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Who is acting Dayton superintendent Elizabeth Lolli?

Who is acting Dayton superintendent Elizabeth Lolli?

Elizabeth Lolli has been named acting superintendent of Dayton Public Schools after Rhonda Corr was place on administrative leave late Tuesday night. Lolli, who was hired as associate superintendent for the district in August 2016, has had a long career in education. As associate superintendent for teaching and learning at Dayton, Lolli has been involved in numerous initiatives in the past year and...
5 ways to stay out of debt this holiday shopping season

5 ways to stay out of debt this holiday shopping season

Shopping styles and spending habits are highly personal, but one thing is common — if you’re not careful you can spend more than you make. Patti Stoll, manager of PNC Bank’s wealth management team in Dayton, suggests these tips for dodging overspending this holiday season and staying in the black: Make a list. Shop only from your list and you will be less likely to...
Can’t wait? Here’s where to get your holiday tree on Thanksgiving Day

Can’t wait? Here’s where to get your holiday tree on Thanksgiving Day

Call it a holiday miracle ... or the start of a new tradition.  A. Brown & Sons Fresh Cut Christmas Trees, located at 7701 Salem Ave. in Clayton, will be open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23.  The farm sells many pre-cut Ohio-grown trees from two to 15 feet. Varieties include spruce, pine, fir and small live trees.  There is a cut-your-own option for white pine and...
Area parents told 3-year-old cancer free two days before Thanksgiving

Area parents told 3-year-old cancer free two days before Thanksgiving

A Cedarville-area couple has a lot to be thankful for after learning two days before Thanksgiving that their three-year-old daughter can stop chemotherapy after new tests found no cancer. Stephanie Caraway said Tuesday Dayton Children’s Hospital gave the “no evidence of disease” diagnosis the family had been praying for their daughter Charlotte, who was first diagnosed with kidney...
Black Friday deals early: Dayton Daily News special edition on sale

Black Friday deals early: Dayton Daily News special edition on sale

A special edition of the Dayton Daily News is on sale beginning noon Wednesday that gives readers information about Black Friday deals early. The special editions contain all the advertising inserts that will also be in the Thanksgiving Day edition on Thursday. Dozens of local stores and advertisers are offering deals seeking to get off to a fast start for the holiday shopping season. The Thanksgiving...
LIST: These stores have the best discounts on Black Friday

LIST: These stores have the best discounts on Black Friday

Black Friday is just days away, and many retailers are offering even deeper price cuts this year. WalletHub surveyed nearly 10,000 deals from 35 of the biggest U.S. retailers’ 2017 Black Friday ad scans to identify the stores offering the biggest discounts in various product categories like appliances, jewelry and toys. The 2017’s Best Stores for Black Friday report found that...
11 NFL players from the Dayton area (and how they’re doing this season)

11 NFL players from the Dayton area (and how they’re doing this season)

Ohio is one of the leaders in producing NFL players, and the Dayton area has seen its share of talent move on to the pros. Here is a look at what 11 players from around the region have done this season: 1. Michael Bennett, DT, Jacksonville Jaguars: The Centerville High School graduate and former Ohio State defensive lineman has missed most of his third season because of injury. He has been on injured...
When Rudolph, Ralphie Frosty and the gang are coming to your TV

When Rudolph, Ralphie Frosty and the gang are coming to your TV

The holidays are full of traditions, and one of them is snuggling up with loved ones on your couch watching your favorite holiday classics on TV. Make sure you don’t miss your favorite — whether it’s Ralphie, Rudolph, Charlie Brown, Frosty or even Buddy the Elf!
Looking for a Thanksgiving movie? Here are 5 flicks with Dayton connections

Looking for a Thanksgiving movie? Here are 5 flicks with Dayton connections

Southwest Ohio is no stranger to the silver screen. Whether on film or through mentions in movies, the Gem City area has dozens of connections to some box office blockbusters. If you’re looking for a movie to watch over the Thanksgiving Day weekend, look no further than these movies with ties to the Dayton area. “Ides of March,” a political drama starring George Clooney and Ryan...
How Phil Donahue used Dayton audiences to pioneer the day-time talk show

How Phil Donahue used Dayton audiences to pioneer the day-time talk show

The Phil Donahue Show began its pioneering conversation with a live audience from a television studio in Dayton. Donahue began his career in the Miami Valley in the late 1950s. “I answered an ad in Broadcasting magazine and wound up in the news department at WHIO (radio) in 1959,” he told the Dayton Daily News in 1996. At WHIO, he anchored newscasts and hosted a call-in show called Conversation...
Five ways Michigan week is different for Ohio State

Five ways Michigan week is different for Ohio State

Maize and blue mixed with scarlet and gray Tuesday at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. That meant one thing: Michigan week for the Ohio State Buckeyes. Members of the scout team will wear the Wolverines’ colors all week in preparation for the regular-season finale at noon Saturday in Ann Arbor, Mich. “You see those ugly colors, and you might want to hit them a little bit more,” Ohio...

