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jonathan: now on news 5 today, going for a wildcard playoff win. but the bengals have to do it without their offensive star. we'll tell you who's out for sure and why it may not impact the outcome. richard: nothing going to impact this outcome. 25 years in the making, bengals fans ready to roar for a playoff victory. >> hoping to change my luck. jonathan: millions of people trying to get their hands on the
we'll tell you where the powerball jackpot stands this morning. and also, we'll give you your odds of hitting it big. and the weather will be a bit of a roller coaster from rain to dropping temperatures, even some snow. meteorologist jennifer schack will tell us all about it on this saturday, january 9, 2016. this is news 5 today. [captioning made possible by wlwt-tv] jonathan: good morning. welcome to news 5 today. thanks for joining us on this saturday morning. i'm jonathan hawgood. meteorologist jennifer schack's sister has just texted in that i'm a poor singer of david bowie. the new penguin at the zoo is named bowie. jennifer: a few more times this morning -- jonathan: red china girl . i can't remember many of his
it's a good day for a penguin? jennifer: it's a weekend of wild weather. jonathan: we'll waddle through. jennifer: we have rain, snow and single digit wind chills between now and tomorrow evening. it's going to be active. to start the weekend this morning into midday, it's quiet. then we get more active later this afternoon and evening. this morning on your way out, 50s. it's a mild start. not too hard to get to 56 for the high this afternoon when you're starting at 48 or 59 this 49 this morning. visibilities are high. it's low grade cloud cover, limited with moisture. we had overnight showers, so it may be damp but there are no on ongoing showers on the radar. most of the day period, radar stays quiet. it gets more active past 4:00 and 5:00 this afternoon. on satellite, low cloud cover right now. the wider shade of clouds from the southwest will be invading. no sunshine expected today.
snow to start sunday morning. we could be talking our first measurable snowfall for the season, though it won't be a lot. we'll go through the timeline and the cold temperatures coming our way, coming up. jonathan: it's playoff day in cincinnati. the bengals have to beat the steelers without andy dalton. friday, dalton was officially ruled out for the wildcard game, doing hand exercises there, i'm assuming, to get the blood flowing through the thumb. a.j. mccarron is going to make his fourth start in a row. he made it clear the team is focused on the game and not the previous playoff losses. >> it's hard to get to the playoffs, period, in this league. a game. but there's not a reason to live in the past, and i don't think this team does by any means. last year was last year. that's kind of what i'm getting just living in the present moment. jonathan: that's right.
won't you? the steelers have officially ruled out one of of their weapons as well, which doesn't hurt. deangelo williams. he's recovered from a foot injury and will not be playing. a.j. mccarron played against the steelers last month. that was the same game andy dalton was injured in. mccarron had two touchdown passes in that game but also two interceptions. he is, of course, hoping to go bengals. the bengals hoping to snapp the playoff game losing streak. this vital game will determine cincinnati's chances at a run for the super bowl. wlwt news 5's richard chiles live downtown with the latest on the bengals excitement stirg through the queen city with a muted orange sweater on. richard great to see you. richard: jonathan, good to see you too, my friend. it's been a long while for you and i and the cincinnati
back january 6, 1991, since this team has won a playoff game. that's going to change thanks to the muted orange, proud black and orange of bengals fans, excited to cheer this team on. bengals fans, of course, gathering through the banks, hoping to see a bengals playoff history being done at paul brown stadium. local businesses cashing in on the excitement. some venues always celebrating. friday night at the holy grail, the party was under way. merchandise, food and drinks, local bars for high traffic. fans are confident in had the quarterback and our defense. the defense allowing only 20 points in nine of the last ten games. the steelers arguably one of the best receiver/quarterback duels in the nfl with roethlisberger and antonio brown. we caught up with one bengals
a reason to celebrate. >> i've been a bengal fan for over 35 years. tomorrow's game is probably the most critical game that i have seep in my 35-year career. richard: pivotal game, kicking off at 8:15. spoke with cincinnati police captain mike nevill, who says getting here early. full. all the usual spots open, but expect to pay higher prices. jonathan, a lot of excitement, lots to talk about coming up in the next half hour with of when these bengals go for the first playoff win in 25 years. jonathan: can you imagine getting through this one and handing the ball to dalton in the next game? it could be good! we'll talk more soon. >> let us see your bengals spirit. upload a photo to the u local section at the wlwt app. there are our morning gals by our big bengal downstairs.
