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Associated Press Ohio boys state basketball poll

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Springfield 24. 12, Tol. St. John's 23. 13, Cols. Northland 20. 14, Youngs. Boardman 18. Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Cin. Wyoming 41. 12, Akr. SVSM 39. 13, Byesville Meadowbrook 30. 14, Cin. Taft 24. 15, Wauseon 20. 16, Lancaster Fairfield Union 17. 17, Cols. DeSales 15. Others receiving 12 or more points: 13, Tipp City Bethel 24. 14, Berlin Hiland...
Swimming: Shawnee’s Seibert reaches top of podium at Classic

Swimming: Shawnee’s Seibert reaches top of podium at Classic

Grace Seibert may have saved her best for last. The Shawnee senior has had solid performances at the Southwest Ohio High School Swimming & Diving Classic but had never made it to the top of the podium until Saturday. Seibert, 17, won the girls 200-yard breaststroke with a 2:22.83 in the finals at Keating Natatorium. She edged out a trio of local rivals as Centerville’s Nora Fullenkamp (2:23...

Civil rights activist urges for understanding at Wittenberg event

A longtime civil rights activist urged students and community members to fight for policies and principles they believe in, but stressed they should avoid personal attacks on those with whom they disagree. Dorothy Tillman, a civil rights activist and a former Chicago alderman, was the guest speaker for Wittenberg University’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Convocation at the college’s...
OSU commit, son of UD hall of famer Goodwin scores 34 at Flyin’

OSU commit, son of UD hall of famer Goodwin scores 34 at Flyin’

Damon Goodwin, the University of Dayton basketball hall of famer, has always had a great shot and he delivered one for son Dane on Sunday night. “Oh, I am,” assured Damon when asked if he or Dane were the better shooter. “But when we play H-O-R-S-E he’s not allowed to shoot left-handed. He’s unreal with that hand.” An outstanding 6-foot-6 junior at Upper Arlington...
Greene County double homicide victims identified; suspect at large

Greene County double homicide victims identified; suspect at large

State and local investigators are trying to piece together what happened on a quiet street just outside the village of Yellow Springs Sunday that left two people shot to death and a killer on the loose. The victims were identified Monday as William “Skip” Brown, 44, and Sherri Mendenhall, 63, by the Montgomery County Coronor’s Office. They were neighbors who lived in separate apartments...
Roundup of Ohio news from Washington

Roundup of Ohio news from Washington

Jim Jordan named one of 30 most powerful in D.C. Jordan and Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Niles, are among the 30 most powerful people and groups in Washington, according to Politico, a Washington, D.C. publication. Jordan was cited for his work on the conservative House Freedom Caucus. Ryan, who unsuccessfully challenged House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., at the end of last year, was cited because...
Wittenberg stumbles against rival Wooster

Wittenberg stumbles against rival Wooster

Wittenberg hoped to turn its North Coast Athletic Conference title hopes around in a game against rival Wooster on Saturday night at Pam Evans Smith Arena. Instead, Wooster ran away in the second half and handed the Tigers a 70-55 loss. The loss drops Wittenberg to 4-4 in the NCAC and 10-5 overall. The Tigers hadn’t lost a league game by more than four points before Saturday. “I thought...

H.S. Results for 1/14: Lilley hits buzzer-beater for Fairborn boys

Branden Lilley put in the game-winning layup as time expired to lead Fairborn to a 54-52 thriller over Springfield Shawnee in boys basketball Saturday. Lilley carried Fairborn with 15 points, Brandon Easterling added 14 and Shaunn Monroe 12. The win evened Fairborn’s record at 6-6. Shawnee dropped to 4-8. Lebanon 49, Finneytown 38: Dakota Allen recorded 16 points and Parker Smith added 12 points...
Wayne blown out by Huntington at Flyin’

Wayne blown out by Huntington at Flyin’

It’s not as if the mighty Wayne boys high school basketball team has been knocked out, but the Warriors surely have been buckled. Wayne lost its second straight game by a 91-60 blowout to Huntington Prep (W.Va.) in Day 2 of the 15th annual Premier Health Flyin’ to the Hoop at Trent Arena on Saturday. On Friday Wayne fell 67-55 at Springfield. “We gotta get better,” Wayne coach...
It’s an adventure for IMG, including Flyin’

