B.J. Bethel

Digital Specialist for Daytondailynews.com and WHIO.com. 

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Springfield murder-suicide: 3 teens hide as stepdad killed their mom, sister
 Three of Jennifer Sirons’ daughters hid upstairs as the murder-suicide at Quinlan Court was occurring on Tuesday night, according to a 9-1-1 call the city released Wednesday.  The teenagers were sisters of Andrea Heiser, 21, who with her mother, Jennifer, was shot to death by her stepfather Eric Sirons. He then shot himself to...

Posted: 7 days ago

Three of Jennifer Sirons’ daughters hid upstairs as the murder-suicide at Quinlan Court was occurring on Tuesday night, according to a 9-1-1 call the city released Wednesday.  The teenagers were sisters of Andrea Heiser, 21, who with her mother, Jennifer, was shot to death by her stepfather Eric Sirons. He then shot himself to...
Robinson Cano suspended 80 games for violating drug policy
 Robinson Cano, one of baseball’s biggest stars and second baseman for the Seattle Mariners, was suspended 80 games by Major League Baseball on Tuesday for violating the league’s performance-enhancing drug policy. The suspension, described by Bob Nightengale of USA Today “as one of the most stunning of the decade,&rdquo...

Posted: 9 days ago

Robinson Cano, one of baseball’s biggest stars and second baseman for the Seattle Mariners, was suspended 80 games by Major League Baseball on Tuesday for violating the league’s performance-enhancing drug policy. The suspension, described by Bob Nightengale of USA Today “as one of the most stunning of the decade,&rdquo...
10 things to know about Wrestlemania this weekend
 While WWE routinely relies on star power for its annual Wrestlemania show; this year’s card sports one of the better shows on a wrestling level in years (not that a few stars or former stars may drop by). It’s also the return of former WWE top star Daniel Bryan, and the debut of former UFC champ Ronda Rousey, the most popular...

12:47 AM Saturday, Apr. 07, 2018

While WWE routinely relies on star power for its annual Wrestlemania show; this year’s card sports one of the better shows on a wrestling level in years (not that a few stars or former stars may drop by). It’s also the return of former WWE top star Daniel Bryan, and the debut of former UFC champ Ronda Rousey, the most popular...
10 things to know about Wrestlemania this weekend
 While WWE routinely relies on star power for its annual Wrestlemania show; this year’s card sports one of the better shows on a wrestling level in years (not that a few stars or former stars may drop by). It’s also the return of former WWE top star Daniel Bryan, and the debut of former UFC champ Ronda Rousey, the most popular...

2:28 PM Thursday, Apr. 05, 2018

While WWE routinely relies on star power for its annual Wrestlemania show; this year’s card sports one of the better shows on a wrestling level in years (not that a few stars or former stars may drop by). It’s also the return of former WWE top star Daniel Bryan, and the debut of former UFC champ Ronda Rousey, the most popular...
National sports site highlights UD St. Patrick’s Day crowds; police presence
 While crowds throwing rocks and clogging the streets during St. Patrick’s Day didn’t amuse the administration at the University of Dayton, Barstool Sports found the events amusing enough to put a story on its site. Headlined “Riot Police, A Running Of The Gingers And Girl Scout Cookies: University Of Dayton Absolutely Dominated...

8:31 PM Thursday, Mar. 22, 2018

While crowds throwing rocks and clogging the streets during St. Patrick’s Day didn’t amuse the administration at the University of Dayton, Barstool Sports found the events amusing enough to put a story on its site. Headlined “Riot Police, A Running Of The Gingers And Girl Scout Cookies: University Of Dayton Absolutely Dominated...
NCAA Tourney: Ohio State can’t hold off Gonzaga
 Gonzaga showed during the last five minutes in its 90-84 win over Ohio State why its reached nine consecutive Sweet 16s. After trailing 15-0 to start the game and 11 points, Ohio State rallied and took the lead for most of the second half, until Gonzaga rallied, made its free throws in the final moments.  Keita Bates-Diop scored 28 points...

12:05 AM Sunday, Mar. 18, 2018

Gonzaga showed during the last five minutes in its 90-84 win over Ohio State why its reached nine consecutive Sweet 16s. After trailing 15-0 to start the game and 11 points, Ohio State rallied and took the lead for most of the second half, until Gonzaga rallied, made its free throws in the final moments.  Keita Bates-Diop scored 28 points...
Ex-Red Sox manager Farrell joining Reds as front office adviser
 The Cincinnati Reds made a major front office move, hiring former Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell in a scouting and advising position. According to multiple reports, Farrell will evaluate the Reds pitching staff and give a thorough evaluation of its farm system.  Farrell was a career 586-548 as a manager from 2011 to 2017. After...

4:02 PM Thursday, Mar. 15, 2018

The Cincinnati Reds made a major front office move, hiring former Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell in a scouting and advising position. According to multiple reports, Farrell will evaluate the Reds pitching staff and give a thorough evaluation of its farm system.  Farrell was a career 586-548 as a manager from 2011 to 2017. After...
Report: Browns trade for Dolphins WR Jarvis Landry
 The Cleveland Browns traded two picks to the Miami Dolphins for Pro Bowl wide receiver Jarvis Landry on Friday, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The Browns are working on a new contract for Landry, who led the NFL with 112 receptions last year and has been a Pro Bowl selection the last three seasons.  Landry had over 1100 yards...

10:24 PM Friday, Mar. 09, 2018

The Cleveland Browns traded two picks to the Miami Dolphins for Pro Bowl wide receiver Jarvis Landry on Friday, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The Browns are working on a new contract for Landry, who led the NFL with 112 receptions last year and has been a Pro Bowl selection the last three seasons.  Landry had over 1100 yards...
Report: Bengals will decline option on Adam ‘Pacman’ Jones, but may bring him back 
 Adam Jones, the veteran and often controversial cornerback and special teams returner for the Cincinnati Bengals, said the team would not pick up his contract option for the 2018 season. Jones told Bengals.com, Marvin Lewis would still like to bring him back as part of the defense’s nickel package and as a returner. The team can begin...

8:59 PM Friday, Mar. 09, 2018

Adam Jones, the veteran and often controversial cornerback and special teams returner for the Cincinnati Bengals, said the team would not pick up his contract option for the 2018 season. Jones told Bengals.com, Marvin Lewis would still like to bring him back as part of the defense’s nickel package and as a returner. The team can begin...
WWE, with Ronda Rousey, could leave USA for FOX, UFC looking for TV home
 Fresh off selling its regional sports affiliates and its secondary cable channels to Disney, FOX may be in the hunt to land WWE programming -- both for the FOX network channel and its FS1 national sports channel.  UFC’s recent deal with FOX, worth $168 million, is expiring. The MMA company wanted a deal closed in January...

11:03 PM Saturday, Mar. 03, 2018

Fresh off selling its regional sports affiliates and its secondary cable channels to Disney, FOX may be in the hunt to land WWE programming -- both for the FOX network channel and its FS1 national sports channel.  UFC’s recent deal with FOX, worth $168 million, is expiring. The MMA company wanted a deal closed in January...