No. 10 Ohio State expects to keep rolling as Maryland visits

Published: Friday, October 06, 2017 @ 11:32 AM
Updated: Friday, October 06, 2017 @ 11:31 AM

No. 10 Ohio State continues to plow through a series of lesser opponents before the next big test comes Oct. 28 against No. 4 Penn State. Maryland, coming off an exhilarating win over Minnesota last week, will try to keep up with the more-talented Buckeyes at Ohio Stadium on Saturday.

Ohio State (4-1, 2-0 Big Ten) beat up on Rutgers last week , 56-0, after routs of UNLV and Army. The games were confidence builders after the Buckeyes were beaten by Oklahoma in the week No. 2. But given the level of competition, it's difficult to know if they really have made improvements in an inconsistent passing game and other problem areas.

Coach Urban Meyer insists Ohio State has gotten better while feasting on outgunned opponents.

"The good thing about this team and the coaching staff is we're not walking around with blinders on," Meyer said. "We're optimistic, and we're pleased with the progress, but we're also realistic. Where are we? I think we've improved, like anybody can see we improved. When it comes time, this week, can we continue against good, very good competition?"

Center Billy Price put it more bluntly: "There's been a lot of progress. You're blind if you can't see that."

Despite being a 30-point underdog, Maryland (3-1, 1-0) should be the best team Ohio State has faced since Oklahoma.

Some other things to watch for Saturday:

MAKE WAY FOR MAD MAX

Third-string quarterback Max Bortenschlager was pressed into service as a starter after ACL injuries to the two guys in front of him, Tyrrell Pigrome and Kasim Hill. The sophomore was up for the task.

He put together a long game-winning drive against Minnesota last week, hitting some clutch throws to set up a 34-yard touchdown run by Ty Johnson with 70 seconds remaining. He finished 18 of 28 for 154 yards and two touchdowns.

"I really think, again, it comes back to his teammates around him," Maryland coach D.J. Durkin said. "I thought our receivers played phenomenal in that game, our O-line did a great job protecting him, as well as our running backs being effective in the run game and converting on third downs."

RUNNING BACK ROULETTE

With Ohio State running back Mike Weber now fully healthy after a hamstring injury that has dogged him most of the season, Meyer has a pleasant conundrum: How should he divide carries between Weber, a 1,000-yard rusher last season , and dynamic true freshman J.K. Dobbins, who has piled up the yards as the primary back so far.

Weber played his first completely healthy game of the season against Rutgers, rushing for 44 yards and bullying his way in for three touchdowns.

Meyer said a package of plays is being developed for a scheme that includes both backs in the game at the same time.

CONVERSION RATE

A big key for Maryland last week was its play on third down. The Terps turned a third down into a first-and-10 on nine of 16 occasions last week. Minnesota went 5 for 12.

Duplicating that feat will be important, because the less Maryland sees of the Buckeyes' offense on the field, the better.

"We've got to win on third down and get off the field defensively, and on offense it's how you extend drives," Durkin said. "At the end of the day, you've got to figure out what you can execute on third down in order to stay on the field. We had a good plan put together and our guys executed it."

TRAINER'S ROOM

Ohio State linebacker Chris Worley, who has missed time with a foot injury, is probable for Saturday. Defensive tackle Dre'Mont Jones, who cut himself in a freak locker room accident and had to have stitches last week, will miss a second game. Backup running back Antonio Williams is questionable.

Also, starting safety Erick Smith will miss his second game for unspecified reasons, which will take a bite out of the depth in the defensive secondary.

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Power fully restored at Atlanta airport, city says

Published: Sunday, December 17, 2017 @ 3:05 PM
Updated: Sunday, December 17, 2017 @ 7:50 PM

Dayton travelers affected by power outage at Atlanta's airpoprt

UPDATE @ 12 a.m.:

Atlanta city officials said power has been fully restored at the airport.

UPDATE @ 11:42 p.m.:

Power has been restored to some of the Atlanta airport, including concourses A, B, F and T, according to city officials.

UPDATE @ 10:51 p.m.:

Delta has announced plans to cancel approximately 300 flights Monday due to Sunday’s power outage at the Atlanta airport, the company said in a statement.

The airline is urging customers to check Delta.com or the Fly Delta mobile app for the status of their flight.

The company said the cancellations are designed, in part, to allow the operation to best reset Monday.

