Deputy injured, suspect in custody after 2-hour standoff in Champaign Co.

One person is in custody and a deputy was injured after a police standoff that occurred in Champaign County Sunday evening. Officials were called to a residence near the 100 block of East Dallas Road for a complaint around 6 p.m. When deputies arrived, a man, unrelated to the complaint call, ran, prompting officials to chase after him.  A struggle with one of the deputies occurred after they...


Fire Mueller? Don’t do it, Ohio Republicans say

Fire Mueller? Don’t do it, Ohio Republicans say

Most Ohio lawmakers on Capitol Hill — including Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, and Rep. Mike Turner, R-Dayton — say it would be a mistake for President Donald Trump to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller, though taking action to block the president from doing so has more opposition among local Republicans. “We need to let Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation go forward,&rdquo...
Welfare reform caught up in passage of farm bill in Congress

Welfare reform caught up in passage of farm bill in Congress

Republicans’ next big push for welfare reform has come courtesy of a bill designed to pay for the nation’s farm programs. The federal farm bill, which expires Oct. 1, is aimed at providing federal support to farmers who may need it during tough times. But roughly 80 percent of the bill goes to federal food assistance, also known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP...
These 17 people were indicted in Clark County last week. Here’s what they’re accused of.

These 17 people were indicted in Clark County last week. Here’s what they’re accused of.

A man accused of saying he would ‘release a chlorine gas cloud from the City of Springfield Water Treatment Plant’ was one of seven people indicted in Clark County last week. Scott Moody, 48, faces a charge in Clark County Common Pleas Court of making a terroristic threat. Others indicted this week were: Scott Moody, 48, of Springfield: one count of making a terroristic threat...
Boil Advisory for the village of North Hampton

Boil Advisory for the village of North Hampton

A boil advisory is in effect for the village of North Hampton in Clark County, according to Jeff Clevenger, operator of record of the North Hampton Water Treatment Plant.  The tower pressure dropped under 20 psi, and residents need to boil water for three minutes. MORE LOCAL NEWS Residents should bring water to a roiling boil for at least three minutes before using it for drinking, cooking...
Trump administration reviewing proposal to drug test for food stamp benefits

Trump administration reviewing proposal to drug test for food stamp benefits

The Trump administration is reportedly considering new measures which could require some food stamp beneficiaries to undergo drug testing. According to an Associated Press article, those affected under the proposal being reviewed by the administration would be able-bodied individuals without dependents who are applying for certain specialized jobs. An official briefed on the plan believes five percent...
3 things you didn’t know about the history of Navistar, dating back to 1847

3 things you didn’t know about the history of Navistar, dating back to 1847

The greater Springfield region boasts several companies that have become ingrained in the community, and Navistar International Corporation is no exception. Employing more than 1,800 residents, the automotive company is one of Springfield’s largest employers. But do you know its origins? Here are three things you might not know about how the company got its start. Many may know Navistar&rsquo...
They want kids in this special neighborhood to stay educated in the summer, so here’s what they’re doing

They want kids in this special neighborhood to stay educated in the summer, so here’s what they’re doing

Between 25 and 30 percent of what kids learn in school is lost over the summer, according to an academic study. This learning loss is why Clark State is teaming up with the Springfield Promise Neighborhood to offer a free literacy camp for children this summer and a free college credit course for parents. The camp is open to students, grades Pre-K through 3, who live in the Springfield Promise Neighborhood...
Northeastern is asking voters for $79M for new school construction. Here’s what both sides think.

Northeastern is asking voters for $79M for new school construction. Here’s what both sides think.

Northeastern voters will go back to the polls May 8 to decide whether taxpayers are willing to support $119 million in new schools in the district. The district is asking voters to approve a 37-year, $79 million bond issue that would build two pre-k-through-12th-grade buildings in the district. One building would be constructed on the Kenton Ridge side of the district and the other would be built...
Skies clearing tonight, rain moves in Monday

Skies clearing tonight, rain moves in Monday

More clearing is expected overnight, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar said. It won’t be as cool tonight for most, temperatures dropping into the middle 40s. Rain moves in Monday More rain Tuesday/early Wednesday Another round of rain later Friday 5-Day Forecast5 Day Forecast with Meteorologist Brett Collar Monday: After a dry start in the lower 50s, rain is expected to move in...
Student of the Week Urbana High School

