5 famous people you might not have known came from Springfield

When people ask about famous faces who were born and raised in Springfield, most people will say Grammy-winning singer and songwriter John Legend easily comes to mind. But there are plenty more notable names who have called the Champion City home. Here’s a look at five you may not have known: This small screen star was born in Springfield in 1970. One of the youngest among five siblings &mdash...


Freestanding ERs on the rise in region

Freestanding ERs on the rise in region

The freestanding emergency center under construction at Austin Boulevard just off Interstate 75 is the latest in a surge of new satellite ERs built in recent years. While freestanding emergency departments have been growing around the U.S., Ohio had the second highest number of freestanding ERs in the U.S. as of 2015. The region is about to gain three more emergency departments that are under construction...
Sunday highlights from the 2018 Vectren Dayton Air Show

Sunday highlights from the 2018 Vectren Dayton Air Show

The U.S. Navy Blue Angels are now on the ground, marking an end to the flying acts.  The U.S. Navy Blue Angels are now performing. WATCH LIVE HERE. The U.S. Navy Blue Angels are preparing to take flight. They are the last performance scheduled for today’s Dayton Air Show.  Tora Tora Tora, the dramatic recreation of the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor, is now taking...
Missing adult alert for Hamilton Co. man canceled

Missing adult alert for Hamilton Co. man canceled

The missing adult alert issued for James Marques was canceled.  A statewide missing adult alert has been issued by Colerain Township police for a 79-year-old man. Police say James Marques was last seen leaving his residence for a trip to the store in a light blue 2007 Ford Focus, Ohio plate DXZ4199. Marques was last seen wearing a white T-shirt, jeans and a blue windbreaker jacket. Marques is...
Stafford: These modest historic items have a new home at a rare Springfield Underground Railroad site

Stafford: These modest historic items have a new home at a rare Springfield Underground Railroad site

A relationship that traces back at least to May 12, 1863, when 41-year-old Addison White and 25-year-old Charles Gammon began service with the storied 54th Massachusetts Regiment, was renewed a week ago Saturday when White’s descendants handed over two items connected with him for permanent display in Gammon’s one-time Springfield home. The occasion was marked by a ceremony that was part...
Urbana University’s new sports complex part of multi-million dollar investment

Urbana University’s new sports complex part of multi-million dollar investment

Urbana University hopes to finish a new athletic facility by the end of July, just in time for students to celebrate the grand opening when they come back to campus in August. Christopher Washington, who serves as the executive vice president at Urbana University, said the 10,000 square-foot building is one of the cornerstone projects being built as the university tries to revamp itself. “We...
Heat returns this week

Heat returns this week

It’ll be a touch warmer as most of us get in the lower 80s. Partly cloudy skies are expected and while most will stay dry, a stray shower or storm cannot be ruled out, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar.  Rain to our south Monday More rain returns later Tuesday - Wednesday Heat returns for the 2nd half of the week Tonight: Decreasing clouds are expected overnight. Temperatures...
Athlete of the Week Southeastern High School

Athlete of the Week Southeastern High School

Name: Leslie Flores School: Southeastern High School Grade: 12 Age: 17 Sports: Volleyball, Basketball Claim to fame/honors: Eight Varsity Letters, 2016 OHC Volleyball Player of the Year, Volleyball Basketball Softball All County Team, Volleyball 2x 1st Team OHC, Volleyball 2x District IV Award, Volleyball Basketball MVP Award, Basketball 2nd Team OHC, Softball 1st Team OHC, Softball Coaches Award...
Student of the Week Southeastern High School

Student of the Week Southeastern High School

Name: Dan Myers School: Southeastern High School Grade: 12 Age: 17 Extra-curricular: XC, Track, Quick Recall, Soccer, SOS Claim to fame/honors: NHS, Strive for Excellence medals, Scholar Athlete Words you live by: “It may be hard, but it’s always worth it in the end.” Toughest challenge: Finding time to hang out with loved ones Biggest influence: Parents School-day rituals: Talking...
St. Paris Public Library opens new location in Champaign County

