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 [...]
OSU Announces “Socially Responsible” Apparel Deal
Ohio State University has announced a new agreement that will consolidate nearly all of the schoolâ€™s apparel licensing into a single deal.
OSU says the licensing agreement with manufacturer J. America and retailer Fanatics will send the school $97 million over the next ten years. In exchange, J. America will make and Fanatics will sell all OSU apparel outside of the schoolâ€™s lucrative deal with Nike.
OSU says licensing and apparel revenue is now used to fund nearly 5,000 need-based scholarships, 600 grant-in-aid scholarships, and to boost library collections.
Ohio State says Florida-based Fanatics will create 300 full-time jobs with a new distribution center opening next year in Frazeysburg, Ohio.
OSU saw pressure from student and labor activists to abandon a deal with Silver Star, a Texas company accused of using sweatshop labor. OSU has not said where the new gear will be made.
OSU says it will also partner with Verite, an internationally-recognized expert on global labor rights issues.