Rivalry continues: No. 3 Notre Dame visits No. 7 Miami

Published: Friday, November 10, 2017 @ 12:40 PM
Updated: Friday, November 10, 2017 @ 12:40 PM

            FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2017, file photo, Miami quarterback Malik Rosier (12) looks to pass against Duke during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Durham, N.C. Dual-threat quarterbacks will take center stage when No. 3 Notre Dame visits No. 7 Miami on Saturday night. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2017, file photo, Miami quarterback Malik Rosier (12) looks to pass against Duke during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Durham, N.C. Dual-threat quarterbacks will take center stage when No. 3 Notre Dame visits No. 7 Miami on Saturday night. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly now knows the correct wording: The most popular piece of jewelry in Miami right now is called the Turnover Chain, not Takeaway Chain as he called it earlier this week.

Kelly doesn't care what it's named.

He just doesn't want to see the thing.

Part of the reason why No. 3 Notre Dame (8-1, No. 3 CFP) is in the national championship race is that it has turned the ball over only seven times this season. And part of why No. 7 Miami (8-0, No. 7 CFP) is in the title chase is because the Hurricanes have been among the best at getting takeaways — and handing out their infamous chain as the prize to the player who gets that turnover.

That's just one of countless subplots that will be part of the Irish-Hurricanes matchup on Saturday night, a game where the winner might emerge looking like a true contender for the national championship. And if the Turnover Chain stays in its case on the Miami sideline, that's going to be a plus for Notre Dame.

"Listen, in big games like this defense wins the game," Notre Dame linebacker Drue Tranquill said. "So whoever plays better defense on Saturday is going to win the game."

This is the fourth time in the last seven seasons that Notre Dame and Miami have played, though none of the last three meetings carried any of the significance of this matchup. Miami is looking to extend the nation's longest current winning streak to 14 games — its last loss was to the Irish last season — and this game is the most difficult that Notre Dame has left on its regular-season schedule.

It's not a national quarterfinal, since no such thing exists. But only the winner on Saturday will keep realistic hopes of making that four-team CFP field.

"It's really cool," Notre Dame offensive lineman Mike McGlinchey said. "This week is kind of like, it's old-fashioned. It's both where these programs should be. It's what college football wants and in some ways it's what it needs."

This is the first time the teams will play with both ranked since 1990 — and has awakened tons of memories of great games from the past. And this season, replete with Notre Dame erasing the sting of last year's 4-8 mark and Miami energizing its fan base with both the winning and the swagger that comes from things like turnover chains, has given both programs reason to celebrate again.

"It means a ton," Hurricanes wide receiver Braxton Berrios said. "Miami might not be exactly where we want it to be yet, but we're on that path. Especially as seniors who've been here and been through a lot of these things. It feels great to start this path, and start this tradition, and lay this foundation for all the generations to come."

Not everyone is blown away by rivalry talk.

Notre Dame running back Josh Adams seemed more than a little underwhelmed when he faced the Hurricanes last season.

"They say it was a rivalry but just felt like another game," Adams said. "Maybe it's because I'm young. I was born in '96 so I don't know much about the whole rivalry thing. But I don't know, it just felt like another game."


Here's some of what to know going into Saturday:

ELITE MATCHUP: The teams are a combined 16-1 this season. Only three other Notre Dame-Miami matchups have happened where the teams entered with better combined marks — they were 7-0 in 1980 (Miami 4-0, Notre Dame 3-0), 9-0 in 1988 (Notre Dame 5-0, Miami 4-0) and 20-1 in 1989 (Notre Dame 11-0, Miami 9-1). It's also the fourth time the teams will square off with both ranked No. 7 or better, joining games in 1988, 1989 and 1990.

THE COACHES: Among active FBS coaches, Miami coach Mark Richt's career winning percentage (.747) ranks seventh, and Kelly's (.726) ranks ninth. Against AP Top 25 teams, Kelly's percentage (.548) is seventh and Richt's (.526) is ninth.

ADAMS WATCH: Adams is 41 yards from becoming the sixth Notre Dame back to run for 3,000 yards. He's averaging 8.7 yards per carry, which would smash a Notre Dame single-season record that has stood for nearly a century. George Gipp averaged 8.1 per carry for the Irish in 1920.

BALLHAWKERS: Miami has more players with an interception this year (eight players, 13 picks) than it had interceptions last year (seven, by six players).

RIVALRY HALTS: Unless they meet in a bowl game, this is the last Miami-Notre Dame matchup until the Hurricanes go to South Bend in 2024.


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Dayton business owner fires shots, thwarts mobile phone store robbery

Published: Sunday, November 19, 2017 @ 9:43 AM
Updated: Sunday, November 19, 2017 @ 10:49 AM

STORE SURVEILLANCE: Fix or Cell Now robbery

UPDATE @ 10:44 a.m.

The owner of a Dayton mobile phone repair shop is calling for stricter punishment for robbers targeting area phone stores. 

Adam Seaton, owner of Fix or Cell Now, thwarted a Sunday morning robbery attempt at his store when he fired shots at the suspects. 

“Give these guys [robbery suspects] punishment. They’re just stealing them [cell phones] and the courts just let them out the next day,” Seaton said. 

"“It’s not the police it’s the justice system. The police arrest them and the courts just let them out the next day." 

Seaton said this is the fourth robbery - and the first he's successfully stopped, since opening his store in December. 

As for what other business owners can do to prevent robberies, Seaton advises they purchase a folding security gate. 