Student of the Week Urbana High School

Name: Cassidy James School: Urbana High School Grade: 12 Age: 18 Extra-curricular: Softball, soccer and basketball Claim to fame/honors: Art Words you live by: “Every little bit helps.” Toughest challenge: Getting through senior year Biggest influence: My mom School-day rituals: Get up, eat breakfast, learn, go to practice, then come home What’s on your bedroom walls: My paintings...
Athlete of the Week Urbana High School

Athlete of the Week Urbana High School

Name: Kaleb Bowdle School: Urbana High School Grade: 12 Age: 18 Sports: Baseball, football Claim to fame/honors: Two time 1st team all CBC, 2nd team all CBC, honorable mention all Miami Valley, 2nd team all Miami Valley, 1st team all Miami Valley, two time Team MVP Maxpreps Ohio Athlete of the Week Words you live by: “Live life like a 3-1 count.” Toughest opponent: Kenton Ridge Biggest...
Nostalgia can be seen — and smelled — in his new Springfield exhibit dedicated to baby boomers

Nostalgia can be seen — and smelled — in his new Springfield exhibit dedicated to baby boomers

They helped put the bang into the baby boomers. A new exhibition will have Springfield talking about their generation. “The Boomer List: Photographs by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders,” which opens this week at the Springfield Museum of Art’s McGregor Gallery, gathers portraits of 19 influential people, one each from 1946-64, each year of the boomer generation, in an interactive exhibit...
Amish buggy crashes like Friday’s fatal incident not uncommon in Ohio, data show

Amish buggy crashes like Friday’s fatal incident not uncommon in Ohio, data show

Friday night’s fatal crash in which a pickup truck hit a horse-drawn buggy shares similarities with other automobile-buggy accidents in the state, according to Ohio Department of Transportation data. An ODOT study of Amish buggy crashes in Oho involving a motor vehicle from 2007 to 2016 identified 1,412 crashes leading to 25 fatalities and 208 serious injuries. The most common scenario...
Police: Springfield man goes to apartment for tattoo, then points gun while stealing $150

Police: Springfield man goes to apartment for tattoo, then points gun while stealing $150

A Springfield man pleaded not guilty to aggravated robbery charges this week in Clark County Municipal Court. Michael Johnson is accused of robbing a woman on Delta Road late Monday evening. Johnson claims he was at the apartment with the woman and another man to get a tattoo. The woman then noticed $150 missing out of her wallet. When the man confronted Johnson about stealing from the woman, Johnson...
Casa del Sazón open for business despite fire 

Casa del Sazón open for business despite fire 

Tex-Mex restaurant Casa del Sazón notified its patrons via their Facebook page they have resumed normal operations after a fire was put on the premises Friday evening. The fire department was dispatched at approximately 8:30 p.m., after a cigarette was thrown on mulch outside the building.  Restaurant manager Armando Soto said no one was hurt, and the only damage caused was to the...
A plane crash at Camp Kern killed 2 people; family members want this change for safety

A plane crash at Camp Kern killed 2 people; family members want this change for safety

The family of the passenger killed in a 2016 plane crash in Warren County is seeking to have legislation passed that would ensure aerial markers are placed in areas where ziplines are located to improve the safety of those flying over the low hanging lines. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released its final report on the crash this week indicating that the plane crashed after it struck...
A unique new Springfield facility gets a grant to help it fight trash waste. Here’s what will happen.

A unique new Springfield facility gets a grant to help it fight trash waste. Here’s what will happen.

A unique compost facility meant to be odorleess that is set to be built outside the downtown Springfield area has received a state grant to aid in its construction. Officials from the Clark County Commissioner’s Office recently accepted a $250,000 grant from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency’s Market Development Program for the Central Springfield Compostery of Clark County, Ohio...
How a Wright-Patt office is working to arm fighter jets with lasers

How a Wright-Patt office is working to arm fighter jets with lasers

The Air Force has targeted arming an F-15 fighter jet with a laser by 2021, one of what could become a wider use of directed-energy weapons to protect aerial refueling tankers to military bases, a leading researcher says. Facing increased competition from Russia and China, the Air Force launched an office at Wright-Patterson to explore experimental technologies and bring them to the battlefield faster...
Stafford: I thought it was just a cute nickname, but it meant much more