Medic called after mattress catches fire in Dayton home

A medic has been requested to the scene of a fire in Dayton. Initial reports indicate a mattress caught fire in a home on Adams Street around 3:11 a.m. Fire crews were able to quickly put the fire out. A resident reportedly suffered smoke inhalation. This story will be updated as additional information becomes available.
Piqua police investigate armed robbery at Cassano’s Pizza King

Piqua police investigate armed robbery at Cassano’s Pizza King

Piqua police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at Cassano’s Pizza King Wednesday night. The incident occurred on Covington Avenue at Sunset Drive in Piqua around 8:50 p.m, according to a press release.  Police are asking to speak with two persons of interest in connection with the robbery who were captured on surveillance footage. If anyone recognizes these individuals, they...
'Vapor Wake' dogs to provide extra security at Macy's Thanksgiving parade

'Vapor Wake' dogs to provide extra security at Macy's Thanksgiving parade

The 91st annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade will have an added layer of security to protect the 1 million spectators expected to attend: a team of 14 Labrador retrievers trained to detect explosives on moving targets in large crowds, Fox News reported. The dogs completed an 18-month Vapor Wake program that was developed at Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. They...
Deputies: Florida man had pickup repainted to avoid hit-and-run death charge

Deputies: Florida man had pickup repainted to avoid hit-and-run death charge

A Florida man accused of hitting a pedestrian while driving a pickup truck allegedly attempted to have the vehicle repainted to avoid prosecution, authorities said. Henry Earl Riner, 71, of Seffner, was arrested Monday and charged with leaving the scene of a crash with death, tampering with physical evidence and driving while his license was permanently revoked, The Tampa Bay Times reported...
Inmate escapes during treatment at Middletown hospital

Inmate escapes during treatment at Middletown hospital

Deputies from the Warren County Sheriff’s Office are looking for an inmate that escaped custody of the Community Corrections Center staff late Wednesday night.  Robert Langford escaped custody of the CCC staff while in the process of being treated at Atrium Medical Center. He was last seen running north from the Atrium Medical Center in the city of Middletown at 8:08 p.m. in a hospital...
Ohio dealer ordered to pay funeral expenses for drug user who overdosed

Ohio dealer ordered to pay funeral expenses for drug user who overdosed

As part of his sentence, an Ohio drug dealer was ordered to cover the funeral expenses for a user who overdosed, WLWT reported. Michael Chandler, 29, of Cincinnati, was sentenced in U.S. District Court to 200 months in prison for distributing fentanyl. Chandler also was ordered to pay more than $9,000 to cover the costs of a user’s death that was a result of his distributing the drug, WLWT...
103-year-old woman's secret to long life: 'Lots and lots of chocolate'

103-year-old woman's secret to long life: 'Lots and lots of chocolate'

The fictional film character Forrest Gump famously noted that “My mom always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get.” In the case of a Washington State resident, it was longevity. Mable Smith of Yakima turned 103 on Nov. 13 and credited her long life to chocolate, KIMA reported. Smith celebrated her birthday with her three children, 11 grandchildren...
Kentucky Basketball: Nick Richards just needed a tune-up between the ears to deliver a monster game

Kentucky Basketball: Nick Richards just needed a tune-up between the ears to deliver a monster game

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Were John Calipari to assemble a perfect center, it might look a lot like 5-star Kentucky freshman Nick Richards: 7 feet tall, 245 pounds, 7 percent body fat, a 7-5 wingspan, strong enough to bench press 185 pounds 15 times and nimble enough to leap 36 inches off the ground and sprint three-quarters of a basketball court in 3.37 seconds. Not much needs...
WPAFB Thursday Weather: Quiet, cool forecast for Thanksgiving Day

WPAFB Thursday Weather: Quiet, cool forecast for Thanksgiving Day

WRIGHT PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE—A quiet and cool Thanksgiving Day is in the forecast with lots of clouds around, said Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell. Temperatures will rebound back into the lower 40s after starting the day in the upper 20s. Dry weather will stick around through Friday but it will be a chilly morning, back in the 20s. Warmer weather is expected Friday with highs...
Georgia high school girls basketball coach charged with sexual assault

