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  • City Taps Foreign Students to Help Plug Lifeguarding Gaps

    by Earl Rinehart, THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH July 2014

    If a lifeguard at the Grandview Heights Municipal Pool is hard to understand, bear with him. He might still be learning the English language. The private company that took over management of the pool this year, and also manages several others in central Ohio, hires international students to help fill the gap in the lifeguarding ranks. Anton Ilyin of Ukraine and Khaled Lahloub of Jordan are two of the seven university students working at the Grandview and Gahanna city pools.

  • Pool Management Fired After Alleged Safety Violation

    by Brian Lee, TELEGRAM & GAZETTE STAFF July 2014

    USA Pools Management of Georgia has been fired from managing the Andrew J. Petro Swimming Pool on Randolph Street for a "clear and material breach" of its contract, acting Town Manager Kevin E. Paicos said Monday. The firing comes after reports of a safety violation that prompted town officials to close the state-owned but town-run pool earlier than usual on July 7 and keep it closed the rest of the week. It will reopen today at 11 a.m.

  • Texas A&M Construction Worker Fired Over Bama Flag

    by Andrew Brandt July 2014

    Texas A&M's Kyle Field is undergoing major renovations this summer, including the addition of about 20,000 seats and the largest video board in college football.

  • Rebounding Economy Allows for Seven New Rec Hires

    by Kevin D. Thompson, Palm Beach Post Staff Writer July 2014

    As part of its proposed $35 million budget for fiscal year 2015, the village plans to hire eight workers, maintain the same tax rate and offer a 2 percent merit raise for all employees.

  • Prep Officials Group Hopes to Resolve Compensation Flap

    by Scott Clair Daily News Correspondent July 2014

    While one managing partner is not talking, the other managing partner in the Collier Officials Group hopes to put together a plan to compensate a group of unpaid officials.

  • Seeding to Toilet Paper: Tourney Directing 'An Eye-Opener'

    by Chuck McGill July 2014

    It is late Monday night and first-year Public Courts tennis tournament director Dana Eddy is the last to leave the Charleston YMCA after a lengthy meeting to determine player seeding.

  • Campus Fitness Director Fired Over Theft Charges

    by Joseph A. Slobodzian; Inquirer Staff Writer July 2014

    The director of the University of Pennsylvania's campus fitness center was fired after being charged with stealing cash and items from the lost-and-found area.

  • Fired Strength Coach Ultimately Cleared in UM Probe

    by Matt Porter Palm Beach Post Staff Writer July 2014

    After a report connected him to the Biogenesis scandal, Jimmy Goins was fired by the University of Miami. After a lengthy investigation, Goins was cleared Monday by Miami, where Goins was employed for nine years as a strength and conditioning coach for the Hurricanes baseball and track and field teams. UM said it found no evidence he was supplying its athletes with performance-enhancing drugs. His lawyer believes UM fired Goins for no reason.

  • Notice Policy Leaves School Tight Window to Hire Coach

    by Kenny Ryan kenny.ryan@caller.com 361-886-3747 June 2014

    Carroll’s search for a new baseball coach will have to be a quick one. As in, the district will have five days to interview candidates and make a hire. Not the next five days, but the five-day span stretching from July 7-11.

  • School Board Vote Prohibits Parents Coaching Own Kids

    by Lindsay Street; lstreet@berkeleyind.com June 2014

    The Berkeley County School Board voted 6-1 Tuesday to prohibit parents from coaching varsity and junior varsity teams on which their children participate. It was the first of two readings of the policy change. School board member Phillip Obie dissented.