stuff. new details this morning about a police cruiser crash in college hill. a cincinnati police officer lost control around 8:00 last night in a single car crash. the cruiser went off of hamilton avenue and hit a pole. seriously hurt. no word on what caused the officer to lose control. fellow firefighters are organizing a fundraiser for the family of fallen hamilton firefighter patrick wolterman. the fundraiser is january 23 from 5:00 to 11:00 at the pub in rookwood. the norwood firefighters association is organizing the event. part of the sales that night will be donated to the wolterman fund at first financial bank. there will also be a silent auction. the wait is almost over for those hoping to become a millionaire. the record breaking powerball jackpot has now reached $800 million. it could reach $1 billion before
the odds of winning are 1 in 292 million. you don't have a great chance, but the wet blanket reality isn't stopping powerball dreamers, because they say somewhere, some day, someone will win. >> can you imagine the friends i'd have? that's the whole thing right there. once people know you won all that money, that's when they come around you. i have to take care of my family. i know that. jonathan: i bet you got plenty of friends already. if you do win and you want all the money right now, your lump sum payment would be $496 million. then the tax man would come knocking. i understand you won the powerball. he'd get about $200 million from you. that drops your take-away, after tax, to $300 million. have to get a jet, i think. the drawing is tonight at 11:00. good luck. after six months on the run. el chapo finally back in police custody. we have details on his recapture after a hollywood worthy escape
there's joaquin, el chapo guzman. he's was recaptured, has been on the run since escaping from the maximum security prison six months ago. guzman was captured after a shootout with mexican marines in his home state of cinola. the mexican navy says marines got a tip and raided a home shortly before dawn. five suspects were killed, six others arrested. chapo is being transferred back to the prison from which he escaped. an arrest warrant leads u.s. marshals to an active meth lab in oakley. there's the man involved. u.s. marshals went to the home on robertson avenue friday to arrest 54-year-old rache ard saylohr on a probation violation and a sex offense registration charge. that's where they found a meth lab inside his home. he'll be arraigned this morning at 9:00.
jennifer. jennifer: we're starting off with the satellite and radar and light showers and sprinkles we had until midnight. there are no ongoing showers, just cloud cover. thicker clouds to arrive from the southwest to invade during the day today. so we're not expecting any sunshine. although i don't think we have a lot of rain showers between now and midday to early afternoon, it gets more active late in the afternoon and especially this evening and tonight. visibilities right now all at ten miles. high visibility, a mild start. we're at 48 degrees. a south wind at eight miles an hour. with such a mild morning, not going to be too difficult to climb to around 56 for the high this afternoon, even with the clouds. on the current temperature map, you can see the mild air and moisture streaming in. we have a south flow during the day today. then a cold front arrives tonight. look at the impact of temperatures behind it, dropping back into the teens in central parts of iowa.
north dakota. this chunk of arctic air is sliding in for the ohio river valley tomorrow. it will moderate some. take a look. there are strong winds with the system and wind chills have dropped off to near 20 degrees below zero in parts of the dakotas. that cold air slides in for us. by late tomorrow, wind chills are expected in the single digits on sunday evening. so quite a swing in our weekend forecast. satellite and radar combined, our system is taking shape, moving out of arkansas and southern parts of missouri. notice the northwest side of it has snow already with it. the main effect for us will be the rainfall coming in for late this evening and overnight. we will end the system as snow showers tomorrow morning. on the futurecast, through about 5:00 and 6:00 today, i think we're pretty quiet. a couple of light showers possible. as we head through tailgating time period, temperatures in the 50s. we have scattered showers. heading past 8:00 and 9:00, we're seeing a little bit more in the way of numerous showers, a couple of localized heavier spots out there.
