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Published: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 @ 11:58 AM
— With two of Ohio’s teams in the NCAA tournament playing on opposite sides of the country, big fans may have no choice but to book a flight.
Wright State University’s men’s basketball team takes on the University of Tennessee at 12:40 p.m. Thursday in Dallas and Ohio State University plays South Dakota State at 4 p.m. in Boise the same day.
Here are some of your best options for how to get to Dallas, Boise and Nashville, where the University of Cincinnati and Xavier both play on Friday.
Flying to Dallas to see WSU
The Dayton International Airport, John Glenn International Airport in Columbus and Cincinnati/ Northern Kentucky International Airport all offer flights to Dallas yet this week, according to Google’s flight tracker.
The cheapest flights available are out of Cincinnati, with one way tickets on Wednesday going for as low as $122 on United Airlines. Some early morning flights from Cincinnati to Dallas on Thursday are a little more expensive, starting at $223 on United Airlines. Delta Airlines and Southwest Airlines also have flights available out of Cincinnati at a higher price.
The cheapest one-way flight available from Columbus to Dallas on Wednesday is on Spirit Airlines and costs $251 while the cheapest early morning Thursday flight out of Columbus is $411 on Delta. The Dayton airport has one-way tickets available from $360 on Delta on Wednesday and early flights Thursday are going for the same price, according to Google’s flight tracker.
Flying to Boise to see OSU
Prices to fly to Boise are a bit steeper than to Dallas.
One-way tickets out of Dayton and Cincinnati are the cheapest, going for $514 on American Airlines and United Airlines out of both cities. Delta also has flights available for $519 out of both Dayton and Cincinnati, according to Google’s flight tracker.
One-way tickets out of Columbus are the most expensive with flights starting at $572 on both American Airlines and United.
Prices for each airport remain the same for people looking to travel early Thursday and make it to Boise by the game’s 4 p.m. start time.
Traveling to Nashville to see UC and Xavier
The cheapest option to see UC and Xavier play on Friday in Nashville may be to drive. It takes just over five hours to drive from Dayton to Nashville, just over four hours from Cincinnati and close to six hours from Columbus.
But, fans willing to wake up early can get a cheap one-way flight out of Columbus on Thursday on American Airlines. Tickets from Columbus to Nashville are going for just $54 at 5:20 a.m. Thursday and for $55 at 6 a.m. that day, according to Google’s flight tracker.
Published: Thursday, March 22, 2018 @ 3:32 AM
Updated: Thursday, March 22, 2018 @ 8:55 PM
— Mainly clear skies are in the forecast this evening with temperatures slowly falling through the 30s, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said.
Friday: Skies will be mostly sunny with temperatures rebounding into the middle 40s.
Saturday: Skies will be cloudy with snow likely, especially south. The snow may be heavy with accumulation likely depending on the storm track. Highs will hold in the upper 30s.
Sunday: Skies will clear with temperatures climbing back into the lower 40s.
Monday: Clouds will be on the increase. Temperatures will rebound to near 50 degrees.
Tuesday: Milder temperatures arrive but so will the threat for showers. Highs will top out in the middle 50s.
Published: Friday, March 23, 2018 @ 1:50 AM
A group of Florida junior high school students lost their final flag football game of the season Thursday, but they won an equal opportunity fight for boys and girls.
Forget powder puff. Armoni Peppers knows how to play with the boys.
"She's awesome. I love her," coach Bobby Burke said. "She's aggressive. She can catch."
Peppers tried out for Brevard County’s Odyssey Charter School's junior high flag football team and made it.
"It makes me feel good, and also, it gives me muscle mass and stuff," the seventh-grader said.
But after several games, the Space Coast Christian Athletic Association told her that girls can't play on the team.
"At first, I was, like, kind of sad," she said.
"She was very upset. She was crying," Kimberly Peppers-Coney said. "I said, 'We're going to work on this.'"
The 12-year-old walked up to her final game Thursday in uniform, but the league's athletic director told her that she couldn't go on the field.
The athletic director declined an on-camera interview, but said that two years ago, the association voted to make football a boys-only sport and volleyball a girls-only sport.
"If they established that, I was never told that," Burke said. "The actual A.D. of our school didn't know that."
The league's athletic director said the rule keeps girls from being grabbed in their genitals or losing their pants by accident.
"That should be my decision," Peppers-Coney said. "I keep her fully dressed. She wears another outfit underneath her uniform."
The uniforms that the Pepper family wore Thursday carried a clear message -- and it worked, because the opposing team's coach gave the OK and the league let Armoni play.
"I think with the presence of having us here and the media they have allowed her to play today," Peppers-Coney said.
Next season is up in the air for now, but Armoni's dreams go far beyond the field.
"Flag pulling is easy," she said. "But, like, tackling -- I could do that easier."
Peppers plays like a girl -- one without limits.
Published: Friday, March 23, 2018 @ 12:32 AM
Updated: Friday, March 23, 2018 @ 2:22 AM
TROTWOOD — UPDATE @ 2:25 a.m: Officials continue to investigate after a person was shot in the mouth in Trotwood early Friday morning.
OTHER LOCAL NEWS: Two suspected metal thieves caught red-handed at Hewitt Soap Factory
Initial reports indicate the shooting occurred in the 4700 block of Knollcroft Road just after midnight.
The suspect was not on scene when authorities arrived, but officials are describing the suspect vehicle as a black Lincoln SUV.
The victim was transported to Miami Valley Hospital on unknown conditions.
Crews are responding to the 4700 block of Knollcroft Road in Trotwood on a reported shooting that occurred early Friday morning.
The incident was dispatched around 12:20 a.m., per initial reports.
We will continue to update this story with more details.
Published: Friday, March 02, 2018 @ 2:52 AM
Updated: Friday, March 23, 2018 @ 1:22 AM
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