Georgia high school girls basketball coach charged with sexual assault

Investigators said an alleged sexual assault that resulted in the arrest of a Georgia high school coach happened before a basketball game on campus. “It's very disturbing. We're talking about an adult and a child. It's not only illegal, it's inappropriate. It's wrong,” said Lt. Scott Ware of the Hall County Sheriff’s Office. Webster Daniel, 52, a middle school teacher and Chestatee...
Class of 2018 4-star DB Chase Williams decommits from Nebraska

Class of 2018 4-star DB Chase Williams decommits from Nebraska

Nebraska’s future took a hit Wednesday night. How big of a hit it will be only remains to be seen, but on Wednesday night, Class of 2018 4-star DB Chase Williams posted on social media that he decommitted from Nebraska. Williams surely threw no shade at the Cornhuskers in his message, but the fact remains that the defensive play-maker will be re-opening his recruitment...
Don’t forget safety while shopping on Black Friday, police say

Don’t forget safety while shopping on Black Friday, police say

Holiday shopping mania can make it easy to forget some common-sense rules to keep you and your belongings safe. Police recommend these tips before hitting the stores on Black Friday: 1. Remove valuables from view: After a successful shopping run, you should place and secure all holiday packages in your trunk, away from prying eyes. Thefts are crimes of opportunity, and thieves wait and watch...
Top returning area girls basketball players

Top returning area girls basketball players

Here’s the area’s top returning girls high school basketball players and other notable subjects to know. The girls season begins on Friday. Ise Bolender, 6-0, sr., Cedarville: An outstanding inside presence for the Indians. Surpassed 1,000 career points last season, becoming the fifth player in program history to do so. Also was first team All-Southwest District. Last season averaged 18...
This app could reduce the dangers of concussions in young athletes

This app could reduce the dangers of concussions in young athletes

Startup of the week: Who they are: PRIVIT What they do: Their app seeks to keep young athletes safer by helping coaches and trainers report and properly treat concussions and other injuries and medical conditions. Why it’s cool: There’s been plenty of buzz recently about the dangers of concussions in impact sports — including the link between playing in the NFL. and the degenerative...

Why I’m skipping wireless charging on my iPhone 8 Plus

I’ve had the iPhone 8 Plus for about a month now, and while on launch day I thought I’d be most excited about wireless charging, I’ve found I’ve abandoned my wireless charger in favor of fast charging. I’ve come to like wireless charging when I’ve used Samsung’s phones, as it’s quite speedy, but Apple has limited its Qi wireless charging to only accept...
Concert announcements

Concert announcements

Tickets are on sale at the individual venues and all Ticketmaster outlets, except where noted. Aronoff Center 650 Walnut St., Cincinnati www.cincinnatiarts.org/aronoff-center, 513-721-3344 Recently announced: Elvis Tribute, Jan. 6; Jim Brickman, Feb. 14; Celtic Woman, June 16 Upcoming: Straight No Chaser, Nov. 25; Giada Valenti, Dec. 10; 98 Degrees, Dec. 15; Mannheim Steamroller, Dec. 17 Banker&rsquo...
All data moving across Wi-Fi networks could be susceptible to hacking

All data moving across Wi-Fi networks could be susceptible to hacking

Home and corporate Wi-Fi networks — and all the data, photos and messages transmitted across them — could be vulnerable to hackers, according to a computer security researcher in Belgium. The vulnerability is in WPA2, the main protocol that protects Wi-Fi networks. Hackers can use a technique known as key reinstallation attacks, or Krack for short, to intercept information sent over networks...

Opinion: Is America up for a second Cold War?

After the 19th national congress of the Chinese Communist Party in October, one may discern Premier Xi Jinping’s vision of the emerging New World Order. By 2049, the centennial of the triumph of Communist Revolution, China shall have become the first power on earth. Her occupation and humiliation by the West and Japan in the 19th and 20th centuries will have become hated but ancient history...
Tipp girls get returning basketball lineup boost

Tipp girls get returning basketball lineup boost

Tippecanoe, with the return of four starters, was in great position to dethrone Alter as the supreme area girls basketball Division II program. That’s saying a lot, because Alter is the three-time defending D-II state champion. And then came Maddie Frederick. The girls high school basketball season begins on Friday with most area teams playing openers, many in two-game, tip-off tournaments....

