Rap star: University of Florida is racist

Published: Thursday, September 05, 2013 @ 11:03 AM
Updated: Thursday, September 05, 2013 @ 11:03 AM

Rapper and rabid University of Miami Hurricanes fan Luther Campbell has never been one to shy away from controversy. Campbell is best known for the sexually explicit lyrics he sang as a member of the hit late 1980s-early 1990s rap group 2 Live Crew. 

Now he's stirring up trouble with a recent editorial posting on the Miami New Times website. In it, he lashes out at the University of Florida and writes of the university's "long history of racism." Campbell details UF's struggle with racial integration in the 1950s and 1960s, "For decades, the Gainesville school's overseers were instrumental in preventing African-Americans from getting a higher education." Miami and Florida have a long, and often rancorous, rivalry and play each other in football this Saturday.

He goes on to argue that former UF defensive coordinator Charlie Strong was passed up for the school's head football coaching job due to his race. The school hired Urban Meyer instead of Strong and went on to win two national championships during Meyer's tenure. Campbell's Gator-bashing post ends with some words UM may have to back up, "The Canes are gonna roast those racist Gators."

Campbell's association with the Hurricanes football program has a history of controversy itself. He was alleged to have been behind what was referred to as a "pay-for-play" system at Miami, which involved cash rewards for scoring touchdowns and big hits. He also once threatened to go public with various violations by the university's athletic department if Ryan Collins, an African-American player, wasn't named the team's starting quarterback for the 1993 season.

Miami and Florida will continue their bitter rivalry on Saturday when they face off at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens. You can read Campbell's full post on the New Times' website.


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Sidney McDonald’s robbery suspect arrested

Published: Friday, May 26, 2017 @ 3:33 AM

Lance Shewalter

 SIDNEY — A man suspected of robbing the McDonald’s on Michigan Street was taken into custody by police on Thursday. 

Lance C. Shewalter, 32, is being held at the Shelby County Jail.

Sidney police were dispatched to the 2200 block of Michigan Street around 10:43 p.m. Thursday.

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Shortly after, officers located Shewalter in the an area near where police say witnesses lost sight of him. 

Several items used in the robbery were located in the area, according to police. 

Shewalter has been charged with robbery and is being held at the Shelby County Jail. 

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Dayton traffic from the WHIO Traffic Center

Published: Friday, May 26, 2017 @ 4:40 AM
Updated: Friday, May 26, 2017 @ 6:50 AM

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Check this page for a full list of crashes, disabled vehicles, construction projects and other hazards impacting your commute.

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Major Highway Incidents

  • No issues have been reported.

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Surface Street Incidents

  • On Grand Avenue near I-75 and Riverview Avenue in Dayton, police and medics were requested to check on two reported crashes in the area around 6:45 a.m. It was not immediately clear how many crashes are in the area. 

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Ongoing Construction & Other Closures 


  • I-75 south near North Main Street in Dayton, lane closure May 1st – 26th. Two southbound lanes will remain open.
  • I-75 south ramp to US 35 west will be closed from January 9th to September 30th to replace a bridge deck beam that was not included in the I-75 modernization project. The official detour is: I-75 south to the Edwin C. Moses turn around lane to I-75 north to US 35 west.
  • I-75 north ramp the US 35 east will be closed March 28th to September 23rd. ODOT lists the suggested detour as NB I-75 to US 35 west, to James H McGee Blvd, to US 35 east. 
  • I-70 between I-75 and SR 202, Nightly lane closures May 15th – June 6th between 6 pm and 6 am. Two lanes will be closed starting at 9 pm. 
  • I-70 between Airport Access Road and Taywood Road, Lane closures April 3rd - June 30th. Two lanes will remain open.
  • US 35 east Ramp to Perry Street, ramp closure April 1st – May 30th. The official detour is: US 35 east to Jefferson Street to South Patterson Blvd. to Stout Street to Perry Street.
  • Ludlow Street Ramp to westbound US 35 in Dayton, ramp closure May 12th – August 9th. The suggested ODOT detour is: Washington Street to US 35 west.
  • SR 49 south between Brookville-Salem Road and Pleasant Plain Road, Lane closures through May 31. One southbound lane will remain open.
  • Hoover Avenue between Gettysburg Avenue and Elmhurst Road in Dayton will be closed starting April 3 until early June for water line construction. The construction will also impact the intersection of Hoover and Gettysburg avenues and drivers should expect congestion and delays. Detours will be posted. 
  • Bridgewater Road between Taylorsville Road and US 40, bridge closure May 15TH – September 12th. The official detour is: Bridgewater Road to Taylorsville Road to Rip Rap Road to Little York Road to Brown School Road to US 40
  • The Webster Street bridge is closed as it is rebuilt. A detour will take drivers to Keowee Street to Monument Avenue. The project is scheduled to be completed in November of 2017 


