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Published: Friday, November 10, 2017 @ 12:40 PM
Updated: Friday, November 10, 2017 @ 12:40 PM
Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly now knows the correct wording: The most popular piece of jewelry in Miami right now is called the Turnover Chain, not Takeaway Chain as he called it earlier this week.
Kelly doesn't care what it's named.
He just doesn't want to see the thing.
Part of the reason why No. 3 Notre Dame (8-1, No. 3 CFP) is in the national championship race is that it has turned the ball over only seven times this season. And part of why No. 7 Miami (8-0, No. 7 CFP) is in the title chase is because the Hurricanes have been among the best at getting takeaways — and handing out their infamous chain as the prize to the player who gets that turnover.
That's just one of countless subplots that will be part of the Irish-Hurricanes matchup on Saturday night, a game where the winner might emerge looking like a true contender for the national championship. And if the Turnover Chain stays in its case on the Miami sideline, that's going to be a plus for Notre Dame.
"Listen, in big games like this defense wins the game," Notre Dame linebacker Drue Tranquill said. "So whoever plays better defense on Saturday is going to win the game."
This is the fourth time in the last seven seasons that Notre Dame and Miami have played, though none of the last three meetings carried any of the significance of this matchup. Miami is looking to extend the nation's longest current winning streak to 14 games — its last loss was to the Irish last season — and this game is the most difficult that Notre Dame has left on its regular-season schedule.
It's not a national quarterfinal, since no such thing exists. But only the winner on Saturday will keep realistic hopes of making that four-team CFP field.
"It's really cool," Notre Dame offensive lineman Mike McGlinchey said. "This week is kind of like, it's old-fashioned. It's both where these programs should be. It's what college football wants and in some ways it's what it needs."
This is the first time the teams will play with both ranked since 1990 — and has awakened tons of memories of great games from the past. And this season, replete with Notre Dame erasing the sting of last year's 4-8 mark and Miami energizing its fan base with both the winning and the swagger that comes from things like turnover chains, has given both programs reason to celebrate again.
"It means a ton," Hurricanes wide receiver Braxton Berrios said. "Miami might not be exactly where we want it to be yet, but we're on that path. Especially as seniors who've been here and been through a lot of these things. It feels great to start this path, and start this tradition, and lay this foundation for all the generations to come."
Not everyone is blown away by rivalry talk.
Notre Dame running back Josh Adams seemed more than a little underwhelmed when he faced the Hurricanes last season.
"They say it was a rivalry but just felt like another game," Adams said. "Maybe it's because I'm young. I was born in '96 so I don't know much about the whole rivalry thing. But I don't know, it just felt like another game."
Here's some of what to know going into Saturday:
ELITE MATCHUP: The teams are a combined 16-1 this season. Only three other Notre Dame-Miami matchups have happened where the teams entered with better combined marks — they were 7-0 in 1980 (Miami 4-0, Notre Dame 3-0), 9-0 in 1988 (Notre Dame 5-0, Miami 4-0) and 20-1 in 1989 (Notre Dame 11-0, Miami 9-1). It's also the fourth time the teams will square off with both ranked No. 7 or better, joining games in 1988, 1989 and 1990.
THE COACHES: Among active FBS coaches, Miami coach Mark Richt's career winning percentage (.747) ranks seventh, and Kelly's (.726) ranks ninth. Against AP Top 25 teams, Kelly's percentage (.548) is seventh and Richt's (.526) is ninth.
ADAMS WATCH: Adams is 41 yards from becoming the sixth Notre Dame back to run for 3,000 yards. He's averaging 8.7 yards per carry, which would smash a Notre Dame single-season record that has stood for nearly a century. George Gipp averaged 8.1 per carry for the Irish in 1920.
BALLHAWKERS: Miami has more players with an interception this year (eight players, 13 picks) than it had interceptions last year (seven, by six players).
RIVALRY HALTS: Unless they meet in a bowl game, this is the last Miami-Notre Dame matchup until the Hurricanes go to South Bend in 2024.
Published: Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 7:55 AM
— A rezoning request has been approved by leaders in the city of Beavercreek on plans to build a Holiday Inn Express.
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City Council approved the rezoning request and the concept plan for 2.4 acres of vacant land that sits on the west side of Esquire Drive, north of the intersection with Lakeview Drive.
City leaders have stipulated that the hotel should have no apparent rear; dumpsters should be enclosed on three sides with material matching the main building; and any building must be set back at least 50 feet from western property line and 40 feet from the eastern side, according to a city staff report.
A Holiday Inn Express is a hotel chain under the InterContinental Hotels Group that focuses on providing limited services at a mid-priced hotel rate.
Published: Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 8:52 AM
Influencing change most definitely has its rewards.