The future is here: Augmented reality apps to use on iPhone or iPad

With the release of an updated mobile operating system in October, Apple’s new augmented reality platform is ready for take-off. The first generation of AR apps is available in Apple’s App Store, allowing millions of iPhone and iPad users to view three-dimensional computer-generated graphics on top of a user’s real-world view. With iOS 11, anyone with an iPhone 6 or more current...
Redshirt freshman Winchester an early-season bright spot for Raiders

Redshirt freshman Winchester an early-season bright spot for Raiders

Redshirt freshman forward Everett Winchester had to bulk up when he first arrived at Wright State and spent much of last year feasting on high-calorie meals, which turned out to be as enjoyable as it sounds. Though he had to stay committed to weight-lifting and conditioning, Winchester didn’t have to deny himself anything. “I don’t have a favorite meal. Anything that’s put...

Madison football’s historic playoff wins sign of what’s to come

As Madison Twp. Administrator Todd Farler joins thousands of local fans watching in awe as the Madison High School football team makes an historic, Final Four run in the Ohio playoffs, his mind occasionally wanders off far from gridiron glory. RELATED STORY & VIDEO: Tiny Madison Twp. is ‘Mohawk Strong’ for historic football team Farler sometimes envisions not only a possible state football...
CNET: Best wireless Bluetooth headphones of 2017

CNET: Best wireless Bluetooth headphones of 2017

Old headphones sounding a little flat these days? Or maybe you’re just tired of untangling wires all the time? Here are four great headphones that will solve both problems and leave you smiling. ——— Bose QuietComfort 35 Product Review: https://www.cnet.com/products/bose-quietcomfort-35/#ftag=CAD187281f CNET rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 (Outstanding) The good: The Bose QuietComfort...
Rock out with sporty-designed headphones

Rock out with sporty-designed headphones

Listening to a Tom Petty music marathon is great, but making it better in my world was hearing the legendary music on the Soul X-TRA over-the-ear wireless (Bluetooth) headphones. The headphones smooth sound, comfort, and the sporty design were all much appreciated. The sound is promoted as “Advanced HD drivers and circuitry design for a balanced bass and clear mids and highs,” which I...
Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade 2017: What time, what channel, which balloons will be there?

Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade 2017: What time, what channel, which balloons will be there?

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade has signaled the start of the holiday season for nearly 100 years. It draws 3 million people in person in New York City, and more than 50 million on television.  There are stars who sing and dance, marching bands and balloons. Big balloons. This year’s version of the parade is set to go off Thursday in New York City with a cast of more than 8...
Mama June proves she kept her weight loss promise 7 months later

Mama June proves she kept her weight loss promise 7 months later

Seven months after losing 300 pounds on “Mama June: From Not to Hot,” Mama June Shannon is here to prove she’s still keeping the weight off! The 38-year-old reality star was spotted out and about in Atlanta this week while Christmas shopping and was happy to show off her slim figure. Dressed in athletic wear leggings and a long-sleeved gray shirt, she was all smiles while proving...
Joe Barton apologizes for graphic photo circulating online

Joe Barton apologizes for graphic photo circulating online

U.S. Rep. Joe Barton, R-Ennis, issued an apology Wednesday after a sexually explicit photo of him made the rounds on social media. Barton reportedly sent the photo to a woman he was involved with after he and his now ex-wife had separated. “While separated from my second wife, prior to the divorce, I had sexual relationships with other mature adult women,” he said, according to The...
Predicting Bengals-Browns and all Week 12 games

Predicting Bengals-Browns and all Week 12 games

Cincinnati Bengals beat writer Jay Morrison offers his predictions for Week 12 of NFL games. Minnesota Vikings (8-2) at Detroit Lions (6-4) Never pick against the Lions on Thanksgiving. Pick: Lions 27, Vikings 24 Los Angeles Chargers (4-6) at Dallas Cowboys (5-5) Never pick against the Cowboys on Thanksgiving. Pick: Cowboys 31, Chargers 24 Follow Jay Morrison on Twitter New York Giants (2-8) at Washington...
Thick dust from Georgia Dome implosion impacting residents, businesses

Thick dust from Georgia Dome implosion impacting residents, businesses

The Georgia Dome implosion Monday morning in downtown Atlanta caused a massive dust cloud that settled over the area, covering nearby cars and buildings in a thick coat of dirt and grime. It also left some city residents worried about the impact of the particle pollution on their health.  Neighbors with asthma, allergies and bronchitis have been taking extra medicine and staying inside to avoid...
Beavercreek man listed as endangered missing adult has been located