Stafford: I thought it was just a cute nickname, but it meant much more

Meg has long worked at a deli I often visit. The other day, to add a little formality to her name, I called her Megalith, a name I thought added a slight ring of Celtic royalty. Although I don’t think she was offended, like many of my acquaintances, Meg has developed a keen sense of when to ignore me and focus on others around her. Still, a few days later, I was glad I’d said it. MORE...
Why this metal-and-sparks event continued to be one of the area’s most uncommon each year

Why this metal-and-sparks event continued to be one of the area’s most uncommon each year

Springfield Clark County Technology Center students had a wild time at the sixth annual welding rodeo Friday, and now anyone can stop by the school and bid on their art. Students took on the task of welding anything that had to do with transportation this year, welding instructor Brian Sheward said. The students compete against each other for a good cause, he said. “It’s a competition...
Quiet Sunday, rain returns next week

Quiet Sunday, rain returns next week

Partly cloudy skies are expected overnight as temperatures drop to near 40 degrees, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar said. Because of the few clouds sticking around, it may be difficult to see the Lyrid Meteor Shower overnight and early Sunday, but with a few breaks you may be able to see some. Clouds may keep us from seeing Lyrid Meteor Shower tonight A quiet day Sunday  Chance for...
These local students wanted to share an important lesson on bullying. They won an award for the result.

These local students wanted to share an important lesson on bullying. They won an award for the result.

Local high school students took home a prestigious award for an anti-bullying video they created. Students at Northwestern Local Schools created the video to show students the impact bullying can have on victims. They earned a Student Production Award by the Emmy committee for their effort. “Winning this award was the turning point for me to want to do this in college and professionally,&rdquo...
Suspect in 2 Speedway robberies dies in Clark County Jail

Suspect in 2 Speedway robberies dies in Clark County Jail

A suspect in two Speedway robberies was identified Saturday as the inmate found deceased in his jail cell Friday evening, Clark County Sheriff Deb Burchett said. Brian S. Trainer, 41, of Urbana Twp. in Champaign County, died Saturday evening of an apparent suicide by hanging at the Clark County Jail, officials confirm. “He was the inmate that robbed two Speedway stations, one in the county and...
SUV hits buggy: Woman killed, husband, 2 infants critical; driver jailed in Shelby Co.

SUV hits buggy: Woman killed, husband, 2 infants critical; driver jailed in Shelby Co.

A Sidney man is facing aggravated vehicular homicide charges in connection to a fatal crash involving an SUV and horse-drawn buggy. Steven Eugene Hunter, 42, was booked into the Shelby County Jail early Saturday morning. He is being held without bond. A 23-year-old woman was killed, and her husband and two infant children all remain in critical condition at hospitals in Dayton. The Amish family who...
Feds: Indiana man uses 37 fake $20 bills at Dayton Dragons game

Feds: Indiana man uses 37 fake $20 bills at Dayton Dragons game

Kenneth J. Stopkotte may have bought himself some peanuts and Cracker Jack during Wednesday’s Dayton Dragons game but a federal agent alleged he used fake $20 bills to do it. Stopkotte, 52, an Indiana man on federal probation for stealing $180,000 of donations to Tennessee churches, recently got out of prison after serving more than three years. A new criminal complaint was filed in Dayton&rsquo...
Some left class. Some handed out T-shirts. Here’s how area students recognized a national walkout today.

Some left class. Some handed out T-shirts. Here’s how area students recognized a national walkout today.

Students across Clark and Champaign counties chose different ways to honor the victims of the Columbine and Parkland school shootings on Friday. Thousands of students across the country were set to walk out of class on Friday, the 19th anniversary of the shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado. This was the second time a national walkout took place, after the first on March 14. MORE: School...
WATCH: This Springfield facility bringing jobs to a historic site got a unique delivery this week

WATCH: This Springfield facility bringing jobs to a historic site got a unique delivery this week

Staff at the City of Springfield posted video this week depicting a 178-foot crane trying to maneuver its way to Topre’s construction site at the Champion City Business Park. Topre America Corp. first announced plans to build a manufacturing site in Springfield in December 2016, when the Japanese auto parts firm announced plans to invest $10 million in a new 20,000-square-foot stamping facility...
Pike County murders: 8 deaths, 2 years, no answers

Pike County murders: 8 deaths, 2 years, no answers

Two years after the eight-person massacre in Pike County, investigators are providing fewer details than ever before in the case, marking the second anniversary without the lengthy, emotional press conference and plea for tips that highlighted the first. The unsolved murders took place April 22, 2016. This week the three sites where members of the Rhoden and Gilley families were killed appeared unchanged...
Pharmacists joining forces to fight opioid epidemic