St. Paris Public Library opens new location in Champaign County

The St. Paris Public Library has recently opened an outreach location in Christiansburg. Its opening day comes after nearly two years of efforts to get a Christiansburg location, according to Director of St. Paris Public Libraries Nicole Rush. TRENDING ONLINE: ‘He’s been a courageous leader…’, Springfield mayor says of departing Navistar UAW president “It felt like Christiansburg...
Dream job alert: Ohio’s first Legoland Discovery Center hiring 40 people

Dream job alert: Ohio’s first Legoland Discovery Center hiring 40 people

Ohio’s first Legoland Discovery Center is looking for 40 full-time and part-time employees in a July hiring push. Open interviews at the indoor playground’s job fair will be July 13 to 15. The company is looking for experience in food and beverage, retail, admissions and custodial roles, according to a release. Legoland will open Sept. 21 at the Easton Town Center in Columbus. »...
7 recent business moves at Upper Valley Mall in Springfield

7 recent business moves at Upper Valley Mall in Springfield

The Clark County Land Bank announced in May its purchase of the 40-acre Upper Valley Mall property in Springfield in an effort to ignite redevelopment. What has been happening at the mall? Here are seven recent business moves: The five-screen movie theater at the mall’s entrance closed in 2017 after being a tenant for nearly five decades. The movie theater had served customers since the mall...
This restaurant brings Texas barbecue to Springfield with a ‘cowboy’ at the helm

This restaurant brings Texas barbecue to Springfield with a ‘cowboy’ at the helm

From Texas to Springfield, this local eatery brings Southwestern flavor and flair to your Ohio taste buds. Restaurant: Riddle’s Ribs/Texas Cowboy Barbeque Location: 502 S. Wittenberg Ave., in Springfield E-mail: riddleribs@yahoo.com Telephone: (937) 325-0172 Historian James Truslow Adams coined the phrase “The American Dream.” In 1931, he wrote its definition as, “…that...
Amber Alert canceled after 2 Urbana boys found safe; suspect still sought

Amber Alert canceled after 2 Urbana boys found safe; suspect still sought

An Amber Alert has been canceled after two Urbana boys were found safe. The suspect and vehicle still have not been found. An Amber Alert is active for two boys reported abducted from Urbana. They were reported missing at 7 a.m. from Maplewood Circle after their grandparents awoke to find them gone, according to a release from the Ohio Attorney General’s Office. The first boy is Justin Wallace...
Springfield Then & Now: Willenborg family tailors

Springfield Then & Now: Willenborg family tailors

Herman Willenborg came to Springfield from Germany around 1850 and started a tailoring business, first on Fountain Avenue, then on Main, before moving to 22 W. High St. next to the Winters Company, a longtime printing business, both shown here in the 1880s. Herman and his wife Wilhelmina (Minnie) had nine children, the majority of whom worked in the family business. Following Herman’s death...
Saturday’s highlights of the 2018 Vectren Dayton Air Show

Saturday’s highlights of the 2018 Vectren Dayton Air Show

VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS: F-22 Raptor takes over Dayton skies | Cincinnati’s Redline Aerobatic Team | Jet-powered WACO biplane |  Tuskegee Airmen P-51C Mustang | Oracle biplane doesn’t believe in the laws of physics | Saturday’s lineup of feature acts included: the Tuskegee Airmen, P-51 Mustang, U.S. Army Golden Knights, Vicky Benzing, B-17 Movie Memphis Belle...
A downtown Springfield company with owner roots back to the 1990s is helping businesses throughout the area

A downtown Springfield company with owner roots back to the 1990s is helping businesses throughout the area

An information technology firm based in downtown Springfield has steadily grown over the past two years, as local companies increasingly look to farm out IT services instead of performing that work in house. ProStratus officially formed two years ago with just six employees. Now, the firm has about 25 workers and plans to double that figure over the next few years. Tony Cooper, one of the firm&rsquo...
Pharmacy middlemen made $223.7M from Ohio Medicaid

Pharmacy middlemen made $223.7M from Ohio Medicaid

For the first time, the state of Ohio on Friday released data showing how private companies manage $2.5 billion in public money for pharmacy benefits for Ohioans on Medicaid. The middlemen, called pharmacy benefits managers, are under scrutiny for how transparent they are in how the public money gets spent. The new report shows the companies retained $223.7 million last year of the money they billed...
Clark State is growing with more state funds and giving out more degrees. Here’s how it’s happening.