washout for the game yet. past midnight, here comes steady rain for everyone. the cold front comes in, the back edge, as snow showers probably about 6:00 tomorrow mork, transition morning, transitioning to wet snow. east. it looks like some bouts of snow showers may be a touch heavy. in terms of traveling tomorrow morning, impacts from visibility with heavier bursts of snow showers. since temperatures will be in the 50s today, we'll have ground temperatures struggling to drop back near freezing. air temperatures will be 33 and 32 degrees. no widespread travel concerns in terms of snow on the roadways, but grassy, elevated surfaces, a quick collection. maybe an inch of wet, slushy snow tomorrow morning. it will be coming down through 8:00 and 9:00. looks like tomorrow afternoon,
possible as the temperatures drop back. so our main story then for sunday, beyond the morning snow showers, will be the big drop back in temperatures. high. tonight, as the cold front arise arise, we transition from rain to snow. temperatures drop into the low 30s by tomorrow morning. tomorrow afternoon, we're at 23 at 5:00 p.m. the wind chill around ten, dropping into the single digits tomorrow evening. it will be windy. winds gusting to 30 miles an hour tomorrow. cold air that invades for sunday sticks around with a few more cold fronts next week. we stay in the 20s and 30s. if we don't get the first measurable snowfall tomorrow morning, there is another chance for maybe around an inch of snow tuesday. rain showers by friday. jonathan: thank you, jennifer. night. high school basketball was going hot and heavy. @ have th e latest in the saturday morning blitz. george: welcome to the blitz on a saturday morning.
good to see you again, zach. zach: somebody slept in, i'm not going to mention any names. george: we won't say anything about -- well, i won't even say if it's a he or a she. well, elise, i hope you're sleeping well. anyway, we talk about the bengals big playoff game earlier in the show. the steelers arrived in town yesterday evening. zach: we like to bring people together on this program. vontaze burfict and his best friends from pittsburgh will write another chapter in their rivalry in primetime later tonight. but there's no time like the present. like the rivalries in the gcl south. the elder panthers hosted coach dan fleming and lasalle. the coach is also a proud papa of son c.j. fleming, took the ball strong to the hoop. nice acceleration to the layup off the glass. what a ball game. frankie hoffmeyer. elder will reverse the ball. weak side. hoffmeyer, no problem connecting from distance for the purple nation in a back and forth first half. you want to see acceleration?
glass for two. elder won doing the dirty work down the stretch. off the missed three, check the panthers crash the offensive glass. it's hoffmeyer. that guy was all over the floor and all over the score book. 11-1 is elder, 56-50. george: future bearcat jarinn cumberland and the hurricanes hosting chillicothe. wilmington looking to improve to 10-0. chris woolery scoring the first five of the game. that's a three. wilmington is good. cumberland called for it in the paint. dylan beauregard delivers. that's as easy as it gets. cumberland again. this time, steps back and how about knocking down a triple. he finished with 33. none as important as this three that made him in the school's all-time leading scorer. and wilmington getting its tenth win, 80-28. things are crowded at the top in the miami valley conference. north college hill beginning the
conference play with summit and chca both within a game. zach: then you've got the two second place teams that went head to head with both coming in with modest winning streaks. they start it young at chca. why not? become a basketball junkie in elementary school. chca, the sutherlands teamed up off the bounce. blake to tanner. 2-0, eagles. summit answered from deep. davis the early three. it was 3-2 summit. summit knows how to share the ball. the shovel pass to t.j. walker. a gold ball for the silver knights. also taking things outside, corey combs a three in the score book. outside/inside. the off-balance circle shot. the eagles came up short, 60-46, summit prevails. george: to woodward, where the aiken falcons paid a visit. woodward with the rock. working the inbounds. cruz to smith, and that is sweet. here comes aiken.