Pharmacists joining forces to fight opioid epidemic

Pharmacists are the latest group banding together in Ohio to fight the opioid epidemic. The Ohio Pharmacists Association announced at its annual conference in Columbus, Friday, the creation of a task force to promote safe medication practices that prevent powerful narcotics from getting into the wrong hands and spurring addiction. Related; Ohio gets $26M federal grant to target opioid crisis The OPA...
3 things to know: Urbana 7-year-old comes to school high on cocaine

3 things to know: Urbana 7-year-old comes to school high on cocaine

An Urbana elementary student was high on cocaine when he came to school on Monday, police and school officials said. Here are three things to know about the incident. The school said the 7-year-old student was drowsy, groggy and was acting strange during lunch. Precautions were taken to remove students and quarantine the student’s classroom until emergency crews could arrive. Once they arrived...
Police recognize Springfield Speedway robbery suspect on surveillance video, later arrest two people

Police recognize Springfield Speedway robbery suspect on surveillance video, later arrest two people

A man and a woman are charged in connection with a robbery at the Speedway on East Main Street in Springfield, one of two Speedway robberies in Clark County on Thursday night. Brian Trainer, 41, of Springfield, is charged in Clark County Municipal Court with aggravated robbery. He is accused of using a gun to rob the store at around 12:30 a.m. Thursday night. Brooke Clipner, 28, of Springfield, is...
Veterinarian ID’d in death investigation at business near Yellow Springs

Veterinarian ID’d in death investigation at business near Yellow Springs

The death of Veterinarian Dr. Charles Scott Hosket has impacted the Greene County community he served for several years. The Greene County Coroner’s Office released a statement today identifying Hosket as the victim of what the sheriff’s office is calling a self-inflicted gunshot wound. His body was found Thursday in his office at Hosket Veterinary Service, 4450 U.S. 68 North, near Yellow...
Local coffee shop holding fundraiser to help firefighter with medical bills

Local coffee shop holding fundraiser to help firefighter with medical bills

A local business is working to raise funds this week for a member of the Springfield fire department to assist in medical bills. Visitors to Winans Chocolates & Coffees, 32 N Fountain Ave., late this week could see a sign by the tip jar that read, “All employee tips received between April 19 and 22 will be donated to benefit City of Springfield Firefighter/Paramedic battling his third brain...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED WEDNESDAY INCLUDED: James R. Brautigam, 38, of Woodstock, OVI, guilty, 33 days jail with 30 days suspended, three days credit for time served for driver’s intervention program, 12 months driver’s license suspension, fined $375. Antwann J. Henry, 33, of 1115 Clifton Ave., OVI, guilty, 33 days jail with 30 days suspended, three days credit for time served for driver’s...
Springfield man enters plea in shooting death of pregnant girlfriend

Springfield man enters plea in shooting death of pregnant girlfriend

A Springfield man pleaded not guilty in Clark County Common Pleas Court on Friday to murder and felonious assault charges related to the shooting death of his pregnant girlfriend. Travis Hypes is accused of shooting Lindsey Marsh, who was 30 weeks pregnant with the couple’s child, on April 5 at a home on McCreight Ave. RELATED: Springfield man indicted on murder, accused of killing pregnant...
Ohio gets $26M federal grant to target opioid crisis

Ohio gets $26M federal grant to target opioid crisis

Ohio received $26 million in federal funding to assist with the state’s opioid crisis response. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced the second round of opioid state targeted response grants were released this week. The federal government awarded $485 million that was divided among the states and territories for efforts to prevent misuse of opioids in the first place, to expand...
These 5 big school projects upgraded facilities recently in the area

These 5 big school projects upgraded facilities recently in the area

Voters in the Northeastern School District will face a choice about the future of three schools in their district when they head to the polls in May. Residents in the district will vote on a $79 million bond issue aimed at helping to finance new school buildings in the area. Officials are hopeful the new issue will pass after the previous levy failed last fall but announced they have approved a contingency...
Third Wright State provost candidate comes from Appalachian State

Third Wright State provost candidate comes from Appalachian State

The next candidate for the Wright State University provost job will visit campus next week. Susan Edwards has served as vice provost at Appalachian State University since 2015. She will be on campus Monday and Tuesday and will participate in two open forums while there. RELATED: Wright State was warned that more cuts were needed a year ago Edwards first started at Appalachian State in 2007 and held...
Central State to build new $24-million student apartments