Clark State is growing with more state funds and giving out more degrees. Here’s how it’s happening.

Clark State Community College has received more money from the state each of the last seven years as the Ohio government switched to merit-based school funding. State funding for the local community college in 2019 will be $14.6 million, according to data from the school. That’s more than $4.5 million the school got in 2013, according to the same data. “We want to make sure we’re...
Warmer temperatures return next week

Warmer temperatures return next week

Lingering clouds will make for a breezy day, but warmer temperatures will return next week, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar.  Stray shower this evening Slight chance for rain Sunday Warmer temperatures next week Tonight: A few more breaks in the clouds are expected overnight. Temperatures will drop into the middle 60s. Sunday: It’ll be a touch warmer as most...
Statewide alert issued for missing endangered Cincinnati man canceled

Statewide alert issued for missing endangered Cincinnati man canceled

The Cincinnati Police Department has canceled the endangered missing adult alert for 67-year-old Cecil Harry. A 67-year-old Cincinnati man is the subject of an endangered missing adult alert. Cecil Harry left his residence around 7:30 a.m. and failed to return. He is in need of medication and law enforcement is concerned for his safety, according to the alert. Harry stands 6 feet, weighs 210 pounds...
Recalls: Ladders and scarves 

Recalls: Ladders and scarves 

Dangerous ladders and women’s scarves are on this week’s list of recalled products from the Consumer Product Safety Commission. One person has reportedly been hurt in a fall from a broken Werner Multipurpose Telescoping Aluminum ladder.  There are five models with the following model numbers, date codes, and sizes, under recall:  Date codes: 121744XX or 011844XX MT-IAA-13A -13...
ODH issues statewide community outbreak of hepatitis A

ODH issues statewide community outbreak of hepatitis A

The Ohio Department of Health declared a statewide community outbreak of hepatitis A Friday evening, with 79 hepatitis A cases associated with the outbreak so far this year. As of June 1, there were 11 cases of hepatitis A in Montgomery County. In 2017 there was one case, and none were reported in 2016, Public Health - Dayton & Montgomery County reported. Hepatitis A is a vaccine-preventable liver...
Graham schools taking steps for a third levy attempt in November

Graham schools taking steps for a third levy attempt in November

Graham is going back on the ballot in hopes the community will pass a levy it has rejected twice before. The Graham Local Schools Board of Education voted on Wednesday to take the next steps to place a 1 percent income tax increase on the ballot in November. PREVIOUS: Election 2018: Graham schools levy request “Our need did not go away with our loss in May,” Graham Superintendent Kirk...
Perales GOP opponent indicted for extortion and coercion

Perales GOP opponent indicted for extortion and coercion

Former Republican statehouse candidate Jocelyn Smith, 36, of Fairborn, was indicted on felony and misdemeanor counts related to alleged threats she made during her campaign against State Rep. Rick Perales, R-Beavercreek, during this year’s GOP primary, according to Greene County Common Pleas Court records. Smith faces a third-degree felony count of extortion and a second-degree misdemeanor count...
One of the area’s most unique bands will play for its biggest audience yet at the Summer Arts Festival

One of the area’s most unique bands will play for its biggest audience yet at the Summer Arts Festival

They just wanted to enjoy their retirement years jamming at a local senior center. Now five years later, the United Senior Services Jammers want to continue to rock till they drop. The group now boasts 12 musicians in their late 60s to early 70s, performing classic rock and folk tunes from the 1960s and ’70s at various area events. MORE POPULAR STORIES: State board grants extension to build...
Endangered Missing Adult Alert canceled for northern Ohio man, 83

