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Iconic Dayton church could be turned into student housing
 The pending sale of South Park United Methodist Church has some neighbors worried that the iconic structure could be redeveloped into student apartments or other “undesirable” high-density uses. A limited liability company has a sales option for the church property — located at Brown Street and Stonemill Road — and...

8:43 PM Monday, Oct. 10, 2016

The pending sale of South Park United Methodist Church has some neighbors worried that the iconic structure could be redeveloped into student apartments or other “undesirable” high-density uses. A limited liability company has a sales option for the church property — located at Brown Street and Stonemill Road — and...
Second Thoughts: Good to know that some things never change

10:02 PM Saturday, Oct. 08, 2016

Wonder what Notre Dame thinks about its decision to basically join the Atlantic Coast Conference in football. Instead of playing (and losing) Saturday in catfish conditions, the Irish could’ve scheduled a school like, say, Purdue. Like they did for years. Tough to feel sorry for ND. It’s never too early to talk about Ohio State-Michigan...
Second Thoughts: Good to know that some things never change

10:02 PM Saturday, Oct. 08, 2016

Wonder what Notre Dame thinks about its decision to basically join the Atlantic Coast Conference in football. Instead of playing (and losing) Saturday in catfish conditions, the Irish could’ve scheduled a school like, say, Purdue. Like they did for years. Tough to feel sorry for ND. It’s never too early to talk about Ohio State-Michigan...
Second Thoughts: Bengals’ Super Bowl window slamming shut

8:02 PM Saturday, Oct. 01, 2016

Has anyone snapped a photo of one of these stupid clowns? We all have devices that will take video, connect to social media, cook dinner, you name it. But not one clown photo. This whole thing is as ridiculous as the mere thought of Urban Meyer coaching at LSU. The Bengals beat a bad Miami team on Thursday night. Mike Nugent had to ice his...
Second Thoughts: Reds fans brace for the blue invasion
 The Buckeyes were off Saturday, which means there are a bunch of pristine yards in Ohio today. Now it’s time to prepare for a 10-week run that will be capped with the Big Ten championship game on Dec. 3. The honey-do lists are about to get moldy. There’s good news on the Reds front today. The regular season ends in one week (yeah!)...

3:27 PM Saturday, Sep. 24, 2016

The Buckeyes were off Saturday, which means there are a bunch of pristine yards in Ohio today. Now it’s time to prepare for a 10-week run that will be capped with the Big Ten championship game on Dec. 3. The honey-do lists are about to get moldy. There’s good news on the Reds front today. The regular season ends in one week (yeah!)...
Which Ohio colleges make national top 100 list?
 Case Western Reserve in Cleveland was the highest-ranked national university in Ohio in U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings, landing at No. 37 on the list. Two other Ohio schools cracked the top 100 — Ohio State at No. 54 and Miami University at No. 79. Miami ranked No. 2 in the country for “best undergraduate teaching...

3:11 PM Monday, Sep. 19, 2016

Case Western Reserve in Cleveland was the highest-ranked national university in Ohio in U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings, landing at No. 37 on the list. Two other Ohio schools cracked the top 100 — Ohio State at No. 54 and Miami University at No. 79. Miami ranked No. 2 in the country for “best undergraduate teaching...
Veterans centers help in transition from military to college
 Angela Hall spent more than six years in the Marine Corps before enrolling at Wright State University, and the change of scenery was unsettling. “I wanted to be normal, but the first couple weeks I started to get overwhelmed because as much as you want to try to be normal, you’re not a traditional student,” said Hall, 27...

4:00 AM Monday, Sep. 19, 2016

Angela Hall spent more than six years in the Marine Corps before enrolling at Wright State University, and the change of scenery was unsettling. “I wanted to be normal, but the first couple weeks I started to get overwhelmed because as much as you want to try to be normal, you’re not a traditional student,” said Hall, 27...
Second Thoughts: Dalton has shot to prove he’s a star against Steelers
 The girls were discussing football show music during College GameDay. Grace prefers the old version of “Comin’ to Your City.” Jill doesn’t mind the rap version, adding, “It’s better than that Sunday night girl with her butt hanging out.” Apparently she doesn’t approve of Carrie Underwood&rsquo...

7:40 PM Saturday, Sep. 17, 2016

The girls were discussing football show music during College GameDay. Grace prefers the old version of “Comin’ to Your City.” Jill doesn’t mind the rap version, adding, “It’s better than that Sunday night girl with her butt hanging out.” Apparently she doesn’t approve of Carrie Underwood&rsquo...
Miami, Ohio State get high marks in ‘top colleges’ rankings
 Miami University was lauded for excellence in undergraduate teaching while Ohio State was recognized as one of the best public universities in the nation in U.S. News & World Report’s annual “best colleges” rankings. Miami ranked No. 2 in the country for “best undergraduate teaching” in rankings released this...

9:51 PM Wednesday, Sep. 14, 2016

Miami University was lauded for excellence in undergraduate teaching while Ohio State was recognized as one of the best public universities in the nation in U.S. News & World Report’s annual “best colleges” rankings. Miami ranked No. 2 in the country for “best undergraduate teaching” in rankings released this...
New app helps WSU students stay on track
 Wright State University has launched a smart phone app called Guide, which is designed to help students stay on track and connect to campus resources. WSU is running a pilot project involving about 1,000 new students with a goal of introducing the app to all students next summer. The app can send push notifications to students to remind them...