Central State to build new $24-million student apartments

A private company will build and own a new residence hall for Central State University, the college announced today. Ohio-based University Housing Solutions will build the new $24-million apartment-style hall for CSU. The company will then lease the facility back to Central State to use, according to the school. The apartment-style residence hall will open in August 2019 and the school will not pay...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 18-DP-0314 - Kelly Miller, 2204 Columbus Ave., v. Eric Miller, 535 Chestnut, petition for civil stalking protection order. 18-DS-0315 - Diane Clouse, Cincinnati, and Rick Clouse, Waynesville, petition for dissolution of marriage. 18-DS-0316 - Denise Easthon, Springboro, and Ronald Easthon, Dayton, petition for dissolution of marriage. 18-DS-0319 - Silvano Carcamo, San...
What is a ‘welding rodeo’? Here’s the unique way area students are reusing scrap metal

What is a ‘welding rodeo’? Here’s the unique way area students are reusing scrap metal

Students from the Springfield-Clark Career Technology Center are gearing up for a unique fundraiser that will take their technical know-how to the next level. The SCCTC will host its sixth annual Welding Rodeo at the school today from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m and Saturday from 12 to 2 p.m. Juniors and seniors from the center will compete against each other to weld together unique structures from scrap metal...
Can I still use my gift card at Elder-Beerman? 5 questions answered for customers

Can I still use my gift card at Elder-Beerman? 5 questions answered for customers

Elder-Beerman’s parent company announced the going-out-of-business sale begins today for its 212 stores and e-commerce website. Bon-Ton Stores Inc. is closing all stores after only liquidators submitted bids for the retailer at a bankruptcy auction earlier this week. Bon-Ton’s liquidation sales are expected to run for about 10 to 12 weeks. Bon-Ton currently has 250 stores, 38 of which...
South Carolina’s newest commitment; local 4-star DT checks out Gamecocks

South Carolina’s newest commitment; local 4-star DT checks out Gamecocks

Welcome to SEC Country’s Chicken & Waffles, your daily dish for all things South Carolina Gamecocks football, basketball and more. Miss a previous edition? Find every edition of SEC Country’s South Carolina Gamecocks Chicken & Waffles right here. Class of 2020 prospect Tyshawn Wannamaker committed to the South Carolina...
Festival season officially kicks off this weekend with SWEET treats

Festival season officially kicks off this weekend with SWEET treats

Get ready for it! Festival season is officially upon us. This year’s Sugar Maple Festival marks the 40th anniversary. Here are a few things to know before you go: FOOD & STUFFGrub vendors and 75 craft peddlers will line Franklin Street. Everything from candles to fabric crafts to window art will be up for grabs. >> GUIDE: Food truck events in and around Dayton this season Warped Wing...
Walmart shooting: Man killed in front of bystanders, including kids, outside Arkansas store

Walmart shooting: Man killed in front of bystanders, including kids, outside Arkansas store

A man reportedly was shot and killed Sunday night outside an Arkansas Walmart as bystanders, including kids, looked on. According to KAIT, police said the slaying began as a domestic dispute at the front of the store in Trumann about 9:15 p.m. CDT. Police arrived and negotiated with an armed man who walked out of the store with a woman. The man then shot and killed a second man who "tried to...
Police use anti-KKK law to arrest people protesting neo-Nazis

Police use anti-KKK law to arrest people protesting neo-Nazis

Faced with hundreds of demonstrators rallying against a crowd of neo-Nazis in Newnan, Georgia, authorities turned to a little-known Georgia law adopted in 1951 to combat the Ku Klux Klan. The law, which makes it illegal to wear a mask at most public events, was cited in several of the arrests of counterdemonstrators who joined a protest Saturday against white supremacists. And the irony...
Missing brothers found: Pittsburgh police locate 2 boys who disappeared Friday

Missing brothers found: Pittsburgh police locate 2 boys who disappeared Friday

UPDATE, 10 a.m. April 22: The two brothers who went missing Friday have been found, police said.  Police said Amier Windsor, 12, and Robert Windsor Jr., 11, have been located. Pittsburgh police thanked all involved for their assistance in finding the boys.  ORIGINAL STORY: Pittsburgh police are seeking assistance in finding two brothers.  Police said Amier Windsor, 12...
Where is Travis Reinking? Search continues for Waffle House shooting suspect