Endangered Missing Adult Alert canceled for northern Ohio man, 83

The endangered missing adult alert was canceled for 83-year-old Shelden Kamen, who was found, according to the Aurora Police Department. A statewide Endangered Missing Adult Alert has been issued for an 83-year-old northern Ohio man who hasn't been seen since he left his residence Friday morning.  Sheldon Kamen was last seen about 10:30 a.m. when he was leaving his residence on Southhampton Drive...
The Heritage Center: Springfield’s firefighting history

The Heritage Center: Springfield’s firefighting history

In its early years, Springfield had only volunteer fire companies, and, until the first volunteers formed in 1837, it was the duty of every citizen to lend a hand when the fire alarm sounded. Following the Civil War, volunteer brigades were disbanded and a paid fire department was organized.  Three catastrophic fires in the first five years of the 20th century demonstrated the need for the fire...
Amazon offering new delivery option to Ohio apartment dwellers

Amazon offering new delivery option to Ohio apartment dwellers

Amazon’s newest package pickup method is heading to Ohio. The Hub by Amazon, is now available for installation across the country, the online retailer announced Tuesday. Over 500,000 residents across the United States already have access to the Hub with thousands more gaining access each month, according to a release. The new Hub is a locker system that will be located at apartment buildings...
Woman accused of leaving 8-week-old puppy in hot car in Springfield

Woman accused of leaving 8-week-old puppy in hot car in Springfield

A Fairborn woman is charged in Clark County with leaving an 8-week-old puppy in a hot car for about an hour. April Booth, 41, was charged Thursday with cruelty to companion animal in Clark County Municipal Court. The case was continued until next month, according to court records. Clark County Dog Warden investigator Beth Hollingsworth began her investigation on June 8 when she was called to Sally&rsquo...
A local historic downtown needs some help, and this new group is making plans

A local historic downtown needs some help, and this new group is making plans

A new committee formed in Urbana will work with investors and small businesses in an effort to redevelop vacant spaces in the city’s historic downtown. The group, Moving Downtown Forward, hosted its first meeting downtown in the Mike Major Studio on Miami Street. Using Bellefontaine as a partner and model, the organization’s goal is to streamline the process to redevelop vacant properties...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED WEDNESDAY INCLUDED: Lisa R. Comer, 49, of 1658 Edwards Ave., possession of drugs, unauthorized use of a vehicle, driving under suspension and possession of drug paraphernalia, dismissed; OVI, guilty, 180 days jail, 170 days suspended, 12 months probation, 12 months driver’s license suspension, fined $525. William G. Dufner Jr., 33, of 2128 W. Possum Road, aggravated menacing, dismissed...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

MARRIAGE LICENSES Joshua Joel Wade, 21, of Lawrence, Kansas, salesman and Andrea Suzanne Nicodemus, 19, of 2615 Spence Road, New Carlisle. Victor Michael Putman, 33, of 812 Selma Road and Jennifer Dawn Steiner, 34, of 812 Selma Road, STNA. Juan Alejand Negrete Gonzalez, 22, of 11460 Musselman Road, New Carlisle, agriculture labor and Yaritza Botello Alvarado, 22, of 11460 Musselman Road, New Carlisle...
Springfield police investigate butcher knife stabbing incident involving husband, wife

Springfield police investigate butcher knife stabbing incident involving husband, wife

A Springfield man was reportedly stabbed in the arm during a domestic dispute by his wife, although investigators are unsure who the primary aggressor was during the incident, according to a police report. Springfield police began their investigation on Wednesday at around 3 p.m. when they were called to a home on the 1500 block of Shelby Drive. There, they met with a woman who allegedly stabbed her...
Former Cedarville University standout takes over Southeastern girls basketball program

Former Cedarville University standout takes over Southeastern girls basketball program

Matt Harner has worked and coached basketball in three states since graduating from Cedarville University in 2011. He decided now is the time to come home to Ohio, be near family and be a head coach. Harner is the new girls basketball coach at Southeastern High School. And he understands the winning tradition established by Kirk Martin and Jim Lightle that he follows. “I’m going to have...
Pam Cottrel: Enon, New Carlisle libraries offering loads of summer fun, and break from the heat when you need it

Pam Cottrel: Enon, New Carlisle libraries offering loads of summer fun, and break from the heat when you need it

