• Weighed by Debt, Milwaukee Y Eyes Shuttering Facilities

    by GEORGIA PABST, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (WI) April 2014

    Faced with crushing and unsustainable debt of $30 million, the YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee will undergo a "massive restructuring" that will result in a much smaller but more focused and sustainable organization, YMCA officials told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

  • OSU Lowers Prices Day Before Spring Game, 60K Attend

    by Dan Gearino, THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH April 2014

    Sure, there was a football game, but 6-year-old Mekhia Lampkins was there to see Brutus Buckeye. She was one of many little Buckeye fans who accompanied their parents to Ohio State's annual spring game yesterday, an event whose $5 tickets meant that almost anyone could afford to go.

  • Rent Hike at Linc Rekindles Temple Stadium Talk

    by John N. Mitchell; Inquirer Staff Writer April 2014

    An unwillingness to pay a higher rent, coupled with a $12 million cash payment up front for the use of Lincoln Financial Field for home football games, has once again sparked conversations about a possible new stadium for Temple University.

  • State's Stake in New Falcons Stadium Continues to Grow

    by Greg Bluestein, Tim Tucker; Staff April 2014

    State officials are prepared to spend more than $30 million to buy land and build parking for the new Atlanta Falcons stadium, despite balking last year at state involvement in issuing construction bonds for the $1.2 billion-plus project.

  • Tax Expert: Unionizing May Cost College Football Players

    by JAMES HAMILL April 2014

    Northwestern players claim they want to unionize to get better medical benefits, concussion testing, and perhaps to be paid for their services. Players also say they want four-year scholarships, although a recent change in policy at Northwestern already provides football players with four-year scholarship "tenders."

  • Kansas Senate Approves Tax Break for Health Clubs

    by Emily Attwood April 2014

    After a long and heated debate, the Kansas Senate approved a bill on Friday exempting for-profit health clubs from paying property taxes on the premise that such businesses face unfair competition from nonprofits such as the YMCA. 

  • Struggling Parks Authority Misses $9K Ballpark Payment

    by by BILL VIDONIC April 2014

    The city of Butler's cash-strapped Parks and Recreation Grounds and Facilities Authority has missed at least one mortgage payment on Kelly Automotive Park and is struggling to sell its minority stake in the Butler Blue Sox baseball team.

  • Health Club Makes $65K Offer on Closed School

    by Thomas J. Prohaska; News Niagara Reporter April 2014

    Ultimate Physique, a longtime Lockport health club, has offered to buy the closed Washington Hunt Elementary School for $65,000. The Lockport Board of Education voted unanimously and without comment Wednesday to place the deal on the May 20 ballot. If the voters give the go-ahead, the 33,200-square-foot, two-story school will be sold for that price.

  • Parks Improvement Plan Scaled Down from $35M to $19M

    by Yolanda Jones 901-333-2014 April 2014

    Baseball stadium-seating at Snowden Grove Park, outdoor tennis courts, and indoor batting cages at Greenbrook Park are some of the park improvement projects Southaven plans to tackle in the next three years.

  • Gold's Gym Franchisee Files for Bankruptcy Reoganization

    by Tim Landis, Business Editor April 2014

    The owner of Gold's Gym Inc. of Springfield vowed Monday to keep the fitness center alive after filing for voluntary bankruptcy reorganization. Maureen Suhadolnik said a series of financial setbacks - including the 2012 failure of Crazy Horse Concrete, another Suhadolnik company - forced the Chapter 11 filing on Friday.