Springfield City Commission makes plans to improve downtown area

The Springfield City Commission is looking at new ways to revitalize the city’s downtown sector. According to the commission’s goals and objectives released recently, the commission is looking to make improvements to the South Limestone Street corridor by improving existing business properties and offering new incentives to potential home buyers and people who would transform the properties...


Multiple issues creating uncertainty for farmers

Multiple issues creating uncertainty for farmers

Some farmers in Clark County said they are cautiously optimistic about business prospects despite increasing uncertainty from issues ranging from a potential trade war, environmental concerns and and a farm bill that recently hit a snag in Congress. Farmers in Ohio and across the U.S. are stuck in the middle of an ongoing trade dispute between the U.S. and China. Just a few weeks ago, China threatened...
Hot, humid rest of Memorial Day weekend

Hot, humid rest of Memorial Day weekend

Clouds are expected to decrease for the rest of today, though an isolated stray shower is possible, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar  said. Hot and humid through Tuesday Isolated rain chances Monday, Tuesday Widespread rain Wednesday, Thursday Overnight: A mild night is expected again with temperatures dropping into the middle to upper 60s. Memorial Day: Monday should be a...
Student of the Week Triad High School

Student of the Week Triad High School

Name: Ryland Smiles School: Triad High School Grade: 9 Age: 15 Extra-curricular: Golf Claim to fame/honors: Jesus Christ and whatever glorifies him Words you live by: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13 Toughest challenge: Stressing about things I can’t control Biggest influence: Sylvester Stallone School-day rituals: Shower, go to school, work...
Athlete of the Week Triad High School

Athlete of the Week Triad High School

Name: Joni Russell School: Triad High School Grade: 9 Age: 16 Sports: Softball Claim to fame/honors: Being a pitcher Words you live by: “Always be humble and kind.” Toughest opponent: Myself Biggest influence: My dad Game-day rituals: Wake up with a positive attitude, eat some good food, say a prayer and rock out to some good tunes. What’s on your bedroom walls: Inspirational quotes...
MUST-SEE VIDEO: ATV bumps cruisers during chase on Ohio highway

MUST-SEE VIDEO: ATV bumps cruisers during chase on Ohio highway

Troopers chased down and boxed in a fleeing ATV with two riders illegally driving on the interstate. The Ohio State Highway Patrol posted a video of the incident Friday on its Facebook page. The video shows the ATV bumping one cruiser before finally stopping when it backed into another cruiser. Once the ATV stopped, troopers said the driver fled but the passenger surrendered.  The driver was...
SPAM Recall: Hormel reports pieces of metal found inside some cans

SPAM Recall: Hormel reports pieces of metal found inside some cans

Hormel Foods Corp. is recalling some of its 12-ounce SPAM Classic cans after reports consumers found metal pieces inside. The products subject to recall have best by February 2021 dates and production codes: F020881, F020882, F020883, F020884, F020885, F020886, F020887, F020888 and F020889, according to a release on Saturday evening from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The problem was discovered...
Need help? Not an emergency? Call 211, officials say

Need help? Not an emergency? Call 211, officials say

Local authorities are encouraging the public to avoid tying up 911 for non-emergency calls and to instead take advantage of another help number. People can dial 211 for information and referral services, said Kerry Pedraza, executive director of Clark, Champaign and Madison Counties United Way. Residents can obtain information at Helplink 2-1-1 about hospitals, doctors, the nearest food pantry, utility...
Springfield’s Scott headed to state in four events — with a chip on his shoulder

Springfield’s Scott headed to state in four events — with a chip on his shoulder

Springfield High School track coach Mike Davis has seen the chip on Quincy Scott’s shoulder make him faster. “He’s always looked at as an excellent long jumper, so I think the challenge for him this year was to go out on the track and show that he is a good sprinter,” Davis said. The fifth-place finishes in the 100 and 200 meters at regionals last year that denied him spots...
How to keep yourself and others safe at the pool over the summer

How to keep yourself and others safe at the pool over the summer

With Memorial Day right around the corner, several area pools will be opening their doors in the coming weeks. Pools are a community gathering place, so officials recommend you take some steps to keep them clean and yourself safe while you’re there. Here’s what you can do to ensure a safe experience at the pool this summer: RELATED: Miami Valley Pool Guide Keep it clean While most public...
The Heritage Center: Wartime support from back home

The Heritage Center: Wartime support from back home

As in all wars, soldiers received generous support from the people back home. This scene at the Heritage Center depicts a Civil War parlor arranged for a women's relief meeting. Inside is an authentic "lint" basket used to gather material for dressing wounds. Also included is a patriotic shadow box, and an original flag presented to Clark County by the Great Western Sanitary Fair for raising...
Tom Stafford: History continues to teach lessons

