WOSU News Archives For: July 30, 2013

Will The Crew Stay Put? “Absolutely,” New Owner Tells Mayor

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Anthony Precourt manages Precourt Sports Ventures. His company purchased The Columbus Crew Tuesday for an undisclosed sum.
4:56PM
July
30, 2013

The new owner of the Columbus Crew says the major league soccer team will remain in Columbus.

No Charges Filed Against Carlos Hyde, Suspended At Least 3 Games

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Columbus Police have dropped their investigation into allegations OSU running back Carlos Hyde assaulted a woman in a Columbus bar.
4:41PM
July 30, 2013

Columbus police have officially closed their investigation into assault charges against Ohio State football running back Carlos Hyde. No charges were filed, however he has been suspended for at least the first thee games of the season.

OSU And Former President Gordon Gee Iron Out Retirement Package

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Gordon Gee will remain at OSU as President Emeritus under terms of 5-year retirement compensation package.
3:48PM
July
30, 2013

Gordon Gee’s retirement agreement with Ohio State means the former university president gives up $3,000,000 he was owed. The mult-million dollar agreement announced this week will allow Gee to stay on with the university for another five years.

Columbus Crew Sold To Precourt Sports Ventures

New Columbus Crew owner Anthony Precourt (center) speaks at a press conference Tuesday afternoon.
New Columbus Crew owner Anthony Precourt (center) speaks at a press conference Tuesday afternoon. Joining him for the announcement was Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman (left) and Clark Hunt, chairman of Hunt Sports Group the team's former owners.
1:02PM
July
30, 2013

The Columbus Crew have been sold to a California businessman. Anthony Precourt of Precourt Sports Ventures LLC has purchased a 100 percent stake in team.

A Fifth Death Blamed On Legionella At Retirement Home

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Four people have died at Wesley Ridge due to cases of Legionnaires' Disease
11:34AM
July 30, 2013

A fifth person has been confirmed to have died from contracting legionnaires disease at the Wesley Ridge Retirement Community in Reynoldsburg.

Former Governor Strickland Endorses Fellow Democrat Fitzgerald

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Left: Ted Strickland Right: Ed Fitzgerald
10:54AM
July
30, 2013

When he announced Monday that he’s endorsing Ed FitzGerald for governor, former Gov. Ted Strickland says the 2014 campaign is about the future, not the past. But its becoming clear that, at least in part, the race will be a referendum on Strickland as well.

Ohio Man Gets 10 Years In Robbery Of Casino Cash

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A man guilty of robbing $35,800 outside of the Hollywood Casino in Columbus has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.
10:39AM
July
30, 2013

One of the men who followed a Columbus casino winner home and robbed him of his winnings has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

A Second Toledo Abortion Clinic Could Close Under New Restrictions

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The Center for Choice, a closed abortion clinic in Toledo.
9:52AM
July
30, 2013

Ohio’s latest attempt to curb abortions appears to have had its first casualty. An abortion clinic in Toledo blames the new law for its closure last month. The only other clinic in the Northwest Ohio city could close by the end of this month.

Ohio State Reaches $5.8M Deal With Retired President

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Retired OSU President Gordon Gee reaches an agreement on a retirement package.
3:48AM
July
30, 2013

Ohio State University has announced a $5.8 million retirement package for former president Gordon Gee following his departure from the university after comments jabbing Roman Catholics and Southeastern Conference schools.