The YWCA Dayton once again honored some of this community’s most influential women for making Dayton a better place.
The 148-year-old organization that promotes the protection of women and girls from abuse and discrimination held its 2018 Women of Influence Luncheon on March 8 at the Dayton Convention Center, 22 E. Fifth St. in downtown Dayton.
Seven Dayton-area women were honored this year, including Pamela Morris, the founder and CEO of CareSource. She will be recognized as the 2018 Women of Influence Lifetime Achievement honoree.
Below, find more information about this year’s Women of Influence.
Pamela Morris, 2018 Women of Influence Lifetime Achievement
Founder and CEO, CareSource
From her bio:
Pam Morris has more than 40 years of experience in managed health care and the public sector. As an entrepreneurial architect, she pioneered Ohio's first mandatory Medicaid managed care program and built Dayton Area Health Plan, funded with a half-million dollar grant from the State of Ohio and 38 employees (1989), to present-day CareSource, boasting a 2016 revenue of $7.2 billion and 3,100 employees.
Nearly 30 years later, CareSource is one of the nation’s largest Medicaid Managed Care plans, serving more than 1.8 million members. The company was recently the only non-incumbent health plan selected to serve Medicaid members in both Indiana and Georgia, and will soon have members in five states. The plan has reinvested more than $13 million back into the communities it serves through the CareSource Foundation. As President and CEO of CareSource, Pam has been recognized for her leadership and commitment to improving the health and well-being of the members CareSource serves.
She was named the 2007 National Entrepreneur of the Year, Healthcare Services by Ernst & Young. Pamela has also won several local awards, including the 2014 Maureen Patterson Regional Leader Award from the Dayton Development Coalition. Pamela is a former Chair of the Hospice of Dayton and the United Way of Greater Dayton Area Board of Directors, and is a past board member for Dayton Power & Light. She was recently elected to the America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) Board of Directors.
Founder and chair, Dayton Literary Peace Prize
From her bio:
Inspired by the Dayton Peace Accords (which ended the war in Bosnia in 1995) and an enduring belief in the power of literature, Sharon Rab created a literary award to advance peace through literature. With her leadership, a dedicated group of community leaders launched the Dayton Literary Peace Prize: An International Award, the only literary prize honoring the power of literature to promote peace in the country.
Rab's work for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize caps a high school and university English teaching career dedicated to generations of students within and beyond the Dayton community. She served as the Education Director of the Muse Machine and the Executive Director of the national Muse Machine’s Creative Education Institute. Rab – who hosted the local cable show, Writer 2 Writer, for more than 20 years – received an honorary doctorate of humane letters from Wright State University and was inducted into the Chester Roush Educational Hall of Fame and the Montgomery County Public Education Academy of Excellence. She is a past “Dayton Daily News” Top Ten Women awardee and was twice a finalist for Ohio Teacher of the Year. A writer herself, her manuscript “Paper, Scissors, Rock” was a finalist for the Pen Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction.
Daria Dillard Stone
Parent advocate and educational consultant
From her bio:
Stone spent 15 years employed at the Dayton Urban League, first as executive secretary for CEO Willie F. Walker, then as an employment specialist and GED Preparation Coordinator (at Wesley Center). She was always helping people who experienced barriers – such as not having a high school diploma, having just been released from incarceration, helping teen parents gain confidence and hope, and serving those who needed employment preparation.
For 14 years Daria served as the program manager for Parents Advancing Choice in Education(PACE)/Parents Network, traveling across the country to research, and then implement in Dayton, a plan that helped foster school choice for all parents, especially low-to-moderate income families. For her efforts, she received the first Virginia Walden Ford Parent Leadership Award given by Children First America. As a certified Family Development Specialist (certified by the National Resource Center for Family Centered Practice and University of Iowa School of Social Work), Daria is helping to meet parents where they are giving them the resources and/or mindset to be the primary educators of their children no matter what circumstances they are experiencing.
Since her career at PACE transitioned in 2014, Stone has served as the Parent Advocate Consultant for Dayton Public Schools, Senior Outreach Specialist for Preschool Promise and is currently the Parent Engagement Liaison for Dayton Metro Library.
Deputy of the Sensors Division at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
From her bio:
Jacque Fisher has dedicated 30 years to supporting the Warfighter and has worked her way from a clerk typist (GS -2) and achieved the senior leadership rank of GS- 15 (Colonel Equivalent). Says her nominators, Jacque’s honesty, forward-looking vision, competency, intelligence, and her ability to inspire everyone who knows her has made her an award-winning USAF leader that gets the job done.
Fisher initiated a mentoring program in her 250-person organization in which she inspires and provides guidance to more than 25 hand-picked future U.S. Air Force leaders 15 of which are females. Of note, four of the women she has personally mentored and empowered have won USAF-level awards for rising leaders. This program has been recognized at the 4-star General level and is used as the benchmark for many other USAF programs.
