Rising country star coming to Springfield

Published: Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 6:21 PM
Updated: Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 6:21 PM

Easton Corbin, the singer who in 2010 became the first male country artist in 17 years to have his first two singles go to No. 1, will perform in Springfield in January.

The 30-year-old neo-traditionalist is the latest in a string of rising country stars and country legends booked by the Clark State Performing Arts Center.

“He’s got a good, clean sound,” Stuart Secttor, the center’s executive director, said of Corbin. “He’s got a good image.”

But maybe most important?

“He’s attractive to the female audience members,” Secttor added.

Corbin, whose most recent hit, “Lovin’ You is Fun,” hit No. 7 this year, will perform in the center’s Kuss Auditorium at 8 p.m. Jan. 18.

Tickets, priced from $20 to $54, will go on sale in person at 10 a.m. Dec. 5, then online at pac.clarkstate.edu at noon.

The feat of having his first two singles — “A Little More Country Than That” and “Roll With It” — hit No. 1 earned Corbin the 2010 title of Billboard’s top new country artist.

Clark State, which used to present a subscription-based season of events, has found success in recent years booking country concerts on the fly, including shows by Darius Rucker, Merle Haggard, Little Big Town and LeAnn Rimes.

Most recently, Lee Brice played Kuss in September.

“We timed it pretty right with Lee Brice,” Secttor said. “His hit (‘Hard to Love’) went to No. 1 shortly after he was here.”

Kenny Rogers will play the auditorium on Dec. 14 and will be joined for several songs by the Shawnee High School choir.

If you thought Clark State was taking a gamble on the Gambler, think again — his show is sold out.

Ricky Skaggs to play Miamisburg bicentennial this spring

Published: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 @ 12:37 AM

Ricky Skaggs (October 2012 photo)
Ricky Skaggs (October 2012 photo)

Multiple Grammy Award-winner Ricky Skaggs will perform as part of Miamisburg's bicentennial celebration in June.

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Kettering Health Network-Sycamore on Tuesday night announced Skaggs' concert will be June 20, organizers said. 

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The performance will be the centerpiece of a weeklong celebration of Miamisburg's 200th birthday, according to the bicentennial committee. 

Skaggs has won seven Grammys, including five for best bluegrass album.

Child, adult taken to hospital after car slides on ice, rolls

Published: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 @ 3:37 AM

An adult and child were taken to an area hospital as a precaution following a rollover crash early Wednesday morning.

The crash happened around 3 a.m. on Clyo Road at Ole Quaker Court. Officials said the vehicle slid on a patch of ice, rolling over.

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A second adult in the vehicle was not injured.

A salt truck was requested to the scene.

Dayton traffic from the WHIO traffic center

Published: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 @ 12:44 AM
Updated: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 @ 4:59 AM

SCENE: Vehicle strikes pole on North Findlay Street

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 to report

Surface Street Incidents

  • Salem Avenue is closed at Westbrook after a single vehicle slid off the roadway around 4:10 a.m. Three people were in the car at the time of the crash. No serious injuries were reported.
  • North Findlay is shut down in the 400 block in Dayton after a crash around 12:50 a.m. A car crashed into a pole after the driver lost control. The driver was taken to an area hospital with injuries not believed to be life-threatening.

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Ongoing Construction & Other Closures 

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  • Keowee Street north of Stanley Avenue, bridge closed until 2019. The official detour is: Keowee Street to Stanley Avenue to I-75 to Wagner Ford Road and back to Dixie. More information is available here.
  • 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 until Apr. 1, 2018. One lane will remain open on the ramp with a width of 11 feet.
  • I-70 between Upper Lewisburg Salem Road and Brooksville-Phillipsburg Road, Lane closure Jan. 22 - 29. One lane will remain open in each direction at all times. Shoulder closures Jan. 22 - Sept. 30. Both the inside and outside shoulders of I-70 will be closed during construction. 

Psychiatric patient fails to return to Cincinnati hospital, may be headed to Dayton area

Published: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 @ 11:04 PM

A patient who failed to return to Summit Behavior Healthcare Hospital at her appropriate time while on a pass may be headed to Montgomery County.

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The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services was notified that Jacqulyn Thompson, 40, failed to return to the hospital Tuesday.

Thompson is a patient of the state psychiatric hospital, 1101 Summit Road in Cincinnati.

Thompson has family in Montgomery County and could be headed there, Jamie Carmichael of OhioMHAS said Tuesday night.

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Police are working to find Thompson. She is 5-foot-5 and weighs 190 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes.

If you know Thompson, see her or know of her whereabouts, you are asked to notify the Cincinnati Police Department at 513-765-1212.