Rhode Island dominates second half to hand Dayton second loss in a row

Rhode Island showed why it was the preseason favorite in the Atlantic 10 Conference. The Dayton Flyers showed once again the inconsistency that has plagued them all season. Rhode Island improved to 7-0 with an 88-74 victory over Dayton at UD Arena on Saturday. The Rams (15-3 overall) remain in first place all by themselves. Dayton (9-10, 3-4) dropped its second straight game after its first two-game...


Tough decisions led to Good Samaritan Hospital closing

Tough decisions led to Good Samaritan Hospital closing

For months, a group of Premier Health executives contemplated closing Good Samaritan Hospital and the night before the announcement the health system’s board of trustees made the final decision to close the 85-year-old hospital. A day after the announcement that left many shocked in the community, Premier Health leaders on Thursday reiterated the reasons behind their tough decision and the importance...
Local state House seat drawing lots of candidates for competitive district

Local state House seat drawing lots of candidates for competitive district

The Dayton region’s most competitively balanced Ohio House district is getting plenty of attention with the filing deadline less than three weeks away. Republican Clayton Councilman Kenny Henning on Friday formally announced he is running for the 43rd House District seat, which is split almost 50-50 between Democrats and Republicans. “I hope to earn your support in the upcoming months...
5 demolition sites targeted in 1-mile West Carrollton strip near I-75

5 demolition sites targeted in 1-mile West Carrollton strip near I-75

In the past year, several parcels of land totaling nearly 20 acres in a one-mile strip of East Dixie Drive in West Carrollton have been targeted for demolition. The city is looking to redevelopment the Dixie/Central Avenue corridor along with the Great Miami River near Interstate 75 with the vision of turning it into a multi-million dollar entertainment district. RELATED: Demolition paves way for...
JUST IN: Local chef to open new restaurant in 2nd Street Market

JUST IN: Local chef to open new restaurant in 2nd Street Market

The Five Rivers MetroParks 2nd Street Market is adding a new restaurant vendor who has helped develop dishes at some of Dayton’s best-known restaurants. Invoke, founded by brothers Lester and Larry Gates, will open in early February in the market space that previously housed Arepas Colombian Comfort Food, which closed its market eatery in late 2017. Lester Gates has worked in several positions...
Rhode Island brings familiar names to UD Arena on Saturday

Rhode Island brings familiar names to UD Arena on Saturday

Fans around the Atlantic 10 Conference grew tired of hearing the names Scoochie Smith, Kendall Pollard and Kyle Davis over the past four seasons. Their large roles with the Dayton Flyers, especially in the last three seasons, made them household names. It seemed as if they had been around forever by the time last March arrived. Rhode Island finds itself in the same position this season. The Rams have...
Restaurant owner gearing up to open new eatery after closing another

Restaurant owner gearing up to open new eatery after closing another

Lawren Williams is putting the finishing touches on a new restaurant a month after shutting down another eatery he had operated for nearly a decade. Williams is shooting for a mid-February opening for Lefty’s Eats & Espresso, his new restaurant and coffee shop that will be located at 2 W. Main St. in Fairborn. Two days before Christmas, Williams shut down his namesake restaurant, Williams...
Ohio flu hospitalizations climb, prompting caution and optimism

Ohio flu hospitalizations climb, prompting caution and optimism

Ohio’s flu-related hospitalizations increased by more than 50 from the previous week, new data released Friday by the Ohio Department of Health said. The increase was smaller than previous weeks, prompting some optimism and words of caution from one local expert. “While it looks like (the flu) may be leveling off, it is still significantly higher than the five year average,” said...
Cincinnati Bengals: Ranking the team’s 10 unrestricted free agents

Cincinnati Bengals: Ranking the team’s 10 unrestricted free agents

Cincinnati Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said he didn’t “win” anything in his postseason meetings with team owner and president Mike Brown prior to signing a two-year contract extension. But Lewis hinted at some changes and was more direct about others during a 40-minute press conference – the longest of his 15-year tenure with the Bengals – that...
Ex-Miamisburg teacher’s trial on teen sex charges: Who might testify?

Ex-Miamisburg teacher’s trial on teen sex charges: Who might testify?

