Four people are dead in two separate accidents in Central Ohio. In Pataskala, investigators say a head-on collision on East Broad took three lives. One vehicle crossed the center line. Early this morning, the driver of a pick-up truck was killed when he slammed into a tree in a residential area south of Route 104 [...]
Remembrance Park At OSU Dedicated; Tressels Attend
Former Buckeyes head football coach Jim Tressel attended the dedication of a new park at Ohio State University Friday afternoon.Â Â Tressel and his wife Ellen were among the benefactors who helped establish Remembrance Park.Â The park honors more than a thousand Ohio State alumni who, as military personnel, lost their lives in service to the United States.
The centerpiece of the park is a memorial wall topped with plaques listing the names of those who died.Â Nearby is a monument titled â€œTraditionsâ€ that the Tressels donated.Â Jim Tressel says the park is a fitting tribute.
â€œWith all the names of the Ohio Staters who served their country and lost their lives; the monument [to] athletics, academics, service and the military tying it altogether wasn’t my idea, but it’s brilliant and this is a special, special place,â€ Tressel said.
Tressel wore a scarlet Ohio State shirt embroidered with a Block â€œOâ€ to the event.
â€œOh gosh, I’ll always be a Buckeye,â€ Tressel said.Â â€œI mean the University has given me opportunities that people only dream of.Â So it will always be great.â€
Remembrance Park is located at the northwest corner of Tuttle Park Place and Woody Hayes Drive.