You have reached your limit of free articles this month.

Enjoy unlimited access to

Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks.


  • ePAPER

You have read of premium articles.

Get unlimited access to all of our breaking news, in-depth coverage and interactive features. Starting at just 99c for 8 weeks.


Welcome to

Your source for Clark and Champaign counties’ hometown news. All readers have free access to a limited number of stories every month.

If you are a News-Sun subscriber, please take a moment to login for unlimited access.

breaking news

New program seeks to reach Clark County overdose patients, save lives

Second Thoughts: Everywhere you look, there’s Johnny Manziel

There will be no suspense about who will headline the Super Bowl XLVIII halftime show. It’s gotta be Miley Cyrus. The NFL won’t be able to resist hiring the awkward Miss Twerk, who would guarantee record ratings. But because the game will be played in frigid New Jersey, she’ll have to keep her tongue in her mouth or risk reenacting a scene from “A Christmas Story.”

Best sign in the College Gameday crowd Saturday morning: “I bought this sign from Manziel.” It included a fake “Johnny Football” signature. Johnny Manziel is everywhere, even when he’s not playing. Manziel served his severe 30-minute suspension in Texas A&M’s opener against Rice, then showed that he’s still a spectacular player. I tried to keep track of Manziel sideline shots, but I can’t count past 1,000.

Manziel also showed his true colors by drawing a late taunting penalty. And did he really rub his fingers together in a “show me the money” signal after his first touchdown pass? No way he wins another Heisman Trophy. The voters won’t give it to this spoiled brat even if he scores 70 TDs.

Urban Meyer has to be the happiest football coach in America. Ohio State’s steamy opener was never in doubt, but the Buckeyes gave their coaches plenty to pick apart in a 40-20 win over Buffalo. Turnovers kept OSU from covering the 34-point spread, and coaches love to harp about turnovers. Up next is San Diego State, which beat Boise State on the blue turf last year.

The best football game of the weekend might have been North Dakota State’s 24-21 upset of Kansas State. The Bison, two-time defending champions of what was formerly Division I-AA and now goes by one of those annoying FBCCBS acronyms, calmly drove 80 yards on 18 plays and scored the winning touchdown with 28 seconds to play.

It’s amazing how every conference in college football is “much improved” every single year, according to the coaches. Yet, every coach is concerned about his own team. But at the same time they’re “excited” to get the season started. If you took these guys at their word (don’t do that), the Big Ten would be tougher than the AFC North.

I hope Troy is still standing after the Mumford & Sons invasion. Cool event, although I’d be more interested in a Sanford & Son marathon. And I’m really looking forward to the season premiere of the Sons of Anarchy. Not a lot of folk music in that show.

Reader Comments ...

Next Up in Sports

New York bowler rolls perfect game in 86.9 seconds
New York bowler rolls perfect game in 86.9 seconds

CORTLAND, N.Y. — Bowling a perfect game is difficult, but rolling a 300 game in less than 90 seconds is mind-boggling. >> Read more trending news Ben Ketola of Preble, New York, rolled 12 consecutive strikes at 281 Bowl in Cortland on April 5, racing from lane to lane and finishing in 86.9 seconds, reported. The 23-year-old...
1876 documents that launched MLB headed for auction
1876 documents that launched MLB headed for auction

It could be called the Ten Commandments of Major League Baseball, even though it’s 74 pages long. Or perhaps, since it has just been discovered, it could be baseball’s version of the Dead Sea Scrolls. >> Read more trending news Regardless, the 1876 “Founding Documents and Original Constitution of Major League Baseball&rdquo...
Jalin Marshall on camp for kids in Middletown: ‘It warms my heart up”
Jalin Marshall on camp for kids in Middletown: ‘It warms my heart up”

Since joining the New York Jets last year, former Middletown star Jalin Marshall has read more letters than he anticipated. That’s because his former coach Troy Everhart prefers to write instead of calling or texting. “I guess he’s getting too old for cell phones, but I won’t tell him that,” Marshall said. Marshall will...
South Bend scores five in the eighth to top Dragons
South Bend scores five in the eighth to top Dragons

South Bend scored five runs in the eighth inning Sunday to rally for a 9-8 win over the Dayton Dragons. The Dragons bullpen — four different pitchers — surrendered seven runs on seven hits and three walks in two innings. Ryan Hendrix (1-1) took the loss. Dayton starter Scott Moss allowed two runs (one earned) on four hits and 11 strikeouts...
Reds call up former Dayton Dragons pitcher; Mesoraco dings knee
Reds call up former Dayton Dragons pitcher; Mesoraco dings knee

The Reds optioned right-handed pitcher Lisalverto Bonilla to Triple-A Louisville before Sunday’s game. They recalled right-hander Ariel Hernandez from Double-A Pensacola, adding a fresh arm to a bullpen that was forced to cover seven innings on Saturday after left-hander Cody Reed lasted just two in his first start of the season. Bonilla threw...
More Stories