Our cool damp spring has transformed into a hot humid summer. The kids are out of school and we all are in search of a way to cool off after working and playing outside. This is the perfect time to form a relationship with our air conditioned local library. MORE FROM PAM COTTREL Watching dangerous lava flow is mesmerizing Farm Day brings high school, elementary students together Clark County has front...
House explosion injures 3 people in Columbus

House explosion injures 3 people in Columbus

Three people have been hospitalized following a house explosion in Columbus, according to our news partners WBNS-TV.  The incident was reported around 8:15 a.m. at a home in the 400 block of North 20th Street, the station reports.  Two of the victims were transported to an Ohio State University hospital and are in critical condition, according to the station and a tweet from the Columbus...
REPORT: Springfield woman followed home, assaulted by man

REPORT: Springfield woman followed home, assaulted by man

A Springfield woman told police a man she only knew by a nickname followed her home from a dollar store and grabbed her before she could get inside. Springfield police began their investigation on Wednesday when they were called to a home on the 400 block of Reames Avenue. MORE: NEW DETAILS: Springfield woman accused of stabbing 79-year-old “The victim stated that on Wednesday at about 9:30...
Bada Bing Pizzeria is out, En Fuego is in, owners say

Bada Bing Pizzeria is out, En Fuego is in, owners say

A Facebook post by Bada Bing Pizzeria on Tuesday announced to guests that it would be serving its last slice of pizza on Sunday — but the owner told them to stay tuned for what’s next. What is next? Bada Bing owner Jason Hague said the answer, is a new concept — a restaurant called En Fuego Wood-Fired Tacos. He will own and operate the restaurant in the same location as Bada Bing...
Shopping online? Supreme Court ruling could change how you pay taxes

Shopping online? Supreme Court ruling could change how you pay taxes

If you buy something online from an out-of-state company, you’re supposed to pay the sales tax when you fill out your tax return. While some residents do, most don’t. That costs Ohio between $288 million to $465 million in online sales last year, according to the U.S. Government Accountability Office. MORE: New discount clothing retailer may be coming to Dayton Mall But that system could...
Community rallies around Springfield firefighter battling brain tumor

Community rallies around Springfield firefighter battling brain tumor

The firefighters at The Springfield Fire and Rescue Division are more like brothers — if not in blood, it’s in spirit. The fire department and the greater community is rallying around Vince McCoy, a firefighter who’s fighting a battle of a different kind. McCoy was diagnosed in April 2017 with a meningioma (benign) tumor on his brain stem and a cerebral cystic lesion. “They...
Zach Charbonnet commits to Michigan: Wolverines add 4-star RB from California

Zach Charbonnet commits to Michigan: Wolverines add 4-star RB from California

Well, that was a nice way to end a weekend for Michigan football. On Sunday night, Zach Charbonnet — a 4-star RB from Westlake Village, Calif. according to 247Sports — announced his commitment to play for the Wolverines. Charbonnet is a member of the Wolverines’ 2019 class, which now consists of 13 members. He is one of five 4-star prospects, along with Chris...
BET Awards 2018: Winners list

BET Awards 2018: Winners list

The 2018 BET Awards aired Sunday at from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. >> Read more trending news  DJ Khaled leads the nominations with six, but close behind are Kendrick Lamar with five nominations and SZA and Migos with four nods each. All four nominees are performers at the show, which is hosted by Jamie Foxx. Some of the other nominees include Bruno Mars, Beyonce,...
Kentucky lands former Louisville commit Demontae Crumes

Kentucky lands former Louisville commit Demontae Crumes

Louisville (Kent.) 2019 3-star WR Demontae Crumes has officially committed to the Kentucky Wildcats. This is a huge addition right as the dead period was set to begin Sunday at midnight. On Sunday, Justin Rowland with CatsIllustrated.com revealed that the former Louisville commitment had made the switch: Crumes had originally committed to Louisville back in February, but decided to open...
5 arrested for murder of New York teen who was hacked to death with machete