Where is Travis Reinking? Search continues for Waffle House shooting suspect

A massive hunt to capture the man wanted in connection with the shooting deaths of four people at a Waffle House in Antioch, Tennessee, outside Nashville, continues. Travis Reinking, 29, is now on the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's Top 10 Most Wanted List, and law enforcement said he is armed, dangerous and hiding, WHBQ's Greg Coy reports.  Police said Reinking returned to...
5 things that need to happen for Oklahoma to win Big 12 in 2018

5 things that need to happen for Oklahoma to win Big 12 in 2018

Oklahoma won its third-consecutive Big 12 championship in 2017, but can it win its fourth next season? The Sooners face a difficult challenge heading into their first season without Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield since 2014. Oklahoma also must replace elite pass-rusher Ogbonnia Okoronkwo and a few veteran defensive backs. Lincoln Riley proved he can deliver in big games as a rookie...
2-year-old pelted 9 times with paintball, mother says

2-year-old pelted 9 times with paintball, mother says

A mother said her 2-year-old was pelted nine times with paintballs while they were outside their west Charlotte home. The 2-year-old had marks all over her body after someone shot paint at her. Paintball wars have been gaining national traction since the beginning of the year. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said it has received more than 150 calls since the beginning of the year involving...
Loyal dog stays with lost 3-year-old overnight, police say

Loyal dog stays with lost 3-year-old overnight, police say

A family’s loyal dog stayed with a lost 3-year-old girl until search crews found them Saturday, according to police. Max, a 17-year-old blue heeler that is deaf and partially blind, walked off with the girl Friday afternoon. He stayed with her through the cold, rainy night until they were located about 15 hours later, more than a mile from home, on a remote part of the family’s property...
Really? Florida legend Emmitt Smith reps Georgia as son visits Bulldogs

Really? Florida legend Emmitt Smith reps Georgia as son visits Bulldogs

This one is going to sting a little bit, Gators fans. There’s no other way around it. Georgia’s annual spring game was a big day for recruiting, but one particular recruit — and his legendary father, Emmitt Smith — stole the show. The post Really? Florida legend Emmitt Smith reps Georgia as son visits Bulldogs appeared first on Diehards...
California couple tortured, burned Vietnam veteran as children watched, police say

California couple tortured, burned Vietnam veteran as children watched, police say

A couple tortured a Vietnam War veteran in order to gain access to his financial and personal information and then took their children with them when they burned his body in a rural field, police said.  Kenneth Coyle, 70, a Vietnam War veteran and contractor at Naval Air Station Lemoore, became friends with Stacie Mendoza, a restaurant server who befriended him and later killed him with her husband...
Ohio State men’s lacrosse beats No. 1 Maryland, improves to 7-6 overall

Ohio State men’s lacrosse beats No. 1 Maryland, improves to 7-6 overall

The 2017 national championship didn’t go Ohio State’s way. Maryland defeated Ohio State 9-6 to prove that the Terrapins were the best team in the country. Revenge, however, is sweet. On Sunday, Maryland entered the regular season game against Ohio State with a No. 1 ranking next to its name. The Buckeyes haven’t had the success they had a year ago to this point, entering...
Two dogs die in ‘total loss’ barn fire in Clark County

Two dogs die in ‘total loss’ barn fire in Clark County

Two dogs died after a large barn fire occurred in the 2200 block of E. County Line Road Sunday evening, according to officials. Crews were dispatched to the scene around 8:15 p.m. with reports that black smoke was showing and animals were inside, per initial reports. The fire’s start remains under investigation and although damage estimates could not be confirmed at this time, the barn is a ...
Baylor notches first sweep of TCU since 2000

Baylor notches first sweep of TCU since 2000

The Baylor Bears beat history on Sunday when they swept the TCU Horned Frogs. The sweep was 18 years in the making. Baylor hadn’t swept the Horned Frogs since 2000, according to BaylorBears.com. Baylor had to come back to complete the sweep. A big sixth inning and stellar pitching led the Bears to the third victory in the series. Baylor crushed TCU in the first two games...
Keegan-Michael Key gives motivational speech during Penn State’s 2018 spring game

Keegan-Michael Key gives motivational speech during Penn State’s 2018 spring game

