Bon Jovi's rep: Buffalo Bills rumor is untrue

Published: Monday, November 25, 2013 @ 8:53 AM
Updated: Monday, November 25, 2013 @ 8:53 AM

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Associated Press Update: While Jon Bon Jovi is interested in becoming an NFL owner someday, he's not currently pursuing the Buffalo Bills, the New Jersey rocker's publicist told The Associated Press on Monday.

"The Bills are not for sale, and he has too much respect for Mr. Wilson to engage in any discussions of buying the team," Ken Sunshine said, referring to Ralph Wilson, the team's Hall of Fame owner.

Saying Bon Jovi has "a day job that's doing very well," Sunshine added, "It's preposterous to say he's had any discussions with the Bills and Erie County."

Sunshine spoke by phone a day after CBSSports.com posted a story citing unidentified sources that Bon Jovi is among the parties positioning themselves to purchase the Bills after Wilson's death. Wilson, who turned 95 last month, has maintained he has no interest in selling the franchise during his lifetime.

Below is the earlier report from Newsy.com:

CBS reports longtime rock 'n' roller Jon Bon Jovi is "consumed" with purchasing an NFL team, and he's got his eyes specifically on the Buffalo Bills.

JASON LA CANFORA: "I'm told he added legs to his tour to spend more time in Buffalo; he's been around hobnobbing, meeting various power brokers in that area. Some say he even fired Richie Sambora, his longtime guitarist, to save costs to be more liquid to go buy an NFL team. I'm serious."

It's unclear if Bon Jovi has the capital necessary to buy a pro football team, but apparently it's a longtime dream. CBS has this report from anonymous sources, who say the rock star has ties with NFL bigwigs. (Via Island Def Jam Music Group​ / "It's My Life")

The Bills are not having a great season, currently rounding out the bottom of the AFC East. At 95, the team's owner, Ralph Wilson, is the oldest owner in the NFL. When he passes, the team will go on the market. (Via WLNY)

And reports say the next owner will likely be Rogers Communications, based in Toronto. The Bills have actually played games in Toronto before, and if the company buys the franchise, it could soon be calling Canada home.

But not if Bon Jovi has anything to say about it — though he hasn't actually said anything yet. Not publicly, at least. (Via Bleacher Report)

Bon Jovi was the founder and primary owner of an Arena Football team, the Philadelphia Soul. He was also once rumored to be considering a partial buy of the Atlanta Falcons.

- See more at Newsy.com

Taste of winter this weekend

Published: Friday, February 24, 2017 @ 2:39 PM

This weekend we will quickly be reminded that winter is indeed not over, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini.

Temperatures Friday will soar into the 70s but by Saturday afternoon we will have fallen to the middle 30s. This will be more than a 30-degree drop in about 24 hours.  

Gusty winds will be a big part of Saturday which will contribute to the wind chill through the afternoon being about 10 degrees colder than it actually is. Some flurries will be possible as upper-level energy works through during the day and though it won't be much to stick, there may be some reduced visibility because of the wind, Zontini said.

Temperatures will continue to tumble Saturday night into the low 20s — something we haven't seen since Feb. 16. 

Sunday is expected to be a typical February day which is hard to remember what that feels like. Highs are expected in the low 40s with at least some sunshine in the afternoon.

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Strong winds tip over tree on power lines in Beavercreek, sparking a fire

Published: Friday, February 24, 2017 @ 1:42 PM
Updated: Friday, February 24, 2017 @ 2:07 PM

Update@2:42 p.m.:

DP&L crews have been called to the scene, and they will briefly shut down the road to remove the tree from the power lines, officials said, noting that customers in the area have not lost power.

First take:

A tall tree fell on power lines in the 2000 block of Beaver Valley Road in Beavercreek Friday afternoon, causing sparks, officials said.

Strong winds caused the tree to fall on the power lines, officials said. The winds may be a precursor to a series of severe showers and storms that are expected hit the Miami Valley region tonight.

We have a photographer on the way to the scene, and we’ll bring you the latest information as it becomes available. 

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Preparations to make at home before storms hit

Published: Friday, February 24, 2017 @ 11:32 AM

Preparations to make at home before storms hit

As agencies such as Dayton Power and Light prepare ahead of the storms, it’s important to make preparations around the house too. 

Storm Center 7 Meteorologists say the biggest threat will be high winds that could move around furniture left outside. Large items could be blown into houses or nearby structures, causing damage.

