Ohio Senate passes student-athlete concussion bill
(FROM COLUMBUS DISPATCH) Ohio’s athletes would have to be immediately removed from a game or practice when they show symptoms of a concussion if a bill is passed, starting as soon as this spring’s sports season. The potential long-term consequences of repeated head injuries, and new information being discovered, the reason for this, the bill aimed at ensuring that concussions in student athletes are properly handled. House Bill 143 unanimously passed the Senate Tuesday, and should soon be on its way to Governor John Kasich for his signature.
Fourth fatal crash in three days
(FROM NEWS SUN) A West Liberty man believed to be in his late 40s was killed Monday night when the pickup truck he was driving left Ohio 29 in the area near Ohio 296 and slammed into a tree.
The Champaign County Sheriff’s Office says Jeffrey Dill was headed west on Ohio 29 about 7:25 p.m. when, for an unknown reason, his 2006 Dodge Heavy Duty Truck left the road and continued into a field until it hit the tree and rolled at least once.
The crash was the 4th fatal accident in Champaign and Clark counties from Saturday-Monday, says the News Sun.
On Monday, 18-year-old Cady Reed, an Urbana University student and Northeastern High School graduate, was killed when her car went left of center at the intersection of Selma Pike and Old Springfield Road and struck an SUV head-on. Foggy conditions may have played a role in the crash.
Also on Monday, Anne Marie Jones, 37, of Springfield, was killed after being partially ejected from her vehicle after reportedly running a red light and striking another vehicle at West Pleasant Street and South Western Avenue.
On Saturday, Daniel T. Johnson, 56, of London, was killed after his car struck a truck at the intersection of Ohio 54 and Plattsburg Road in Harmony Twp.
Portion of I-70 to be named for Deputy Hopper
COLUMBUS — A portion of Interstate 70 in Clark County is to be named in honor of sheriff’s Deputy Suzanne Hopper, who was slain in the line of duty on New Year’s Day 2011, according to legislation passed by the Ohio Senate on Tuesday.
According to state Sen. Chris Widener, R-Springfield, House Bill 325 creates memorial highway and bridge namings throughout the state in recognition of the sacrifices made by Ohioans serving in the armed forces and in law enforcement.
The Deputy Suzanne Hopper Memorial Highway will be located along I-70 between I-675 and Enon Road.
WEEC SPORTS – WEDNESDAY 12-5-12:
COLLEGE MENS BASKETBALL: NO. 3 MICHIGAN 73 WESTERN MICHIGAN 41, NO. 13 ILLINOIS 72 WESTERN CAROLINA 64, SAYS CBSSPORTS.COM.
7:30PM TONIGHT: WITTENBERG AT OTTERBEIN, 9PM: DAYTON AT ALABAMA.
HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL TUESDAY, THE DAYTON DAILY NEWS SAYS, BOTKINS 62 RUSSIA 48, CENTERVILLE 60 FAIRBORN 32, FAIRLAWN 78 TRIAD 70, GREENON 50 NORTHEASTERN 48, JACKSON CENTER 59 INDIAN LAKE 31, MIAMI EAST 64 OAKWOOD 42, MIAMISBURG 48 FAIRMONT 43, SPRINGBORO 77 BEAVERCREEK 75, TIPPECANOE 72 PIQUA 59 OT, URBANA 53 MECHANICSBURG 35, WAYNE 95 SIDNEY 57, WEST LIBERTY-SALEM 52 GRAHAM 48, XENIA 81 GREENVILLE 72, XENIA CHRISTIAN 67 TRI-COUNTY NORTH 46, YELLOW SPRINGS 68 JEFFERSON 55, JUNIOR VARSITY: WEST LIBERTY-SALEM 53 GRAHAM 39, ROSS KELLEY WITH A GAME-HIGH 21 POINTS FOR WL-S.
GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: BELLBROOK 58 CLINTON-MASSIE 47, NORTH UNION 50 TRIAD 44, TWIN VALLEY SOUTH 48 MILTON-UNION 35.
GRAHAM HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE NICK VANHOOSE, REDSHIRT FRESHMAN AT NORTHWESTERN IN THE BIG TEN, IS NAMED TO THIS YEAR’S BIG TEN ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM IN FOOTBALL. VANHOOSE PLAYS CORNERBACK FOR THE ‘CATS, WHO’LL PLAY MISSISSIPPI STATE IN THE GATOR BOWL JANUARY 1ST AT NOON IN FLORIDA!, SAYS THE URBANA DAILY CITIZEN.
NBA: WASHINGTON 105 MIAMI 101, LEBRON JAMES WITH A TRIPLE-DOUBLE, 26 POINTS, 13 REBOUNDS, AND 11 ASSISTS!, INDIANA 80 CHICAGO 76.
NFL FOOTBALL THURSDAY NIGHT 8:20PM: DENVER AT OAKLAND. SUNDAY 1PM: BALTIMORE AT WASHINGTON, DALLAS AT CINCINNATI, KANSAS CITY AT CLEVELAND, TENNESSEE AT INDIANAPOLIS. QUARTERBACK BEN ROETHLISBERGER EXPECTED TO RETURN FROM INJURY AND PLAY SUNDAY VERSUS SAN DIEGO.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL HAS NAMED 3 HEISMAN FINALISTS TO GO TO NEW YORK THIS SATURDAY NIGHT FOR A CHANCE TO WIN THE HEISMAN TROPHY. THEY ARE JOHNNY MANZIEL, TEXAS A&M QUARTERBACK, COLLIN KLEIN, KANSAS STATE QUARTERBACK, AND MANTI TE’O, LINEBACKER FROM NOTRE DAME, SAYS CBSSPORTS.COM.
BRET BIELEMA LEAVES THE BIG TEN’S WISCONSIN BADGERS TO TAKE THE COACHING JOB AT ARKANSAS, AND FORMER AUBURN ASSISTANT GUS MALZAHN IS THE NEW HEAD COACH OF THE TIGERS IN THE SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE.
THE BCS TITLE GAME IS IN MIAMI ON MONDAY NIGHT JANUARY 7TH 8:30PM, NO. 1 NOTRE DAME VS. NO. 2 ALABAMA, THE FIESTA BOWL JANUARY 3RD 8:30PM, OREGON VS. KANSAS STATE, THE SUGAR BOWL JANUARY 2ND 8:30PM: FLORIDA VS. LOUISVILLE, JANUARY 1ST THE LAST 2 BCS BOWL GAMES HAVE FLORIDA STATE VS. NORTHERN ILLINOIS IN THE ORANGE BOWL AT 8:30PM, AND THE ROSE BOWL AT 5PM TUESDAY JANUARY 1ST, STANFORD VS. WISCONSIN. SEVEN BIG TEN TEAMS ARE BOWL ELIGIBLE AND PLAYING IN GAMES, INCLUDING THE CAPITAL ONE BOWL NEW YEARS DAY AT 1PM, GEORGIA VS. NEBRASKA, AND THE OUTBACK BOWL AT THE SAME TIME, SOUTH CAROLINA VS. MICHIGAN. NORTHWESTERN, MINNESOTA, MICHIGAN STATE, AND PURDUE ALSO PLAYING.
SAN FRANCISCO’S SIGNS SHORTSTOP MARCO SCUTARO TO A 3 YEAR, $20 MILLION DOLLAR CONTRACT, OUTFIELDER SHANE VICTORINO AGREES TO A 3-YEAR $39 MILLION DOLLAR DEAL WITH THE BOSTON RED SOX, AND WASHINGTON REPORTEDLY FINALIZING A 1 YEAR $13 MILLION DEAL WITH RIGHT-HANDED PITCHER DAN HAREN.