Beavercreek man listed as endangered missing adult has been located

UPDATE @ 10:55 p.m.: Clinton Whittaker has been located, Beavercreek police dispatch reports. Beavercreek police have issued an endangered missing adult alert for Clinton Whittaker, 87, who was last seen hours ago near his home on Rockfield Drive.  He has dementia. He was last seen more than two hours ago wearing eyeglasses, an orange sweatshirt, tan jacket and gray Skechers.  If you see...
LOOK: Lane Kiffin posts photoshopped picture of Nick Saban in torn jeans

LOOK: Lane Kiffin posts photoshopped picture of Nick Saban in torn jeans

Lane Kiffin might be the best follow on Twitter right now, as the FAU head coach continually puts out material that will make anyone want to follow him. It was no different on Wednesday night, as Kiffin took the opportunity to roast his old boss Nick Saban – who never responds to his texts, by the way – with a meme on Saban’s comments about torn jeans last...
Tremont Waters tremendous effort not enough in LSU loss to Marquette

Tremont Waters tremendous effort not enough in LSU loss to Marquette

The future is bright for LSU basketball with freshman point guard Tremont Waters guiding the Tigers, but the present remains a time for growth as the Tigers fell to Marquette 94-84 in the third-place game of the Maui Invitational. Waters put forth an extraordinary effort in the fifth game of his college career, leading all scorers with 39 points on 13 of 22 shooting from the...
Progress slow at SpaceX’s planned spaceport

Progress slow at SpaceX’s planned spaceport

More than three years ago, SpaceX founder Elon Musk gathered with state leaders at this remote South Texas beach to trumpet it as the future location of the world’s first commercial spaceport.  But so far, the only liftoffs from the shifting dunes are being achieved by seagulls and pelicans. SpaceX — the Hawthorne, Calif., company started by Musk with the aim of reducing the...
Pastor of three young children found dead day before Thanksgiving

Pastor of three young children found dead day before Thanksgiving

Tennessee authorities are investigating the death Wednesday morning of a Memphis pastor . Quentin Barlow, 36, was found dead in his home on the day before Thanksgiving from unknown causes. Barlow’s cousin, Samantha Westbrook, said she received the bad news in a phone call from her cousin. “We’re grieving, we’re hurting, but our faith and trust remains in the Lord,” Westbrook...
Writer Emily Lindin closes her Twitter after sexist tweets

Writer Emily Lindin closes her Twitter after sexist tweets

Teen Vogue’s Emily Lindin has more than 23,000 followers on Twitter but, unless you’re in that crowd, you won’t be seeing her tweets any time soon. On Tuesday night, Lindin locked down her account after a wildly unpopular tweet earned her the scorn of what seems like just about all of social media. And that’s a lot of scorn. Lindin wrote: “Here’s an unpopular...
Sound Off: Tennessee gears up for rivalry clash with Vandy

Sound Off: Tennessee gears up for rivalry clash with Vandy

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — It’s Rivalry Week for Tennessee, which closes its season at  4 p.m.   on Saturday  at Neyland Stadium against Vanderbilt. The Vols (4-7, 0-7 SEC) are trying to avoid becoming the first Tennessee football team in history to lose eight...
Ed Orgeron reveals what keeps him up at night about next year’s LSU team

Ed Orgeron reveals what keeps him up at night about next year’s LSU team

BATON ROUGE, La. — LSU coach Ed Orgeron has to replace his quarterback next year, but that’s not what keeps him awake at night when he’s recruiting to fill out the 2018 Tigers roster. “I can’t tell you how excited I am about Myles Brennan, his character and talent,” Orgeron said. “Also, Lowell Narcisse has tremendous talent. Justin...
Sound Off: Assessing the Bret Bielema tenure at Arkansas

Sound Off: Assessing the Bret Bielema tenure at Arkansas

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. —  Friday  is almost certainly the last game Bret Bielema will coach at Arkansas. What a long, strange trip it’s been. It’s appropriate, too, that the era ends against Missouri. This is the same Tigers team that sent Bielema and the Razorbacks into the...
WATCH: Fort Wayne player tries to draw a foul on Kentucky HC John Calipari

WATCH: Fort Wayne player tries to draw a foul on Kentucky HC John Calipari

Well, you don’t see this often. In the first half of Kentucky’s matchup against Fort Wayne, a Mastadons player, trying to secure a loose ball, ran into Wildcats head coach John Calipari … and tried to draw the foul with a flop that Duke’s Grayson Allen would be proud of. Calipari should have went for the charge call there. Next time, Coach! The post ...
Brady Hoke on Jauan Jennings’ dismissal: ‘I know what the right thing to do is’