Photos: Power outage paralyzes Atlanta airport

UPDATE @ 7:50 p.m.

About six hours after a power failure began at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, officials said a fire likely caused the outage.

Mayor Kasim Reed has tweeted: Power at Concourse F is back on. If you are in another concourse, please remain there. We have an additional update on when full power will be restored from.” The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

But while a fire caused extensive damage to an underground electrical facility, the cause is still not confirmed, officials with Georgia Power told The AJC.

UPDATE @ 6:53 p.m.

Georgia Power said it expects to have electricity restored by midnight to the world’s busiest airport, Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta.

It’s not clear how flyers will be able to get to their destinations on Monday.

UPDATE @ 6:25 p.m.

Five hours after a power outage began at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, the scene was the same: a swirling mass of people in an aimless pattern trying to get cellphone signals in a darkening airport.

All flights were canceled and baggage was being held in a secure area for future pickup at the airport, Rick Crotts, an Atlanta Journal-Constitution editor who was stuck on a plane for hours, said.

Photos: Power outage paralyzes Atlanta airport

Delta Air Lines, which has its headquarters at the airport, said more than 450 flights were canceled, which affected flyers in Dayton, Cincinnati and Columbus.

Atlanta Airport Outage

Canceled flights at the Dayton International Airport included Delta Air Lines Flight 2337, supposed to leave at 6:33 p.m. and Delta Flight 1161, scheduled to depart at 2:18 p.m. for Atlanta, as well as Delta Flight 2337 from Atlanta to Dayton, scheduled to arrive at 5:53 p.m. according to the airport’s Flight Tracker.

At the John Glenn Columbus International Airport, three flights headed to Atlanta were canceled, including Delta Flights 758 and Southwest Flight 2363, both leaving at 5:15 p.m.; and Delta Flight 1646 that was scheduled to leave at 7:25 p.m. Delta Flight 1645 from Atlanta, scheduled to arrive in Columbus at 8:36 p.m., was canceled.

Three Delta flights to or from Atlanta were canceled at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.

Southwest Airlines reported about 70 Atlanta departures were canceled, the Associated Press reported.

In Georgia, five hours after the airport power outage began, Atlanta police arrived to help.

“We are aware of the situation and are assisting with crowd control and helping to manage traffic around the airport,” police spokeswoman Officer Lisa Bender told the AJC.

In Atlanta, passengers sat stranded in parked planes on the tarmac as officials offered few updates and no insight into the cause of the outage.

UPDATE @ 4:15 p.m.

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport announced the FAA has ordered all flights grounded that were headed to Atlanta. Some flights are being diverted.

ATL is directing passengers to follow their airlines’ social media channels for flight information.

EARLIER

Delta flights at the Dayton International Airport to and from Atlanta are delayed because of a power outage at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

The airport is holding all inbound flights until at least 4 p.m. and departure delays are averaging nearly an hour and a half, according to FlightAware.

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Two Dayton flights to Atlanta are delayed and one inbound flight from Atlanta is delayed. Click here to track flights. 

There also are three flights to Atlanta that are delayed at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.

In Columbus, four arrivals from Atlanta are delayed. Also, three departures to Atlanta are delayed and one is canceled.

Flyers should check the official FAA website for air traffic control updates.

Rick Crotts, an Atlanta Journal-Constitution editor aboard a flight that had arrived at the airport around the time of the power failure, is among passengers still waiting aboard their flights to reach a gate. 

Crotts' flight has been waiting for more than an hour, and the pilot reported that several planes are positioned before them for passengers to disembark. 

Crotts said his Delta Air Lines pilot told passengers a construction crew cut a power line, causing the outage, but an airport spokesman, Andy Gobeil, said officials still weren’t sure. 

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“We have not determined what caused it,” Gobeil said. Atlanta fire officials and others are “trying to determine how long it will take to get everything up and running.” 

Georgia Power officials confirmed they are aware of the problem, but didn’t have additional information. 

Flyers have reported chaotic conditions at the airport since the power failure.

Inside the airport at Concourse D, Olivia Dorfman told The AJC by phone she was about to board a flight home to Indiana when the power went out. 

“Maybe 10 minutes later a buzzer went off in the background — that has been going on for over an hour and every so often bright lights flash in the ceiling,” Dorfman said. 

Near the D9A gate, she said smoke filled the area and at different times airport workers tried to herd passengers toward the smoky area and away from it. 