Tom Stafford: History continues to teach lessons

Junius and Brutus are distinctive enough first and middle names to make theater and history geeks recall the British-born Junius Brutus Booth, one of the pre-eminent actors of the 19th century American stage. With a lengthy list of acting credits, his most infamous credit was bringing Abraham Lincoln’s assassin into the world and then onto the stage, both theatrical and historical. The extent...
Overnight fog likely ahead of dry start to Sunday

Overnight fog likely ahead of dry start to Sunday

A few spotty showers will continue the next hour or so, but more dry time is expected overnight, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar said. Temperatures will drop into the middle to upper 60s. There is a good chance to see some fog overnight. QUICK-LOOK FORECAST:   Showers taper off overnight; fog likely Isolated shower or storms Sunday/Monday Mainly dry and hot for Memorial Day ...
Renovation of historic Clark County building will be ‘gut job’

Renovation of historic Clark County building will be ‘gut job’

The renovation of the interior of the A.B. Graham building in downtown Springfield will be a ‘gut job,’ according to Clark County officials. “We’ve been putting band aids on issues for a long time,” said Clark County commissioner Melanie Flax Wilt. “It’s time for us to do something fairly drastic here.” Flax Wilt said there are issues with out-of-date...
Algae plaguing Ohio lakes could force Kasich to take executive action

Algae plaguing Ohio lakes could force Kasich to take executive action

Algae blooms for the past decade or more have invaded Ohio’s lakes and rivers, turning the waterways to a thick green color, killing fish — and in some case leaving the water toxic to humans. The state has spent billions of dollars on solutions to fix the water quality problem and put in place rules to decrease what some scientists say is the No. 1 culprit of the algae blooms — runoff...
All eyes on the Tropics and Alberto; remnants could reach Miami Valley

All eyes on the Tropics and Alberto; remnants could reach Miami Valley

Alberto, the first named storm of the Atlantic Ocean season, is forecast to strengthen as it continues to move over the open waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The latest forecast from the National Hurricane Center brings the system to strong tropical storm strength before making landfall somewhere along the Louisiana to Florida coastlines Monday afternoon, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett ...
Endangered Missing Adult Alert for Columbus man, 79, is canceled

Endangered Missing Adult Alert for Columbus man, 79, is canceled

UPDATE @ 11:50 p.m.: The alert for the 79-year-old Columbus man has been canceled. An Endangered Missing Adult Alert has been issued for a Columbus man.  Stanley Lapcynski, 79, suffers from dementia and was last seen around noon Friday when he left his residence but did not return. He stands 5 feet 6 inches and weighs 190 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a Home Depot...
Springfield Then & Now: Chakeres theaters

Springfield Then & Now: Chakeres theaters

The three Chakeres brothers, Phillip, Louis, and Nicholas, came to Springfield in 1908 and opened a lunch room on N. Fountain and a restaurant at Main and Center before opening their first of multiple theaters, The Princess, in 1911.  Located at 17 W. Main, directly across from the Fairbanks Theater, The Princess, shown here in the 1920s, advertised circulating pure air, weekly fumigating, safety...
Local law enforcement celebrate 38th Law Day

Local law enforcement celebrate 38th Law Day

Local law enforcement celebrated Law Day Friday, honoring officers for their heroism and also those who have lost their lives in the line of duty. Law Day was created 38 years ago. RELATED : Assistant Prosecutor: 42-year prison sentence for man who tied up … “That’s a day when we honor the fallen safety forces - officers, not just police, but fire as well, Clark County Sheriff&rsquo...
Senate defense bill has $66M less for Wright-Patt project than House

Senate defense bill has $66M less for Wright-Patt project than House

The Senate Armed Services Committee has set aside $116 million for a National Air and Space Intelligence Center complex expansion at Wright-Patterson, millions less than a House version in a defense bill, but a spokeswoman says U.S. Sen. Rob Portman will advocate for the full amount. The $182 million project would vastly expand NASIC, add new computer labs and equipment and relieve overcrowding as...
Lee’s Chicken in Springfield repairs damage after fire

Lee’s Chicken in Springfield repairs damage after fire

The dining room of Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken on Columbia Street in Springfield is closed after a small fire broke out Thursday. The drive-thru is still open for business while crews repair the exterior of the building. Scott Griffith, President and General Manager of Lee’s Chicken Miami Valley said the fire was started from a cigarette ember thrown into the mulch next to the building...
94-year-old pastor plans regional youth center in Fairborn

94-year-old pastor plans regional youth center in Fairborn

Plans are underway to reopen a former church in Fairborn as a youth and family center to serve residents in Greene, Clark and Montgomery counties. A rent-to-purchase contract has been signed with California-based CDF Holdings LLC, the owners of the former Emanuel Ministries property, 206 W. Dayton-Yellow Springs Road, according to the buyer, Pastor Ancil Carter of Victory Temple. The church campus...
Catalyst Paper sells Dayton operations center, 2 U.S. mills

