SCHOOL DELAYS: 2 HOURS:
BENJAMIN LOGAN, CALVARY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL, BELLEFONTAINE, FAIRBANKS, INDIAN LAKE, MECHANICSBURG, MIAMI EAST, OHIO HI-POINT CAREER CENTER, RIVERSIDE LOCAL SCHOOLS, LOGAN COUNTY, VANDALIA-BUTLER CITY SCHOOLS.
Two studies issued Thursday show that the Dayton area is among the top metros in the nation for high-technology job growth, but Ohio lags other states in its ability to thrive in the so-called “new economy.”
The Dayton area saw a 24.2 percent increase in the number of high-tech jobs created from 2010 to 2011, the nation’s third-largest increase behind Greensboro, N.C. and Columbia, S.C., according to Technology Works: Patterns of High-Technology Employment and Wages in the U.S.
Dayton added nearly 3,500 high-tech jobs during this period, the report said.
Ohio’s average growth in technology jobs from 2010 to 2011 was 4.6 percent, nearly twice the national average of 2.6 percent, the study said.
Honor Flight to be recognized by National Aviation Hall of Fame
(FROM DAYTON DAILY NEWS) DAYTON — Honor Flight Network will join the ranks of Earth orbiting and moon walking astronauts, the Tuskegee Airmen and the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders at the National Aviation Hall of Fame.
The organization that flies veterans to Washington, D.C., from throughout the nation to tour monuments and memorials in the nation’s capital was chosen for the Milton Caniff “Spirit of Aviation” award, the Aviation Hall of Fame has announced.
“Just to even mention us for the same award is so humbling I cannot believe we are going to be joining those ranks,” said Earl Morse, founder of Honor Flight. “It is so humbling for all of us in the program.”
Honor Flight first took wing in 2005 when six planes flew a dozen World War II veterans out of the Springfield-Buckley Municipal Airport to Washington, D.C., to see the memorial to the war they served in.
Since then, the program based in Springfield has expanded exponentially. Honor Flight has flown about 100,000 veterans from nearly 120 “hubs” to Washington, D.C., since the first flight lifted off from the Miami Valley, said Morse of Enon.
WEEC SPORTS – FRIDAY 12-7-12:
NFL THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL: DENVER 26 OAKLAND 13. SUNDAY 1PM: BALTIMORE AT WASHINGTON, DALLAS AT CINCINNATI, KANSAS CITY AT CLEVELAND, TENNESSEE AT INDIANAPOLIS, SAN DIEGO AT PITTSBURGH.
THE HEISMAN TROPHY WILL BE AWARDED TO ONE OF THREE PLAYERS SATURDAY EVENING IN NEW YORK. THE CANDIDATES ARE KANSAS STATE QUARTERBACK COLLIN KLEIN, NOTRE DAME LINEBACKER MAN’-TY TE’O, AND QUARTERBACK JOHNNY MANZIEL OF TEXAS A & M, SAYS CBSSPORTS.COM.
POSTSEASON AWARDS AWARDED LAST NIGHT AT DISNEYWORLD IN ORLANDO: LINEBACKER MAN’-TY TE’O OF NOTRE DAME WINS THE BEDNARIK AWARD AND BRONKO NAGURSKI TROPHY FOR MOST OUTSTANDING DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR, AND THE BUTKUS AWARD FOR BEST LINEBACKER OF THE YEAR, AND TE’O WINS THE MAXWELL AWARD FOR COLLEGE PLAYER OF THE YEAR. THE TOP WIDE RECEIVER BILETNIKOFF AWARD, GOES TO MARQUISE LEE OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, THE DAVEY O’BRIEN AWARD, OF WHICH OSU QUARTERBACK BRAXTON MILLER WAS A FINALIST, WON BY TEXAS A & M QUARTERBACK JOHNNY MANZIEL, THE UNITAS AWARD FOR TOP SENIOR QUARTERBACK GOES TO COLLIN KLEIN OF KANSAS STATE, THE DOAK WALKER AWARD FOR TOP RUNNING BACK WON BY MONTEE BALL OF WISCONSIN, SAYS CBSSPORTS.COM.
BASEBALL: THE NEW YORK YANKEES OFFER A CONTRACT TO FORMER BOSTON RED SOX 3RD BASEMAN KEVIN YOUKILIS.
NBA: NEW YORK 112 MIAMI 92. 7PM TONIGHT: DENVER AT INDIANA, SATURDAY 7:30PM: DETROIT AT CLEVELAND.
FORMER COACH BARRY ALVAREZ, NOW THE ATHLETIC DIRECTOR AT WISCONSIN, WILL COACH THE TEAM IN THE ROSE BOWL NEW YEAR’S DAY AFTER BRET BIELEMA LEFT EARLIER IN THE WEEK TO TAKE THE ARKANSAS COACHING JOB.
HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS BASKETBALL THURSDAY, THE NEWS SUN SAYS: NORTHEASTERN 30 CEDARVILLE 26, MIAMI VALLEY OVER EMMANUEL CHRISTIAN ACADEMY, VERSAILLES 60 NEW BREMEN 42, WEST LIBERTY-SALEM 51 SOUTHEASTERN 44, GREENEVIEW 54 TRIAD 25, COVINGTON 53 FRANKLIN-MONROE 48.