5 arrested for murder of New York teen who was hacked to death with machete

Police arrested five people Sunday in connection with a brutal machete attack on a teen outside a Bronx bodega earlier in the week.  Lesandro Guzman-Feliz, 15, was pulled out of the Cruz and Chiky grocery Wednesday by members of the Dominican gang Trinitarios, who beat him, hacked him with a machete and left him to die on the sidewalk outside the store in what officials believe was a case of...
3-star WR Kevin Barnett says Indiana tops his list

3-star WR Kevin Barnett says Indiana tops his list

Indiana football picked up a big shot in the arm this weekend with the news that highly coveted receiver Kevin Barnett as his number one choice. Barnett, a three-star wideout from Hattiesburg, Mississippi, told Peggs.com that the Hoosiers are the favorites over fellow Power 5 schools Ole Miss and Duke. According to Rivals.com, Barnett is the no. 34 ranked player...
Nebraska recruiting: 4-star T Turner Corcoran recaps return visit with Huskers

Nebraska recruiting: 4-star T Turner Corcoran recaps return visit with Huskers

Stay updated with Nebraska Cornhuskers football recruiting in the latest edition of The Harvest, which posts at 7:30 p.m. ET Sunday through Thursday. Don’t miss out on Nebraska recruiting news, and check out previous editions of The Harvest here. Turner Corcoran didn’t take the field at Nebraska&rsquo...
Penn State adds kicker prospect; Lions a top option for DT Denver Warren

Penn State adds kicker prospect; Lions a top option for DT Denver Warren

Stay updated as Penn State rises toward the top of the recruiting rankings! Don’t miss the coverage from  Tyler Donohue, who brings a decade of experience as a national college football reporter and a recruiting department staff member with a Big Ten program. Read his daily notebooks  here at 7:20 p.m. ET Sunday...
Mike DeWine ice cream social brings out nearly all of GOP slate

Mike DeWine ice cream social brings out nearly all of GOP slate

Hundreds of Republican supporters spent an afternoon Sunday listening to optimistic speeches at the annual Ice Cream Social that Ohio Attorney General Mike Dewine and his wife Fran hosted at their home near Cedarville. DeWine’s event brought nearly all the Ohio GOP statewide candidates; Senate candidate U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci, R-Wadsworth, did not attend because he had a conflict, organizers...
North Carolina recruiting: Changes coming to July recruiting period

North Carolina recruiting: Changes coming to July recruiting period

Join us daily at ACC DieHards for the latest North Carolina recruiting news and notes on the next crop of Tar Heels. Don’t miss any coverage from Cody Pace and the DieHards.com team. Read his daily notebooks  here  at 7 p.m. ET Sunday through Thursday. In this edition, we discuss proposed...
4-star QB Dwan Mathis de-commits from Michigan State, commits to Ohio State

4-star QB Dwan Mathis de-commits from Michigan State, commits to Ohio State

On Sept. 23, 2017, Class of 2019 4-star quarterback Dwan Mathis committed to Michigan State over schools such as Ohio State, Iowa State and Oregon, among others. However, nine months after his commitment to the Spartans, Mathis has had a change of heart. Mathis announced on Sunday evening that he has not only de-committed from Michigan State, but also has committed to Ohio...
Suspect accused in mentally disabled woman's assault was once police chief

Suspect accused in mentally disabled woman's assault was once police chief

Roughly 20 years before Robert Lanier New became embroiled in assault allegations tied to a mentally disabled woman and her niece, he served as the police chief in Emerson.  City officials confirmed to WSB-TV that New had two stints with Emerson police. New first served with the department from September 1998 to February 1999, when he left to work for Acworth police, where he remained...
Dwyane Wade says he wants to bring Sonics back to Seattle

Dwyane Wade says he wants to bring Sonics back to Seattle

Future basketball hall of famer Dwyane Wade may still have a couple seasons left in his tank, but he’s also already thinking about what will come next for him when his playing career ends.  "Seattle. I want Seattle's team, the Sonics, to come back," Wade told Joel Weber, of Bloomberg, regarding his hope to one day be part of an ownership group in the NBA. "I think Seattle...
Where does Rose Bowl rank among Georgia’s ‘best’ games ever?

