COLLEGE PARK, MD – NOVEMBER 12: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes looks on during the second quarter against the Maryland Terrapins at Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium on November 12, 2016 in College Park, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)Urban Meyer said in his statement released last Friday that he did properly report the domestic violence accusations against now-fired assistant coach Zach Smith, but a new look into the Ohio State coach’s contract show that he still could be fired even if that’s true.USA TODAY looked into Meyer’s contract with the Buckeyes and found a couple of clauses that could allow for Ohio State to terminate him, even if he properly reported accusations/an incident involving Smith.From the report:A USA TODAY Sports review of Meyer’s contract found there would be other grounds to fire him for cause even if he did what was required in terms of reporting – if Ohio State has the stomach for it. One provision allows him to be fired for “fraud or dishonesty … in the course of his duties or responsibilities.” When Meyer was asked at Big Ten media day about his knowledge of the 2015 allegations, he lied repeatedly.Another clause allows for his firing if he behaves in a way that reflects “unfavorably upon Ohio State’s reputation and overall primary mission and objectives.” Still another says he can be fired for failing to “perform his duties and personally comport himself at all times in a manner consistent with good sportsmanship and with the high moral, ethical and academic standards of Ohio State and its Department of Athletics.”You can view the full report here.Urban Meyer remains under investigation by Ohio State. The Buckeyes announced on Sunday night that the investigation is expected to take two weeks.Ohio State is set to open its 2018 season on Sept. 1 against Oregon State.The Buckeyes are currently being led by interim coach Ryan Day in Meyer’s absence.
The Office of African Nova Scotian Affairs is holding its second series of information sessions in African Nova Scotian communities across the province. These sessions are designed to inform the community about the office, its current programs and future plans. “It’s important for our office to visit the communities we represent on a regular basis to present new programs, let them know what we have been up to on their behalf and give them an overview of our future goals and projects,” said Wayn Hamilton, CEO. The following sessions are being held in African Nova Scotian communities this week: Monday, May 28 Whitney Pier, Cape Breton Co.: 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., Menelik Hall, 88 Laurier St. Annapolis Royal, Annapolis Co.: 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., Annapolis Royal Fire Hall, 5 Anthony St. For a list of sessions scheduled each week, follow the special events link on the Office of African Nova Scotian Affairs website at www.gov.ns.ca/ansa . The information will be updated weekly. FOR BROADCAST USE The Office of African Nova Scotian Affairs is holding a series of information sessions in African Nova Scotian communities across the province. These sessions are designed to inform the community about the office, its current programs and future plans. Wayn Hamilton, CEO of African Nova Scotian Affairs, says it is important for the office to regularly touch base with the community to get input on programs and discuss issues. A list of the sessions scheduled this week can be found on the Office’s website and will be updated weekly. -30- New Waterford, Cape Breton Co,: 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., New Waterford Fire Hall, 3336 Walsh Ave. Weymouth, Digby Co.: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Weymouth Consolidated School, 4695 Highway 1 Tuesday, May 29 Glace Bay, Cape Breton Co.: 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., UNIA Hall, 35 Jessome St. Thursday, May 31 Yarmouth: 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., Greenville Community Centre., 724 Greenville Rd. Wednesday, May 30