She also leads her organization in addressing attitudes that can disrupt its mission focus and harm the mental wellbeing of those in the unit. She enforces a zero tolerance policy of racism and sexual harassment and continuously hosts workshops and group sessions to prevent a toxic climate to her organization.
Radio Host of Hot Country B94.5 and Mix 107.7 (I Heart Media/Dayton)
From her bio:
In addition to being one of the strongest and most recognizable female voices on Dayton-area radio for nearly 40 years, Kim Faris has been a tireless advocate and enthusiastic spokeswoman for numerous issues affecting women's health and safety in our community. She has lent her time and talent to numerous nonprofit organizations in Dayton – with a specific focus on those that affect women and families.
Says her nominator, Kim’s voice is the one women in our community hear, urging them to get a mammogram, to pay attention to the risks of heart disease, to plan a healthy pregnancy, and more. Her leadership as a successful woman in the male-dominated world of radio as well as her outreach in promoting women's and family health issues have reached women of all ages, races and economic status in the greater Dayton area.
Faris is a member of the Dayton Area Broadcasters Hall of Fame and has mentored numerous young professionals, both formally and informally. She was the first female broadcaster from the Dayton area inducted into the Radio/Television Broadcasters Hall of Fame of Ohio.
Mary Ann Bullen
Community philanthropist and founder of Home Is The Foundation
From her bio:
Dubbed by her nominator as THE woman of influence in Preble County, Mary Bullen’s love for her community is evident – her license plate even reads PREBLCO. ͞Influence is a perfect word to describe Mary, her nominator said. She makes things happen in her community and with people – and she’s very invested in people, of every background, every age, every race.”
Bullen’s father founded Bullen Ultrasonics, a company she co-led to a national Great Places to Work Award. In addition, she founded Home is the Foundation, a not-for-profit organization formed to meet the critical shortage of affordable housing options in rural Preble County– which became a key partner when YWCA Dayton assumed operations of Preble County’s only domestic violence shelter in 2004. Bullen belongs to the Preble County Rotary Club, past board member and board president of the Preble County Council on Aging board, and board president for THE BISTRO at Eagles Point, a pay-it-forward restaurant concept in Eaton. Most recently, she was a key player in transforming the old Eaton High School building into the Eagles Point development, providing 40 units of one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartment homes that include modern amenities you would expect to find in luxury units at affordable rental rates, THE BISTRO, future STAR Theatre and THE GYM at Eagles Point.
Treasurer/chief financial officer of Trotwood-Madison City School District
From her bio:
“Janice Allen was one of the first African-American triplets born in Dayton; was one of only 40 women selected from around the U.S. to participate in the University of Dayton’s re-entry engineering program for women with math and science degrees; was a member of the first graduating class of Chaminade-Julienne High School; and currently represents less than 1 percent of all African-Americans, and less than 25 percent of all women, school treasurers in the State of Ohio. You can say she got her start at YWCA Dayton; her mother, who is from Greenville, Miss., often told her stories of how YWCA helped her family find a place to stay when they migrated from the South in the 1950s.
Allen joined Trotwood-Madison City School District as treasurer/chief financial officer in November 2011; she is responsible for a $40 million budget that provides resources for 3,300 students and more than 350 employees. She began her career as a program analyst for NCR Corporation, and after receiving a National Science Foundation scholarship to study electrical engineering at UD, she took a job with Dayton Power & Light as a microwave engineer, responsible for the company’s telecommunications. Her love of numbers brought her to Dayton Public Schools for two decades, where she held several financial positions, the last being assistant treasurer.”
Published: Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 8:52 AM
— The Ohio State Highway Patrol Xenia Post and the Butler County OVI Task Force have announced the locations and times of three OVI checkpoints that will be held tonight.
In Greene County, the Greene County Sheriff’s Office, Beavercreek and Fairborn police will assist the patrol in checking drivers for sobriety on Colonel Glen Highway, according to a release from OSHP.
The first checkpoint is set to happen from 8 to 10 p.m. in the city of Beavercreek; The second will be held on Colonel Glen from 10 p.m. to midnight in the city of Fairborn, according to the patrol.
In Butler County, the OVI Task Force will be checking drivers from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. on Ohio 4, just north of Symmes Road in Fairfield.
Police will be patrolling the areas near the checkpoints as part of the effort to “aggressively combat impaired driver-related injury and fatal crashes,” according to the patrol.
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The patrol advises those who plan to go out and drink should use a designated driver or make other travel arrangements rather than driving.
Published: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 @ 1:18 AM
Updated: Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 7:56 AM
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