• Former OSU Band Director to Fight 'One-Sided' Dismissal

    by Laura A. Bischoff July 2014

    Ohio State University's investigation that led to the dismissal of popular marching band director Jon Waters was amateurish, one-sided and incomplete, according to Waters' attorney who is lashing back against the university's actions.

  • Vote on Coach Shows Incompetence, Not Sound Process

    by Chicago Sun-Times July 2014

    The state of Waukegan High School football crossed over some metaphysical bizarro boundary last week.

  • Opinion: Penn State Picked Lower-Risk AD in Barbour

    by Mike Jensen; Inquirer Columnist July 2014

    When she makes her first coaching hire, there's no way new Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour can or will hire a Sandy Barbour. Coaches who get pushed out at big-time schools rarely get hired the same year at bigger-time schools. Athletic director, however, is a different job. Athletic director at Penn State in 2014 may still be a unique job. Hiring Barbour, who was let go earlier this year after a 10-year run at the University of California, suggests that no highly regarded AD at a school of reasonable size and strong ambition would go to Happy Valley.

  • Son of Dayton President Did Not Design Embattled Logo

    by Andrew Smith July 2014

    The son of University of Dayton President Daniel Curran is an employee of the branding agency that spearheaded the school's recent logo change, but he was not involved with project.

  • Bowlen Gives Up Control of Broncos to Battle Alzheimer's

    by Lindsay H. Jones July 2014

    The first day of training camp for the Denver Broncos began with tears. John Elway broke down and needed to pause to compose himself several times Wednesday as he reflected on the revelation Pat Bowlen has relinquished ownership of the team because he is suffering from Alzheimer's disease. "This place will never be the same," Elway said.

  • Giants Hire of Tyree Draws Ire of Gay-Rights Groups

    by Cheryl Wetzstein July 2014

    A gay-rights organization has denounced the New York Giants for hiring - and defending - former player David Tyree after he said he believes some people can change their sexual orientation.

  • 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.