Catalyst Paper sells Dayton operations center, 2 U.S. mills

Catalyst Paper Corporation announced today that it has agreed to sell its U.S. mills and operations center near Dayton for $175 million. Nine Dragons Paper in Hong Kong will acquire all of Catalyst’s U.S. based mills along with an operations center located at 7777 Washington Village Drive in Washington Township. Catalyst’s two mills are located in Rumford, Maine and Biron, Wisconsin...
VA may expand private health care choices for veterans

VA may expand private health care choices for veterans

Veterans will have expanded private health care options under legislation passed by Congress, but some critics contend it could lead to more privatization of VA services. The measure was part of a sweeping $51 billion VA bill that would institute reforms within the federal agency. The Senate passed the measure in 92-5 vote this week, which continued funding of the VA Choice program due to be out of...
Trump says N. Korea summit may be back on; Ohio lawmakers react

Trump says N. Korea summit may be back on; Ohio lawmakers react

President Donald Trump on Friday warmly welcomed North Korea’s promising response to his abrupt withdrawal from the potentially historic Singapore summit and said “we’re talking to them now” about putting it back on track. “Everybody plays games,” said Trump, who often boasts about his own negotiating tactics and skill. The president, commenting as he left the White...
Ohio’s flu season was the worst in 5 years. Here’s why.

Ohio’s flu season was the worst in 5 years. Here’s why.

The number of influenza-related hospitalizations in Ohio this season was the highest in five years, according to the final state flu season data released Friday. The figures were prompted by an early start, early peak and long season, officials said. The 17,397 flu-related hospitalization cases reported for the 2017-18 flu season were more than twice as many as last season’s 8,661 cases...
JUST ANNOUNCED: Luke Bryan to play concert at area farm 

JUST ANNOUNCED: Luke Bryan to play concert at area farm 

A country music superstar is bringing his show to a farm near our neck of the woods.  Luke Bryan’s 10th annual farm tour will stop at Springfork Farms in Irwin, a community near Springfield and Urbana, on 6 p.m. Sept. 27.  Parking will begin at 2 p.m. and the doors will open at 5 p.m. Ticket go on sale 10 a.m. June 6 at lukebryan.com/FarmTour They will be $51 in advance and...
UD to begin offering new ‘hybrid’ online law degree

UD to begin offering new ‘hybrid’ online law degree

The University of Dayton will launch a law degree program in 2019 in which students can complete most of their courses online. UD has partnered with 2U, Inc., to offer the ‘hybrid” program which will include on-campus instruction with online coursework, according to the university. Law@Dayton will will be the second program the university has created with 2U, Inc., following the creation...
Fire severely damages home north of St. Paris

Fire severely damages home north of St. Paris

A couple was able to safely evacuate their home after a fire broke out Friday morning.  The home on North Heck Hill Road suffered extensive damage in the blaze, according to our crew on the scene.  There have been no immediate reports of injuries.  Crews are blocking North Heck Hill Road near Millerstown-Eris Road to battle the blaze.  We’ll update this page as we learn more...
Wright State president: ‘Avoiding fiscal watch is by no means a certainty’

Wright State president: ‘Avoiding fiscal watch is by no means a certainty’

Wright State University’s president emailed the campus Thursday saying that she is “cautiously optimistic” about the school’s chances at avoiding being put on state fiscal watch. “While our financial progress has been outstanding, we still have critically low reserves, and avoiding fiscal watch is by no means a certainty,” president Cheryl Schrader wrote in her...
Clark County Latino Coalition reconvenes after 2-year hiatus

Clark County Latino Coalition reconvenes after 2-year hiatus

A group that wants to advocate on behalf of Latinos in Clark County says the population is currently underserved. The Clark County Latino Coalition reconvened for the first time in about two years this week in downtown Springfield. Central Christian Church Pastor and Executive Director of Welcome Springfield Carl Ruby is spearheading the group’s revival and the first meeting saw high attendance...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED WEDNESDAY INCLUDED: Quentin K. Baxter, 25, of 1716 Catawba Ave., domestic violence, assault, dismissed - prosecutor request. Jacob Keith Callison, 20, of 1502 Mound St., domestic violence amended to menacing, guilty, 30 days jail with 30 days suspended, fine and cost due June 20. Charles P. Higginbotham, 44, of 1120 E. John St., Apt. 35, OVI, guilty, 60 days jail with 50 days suspended...
5 tips for grilling safety for Memorial Day weekend

5 tips for grilling safety for Memorial Day weekend

Food poisoning peaks in the summer months when warmer temperatures cause foodborne germs to flourish, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of grilling season and is a major holiday that drives sales, including meat sales, at local grocery stores. Here are five tips from the CDC for making sure you’re grilling safely this...
Active shooter reported at middle school in Noblesville, Indiana