“This has been very bizarre,” she said. “No one seems to know what they’re doing.”

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Racing fuel causes multiple explosions in Sugarcreek Twp. barn fire

Published: Sunday, December 17, 2017 @ 10:16 PM
Updated: Monday, December 18, 2017 @ 12:51 AM

V- SEARS ROAD BARN FIRE

UPDATE @ 12:48 a.m: Racing fuel that was stored in a barn caused multiple explosions during a massive barn fire in Sugarcreek Twp. late Sunday night.

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Crews were dispatched to Sears Road just after 10 p.m. on reports of smoke showing from a structure, according to initial reports. 

Officials say that while trying to tend to the smoke, multiple explosions began to occur, which caused them to pull back from the structure for safety reasons. 

No one was inside the barn at the time of the fire and no injuries were reported as result of it. 

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and State Fire Marshalls were called to the scene due to the racing fuel load, as well as to investigate the fire’s origin, according to officials.

Area fire departments that assisted with the fire included Wayne Twp., Chest Twp., Washington Twp., Spring Valley., and Bellbrook.

Damage estimates remain unknown at this time while the fire is still under investigation. 

UPDATE @ 10:37 p.m.:

Firefighters battling a barn fire on Sears Road in Sugarcreek Twp. reported there may be chemicals being stored inside the building, according to initial reports.

It’s not clear what chemicals might be stored inside the barn, however firefighters are now battling the fire defensively, reports indicated.

Initial reports indicated the EPA was being contacted.

Firefighters have reported some explosions while battling the fire.

INITIAL REPORT

A barn fire has been reported tonight on Sears Road in Sugarcreek Twp.

The fire was reported in the 3100 block of Sears shortly after 10 p.m. Sunday.

Initial crews on the scene reported smoke was showing.

We’re working to learn more.

Dayton traffic from the WHIO Traffic Center

Published: Friday, December 15, 2017 @ 12:52 AM
Updated: Monday, December 18, 2017 @ 1:09 AM

ON SCENE: Car flips into ditch on I-75
ON SCENE: Car flips into ditch on I-75

Traffic issues can be reported by calling our newsroom at 937-259-2237 or tweeting @WHIOTraffic .

Traffic conditions are updated every six minutes on AM 1290 and News 95.7 FM.

Major Highway Incidents

  • No incidents have been reported.

Surface Street Incidents

  • No incidents have been reported.

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY

  • Stewart Street Ramp to US 35 East, RAMP CLOSURE March 28 - Sept 30, 2018. The official detour is: Stewart Street to Edwin C. Moses Boulevard to I-75 north to US 35 west to James H. McGee Blvd. to US 35 east.
  • I-75 north Ramp to US 35 west and east, Lane width restriction Nov. 29 - Apr. 1, 2018. One lane will remain open on the ramp with a width of 11 feet.

DARKE COUNTY 

  • SR 121 between SR 726 and New Madison-Coletown Road, ROAD CLOSURE Nov. 20 - Dec. 22. The official detour is: SR 722 to US 127 to SR 503

MIAMI COUNTY

  • SR 571 between Fourth Street and Fifth Street in Tipp City, ROAD CLOSURE Jan. 2 - 9. The official detour is I-75 to US 40 to SR 202

SHELBY COUNTY  

  • SR 29 between Cisco Road and West Russell Road, Daily lane closures Nov. 27 - Jan. 1 between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. One lane will be open for travel in each direction through the use of flaggers. 

Deer crashes into Troy Kohl’s store

Published: Sunday, December 17, 2017 @ 9:08 AM
Updated: Sunday, December 17, 2017 @ 9:18 AM

V-TROY DEER INTO KOHLS

Troy police responded to Kohl’s Saturday night after a deer ran into the store.

Viewer video sent by Arianne Wetmore Knisley of a deer that ran through a Troy Kohl's store

This happened just after 8 p.m. at the store located at 1869 W. Main St.

Videos are circulating on Facebook, showing the deer running into the store, after first running into the front glass doors.

WHIO Facebook follower Chip Birman shared this video with this news outlet.

Troy police Sgt. Richard Gumerlock said there were no injuries reported in the incident. He said a couple officers and citizens were able to capture the deer. He said they immediately released it and that there are woods behind the shopping area.

"Every couple years we seem to get a deer break through a glass window somewhere into a store, they’re rare,” Gummerlock said. “They get spooked and do a lot of things."