DR. BILL BROWN, PRESIDENT OF CEDARVILLE UNIVERSITY SINCE 2003, ANNOUNCED DURING CHAPEL ON MONDAY THAT HE’LL STEP DOWN AS PRESIDENT EFFECTIVE JUNE 30 OF NEXT YEAR. DR. BROWN WILL BECOME THE NEXT CHANCELLOR OF THE UNIVERSITY.
(CHICAGO TRIBUNE) Navistar International Corp. said Tuesday it intends to close a truck manufacturing plant in Garland, Texas, by the first half of 2013 as part of its efforts to cut costs.
Rep. Steve Austria said some of those jobs will move to Navistar’s Springfield plant, which employs about 850 people.
The company hired new workers for the first time in Springfield in more than a decade this year, and local leaders believe the plant was positioned to receive more work when it becomes available.
Navistar has about 900 salaried, hourly and third-party temporary workers at the Garland facility. Production will be moved to other North America plants that build similar models beginning in January 2013.
(FROM NEWS SUN) All tickets for President Barack Obama’s rally in Springfield on Friday have been distributed, a spokesman for the Obama campaign said Tuesday evening.
The campaign event for the president, to be held in the Springfield High School gymnasium, has been moved to Friday.
Doors will open at 10:15 a.m., and he is expected to arrive at about noon, Clark County Democratic Party Chairman Ron Rhine said Tuesday afternoon.
The event had been scheduled for late Thursday.
The president canceled all Wednesday campaign events in Ohio to monitor the response to Superstorm Sandy.
(FROM COLUMBUS DISPATCH) Romney closes Obama’s lead to split Ohio
Boosted by a surge among male voters who think he’s the best candidate to fix the economy, Republican Mitt Romney has come back to tie President Barack Obama in battleground Ohio.
WEEC SPORTS – WEDNESDAY 10-31-12:
NBA: CLEVELAND 94 WASHINGTON 84, MIAMI 120 BOSTON 107, AND DALLAS 99 L.A. LAKERS 91, THE MAVS WIN WITHOUT STAR DIRK NOWITZSKI.
COLLEGE MENS EXHIBITION BASKETBALL: OHIO STATE 83 WALSH 71, DAYTON 77 FINDLAY 58.
THE NASCAR SPRINT CUP RACE IS SUNDAY 3:15PM AT TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY, THREE MORE RACES TO GO IN THE CHASE! JIMMIE JOHNSON THE CURRENT POINTS LEADER, WITH BRAD KESELOWSKI JUST 2 POINTS BEHIND, SAYS CBSSPORTS.COM!
NFL THURSDAY NIGHT 8:20PM: KANSAS CITY AT SAN DIEGO. SUNDAY 1PM: BALTIMORE AT CLEVELAND, MIAMI AT INDIANAPOLIS, DENVER AT CINCINNATI, 4:25PM: PITTSBURGH AT THE NEW YORK GIANTS, SAYS CBSSPORTS.COM.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL SATURDAY: 1PM: HIRAM AT WITTENBERG, 3:30PM: ILLINOIS AT 9-0 OHIO STATE, PITTSBURGH AT NOTRE DAME, 7PM: OREGON AT USC, 8PM: NO. 1 ALABAMA AT NO. 5 LSU!
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL STATE PLAYOFFS: DIV. 1 SATURDAY 7PM: WAYNE AT CINCINNATI MOELLER, WESTERVILLE SOUTH AT HILLIARD DARBY, HILLIARD DAVIDSON AT DUBLIN COFFMAN, DIV. 3: COLUMBUS WATTERSON AT BRYAN, SANDUSKY PERKINS AT URBANA, CIRCLEVILLE LOGAN ELM AT DAYTON THURGOOD MARSHALL, SHAWNEE AT KETTERING ALTER, DIV. 5: MIAMI EAST AT COLDWATER, DAYTON CHRISTIAN AT WEST LIBERTY-SALEM, TRIAD AT SUMMIT COUNTRY DAY, DIXIE AT COVINGTON.
FRIDAY NIGHT 7:30PM: DIV. 2: TECUMSEH AT DRESDEN TRI-VALLEY, TIPPECANOE AT CINCINNATI TURPIN, TROTWOOD-MADISON AT CINCINNATI MT. HEALTHY, DIV. 4: UPPER SANDUSKY AT COLUMBUS HARTLEY, GALION AT RICHWOOD NORTH UNION, COLUMBUS READY AT GENOA AREA, MADEIRA AT CLINTON MASSIE, MILTON-UNION AT WILLIAMSPORT WESTFALL, AND MIDDLETOWN FENWICK AT NORWOOD, DIV. 6: HANNIBAL RIVER AT DANVILLE, WAYNESFIELD-GOSHEN AT ADA, FORT LORAMIE AT ST. HENRY, TRI-COUNTY NORTH AT MINSTER, AND BRADFORD AT MARION LOCAL, SAYS OHSAA.ORG.
HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS SOCCER DIV. 3 REGIONAL SEMIFINAL TUESDAY: MIDDLETOWN FENWICK 2 COLUMBUS READY 0, TROY CHRISTIAN 3 MADEIRA 2 OT, THE EAGLES PLAY IN THEIR 1ST EVER REGIONAL FINAL! DIV. 2: INDIAN HILL 4 KETTERING ALTER 2.
DIV. 3 BOYS SOCCER REGIONAL SEMIFINAL TONIGHT 7PM AT HAMILTON HIGH SCHOOL: CATHOLIC CENTRAL VS. CINCINNATI SUMMIT COUNTRY DAY, THE IRISH LOST TO COUNTRY DAY 5-0 IN SEPTEMBER, AND ARE 17-2-1 ON THE YEAR, 11-0-1 SINCE THE LOSS, SAYS THE NEWS SUN.
GIRLS VOLLEYBALL TONIGHT 7PM AT LANCASTER: SHEKINAH CHRISTIAN VS. REEDSVILLE EASTERN IN A DIV. 4 REGIONAL SEMIFINAL, THE 18-2 LADY FLAMES!