More than 75 volunteers teamed up to renovate the home of Esperanza Spalding on Friday in National City. Spalding is a single mom caring for her son Willie who is living with muscular dystrophy. Vons employees, along with Easter Seals and Rebuilding Together San Diego volunteers helped raise $25,000 to perform the extensive renovations.
Teachers, students and staff of Monarch School held an open house on Thursday to show off a new campus that will open this fall at 1625 Newton Avenue. The building will soon be remodeled and turned into a state-of-the-art facility. Monarch School is a San Diego-based K-12 public school for children affected by homelessness.
Members of the Westboro Baptist Church picketed at Miami University in response to the school's decision not to invite members of the church to speak to a religious extremism class. Several hundred Miami students and local activists protested the church's visit.
Talawanda High School hosted its annual Talent Show on Monday, Nov. 21 in the crowded cafeteria. Students and families were serendaded by sweet harmonious violen melodies and entertained by Taekwondo. All proceeds will benefit the Talawanda High School Choir Program.
Oxford Habitat for Humanity dedicated the first of nearly 20 homes on Sunday, Oct. 2. The homes will be built throughout two subdivisions off of Hester Road an house roughly 100 people in need. Donors, volunteers, Habitat staff and community members joined for the dedication.
The Oxford Fire Department opened up its doors on Sunday, Oct. 9 to kick off Fire Prevention Week. Offering up free hot dogs, drinks and more, including fun games for kids and a chance to see inside the life of a fire fighter.
Major League Baseball
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On a crowded and sunny afternoon at Petco Park on Sunday, the Padres just couldn't finish the game, losing 6-3 to the Miami Marlins who completed the series sweep. The Padres were tied 2-2 after starting pitcher Joe Wieland hit a two-run double, but the pen couldn't quell the opposing team as the Marlins scored four runs in the 8th.
High School Rugby
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The stadium at Cathedral Catholic High School saw different action than the norm for Friday nights, hosting a rugby match against St. Augustine High School. Cathedral, vying for a spot in the Southern California Youth Rugby Championship game, defeated St. Augustine 57-14. Cathedral goes on to face Wilson High School in the championship game.
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No. 17 San Diego State Aztecs shot a mere 31 percent from the field, but managed to hang on for the win in a nail biter against the Boise State Broncos. It all came down to a last second shot, a three point attempt for the win from Boise State. The ball rattled in and then out of the basket as the Aztecs breathed one big sigh of relief.
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I covered the Farmers Insurance Open for the San Diego Union-Tribune at Torrey Pines Golf Course, a very picturesque setting for a golf tournament.
The RedHawks kept it close until the final minutes, but couldn't stop the high-powered offense and late-game determination of the University of Cincinnati Bearcats, losing 56-47 on Nov. 29 and dropping to 3-3 on the season.
Ohio University met conference rival at Miami University on Fri., March 4 in the final regular season matchup of the season. Miami's Julian Mavunga lead the team with 23 points in the victory over Ohio.
High School Football
Talawanda High School celebrated its homecoming week by crowning the homecoming king and queen prior to the game vs. Ross High School. Ross won the game 29-0 on Friday, Sept. 30. Ross imporves to 5-1 while Talawanda (0-6) continues to slide, unable to notch their first win of the season.
High School Football
Monroe High School hosted Talawanda High School on Friday, Sept. 9. Prior to the game, Monroe honored first responders and those who died during 9/11 with a special ceremony, a gun salute and a sky diving team that brought in the game ball and an American flag. Monroe won the game 21-7.
Nearly 50 ambitious students from Miami University are participating in a program this summer called LeaderShape, a week-long leadership training program that focuses on leading with integrity.
There's a debate raging at Miami University. It has alumni and current students talking. Is it too distracting or can we learn something from all of this?
DETROIT - Tough defense and clutch offense lifted Miami University over Northern Illinois University in the Mid-American Conference (MAC) championship Friday as Miami defeated the Huskies 26-21 to claim its first MAC championship since 2003.
In this troubled economy, Miami University has been struggling to secure donations to fund the new student center. But two former students have answered the call with a $15 million pledge.
Miami University Head Coach Michael Haywood spoke to players after a 23-3 route of Temple University on Nov. 23, commending them on their outstanding performance during the game and throughout the entire season. View a video from the locker room before and after the game.
If you think gas prices are too high already, you may be in for a shock. Local residents have had to dig deeper into their wallets recently due to increased gas prices. According to an analyst at GasBuddy.com, the increased prices at the pump could be due to anxiety over unrest in the Middle East.
Seven photographers spent five minutes capturing four overcrowded seminars at The 2011 Online News Association Conference. Nearly 1,200 journalists from across the world attending the conference make their way to the seminars, setting the stage for a wild Friday afternoon.
Miami University's D-1 Ice Hockey team battled their way through adversity during the regular season, earning a spot in the NCAA playoffs. Miami suddenly found itself with one final hurdle in its way on the road to the Frozen Four.