@ i remember that name from the '90s at aiken. berry with the bucket. woodward's will kocher can @ do more than tote the @ football. sweet feed to @ james smith @ who takes the @ baseline. kocher can do it himself as well. watch this play, @ the 2,000 yard running back, he h as some moves. zach: spin cycle. george: spin cycle, bucket and foul. that dude is bad. back comes aiken. lonny berry. aiken with a good win, 86-62. zach: wyoming did a great imitation of rick @ pitino's @ kentucky teams of the 1990s. live by the three a @ nd live by the three som e more. that's guerin @ prater. how about lonny grayson. the edmonds need to get involved . joey edmond , jake @ edmond, maybe jim edmond to the three too. he might get in the hall of fame some day. 14-2, wyoming led. finneytown quieted down the surge with a mid-range jumper. but leave it to the freshman
u.s. history by day, falling out on friday nights. oh, my gosh. beautiful lay-in with the left hand. only to take it to the corner, falling out of bounds. remember those old horse games between michael jordan and larry bird? i love it. wyoming won convincingly, 62-41. george: everyone knows what a rivalry game is all about. those games usually turn out to be the most fun, right? zach: we found a nice duel in clinton county with the east clinton astros invading the next door neighbor, the falcons of clinton massie. george: mark slaughter burning through the company gas ward last night in clinton county. the falcons' noah greathouse taking the baseline and the tip off the glass. and he's fouled. sweet play right there. east clinton's c.j. mccarron goes back door to litrel for two in the paint. massey's bryce boyd going to inbound it to utrecht, cutting to the hoop,
then they get great ball movement. wolf with the wide open three. ptz and massie gets that rivalry win, 71-62. >> mcdonald's of greater cincinnati is proud to present the mcdonald's blitz 5 student-athlete of the week. george: jack nguyen is a senior at lakota west and plays football, basketball and soccer. he's sixth all time in ohio with 76 consecutive extra points made and is the most accurate kicker in lakota west history. he's a member of the national honor society and as a grade point average of 3.77. kelly mcmanus is also a senio r at lakota west and is on the cross-country, swimming and track teams. she's a four-time regional qualifier in cross-country and @ was gmc first team for three years. kelly is a member of the national honor society and has a gpa of 4.57. if you know someone who deserves to be the next mcdonald's student-athlete of the week, let us know. drop us a line at 1700 young street, cincinnati, 45202, or
jonathan: welcome back. the transportation security administration's changing its id requirements. flyers who don't have the latest driver's licenses will have a two-year grace period before their ids will be rejected the airport security checkpoints. then, beginning january 22, 2018, paechings have to have the newest license or another form of approved id. i guess that means if you had an old license. airfares are dropping at cvg. there's good news. the department of transportation found fares were down 17% in the second quarter of 2015. average fares have dropped in nine of the past ten quarters since delta dropped its hub. cvg is now number 20 in average cost cost. for years, they were the most expensive in the country. if you want to avoid rain, riders will tear their way
dirt inside u.s. bank arena this weekend. you could enjoy it. the am soil arenacross championship kicks off today. they say the turns are tight, since they're working in the dimensions of an ice rink, but that makes the show more exciting and family friendly. tonight's show starts at 7:00. a track party kicks off at 5:00. sunday's amateur show starts at noon. still a lot more ahead op news 5 today, including no laughing matter. the cincinnati radio station making waves because of their big ben warning. your live look outside. citycam 5. kind of ironic that you have an arts display on the side of your building that's a wrecking ball. i think that's what it is. maybe that's the whole point. art is a complicated thing. our fine art museum, one of the best in the country.
win just ahead. jonathan: don't forget your rain coat. jennifer schack will tell us about the wet weather we'll see around kickoff. it's saturday, january 9, 2016. this is news 5 today. jonathan: good morning. welcome to news 5 today. hope yours is going well so far. i'm jonathan hawgood, this is meteorologist jennifer schack. jennifer: good morning. weekend? weather. jonathan: and the powerball. it will be interesting if somebody in cincinnati won. jennifer: that would be great. jonathan: are we winners with the forecast? jennifer: it depends on what your idea of mid-january forecasting is like. jonathan: i like no snow. jennifer: 48 degrees this
it's a mild start this morning. cloud cover out there, limited showers. highs this afternoon will jump into the mid to upper 50s. a nice start to the weekend for temperatures underneath cloud cover this morning, but mainly dry conditions. wlwt radar, between now and the midday to afternoon, a shower or two. but very limited for moisture. i think the main story is the cloud cover and the mild temperatures. the visibility right now is high at ten miles. a quiet start to the weekend. but then we change things up with rain arriving this evening. it will end as snow tomorrow morning. then a big time drop in our temperatures tomorrow. by sunday evening, we're looking at wind chills in the single digits. we will go through the timeline for the cold front arriving and talk about how much snow and what the timing is for that on sunday, coming up. jonathan: thanks, jennifer. a business owner shot during a robbery in north college hill has died. a family member says 63-year-old joe leach died from the injuries he suffered tuesday. leach was shot in the back at leach brothers automotive.
