Herbstreit met his wife Allison at Ohio State, where she was a cheerleader. They were married in 1998 and have four sons: identical twins Jake Herbstreit and Tye Herbstreit, Zak Herbstreit, and Chase Herbstreit. The Herbstreit family moved from Ohio to Nashville in 2011. Jake and Tye are pursuing their career as football players at Clemson.
After his college career ended, Cris was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the second round (thirty-seventh pick overall) of the 1981 NFL Draft. At six feet, five inches in height, Collinsworth often created mismatches against much smaller cornerbacks. In addition to his height advantage, Collinsworth was a legitimate deep threat due to his speed. During his eight year career with the Bengals, he was named to the Pro Bowl three times, and surpassed 1,000 receiving yards four times. He also played in Super Bowl XVI. In 1985, Colllinsworth signed with the Tampa Bay Bandits of the United States Football League, but the contract was voided when he failed the physical due to a bad ankle. He returned to the Bengals and played for them until the end o the 1988 season. During his eight year career with the Bengals, he was named to the Pro Bowl three times, and surpassed 1,000 receiving yards four times. He also played in Super Bowl XVI.
William Christopher Stephens is a native of Dayton, OH who studied heater at Sinclair Community College before moving to New York City to attend AMDA (The American Musical & Dramatic Academy). After a stint in the Army & the Ohio National Guard, William received an honorable discharge and decided to pursue his passion for performance art in NYC. He made his onscreen debut in the Acapulco Black Film Festival & the Urbanworld Film Festival’s award winning suspense thriller “Uninvited Guest.”
As his career progresses, he continues to seek roles that illuminate the humanity, humor, and intelligence within challenging characters.
He portrayed Conrad a main character in Telltale Games‘s The Walking Dead: Season Three. He is a bartender in Prescott and the best friend of Tripp, Prescott’s leader. He was seen to act fairly welcoming, however after the New Frontier both ransomed and murdered his girlfriend he became fueled by revenge.
He has also been a voice over artist that has voiced roles in “Mortal Kombat 11,” “Battlefield: Hardline” and “World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth.
You’ve seen the face, and heard the voice. But, you may not know his name. You also may not know where he’s from. Well, the actor’s name is Vincent M. Ward. And he’s from Dayton.
Vincent M. Ward was born on January 27, 1971 in Dayton, Ohio. Growing up, Vincent participated in basketball, football, and baseball at Trotwood-Madison High School. Given his competitive nature, he excelled in all of these sports, but Vincent’s desire to be great meant that he would have to choose one. He chose basketball, which he still plays this very day. In his four years of high school, Vincent is the first and, so far, the only player on the varsity basketball team selected to start in each game spanning the four years of high school. The high school’s basketball team won All-City First Team, All-City GMVC First Team and the news about the team mentioned Vincent M. Ward as one of the best basketball players in Ohio.
Nancy Cartwright grew up in Kettering and discovered her talent for voices at an early age. While in the fourth grade at St. Charles Borromeo, she won a school-wide speech competition with her performance of Rudyard Kipling’s How the Camel Got His Hump. Cartwright graduated from Fairmont West High School where she participated in theater and marching band. She regularly entered public speaking competitions, placing first in the “Humorous Interpretation” category at the National District Tournament two years running.
In 1976, Cartwright landed a part-time job doing voice-overs for commercials on WING radio. A representative from Warner Bros. Records visited WING and later sent Cartwright a list of contacts in the animation industry. One of these was Daws Butler, known for voicing characters such as Huckleberry Hound, Snagglepuss, Elroy Jetson, Spike the Bulldog and Yogi Bear. Cartwright called him and left a message in a Cockney accent on his answering machine. Butler immediately called her back and agreed to be her mentor.
And now Nancy Cartwright is widely known to be the voice of Bart Simpson, of The Simpsons. That in itself is a massive accomplishment, since the character of Bart Simpson and the Simpson’s show is such a huge part of American pop culture.
