— Vonda K. Wright, 54, of Wellsville, was cited for assured cleared distance violation after she struck the rear of a stopped vehicle operated by Rozita K. Daugherty, 57, of Steubenville, at the intersection of state Route 39 and Fife Coal Road in Yellow Creek Township at 2:22 p.m. Tuesday.,— Matthew R. McGuire, 27, of Lisbon, was cited for failure to stop an assured cleared distance after he struck the rear of a vehicle driven by Randy L. Garretson, 35, of Lisbon at the intersection of state routes 7 and 558 in Fairfield Township at 3:31 p.m. Wednesday.,— Trucker Michael R. Franklin 62, of Canton, was cited for assured cleared distance violation after the semi he was driving struck the bottom of railroad bridge on Georgetown Road in Knox Township at noon Tuesday.,— Samara L. King, 20, of East Liverpool, struck a deer while driving on state Route 45 in Salem Township at 1 p.m. Monday.,— Dustin Mellon, 19, of Hammondsville, was cited for assured clear distance after he struck the rear of a vehicle driven by Giovanna Pucci, 16, of Wellsville, while attempting to pass on state Route 39 in Yellow Creek Township at 9:33 p.m. Mellon’s vehicle overturned after striking the other vehicle.

Green Bay Packers coach Matt LaFleur and Los Angeles Rams coach Sean McVay say their friendship and shared history shouldn’t have much of an impact on their teams’ upcoming NFC divisional playoff matchup.,LaFleur was the Rams’ offensive coordinator in 2017 during the first year of McVay’s head coaching tenure after they spent four seasons as assistants on Mike Shanahan’s Washington staff.,LaFleur says he learned his lesson as a first-year head coach last season matching up twice with the San Francisco 49ers, whose staff included his younger brother Mike as passing game coordinator.,McVay credits his time working on Mike Shanahan’s staff with LaFleur and the Shanahans for helping mold him into the coach he is now.,After Mike Shanahan was fired at the close of a 3-13 season in 2013, McVay remained at Washington as part of Jay Gruden’s staff while LaFleur spent a year as Notre Dame’s quarterbacks coach before heading to Atlanta.

The UConn women’s basketball team is adding a player into the mix much earlier than expected.Class of 2021 recruit Saylor Poffenbarger, who signed with UConn in November, has finished high school and will be traveling to Storrs this weekend.,She will be able to practice and eligible to play in games with the No. 4 Huskies following a medical quarantine.The Frederick News-Post initially reported the news Friday morning before the school officially announced it later in the day.Storrs, CT - 2/3/20 - Saylor Poffenbarger, left, and Caroline Ducharme watch the UConn women fall to Oregon on Feb. 3, 2020 at Gampel Pavilion.,Poffenbarger, a guard in the Class of 2021, had already committed at the time of the game, while Ducharme, a guard/forward in the same class, announced in April that she will attend UConn.,But as the chances of playing her senior season at Middletown High became less likely, and the NCAA granted an extra year of eligibility for all college athletes this year, Poffenbarger decided now was the time to start her next chapter.With several COVID-19 metrics at an all-time high locally, the Frederick County Public School system suspended winter sport practices earlier this month and has delayed implementing its hybrid learning model.Poffenbarger isn’t the only early enrollee on the women’s basketball scene this season.,’”The Huskies’ roster now includes seven freshmen and 12 players overall.Poffenbarger’s fellow 2021 signees Fudd and Caroline Ducharme will be finishing the school year at their respective high schools, they told The Courant, while Amari DeBerry has not shared her plans as of now.The Big East announced another game postponement Friday afternoon: UConn will not longer play Providence on Jan. 26, as the Friars have extended their pause in play due to additional COVID-19 related issues.

For the past four days, the Shelby County Health Department has reported new coronavirus cases in the 400-500 range.,There were 533 COVID-positive patients in area hospital beds as of 5 p.m. Thursday, according to the Tennessee Healthcare Resource Tracking System.,About 40% of patients in area ICU beds were COVID-positive (149) or suspected of having the coronavirus (8).,About 19% of patients in area acute care beds were either COVID-positive (384) or suspected of having the coronavirus (38).,As of Wednesday, the agency reported 670,482 total coronavirus cases, including 8,232 deaths, 2,964 current hospitalizations and 596,883 inactive cases (recoveries).

WASHINGTON — The rapid expansion of COVID-19 vaccinations to senior citizens across the U.S. has led to bottlenecks, system crashes and hard feelings in many states because of overwhelming demand for the shots.,But amid frustration over the slow rollout, states have thrown open the line to many of the nation's 54 million senior citizens with the blessing of President Donald Trump's administration, though the minimum age varies from place to place, at 65, 70 or higher.,In South Carolina, Kershaw Health in Camden implored people not to call its hospitals or doctors to schedule vaccination appointments after receiving more than 1,000 requests in two days.,Allison Salerno, an audio producer from Athens, Georgia, said she spent the better part of a day calling her state’s health department to get a vaccine appointment for her 89-year-old mother.,“As we learn more, we will work to make sure everyone who is eligible for a vaccine knows how, where, and when they can get their shots,” the state Health Department said in an email.