  • SR 202 between Ross Road and US 40, road closure May 22nd through 31st. The official detour is: US 40 to I-75 to SR 571 to SR 202
  • Piqua-Troy Road between Statler Road and Eldean Roadbridge closure April 12th – October 12th. The official ODOT detour is: Piqua-Troy Road to West Peterson Road to CR 25A to Eldean Road to Piqua-Troy Road.
  • Statler Road between Cromes Drive and Free Road, road closure until June 15th. The official detour is: Cromes Drive/Looney Road to US 36 to Troy-Sidney Road to Statler Road. 


  • Gate 19B on National Road at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is closed until mid-June for a $1.3 million security upgrade. Drivers should expect delays around the base at the three gates remaining open, Gate 16B off Kaufman Avenue, Gate 1B off Springfield Street, and Gate 22B at I-675 and Col. Glenn Highway. Gate 22B will be inbound traffic only during the morning commute. 


  • I-70 east Ramp to I-675 north, ramp closure April 19th – October 31st. The official detour is: I-675 to SR 444 to I-675 north.
  • SR 565 between SR 29 and Houston Pike, Daily lane closures May 22nd through September 30th between 7 am and 5 pm. One lane will remain open in each direction.


  • SR 571 between US 36 and Jaysville-St. Johns Road, road closure May 25th through June 2nd. The official detour is: US 36 to US 127 to SR 49 to SR 721
  • US 36 between US 127 and SR 48, Lane closures April 24th – June 30th. One lane will remain open in each direction.
  • SR 721 between US 36 and Covington-Gettysburg Road, bridge closure March 20th – June 3rd. The official detour is: US 36 to SR 48 to SR 718.
  • SR 121 between Arnold Street and Fairview Avenue, Daily lane closures April 24th – September 1st between 7 am and 5 pm. One lane will remain open in each direction.


  • US 36 between Berwick Drive and Dugan Road, road closure April 10th – July 10th. The suggested ODOT detour is: SR 814 to SR 296 to US 68.
  • US 36 between SR 814 and McMahill Road, lane closures May 22nd through September 30th between 7 am and 5 pm. One lane will remain open in each direction.
  • SR 54 between SR 4 and Brigner Road, lane closures May 22nd through September 30th between 7 am and 5 pm. One lane will remain open in each direction.
  • SR 55 between Elm Tree Road and Edgewood Avenue, lane closures May 22nd through September 30th between 7 am and 5 pm. One lane will remain open in each direction.
  • SR 296 between SR 29 and SR 814Daily lane closures May 22nd through September 30th between 7 am and 5 pm. One lane will remain open in each direction.


  • Amsterdam Road between CR 25A (Sidney) and Heiland Kies Road, road closure May 15th– August 15th. The official detour from ODOT is: Amsterdam Road to CR 25A to SR 274 to Heiland Kies Road to Amsterdam Road

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Miami Valley Hospital to pilot stroke app

Published: Friday, May 26, 2017 @ 6:41 AM

Kelly Settle

DAYTON — Miami Valley Hospital will pilot a new smart device app designed to increase coordinated care for stroke victims and reduce the time it takes to reverse potential brain damage.