Active shooter reported at middle school in Noblesville, Indiana

We’re following reports of an active shooter situation at a middle school north of Indianapolis in Noblesville, according to multiple reports.  Initial reports indicate shots have been fired at Noblesville West Middle School, located about 25 miles north of Indianapolis.  A tweet from the Noblesville Fire Department indicates a suspect is in custody.  We’re working to learn...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 18-CV-0261 - Jonathan F. Johnson and Priya N. Johnson, 6242 Harvest St., v. Jonathan O’Shea, individually and dba O’Shea Construction, Greenville, complaint in excess of $46,080 for damages for failure to complete the residential alterations in accordance with the terms of the the contract and in accordance with local building code regulations. 18-DR-0429 -...
Golf-themed restaurant opens at regional airport

Golf-themed restaurant opens at regional airport

A new golf-themed restaurant has opened at the John Glenn Columbus International Airport. PGA Tour Grill, owned by global restaurateur HMSHost, has opened in Concourse C. The restaurant celebrates dining and golfing. Its motto? “Eat smarter, play harder.” “The addition of PGA Tour Grill to CMH is very exciting as we reflect on several dining developments that we are proud to bring...
Assistant Prosecutor: 42-year prison sentence for man who tied up Springfield pharmacy employees is justice

Assistant Prosecutor: 42-year prison sentence for man who tied up Springfield pharmacy employees is justice

A man convicted of robbing a local pharmacy and tying up its employees was sentenced to 42 years in prison Thursday. Tyrez Boyd, 24, was found guilty by a Clark County Common Pleas Court jury of an aggravated robbery charge and six counts of kidnapping. He was sentenced to prison by Clark County Common Pleas Judge Richard O’Neill. READ: Springfield employee’s hands tied during pharmacy...
Injured Springfield family shares story after woman accused in hit-run is indicted

Injured Springfield family shares story after woman accused in hit-run is indicted

A Springfield woman has been indicted by the Clark County Grand Jury on various charges relating to the hit and run outside of a bar in April. Betty Lynne Marie Herzog, 21, was indicted on three counts of felonious assault and one count of failure to stop after an accident. She is accused of striking several people with her car — Amber Vollmer, 30, Joe Gohl 22, and Kaitlyn McCoy, 22 —...
WATCH: 13-year-old leads deputies on 100 MPH chase in Houston 

WATCH: 13-year-old leads deputies on 100 MPH chase in Houston 

A 13-year-old boy was arrested after leading Houston deputies on a high-speed chase that lasted more than 20 miles in a stolen vehicle. It was not until the teenager crashed the vehicle that officials discovered he was only in the sixth grade, Houston-based television station KTRK reports. The chase began after the teen was spotted going 60 mph in a 35 mph zone. Refusing to stop, he jumped on and...
Springfield Memorial Day parade will have new route

Springfield Memorial Day parade will have new route

If you’re planning on attending Springfield’s Memorial Day parade on Monday — make sure you know about the new route. The new path will start near Veteran’s Bridge, make a left on North Fountain Ave., another left on McCreight Ave. and a final left turn on Plum Street with the end circling back to Veteran’s Park. The change will mainly affect anyone who normally sits...
Humidity builds with threat of storms to start Memorial Day weekend

Humidity builds with threat of storms to start Memorial Day weekend

Mainly clear skies are in the forecast this evening with temperatures holding in the lower 80s, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said. Air Pollution Advisory in effect for Butler, Clark, Greene, Miami, Montgomery and Warren counties Increasing clouds, warmer night ahead Scattered T-storms expected to start holiday weekend Mainly dry and hot for Memorial Day Tonight: Skies will...
No joke: Northwestern takes two of top three spots in D-II regional discus

No joke: Northwestern takes two of top three spots in D-II regional discus

Korbin Spencer wasn’t himself. Things like that happen to unsuspecting sophomores in track and field meets the magnitude of a regional. And as always, Northwestern High School junior teammate Adam Riedinger was there to offer comforting words. How did that go? “He said, don’t be nervous and he started telling me jokes,” Spencer admitted after they went first and third in the...
Air Pollution Advisory in effect today

Air Pollution Advisory in effect today

An Air Pollution Advisory is in effect today for Butler, Clark, Greene, Miami, Montgomery and Warren counties for smog. With temperatures expected in the upper 80s with abundant sunshine and light southerly winds, conditions will be conducive for the formation of ground-level ozone, or smog, and may lead to elevated air pollution levels, according to the Regional Air Pollution Control Agency. Children...
Customers forced to pay for cheese sue McDonald’s for $5 million, according to lawsuit

Customers forced to pay for cheese sue McDonald’s for $5 million, according to lawsuit

Two McDonald’s customers with a beef about cheese filed a federal lawsuit alleging the restaurant giant is engaged in deceptive and misleading business practices in its sale of the Quarter Pounder with cheese.  McDonald’s used to sell four items in the Quarter Pounder category, with or without cheese, with prices ranging from 30 to 90 cents more for cheese than without, then at some...
In-state OL Ray Curry has important visit planned to Tennessee