Several Miamisburg school administrators have been subpoenaed in the case of a former middle school teacher indicted on charges of sexual battery and unlawful sexual conduct with a minor student. Eight district administrators and two unnamed minors are among those identified on 18 subpoenas issued Wednesday in the criminal case against Jessica Langford in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court. RELATED...
Starbucks testing out stores that do not accept cash

Starbucks testing out stores that do not accept cash

Starbucks is testing out a cashless checkout in stores nationwide. As of Tuesday, one downtown Seattle store accepts only cards or mobile payments, according to a report from KIRO-7. The coffee chain is receiving mixed reviews from customers, some who like the convenience while others worry about privacy issues. Robert Safian, editor of Fast Company, told KIRO 7 that the cashless wave will only grow...
ECOT, Ohio’s largest online charter school, officially closes

ECOT, Ohio’s largest online charter school, officially closes

The Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow (ECOT), Ohio’s largest online K-12 school, was closed Thursday night by its sponsor, the Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West, citing a financial inability to continue. The embattled school had claimed an enrollment of more than 15,000 students just two years ago, including more than 1,000 in the Dayton area. But state officials eventually challenged...
Daytonian makes splash on magazine cover, calls mom ‘doyenne of Dayton, Ohio’

Daytonian makes splash on magazine cover, calls mom ‘doyenne of Dayton, Ohio’

One of Dayton’s favorite daughters graces the latest cover of a magazine that makes it into 22 million homes.  Oakwood-raised movie and television star Allison Janney and Anna Faris, her co-star on CBS’s “Mom,” are on the cover of this Sunday’s “Parade” magazine.  You’ll be able to find Parade this Sunday in the “Dayton Daily News&rdquo...
5 things to know about Wright State’s 8th straight win

5 things to know about Wright State’s 8th straight win

Wright State ran its winning streak to eight Thursday night and stayed in first place in the Horizon League with an 80-67 victory against Green Bay at the Resch Center. The Raiders (15-5, 7-0 HL) led by as many as 23 points in the second half on the way to their 11th win in the last 12 games. WSU will look to keep things going Saturday night at Milwaukee. Here are five things to know about Thursday...

Opinion: What is the real message of #MeToo?

The feminist website Babe published an account of a date gone bad. The pushback has been swift and sharp. I share some of the concerns of the critics, but I also think young women are sending a message that is being missed. The account by the anonymous “Grace” about a bad date with comedian Aziz Ansari was, if not “3,000 words of revenge porn” (Caitlin Flanagan’s phrase)...

COMMENTARY: You can’t go wrong with Ben Franklin’s wisdom

When I used to teach American literature as part of our sophomore curriculum, I always looked forward to teaching the Ben Franklin excerpts from “Poor Richard’s Almanac.” Why? First of all, these proverbs and aphorisms reflect a way of thinking that gives great insight into the American psyche and identity of a certain age — the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Second, our...

The Kid Whisperer: What to do about the child who cries, cries, cries

Dear Kid Whisperer, I’m curious about crying tantrums. We have a strong-willed 6-year old girl who cries about everything lately. She cries over us not buying a toy or what she eats for breakfast. I offer her a hug, tell her I am sad that she is sad and tell her that it’s too loud and we can’t hear each other. I am gentle and loving. I tell her that she can come back when she cannot...
Student of the Week Emmanuel Christian Academy

Student of the Week Emmanuel Christian Academy

Name: Matthias Tedros School: Emmanuel Christian Academy Grade: 12 Age: 16 Extra-curricular: JV/Varsity Hockey, Varsity Soccer, Varsity Lacrosse, Volunteer at Hospital, Front of House job at NTPRD Chiller, Piano, Guitar, Alto and Bari Saxophone Claim to fame/honors: Lacrosse: First Academic Team, Academic Scholar Award, Hockey: First Academic Team, Soccer: Varsity Soccer Team Captain, First Chair...
Athlete of the Week Emmanuel Christian Academy

Athlete of the Week Emmanuel Christian Academy

Name: Dylan Herring School: Emmanuel Christian Academy Grade: 12 Age: 17 Sports: Golf, Bowling, Baseball Claim to fame/honors: MBC Bowling Player of the Year, State Bowling Honorable Mention Words you live by: “There may be people who have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do - and I believe that.” - Derek Jeter Toughest opponent: Middletown...
Slow start sends Wright State to first Horizon League loss

Slow start sends Wright State to first Horizon League loss

Basketball games generally are won down the stretch, but Wright State’s Raiders believe they lost a close game in the first half Saturday night. A flat opening 20 minutes left the Raiders trailing, and even though they fought back to briefly take the lead in the second half, they couldn’t make the plays down the stretch in a 66-61 loss to Milwaukee. »ARCHDEACON: WSU’s &lsquo...
Sen. Sherrod Brown donates pay during shutdown

Sen. Sherrod Brown donates pay during shutdown

Under relentless attacks from Republicans for blocking a vote on a bill that would have kept the federal government open, Sen. Sherrod Brown said he would donate his paycheck during the shutdown to an Ohio diaper bank which helps low-income families.  Brown, D-Ohio, announced the move in a statement Saturday on the first full day of a partial shutdown of the federal government. Senate Democrats...