4:00 AM Sunday, Sep. 11, 2016

Wright State University has launched a smart phone app called Guide, which is designed to help students stay on track and connect to campus resources. WSU is running a pilot project involving about 1,000 new students with a goal of introducing the app to all students next summer. The app can send push notifications to students to remind them...
Sinclair program designed to fill need in medical field
 Among the new courses offered this fall at Sinclair Community College is an electroneurodiagnostic program that was developed after local health-care organizations cited a need for technicians to study brain and nervous system scans. Premier Health and Kettering Health Network are expanding their neuroscience departments, said Melissa Struewing...

4:17 PM Friday, Sep. 09, 2016

Among the new courses offered this fall at Sinclair Community College is an electroneurodiagnostic program that was developed after local health-care organizations cited a need for technicians to study brain and nervous system scans. Premier Health and Kettering Health Network are expanding their neuroscience departments, said Melissa Struewing...
Central State reports big increase in first-year students
 Central State University reports that it has enrolled 634 first-time students this fall, a 22-percent increase over last year. That is CSU’s largest group in the past five years, according to a university news release. “Our recruitment efforts increased the university’s visibility and once they heard about our academic programs...

4:00 AM Monday, Sep. 05, 2016

Central State University reports that it has enrolled 634 first-time students this fall, a 22-percent increase over last year. That is CSU’s largest group in the past five years, according to a university news release. “Our recruitment efforts increased the university’s visibility and once they heard about our academic programs...
Parking at a premium at Wright State
 The start of a new school year at Wright State generally includes parking issues, but the university says the problem has been exacerbated by more students driving their cars to school. There are about 17,000 students attending classes on WSU’s main campus. An annual $150 parking pass grants access to nearly 11,000 parking spots. WSU...

10:32 PM Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016

The start of a new school year at Wright State generally includes parking issues, but the university says the problem has been exacerbated by more students driving their cars to school. There are about 17,000 students attending classes on WSU’s main campus. An annual $150 parking pass grants access to nearly 11,000 parking spots. WSU...
UD names new chair for board of trustees
 University of Dayton alumnus David Yeager has been named to chair the UD board of trustees, the university announced Tuesday. Yeager, who graduated from UD in 1975, chaired UD’s presidential search committee last year and played an integral role in hiring Eric Spina as the university’s 19th president. Spina began his new job July...

7:13 PM Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016

University of Dayton alumnus David Yeager has been named to chair the UD board of trustees, the university announced Tuesday. Yeager, who graduated from UD in 1975, chaired UD’s presidential search committee last year and played an integral role in hiring Eric Spina as the university’s 19th president. Spina began his new job July...
Second Thoughts: College football overload saves sports fans

7:19 PM Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016

High school football is back, which means lightning delays, great concessions and marching bands. I cannot recall the last season in which games were not delayed or pushed back a day due to inclement weather. Maybe next year it’ll be 70 and calm on opening night. Sure. And maybe officials will stop throwing phantom pass interference...
Second Thoughts: Murphy goes from seventh at state to Olympic podium

3:17 PM Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016

I-Team reporter Josh Sweigart dropped in on the awesome Darke County Fair on Friday. I jokingly told him to bring back an elephant ear. A couple hours later he delivered a glob of greasy deliciousness to my desk. Just what our newsroom needed: more sugar! Congrats to Tri-Village graduate Clayton Murphy on his bronze medal in the 800-meter...
Second Thoughts: Lilly King lets it rip in and out of the pool
 The kids are going back to school this week, which means no more brushing their teeth at midnight while I’m trying to sleep. Throw in the start of football, and this is a great time of year. Lilly King is one of my all-time favorite athletes. The teenage swimmer from Indiana won the gold medal in the 100-meter breaststroke in Rio, setting...

7:13 PM Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016

The kids are going back to school this week, which means no more brushing their teeth at midnight while I’m trying to sleep. Throw in the start of football, and this is a great time of year. Lilly King is one of my all-time favorite athletes. The teenage swimmer from Indiana won the gold medal in the 100-meter breaststroke in Rio, setting...
Second Thoughts: Not easy to find hosts (patsies) for future Olympics

7:28 PM Saturday, Aug. 06, 2016

I’m getting mentally prepared for Germanfest at Carillon Park. The awesome festival begins Friday. Great food, cold beer, cool German hats. It’s also fun to expand your vocabulary and use words such as “schnitzel” and “biergarten.” Cheers! The bar is at an all-time low for the Summer Olympics, which began...
Central State president honored
 Central State University President Cynthia Jackson-Hammond recently was named the 2016 Female President of the Year among the nation’s historically black colleges and universities. Jackson-Hammond said she is “grateful for the recognition and shares this award with the Central State team who is so very committed to advancing quality...

6:00 PM Friday, Aug. 05, 2016

Central State University President Cynthia Jackson-Hammond recently was named the 2016 Female President of the Year among the nation’s historically black colleges and universities. Jackson-Hammond said she is “grateful for the recognition and shares this award with the Central State team who is so very committed to advancing quality...
Second Thoughts: For Griffey, a deserving day in the public eye
 I’m thinking about taking the family to Louisville for a quick vacation before the homework excuses start flying. Never been there, but I hear good things. If you have any travel tips, please drop me a line. With a baseball and softball player in tow, we already have the Louisvlle Slugger Museum on the itinerary. Ken Griffey Jr. takes...

8:57 PM Saturday, Jul. 23, 2016

I’m thinking about taking the family to Louisville for a quick vacation before the homework excuses start flying. Never been there, but I hear good things. If you have any travel tips, please drop me a line. With a baseball and softball player in tow, we already have the Louisvlle Slugger Museum on the itinerary. Ken Griffey Jr. takes...
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