On Saturday, Penn State’s annual spring game took place and the Blue team defeated the White team, 21-10. But, midway through the contest — during halftime — comedian and Nittany Lions fan Keegan-Michael Key gave a speech to both teams. If this doesn’t get you motivated, nothing will. If you needed a lift, there you go. Whether you’re a Penn State fan or...
Florida legend Emmitt Smith reps Georgia on G-Day as son visits Bulldogs

Florida legend Emmitt Smith reps Georgia on G-Day as son visits Bulldogs

This one is going to sting a little bit, Gator fans. There’s no other way around it. Georgia’s annual spring game was a big day for recruiting, but one particular recruit — and his legendary father, Emmitt Smith — stole the show. Smith, a Florida Gators legend, was seen repping Georgia gear in Athens over the weekend as his son, 2020 running back EJ ...
No. 3 UCLA softball finishes off sweep of No. 1 Washington

No. 3 UCLA softball finishes off sweep of No. 1 Washington

The race for the Pac-12 softball crown, and perhaps the nation’s top ranking, took a significant step on Sunday as the No. 3 UCLA Bruins finished off a series sweep of No. 1 Washington with a 1-0 victory. UCLA’s lone run came on a single from Bubba Nickles. UCLA won Game 1 3-0 and Game 2 in walk-off fashion 3-2. The sweep for the Bruins is their second straight over a ranked...
Florida man asking for help to get back his stolen firefighter training gear

Florida man asking for help to get back his stolen firefighter training gear

A Jacksonville man said all of his firefighter training gear was inside his car when it was stolen for the second time in just a few months. Anel Muratovic wants to join the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department. He is just a few months away from finishing a firefighter training program at First Coast Technical College in St. Augustine. “So close, so close. I finished my EMT last year. That...
Top-ranked player in New Jersey includes Penn State in top 3

Top-ranked player in New Jersey includes Penn State in top 3

Penn State, Alabama and Georgia. All three can certainly be considered as national powers in the world of college football. And, for recruiting, each of those schools take a back seat to nobody. On Sunday, the top-rated player in the state of New Jersey for the Class of 2019 — Antonio Alfano — announced his top three schools. Alfano, according to 247Sports...
4 Washington State pitchers combine to no-hit Santa Clara

4 Washington State pitchers combine to no-hit Santa Clara

Sundays are becoming no-hit days for Washington State’s pitching staff. For the second time in three weeks the Cougars have held their opponent without a hit on the final day of a series, this time blanking Santa Clara 5-0 in a nonconference game in Pullman. Junior right-hander Parker McFadden went the first 5 innings, walking 2 and striking out 4 with a hit batter to...
Auburn running backs coach Tim Horton outlines Class of 2019 plan at RB

Auburn running backs coach Tim Horton outlines Class of 2019 plan at RB

Welcome to SEC Country’s daily Auburn Tigers  football recruiting notebook with Auburn recruiting beat writer Benjamin Wolk. It’s Sunday, and SEC Country caught up with running backs coach Tim Horton to outline the running back recruiting plan. Also, a pair of Auburn commits were at other schools over the weekend. And, let’s ...
Ohio State recruiting: 5-star T Devontae Dobbs provides latest on Buckeyes

Ohio State recruiting: 5-star T Devontae Dobbs provides latest on Buckeyes

Recruiting never stops, and if you take a day off, you fall behind. Join us every night for a daily recap of Ohio State recruiting news, insight on what’s happening behind the scenes and a glimpse at what’s coming next. BELLEVILLE, Mich. — Five-star tackle Devontae Dobbs stands high among any list of the best prospects in the nation. The country’s No. 1...
One of best defensive back recruits in country enjoys visit to Arkansas

One of best defensive back recruits in country enjoys visit to Arkansas

Welcome to SEC Country’s  daily Arkansas Razorbacks recruiting notebook . In this edition, we discuss a group of weekend visitors and a former recruiting staff member heading elsewhere in the SEC. Arkansas had a handful of recruits visit campus this weekend. None of them was more impressive than 2020 defensive back R.J. ...
South Carolina recruiting: Local DT Alex Huntley checks out Gamecocks

South Carolina recruiting: Local DT Alex Huntley checks out Gamecocks

Whenever Will Muschamp lands a commitment, the South Carolina coach drops a #SpursUp on Twitter. Come to SEC Country for the latest news, notes and observations in South Carolina recruiting.  For previous editions of SpursUp Surveillance, check out the link. On Saturday, 4-star defensive tackle Alex Huntley returned...
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