• Public-Private Board to Oversee Park Near Vikings Stadium

    by ERIC ROPER; STAFF WRITER, STAR TRIBUNE (Mpls.-St. Paul) October 2014

    Cities across the country have turned to private entities to manage and oversee programming for urban parks, but the model would be a first-of-its-kind on a large scale in the Twin Cities.

  • Bus Driver Shortage Puts Custodians on Sports Trips

    by DONNA PERRY, Staff Writer October 2014

    Regional School Unit 9 has a shortage of bus drivers, but it is not the only school district needing help. The problem is statewide, David Leavitt, director of support services, said.

  • Prep Coach Drove Athletes to Meet While Under Influence

    by Brenda Rindge September 2014

    A Spartanburg High School assistant cross-country coach was arrested for driving under the influence while transporting athletes to a meet in Charleston County on Friday.

  • Gripes, Bio Spills Keep Ohio State Gameday Staff Hopping

    by Jim Siegel, THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH September 2014

    Sure, you can get a high-octane atmosphere sitting inside Ohio Stadium. But the only place to hear "the blood at Gate 9 is still there" is to hang out in a booth with Mike Penner at the southern end of the press box on a football Saturday.

  • Ex-Band Director Sues OSU Seeking Job, $1M in Damages

    by Laura A. Bischoff September 2014

    Jonathan Waters on Friday filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court against the university that seeks to get his job back and at least $1 million in damages.

  • Lawmaker Pushing for More School-Community Partnerships

    by Nell Gluckman BDN Staff September 2014

    The idea is to extend the programs schools can offer students beyond the academic curriculum by working with organizations such as the YMCA, Boys and Girls clubs, local colleges, libraries or other groups.

  • Gym Teacher Charged with Assaulting Girl, 15, in Office

    by Laura McCrystal; Inquirer Staff Writer September 2014

    William Barber, 38, of Glen Mills, taught physical education and health at Garnet Valley Middle School, where he also coached football and baseball.

  • Background Check Backlogs Affecting Volunteer Pipeline

    by Matt Buedel GateHouse Media September 2014

    The backlog — caused by a combination of reduced staffing and mandated prioritization of background checks for thousands of other individuals, according to a department spokeswoman — has affected the volunteer pool for groups like the Greater Peoria Family YMCA.

  • Locals Weigh In on Tenn.'s First Female Football Coach

    by Ward Gossett, Chattanooga Times Free Press September 2014

    "Wow. Welcome to the 21st century," Ted Gatewood, the East Hamilton coach, said. "I wish her luck. If she has the ability and knowledge that the school is looking for it is acceptable."

  • Poor Pay Turning Prep Coaching into 'Dying Profession'

    by JR Radcliffe, Kettle Moraine Index September 2014

    As you might expect, coaches aren't doing what they do for the love of money.