead of Kentucky’s 8:15 p.m. ET matchup with Florida. Fans filled one side of the lower section, and following in GameDay tradition, many brought signs with them. Here’s a look at the best. Photos by Joe Mussatto/SEC Country The post LOOK: Best Kentucky...
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