It’s an adventure for IMG, including Flyin’

Emmitt Williams of IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.) is like a lot of highly recruited high-risers. He’s 6-foot-8, has a wingspan from here to Columbus and a potential upside that has enticed many college basketball programs. A junior, he’s counting on the emerging athletic complex that’s anchored at Bradenton, Fla., to help take him to the next level. Besides, the academy’s website...
Flyin’ to the Hoop results, schedule

Flyin’ to the Hoop results, schedule

PREMIER HEALTH FLYIN’ TO THE HOOP At Fairmont’s Trent Arena, Kettering Friday’s games Fairmont 60, Sidney 51 IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.) 70, Hamilton Heights Christian Academy (Chattanooga, Tenn.) 57 Saturday’s games Alter girls 54, Cleveland St. Joseph 36 Springfield 64, Col. Eastmoor Academy 61 Hilliard Bradley 43, Beavercreek 25 Wheeler (Marietta...
Springfield caps perfect week with Flyin’ win

Springfield caps perfect week with Flyin’ win

Less than 24 hours after defeating Wayne for its biggest win of the season, Springfield was cruising toward a double-digit victory Saturday afternoon at the Flyin’ to the Hoop showcase. Then the Wildcats almost let a perfect ending to a perfect week fly out the Trent Arena doors. Columbus Eastmoor sliced a 14-point deficit to three with a 12-1 run. But senior Danny Davis made three free throws...
Beavercreek falls to Hilliard Bradley at Flyin’

Beavercreek falls to Hilliard Bradley at Flyin’

KETTERING — Isaiah Speelman had a game-high 20 points and 15 rebounds and Hilliard Bradley throttled Beavercreek 43-25 in Day 2 of the 15th annual Premier Health Flyin’ to the Hoop at Trent Arena on Saturday. Jon Alessandro led Beavercreek with eight points, 11 rebounds and two blocks. The Beavers (6-6) have lost three of their last four games, but own the only defeat of Springfield (11-1)...
Davis, McKay lead Springfield over Eastmoor

Davis, McKay lead Springfield over Eastmoor

KETTERING — Danny Davis had a game-high 20 points and Michael McKay tallied 19, including 17 in the first half, to power surging Springfield to a 64-61 defeat of Columbus Eastmoor Academy in Saturday’s Day 2 of the 15th annual Premier Health Flyin’ to the Hoop at Trent Arena. Springfield (10-1) has won nine straight games and was coming off a season-defining 67-55 defeat of visiting...

H.S. Results for 1/13/17: Second-half jump start earns Northmont win

Northmont trailed, 8-2, after one quarter Friday, but came back to outdistance Beavercreek, 51-44, in a key Greater Western Ohio Conference boys basketball game. The Thunderbolts (11-2) rallied to win behind Vinson Walker, who scored 13 of his 17 points after halftime. DaLonte Capers scored 9 of his 11 in the second half. Northmont scored 22 points in the third quarter, 16 in the fourth. Jon Allesandro...
Fairmont regroups to stop streaking Sidney

Fairmont regroups to stop streaking Sidney

Fairmont sank to a new low earlier this week in falling to win-starved Lebanon. That didn’t sit well with the Firebirds boys basketball team. “It was huge for us,” Fairmont senior Kamron Drollet admitted following an impressive 60-51 dismantling of Sidney to open Friday’s night 15th annual Premier Health Flyin’ to the Hoop at Trent Arena. “We’ve been...
High School Basketball: Defense powers Springfield past Wayne

High School Basketball: Defense powers Springfield past Wayne

Springfield beat league rival Wayne for the first time in three seasons Friday night, but the biggest thing on Leonard Taylor’s mind was getting to bed. Springfield pulled away in the second half to earn a 67-55 win, which keeps the Wildcats tied for first place in the GWOC National East with Centerville. There was little time for celebration after the game because the Wildcats (9-1, 4-1 GWOC)...
Springfield MLK speaker: Get involved, build stronger communities

Springfield MLK speaker: Get involved, build stronger communities

The City of Springfield’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration focused on how Springfield residents can build better communities and lend their voices to America’s democratic process while recognizing those who are already effecting positive change in the community. During the luncheon, Dayton Human Relations Council Executive Director Catherine Crosby spoke to the current...
Downtown Springfield building added to National Register

Downtown Springfield building added to National Register

A downtown Springfield building has been added to National Register of Historic Places by the U.S. Department of the Interior. The 1921 Edward Wren Co. Building, also known as McAdams Building, is located at 31 E. High St. and owned by a real estate arm of the Turner Foundation. RELATED: $4.8M raised for downtown Springfield redevelopment “It gives it a level of respect in the community. It...
Advocates: New law could improve blight, including in Springfield

Advocates: New law could improve blight, including in Springfield

Ohio has enacted the nation’s first statewide ban on mortgage lenders using plywood to board up vacant structures, which some local officials hope will help disguise and stop the spread of abandoned homes and blight. Plywood covers the doors and windows of thousands of empty structures across southwest Ohio — including in Springfield — and has become a symbol of decay. RELATED: Record...

Saturday's Scores

Akr. Hoban 60, Parma Padua 57, OT Albany Alexander 50, Ironton 27 Amherst Steele 55, Avon 31 Arcadia 54, Old Fort 52 Arlington 66, New Riegel 31 Ashland 54, Mansfield Madison 45 Athens 58, Point Pleasant, W.Va. 29 Atwater Waterloo 42, Akr. North 34 Aurora 59, Kent Roosevelt 47 Bascom Hopewell-Loudon 76, Gibsonburg 58 Belmont Union Local 61, Cadiz Harrison Cent. 46 Berea-Midpark 61, N. Olmsted 37 Bethel-Tate...
Unconventional path led Springfield pastor to true calling

Unconventional path led Springfield pastor to true calling

When Pastor Vicki Downing assumed her role as pastor of Grace United Methodist Church, she completed a successful journey to pastoral leadership by taking the unconventional path. Downing became pastor of Grace United Methodist Church in July of 2009, after serving 19 years in various pastoral positions at Christ United Methodist Church in Kettering and South Park United Methodist Church in Dayton...
Clark County to buy old armory, possible site for new hotel

Clark County to buy old armory, possible site for new hotel

Clark County’s deal to purchase the Ohio National Guard Armory site for $125,000 site is expected to be finalized in the next two to three months — which could lead to new development near one of the county’s largest tourism generators. Ohio Department of Administrative Services officials verbally approved the deal last year for the property at 4440 Laybourne Road. It then was formally...
Finding work key to cutting crime, saving money in Clark County

Finding work key to cutting crime, saving money in Clark County

Helping the nearly 300 convicts that leave Ohio prisons and return to Clark County every year can save taxpayers here millions of dollars and cut down on crime, local experts say. Finding work is often a critical part of keeping felons from committing more crimes, said Brad Andringa, the re-entry coordinator for Opportunities for Individual Change, a local nonprofit that offers job training and other...
Wittenberg, Wooster rivalry still special after all these years

Wittenberg, Wooster rivalry still special after all these years

Wittenberg Tigers coach Matt Croci explained his experience with the Wittenberg-Wooster rivalry this week to his players. When he played at Wittenberg from 1991-94, the Tigers and Scots were new to the North Coast Athletic Conference. The rivalry had yet to take off, but even then showed signs of being something special. “Playing in it, coaching in it, or watching it, if you have a connection...
Springfield Class of 1952 to host final reunion, special tribute

Springfield Class of 1952 to host final reunion, special tribute

The Springfield High School Class of 1952 will present a special tribute to deceased member Dick Shatto and other surprises at its 65th and final reunion. “It’s the last one because we’re all in our early 80s,” said class president Jim Ingledue, who is organizing the event. “We’ll call people to remind them.” The reunion will be held July 7, 4-7 p.m. at the...
Urbana schools working to prevent future carbon monoxide incident

Urbana schools working to prevent future carbon monoxide incident

Urbana school officials are working with professionals to implement a carbon monoxide monitoring system after about 40 students were taken to the hospital last week as the high school was showing signs of high levels of the gas. “We are working with a contractor in the initial stages of determining what type of monitoring system to put into place so that we are alerted to the presence of increased...
Clark County board approves South Limestone Street corridor study

Clark County board approves South Limestone Street corridor study

A study recommending $12 million in improvements to a two-mile stretch of South Limestone Street was approved by a local transportation planning committee. The Clark County-Springfield Transportation Coordinating Committee unanimously approved the proposal on Friday, which calls for several changes, including a mini-roundabout at the Grand Avenue intersection, wider sidewalks and more landscaping...
Husbands, time to plan your annual spousal performance review

Husbands, time to plan your annual spousal performance review

This column is for husbands only. I can cite no study, of course, but I’d still claim that first sentence is virtually guaranteed to swell the readership of this week’s column among wives – and maybe even more among ex-wives. Given their commitment curve, the line could even draw a few millennial readers. They likely would see the column in email version sent by parents or parents-in-law...
Springfield commission to vote to go back on ballot with tax increase

Springfield commission to vote to go back on ballot with tax increase

Springfield city commissioners will likely vote whether to place an income tax increase back on the ballot this spring, just months after a similar proposal was rejected at the polls. City staff members have recommended commissioners approve placing a 5½-year income tax increase on the May 2 primary ballot. The income tax rate in Springfield would increase from 2 percent to 2.4 percent, if...
Clark, Champaign counties to kick off wage and benefit study this year

Clark, Champaign counties to kick off wage and benefit study this year

Clark and Champaign counties will conduct a study later this year to provide businesses with a picture of whether they are offering competitive pay and benefits to their employees. Champaign, Clark, Logan, Madison and Union Counties will take part in the study, which will be led by Wendy Gradwohl, an associate professor and chair of the Department of Business at Wittenberg University. The study will...
Shawnee assistant principal working following OVI arrest

Shawnee assistant principal working following OVI arrest

An assistant high school principal who was charged with OVI in December continues to work while the legal process goes through the courts. Chad Mossing, 37, of Cedarville, wasn’t suspended and continues to work at Shawnee High School, according to Superintendent Gregg Morris. A police affidavit states Mossing blew a 0.13 during a breathalyzer test following an arrest by German Twp. Police. RELATED...
Springfield brewery receives national recognition

Springfield brewery receives national recognition

Springfield’s only brewery is getting recognition after a national publication named the business one of the 34 best new breweries in the U.S. Beer Advocate, a website and magazine that focuses on the brewing industry, named Mother Stewart’s Brewing Co. one of the top breweries in the U.S. that opened last year. The magazine picked Mother Stewart’s as one of the 34 best new breweries...
Clark State Theatre Arts to hold auditions for ‘The Clean House’

Clark State Theatre Arts to hold auditions for ‘The Clean House’

The Clark State Community College Theatre Arts Program will hold auditions in January for their spring production of The Clean House by Sarah Ruhl. The Clean House centers around Matilde, an aspiring comedian, who has come to “metaphysical Connecticut” via Brazil to clean the home of Lane and Charles, but instead secretly works on developing the perfect joke. “This show is unique...
Trump inauguration a time for celebration, local Republicans say

Trump inauguration a time for celebration, local Republicans say

Local residents going to the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump see it as a chance to watch history being made and to revel in the patriotism of America’s peaceful transition of presidential power. “It could be one of the biggest days in our history. I just want to be there and look back and say many years from now that I was there,” said Preble County Commissioner Rodney...