COLUMBUS — The Ohio High School Athletic Association Board of Directors layed out the groundwork for its upcoming tournaments at its regularly scheduled monthly meeting held Thursday morning.,The state bowling tournaments will remain at Wayne Webb’s Columbus Bowl February 26-27 (Division II) and March 5-6 (Division I).,The state swimming tournament will remain at C.T. Branin Natatorium in Canton Feb. 24-27, but the format will be adjusted to remove preliminary sessions in swimming and complete each division in one day (timed finals) and allow a minimal number of people on the pool deck.,The state tournament will remain at Hilliard Bradley High School March 5-6, but the format and some traditional aspects of the state tournament will be adjusted, along with reduced number of spectators.,Also of note, the two district tournaments in Northeast Ohio will both be held at the Brooklyn Recreation Center instead of having one tournament at Kent State University, which is not able to host the event.

WASHINGTON — Potential threats and leads are pouring in to law enforcement agencies nationwide after the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.,Investigators are combing through a mountain of online posts, street surveillance and other intelligence, including information that suggests mobs could try to storm the Capitol again and threats to kill some members of Congress.,A day before the deadly attack on the Capitol, the FBI sent an intelligence bulletin warning of potential violence to other agencies, including the Capitol Police.,Mike Koval, who retired in 2019 as the police chief in Madison, Wisconsin, said his state’s two fusion centers have technology and resources that go far beyond those of a single local police department.,That could be why Capitol police were so unprepared, compared with the much more aggressive law enforcement response to last summer’s protests following the death of George Floyd and other Black men killed by law enforcement.

WASHINGTON — The rapid expansion of COVID-19 vaccinations to senior citizens across the U.S. has led to bottlenecks, system crashes and hard feelings in many states because of overwhelming demand for the shots.,But amid frustration over the slow rollout, states have thrown open the line to many of the nation's 54 million senior citizens with the blessing of President Donald Trump's administration, though the minimum age varies from place to place, at 65, 70 or higher.,In South Carolina, Kershaw Health in Camden implored people not to call its hospitals or doctors to schedule vaccination appointments after receiving more than 1,000 requests in two days.,Allison Salerno, an audio producer from Athens, Georgia, said she spent the better part of a day calling her state’s health department to get a vaccine appointment for her 89-year-old mother.,“As we learn more, we will work to make sure everyone who is eligible for a vaccine knows how, where, and when they can get their shots,” the state Health Department said in an email.

The rapid expansion of COVID-19 vaccinations to senior citizens across the U.S. has led to bottlenecks, system crashes and hard feelings in many states because of overwhelming demand for the shots.,More than 11.1 million Americans, or over 3% of the U.S. population, have gotten their first shot of the vaccine, a gain of about 800,000 from the day before, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday.,In South Carolina, Kershaw Health in Camden implored people not to call its hospitals or doctors to schedule vaccine appointments after receiving more than 1,000 requests in two days.,Allison Salerno, an audio producer from Athens, Georgia, said she spent the better part of a day calling her state’s health department to get a vaccine appointment for her 89-year-old mother.,“As we learn more, we will work to make sure everyone who is eligible for a vaccine knows how, where, and when they can get their shots,” the state Health Department said in an email.

— Vonda K. Wright, 54, of Wellsville, was cited for assured cleared distance violation after she struck the rear of a stopped vehicle operated by Rozita K. Daugherty, 57, of Steubenville, at the intersection of state Route 39 and Fife Coal Road in Yellow Creek Township at 2:22 p.m. Tuesday.,— Matthew R. McGuire, 27, of Lisbon, was cited for failured to stop an assured cleared distance after he struck the rear of a vehicle driven by Randy L. Garretson, 35, of Lisbon at the intersection of state routes 7 and 558 in Fairfield Township at 3:31 p.m. Wednesday.,— Dustin Mellon, 19, of Hammondsville, was cited for assured clear distance after he struck the rear of a vehicle driven by Giovanna Pucci, 16, of Wellsville, while attempting to pass on state Route 39 in Yellow Creek Township at 9:33 p.m. Mellon’s vehicle overturned after striking the other vehicle.,— An officer responded to the 100 block of Chris Avenue in Washingtonville at 7:31 p.m. Wednesday to assist a Washingtonville officer on a traffic stop in which he stopped the driver for fictitious plates then learned the driver was suspended.,— An officer responded to the 900 block of West Main Street in Washingtonville at 10:33 p.m. Wednesday in reference to a Washingtonville officer not responding to the radio.