In-state OL Ray Curry has important visit planned to Tennessee

Tennessee is looking to recapture its glory from the 1990s. Join us daily at SEC Country for the latest Tennessee recruiting news and notes on the next crop of Volunteers. Check out previous editions  here . In this edition, we discuss Tennessee...
True to his word, Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt opens 4-quarterback derby

True to his word, Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt opens 4-quarterback derby

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee football coach Jeremy Pruitt is staying true to his word where the Vols’ quarterback competition is concerned. It’s truly open, with all four scholarship quarterbacks set to open camp getting equal repetitions. “We’ll have four guys, we practice four groups, and those guys all get the same amount of reps and we’ll see how...
Charges filed in crash that killed local driver who stopped to help

Charges filed in crash that killed local driver who stopped to help

Charges have been filed in the fatal crash that took the life of a 53-year-old Butler County woman earlier this month along the Warren-Butler county line. Charges of vehicular manslaughter, a second-degree misdemeanor, and assured clear distance, a minor misdemeanor, will be filed against John Cowdrey of Liberty Township, according to a press release issued this afternoon by the Warren County Sheriff&rsquo...
Florida State claims second straight ACC baseball championship

Florida State claims second straight ACC baseball championship

Florida State is ACC champions for the eighth time in program history. The Seminoles needed 10 innings o accomplish the feat, but they defeated Louisville, 11-8, in the ACC Tournament finals Sunday to claim their second consecutive conference crown and third in four years. Florida State is the first back-to-back ACC Tournament winner since Wake Forest won two in a row in 1998-99...
Pac-12 will be well represented at NCAA track & field championships

Pac-12 will be well represented at NCAA track & field championships

The 2018 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships are being held in Pac-12 territory, this year’s competition set for June 6-9 in Eugene, Oregon. And the conference will have dozens of representatives in action as individuals and relay teams. All 12 schools will have at least one entrant in the finals after qualifying through the NCAA West preliminary meet in Sacramento. ...
Oklahoma football has best odds to repeat as Big 12 champions

Oklahoma football has best odds to repeat as Big 12 champions

With less than 100 days remaining until the start of the 2018 college football season, oddsmakers are starting to make their predictions and set their lines. Online sportsbook BetOnline.ag released its odds for the Big 12 championship this week, and its favorite comes as no surprise. Despite the departure of Heisman-winning quarterback Baker Mayfield, defending Big 12 champions...
Delta debuts uniforms in ‘Passport Plum’ with launch Tuesday

Delta debuts uniforms in ‘Passport Plum’ with launch Tuesday

Delta Air Lines is about to debut its new uniforms for flight attendants and other employees with designer Zac Posen. >> Read more trending news  Atlanta-based Delta has been preparing for months for the Tuesday launch of the new uniforms. Posen will make an appearance at New York’s LaGuardia Airport on Monday afternoon, around the same time that the first crew wearing the...
Michigan football offers scholarship to middle school athlete Tyler Martin

Michigan football offers scholarship to middle school athlete Tyler Martin

When it comes to recruiting in college football, making a good first impression can go a long way. With that idea in mind, it appears that Michigan football is looking to make the ultimate first impression on a Class of 2022 prospect. According to a report by 247Sports’ Jordan James, Michigan has offered a scholarship to middle-school football player Tyler Martin. Martin is a 6-foot-3...
Third-round issues at NCAA Championships has Alabama men’s golf season on the brink

Third-round issues at NCAA Championships has Alabama men’s golf season on the brink

The University of Alabama men’s golf team players and coaches have repeatedly said during the postseason that they play their best when their backs are against the wall. That’s exactly where the Crimson Tide found themselves at the NCAA Championship on Sunday afternoon. Similar to another team, Alabama went from setting the course team record at Karsten Creek in...
Gregg Allman tribute video released on anniversary of his death

Gregg Allman tribute video released on anniversary of his death

The music of Gregg Allman lives on. The Southern rock legend died one year ago on May 27, and to commemorate the anniversary of his passing at age 69, his team compiled a three-minute video that showcases Allman the way he’d want to be remembered – always making music. The clip, set to his 1973 song “Queen of Hearts” from his “Laid Back” solo album, features Allman...
NCAA baseball: Oregon State to host regional as No. X seed

NCAA baseball: Oregon State to host regional as No. X seed

Oregon State has earned the No. X seed to the 2018 NCAA baseball tournament, and with that comes the right to host a regional on the opening weekend. The Beavers (44-10-1) begin play XXXXX in Corvallis against XXXXX, with XXXXX and XXXXX playing in the other half of the four-team double-elimination tourney. The regional final is set for XXXXX. Oregon State finished second in...
No. 5 QB in the SEC? Why the lack of respect for Jake Fromm?

No. 5 QB in the SEC? Why the lack of respect for Jake Fromm?