Brady Hoke on Jauan Jennings’ dismissal: ‘I know what the right thing to do is’

Tennessee interim coach Brady Hoke said he was “surprised” about the Instagram video made by wide receiver Jauan Jennings, but indicated that the decision to dismiss Jennings from the program didn’t take much thought. Hoke put out a statement through Tennessee athletics about 45 minutes before the start of the Vol Calls radio show saying Jennings...
CBS Sports: Chip Kelly to decide between Florida and UCLA by Sunday

CBS Sports: Chip Kelly to decide between Florida and UCLA by Sunday

There have been some nervous fans in Gainesville waiting to see if Chip Kelly will be the next head coach of the Florida Gators. That waiting will most likely come to an end on Sunday, per CBS Sports. Kelly, according to the report, has been mulling over the decision between the two schools and no one is quite sure which way he leans as of right now. An earlier...
Not everyone’s happy that the Girl Scouts now say girls 'don’t owe anyone a hug'

Not everyone’s happy that the Girl Scouts now say girls 'don’t owe anyone a hug'

A new consent initiative from the Girl Scouts of America is drawing the fire of people who say the organization has gone too far and assumed too much about the long-term ramifications of the behavior of girls at a young age. “Holidays and family get-togethers are a time for yummy food, sweet traditions, funny stories, and lots and lots of love,” begins the post, entitled “Reminder...
What Mike Riley said after Nebraska’s practice on Wednesday

What Mike Riley said after Nebraska’s practice on Wednesday

The Nebraska Cornhuskers enter Week 13 with a 4-7 overall record. For the team’s 12th and final regular season game, the Cornhuskers have a matchup with Iowa on Friday at 4 p.m. ET. The game will be televised on FS1. With the game taking place on a Friday, Nebraska coach Mike Riley talked with the media after the team’s practice on Wednesday. Riley on injuries: “Looks...
Woman helps raise more than $40,000 for homeless veteran who gave her his last $20

Woman helps raise more than $40,000 for homeless veteran who gave her his last $20

A New Jersey woman has helped raise more than $44,000 for a homeless man who helped her when she was in a time of need.  >> Read more trending news  Kate McClure was driving on I-95 in Philadelphia recently when her car ran out of gas. According to PhillyVoice.com, McClure got out of her car to walk to a gas station when she was approached by a homeless man, identified only as...
Extra cinnamon may be the secret to weight loss this holiday season

Extra cinnamon may be the secret to weight loss this holiday season

If you're looking to shed a few pounds, you may want to go heavier on the cinnamon this holiday season. New research from scientists at the University of Michigan (or U of M) revealed that cinnamaldehyde, an essential oil that gives the spice its flavor, appears to have an anti-obesity effect, Newsweek reported. The study follows previous research, which showed that cinnamaldehyde protects mice...
Driver plows into several parked vehicles in Dayton, police say

Driver plows into several parked vehicles in Dayton, police say

A driver believed to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol hit at least four parked vehicles in the 100 block of South Findlay Street in Dayton, police Sgt. Joseph Setty said. No one else was injured, the sergeant said.  Police have detained the man, who was driving a white vehicle.  Police and a medic unit were dispatched about 7:20 p.m. on a report of an injury accident.  We...
Nebraska recruiting: Huskers offer York standout Garrett Snodgrass

Nebraska recruiting: Huskers offer York standout Garrett Snodgrass

S tay updated with Nebraska Cornhuskers football recruiting in the latest edition of The Harvest, which posts at 7:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. Be sure to check out previous editions of  The Harvest here. You can’t really draw up a better Monday than the one Garrett Snodgrass had this week. Hours before Snodgrass...
Reporter finds black widow spider nestled in Christmas tree at grocery store

Reporter finds black widow spider nestled in Christmas tree at grocery store

A news reporter in San Antonio made a potentially dangerous discovery in a Christmas tree at a local grocery store: a black widow spider. San Antonio-Express reporter Paul Stephen was shopping at an HEB grocery store Tuesday when he picked up a small Christmas tree and noticed the venomous arachnid, according to the newspaper. "I saw the spider, snapped the requisite Instagram pic, put it...
Alabama football: Nick Saban gives injury report on LBs, Andy Pappanastos in final news conference of Iron Bowl week

Alabama football: Nick Saban gives injury report on LBs, Andy Pappanastos in final news conference of Iron Bowl week

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama football coach Nick Saban provided injury updates on multiple key Crimson Tide players ahead of the Iron Bowl. For the first time since their injuries, linebackers Terrell Lewis (elbow), Christian Miller (biceps) and Mack Wilson (foot) were spotted at practice during the media viewing period on Wednesday. The trio all wore...
Report: Tennessee WR Jauan Jennings dismissed from team

Report: Tennessee WR Jauan Jennings dismissed from team

Tennessee wide receiver Jauan Jennings has been dismissed from the Volunteers team, interim head coach Brady Hoke announced on Wednesday night, according to The Zone in Nashville. Hoke said that through a meeting with athletic director John Currie, the decision was to let Jennings go. Earlier on Wednesday, Jennings had posted a video on Instagram with him ranting...
Live updates: Nick Saban provides the latest on injuries, Alabama’s prep for Auburn

Live updates: Nick Saban provides the latest on injuries, Alabama’s prep for Auburn

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Coming across like a gambler who knows he has something up his sleeve, University of Alabama coach Nick Saban addressed reporters for the final time before Saturday’s Iron Bowl (3:30 p.m. ET, CBS). The coach updated the status of his injured players, including linebackers Christian Miller, Terrell Lewis and Mack Wilson, and guard Ross Pierschbacher)...
Mississippi State vs. Ole Miss: 5 things to know about the Egg Bowl

Mississippi State vs. Ole Miss: 5 things to know about the Egg Bowl

Mississippi State and Ole Miss square off on Thursday night in Starkville in the 90th rendition of the Battle for the Golden Egg, better known as the Egg Bowl. It’s been a tale of two significantly different seasons for the No. 16 Bulldogs (8-3, 4-3 SEC) and Rebels (5-6, 2-5). But anything can happen when the two bitter rivals clash. The game this season will be played on Thanksgiving...
Girls high school basketball preseason power rankings

Girls high school basketball preseason power rankings

Here’s who we consider the top girls high school basketball area teams. Division I 1. Tecumseh (22-3, 13-0 CBC Kenton Trail last season): hosts Butler on Wed. 2. Wayne (20-5, 12-0 GWOC National East): vs. Gilmour Aca. on Sat., vs. Hamilton Heights Aca. (Tenn.) on Sun., both at Lakota West. 3. Fairmont (12-12, 6-6 GWOC National East): vs. Berlin Hiland on Sat., vs. Pickerington Central on Sun...
FINAL: No. 8 Kentucky 86, Fort Wayne 67: box score, analysis (November 22, 2017)

FINAL: No. 8 Kentucky 86, Fort Wayne 67: box score, analysis (November 22, 2017)

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky and Fort Wayne basketball tip off at 8 p.m. ET on Wednesday, November 22, 2017, at Rupp Arena. Stay here for live updates, including the latest box score at each media timeout, and analysis. FINAL: No. 8 Kentucky 86, Fort Wayne 67 Kentucky 83, Fort Wayne 62, 2:44 2H: Naturally, Nick Richards steadied the Cats. Another offensive rebound and put-back...
Sound Off: Mississippi State eyes another victory in heated Egg Bowl rivalry

Sound Off: Mississippi State eyes another victory in heated Egg Bowl rivalry

Mississippi State is primed for another Egg Bowl against an Ole Miss program filled with uncertainty. The Bulldogs (8-3) enter the matchup coming off a 28-21 win against Arkansas last Saturday. The Rebels, who lost last week to Texas A&M, 31-24, are 5-6 going into the rivalry game Thursday in Starkville. The Bulldogs have won six of the last 10 Egg Bowls, including a 55-20 decision...
Beanie Wells dispenses words of wisdom for Ohio State ahead of Michigan game

Beanie Wells dispenses words of wisdom for Ohio State ahead of Michigan game

Former Ohio State running back Beanie Wells has no shortage of experience with the Buckeyes’ rivalry against Michigan, having played for the team from 2006-2008. On Tuesday, Wells dispensed some words of wisdom for the Buckeyes  with “The Game” set for this weekend. Wells never mentions Michigan by name in the video, instead referring to the Wolverines...
Tennessee WR Jauan Jennings goes on epic rant against Vols coaching staff in Instagram video

Tennessee WR Jauan Jennings goes on epic rant against Vols coaching staff in Instagram video

The mood around the Tennessee football program is possibly at an all-time low right now as the Volunteers prepare for its final game of the season against Vanderbilt. One player that is upset with the current coaching staff is wide receiver Jauan Jennings, who has been preparing for a comeback against the Commodores after suffering an injury in the opening game against Georgia...
Zach’s Mail Stack: Will Florida recruit another QB with Luke Del Rio gone?

