• Hall of Fame Game Lawsuit Moves to California

    by Stuart Goldman August 2016

    The lawsuit against the National Football League and the Pro Football Hall of Fame over the cancellation of the Hall of Fame Game earlier this month was dropped in U.S. District Court in Ohio and filed in California.

  • County Officials: Pokemon Go Requires Permit for Parks

    by Ken Shepherd August 2016

    Milwaukee County, Wis., officials have sent a letter to Niantic, Inc. — the company which created the summer smash-hit smartphone game Pokemon Go — "demanding it comply with county ordinances which require a permit before placing any Pokemon Go site in a county park," reported WISN on Tuesday.

  • Community Center to Be Demolished for New Building

    by Lance Shearer August 2016

    Two years after Marco Island voters approved a major renovation for Mackle Park, work is starting. Soon, bulldozers and heavy equipment will reduce to rubble the community center that has hosted countless club meetings, knitting circles, canasta and mah jong games and tea parties. "This is like a knockdown of history," said Marco Island recreation supervisor Lola Dial. "Everyone on the island has used this space for 26 years. A piece of paradise is being knocked down."

  • Indiana Communities Up the Ante in Rec Offerings

    by South Bend Tribune August 2016

    Sports, recreation and outdoor adventure activities have become so popular that they are now essential elements in a community's way of life. Cities and regions in the last several years have rushed to cater to those tastes, nurturing parks, beefing up outdoor activities and even building sprawling swimming and recreation centers.

  • City May Spend $50K on Ice Rink

    by Kirk Brown August 2016

    Anderson city officials want to spend nearly $50,000 on an aluminum platform to support the skating rink at Carolina Wren Park during the winter holidays. The platform, consisting of 18 interlocking sections with adjustable legs, would form a firm and flat surface for the rink’s synthetic ice, said city Recreation Director Bobby Beville.

  • Community Refinances Debt for Sports Complex

    by Robert Sanchez August 2016

    Lisle has refinanced debt it incurred for construction of the Lisle-Benedictine University Sports Complex after postponing the deal for more than two months. Village trustees approved the sale Monday of roughly $3.7 million in bonds that allow the town to take advantage of lower interest rates and eliminate a large balloon payment due in eight years. The debt will continue to be repaid with money generated from the village's hotel-motel tax.

  • Family Reaches $3M Settlement in Public Pool Death

    by Stuart Goldman August 2016

    The family of a teenager who died after he was pulled from a public swimming pool reached a tentative $3 million settlement with Los Angeles County and four county lifeguards whom the family claimed were negligent in trying to save their son, according to a report.

  • Plans Call for Major Sports Complexes in Indiana

    by Joseph Dits August 2016

    Closed and aging pools at Plymouth and Elkhart high schools, plus a shuttered YMCA, have spurred the two cities to pursue major sports complexes. If the plans come to fruition, northern Indiana would become home to two glistening centers that act as magnets for athletes, from soccer players to swimmers, as well as fitness buffs. Both projects, in fact, are banking on a pool fit for competitors. And both recently secured money from Indiana's Regional Cities Initiative to cover some of the costs. St. Joseph County, meanwhile, has its own sports complex dreams. Visit South Bend Mishawaka is studying whether the area could support an indoor complex with a 200-meter track and basketball courts, which could be adapted for other sports. The goal: to lure travel sports teams and fill hotels. Closed and aging pools at Plymouth and Elkhart high schools, plus a shuttered YMCA, have spurred the two cities to pursue major sports complexes.

  • Concussion Protocol Failure Can Bring Negligence Claim

    by John Wolohan and Emily Campeas August 2016

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  • Family Sues Pool Owners Over Boy’s 2014 Injuries

    by Stuart Goldman August 2016

    The family of a boy who suffered a concussion and a broken leg after a fall from a high dive two years ago is suing the owners of a Texas pool.