Hal McCoy: Change needed, but firing Price won’t fix Reds

It was clear that something had to be done and done fast. A 3-15 start, with two straight games in which the Cincinnati Reds were shut out, getting three hits in each game, was the perfect time to make a change. So Two Good Men took the fall — manager Bryan Price and pitching coach Mack Jenkins, a man who has devoted 32 years of his life to the Cincinnati Reds. Neither need shoulder the blame...


Who are the candidates to be the next Reds manager?

Who are the candidates to be the next Reds manager?

If members of the Cincinnati Reds front office read the Facebook comments during their search for the next Reds manager, they’ll look at everyone from Barry Larkin to Pete Rose to Chris Sabo, Sean Casey and even Dusty Baker. One of those names might be a legitimate candidate, but it’s too early to tell who the Reds will hire as a replacement for Bryan Price, who was fired on Thursday...
Shooting at vet clinic near Yellow Springs investigated as self-inflicted fatality

Shooting at vet clinic near Yellow Springs investigated as self-inflicted fatality

UPDATE @ 8:01 p.m.: The shooting at the Hosket Veterinary Services on Thursday is being investigated as a self-inflicted fatality, Greene County sheriff’s Chief Deputy Mike Brown said. Deputies dispatched about 11:20 a.m. to the business, 4450 U.S. 68 North, found an individual who had suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound, Chief Deputy Mike Brown said. He declined to release any more...
9 concerns school had with teacher later convicted of teen sex crimes

9 concerns school had with teacher later convicted of teen sex crimes

A recently-released memo about an ex-Miamisburg teacher’s conduct with students shows school district officials had several concerns more than 15 months before the filing of a criminal report that led to her conviction on sexual battery charges involving a student. Miamisburg records obtained by this news organization show school administrators documented in February 2016 nine concerns about...
White powder poisons local jail staff: What exactly happened?

White powder poisons local jail staff: What exactly happened?

The Darke County Jail has been shut down after 10 more officers were sent to the hospital Wednesday after a Tuesday meth spill got into air-handling system. The white powder spilled at the jail around 1 p.m. while Stephen Garner was being booked, according to a release from the Darke County Sheriff’s Office. Here’s what we know about the incident: 1. METHAMPHETAMINE The powder was identified...
Ohio State quarterbacks still waiting to find out who won job

Ohio State quarterbacks still waiting to find out who won job

The news Wednesday at Ohio State regarding the quarterback situation was simple: There was none. Will the Buckeyes turn to Dwayne Haskins, last year’s backup, as their starter in 2018? Could it be Joe Burrow, who has the option of transferring and playing right away if he doesn’t get the job? What will they do with Tate Martell? The spring season ended Saturday with the spring game at...
JUST IN: New cake shop/bakery to open between Dayton Mall and  Austin Landing

JUST IN: New cake shop/bakery to open between Dayton Mall and  Austin Landing

A new dessert option is coming this summer when the Dayton area’s first “Nothing Bundt Cake” shop opens between the Dayton Mall and Austin Landing in Miami Twp.  Renee Hall told this news outlet that she became a fan of the Nothing Bundt Cakes concept — and its cakes — through frequent visits to a franchise-owned Nothing Bundt Cakes bakery on Mason-Montgomery...
2 shot and killed at Trotwood apartment complex

2 shot and killed at Trotwood apartment complex

Two people were fatally shot late Wednesday night at the Pinewood Gardens apartments, police confirmed Thursday.  Police and medics were called around 11 p.m. to the complex after the Trotwood Police Department received several 911 calls reporting numerous gunshots. Both victims were found shot multiple times inside a blue car in the complex parking lot, according to investigators.  The...
Dayton’s newest mosque to open; public and international guests expected

Dayton’s newest mosque to open; public and international guests expected

The first official Ahiska Turkish mosque in many years has a grand opening in Old North Dayton on Sunday that is expected to attract dignitaries from across the globe and that is a testament to the strong growth of the local Turkish population. But the Osman Gazi Mosque and Sunday’s celebration aren’t just for Turkish people or Muslims, leaders say. The mosque, located at 1508 Valley St...
Archdeacon: Bahamian track standouts right at home at Central State

Archdeacon: Bahamian track standouts right at home at Central State

It began with a little fantasy on both sides. Iesha Lockhart was a standout track athlete at C.V. Bethel Senior High in Nassau, Bahamas and had drawn interest from colleges like Grambling State and St. Augustine University when she met Central State coach James Rollins at the Penn Relays. “He told me about the track program and the university and I felt a connection,” she said. &ldquo...
Police: Mother faces charges after Urbana elementary student has cocaine in system at school

Police: Mother faces charges after Urbana elementary student has cocaine in system at school

A 7-year-old Urbana student came to school high on cocaine on Monday, police said. The child is a student at North Elementary, one of the district’s kindergarten and first-grade schools, and was acting very unusual in the late morning, according to police and school officials. “The student was drowsy, groggy and they thought there might be a blood sugar question,” Urbana Superintendent...
Alaska Airlines introduces new rules for emotional support animals

Alaska Airlines introduces new rules for emotional support animals

Alaska Airlines announced Thursday it is making policy changes for passengers who fly with emotional support and psychiatric service animals. Starting May 1, the airline will require passengers traveling with those type of animals to provide animal health and behavioral documents. The airline said a signed document from a medical doctor or mental health professional will also be needed. >> Read...
The brand new IHOP that didn’t open. What’s the holdup?

The brand new IHOP that didn’t open. What’s the holdup?

The parking lot is striped, the brand-new chairs are neatly stacked atop the brand-new dining tables, the occupancy permit has been obtained. The only things missing are employees, customers, an unlocked front door — and a short stack of pancakes or two.  The IHOP restaurant that was built last fall and this winter at 3324 Benchwood Road near the Miller Lane/York Commons development in...
Texas schoolwork asking for 'positive aspects' of slave life 'unacceptable'

Texas schoolwork asking for 'positive aspects' of slave life 'unacceptable'

U.S. Rep. Joaquín Castro, D-San Antonio, took to Twitter on Thursday to call out a San Antonio school assignment about slavery that he called “unacceptable.”  Castro tweeted an image of the assignment, which asked students to list both positive and negative aspects to living as a slave.  The charter school where the assignment came from, Great Hearts, has since responded...
Southwest Airlines reportedly gives $5,000 checks to passengers from Flight 1380

Southwest Airlines reportedly gives $5,000 checks to passengers from Flight 1380

At least three passengers who were aboard Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 received a $5,000 check in a letter from the airline, CNN reported Friday. One passenger, 43-year-old Jennifer Riordan of Albuquerque, New Mexico, died after debris from the plane’s engine blew out a window. The plane was forced to make an emergency landing in Philadelphia on Tuesday, where Riordan died at...
Man jailed on suspicion of murder indicted on more charges

Man jailed on suspicion of murder indicted on more charges

A man already jailed on suspicion of murder in a Dayton homicide that occurred in January, was indicted Thursday on more charges. Kalvin K. Jones, 23, was indicted for aggravated possession of drugs and possession of cocaine, after a April 2017 case against him was reopened, according to online court documents. Jones was already being held in Montgomery County Jail on a count of murder after he was...
Police: Man stays at bar for 30 minutes after being stabbed

Police: Man stays at bar for 30 minutes after being stabbed

A man who was stabbed early Thursday morning while at a Pittsburgh bar remained at the establishment for 30 minutes before leaving, investigators said. Police were called about 2 a.m. to a residential area near Pollock’s Cafe. Investigators said the 40-year-old victim was stabbed in the shoulder after he apparently got into a fight with another person. The man did not seek medical attention...
Police investigate reported robbery at Kroger in Piqua

Police investigate reported robbery at Kroger in Piqua

Piqua police are investigating a robbery that occurred at the Kroger on Covington Avenue late Thursday night. According to officials, an individual dressed in all black entered the store around 11 p.m., demanded money from a cashier, and left with an undisclosed amount of cash. The robber did not display any weapons during the incident and no one was harmed.  Police are unsure if the person left...
Arizona teachers approve strike, will walk out next Thursday

Arizona teachers approve strike, will walk out next Thursday

Arizona teachers voted in favor of a strike Thursday night as the educators demanded higher wages and better classroom conditions, KTAR reported. The walkout is scheduled for next Thursday. “Seventy-eight percent of the school employees in this state said yes,” Joe Thomas, president of the Arizona Education Association said during a news conference. Next week, Monday, Tuesday and...
Oakwood, Fairmont students to rally against gun violence today

Oakwood, Fairmont students to rally against gun violence today

Students at Oakwood and Fairmont high schools will hold a rally to protest school shootings and demand stronger gun laws today, in conjunction with nationwide events on the same topic. The event, which will feature student speakers as well as political candidates, is scheduled for 11 a.m. at Lincoln Park Civic Commons — the park immediately outside Fraze Pavilion in Kettering. MARCH 14: Walkouts...
WPAFB Friday Weather: Moderate temperatures continue for the weekend

WPAFB Friday Weather: Moderate temperatures continue for the weekend

WRIGHT PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE—It will be another cold start and while there may be frost, the area will start snow-free, said Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell. Lots of sunshine is expected into the afternoon with temperatures pushing back into the middle 50s. Skies will remain mostly cloudy tonight with some high clouds moving across the area this weekend. Despite the mix of...
2 Florida deputies shot, killed at restaurant

2 Florida deputies shot, killed at restaurant

Two Florida sheriff’s deputies were killed Thursday, shot through the window of a Chinese restaurant as they shared a meal, The Gainesville Sun reported. The man who allegedly shot the Gilchrist County deputies was found dead in a car outside the restaurant, authorities said. Deputy Taylor Lindsey, 25, and Sgt. Noel Ramirez, 29, were eating at the Ace China restaurant in Trenton at...

Emergency solutions for when key fob battery dies

Dear Car Talk: I have a 2012 Toyota RAV4 with keyless entry and keyless ignition. If the battery in the key fob dies, and I’m not at home where I can grab the spare key, how do I start the car? – Rich RAY: Great question, Rich. There’s not just one great answer, but I can give you a bunch of options. First, look closely at your key fob. Many key fobs hide a temporary, pull-out key...
Pickup trucks remain popular among car buyers

Pickup trucks remain popular among car buyers

Pickup trucks have long been among the most popular vehicles sold, and Statistica states the number of new pickup trucks sold in the United States continues to grow. Between 2015 and 2016, 2.7 million pickups were sold, and some 2.24 million of those were full-sized pickups. According to the data and statistics site GoodCarBadCar, Canadian sales of pickup trucks jumped by 8 percent in 2016, equating...
‘I Feel Pretty’ is bold take on self-love

‘I Feel Pretty’ is bold take on self-love

The Amy Schumer vehicle “I Feel Pretty” tackles a very real epidemic — the crisis of confidence. Low self-esteem is part of the human condition for people of any age, gender or race, but it’s particularly virulent and destructive in the young female population, resulting in eating disorders, imposter syndrome, plastic surgery, billions of dollars spent on beauty products, diets...
How drivers can stay safe in bright conditions

How drivers can stay safe in bright conditions

Weather often contributes to motor vehicle accidents. Snow, rain and other factors that compromise drivers’ vision can make driving hazardous, but there’s a dark side to sunny skies as well. Glare from the sun can compromise drivers’ vision and lead to driving mishaps, regardless of drivers’ experience or skill level. The sun can pack a powerful punch any time during the day...
Paula Patton takes charge as producer, star of sex trafficking film

Paula Patton takes charge as producer, star of sex trafficking film

LOS ANGELES — In one haunting moment from Liongate’s upcoming thriller “Traffik,” a young woman is drugged and loaded into a waiting truck by sex traffickers after having spent much of the night running for her life. Nina Simone’s stirring “Strange Fruit” punctuates the scene, a touch that filmmaker Deon Taylor calls a “spiritual moment” intended...
Elsa Croucher, advocate for domestic violence victims after daughter’s death, dies

Elsa Croucher, advocate for domestic violence victims after daughter’s death, dies

A woman who spent more than 20 years advocating for victims of domestic violence after her daughter was murdered has died. Elsa Croucher, who along with her husband, Jim, founded Citizens Against Domestic Violence in 1996 and created a teen dating violence prevention program, Dating Violence: 101, died Thursday morning surrounded by family and friends in her Monroe home. She battled cancer for 18...

Auto Cross Solos kick off April 22

To submit your event for free, email Wheels at wheels@coxohio.com. Deadline is 10 days prior to desired date of publication or event. WEEKLY CRUISE-INS • FRIDAY NIGHT CRUISE-IN, 5 p.m. to dark, Lofinos Beaver Valley Shopping Center, Seajay Drive, Beavercreek, through Sept. 28. Using same site as last year, courtesy of new owner SVG Motors. Sponsored by SVG Motors, Greene County Antique and Classic...
$3K worth of items stolen from Middletown home construction sites

$3K worth of items stolen from Middletown home construction sites

Thieves broke into two Middletown homes under construction and stole more than $3,000 worth of items, according to a police report. Police were called to a residence in the 2700 block of Galileo Lane on a report of a theft. A representative from Fischer Homes told police that someone stole a front door off the residence sometime Tuesday. The door, described as a Masonite Front Entry with a two-panel...

Opinion: Trump’s Syria strike was meant to project strength

WASHINGTON — In 2013, after Syrian dictator Bashar Assad crossed President Obama’s red line and used chemical weapons on innocent civilians, a U.S. official told the Los Angeles Times that Obama’s retaliatory strike would likely be “just muscular enough not to get mocked” but not so devastating that it would elicit a response from Iran and Russia. In the end, Obama backed...

Opinion: Our gold-leaf presidency

Let’s talk for a minute about Mar-a-Lago. Donald Trump was there this week, hosting a get-together with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan. Important stuff to be discussed — North Korea, trade. The two men held a brief press conference on Tuesday, at which the president revealed: “Many of the world’s great leaders request to come to Mar-a-Lago and Palm Beach. They like it;...
Mazda MX-5 Miata: is big fun in a small package

Mazda MX-5 Miata: is big fun in a small package

What better way to celebrate the arrival of spring than with the arrival of a 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata. A convertible brightens the change from winter, until, that is, another blast of deep, wet snow is dropped on my Midwest city. So as the Miata stayed garaged for one day, reality was reinforced that this car is not all-season transportation. But for the rest of the year … The Mazda MX-5 Miata...
Dragons first baseman delivers game winner for 8th straight win

Dragons first baseman delivers game winner for 8th straight win

Always athletic and tall for his age, Montrell Marshall was a natural at football and basketball while growing up in Pinehurst, North Carolina. That’s also prime stick-and-ball country; golf. “I’m not a good golfer, but I pass by it all the time,” the Dragons first baseman sheepishly admitted. »RELATED: Another gem by Hunter Greene A solid 6-feet-5 and 215 pounds, Marshall...
‘Losing Streak Lois,’ killer grandma wanted in 2 slayings nabbed near U.S.-Mexico border

‘Losing Streak Lois,’ killer grandma wanted in 2 slayings nabbed near U.S.-Mexico border

U.S. marshals caught the woman dubbed “Losing Streak Lois” in Texas near the U.S.-Mexico border on Thursday after a multi-state crime spree, authorities said Thursday. Lois Riess, 56, was alone when she was captured in a restaurant on South Padre Island around 8:30 p.m. local time, the Lee County Sheriff's Office told CNN. Reiss was wanted in connection with as many as three murders...
New NASA head Rep. Jim Bridenstine narrowly wins confirmation, says he’s ‘tickled,’ ‘excited’ 

New NASA head Rep. Jim Bridenstine narrowly wins confirmation, says he’s ‘tickled,’ ‘excited’ 

The U.S. Senate narrowly confirmed Oklahoma Congressman Jim Bridenstine as NASA’s new chief in a narrow 50-49 vote Thursday afternoon after a lengthy six-month nomination process. >> Read more trending news  While that may not be a resounding mandate, Bridenstine told KRMG in an exclusive interview that he’ll focus on doing the best job he can - and he’s confident that...
Florida baseball: No. 1 Gators clobber No. 6 Kentucky in opener of big SEC series

Florida baseball: No. 1 Gators clobber No. 6 Kentucky in opener of big SEC series

Another highly-ranked opponent, another highly-impressive win for the Florida baseball team. So it goes this season for the No. 1 Gators, who continue emphasize their status as the team to beat again this season. Florida broke out for 6 runs in the top of the third inning Thursday night on the way to an 11-2 win at No. 6 Kentucky in Lexington, Ky. Among teams currently ranked in the latest...

HS Scores 4/19: Tecumseh tennis wins 10 straight, Belmont routs Dunbar

PREP RESULTS Baseball Wednesday’s Results Anna 8, Fairlawn 4 Ansonia 8, Twin Valley South 6 Badin 5, McNicholas 3 Beavercreek 2, Wayne 0 Bellbrook 1, Oakwood 0 Carlisle 13, Dixie 0 Chaminade Julienne 11, Carroll 0 Colerain 16, Middletown 3 Eaton 7, Valley View 0 Fairbanks 10, Indian Lake 0 Fenwick 13, Alter 0 Franklin 2, Brookville 1 Graham 3, Urbana 2 Hamilton 13, Princeton 6 Kenton Ridge 5...

HS Roundup 4/19: Carroll’s Bethel notches 2,000th career assist

Spencer Bethel notched his 2,000th career assist as Carroll’s boys volleyball team swept Chaminade Julienne. The team took the sets 25-19, 26-24 and 27-25. Bethel finished with 35 assists and 10 digs. Josh Brun tacked on 13 kills and three blocks, while Cameron Pronvonsil rounded Carroll out with seven kills. Baseball Centerville 13, Alter 0: Joe Requarth picked up his first varsity win in the...
3.6 magnitude earthquake rattles Detroit and parts of Canada

3.6 magnitude earthquake rattles Detroit and parts of Canada

A 3.6 magnitude earthquake rattled Detroit and parts of Canada onThursday evening, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. >> Read more trending news  The quake struck around 8 p.m., the US.GS reported, and was centered in Amherstburg, Canada, directly across the Detroit River south of the city. “They happen from time to time, right in that magnitude" in southeast Michigan...
Rezoning means what’s left of Skyborn Drive-In, Skateland will disappear

Rezoning means what’s left of Skyborn Drive-In, Skateland will disappear

The Bath Twp. board of trustees voted unanimously Thursday night in favor of a zoning change that means what’s left of the iconic Skyborn Drive-In and Skateland will be razed.  The properties are on Haddix Road in the township, north of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, and the land will become the home to a construction company.  "It's going to be sad to see them go," Dan...
Jim Harbaugh on Elysee Mbem-Bosse’s threatening tweets: ‘It’s a serious matter’

Jim Harbaugh on Elysee Mbem-Bosse’s threatening tweets: ‘It’s a serious matter’

A couple days ago, former Michigan LB Elysee Mbem-Bosse posted a series of threatening tweets on his Twitter account while mentioning Wolverines coach Jim Harbaugh. Mbem-Bosse has been off the team since last November, but is still enrolled at Michigan. The former linebacker mentioned in one of his tweets that he “was suspended for going to take care of my family.&rdquo...
Boston, D.C. top contenders for Amazon's second headquarters, report says 

Boston, D.C. top contenders for Amazon's second headquarters, report says 

A new report says Boston is one of the top two finalists for Amazon’s second headquarters. >> Read more trending news  Twenty cities have been competing to become the location for the company’s second headquarters, and one study predicts two cities are better suited than the rest – and Boston is one of them. The new study was conducted by an organization called The...
Purdue’s Carsen Edwards on NBA: ‘I honestly look at it as I’m a long way from being able to be at that level’

Purdue’s Carsen Edwards on NBA: ‘I honestly look at it as I’m a long way from being able to be at that level’

The 2018 NBA Draft is set for June 21. That may be two months away from now, but Purdue guards Carsen Edwards and Nojel Eastern are testing the NBA waters by going through the draft process. Neither Edwards — a sophomore this past season — or Eastern — a freshman this past season — are hiring an agent and both are expected to be back with the Boilermakers...
Magnitude 3.6 earthquake that hits Canada is felt in metro Detroit

Magnitude 3.6 earthquake that hits Canada is felt in metro Detroit

A magnitude 3.6 earthquake that occurred in Amherstburg, Canada, across the Detroit River from Grosse Ile, Michigan, on Thursday night was felt in metro Detroit. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake hit about 8 p.m.  The depth of the quake was about 5 km deep and felt in southern Detroit, which is about 20 north of the epicenter.  There have been no reports of damage or injury...
Lane Kiffin passionately defends Jalen Hurts amid possible transfer controversy

Lane Kiffin passionately defends Jalen Hurts amid possible transfer controversy

Lane Kiffin has made it a habit to rib and joke about the state of the Alabama program since he left to become the head coach at Florida Atlantic. But on Thursday afternoon he spoke out in favor of Alabama and its quarterback Jalen Hurts.  Hurts’ father made some rather controversial comments regarding his son’s future at Alabama and the possibility of a ...
LSU spring game visitor list

LSU spring game visitor list

LSU’s hosted some of the state’s and the nation’s premier prospects in what has amounted to a very busy spring of recruiting. It appears that the coaching staff is bracing for an eventful spring game to put a pin on the season. Coach Ed Orgeron and Co. are welcoming double-digit blue-chip prospects to town for the Tigers’ spring game on Saturday, April ...
Feds: Famous rapper Terrell “Ralo” Davis caught flying into Atlanta with nearly $1M worth of pot

Feds: Famous rapper Terrell “Ralo” Davis caught flying into Atlanta with nearly $1M worth of pot

An Atlanta rapper was busted flying into Atlanta on a private plane with more than 440 pounds of marijuana valued at $840,000, according to federal investigators. >> Read more trending news  Terrell “Ralo” Davis is facing two counts of conspiracy to distribute marijuana, WSB-TV reported. According to documents obtained by WSB, Davis was arrested at Peachtree DeKalb Airport,...
NFL.com’s Chad Reuter: Ohio State’s Jalyn Holmes most underrated player in 2018 NFL Draft

NFL.com’s Chad Reuter: Ohio State’s Jalyn Holmes most underrated player in 2018 NFL Draft

In his time at Ohio State, Jalyn Holmes established himself as one of the elite defensive ends in all of college football. With his collegiate career behind him, Holmes is looking to prove himself at the pro level, as he will be available in the upcoming NFL Draft beginning on April 26. Despite his impressive college résumé, his athleticism and his ability...
Why RB Malik Miller only had 3 carries in Auburn football’s spring game

Why RB Malik Miller only had 3 carries in Auburn football’s spring game

SCOTTSBORO, Ala. — Auburn football fans shouldn’t read too much into Malik Miller’s workload during the annual A-Day spring game earlier this month. Auburn running backs coach Tim Horton said Thursday evening that Miller suffered a knee injury early in the scrimmage, which limited his production to only 3 carries for 1 yard. Miller and junior running back...
Several top Alabama recruits on commitment watch surrounding A-Day game

Several top Alabama recruits on commitment watch surrounding A-Day game

Welcome to  SEC Country’s daily Roll Tide-ings , a rundown of everything happening in Alabama Crimson Tide recruiting with Chris Kirschner. It’s Thursday, and we talk the latest about Alabama commitments that could happen this weekend.  If you missed our ...
Bengals open, close 2018 season on the road

Bengals open, close 2018 season on the road

The Cincinnati Bengals will open the 2018 season at Indianapolis and end it at Pittsburgh. The schedule, which the NFL announced tonight, has the Bengals playing three of their first four and three of their final four on the road. That means the team will play six of eight at home from Week 5 through Week 13. The Bengals only have one primetime game, which comes in Week 2 on Thursday night against...
NYC police: Missing man may be in Dayton

NYC police: Missing man may be in Dayton

The New York City Police Department is asking for help to find a missing man who may be in the Dayton area. Alan Profitt, 51, has been missing since September 2017 from Queens, N.Y., and police there believe he may have returned to Dayton. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is urged to call Miami Valley Crime Stoppers, 937-222-STOP(7867) or NYPD detective Frank Acosta at 212-694-7781.
Kam Martin exits spring as leader in Auburn football’s starting running back race

Kam Martin exits spring as leader in Auburn football’s starting running back race

SCOTTSBORO, Ala. — In the race to be the new starting running back for Auburn football, the experience of Kam Martin has him ahead of the pack heading into the summer. Auburn running backs coach Tim Horton said Thursday evening that Martin would be the starter for the Tigers “if we were to play today.” “It would be Kam Martin,” Horton said Thursday...
Alabama football: Nick Saban responds to article about potential Jalen Hurts transfer

Alabama football: Nick Saban responds to article about potential Jalen Hurts transfer

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Nick Saban is aware of the story about Jalen Hurts potentially transferring if he isn’t named Alabama’s starting quarterback, but the head coach doesn’t see it as an issue. In an interview with Bleacher Report, Hurts’ father, Averion Hurts Sr., said Jalen “f-cked up” by opening the door for a competition with Tua Tagovailoa....
Alabama women’s golf slides to second at SEC Championships

Alabama women’s golf slides to second at SEC Championships

After being the only team to finish under-par during the first round, the University of Alabama women’s golf team got off to a rocky start and finished Thursday’s second round in second place. The Crimson Tide shot 16-over par, putting it eight strokes behind South Carolina heading into the final day of the tournament’s stroke play. All 14 teams shot over...
Report: Ohio State basketball charged with minor recruiting violations

Report: Ohio State basketball charged with minor recruiting violations

Ohio State basketball has reportedly been hit with minor recruiting violations. According to a report Thursday by Ohio State University’s student newspaper, The Lantern, the violations date back to Ohio State football’s home game against Oklahoma on Sept. 9, 2017. On that day, three basketball recruits and a football recruit were making their official visits to Ohio State...
Ohio State, Penn State rank among top teams in ESPN 2018 Football Power Index rankings

Ohio State, Penn State rank among top teams in ESPN 2018 Football Power Index rankings

On Thursday, ESPN released it Football Power Index rankings for the 2018 college football season. Although the Big Ten was left out of the College Football Playoff last season, the conference was well represented among the top teams in the nation, according to ESPN’s rankings. ESPN ranked three Big Ten schools in its top 10 for 2018, as Ohio State, Penn State and Michigan...
Pinning ceremony honors new VA Medical Center director Jill Dietrich 

Pinning ceremony honors new VA Medical Center director Jill Dietrich 

Newly appointed VA Medical Center Director Jill Dietrich's pinning ceremony was held this afternoon, marking the first time a woman has been sworn in to the leadership role in the VA’s 150 year history.  "I was just extremely happy to be joining the ranks of the senior executive service and come lead the Dayton VA Medical Center, " said Dietrich.  Dietrich says she wants...
Dan Mullen reveals key guarantees he made Florida players at first team meeting

Dan Mullen reveals key guarantees he made Florida players at first team meeting

Florida coach Dan Mullen revealed promises he made to his new players in his first team meeting after being named the Gators’ new leader. Speaking on The Paul Finebaum Show, Mullen said Thursday that he made “guarantees” to players about trust and respect when holding his first group session with them. Mullen, a former Florida offensive coordinator...
Where Arkansas’ coaches spent Thursday on recruiting trail

Where Arkansas’ coaches spent Thursday on recruiting trail

Welcome to SEC Country’s  daily Arkansas Razorbacks recruiting notebook . In this edition, we discuss some of the recruiting stops Arkansas’ coaches made Thursday. Arkansas’ coaching staff will be busy traveling across the country over the next six weeks with the recruiting cycle  now in an evaluation...
South Carolina recruiting: Gamecocks in strong position for 2019 4-star DBs

South Carolina recruiting: Gamecocks in strong position for 2019 4-star DBs

Whenever Will Muschamp lands a commitment, the South Carolina coach drops a #SpursUp on Twitter. Come to SEC Country for the latest news, notes and observations in South Carolina recruiting.  For previous editions of SpursUp Surveillance, check out the link. Neither of the two will be on campus this weekend for the...
Ohio State recruiting: MJ Devonshire a frequent Buckeyes visitor

Ohio State recruiting: MJ Devonshire a frequent Buckeyes visitor

Recruiting never stops, and if you take a day off, you fall behind. Join us every night for a daily recap of Ohio State recruiting news, insight on what’s happening behind the scenes and a glimpse at what’s coming next. Unfortunately for Aliquippa (Pa.) cornerback MJ Devonshire, there’s no frequent fliers reward system set up for recruits pounding...
Florida DB McArthur Burnett announces plans to transfer

Florida DB McArthur Burnett announces plans to transfer

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida defensive back McArthur Burnett announced on Twitter on Thursday night that he plans to transfer out of the program. Burnett, who would have been a redshirt sophomore this coming season, saw minimal playing time last fall and remained buried down the depth chart at cornerback. The post Florida DB McArthur Burnett announces plans...
Live updates: Nick Saban sets stage for A-Day, comments on quarterback competition

Live updates: Nick Saban sets stage for A-Day, comments on quarterback competition

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — With the end of spring practices looming, University of Alabama coach Nick Saban gave details on how the Crimson Tide will go about Saturday’s A-Day game at Bryant-Denny Stadium, and the latest on the Crimson Tide’s injuries. He was also expected to touch upon the Crimson Tide’s quarterback competition and Alabama signing a home-and-home series...
What does '420' mean? Here are 10 things you may not know about the term

What does '420' mean? Here are 10 things you may not know about the term

You may not realize it, but Friday is a holiday, of sorts.On April 20 – or 4/20 – marijuana advocates around the world gather to celebrate, in a variety of ways, the cannabis plant. Last year, thousands gathered in cities across the United States to consume marijuana in places where it is legal to do so, as well as places where it isn’t. If you are not familiar with the term &ldquo...
Florida’s defensive line hoping to set tone for 2018 turnaround

Florida’s defensive line hoping to set tone for 2018 turnaround

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida receiver Kadarius Toney showed last season he doesn’t need much open space to make defenders look silly while juking, cutting and changing direction on the way to extra yards. He couldn’t fool his own teammate, though, during the Gators’ Orange & Blue spring game Saturday. On the third series of the game, Toney took a wide receiver...
Florida recruiting top-50 athlete Mark-Antony Richards for ‘Percy position’

Florida recruiting top-50 athlete Mark-Antony Richards for ‘Percy position’

Join us here at SEC Country for a daily recap of the  latest Florida recruiting news, tales from the trail and perspective on what it all means for the Gators. Every year Florida coach Dan Mullen looks for prospects who can play the “Percy position,” a versatile receiver/running back role that featured former Gators WR Percy...
Rudy Giuliani to join Trump legal team in wake of Michael Cohen criminal investigation

Rudy Giuliani to join Trump legal team in wake of Michael Cohen criminal investigation

Former New York mayor and major Trump supporter Rudy Giuliani is joining President Donald Trump’s legal team, according to news reports. >> Read more trending news  Giuliani, one of the first and one of the staunchest supporters of Trump’s presidential bid, will be assisting Trump’s legal team with the Russia investigation, according to CNN. Trump is said to be extremely...
Local Republican congressman says Trump’s Syria strike ‘unconstitutional’

Local Republican congressman says Trump’s Syria strike ‘unconstitutional’

Rep. Warren Davidson, R-Troy, said President Donald Trump’s decision to launch a retaliatory strike against Syria for using chemical weapons against its own people was “unconstitutional.” “There is no authority to do that,” Davidson said during a meeting with the Dayton Development Coalition. He said while it’s appropriate for Trump to launch a pre-emptive strike...
Kentucky basketball: Quade Green is a fighter; John Calipari is counting on that

Kentucky basketball: Quade Green is a fighter; John Calipari is counting on that

LEXINGTON, Ky. — This is (sort of) the Quade Green story I was going to write the Friday before Kentucky played in the Elite Eight, but then the Wildcats lost in the Sweet 16. So into the trash bin went all of the material I’d gathered about the freshman point guard being a fighter all his life and how well that served him in trying to carve out a role on a...
Brother, teammates help Alabama’s Trevon Diggs make most of second chance

Brother, teammates help Alabama’s Trevon Diggs make most of second chance

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Most people can’t go anywhere without their cell phone, and some don’t like to leave home without bringing along a book to read. University of Alabama junior cornerback Trevon Diggs always travels with his cleats — seriously. “Everywhere,” he said, stashing them in everything from his car to his backpack. It’s something that...
Street back open after gas leak in Fairborn

Street back open after gas leak in Fairborn

The street is back open and the scene clear after a gas leak shut down a portion of West Hebble Avenue this evening in Fairborn. A gas leak has forced the closure this evening of a portion of West Hebble Avenue. The street is closed from Third Street to Central Avenue. Vectren is on the scene to start digging for the gas shutoff, according to a social media post from the Fairborn Fire Department....
Why freeze warning only issued for the southern Miami Valley 

Why freeze warning only issued for the southern Miami Valley 

Since the first day of spring, March 20, the days have become longer and the strength of the sun has increased.  This change in incoming solar radiation will directly impact the rise in our daily average temperatures.  Typically during this time of year, overnight lows fall to the lower 40s, but that doesn't mean some nights can't be cooler.  In fact, according to the National Weather...
Minkah Fitzpatrick breaks down Alabama QB competition featuring Jalen Hurts, Tua Tagovailoa

Minkah Fitzpatrick breaks down Alabama QB competition featuring Jalen Hurts, Tua Tagovailoa

Former Alabama defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick offered a diplomatic answer when asked to make his pick for the Crimson Tide’s quarterback competition featuring Jalen Hurts and Tua Tagovailoa. “Man, you know I can’t make any comment about that,” Fitzpatrick told SEC Country. “They’re both really, really good players. Both really, really...
Retired nurse tried to save dying woman on terrifying Southwest flight

Retired nurse tried to save dying woman on terrifying Southwest flight

A retired nurse aboard the frightening Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 on Tuesday jumped into action when flight attendants called for medical help for an injured passenger who was almost sucked out of a broken window. >> Read more trending news  One of the jet’s engines exploded in midair about 30 minutes after the plane took off from New York’s La Guardia Airport enroute to...
Breaking down Iowa basketball’s Big Ten opponents, which includes Wisconsin twice

Breaking down Iowa basketball’s Big Ten opponents, which includes Wisconsin twice

IOWA CITY, Iowa — The Big Ten’s inaugural 20-game season means Iowa’s men’s basketball team faces neighbors Wisconsin, Minnesota and Nebraska more often over the next six years. In the 2018-19 season, the Hawkeyes play the Badgers and Cornhuskers twice and the Gophers once. It’s notable because Iowa has played Wisconsin just once in each of the...
Alabama practice report: Notes from final workout before A-Day

Alabama practice report: Notes from final workout before A-Day

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama football is only a couple of days away from its A-Day spring game. Kickoff for A-Day is set for 1 p.m. CT on ESPN. The Crimson Tide held its 14th practice and final practice before A-Day. Here are a few notes from the brief media viewing period. Outside linebacker Anfernee Jennings (knee) was spotted at practice for the first time this spring...
Layer Park opening could be delayed a few months

Layer Park opening could be delayed a few months

The reopening of Layer Park in Miami Twp. could take a couple more months, despite the sign out front indicating "Park will open in Spring 2018."  The park has been shut down since January 2016 because of high levels of lead and arsenic found in the ground.  The lead and arsenic was initially found back in 2013, when the park was the site of a former shooting range. Those tests...
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