Zach’s Mail Stack: Will Florida recruit another QB with Luke Del Rio gone?

“Zach’s Mail Stack” is a weekly mailbag with SEC Country reporter Zach Abolverdi, who has covered Florida Gators recruiting since 2010. This week Abolverdi analyzes analyzes whether Florida will pursue another 2018 QB recruit with Luke Del Rio leaving the program. Florida quarterback Luke Del Rio announced Wednesday that he won’t attempt another...
Young woman vanishes after online date, family fears the worst

Young woman vanishes after online date, family fears the worst

A 24-year-old Lincoln, Nebraska, woman has been missing for several days following a date with someone she met online, and now police are calling the circumstance surrounding her disappearance “concerning.” Lincoln Police Chief Jeff Jeff Bliemeister spoke to local media Tuesday and urged residents to continue looking for Sydney Loofe as the department conducts interviews and pieces together...
Sound Off: Breaking down the LSU bowl game possibilities

Sound Off: Breaking down the LSU bowl game possibilities

BATON ROUGE, La. — The end of the regular season is upon LSU, and it comes with a few questions that need answering. On this week’s edition of “Sound Off,” SEC Country beat writers Alex Hickey and Nick Suss break down the three biggest topics of conversation surrounding the Tigers, beginning with a discussion of LSU’s potential...
Penn State football players deliver turkey donations to State College Food Bank

Penn State football players deliver turkey donations to State College Food Bank

On Tuesday, Penn State defensive linemen took some time to give back. The position group, led by defensive line coach Sean Spencer, delivered a donation of 68 turkeys and 100 pounds of potatoes to the State College Food Bank for Thanksgiving, in conjunction with the Student Book Store. “It’s important for us to share our wealth and sense of giving with the community by making...
Black Friday 2017: Walmart, Best Buy, Amazon deals, store hours, ads and more

Black Friday 2017: Walmart, Best Buy, Amazon deals, store hours, ads and more

  It’s almost go time. Sure, you have a turkey and all the fixins’ to fix, family to visit with and football to watch, but you also have sales to attend, deals to get and shopping to get over with. With holiday shopping barking at the door like a pack of wolves, here's a quick guide to the best deals, store hours, ads and shopping apps.  Good luck! Bass Pro Shops – 8 a...
Dayton board tight-lipped about why superintendent placed on leave

Dayton board tight-lipped about why superintendent placed on leave

Dayton’s school board Wednesday would not clarify why they placed Superintendent Rhonda Corr on paid administrative leave late Tuesday night, but one board member said it was caused by multiple allegations. After a six-hour meeting Tuesday, much of it in closed executive session, the school board voted 6-0 to relieve Corr of her duties immediately. They also agreed to issue a pre-disciplinary...
Sound Off: Kentucky looks to finish off regular season with rivalry win

Sound Off: Kentucky looks to finish off regular season with rivalry win

It’s rivalry week in the Bluegrass. Kentucky and Louisville kick off at  noon ET  on  Saturday  at Kroger Field. The Cats had a thrilling win against the Cards as four-touchdown underdogs a year ago. Kentucky will again have to win as the underdog to hang onto the Governor’s...
Sound Off: What advantages does Auburn have over Alabama in the Iron Bowl?

Sound Off: What advantages does Auburn have over Alabama in the Iron Bowl?

Auburn football is back on the biggest stage of them all — a winner-take-all SEC West championship showdown with rival Alabama in the Iron Bowl. The Tigers overcame two close but ugly losses this season to square off against the Crimson Tide, who have been unbeatable — but still vulnerable — this season. Where can the Tigers take advantage? Auburn finally...
Trio of injured Alabama linebackers return to practice as Iron Bowl approaches

Trio of injured Alabama linebackers return to practice as Iron Bowl approaches

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The University of Alabama football team looked like it was being infiltrated during Wednesday’s practice, as numerous players coming off injuries wore a black-no contact jersey. Among them were three linebackers, including redshirt junior Christian Miller (biceps) and sophomore Terrell Lewis (elbow), who have been out since the season opener against...
Tennessee football SEC Country media picks: Vols expected to avoid historic failure

Tennessee football SEC Country media picks: Vols expected to avoid historic failure

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee Team 121 entered the season hoping to make great history, but the Vols are exiting the 2017 campaign looking to avoid the wrong kind. Tennessee (4-7, 0-7 SEC) plays host to Vanderbilt (4-7, 0-7) at 4 p.m. on Saturday (SEC Network) with the worst record in history on the line. The Vols’ program has never lost eight games in a season,...
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