HS Scores 1/2o: Tecumseh’s Thomas nets 28; Ponitz bests Yellow Springs

PREP RESULTS Boys Basketball Friday’s Results Anna 74, Houston 34 Ansonia 52, National Trail 48: Sink (A) 22; Harrison (NT) 21. Beavercreek 43, Miamisburg 39: Saylor, Johnson (B) 10; Hartman (M) 14. Belmont 59, Stivers 52: Ellis (S) 25; Moore (B) 12. Bethel 62, Miami East 49: Rutledge (ME) 17; South (B) 21. Butler 70, West Carrollton 52: Justice (B) 17. Centerville 51, Lebanon 29: Shelton (C)...

HS Results 1/20: Trotwood boys knock off Northmont

The Trotwood boys basketball team routed GWOC foe Northmont, 76-73. Myles Belyeu led all scorers with 30 points in the win. Amari Davis tacked on 16 points and Justin Stephens 13. Jabari Perkins and Jamaal Linson each chipped in 16 points for Northmont in the losing effort. Ryan Foy added on 11. The win moves Trotwood to 7-0 in conference and 10-3 overall. Northmont drops to 1-5 in conference and...
Boy, 12, dies from flu-like symptoms in Michigan

Boy, 12, dies from flu-like symptoms in Michigan

A 12-year-old boy from Michigan who vomited during dinner one night, went to an urgent care facility the next night and had a flu test come back negative tragically died the very next morning. Michael Messenger’s family can’t believe how quickly their world was turned upside-down, losing a son and a brother who had been so full of life in just a matter of days. The timeline of Messenger&rsquo...
Shutdown nixes Trump visit to Mar-a-Lago; party goes on with son Eric headlining

Shutdown nixes Trump visit to Mar-a-Lago; party goes on with son Eric headlining

The federal government shutdown led President Donald Trump to cancel plans to celebrate the anniversary of his first year in office at a $100,000-per-couple fundraiser at Mar-a-Lago on Saturday. As of Saturday evening, the fundraiser was still set to go on with presidential son Eric Trump and his wife, Lara Trump, and Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel as headliners...
Shutdown: Uncertainty plagues civil servants, WPAFB workers, businesses

Shutdown: Uncertainty plagues civil servants, WPAFB workers, businesses

Employees at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base will report to work on Monday for further instructions. On Main Street in downtown Fairborn Saturday night there were a lot of questions about the partial shutdown, from workers who may be at risk of furlough to businesses those workers visit. “It’s definitely uncertainty,” Casey Hudson, a civil servant who works in finances with the Air...
Girl, 9, unknowingly hands out THC-laced candy to classmates, school says

Girl, 9, unknowingly hands out THC-laced candy to classmates, school says

A 9-year-old girl unwittingly ate, and handed out to other classmates, THC-laced candy, school officials said.  The girl brought the candies to school last Thursday and said she could not see; another girl ate them and started to feel dizzy, Albuquerque School of Excellence Dean of Elementary School Students Kristy Del Curto told KRQE.  “We noticed the student who initially brought...
Man shot in leg during drug deal outside Walmart, police say

Man shot in leg during drug deal outside Walmart, police say

Police are looking for the suspect who shot a man during a drug deal around 3 p.m. Saturday in a Walmart parking lot. According to Sgt. Brandon McCroskey of the Fairfield Township police, the suspect shot the victim in the leg during a drug deal while the victim was in his vehicle. The victim then accelerated his vehicle and struck other vehicles and a cart corral. The suspect fled the scene on foot...
Jim Rodford, bassist for The Kinks, dead at 76

Jim Rodford, bassist for The Kinks, dead at 76

Jim Rodford, bassist for popular rock band The Kinks from 1978 to 1996, has died at 76, according to the band. The Kinks, whose hits include “You Really Got Me,” “Lola,” “I’m Not Like Everybody Else,” “A Well-Respected Man,” “Victoria” and “Waterloo Sunset,” made the announcement Saturday on its official social media accounts...
Prep girls basketball: Burks soars as Middies avenge loss to Big Blue

Prep girls basketball: Burks soars as Middies avenge loss to Big Blue

Middletown High School’s girls basketball team is trending upward. The Middies have recovered from an 0-4 start and reached .500 for the first time this season Saturday afternoon, knocking off visiting Hamilton 59-48 at Wade E. Miller Arena. Aaliyah Burks scored a career-high 22 points, Aubriana Bellard had 17 and Sa’Mill Calhoun added 11 for Middletown, which is 8-8 overall and 4-6 in...
Kentucky basketball: Freshman guard Jemarl Baker ‘not close’ to returning

Kentucky basketball: Freshman guard Jemarl Baker ‘not close’ to returning

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Freshman shooting guard Jemarl Baker has been sidelined the whole season after having a knee surgery in the preseason, and Kentucky will likely be without him for the foreseeable future. “I don’t think he’s close,” Calipari said Saturday after Kentucky’s loss to Florida on Saturday. “I haven’t seen him...
Archdeacon: Cunningham shines brightest on a dim day for Flyers

Archdeacon: Cunningham shines brightest on a dim day for Flyers

As long as he doesn’t let his mom turn into some modern-day Delilah, the Dayton Flyers will have some hope in this season of struggle. At least that’s the way an old biblical tale could apply to UD’s current basketball trials. Josh Cunningham is as close to Sampson as any Flyer gets. If you don’t remember, Sampson was a Nazarite with the flowing locks who had such great strength...
Three people hit by train since its debut last week

Three people hit by train since its debut last week

For the third time in the week since the Brightline train started its service from West Palm Beach to Fort Lauderdale, a person has been hit by the passenger train, according to Fort Lauderdale police. Detective Tracy Figone, public information officer for the police department, said a pedestrian attempted to cross the train tracks at Northeast Third Avenue and North Flagler Drive when the gates were...
Tennessee Titans hire former Buckeye Mike Vrabel as coach

Tennessee Titans hire former Buckeye Mike Vrabel as coach

Mike Vrabel, a former standout offensive lineman with the Ohio State Buckeyes and former Buckeyes assistant coach, was hired Saturday as head coach of the Tennessee Titans. Vrabel, who made the Ohio State All-Century team in 2000, and won three Super Bowls with the New England Patriots, retired from football and became a defensive assistant for Ohio State in 2011. He was the Houston Texans defensive...
Kentucky basketball: What John Calipari said after Kentucky’s loss to Florida

Kentucky basketball: What John Calipari said after Kentucky’s loss to Florida

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky fell to Florida 66-64 Saturday night at Rupp Arena, and the first question John Calipari fielded after the game was about a controversial no-call that left Wildcats fans furious. Here’s everything Calipari said after the game. Q. Did you think PJ Washington was fouled on the final play? COACH CALIPARI: Let me — I’ve been asked...

First-place finishes bolster Fairmont swimmer’s state hopes

Fairmont senior Margaret Berning was adamant that she was a sprinter. That is, until her coach sent her to the distance lane to train. “Her sets are pretty brutal, but I love training and I love working hard,” Berning said. “Everyone wants to be a sprinter — I used to want to be a sprinter — but not anymore.” The Firebirds senior — who has been swimming competitively...
Kentucky basketball: Wildcats react to late, controversial no-call on tying attempt

Kentucky basketball: Wildcats react to late, controversial no-call on tying attempt

LEXINGTON, Ky. — John Calipari couldn’t believe he was asked about the no-call that went against Kentucky in the final seconds of a 66-64 loss Saturday to Florida, but surely the coach knew the question was coming. “I’ve been asked some dumb questions in my life — I don’t mean to embarrass you — but everybody saw it,” Calipari said of ...
Florida group raffles off rifle to benefit children's program

Florida group raffles off rifle to benefit children's program

An assault rifle is a prize in a raffle to raise money for programs to help disadvantaged children. Channel 9 found out that phone calls to buy tickets for the raffle go to three Central Florida county jails. The flyer advertising the raffle was created by the Florida Council on Crime and Delinquency. It advertises a chance to win an AR-15 rifle. There are phone numbers on the flyer to buy $20 tickets...
The 3-pointer: What we learned from Alabama basketball’s XX Mississippi State

The 3-pointer: What we learned from Alabama basketball’s XX Mississippi State

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama basketball needed all 40 minutes to put away the Mississippi State Bulldogs on Saturday night. After building a 20-point lead, Alabama watched it all slip away and had to hang on for a 68-62 victory inside Coleman Coliseum. Alabama was without star freshman Collin Sexton (abdominal) for the second straight game. Alabama missed Collin Sexton’s offensive punch...
Controversial call: Did refs miss no-call in final seconds of Florida-Kentucky finish?

Controversial call: Did refs miss no-call in final seconds of Florida-Kentucky finish?

It wouldn’t be SEC basketball without a little bit of controversy at the end of games. Saturday night’s thriller between Florida and Kentucky was no different. The Gators came away victorious, winning 66-64 in Lexington. And Kentucky certainly had its chances to tie or win the game down the stretch. But it’s worth wondering if forward P.J. Washington should&rsquo...
Foul trouble limits Landers in loss to Rhode Island

Foul trouble limits Landers in loss to Rhode Island

Trey Landers opened the scoring Saturday for the Dayton Flyers with a highlight-reel dunk. It might have set the tone for a big game, but he picked up his second foul less than six minutes into the first half. Landers finished with 11 points in Dayton’s 88-74 loss to Rhode Island at UD Arena but was limited to 18 minutes. “A couple of the fouls were from not boxing out, just small stuff...
Florida basketball: Gators close out momentous win at Kentucky to stay atop SEC standings

