Ohio State president, band leaders to meet - WFMJ.com News weather sports for Youngstown-Warren Ohio

Ohio State president, band leaders to meet

Posted: Updated:
Courtesy:  NBC News Courtesy: NBC News
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - University and marching band leaders at Ohio State are preparing to meet to discuss the future path of the organization after the firing of its director.

A spokesman says president Michael Drake is scheduled to meet Thursday with interim directors and some of the band's 33 student squad leaders.

Spokesman Gary Lewis says Drake has no plans to revisit the July 24 firing of director Jonathan Waters. However, the high-profile dismissal is anticipated to come up during the gathering.

Waters was fired after a two-month university investigation concluded he knew about but didn't stop a "sexualized" band culture of rituals that included partially-clad marching, groping games and sometimes explicit nicknames.

The university board rejected Waters' request for reinstatement, which was supported by leaders of the band alumni association.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • More NewsMore>>

  • ECOT closure leaves Valley students scrambling

    ECOT closure leaves Valley students scrambling

    Friday, January 19 2018 2:25 PM EST2018-01-19 19:25:32 GMT

    Friday was the final day of classes for the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, also known as "ECOT." Ohio's largest online charter school is closing down after losing its sponsor, leaving thousands of students scrambling. For the Earl family in Leavittsburg, it's reluctantly onto Plan B. 

    More >>

    Friday was the final day of classes for the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, also known as "ECOT." Ohio's largest online charter school is closing down after losing its sponsor, leaving thousands of students scrambling. For the Earl family in Leavittsburg, it's reluctantly onto Plan B. 

    More >>
  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court rules congressional mapping unconstitutional

    Pennsylvania Supreme Court rules congressional mapping unconstitutional

    Monday, January 22 2018 4:10 PM EST2018-01-22 21:10:03 GMT

    Pennsylvania's highest court has ruled that the way in which congressional districts are divided in the state is unconstitutional. 

    More >>

    Pennsylvania's highest court has ruled that the way in which congressional districts are divided in the state is unconstitutional. 

    More >>
  • Ice jam threatens new flooding in Meadville

    Ice jam threatens new flooding in Meadville

    Monday, January 22 2018 3:38 PM EST2018-01-22 20:38:00 GMT
    Officials in Meadville are concerned that melting snow and rain could once again push ice jammed French Creek over it's banks. The city was even considering using explosives to break up the ice. A miles-long ice jam pushed on French Creek contributed to pushing the creek above flood stage last week. The result was flooding in low-lying areas including the city's bicentenial park, which is stll littered with large slabs of ice.  The city manager says the army corp of engineers de...More >>
    Officials in Meadville are concerned that melting snow and rain could once again push ice jammed French Creek over it's banks. The city was even considering using explosives to break up the ice. A miles-long ice jam pushed on French Creek contributed to pushing the creek above flood stage last week. The result was flooding in low-lying areas including the city's bicentenial park, which is stll littered with large slabs of ice.  The city manager says the army corp of engineers de...More >>
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WFMJ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms