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Published: Sunday, February 04, 2018 @ 9:09 PM
BELLBROOK — A 2017 Bellbrook High School grad performed tonight in the Super Bowl halftime show watched by millions.
Connor Sparrow, a freshman at the University of Minnesota, plays the saxophone for the “Pride of Minnesota” marching band.
He played during “Suit and Tie” and danced during the finale, his mother, Kristi Sparrow said.
She wasn’t even watching the Super Bowl LII between the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots played at the US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.
“I’m just interested in the halftime show,” she said.
Connor Sparrow, who has been playing the saxophone since sixth grade, is majoring in music education and hopes to become a high school band director, his mother said.
“Minnesota’s been very good to him. He’s had a fantastic, fantastic experience with the marching band.”
Published: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 @ 11:00 AM
— After five successful years of sparking energetic curiosity, inspirational conversations and meaningful connections, TEDxDayton is ramping up for its sixth year with big aspirations.
Organizers of the 6th annual TEDxDayton event have announced that they are now accepting applications from speakers who want to give a TED talk at this year’s event on Oct. 12, 2018, at the Victoria Theatre in Dayton.
The theme for this year’s event is “SHIFT.”
“We chose a theme that reflects a new era for TEDxDayton,” event co-chair John Owen said in a news release. “We’ve had five strong years, and as we go into our next five, we’re looking for creative ways to change and improve the experience for the audience, while paying tribute to the ideas, speakers and spirit of the events we’ve had up till this year.”
WHAT IS A TED TALK?
Since the very first licensed TED talk in 1984, TED talks have been a platform for short, carefully prepared talks, demonstrations and performances that foster learning on a global scale, as well as in local communities.
“This year’s speakers will be helping us build upon five great years of sold-out TEDxDayton days that have seen the event become one of the most talked-about in town,” said event Co-Chair Ron Rollins. “We’re looking for people who know they have an idea worth sharing that will help the audience see and think of the world in a new and different way.”
Cory Owen, who is co-chairing this year’s speaker’s committee along with Brenden Wynn and Chelley Seibert, said the committee is looking for speakers who can teach and inspire — speakers who will leave the audience still talking as they leave the theater.
HOW TO APPLY
Potential speakers should complete the speaker application on www.tedxdayton.com by March 30.
The speakers committee will review all applications and invite selected candidates to auditions on May 5, 8 and 10, according to a TEDxDayton press release.
Participants will be notified within a few weeks of auditions if they have been selected to be a TEDxDayton 2018 speaker.
Published: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 @ 11:14 AM
DARKE COUNTY — A 25-year-old Darke County man has been arrested for allegedly stabbing an Indiana man Monday, according to the Darke County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies responded to Wayne HealthCare Monday around 11 p.m. after a stabbing victim arrived at the hospital, deputies said in a media release issued Wednesday.
The victim, identified as a 25-year-old man from New Castle, Ind., told investigators he was stabbed nearly 11 hours before he went to the hospital at a home in the 9900 block of Detling Road.
The victim was transported to Miami Valley Hospital and is currently listed in stable condition, deputies said.
Late Tuesday night, deputies located and arrested Aaron Sanders, 25, of Ansonia on a preliminary charge of felonious assault. Sanders remains booked in the Darke County Jail.
Published: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 @ 7:59 AM
WEST CARROLLTON — A West Carrollton High School student is facing assault charges after the district said the student was allegedly involved in an assault at the school earlier this month that was filmed by someone at the school.
The assault was reported to have happened at the high school on Feb. 5
A parent shared a video with this news organization and on social media reportedly showing an attack in the hallway of the high school on the same day the district confirmed an assault occurred. The district confirmed the video is part of their investigation.
Published: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 @ 10:52 AM
— The CDC is warning people to not consume Kratom due to a Salmonella outbreak linked to the plant.
It is a stimulant which comes in pills, powders and tea, and was recently declared to be an opioid by the FDA.
According to the CDC, 28 people in 20 states have been infected with Salmonella, eleven people have been hospitalized.
Kratom is also known as Kakuam, Thom, Ketom, Biak, and Thang.