B.J. Bethel

Digital Specialist for Daytondailynews.com and WHIO.com. 

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Gibson guitar company, maker of the Les Paul, facing bankruptcy after 116 years in business
 Gibson guitar company, which has been a staple brand among various musical instruments since 1902, is facing bankruptcy. >> Read more trending news  According to the Nashville Post, Gibson’s chief financial officer, Bill Lawrence, left after six months on the job and just as $375 million in senior secured notes...

Posted: 2 days ago

Gibson guitar company, which has been a staple brand among various musical instruments since 1902, is facing bankruptcy. >> Read more trending news  According to the Nashville Post, Gibson’s chief financial officer, Bill Lawrence, left after six months on the job and just as $375 million in senior secured notes...
New Reds reliever fails physical; team picks up infielder
 Reliever Jeff Manship failed his physical and his contract with the Cincinnati Reds was voided Thursday, according to a release from the team. Manship was signed last week by the Reds. He played for Cleveland in 2016 where he had a 3.12 ERA while appearing in 53 games. He played for the Korea Baseball Organization in 2017. The team signed...

Posted: 3 days ago

Reliever Jeff Manship failed his physical and his contract with the Cincinnati Reds was voided Thursday, according to a release from the team. Manship was signed last week by the Reds. He played for Cleveland in 2016 where he had a 3.12 ERA while appearing in 53 games. He played for the Korea Baseball Organization in 2017. The team signed...
Gibson guitar company facing imminent bankruptcy
 Gibson guitar company, which has been a staple brand among various musical instruments since 1902, is facing bankruptcy. According to the Nashville Post, Gibson’s chief financial officer, Bill Lawrence, left after six months on the job and just as $375 million in senior secured notes mature and another $145 million in bank loans...

Posted: 3 days ago

Gibson guitar company, which has been a staple brand among various musical instruments since 1902, is facing bankruptcy. According to the Nashville Post, Gibson’s chief financial officer, Bill Lawrence, left after six months on the job and just as $375 million in senior secured notes mature and another $145 million in bank loans...
Star football recruit’s mom walks out after son picks Florida over Bama, Tennessee
 On one of the biggest days of his life, Jacob Copeland, one of the top wide receiver recruits in college football, picked Florida as his school of choice, angering his mother, who walked out of the signing ceremony live on television. Copeland, a Florida native, was dressed in red and announced the Gators were his team. His mom, wearing an...

Posted: 11 days ago

On one of the biggest days of his life, Jacob Copeland, one of the top wide receiver recruits in college football, picked Florida as his school of choice, angering his mother, who walked out of the signing ceremony live on television. Copeland, a Florida native, was dressed in red and announced the Gators were his team. His mom, wearing an...
WWE star blasts rental car company after he finds loaded gun in glove compartment
 Shelton Benjamin, the  star on World Wrestling Entertainment’s Smakdown Live program, is often marketed as the world’s greatest tag team wrestler, but thanks to Budget Rental Car he may now be the angriest. Benjamin tweeted a photo of a small Ruger semi-automatic pistol with a laser red-dot scope mounted to it, along with a clip...

Posted: 11 days ago

Shelton Benjamin, the star on World Wrestling Entertainment’s Smakdown Live program, is often marketed as the world’s greatest tag team wrestler, but thanks to Budget Rental Car he may now be the angriest. Benjamin tweeted a photo of a small Ruger semi-automatic pistol with a laser red-dot scope mounted to it, along with a clip...
Best of Hal: Top 25 Cincinnati Reds All-Stars
 In 2015, Hal McCoy was in his 40th year of being the team’s beat writer. To mark the return of the Major League All-Star game to Cincinnati that season, Hal listed his top 25 Reds All-Stars up until that season. With pitchers  and catchers reporting soon, here’s Hal’s list.  Position: Catcher  All-Star selections...

Posted: 18 days ago

In 2015, Hal McCoy was in his 40th year of being the team’s beat writer. To mark the return of the Major League All-Star game to Cincinnati that season, Hal listed his top 25 Reds All-Stars up until that season. With pitchers  and catchers reporting soon, here’s Hal’s list.  Position: Catcher  All-Star selections...
Halftime performer Red Panda’s unicycle stolen from San Fran airport
 The 7-foot unicycle used by Rong Niu, the acrobat who performs as Red Panda at halftime shows at basketball games, was stolen from San Francisco International Airport last week. Pat Figley of Farallon Entertainment, and is Niu’s agent, has offered a $2,000 award for the unicycle.  “She’s heartbroken, Figley...

Posted: 18 days ago

The 7-foot unicycle used by Rong Niu, the acrobat who performs as Red Panda at halftime shows at basketball games, was stolen from San Francisco International Airport last week. Pat Figley of Farallon Entertainment, and is Niu’s agent, has offered a $2,000 award for the unicycle.  “She’s heartbroken, Figley...
WWE champion wrestler Enzo Amore denies assault allegations following release from company
 Jan. 24 3:49 p.m.: Multiple news sources state Amore, real name Eric Arndt, was essentially fired by WWE for not telling the company police had responded to the alleged assault involving himself and a woman at a hotel in Phoenix in October.  Arndt released a statement Tuesday denying the allegations. -- Eric Arndt, who performed under...

Posted: 26 days ago

Jan. 24 3:49 p.m.: Multiple news sources state Amore, real name Eric Arndt, was essentially fired by WWE for not telling the company police had responded to the alleged assault involving himself and a woman at a hotel in Phoenix in October.  Arndt released a statement Tuesday denying the allegations. -- Eric Arndt, who performed under...
Tennessee Titans hire former Buckeye Mike Vrabel as coach
 Mike Vrabel, a former standout offensive lineman with the Ohio State Buckeyes and former Buckeyes assistant coach, was hired Saturday as head coach of the Tennessee Titans. Vrabel, who made the Ohio State All-Century team in 2000, and won three Super Bowls with the New England Patriots, retired from football and became a defensive assistant...

Posted: 29 days ago

Mike Vrabel, a former standout offensive lineman with the Ohio State Buckeyes and former Buckeyes assistant coach, was hired Saturday as head coach of the Tennessee Titans. Vrabel, who made the Ohio State All-Century team in 2000, and won three Super Bowls with the New England Patriots, retired from football and became a defensive assistant...
Local radio host Mark Neal leaving afternoon sports talk show

Posted: 30 days ago

Mark Neal has left WING-AM 1410 after hosting Dayton Sports Scene for 15 years.  Neal said he and wife have decided to take different career directions, which will take him away from the radio station he’s worked at for 18 years. “When you get married, it’s a team effort,” Neal said. “And you have to...