Florida basketball: Gators close out momentous win at Kentucky to stay atop SEC standings

Speaking a day earlier, Florida coach Mike White wouldn’t assign any heightened significance to the Gators’ clash with Kentucky at Rupp Arena on Saturday night. Just one of the many games left on the schedule, White said. But this wasn’t just any win for the Gators as they took control late and finished off a 66-64 victory over the No. 18 Wildcats. Florida (14-5, 6-1...
Dayton loses ‘big-boy game’ to Rhode Island

Dayton loses ‘big-boy game’ to Rhode Island

Coach Dan Hurley wasn’t talking about Frisch’s when he shouted to his Rhode Island players early in the first half, “This is a big-boy game!” There was little doubt before the game Hurley’s Rams, dominated by a senior backcourt that ranks among the best in the nation, had the biggest — and also the oldest — boys in this game. There was also little doubt after...
Researchers find meteorites from Michigan meteor

Researchers find meteorites from Michigan meteor

Researchers with the American Meteor Society found two meteorites just days after a meteor lit up the sky across part of Michigan, according to a tweet from AMS. “We are happy and excited to report, two meteorites from the Jan. 16th fall have been found in Michigan,” the Thursday tweet said. “Congratulations to Robert Ward and Larry Atkins on the first two reported finds.”...
For the love of all things gooey: It’s National Cheese Lover’s Day

For the love of all things gooey: It’s National Cheese Lover’s Day

Cheddar, mozzarella, Swiss, Parmesan: the list of cheeses people enjoy around the world goes on and on. January 20th, National Cheese Lover’s Day, is the day set aside to celebrate them all. There’s plenty of cheese lovers across the country who are no doubt enjoying their favorite variety on everything from crackers to pizza. But how much do you really know about cheese? Here are some...
Kentucky basketball: Wildcats save streak of consecutive games with a 3-pointer

Kentucky basketball: Wildcats save streak of consecutive games with a 3-pointer

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky’s streak of 1,031 consecutive games with a made 3-pointer was in question Saturday against Florida, but redshirt freshman guard Hamidou Diallo sank a deep shot from the corner with 8:10 left in the game. Kentucky has now gone 1,032 consecutive games with a make from deep. It’s the longest 3-point streak in the nation followed by UNLV...
New Fairfield Vice Mayor ‘looking forward’ to new role

New Fairfield Vice Mayor ‘looking forward’ to new role

Fairfield Vice Mayor Craig Keller said he’s “looking forward” to serving alongside Mayor Steve Miller for the next year, leading both the city council and the city of Fairfield. Miller made Keller, who’s entering his third year as the Second Ward City Council member, vice mayor for 2018. “It means a lot to serve under Steve as vice mayor of the city,” Keller said...
Teen shot in leg in drug deal outside Walmart in Fairfield Twp.

Teen shot in leg in drug deal outside Walmart in Fairfield Twp.

Police are looking for the suspect who shot a teenager in his leg Saturday after they met up for a drug deal in the Walmart parking lot. The 17-year-old male was shot around 3 p.m. while he was in the driver’s side of a car in the lot, 3201 Princeton Road. He then accelerated his vehicle and struck other vehicles and a shopping cart corral, Fairfield Twp. police Sgt. Brandon McCroskey said....
South Carolina basketball: What Frank Martin said after the Tennessee game

South Carolina basketball: What Frank Martin said after the Tennessee game

COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina basketball coach Frank Martin met with reporters after the 70-63 loss to No. 21 Tennessee. Here’s what the Gamecocks coach had to say, after the Gamecocks dropped to 12-7 (3-4 SEC). “Unfortunately, we let a great opportunity slipped right through our hands. We were playing with fire with our low shooting percentage, but what...
ICYMI: 4 top crime stories from this week

ICYMI: 4 top crime stories from this week

Here are four crime stories from the Springfield News-Sun that broke this week: Woman charged with hitting 6-year-old in head with belt A Springfield woman has been charged with assault and child endangerment after allegedly hitting a 6-year-old boy in the head with a belt. The incident allegedly occurred at a home in the 2000 block of Clifton Avenue on Dec. 15. According to a report, the victim and...
Florida man accused of shoplifting, leaving child in running car at Walmart

Florida man accused of shoplifting, leaving child in running car at Walmart

Police arrested a man at a Walmart in Florida Thursday night after he allegedly left a 7-year-old child in his car while he went inside the store and shoplifted. Around 8 p.m., a loss prevention officer spotted Derek Kingsland, 29, in the Jupiter store “looking around suspiciously,” the arrest report stated. Kingsland attempted to purchase $48 worth of items at the self-checkout line,...
Former Penn State S Troy Apke wins NFLPA Collegiate Bowl MVP