Davis grew up in Riverside, and he comes from a mixed marriage. His African American father is from Kentucky, and his Filipino mother is from Manila, the capital city of the Philippines. He graduated from Stebbins High School, and Miami (Ohio) University. He got his start in the entertainment industry by modeling with Wings Model Management, which was based in Cincinnati. He later worked with the talent agency Actors, Models, and Talent for Christ (AMTC). Soon after, Davis did television commercials and print ads for Nike and FootLocker.
In 2020 she appeared in 9 episodes of Locke & Key, American supernatural horror drama streaming television series that premiered on Netflix on February 2020.
Sherri is indeed repping well for the DYT.
Keep up with he on Instagram @saumdays.
Let’s keep it real, folks. The Miami Valley has some of the worst drivers in the world. All of us have a horror story about driving our vehicles in this region. You probably have one from driving today.
I actually care about you fine readers, so, I’m gonna help you all. Below is a quiz I created to assist you in choosing your options when you need to deal with a driving incident. I can’t tell you what options/answers to choose, but I can say…there’s really no wrong answer. This is a no judgement zone.
Unless you are a bad driver. Then, you’re automatically a jerk.
Behold. The quiz.…
1. You’re driving on I-75, and because the overstressed idiots around you think it’s the Indy 500, you may not be able to get off your planned exit. What do you do?
A. Make like “The Road Warrior”, and demolition derby your way to the exit.
B. Miss the exit, get off at the next exit, and then get back on the highway.
C. Just keep.driving to Atlanta, and start a new life in a town with better drivers.
2.You’re driving in Dayton, and you keep running over potholes, which can surely damage your vehicle. Because the potholes are pretty much EVERYWHERE in the area, there’s not much you can do to avoid them. What are your options?
A. Strap up, buckle up, and hope you aren’t drinking hot coffee, because your going to keep driving over those suckers.
B. Get your “Fast and The Furious” on and swerve around the holes, which means you’ll get to your destination a half hour later.
C. Curse out loud and then drive to Atlanta and start a new life.
3. You’re driving on I-35 , bound for Xenia, and you get into the Left Lane of Death. And, predictably, a hopped up on Monster energy drinks teenager appears out of nowhere, and rides your bumper criminally close. And now, he makes it nearly impossible to turn left to get to your job, because that’s why you got in the left lane in the first place. How do you handle this?
A. Give the guy the finger for the entirety of your trip.
B. Continue on your route, and hope the kid eventually backs off.
C. Pull over to the right lane, eventually get to I-75, and drive to Atlanta, and…you know.
4. You’re driving up Woodman Drive towards Kettering, and you come to the five lane intersection I like to call The Choke Point. It’s 5:30 pm, and the traffic there is an unholy mess. And, because it’s a mess, an accident happens right ahead of you. So now, traffic could be stuck for a loooong time.
And…you have to use the bathroom.
Your move is?
A. Yell in agony. And then look for a bottle.
B. Stay calm and try and meditate, so you can still your soul and your bladder.
C. Turn your car off, get out, and just start walking to Atlanta.
If you answered with all “A’s” for the quiz, I get it. I suggest a beer and a hug…but I get it. If you answered with all “B’s” , you are a true grownup, and I’m super jealous of you. And, if you answered with all “C’s”..
….let me know about Atlanta’s job market when you get there.
You didn’t think I’d write about repairing this city without offering any solutions, did you? Below are a few ideas of mine for helping this ‘burg reach its dazzling potential.
The city of Dayton should…
1. Embrace and weaponize the Funk: Let’s be honest, historians care about the Wright Brothers, typical people care about the Ohio Players. From a historical perspective, the Wright Brothers pioneering modern flight was…significant. Ok, massive. In too many ways to list. That’s obvious.