gunman in his murder. if you have information to help, call crimestoppers at 352-3040. family and friends will come together to honor the life of a man murdered last year in college hill. today would have been camrin starr's 31st birthday. he was doing strikes on his skateboard in an empty lot when he was shot on may 15. he died at the hospital. no arrests have been made in the case. today, the family is holding a peace rally at 6:00 on hamilton avenue at noon. they're asking for any information leading to starr's killer. the driver accused of jumping a curb and killing a runner taking part in the seven hills race will be before a judge this morning. thomas stidham was arrested friday morning after being tased twice. at his home on lawn avenue in bond hill. police say stidham hit 57-year-old kathy chatfield last month near the intersection of dorchester avenue and reading road. he's then accused of removing the license plate from the car he was driving before running from the scene.
and her family. >> they need some justice and closure. and i think mr. stidham being arrested will be the first step in bringing closure to the family. jonathan: in all, stidham faces five counts connected to chatfield's death, including aggravated vehicular homicide. he also faces an unrelated domestic violence charge, a case in which a woman says he slapped, choked and head butted her, then punched holes in her walls and kicked in her doors. controversy before tonight's game centering around a local radio station. 700 wlw radio is taking a lot of heat because of a fake warning they aired aimed at steelers quarterback ben roethlisberger. in the big ben warning, wlw ran, it tells women to use extreme caution, especially if heavily consuming alcohol in the downtown area this weekend. it goes on to say roethlisberger poses the greatest threats to 18 to 40-year-olds.
previous sexual assault allegations against the former miami university redhawk. >> one in three women and one in six men actually have experienced rape or sexual abuse. that in and of itself, is knot something -- not something i think is worth joking about. >> we've reached out to the station for comment but have gotten no response. our station, wlwt news 5, is not associated with wlw radio. you can bet the banks will be jammed with thousands of football fans tonight, including fans headed to the game and those just downtown to party. wlwt news 5's richard chiles has more on how cincinnati police and bengals security are making safety a top priority tonight. richard, good morning. richard: jonathan, good morning to you. jason sperry and i have the privilege of being right here at party central. 65,000 expected to jam a packed paul brown stadium. tens of thousands more, of course, enjoying the game on the banks and at bars and
downtown and over-the-rhine, making this the hot spot, of course, for the city. but certainly cincinnati police, along with bengals security, doing everything they can, making sure the game and gameday celebrations are going to be safe for all. we had a chance to talk with cincinnati police captain mike nevill, along with bob bedding haus from the cincinnati bengals, about provisions that they are making guaranteeing that this is going to be one of the safest places in town. >> for playoff games, the nfl encourages cities to up security. there will be lots more uniformed police force around, maybe a few more bomb dogs walking around. nothing that should scare people about coming down. richard: the cincinnati fusion center also activated,
as you heard, we may see bomb sniffing dogs around the stadium. this is nationally televised. parking will be at a premium. the bengals ready to roar, taking on pittsburgh tonight. reporting live, richard chiles, wlwt news 5. jonathan: you're not supposed to touch the dogs either. if you're headed to the game, head to fountain square, it's going to a fun night. a violent ambush in philadelphia, what we know about the attack on a police officer, caught on tape, and why the suspect says he did it. sneak peek out to citycam 5. caught a barge sneaking under
new video emerging of a philadelphia officer ambushed in an isis inspired attacks. police say it was an attempted assassination of officer jesse hartnett, sitting in his police cruiser when a man opened fire. the attacker continued shooting as he got closer. eventually, he shot inside the driver window. he unloaded 11 shots. officer hartnett somehow survived, even getting out of his car and returning fire, though he'd been hit three times at that point. >> the bravery he demonstrated was absolutely remarkable. his will to live undoubtedly saved his life. we're ever so thankful to god that he's here today because this could have easily been a police funeral. jonathan: police say hartnett lost a lot of blood and underwent hours of surgery. his father says he'll pull through.