How is it that Georgia quarterback  Jake Fromm can be  considered among the top 10 Heisman Trophy candidates  by Las Vegas oddsmakers, but not even make fourth team in a preseason All-SEC ranking? That’s a question UGA fans were asking this week, including the first letter writer in the latest edition of Junkyard...
Former President George H.W. Bush back in the hospital in Maine with low blood pressure

Former President George H.W. Bush back in the hospital in Maine with low blood pressure

Former President George H.W. Bush is back in the hospital, according to a family spokesman. >> Read more trending news  Bush was taken to Southern Maine Health Care Sunday “after experiencing low blood pressure and fatigue,” his spokesman Jim McGrath said on Twitter. The former president is described as “awake and alert” and will probably remain hospitalized...
NC State star Torin Dorn withdraws from 2018 NBA Draft

NC State star Torin Dorn withdraws from 2018 NBA Draft

Since transferring to NC State from UNC-Charlotte, Torin Dorn has been an integral part of the Wolfpack starting lineup. On Sunday, NC State fans received news that Dorn would be withdrawing from the 2018 NBA Draft to return to that lineup next season. Dorn announced that he’d be returning to the Wolfpack with a tweet on Sunday afternoon. The 6-foot-5, 201-pound guard...
2019 DE Michael Fletcher names 4 Big Ten teams in top 6

2019 DE Michael Fletcher names 4 Big Ten teams in top 6

Class of 2019 prospect Michael Fletcher announced his top-6 schools on Sunday, and the Big Ten was well represented among his finalists. Fletcher — a 6-foot-5, 240-pound defensive end out of Carman-Ainsworth High School in Flint, Mich. — named Michigan, Nebraska, Wisconsin and Michigan State in his top 6. Along with those four Big Ten programs, Alabama and...
'Grading' of Trump letter by retired teacher in Atlanta goes viral

'Grading' of Trump letter by retired teacher in Atlanta goes viral

A retired schoolteacher who lives in Atlanta wasn’t too impressed with the response she received earlier this month after writing President Donald Trump - so like any teacher, Yvonne Mason marked up the letter and sent it back to the White House.  >> Read more trending news  Mason, who spent 17 years teaching in South Carolina according to the Greenville News, had written...
Senior sprinter fuels Dunbar to D-II regional boys championship

Senior sprinter fuels Dunbar to D-II regional boys championship

Jalani Allen won three individual events and Dunbar posted seven total firsts to run away with the Division II regional track and field boys team championship at Piqua High School on Saturday. The top four regional placers advance to the season-ending state track and field meets at Ohio State University’s Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in Columbus on Friday and Saturday. » ...
Reports: 1,500 immigrant children missing, feds say they’re not responsible

Reports: 1,500 immigrant children missing, feds say they’re not responsible

The federal government has admitted that it does not know the whereabouts of almost 1,500 immigrant children in its custody, according to news reports. >> Read more trending news  The Office of Refugee Resettlement took in some 40,000 immigrant children in 2017 and when the agency reached out to check on more than 7,000 of them between October and December of 2017, 1,475 were unaccounted...
Former Alabama DB Minkah Fitzpatrick making strong impression in OTAs

Former Alabama DB Minkah Fitzpatrick making strong impression in OTAs

Former Alabama and current Miami Dolphins safety Minkah Fitzpatrick is making an early impression on his new head coach Adam Gase. Gase told  MiamiDolphins.com that Fitzpatrick is “trying to put himself in position to make plays and make sure that he’s doing his job” during the team’s OTAs this week. “I know he’s trying...
Former Michigan QB Wilton Speight: ‘I’ve never felt this healthy in my career’

Former Michigan QB Wilton Speight: ‘I’ve never felt this healthy in my career’

During his time final season at Michigan in 2017, Wilton Speight only played in four games due to a back injury he suffered early in the season. The former Michigan quarterback sustained a cracked vertebrae in Week 4 against Purdue, forcing him to miss the remainder of the season. However, Speight — who has since announced his transfer to UCLA for...
Shawnee, Greenon, Northwestern all have regional champs

Shawnee, Greenon, Northwestern all have regional champs

Shawnee had two winners and Greenon and Northwestern one apiece in the Division II regional track and field meet at Piqua High School on Saturday. Winning for Shawnee were Robie Glass in the high jump and Jace Mitchem in the pole vault. They were joined by regional champs Delaney Benedict of Greenon in the 400 meters and Northwestern’s Adam Riedinger in the shot put. » ...
Miami recruit Will Mallory’s legendary grandfather Bill Mallory dies at 82

Miami recruit Will Mallory’s legendary grandfather Bill Mallory dies at 82

Miami Hurricanes tight end signee Will Mallory should be enjoying himself this spring as he begins his college football career at one of the most prestigious football programs in the country. Unfortunately, news that his grandfather, legendary college football coach Bill Mallory, passed away certainly puts a damper on what should be an exciting time. Michael Marot of the Associated...
Younger white and Hispanic women more likely to get lung cancer than men, study finds

Younger white and Hispanic women more likely to get lung cancer than men, study finds