“I make sure that any loose items around my house are cleaned up.. ... Nothing the wind pick up,” said David Long of Dayton. “This big window behind, if I believe there will be strong winds I will put wood over that.”

STAY PREPARED WITH THE FREE WHIO WEATHER APP

Officials recommend having an emergency kit prepared early with food, flashlights and batteries.

YOU NEED THIS: WHIO Weather App

Published: Friday, November 18, 2016 @ 2:01 PM

YOU NEED THIS: WHIO Weather App

The free WHIO Weather App will keep you alert and informed of changing weather conditions. You’ll be able to access the live radar before you hit the road.  

Install the WHIO Weather App free now from the Google Play or Apple store. Right at your fingertips, you'll have access to:

  • Live radar to track rain and storms
  • School closings 
  • Customized, automatic audio alerts for winter weather conditions you select
  • Hour-by-hour forecasts 
  • Hyper-local forecasts for your county 
  • Forecasts wherever you travel in the U.S. 

HOW DO I ADD MY CITY OR LOCATION IN THE APP?

Once you have downloaded the app, it is time to setup the locations you would like to monitor. Remember, these can change whenever you'd like with a push of a button. 

  • Once in the WHIO Weather app, look for the 'plus sign' at the top left of your screen  
  • Click Current Location to save your first city 

After that, you can save up to 10 locations by typing in the city and state. These locations can be anywhere you wish to receive weather updates. 

SHOULD I "ENABLE" BACKGROUND TRACKING? 

A new feature in the app is its ability to track winter storms even when the app isn't open and update you wherever you go...even out of state. If you travel into a location that is being impacted by weather, you will automatically be updated through the app. 

  • Once in the App, click the 'plus sign' at the top left of your screen 
  • Go to the Settings button at the bottom of your locations tab
  • Click Background Tracking, this will take you to your phone's settings
  • Make sure under the 'Location' option you chose 'always'

DO I HAVE TO BE ALERTED TO EVERYTHING WEATHER RELATED? 

The WHIO Weather App is unique because it allows you to choose which the weather alerts for which you want to receive notifications. All watches, warnings and advisories that the National Weather Service issues are available in our app. 

  • Make sure there is a check by the alerts you want to receive
  • You can turn off any notification you don't want by clicking the check mark 

WHY DIDN'T THE WARNING GO OFF ON MY PHONE? 

A special feature on the WHIO Weather App is the ability for the app to notify you ONLY when your GPS or saved locations are in the POLYGON for a warning. The National Weather Service draws polygons when it issues warnings and advisories. If your location isn't in the polygon, the alert will NOT go off. 

WATCHES on the other hand are issued for entire counties, not polygons. If your location falls in a county where a watch is issued you WILL get an alert. 

ISN'T THE 7-DAY JUST LIKE ANY OTHER WEATHER APP? 

Unlike most apps that rely on a computer to just dump weather data on to their app, the StormCenter 7 Team updates the forecast on the WHIO Weather App each day, multiple times a day. With the WHIO Weather App you are getting a detailed forecast specifically created for the Miami Valley. It's not from a meteorologist many states away.

 

HOW DO I SEE THE LATEST LIST OF SCHOOL/ BUSINESS CLOSINGS AND DELAYS? 

We've added the latest list of school and business closings and delays in the WHIO Weather App so you can check the list from wherever you're located. Simply open the app, along the bottom is a tool bar, 'Closings' is the third option from the left. This will take you directly to the most recently updated list. This new feature will better help you plan your day, allowing you to adjust as needed when your kids' school or your place of business issues a delay or closes due to road conditions or other reasons. 

 

I MISSED A NEWSCAST, HOW CAN I GET MY FORECAST? 

If you miss a TV newscast, you can still keep up with the latest video forecasts our meteorologists create throughout the day. These short weather video segments tell the weather story of the day, how it will impact you, and contain their scientific explanations for unique elements of the forecast you won't get in a written story or graphic. This is a great tool during severe weather days and when a big winter storm may impact the Miami Valley. These custom video forecasts created by the StormCenter7 team of Meteorologists can be found under the 'Video' tab. 

 

WHAT CAN I SEE ON THE INTERACTIVE RADAR BESIDES THE SNOW? 

The Interactive Radar is available year-round in the WHIO Weather App. Features on the app allow you to see lightning strikes along with satellite and radar. Under the 'Radar' tab you can click on the 'Layer' icon to overlay things like watches and warnings so you can see where storms and alerts are in relation to your location.