Seniors Calendar

UNITED SENIOR SERVICES 125 W. Main St. 937-323-4948 *Denotes event that requires payment or a reservation to attend. Call USS for information. Today USS closed for Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Special MLK Day Program: 2 p.m. at USS Tuesday Focus on Fitness: 9 a.m.* Samba Card Game: 9:30 a.m. Moving with Music: 10:30 a.m.* Pinochle: Noon Friendly Euchre Group: Noon USS Jammers: Noon Bid Euchre:...
Springfield City Schools: police investigating inappropriate content

Springfield City Schools: police investigating inappropriate content

Springfield Police are investigating after a student at Hayward Middle School claimed she saw inappropriate content of a friend online, according to Springfield City Schools. The school district isn’t sure what type of content was reported, Springfield City Schools Supervisor of Communications Scott Marshall said, if it was a video, photo or something else. But it’s believed the content...
Athlete of the Week Mechanicsburg High School

Athlete of the Week Mechanicsburg High School

Name: Mikayla Dodane School: Mechanicsburg High School Grade: 12 Age: 18 Sports: Cheerleading and Basketball Claim to fame/honors: Single game 3-point record, seasonal 3-point record Words you live by: “When in doubt, air it out.” Toughest opponent: Cedarville Biggest influence: Kevin Hart and Superman Game-day rituals: I dance with my team, and we have a dance battle. What’s on...
Student of the Week Mechanicsburg High School

Student of the Week Mechanicsburg High School

Name: Miranda Lauchard School: Mechanicsburg High School Grade: 12 Age: 17 Extra-curricular: Volleyball, Softball, National Honor Society, Student Council, Science Club, 4-H and FFA Claim to fame/honors: 7th overall individual at the American Royal Livestock Judging contest Words you live by: “Greatness is just outside your comfort zone.” Toughest challenge: Balancing all of my activities...
Holiday retail sales up, but some stores suffering

Holiday retail sales up, but some stores suffering

Retail sales hit about $658 billion for the holiday season, but several chain retailers still announced the closures of hundreds of unprofitable brick-and-mortar stores in January — including several stores locally. “These numbers show that the nation’s slow-but-steady economic recovery is picking up speed and that consumers feel good about the future,” said Matthew Shay, NRF...
Superintendent: Threat at Clark County middle school unfounded

Superintendent: Threat at Clark County middle school unfounded

UPDATE @ 4:05 p.m.: A bomb threat found in a boys’ bathroom has been determined to be unfounded and no Tecumseh Middle School students were ever in danger, Superintendent Norm Glismann said. "Tecumseh Middle School (TMS) Principal Brian Dixon was informed that a bomb threat was found on a wall in a boys' restroom," Glismann said in a statement. "At approximately 10:30 a.m., TMS...
Freezing rain causes accidents, closures in southern Plains

Freezing rain causes accidents, closures in southern Plains

A thick glaze of ice covered roads from Oklahoma to southern Illinois on Friday amid a winter storm that caused numerous wrecks, forced school cancellations, grounded flights and prompted dire warnings for people to stay home. Winter storms are typically associated with heavy snowfall, but the one hammering the southern Plains and Midwest dumped freezing rain, a condition even harder for road crews...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED WEDNESDAY INCLUDED: Ryan K. Owston, 33, of Tremont City, assault, guilty, 45 days jail, defendant to serve five days, balance stayed to Feb. 8. Joshua A. Slater, 20, of 6497 Garlough Road, assault, guilty, 30 days jail with 30 days suspended, fined $150. Dustin M. Fent, 32, of 819 W. Columbia St., theft, dismissed - prosecutor request. Kyle M. Harris, 26, of 2318 Cottingham Road, failure...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 16-CV-0818 - MidFirst Bank v. Jessica D. Huber, New Carlisle, et al., complaint in foreclosure for property located at 617 Spinning Road, New Carlisle, for $111,742. 16-CV-0839 - James B. Nutter & Company v. Donald B. Jones, 3701 Chickasaw Ave., et al., complaint in foreclosure for $153,783. 17-CV-0003 - Damon A. Jamason, Xenia, v. Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation...
Barbecue restaurant to partner with Springfield business

Barbecue restaurant to partner with Springfield business

Al’s Smokehouse, a Springfield barbecue restaurant, is teaming up with a downtown business to offer another food option and draw more foot traffic downtown. The restaurant, with locations in Dayton and on Yellow Springs Street in Springfield, will begin serving food at the Champion City Sports Bar, 42 N. Fountain Ave. in Springfield. It will also continue to operate its existing locations, said...