Former Penn State S Troy Apke wins NFLPA Collegiate Bowl MVP

After each college football season, numerous postseason all-star games take place leading up to the NFL draft each April. One such game is the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl, and former Penn State safety Troy Apke showed scouts why he belongs at the next level. The National squad faced the American team, and Apke’s National side won the game convincingly, 23-0. Apke was the...
Centerville dials long distance in rout of Lebanon

Centerville dials long distance in rout of Lebanon

Centerville guard Donnie Shelton acknowledged he hasn’t always had the strongest outside shot. So, for four years, the senior has been a card-carrying member of the Elks’ “Breakfast Club,” a program designed to let Centerville hoopsters hit the hardwood every day at 6 a.m. Centerville coach Brook Cupps said fans may not have noticed immediate results from the morning hours...
3 things from Tennessee basketball 70-63 win at South Carolina

3 things from Tennessee basketball 70-63 win at South Carolina

Tennessee earned a hard-fought road win at South Carolina on Saturday night, topping the Gamecocks 70-63 at Colonial Life Arena. Vols’ guard Lamonte Turner came off the bench to score a game-high 23 points, pacing No. 21-ranked Tennessee (13-5, 4-3 SEC) early and often against South Carolina (12-7, 3-4). Turner was 6-of-9 shooting from the floor (3-of-3 from three) and...
WATCH: Girls perform adorable ditty to sell Girl Scout cookies

WATCH: Girls perform adorable ditty to sell Girl Scout cookies

Two young girls from New Hampshire are using their musical talents to sell Girl Scout cookies. Lyla and Avery Holzapfel are 8 and 6 years-old. With the help of their parents, Brynne and Doug, they wrote a little ditty to make some sales, Boston25News reported. >> Read more trending news  And it's taken off. The video has several thousand views since it was posted on Tuesday.  Doug...
Kentucky basketball: 5-star target Zion Williamson commits to Duke

Kentucky basketball: 5-star target Zion Williamson commits to Duke

Zion Williamson, the No. 3 prospect in the 2018 class, committed to Duke on Saturday night. He chose the Blue Devils over Kentucky, Clemson, North Carolina, Kansas and South Carolina. The 6-foot-6 and 275-pound forward was the highest-ranked prospect available in the 2018 class. The Spartanburg, S.C., native was heavily favored to commit to Clemson. Kentucky hasn’t signed...
South Carolina basketball: Observations from the Tennessee game

South Carolina basketball: Observations from the Tennessee game

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The South Carolina basketball to No. 21 Tennessee on Saturday night at Colonial Life Arena, 70-63. A couple of quick observations: Chris Silva spent much of the evening in foul trouble. Without his presence inside, South Carolina gave up a lot in the paint to Tennessee, where the Vols dominated, 32-16. Somehow, it didn’t carry over...
The area’s newest club for kids just got a boost from local restaurants

The area’s newest club for kids just got a boost from local restaurants

The Boys & Girls Club of West Chester/Liberty is the latest recipient of a local restaurant company’s generosity. The youth club, which opened in early December, has received a donation of $17,755 from CTI Restaurants, Inc. The money will be used for program supplies and specialty education programs. MORE TRENDING NEWS » 7 new restaurants to try in Middletown this year » 5 ways Mike...
Instant analysis: No. 17 Auburn basketball stifles Georgia in another second-half comeback win

Instant analysis: No. 17 Auburn basketball stifles Georgia in another second-half comeback win

AUBURN, Ala. — There’s just something about Auburn basketball in the second half — especially at home — that can’t be explained this season. No. 17 Auburn trailed by double-digits once again late in the first half of an SEC game. And, once again, Bruce Pearl’s Tigers rallied to keep their spot atop the SEC standings with a 79-65 win inside...
In-state 2019 DE Cameron Williams flips from Florida to Miami

In-state 2019 DE Cameron Williams flips from Florida to Miami

Literally minutes after the Gators got great news for their 2018 recruiting class, they got less than stellar news for their 2019 class. Cameron Williams, a 3-star defensive end from Hollywood, Fla., in the class of 2019, announced his decision to flip his commitment from Florida to Miami on his Twitter account on Saturday night. 247Sports lists Williams as the 30th-best...
Crowded governor field puts Democratic race up for grabs

Crowded governor field puts Democratic race up for grabs

Nobody denies the Democratic field of candidates running for Ohio governor is crowded. But the whether that is a good thing for the party — and its fortunes in November — depends on how the five candidates behave, according to political experts and party officials. “I am not sure we can assume that a tight primary will damage a candidate for a general election unless the party emerges...
Arizona mother who gave toddler fatal meth dose receives 20-year prison sentence