Lung cancer is the deadliest cancer, with an estimated 154,050 deaths projected for 2018, according to the National Cancer Institute. Unfortunately, some groups are more likely to be diagnosed than others. >> Read more trending news  Researchers from the NCH and American Cancer Society recently conducted a study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, to find...
Texas AD Chris Del Conte hints at making football gamedays more affordable for fans

Texas AD Chris Del Conte hints at making football gamedays more affordable for fans

Texas football carries one of the biggest brands in the entire sport. The Longhorns can host more than 100,000 fans in the grandstands on gamedays and have been a staple of the Big 12 Conference throug the good and bad. And yet that isn’t stopping athletic director Chris Del Conte from making things more affordable for fans at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium....
A look at Big 12 football the last time LeBron James missed the NBA Finals

A look at Big 12 football the last time LeBron James missed the NBA Finals

The last time LeBron James missed the NBA Finals, Big 12 football looked much different. James hasn’t missed the Finals since the 2010 season. But his streak is in danger with the Cleveland Cavaliers facing the Boston Celtics in a series-deciding Game 7 at 8:30 p.m. ET, Sunday. So, what did the Big 12 world look like eight years ago when James was eliminated in a non-NBA Finals...
LOOK: Former Tennessee QB Casey Clausen causes minor social media stir

LOOK: Former Tennessee QB Casey Clausen causes minor social media stir

Rest easy, Tennessee fans. Casey Clausen is still a “Vol for Life.” On Saturday, several Vol fans noticed that Clausen seemed to be wearing what appeared to be a hat of rival Alabama in a photo alongside fellow former Tennessee quarterback Tee Martin, as pointed out by Zach Ragan of A to Z Sports Nashville. Related:  Casey Clausen says Tennessee...
Subtropical Storm Alberto strengthens bringing gusty winds, heavy rains, storm surge to Gulf region

Subtropical Storm Alberto strengthens bringing gusty winds, heavy rains, storm surge to Gulf region

Tropical storm warnings are up across Florida and along parts of the Gulf Coast as Subtropical Storm Alberto lumbers across the Gulf of Mexico ruining Memorial Day holiday plans for thousands of vacationers. Update May 27, 2018 5:05 p.m. EDT: Subtropical Storm Alberto continues to move north, north west with no change in strength. The Tropical Storm Warning along the west coast of Florida south of...
WATCH: Tua Tagovailoa throwing for first time since spring practice hand injury

WATCH: Tua Tagovailoa throwing for first time since spring practice hand injury

Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was limited during Alabama’s spring practice after experiencing an injury to his left throwing hand and later reaggravating it. However, Tagovailoa seems to have made a successful recovery as displayed in the video below of him making throws during The QB Retreat in Palisades, Calif., on Saturday. Tagovailoa injured his hand during...
2018 Women’s College World Series: Teams, schedule, times, TV channel

2018 Women’s College World Series: Teams, schedule, times, TV channel

The 2018 Women’s College World Series field is set, and the defending national champions will return to Oklahoma City. The fourth-seeded Sooners join an 8-team field, which includes each of the NCAA’s top eight national seeds. While a few lower seeds challenged in the NCAA Super Regionals, only the top eight teams in softball will collide in Oklahoma City over the next week...
Dog abandoned with ‘free,’ ‘good home only’ written on it in permanent marker

Dog abandoned with ‘free,’ ‘good home only’ written on it in permanent marker

A young dog found abandoned in a park in Ross County, Ohio, had the words “free” and “good home only” written on it in permanent marker, according to a post on social media. >> Read more trending news  “I usually try to contain myself with my work life and what I see every single day, but this just tops it off!” Brittany May with the Ross County Humane...
Big 12 chairman sees 10 schools as positive for conference

Big 12 chairman sees 10 schools as positive for conference

The Big 12 has caught plenty of flack for having just 10 schools since 2011. It’s the smallest size of any Power 5 conference, which also makes the Big 12 the only league of such without divisions. And proponents of conference expansion shouldn’t be getting their hopes up for changes anytime soon — at least not if the chairman of the Big 12 board of directors...
Tennessee football coach Jeremy Pruitt stays true to word, opens 4-quarterback derby

Tennessee football coach Jeremy Pruitt stays true to word, opens 4-quarterback derby

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee football coach Jeremy Pruitt is staying true to his word where the Vols’ quarterback competition is concerned. It’s truly open, with all four scholarship quarterbacks set to open camp getting equal repetitions. “We’ll have four guys, we practice four groups, and those guys all get the same amount of reps and we’ll see how...
Antidepressants may be linked to  obesity, study says

Antidepressants may be linked to  obesity, study says

A poor diet and lack of exercise can contribute to obesity. However, antidepressants may also play a role, according to a new report. >> Read more trending news  Researchers from health institutions in Europe recently conducted a study, published in the BMJ journal, to determine the link between antidepressants and weight gain.  To do so, they analyzed 295,000 people from the...
How Dillon Doyle went from no-star linebacker to Iowa commit in a month