gun stolen in 2013. investigators say he said he pledges his leenl s s s s his allegiance to the islamic state and was called by allah to do this. charges filed in a deadly 2012 spring grove avenue factory fire that left a 20-year-old employee dead. the ohio attorney general's office has indicted environmental enterprises, incorporated, friday. as well as two employees, supervisor kyle duffens and company manager gerald knox. zachary henzerling died after chemicals he was working with set off an explosion in the plant. charges include involuntary manslaughter, reckless homicide, and tampering with evidence. a vital day for the bengals. a.j. mccarron is leading the team. what he has to say about the pressure going in to the matchup. jennifer: a big system heading our way up the mississippi river valley. it means rain, snow and a big-time drop in temperatures. we'll talk about the weekend outlook and the tale two of days in terms of warm today and cold tomorrow.
right now, cloudy, mild, a little damp from the showers. we're at 48 degrees. about ten degrees above the average high for today. a mild start, south wind at 7. with such a mild morning, it's going to be easy to climb this afternoon into the mid 50s. we have no the only moisture returning today, but the mild air. there are cold temperatures across the northern plains. the cold front that we're talking about to arrive tonight has dropped temperatures below zero across parts of north dakota and southern canada. zero. this is a potent system with cold air on the back side and strong winds to get the cold air into the region. by tomorrow, we're talking a strong breeze and falling sunday. ahead of the system, we climb into the mid 50s. we'll be on the warm side of it. moisture heading up the our direction. most of the day we're dry. come the evening hours, a couple of showers. the late evening and overnight,
passes overhead. notice the back edge of it as snow. it's pretty prominent across indiana, but tapering as it slides in for the tri-state tomorrow morning. so i don't think we're looking at big problems in terms of our snow showers tomorrow morning. but it could be the first measurable snowfall for the season. then falling temperatures through the day tomorrow. on futurecast during the day, the cloud cover through 4:00, a stray shower. the models have tended later in terms of widespread rainfall. during the game, scattered to widespread showers. i don't think it's a washout forecast that it's going to rain the entire time for the game, but we'll have activity past 9:00 and 10:00. then widespread rainfall past midnight. the rain continues through 6:00 a.m., when we transition to snow showers. and note right on the back side, we'll have air temperatures in the mid 30s. probably a degree or two above the freezing mark. ground temperatures will be above freezing because of the mild day today. so doesn't look like a big problem for area roadways tomorrow morning. bridges and overpasses would
but for the ground temperatures above freezing, that will help us out. i do think we'll have problems with visibility dropping back with some of the burrses sts of snow. looks like a good likelihood tomorrow morning, the first measurable snowfall for the season because this looks widespread for the region early sunday. it's listing out by the late morning hours and we should quiet down through the afternoon expected. today, we end up at 56. a mild start to the weekend. over the course of tonight, a big drop in temperatures. the high tomorrow will be the midnight temperatures. low 30s by the morning. the rain transitions to snow. an inch of slushy, wet snow. not too impactful for the travel, though, because of the expectation of those temperatures above the freezing mark. the air temperatures above freezing while it's falling. 23 for the temperature tomorrow at 5:00 p.m. at that point, wind chills are falling into the teens.
will drop off into the single digits. the winds tomorrow gusting to around 30 miles an hour. so a big drop off for sunday. the cold air sticks around next week. another chance for snow, maybe an inch or two for tuesday. that's fairly widespread. late into the forecast, we start to climb some. here's your saturday morning sports. george: george and zach, back with more blitz on a saturday morning. year in and year out, there are teams to be reckoned with in northern kentucky. zach: one of those teams would be colonels of covington catholic. last night, the colonels were getting after it. george: we go to hebron and conner high school on cougar path. off the opening tip, colonels with the bucket. credit c.j. frederick with that one. here's terrific ball movement by cov cath. they run this to perfection.