Arizona mother who gave toddler fatal meth dose receives 20-year prison sentence

An Arizona woman who gave her toddler a fatal dose of methamphetamine in 2016 was sentenced Friday to 20 years in prison. >> Read more trending news  Natalie Russell, 30, pleaded guilty last month to second-degree murder and child abuse, azcentral.com reported. Russell claimed she gave her 22-month-old daughter meth to counteract the effects of methadone. The child had accidentally...
Women’s March draws thousands to downtown Dayton

Women’s March draws thousands to downtown Dayton

A few thousand women and supporters gathered at Courthouse Square Saturday on the near one-year anniversary of the marches that took place the day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration. The event was organized by Dayton Women’s Rights Alliance, along with Dayton Indivisible for All and others. The rally is designed to engage and empower all people to support women’s rights...
Florida lands commitment from 4-star WR Justin Watkins

Florida lands commitment from 4-star WR Justin Watkins

Florida coach Dan Mullen landed a commitment Saturday from 4-star wide receiver Justin Watkins. The Under Armour All-American from East Ridge High School (Clermont, Fla.) is one of five official visitors for the Gators this weekend. The post Florida lands commitment from 4-star WR Justin Watkins appeared first on SEC Country.
Liberty Twp. didn’t get Amazon’s second HQ, but big dreams continue

Liberty Twp. didn’t get Amazon’s second HQ, but big dreams continue

Liberty Twp.’s bid to land Amazon’s second headquarters didn’t pan out, but it did solidify the resolve of local officials to continue already existing economic development efforts aimed at attracting similar companies, officials said. The HQ2 project, which generated 238 applicants from cities and regions in 54 states, provinces, districts and territories across North America, was...
South Carolina football: Colonial Life Arena greets the Gamecocks

South Carolina football: Colonial Life Arena greets the Gamecocks

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The South Carolina football team was recognized on Saturday, during halftime of the men’s basketball game against Tennessee. SEC Country was on hand as Will Muschamp and the Gamecocks were greeted by a near-capcity crowd at Colonial Life Arena. Check out the Facebook Live below. Updates from the Gamecocks recruiting weekend ...
Suspect indicted in Coldwater stabbing death

Suspect indicted in Coldwater stabbing death

A 19-year-old Coldwater man is charged with murder in the death of a woman in her apartment earlier this month. A Mercer County grand jury returned the indictment Friday against Francy Majo. He is accused of killing 47-year-old Sandra Renner Jan. 3 on North Elm Street in Coldwater. Majo was arrested the next morning. According to police, Majo said he stabbed Renner to death. Majo remains held on $1...
Florida basketball: 3 keys for Gators in SEC showdown at Kentucky

Florida basketball: 3 keys for Gators in SEC showdown at Kentucky

Florida basketball coach Mike White didn’t want to feed any more into the hype for the Gators’ visit to No. 18 Kentucky on Saturday night. Yes, it’s the biggest SEC showdown yet for his team and a chance for Florida to continue establishing itself atop the conference standings. And yes, Kentucky is Kentucky and the Gators’ history at Rupp Arena says...
Dayton detective fires shots; no injuries in Salem Avenue incident

Dayton detective fires shots; no injuries in Salem Avenue incident

Two people are jailed in connection with an incident late this morning outside Lev’s Pawn Shop in Harrison Twp. that led a Dayton police detective to fire his service weapon. Joshua A. Craver and William Goodwin, both 18, were arrested at 3351 Salem Ave. by Riverside police on suspicion of aggravated burglary. They are in the Montgomery County Jail awaiting formal charges, online records show...
Ed Sheeran announces engagement to Cherry Seaborn

Ed Sheeran announces engagement to Cherry Seaborn

Musician Ed Sheeran is engaged to childhood friend Cherry Seaborn. >> Read more trending news  Sheeran announced the news of his engagement Saturday on Instagram. The engagement took place just before the new year. The couple have lived together for over a year, The Telegraph reported. The pair have been longtime friends and attended school together, but were not childhood sweethearts...
Alabama football: Rashaan Evans explains why he’s skipping Senior Bowl

Alabama football: Rashaan Evans explains why he’s skipping Senior Bowl

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama linebacker Rashaan Evans was one of two late scratches from the Senior Bowl roster along with Crimson Tide defensive back Anthony Averett. During Alabama’s national championship celebration, Evans explained his decision not to play in the game. “The whole reason for that, man, was really just for be focused on the Combine,” Evans said...
Here are the big things happening with Hamilton schools in 2018