How Dillon Doyle went from no-star linebacker to Iowa commit in a month

As part of the Next Generation series that looks at the players about to join the Hawkeyes, Land of 10 Iowa reporters Scott Dochterman and Bobby La Gesse examine the recruiting process for members of the class. Up on this Sunday is Iowa City West 3-star linebacker Dillon Doyle. IOWA CITY, Iowa — As February 2017 approached, Dillon Doyle was unranked by...
Oregon State 2018 walk-on signee Griffin Korican considering Michigan

Oregon State 2018 walk-on signee Griffin Korican considering Michigan

Seattle O’Dea 2018 guard Griffin Korican signed with Oregon State on National Signing Day as a preferred walk-on. Fast forward about four months and it no longer seems as if Korican will be with the Beavers in the fall. As a matter of fact, it seems like playing for Michigan in Ann Arbor is on the horizon. “I signed a preferred walk-on with Oregon State and during my spring...
2018 NCAA Baseball Tournament: Bracket, schedule, dates, projected teams (May 27, 2018)

2018 NCAA Baseball Tournament: Bracket, schedule, dates, projected teams (May 27, 2018)

The 2018 NCAA Baseball Tournament bracket will be revealed on Monday, May 28. Below, find bracket, schedule, dates and the projected teams. The Selection Show will be televised live. The 2018 NCAA Baseball Tournament bracket will be released at 12 p.m. ET on Monday, May 28. The show will be televised by ESPNU. Regionals play then will start on Friday, June 1 before the Super...
Man who played high school football in Dayton despite being born without legs arrested in ATV incident

Man who played high school football in Dayton despite being born without legs arrested in ATV incident

Robert Martin Jr., 30, who gained national attention in 2005 for playing football at Colonel White High School in Dayton, despite being born without legs, was booked into Montgomery County Jail Sunday morning for failing to comply with officers.  According to a Dayton police report, Martin was driving one of the eight to 10 ATVs traveling southbound on N. Main Street around 12 a.m...
Scooter’s five hits, diving catch lead Reds past Rockies

Scooter’s five hits, diving catch lead Reds past Rockies

Scooter Gennett capped his big day at the plate with a game-saving play in the field for the Cincinnati Reds. Gennett tied a career high with five hits, including a solo homer, and then made a diving catch in the ninth to preserve the Reds’ 6-5 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Saturday night. »RELATED: Would former Yankees manager be a fit for Reds? »RELATED: Harvey, Scooter...
2018 NCAA Softball Tournament: Bracket, schedule, scores for Women’s College World Series (May 27, 2018)

2018 NCAA Softball Tournament: Bracket, schedule, scores for Women’s College World Series (May 27, 2018)

The 2018 NCAA Softball Tournament continues next with the Women’s College World Series. Find the bracket, scores and schedule below. The top eight seeds all advanced to the Women’s College World Series. Specific team and matchup information will be added when they’re known. Thursday, May 31 Game 1: Oregon vs. Arizona State | 12 p.m. ET | ESPN Game 2: Oklahoma vs. Washington...
2018 NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Tournament: Bracket, scores, schedule for national championship game (May 27, 2018)

2018 NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Tournament: Bracket, scores, schedule for national championship game (May 27, 2018)

The 2018 NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Tournament plays the national championship Sunday, May 27. Below, check out the bracket, scores and schedule. No. 3 James Madison beat No. 4 Boston College for its first national title. Click here for a live scoreboard. FINAL: No. 3 James Madison 16, No. 4 Boston College 15 | Box score Sunday, May 27 No. 3 James Madison vs. No. 4 Boston...
2018 Big Ten Baseball Tournament: Bracket, scores, schedule for Sunday (May 27, 2018)

2018 Big Ten Baseball Tournament: Bracket, scores, schedule for Sunday (May 27, 2018)

The 2018 Big Ten Baseball Tournament continued Sunday, May 27. Find the bracket, scores and schedule below. Minnesota beat Purdue for the conference championship. The Gophers and the Boilermakers were the top two seeds. Minnesota has earned the automatic bid to the 2018 NCAA Baseball Tournament. Click here for a closer view of the tournament bracket. Sunday, May 27 FINAL: Minnesota 6...
2018 SEC Baseball Tournament: Bracket, scores, schedule for championship game (May 27, 2018)

2018 SEC Baseball Tournament: Bracket, scores, schedule for championship game (May 27, 2018)

The 2018 SEC Baseball Tournament continues on Sunday, May 27. Below you can see a bracket, a schedule, dates, and seeds for the event. The event is being held in Hoover, Ala. LSU will play Ole Miss for the championship on Sunday. For a high-res version, click here. Sunday, May 27 Game 17: Ole Miss 9, LSU 1 | FINAL | Box score | Ole Miss wins SEC Championship ...
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