The hospital is the first in Southwest Ohio to pilot the device, according to a Miami Valley Hospital news release.  

Miami Valley Hospital has partnered with Dayton Fire Department, Riverside Fire Department and Jefferson Township Fire Department to pilot the app. Each jurisdiction’s squads were trained in April and are excited about the potential for patient care. 

“This app will speed up medics’ ability to gather patient information, and allow them to take pictures and relay information using voice-to-text,” said Lt. Jack Mix with the Dayton Fire Department. 

The app’s pilot will determine if Premier Health extends its use with other EMS squads and throughout its system. 

Pulsara, a cloud-based communication application, will place all members of the hospital’s stroke team on alert and keep them up-to-date with the case with one tap of the app by EMS crews. The instant coordination of care could buy more time for a stroke victim whose ability to be treated by clot-busting medication is limited to just hours after symptoms begin, and whose outcome is improved by more rapid treatment. 

“The most exciting thing is that everyone will be on the same page almost instantly as new information becomes available,” said Dr. John Terry, director of inpatient stroke care at Miami Valley Hospital. “The efficiency of stroke care can be affected by the time it takes to bring every member of the team up-to-date, and our ability to determine what type of care the patient can receive.” 

Now, EMS crews call in stroke cases to one contact who calls different members on the team. Each touch point takes time and involves verbally relaying information about the patient’s case.

Pulsara will enable the team to simultaneously consult and communicate vital information, according to the news release which notes research has shown the use of Pulsara results in a 46 percent improvement in door-to-needle time — the time it takes between a patient’s arrival at the emergency department and the team’s ability to administer treatment.  

“There are multiple physician and ancillary services involved in determining if the clot-dissolving drug is right for that particular patient and it has to be done rapidly in order to come to a conclusion in the time frame in which the drug will still be effective,” said Dr. Randy Marriott, the Premier Health EMS Center of Excellence medical director. 

Police: 2nd shooter fired shots outside Centerville apartment 

Published: Friday, May 26, 2017 @ 2:58 AM
Updated: Friday, May 26, 2017 @ 6:39 AM

Malik Perkins/Staff

UPDATE @ 6:40 a.m. 

Centerville police said a second shooter fired shots outside an apartment after a person was shot inside the building on Chase Drive. 

Investigators said at least eight shots were fired by a second person who was outside the apartment complex. Those shots were fired after one person sustained a gunshot wound inside the apartment. 

Police added they believe the second round of shots was fired by the second person who was attempting to shoot the suspect as he left the scene. 

Police said earlier one of the suspected shooters drove to the Centerville Police Department and turned himself in. Investigators did not say if the suspect in custody was the first or second shooter, nor if they had a suspect description of the second shooter. 

The condition of the victim was still not available. 

UPDATE @ 4:16 a.m.

Two men inside a Chase Drive apartment had a dispute that resulted in the shooting that left one man injured. 

“This is not a random thing,” said Centerville Police Department Public Information Officer John Davis. “This is two people who knew each other, so there’s no danger to the public.”

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The shooting suspect was taken into custody after he drove to the police department and turned himself in. 

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UPDATE @ 4:10 a.m. 

Centerville police confirm one person was shot inside an apartment on Chase Drive and has been transported to a local hospital. 

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Police said the condition of the victim was not immediately available. 

Investigators said the suspect drove himself to the Centerville police station and turned himself in to police. 

We’ll update this page with more information shortly. 


One person has reportedly been shot in an drive-by shooting on Chase Drive in Centerville Friday morning. 

Emergency crews were dispatched to the first block of Chase Drive around 2:50 a.m. on initial reports of a person shot. 

Police scanner traffic indicates the incident was a drive-by shooting. Initial reports indicate the possible shooter went to the Centerville police station and was taken into custody. 

We’ll update this page as we learn more. 

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