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Comment 23 hours ago

One big issue for St. John is how to placate todays high dollar donor crowd, there are no luxury suites, wooden bleacher seating on the floor level and no cushioned seating in arena. The may be able to put a few luxury type seats near the court and behind the baseline , but those numbers would be in the hundreds.

People and companies who spend the big bucks want the amenities.

Comment 08 Aug 2019

to do that type of journalism well takes a few things, money, time, resources and often inside contacts who are willing to talk. then a responsible journalist finds a second source at least, hopefully more than two, to confirm what the first source has provided.

long form journalism is a dying business, it is either a short story, move to the next story or a book where you may be able to recoup the time and money spent.

Comment 23 Jul 2019

the hospital operates 365 days a year, there are a limited number of revenue generating athletic events each year. just like the hospital the athletic department also generates many great training opportunities for future emplpyment and research.

Comment 16 Jul 2019

he has a  j3 that was a trainer at one point, a 172 that was built around 1970 that he uses from the most, and a culver cadet. the culver is the most recent add, i haven't been up in that one yet. he lives near a county airport in se ohio and has them all in one hangar. my dad retired from lane aviation in the early 90's and passed away just a few years after that.

my uncle found the j3 frame and they spent years on the weekends getting it restored. i always liked flying around with the doors down on a nice day, the cub still has no starter, crank that prop. when the plane first went back in the air it had no radios, they finally got some hand held type so they could fly into south columbus.

i have been in florida for a very long time and usually visit him once maybe twice a year. he is part of the ohio bush pilots group

Comment 16 Jul 2019

lots of strings attached to this web, just give it some time to unwind and see were the facts and evidence take us, i am not making any predictions or jumping to any conclusions at this point in time

Comment 16 Jul 2019

just a few weeks ago a guy planted his cub nose first into a field near the elyria airport, accidents happen


Comment 16 Jul 2019

find someone who is in group ownership of a plane(s) that are willing to take in another partner. You will split the costs and fly a plane you are most familiar with. the only drawback is not being able to fly at the exact times and dates you want because somebody else has the plane reserved.

Comment 16 Jul 2019

Interesting perspective, my late father worked on planes for decades before retiring, my brother owns three single engine planes that are considered vintage. i have seen fatal car accidents and boating accidents, why exclude them. nearly all pilots take much better care of the equipment that nearly every boat or car owner I know.

yes some do fly in conditions they are not  prepared for, but i have seen far more boaters and car drivers out in unsafe conditions, myself included.

Comment 16 Jul 2019

posted on the plain dealer, epstein has donation ties to the program


Comment 16 Jul 2019

I also have to take this into account when looking at Carter is the saga of his son. I have no idea all of the details involved but the one kid he could ever have the most influence over ever turned into a disaster

Comment 12 Jul 2019

the sub may not have been constructed to take a deep dive or may have been equipped to stay under for an extended period

Comment 27 Jun 2019

i know that this a little off topic, back in my time many places never had a place to meet,  a place to change clothes or shower, especially at the lower levels. I was never a big fan of showing up in my officiating uniform and going home in a sweaty one after a game. Putting that uniform in the locker helped change my mindset and helped me focus on the upcoming game. It was also an easy way for that deluded parent to see you easier in the parking lot before or after the game.. When I was working my way up as a jv official I always tried to watch the varsity game and watch the more experienced people work a game from the bleachers, much easier in street clothes to blend in.

The schools need to provide a decent ( ie clean) place to meet with my partners pre game, a place to change into my uniform from street clothes and take shower after a game and leave in my street clothes. I can understand at the community level where the kids just shop and play there are often no locker rooms. If a school provided towels and water or a beverage that was icing on the cake. Usually brought your own to a location i never worked before.

Comment 25 Jun 2019

as a former official i rarely complain about an official missing a call, we can all make errors in judgement at any time, i will however complain about one who is out of position and makes a call. in every sport each official has responsibilities for certain sectors of the court / field at any given time and situation. do you best to get your body in the right place at the right time to see the play unfold. being lazy and not putting in the effort is a quick way to get bad evaluations and no future assignments by observers / assigners.

Comment 24 Jun 2019

Another thing about the unorganized sports, we took care of where we played, if we saw a broken bottle on the court, somebody would find a broom and clean it up, if the court was wet, wet got it dry, if the grass on the field was too high, we got it cut, if the field was muddy we got it playable

We respected the equipment, having new balls and bats was rare, a helmet, hahaha, what were cleats.. If somebody needed a glove or a bat you shared. If you had two or three bats to choose from you were lucky.

Comment 07 Jun 2019

keep the network on cable tv providers year round, last summer it was comcast / infinity that went to nearly the beginning of the  football season before a carriage agreement was reached. the comcast system not in the big 10 footprint.was last year, it could just as easily be another provider next time. the negative publicity is not good for the conference

Comment 03 Jun 2019

small world, i own a few acres a couple of miles from there and my brother lives about 5 miles north of Lori's