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May 23, 2005 - 5:00pm
6 years 34 weeks ago
Turns out the family trip to Newport, RI may have been the graduation of another Aronhalt.

Zanesville boys' basketball coach Scott Aronhalt says he will decide by tomorrow whether to accept the head coaching position at Jackson (Massillon) high school or remain at Zanesville.

"It's 50/50 right now," Aronhalt told WHIZ Monday.

Aronhalt, ZHS' head coach since 1990, says the Jackson school board offered him the position last week. It is the first time in his...
May 22, 2005 - 11:02pm
6 years 34 weeks ago
DL Tim Schafer becomes the 3rd OSU football player to get in trouble with the law in the last two weeks.

Police charge Schafer with disorderly conduct on Saturday morning after the junior was found in an alley fighting another man outside a Columbus bar in the Arena District.

Other Buckeyes to get in trouble with the law... kicker Jonathan Skeete for marijuana trafficking, and RB Erik Haw for marijuana possession.
May 19, 2005 - 8:42pm
6 years 34 weeks ago
Former Ohio State defensive end Jim Houston is one of 11 college football players elected to the Hall of Fame.

Houston was a three-year starter for the Buckeyes in the late 1950s. He was a part of the 1957 national championship team.

Houston was selected to four pro bowls in 13 NFL seasons with the Cleveland Browns. He is the 20th Ohio State player to be elected to the college football Hall of Fame.
May 19, 2005 - 8:39pm
6 years 34 weeks ago
The big secret is out.

Kellen Winslow II will miss the upcoming season after tearing his ACL in a motorcycle accident earlier this month, several sources reported Thursday.

The Browns' tight end played only two games his rookie season after breaking his leg in the final seconds of a game in Dallas. Winslow received the largest contract ($40 million) for a rookie tight end in NFL history. He may be required to give up millions of dollars from his guaranteed signing bonus...
May 19, 2005 - 8:33pm
6 years 34 weeks ago
Ohio State running back Eric Haw was charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession. As of Thursday, he had not been suspended from the Buckeyes.

Haw, who rushed for a team-high 86 yards and a touchdown in the OSU spring game, will be placed in a drug-enforcement program and be subject to testing, Ohio State officials said Thursday.

Haw is the second Ohio State player to be charged with marijuana possession in the last two weeks. Kicker Jonathan Skeete was suspended...
May 17, 2005 - 5:09pm
6 years 34 weeks ago
A state championship. Now, a possible move upstate.

ZHS boys' basketball coach Scott Aronhalt told WHIZ he expects to be offered the Massillon Jackson head coaching position after a school board meeting Tuesday night. Aronhalt, who led Zanesville to the 1995 state championship, said he would not accept on the spot and would ask for a week to consider the proposal.

"If it were just me, then it would be something to consider," Aronhalt said. "But I have a family. Madge (...
May 16, 2005 - 5:43pm
6 years 34 weeks ago
The bear will ride off into the golden sunset.

But not without one more walk across the bridge at one of golf's most hallowed courses.

Columbus native Jack Nicklaus announced Monday the 2005 British Open at St. Andrews will be his final competitive tournament.

Nicklaus won two of his 18 major championships at St. Andrews. The 65-year-old has not played at the British Open since it was last held there in 2000. In fact, the Royal...
May 14, 2005 - 10:49pm
6 years 34 weeks ago
As if a finger in a cup of chili wasn't bad enough.

Wendy's is now involved with the whole Kathleen Salyers situation. Salyers is the woman who sued OSU claiming a booster promised her $1000/mo. to provide food and a place to live for former Buckeye basketball player Boban Savovic. Salyers now says late founder Dave Thomas visited her home five years ago and offered Savovic money, but that Savovic refused to take the offer. An OSU booster who Salyers says was there denies this...
May 10, 2005 - 10:09pm
6 years 34 weeks ago
Browns' tight end Kellen Winslow II was released from a Cleveland hospital Tuesday, over a week after sustaining injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident.

Neither the team nor Winslow gave an update on his condition. Winslow gave a thumbs up and said he felt pretty good while getting into a black SUV.

Several reports indicate the Browns are worried Winslow may have suffered season-ending injuries to his knee and shoulder when he flew off his 2005 Suzuki in a parking lot...
May 10, 2005 - 10:05pm
6 years 34 weeks ago
Former Ohio State men's basketball coach Jim O'Brien may have lost his job because of an attorney's error.

A judge dismissed a lawsuit against two Ohio State boosters because it was filed under the wrong section of Ohio law.

Kathleen Salyers claimed the boosters owed her for housing former OSU basketball player Babon Savovic. She sought over $600,000 in lost funds.

The lawsuit led to an NCAA investigation of the Buckeyes' basketball program and to O'Brien's...
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