Here are the big things happening with Hamilton schools in 2018

The state of education in Hamilton-area schools is strong and getting stronger, local public and private school officials said Thursday. The annual State of Hamilton Schools event at the Courtyard Marriott in the Butler County city is a pep rally of sorts for school officials, business and community organization leaders. And this year there was plenty to be cheery about. Badin High School, which is...
Grants pay for most of Beavercreek’s road work, thanks to new taxes

Grants pay for most of Beavercreek’s road work, thanks to new taxes

Residents and commuters will contend with more road construction projects this year in the city of Beavercreek, as the city continues to utilize voter-approved tax dollars to improve the streets. City leaders have budgeted about $5.8 million in road construction improvements for the year. STAY CONNECTED: Greene County News on Facebook Because of the 2-mill levy that voters passed in 2014, more than...
Arkansas holds off late rally against Ole Miss to stay out of SEC basement

Arkansas holds off late rally against Ole Miss to stay out of SEC basement

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Finally. It had been a month since anyone had seen the Arkansas basketball team. The real Arkansas basketball team. They returned at last Saturday afternoon inside Bud Walton Arena. The team that titillated and enraptured the state back in nonconference play had been on the side of a milk carton since. Six games of mostly subpar basketball in SEC...
Vikings seek trademark for 'Minneapolis Miracle’ nickname

Vikings seek trademark for 'Minneapolis Miracle’ nickname

The Minnesota Vikings are the owners of a remarkable victory in last weekend’s NFL divisional playoffs. Now, the team wants to own the nicknames that have been attached to it. Stefon Diggs’ stunning 61-yard touchdown catch and run on the final play of the game gave the Vikings a 29-24 victory against New Orleans, giving birth to the nicknames “Minneapolis Miracle” or &ldquo...
Nick Saban’s “We’re not finished” caps Alabama’s national championship celebration

Nick Saban’s “We’re not finished” caps Alabama’s national championship celebration

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The University of Alabama held another national championship parade and celebration on Saturday afternoon, which began at Denny Chimes on campus and concluded with Nick Saban’s address in front of Bryant-Denny Stadium. Here’s what he said: “Thank you so much for the support that you’ve created, not only in being a part of this...
Women's marches, events taking place across nation

Women's marches, events taking place across nation

A series of women’s marches, protests and voter registration events are taking place across the country this weekend. This weekend marks the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump’s inauguration. In 2017, the Women’s March on Washington drew a large crowd that marched in protest of Trump’s election. Women’s marches were held across the country and the world...
WATCH: Minkah Fitzpatrick gets Nick Saban to join in on signing ‘We are the Champoins’

WATCH: Minkah Fitzpatrick gets Nick Saban to join in on signing ‘We are the Champoins’

It’s pretty clear that Minkah Fitzpatrick and Nick Saban have a special bond. So much so that even Fitzpatrick is able to get Saban to crack a smile. While honoring the team at the national title parade, Queen’s We are the Champions was playing and a a number of players were taking in the moment, swaying side-to-side, and even singing along. At the...
Iowa basketball fails to match Chris Street’s intensity in blowout loss to Purdue

Iowa basketball fails to match Chris Street’s intensity in blowout loss to Purdue

IOWA CITY, Iowa — On the most important day of Iowa’s basketball season, one team showed up with the toughness, heart and character displayed by Chris Street. Unfortunately for the Hawkeyes on Saturday, that team was Purdue. The No. 3-ranked Boilermakers showcased every reason why they are the Big Ten favorite and Matt Painter’s best version in his tenure...
Former Michigan State WR Hunter Rison transfers to Kansas State

Former Michigan State WR Hunter Rison transfers to Kansas State

Hunter Rison will be suiting up in the Big 12 next season. Rison, a former Michigan State wide receiver, announced his transfer to Kansas State on Saturday. “Blessed to say I will be furthering my athletic and academic career at Kansas State University,” Rison wrote on Twitter. Rison announced he was leaving the Spartans’ roster earlier this month. As a freshman in 2017...
Shutdown: Air Force museum closes: Wright-Patt workers face furlough

Shutdown: Air Force museum closes: Wright-Patt workers face furlough

The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force closed Saturday after initially opening in the morning in the midst of a federal government shutdown. Hundreds of people had trekked inside the world’s largest military aviation museum Saturday morning before the closure at 1 p.m. The fallout was the latest from the federal closure expected to affect thousands of workers at Wright-Patterson Air Force...
Local NAACP members, church leaders stay encouraged in light of hospital closing

Local NAACP members, church leaders stay encouraged in light of hospital closing

Local NAACP and church leaders said they are encouraged by “assurances” by Premier Health in the wake of the planned closing of Good Samaritan Hospital. A community forum on the issue set for Feb. 10 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church is one reason for that encouragement, said Dayton NAACP President Derrick Foward.  The community must “find a pathway forward,” said Corey Cunningham...
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