But, when was the last time you danced in a bar to a Wright Brothers song? Or at a party? Or a holiday BBQ? Or your college frat party? You didn’t. You danced to Lakeside. Slave. Zapp. Dayton, Ohio’s Funk music from the 1970’s through the 1980’s is this city’s biggest and most important export. If you still don’t believe me, go check out some of the biggest Rap music hits of the last 40 years. So many have sampled Dayton Funk songs. Not to mention a few rock groups. Dayton does celebrate its Funk scene, but it needs to do more than that. Funk should be Dayton’s ace in the hole marketing plan. It’s main identity to the world. When a person enters Dayton city limits, there should literally be a sign that says “Welcome to Dayton, Ohio. Home of The Funk!” with a picture of the Ohio Players on it.
Baby boomer dads may revere the Wright Brothers, but everyone else digs the Funk. Dayton city officials need to realize and then capitalize on this fact.
2. Start bringing people together: The Coronavirus has made it difficult to move forward with annual events. But, when (if?) things get back to normal, city leaders should look to influence or create gatherings that are more inclusive. Over a decade ago, a local bank (I forget which one) threw an Ohio State Football viewing party at Riverscape. They showed a Buckeyes game on a gigantic television on a Saturday afternoon, and invited the general public. It was a fantastic time. I was surrounded by fellow Buckeye fans who were from different parts of the Miami Valley…people from regions that don’t usually intentionally mix. Our common thread that day was our love for our team, and it bonded us strongly for three plus hours.
And, I’ve seen nothing like it since. I think it’s high time the city innovates and creates events with a wider vision and scope, and attempts to bring people together. Let’s bust up those decades old redlined intra-city divisions, and try to…at least drink a few beers together.
3. Entice and invest in tech and pharmaceutical companies: The manufacturing sector isn’t what it once was. And now, with many jobs in that field becoming automated, manufacturing companies don’t even want to hire humans these days. Which is why Dayton should no longer court traditional manufacturing companies to move and build in the city. City leaders should instead look to influence and fund pharmaceutical manufacturers and tech companies. Granted, there are already a few of those corporations that are already located in the Miami Valley, but, there should be a push to reach out to more of those companies. Bigger companies. Drug making and digital tech are the hot fields for now and the foreseeable future. Dayton should start gearing up for this change, and embrace it. We need more Pfizers and less Fuyaos.
What say you, fellow Miami Valley peeps?
Wearing masks, cloth face coverings, or N95 respirators, is awful. It’s a nuisance. It sucks. I get it. I wear them, and I hate it. As a matter of fact, I now have to wear them when I go to the gym. I don’t have to tell you that working out while wearing a face covering is awkward.
But…I’ll still wear my masks.
And, you should too.
Once again, I get it. No one wants to be told what to do by Big Brother. A mandatory mask ordinance was passed in Dayton last week. No one wants to be told to wear an itchy, smothering thing around their nose and mouth, in order to even enter a:
– Grocery store.
– Gas station.
– Or restaurant.
And no one wants constant reminders from every different direction to “WEAR YOUR MASK!!!!” from every conceivable media platform. Simply put, the entire concept of wearing masks in 2020 makes most of us uncomfortable.
However, ‘uncomfortable’ is actually what Americans do. And very well. Americans were uncomfortable when they were ordered by local governments to wear masks during the influenza pandemic of 1918 and 1919. And, they wore them anyway. Americans were uncomfortable with war rationing during World War II, but they did it anyway. Americans were uncomfortable during The Great Depression, when the phrase “Use it up, wear it out, make do or do without.” became a way of life. Many Americans ended up poor, or poorer, and got resourceful, creating and tweaking things like kitchen gardens, thrift gardens, and potluck meals. They made it through anyway.
Actually, we do things in our daily lives that make us uncomfortable, and we power through them. Paying bills. Going to work. Watching Tik Tok videos. Tasting your friend’s homemade hummus. Doing uncomfortable things for the greater good of a population, neighborhood, or, your loved ones is something we all do or have done on our lives. It’s real, it’s responsible, it’s American, it’s right.
So, if you are on the fence about wearing a mask, don’t be. There is proof that wearing a face mask does prevent the spread of the Coronavirus. And yeah, it won’t be fun wearing a friggin’ sock on your face…in the summer.
But, you’ll save lives. And what’s better, and more American, than that?