Basketball fans from around the country have their eyes fixed on Dayton, Ohio today and Wednesday as the city is playing host to the First Four opening round of the NCAA Men's basketball tournament.
The University of Dayton has held the opening round for the past 13 years and it generates millions of dollars for the Miami Valley economy.
Albany Mount St. Mary's, North Carolina State and Xavier held practice at UD Arena on Monday and will play tonight. Cal Poly, Texas Southern, Tennessee and Iowa will practice today and then play tomorrow.
The Montgomery County Fairgrounds is getting closer to finding a new home. The Brookville city Council will take a final vote on two zoning ordinances Tuesday that will pave the way for the fairgrounds to move from its current Dayton location to Brookville.
But obstacles remain. Even if the city zoning ordinances are passed, there is an issue surrounding the funding of an access road on the proposed property that could help ease traffic problems in the area.
The Chairman of Ohio’s Republican Party denies he or his party is behind the challenges to Libertarian Candidate Charlie Earl’s candidacy. Libertarian candidates say those statements, which were made as part of a federal court hearing on Monday, could be important in the future.
Authorities say University of Dayton student neighborhoods toned down their St. Patrick's Day partying this year.
School officials said in a statement Monday night that students celebrated responsibly overall. Three people were arrested Monday afternoon in a gathering after classes ended, and police said there were at least 10 citations for violations of city open container laws.
It wasn't known immediately whether the people arrested were UD students.