Where does Rose Bowl rank among Georgia’s ‘best’ games ever?

Georgia’s Rose Bowl win over Oklahoma   is up for best game at the ESPY Awards next month.  We’ll find out if it takes the prize on July 18, but, regardless, it doesn’t get much better than winning the granddaddy of all bowl games  54-48 in double overtime over a blue-chip program...
Tra Holder lands with 76ers Summer League team

Tra Holder lands with 76ers Summer League team

Former Arizona State star guard Tra Holder will get his crack at the NBA ranks after going undrafted. Holder was picked up by the Philadelphia 76ers to be a part of their Summer League team. From USA Today: Holder averaged 14.2 points over his final three seasons at ASU. The post Tra Holder lands with 76ers Summer League team appeared first on Diehards.
Wisconsin QB Alex Hornibrook wins Manning Passing Academy competition

Wisconsin QB Alex Hornibrook wins Manning Passing Academy competition

Wisconsin redshirt junior Alex Hornibrook could be in for a breakout season after leading the Badgers to a 12-1 record and an Orange Bowl win a year ago. He showcased his potential Saturday at the Manning Passing Academy at Nicholls State in Louisiana. Competing against some of the nation’s best quarterbacks, such as Penn State’s Trace McSorley, Alabama&rsquo...
Georgia’s best game ever? 2018 Rose Bowl most certainly in running

Georgia’s best game ever? 2018 Rose Bowl most certainly in running

Georgia’s Rose Bowl win over Oklahoma   is up for best game at the ESPY Awards next month.  We’ll find out if it takes the prize on July 18, but, regardless, it doesn’t get much better than winning the granddaddy of all bowl games  54-48 in double overtime over a blue-chip program...
Jesse Winker: Reds ‘are going to ride the wave’

Jesse Winker: Reds ‘are going to ride the wave’

Jesse Winker bounced as he rounded third base, hopping high into the air before slapping hands with third-base coach Billy Hatcher. “I was pretty happy,” Winker said. Winker did come back down to earth after his pinch-hit, three-run home run in the seventh inning. The Cincinnati Reds, however, continue to soar. Their 8-6 victory against the Chicago Cubs on Sunday at Great American Ball...
Saudi air defenses intercept 2 missiles from Yemen, state media says

Saudi air defenses intercept 2 missiles from Yemen, state media says

Saudi Arabia’s state-run television station said Sunday that the country’s air defense intercepted two ballistic missiles launched over Riyadh, Reuters reported. >> Read more trending news The attack, which the station alleged was  launched by Yemen’s Houthi militia, is at least the sixth to target Riyadh since December. Six blasts were heard and bright flashes were...
Jordan: GOP leadership to blame for immigration bill failure

Jordan: GOP leadership to blame for immigration bill failure

By Jack Torry Washington Bureau WASHINGTON – Republican congressman Jim Jordan of Urbana blamed House GOP leaders for the collapse of an immigration overhaul last week backed by conservatives but opposed by Republican moderates such as Rep. Mike Turner of Dayton. In an interview Sunday on CBS’s “Face The Nation,” Jordan complained “if our leadership” had energetically...
BREAKING: Auburn lands first offensive tackle commitment in 2019 class

BREAKING: Auburn lands first offensive tackle commitment in 2019 class

Justin Osborne is here to ease Auburn’s offensive tackle recruiting concerns. The Tigers haven’t taken an offensive tackle commitment since Austin Troxell in the Class of 2017. Osborne ended that trend Sunday. The IMG Academy (Fla.) tackle who recently de-committed from TCU didn’t take long to choose his next destination. Osborne announced his Auburn pledge Sunday, a...
Nnamdi Adim-Madumere commits to Minnesota: Gophers land Texas WR

Nnamdi Adim-Madumere commits to Minnesota: Gophers land Texas WR

Nnamdi Adim-Madumere is on his way to Minneapolis, as the Class of 2019 recruit pledged his commitment to Minnesota football on Friday. The 6-foot-3, 226-pound Adim-Madumere is a 3-star wide receiver, according to 247Sports. He played his high school ball at Southwest High School in Fort Worth, Texas. Adim-Madumere shared the news on Twitter. Here is his tweet: He...
Sarah Huckabee Sanders' tweet about restaurant eviction violates law, ex-ethics chief says

