Miami U. ranks among nation’s best

Published: Tuesday, September 10, 2013 @ 8:59 AM
Updated: Tuesday, September 10, 2013 @ 8:59 AM

Miami University ranks third in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges 2014 for commitment to teaching.

Only Dartmouth and Princeton ranked higher than Miami for teaching.

Among public national universities overall, Miami ranked 31st, up from 37th last year.

U.S. News & World Report used a variety of factors in creating the rankings, including undergraduate academic reputation, student retention, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, graduation rate performance and alumni giving rate.

“Two areas in which Miami reported gains to U.S. News are in the areas of student selectivity and actual versus predicted graduation rate,” said Denise Krallman, director of institutional research, in a released statement. “It has been a university wide effort to continually improve the quality of the incoming class and to provide them with the experience and support to help them graduate successfully. These gains coupled with already strong scores in other areas likely strengthened our standing.”

Miami also tied for 30th in the category of Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs, where the highest degree is a bachelor’s or master’s, up five spaces from last year.

Miami’s Farmer School of Business is ranked 47th, up from 56th for Best Undergraduate Business Programs.

Dayton man, subject of missing adult alert, safely located

Published: Thursday, February 23, 2017 @ 9:45 PM
Updated: Friday, February 24, 2017 @ 3:20 AM

Dayton man, subject of missing adult alert, safely located

UPDATE @ 3:20 a.m. 

The Veterans Affairs Police Department said Robert Spangler was safely located. 

FIRST REPORT

An Endangered Missing Adult Alert was issued today for a 71-year-old Dayton man.

Robert B. Spangler was last seen after he left his Iowa Avenue residence. He is described as a white man with brown hair and blue eyes who stands 5 feet 10 inches and weighs 205 pounds. He was reported missing by the Veterans Affairs Police Department to the Ohio Attorney General’s Office.

The alert states Spangler left his residence at noon Dec. 23, 2016, did not return and that law enforcement is concerned for his safety.

VA police tonight would not answer whether the alert should have stated Feb. 23, which is today’s date, instead. It is not clear whether Spangler has been missing since December, nor, if that is the case, why it took a few months for him to be reported missing.

Anyone with information on Spangler’s whereabouts is urged to call 911 or the hotline at 866-693-9171.

Florida woman charged with shooting up heroin in 7-Eleven bathroom

Published: Friday, February 24, 2017 @ 2:56 AM
Updated: Friday, February 24, 2017 @ 2:56 AM


            Florida woman charged with shooting up heroin in 7-Eleven bathroom

A Florida woman was arrested Wednesday after reportedly shooting up heroin in a 7-Eleven bathroom, Port St. Lucie police said.

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Amanda Bello, 37, was arrested and faces heroin, cocaine and drug paraphernalia charges, police said.

Late Wednesday an officer was at the 7-Eleven and heard groaning from the women’s bathroom. Someone was banging on the walls, the officer said.

The officer knocked on the door and asked the person to come outside. Bello came out of the bathroom, was incoherent and “moving erratically,” according to police records.

Bello left an empty syringe behind the toilet, police said. Another woman, Alexandra Graham, 26, led officers to the car Bello had driven them in. The report identifies Graham as Bello’s partner.

Police found two bags of heroin, cocaine, glass pipes, a spoon with dried heroin, needles and other paraphernalia in the car, records state.

Graham also faces charges of heroin, cocaine and drug paraphernalia charges. 

S.C. chef creates sushi doughnuts

Published: Friday, February 24, 2017 @ 2:23 AM
Updated: Friday, February 24, 2017 @ 2:23 AM


            S.C. chef creates sushi doughnuts

You’ve heard of jelly roll doughnuts. A South Carolina chef has introduced sushi doughnuts to the Southeast.

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Will Bates, a sushi chef at Oktopi in Pawleys Island, told USA Today he was inspired to create a sushi-shaped doughnut after watching an online video that showed a similar creation. He said he created two patties made out of rice and spread avocado puree and spicy crab in the center. Bates then molded the patties into the shape of a doughnut, cut a hole in the center and layered fish on top of it.

"The variety is endless, you can put whatever you want on it," Bates told USA Today. "It's just like a roll in the shape of a circle, but you'll need a knife and fork or chopsticks to eat it."

A doughnut shape is not Bates’ first venture into imaginative sushi. He also has created sushi burritos and sushi corndogs. Other sushi lovers have created similar sushi doughnut concoctions, even sharing their methods on video.

"People jump on it because it's colorful, fun and different," Bates said.

Vehicle crashes into Bob Evans restaurant in Fairborn

Published: Friday, February 24, 2017 @ 1:58 AM
Updated: Friday, February 24, 2017 @ 2:31 AM

Vehicle crashes into Bob Evans restaurant in Fairborn

A vehicle has reportedly crashed into the front of a Bob Evans restaurant on Colonel Glenn Highway in Fairborn Friday morning. 

Police reported the crash around 1:45 a.m. at the restaurant located at 2648 Colonel Gleen Highway. 

The occupant of the vehicle did not suffer any injuries, according to police scanner traffic. 

Fire crews have been dispatched to check the stability of the structure, initial reports indicate. 

We have a crew on the way and we’ll update this page as new details become available. 

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