"Just had my security gate save my inventory from getting stolen so invest in one of those," Seaton said.

The owner of Fix or Cell Now says he fired shots at potential robbers.


A Dayton business owner says he caught a group of burglars breaking into his cell phone store before firing shots at the suspects Sunday morning.

Dayton police were dispatched to Fix or Cell Now at 619 Watervliet Street around 5:09 p.m. after the business' owner called to report the attempted robbery. 

According to a police report, owner Adam Seaton was blocks away when he received a notification on his phone from the store's security system. 

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As he arrived to the store, Seaton told Dayton police he saw two men running from the store. Seaton said one of the men then stopped, pulled out a gun, and pointed it in his direction. 

According to police, Seaton then grabbed an AK-47 from his passenger seat and fired at the men. Seaton told our breaking news team he believes one of his bullets hit a suspect, but he cannot be sure. 

"Typically robberies at the store are done in 20 to 45 minutes, but I happened to be in the right place at the right time," Seaton said. 

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Seaton told police the would-be-thieves wearing black masks fled on foot after he fired shots. He said he followed the two men in his truck as they made their way into a running getaway truck parked in the 2500 block of Mundale Avenue. 

Seaton continued to follow the suspects in his truck. That's when he says the suspects began firing shots at his vehicle out of a driver side window. 

Police said Seaton ended his pursuit at the intersection of Smithville Road and Linden Avenue before returning to the store to alert police. 

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According to the report, officers reviewed store surveillance which showed one suspect throw a brick through a security-gate reinforced window while another stood watch outside of the store. 

Seaton said this is the fourth attempted robbery at his store since its opening in December. He said broken glass and shell casing could be seen in the store's parking lot Sunday morning.

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Drugs, alcohol potential factors in wrong-way crash on I-75 in Dayton

Published: Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 4:40 AM
Updated: Sunday, November 19, 2017 @ 4:20 AM

UPDATE @ 4:13 a.m.

Drugs or alcohol may be a factor in a Saturday morning wrong-way crash in Dayton that sent three to the hospital. 

A crash report reveals Glenn Ellis, 47, of Dayton, was driving northbound in the center, southbound lane of I-75 when he struck a southbound Toyota Prius. 

The driver of the Toyota swerved to avoid Ellis' oncoming minivan, and in doing so avoided a head-on collision, according to the report. 

Three people including Ellis and the driver and passenger in the Toyota were taken to Miami Valley Hospital from the scene. 

In their report, police said the crash remains under investigation while Ellis' lab results are processed. 

We are working to learn the conditions of each victim.


At least two people are at Miami Valley Hospital following a wrong-way crash on I-75 Saturday morning, according to dispatchers. 

Crews were sent to the two-car crash on southbound I-75 at West Third Street just before 2 a.m. 

Dispatchers said their call center received reports of a wrong-way driver shortly before the crash. 

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It is unknown how many people were injured, but three medics responded to the scene, according to dispatchers. 

The conditions of the two confirmed victims remain unknown. 

We will update this story as new details become available.

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Springfield stabbing victim suffers life-threatening injury, police search for suspect

Published: Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 3:04 AM
Updated: Sunday, November 19, 2017 @ 5:50 AM

UPDATE @ 5:49 a.m.

Police are searching for a suspect in a Friday night stabbing outside of Whitey's Tavern in Springfield, according to a Springfield police report. 

Crews were dispatched to the 1100 block of Warder Street around 11:39 p.m. after a pizza delivery driver found the victim and called 911. 

Upon arriving, police found Jacob Trinkler, 24 of Springfield, with a heavily bleeding stab wound to the chest. Medics took Trinkler from the scene to Springfield Regional Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

The delivery driver told police she saw Trinkler and the suspect arguing before the stabbing and witnessed the suspect take off down a nearby bike path after the attack. 

According to the report, a K-9 unit assisted officers in locating blood-stained rocks and a cell phone in a nearby area. 

Officers collected DNA swabs from the rocks and continue to investigate.


Springfield police are searching for a suspect after a man was stabbed in the chest, according to Springfield Sgt. Michael Curtis. 

Crews were dispatched to the 1100 block of Warder Street around 11:40 p.m. Friday on a report of a stabbing. 

Officers arrived to find the victim coherent and unable to recall the events leading up to the stabbing, according to Curtis. 

Curtis said a medical helicopter took the victim from the scene to Miami Valley Hospital where he remains in an unknown condition. 

Aided by a K-9 unit, Springfield officers were unable to locate a suspect at the scene. 

The incident remains under investigation.

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Entire city of Greenville under boil advisory

Published: Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 6:09 PM

Residents must boil tap water before using for drinking, making ice, washing dishes, brushing teeth and preparing food until further notice.

The boil water advisory applies to the entire City of Greenville Public Water System.

Tap water should be brought to a rolling boil for at least one minute, according to a release issued Saturday evening.

The advisory was issued due to high turbidity, or cloudiness, in the water supply.

The water plant routinely monitors water for turbidity to make sure it is properly filtered. Samples taken Saturday had higher levels for about seven minutes due to a mechanical failure. 

“Because of the elevated turbidity, there is an increased chance that your drinking water may contain harmful microbes,” the release stated.

Crews are in the area to collect water samples.

The boil advisory likely will remain in effect for the next three or more days until the quality of the water can be determined.

For more information, contact the City of Greenville Water Department at 937-548-2415 or the Greenville Utility Billing Department at 937-548-1815.