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 [...]
YMCA Expresses Concern With Ohio Concussion Bill
The head of the Ohio Alliance of YMCAs says she’s concerned that hundreds of volunteer coaches would face greater legal liability under a proposal before state lawmakers that’s aimed at protecting athletes with concussions.
The measure would require coaches or referees to remove a player from a game or practice if the athlete shows signs of or is suspected of having a concussion. School authorities and youth sports organizations would be banned from allowing people to coach unless they were trained to recognize concussions and head injuries.
The legislation contains some immunity provisions for coaches. But Beth Tsvetkoff of the Ohio Alliance of YMCAs says they are inadequate. She says record-keeping and paperwork requirements in the bill would increase liability.
The measure is pending before an Ohio House panel.