not only does he score the bucket, but that man was hammered. he's going to the line. the colonels scoring the first five in the game. conner breaks out for a bucket here. alec garnet gets the finish on the break. cov cath cruising, 60-29. zach: on the road at moeller, saint x fell behind by double digits in the first half. matthe w budde three @ for the bombers brought x to within ten. the crusaders don't back down. look at the beautiful finish from nate georgeton. coach carl kramer loves when his guys share the ball. the back door. the reverse layup. it was all big mo, up by 14 there. the bank was open late on montgomery road on a friday night. did he call it? all i know is mo won convincingly, 64-47. as for where we head next, our wildcard game of the week, the boss is going to pay for the gas. this is a democracy here.
and your chance to vote for fore our wildcard game of the week. you see the four options. pick which game you want to see right here on wlwt news 5 by voting on our website at wlwt.com. it's always fun to recognize our latest beacon orthopedics and sportsmedicine primetime performer. just before the holidays, newport's keenan davis had a big win against @ holmes. it's the @ coach doing the @ duties, handin g out this week's honor on behalf of beacon. >> could give this to a better person, a high character kid, a kid that's worked really hard, kind of like a son to me. the beacon primetime performer of the week goes to senior keenan davis. george: here are the candidates for the next beacon orthopedics & sportsmedicine primetime performer, carric jones from aiken with the double-double last night. 24 and 12.
an efficient @ night for mason's kyle lamotte, 19 @ points on 8 of 11 shooting. so vote. voting is up through monday at 3:00 p.m. then we'll feature the winner next week right here on wlwt news 5. zach: january 6, 1991. it's been a long time. a long time. i believe i was trying unsuccessfully with the report card to prove it to navigate algebra as a freshman in high school. george: so long ago, a team named the houston oilers is who the bengals beat f or their last playoff win. sksz the last time they won a playoff game, 1991. they have a chance to snap the longest postseason drought in the nfl against rival pittsburgh steelers with backup a.j. mccarron running the bengals @ offense. >> we have a lot of fans who were back in those days. they want to see greatness and that's what i love about this fan base and when i was talking
both fan bases really strive for perfection. and i feel like that's what makes you play, you know, your ultimate game, the best game possible each and every day. >> if we win this week and lose next week, i'm not going to be any more happy than i am losing this week. the reality is you don't play a 16-week season to win one playoff game to be happy about it. you play this game to win the super bowl. we'll be upset whenever our season ends if it doesn't end with a trophy. >> you don't want to let not only yourself and the team down, but the city. it's pressure, but you gotta love it. it's awesome. george: i gotta love that kid and his attitude, zach. zach: love it. george: the steelers and bengals officially ruling out a couple of weapons yesterday. we figured this would happen. andy dalton out with the thumb. and deangelo williams, who ran
regular season, a playoff veteran, but he's not recovered from a foot injury suffered last week. jonathan: many people will be cheering for the bengals today. a local community is excited for a steelers player to take the field. we'll tell you how big ben is being remembered in oxford. in fact, it's got football fans there divided a bit. you're watching cincinnati's wlwt.
them a lot to brag about. wlwt news 5's karin johnson has more from miami university in oxford. reporter: words written on the walls define a winner. athletes. >> it's more real than me telling them, you can do this. they know they can do this. they watch what ben's done for over a decade. reporter: steelers quarterback ben rothenberg ethlisberger one of the greatest athletes to play on this field. the indoor training field bears his name. >> he's anxious to get miami back to championship caliber. he has a ton of pride. he gave us a major gift a year ago to put his name on this beautiful indoor field. reporter: police at miami also torn between big ben and the bengals. >> even though i'm a bengals guy, i am a roethlisberger fan. reporter: roethlisberger supports police and fire canine units. he recently donated almost $4,000 to miami so they can fund
>> my understanding is his hometown, findlay, ohio, lost a police k-9 when he was young and it's always been near and dear to his heart. reporter: on the outskirts of campus, one restaurant wants folks to know, big ben is not giving his all. >> first impression, always, is that it's ben roethlisberger, but that's been the name of the bagel since before he was here. reporter: south of town, say big ben. >> i thought that was a clock in london. this is bengal territory. jonathan: i agree with her. the mayors of cincinnati and pittsburgh are making things interesting. the mayor of pittsburgh will be at paul brown to watch the game with cincinnati's mayor john cranley tonight. they bet favorite local food and agreed the loser will wear the other team's jersey while serving meals at a local shelter house. still a lot more ahead on news 5