Sarah Huckabee Sanders' tweet about restaurant eviction violates law, ex-ethics chief says

The former head of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics said that White House press secretary Sarah Sanders’ tweet Saturday about being kicked out of a Virginia restaurant violated federal ethics laws, The Slate reported. Walter Shaub, the federal government’s top ethics watchdog for five years until mid-2017, said the tweet was a violation of the law because Sanders used her...
RB Nick Fedanzo commits to Illinois

RB Nick Fedanzo commits to Illinois

Nick Fedanzo is staying home, as the Class of 2019 prospect committed to Illinois football on Friday. Fedanzo — a 3-star running back out of Montini Catholic High School in Lombard, Ill. — announced his commitment to the Fighting Illini on Twitter. Here is the tweet: He wrote: Fedanzo received scholarship offers from seven schools. Other than Illinois, he received...
Colorado lands Austrian offensive tackle

Colorado lands Austrian offensive tackle

Valentin Senn, an offensive tackle from Austria in the class of 2019, just announced his commitment to the Colorado Buffaloes. Senn recently took a 2-week recruiting tour of the U.S. before settling on Colorado. At the first camp, I was excited and nervous. I didn’t know how it was going to work out,” Senn said, per 247sports. “I had never gone against American players...
South Carolina recruiting: Who’s left for the Gamecocks in 2019?

South Carolina recruiting: Who’s left for the Gamecocks in 2019?

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. South Carolina’s 15-man 2019 class enters the final...
New Hampshire boy, 2, rescued after being trapped under rock pile

New Hampshire boy, 2, rescued after being trapped under rock pile

Police and fire officials in New Hampshire rescued a 2-year-old boy who was trapped under a pile of rocks Friday. >> Read more trending news  Portsmouth authorities responded to a call around 5:40 p.m. At the scene, officials found the boy pinned between large slabs of stone. Preliminary investigation showed the boy had been playing atop one of the stone slabs with his grandfather...
Reds set sights on moving out of NL Central basement

Reds set sights on moving out of NL Central basement

About six weeks ago, Cincinnati Reds interim manager Jim Riggleman talked to his club about setting short-term goals. “Let's go catch that fourth-place club,” Riggleman said. “Then after that, let's go get that third-place club.” The Reds seemed destined to spend all season in the National League Central Division basement at the time, and that still seemed the case earlier...
Royals consider signing college pitcher who pleaded guilty to child molestation charge

Royals consider signing college pitcher who pleaded guilty to child molestation charge

The Kansas City Royals are considering signing Oregon State pitcher Luke Heimlich, who pleaded guilty as a 15-year-old to molesting his 6-year-old niece, The Kansas City Star reported. >> Read more trending news “We continue to seek information that allows us to be comfortable in pursuing Luke,” Royals general manager Dayton Moore said. In 2012, Heimlich pleaded guilty to child...
Three newest members of Dayton women’s basketball team arrive on campus

Three newest members of Dayton women’s basketball team arrive on campus

The three newest members of the Dayton Flyers women’s basketball team — Ella Skeens, Amari Davidson and Kyla Whitehead — arrived on campus this weekend. The University of Dayton’s second summer session begins Monday and ends with exams Aug. 3-4. “Very excited to finally have these three on campus!!” Dayton coach Shauna Green wrote on Twitter. “Can not wait...
BREAKING: LSU flips cornerback Cordale Flott away from Auburn

BREAKING: LSU flips cornerback Cordale Flott away from Auburn

LSU’s defensive back haul for 2019 grew a little more talented on Sunday thanks to a major flip. Cordale Flott, who has been committed to Auburn since April, switched his verbal pledge over to LSU at the conclusion of his three-day official visit to Baton Rouge. Flott, a 3-star cornerback, measures up at 6-foot-1 and 170 pounds. He is ranked as No. 51 cornerback in the Class of 2019...
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