Toledo survives scare, advances past Miami into MAC semis

Published: Thursday, March 08, 2018 @ 8:48 PM
Updated: Thursday, March 08, 2018 @ 8:48 PM

Jaelan Sanford scored 21 points, Luke Knapke added 16 and Toledo advanced to the semifinals of the Mid-American Conference Tournament by edging Miami (Ohio) 71-69 on Thursday night.

The Rockets (22-10) moved on only after Miami freshman guard Nike Sibande missed a potential game-winning 3-pointer in the final second.

The win could have been costly for No. 2 seed Toledo as Tre'Shaun Fletcher, the MAC's player of the year, limped off the floor favoring his left leg. Fletcher finished with 16 points and nine rebounds.

He'll have little time to get ready for Friday's semifinals, where Toledo will play No. 3 seed Eastern Michigan (21-11) in the second game. Top-seeded Buffalo plays defending champion Kent State in the other semifinal.

Toledo appeared on its way to an easy win, opening a 63-51 lead. However, Miami wouldn't go away and Sibande made a pair of 3s in 10 seconds to pull the RedHawks (16-17) within 70-69.

Sanford, who shot a league-best 89 percent from the line during the regular season, then split a pair of free throws to give Miami one last chance.

Sibande had a decent look from the top of the key, but his shot was just long, allowing the Rockets to escape.

The smooth Sibande led Miami with 20 points and Darrian Ringo had 19.

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Dayton police, fire rescue cat from tree after community members plead for help

Published: Sunday, March 18, 2018 @ 7:56 PM

Cat is rescued from tree near Hospice of Dayton

- UPDATE, 9:02 p.m.: 

The cat has been rescued, according to a Hospice of Dayton spokesperson.

 Dayton fire and police personnel were able to remove the cat from the tree. The cat was said to be healthy and will be taken a local animal facility that accepts stray cats. 


A cat with apparent injuries up in a tree on Hospice of Dayton grounds tonight has some people in the community concerned.

A cat was stuck in a tree near Hospice of Dayton. PHOTO COURTESY OF BETHANY WALKER

There have been posts on social media, including the WHIO Facebook page, and calls to our newsroom from people who want to get help for the animal.

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We reached out to Hospice of Dayton, and officials there said they are working to resolve the issue.

Earlier, police were called to stop citizens from trying to retrieve the cat.

It’s not clear how long the cat has been in the tree.

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Chance for rain, snow returns this week

Published: Sunday, March 18, 2018 @ 5:00 AM
Updated: Sunday, March 18, 2018 @ 8:57 PM

A pleasant evening is expected in the Dayton area, but rain and snow are expected to return later this week.

A quiet night is expected with temperatures overnight dropping into the lower 30s, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar  said.


  • Rain returns Monday evening
  • Snow expected Tuesday and Wednesday
  • Lower temperatures this week

>>Live Doppler 7 Interactive Radar


Monday: Clouds will increase through the day with highs in the lower to middle 50s. The chance for rain returns in the evening, and with temperatures falling past sunset, a few wet flakes may mix in as well.

>>County-by-County Forecast 

Tuesday: The chance for snow is increasing, as more recent model runs are becoming more consistent and are agreeing more on the chance for snow. We’re calling for snow on Tuesday, some of which could be heavy at times. This snow looks to continue into Wednesday as well. Highs will be in the lower 40s early in the morning with most of the day staying in the 30s. 

>>WHIO Weather App

Wednesday: Snow is likely to continue into Wednesday, especially earlier in the day. By the time the snow wraps up, it looks like we’ll see a couple of inches of snow accumulation, however, there is still a lot of time between now and the event, allowing time for the track to change course. This will have a large effect on just how much snow we see. Temperatures will be in the upper 30s for the day. 

>>Severe Weather Guide

Thursday: Partly sunny skies are expected with highs in the lower 40s.

Friday: A dry start is expected, but the chance for rain returns at night. Highs will be in the middle 40s.

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Tecumseh community launches balloons to honor teen who loses cancer battle

Published: Sunday, March 18, 2018 @ 6:34 PM

Balloon launch for Collin at Tecumseh High School

Gold balloons filled the sky this afternoon at the Tecumseh High School football field after hundreds of community members gathered to honor a teen who died of cancer.

>> Community celebrates life of local teen who lost his battle with cancer

Collin Griffin, a 14-year-old eighth-grader at Tecumseh Middle School, died March 9 following a yearlong battle with a rare form of cancer.

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His funeral was held Wednesday.

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Brush fire spreads to 5 acres, is put out quickly

Published: Sunday, March 18, 2018 @ 3:54 PM
Updated: Sunday, March 18, 2018 @ 4:25 PM

UPDATE @ 4:25 p.m.

Crews left the scene of a brush fire that spread to 5 acres in an area off the 5000 block of Medlar Road.

The fire, reported around 3:20 p.m., was extinguished quickly by responding crews.


Crews are on scene of brush fire this afternoon involving a reported 5 acres.

The fire was reported around 3:20 p.m. in the 5000 block of Medlar Road, according to the Montgomery County Regional Dispatch Center.

We have a crew on the way and will update this report.

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