Maher captains U21 for Munster Semi Final

first_imgRonan Maher at centre back captains the side in his 4th year in the grade while it’s a third term for Tom Fox and Barry Heffernan.Billy McCarthy and Willie Connors are the other stalwarts from last year. Josh Keane who was in the senior football squad is at wing forward.And the team in full is  1.            Brian Hogan – Lorrha-Dorrha2.            Paul Maher – Kilsheelan-Kilcash3.            Tom Fox – Éire Óg Annacarty4.            David Sweeney – Kiladangan5.            Barry Heffernan – Nenagh Éire Óg6.            Ronan Maher (Capt.) – Thurles Sarsfields7.            Sean Ryan – Sean Treacys8.            Billy McCarthy – Thurles Sarsfields9.            Andrew Coffey – Nenagh Éire Óg10.          Jack Shelly – Mullinahone11.          Stephen Quirke – Moyle Rovers12.          Josh Keane – Golden-Kilfeacle13.          Conor Lanigan – Thurles Sarsfields14.          Mark Russell – Lattin Cullen15.          Willie Connors – KiladanganIts 6 years since Tipp claimed silverware at this grade and Captain Ronan Maher is expecting a tough and tense match…Tipp FM will have live commentary on the game, which gets underway at 7.30pm.  Our coverage will be brought to you in association with Kevin O’Leary Motor Group, Main Opel Dealers, Clonmel.last_img read more

14 Stars arrive in Kenya ahead of Congo, England clash

first_imgFourteen Black Stars players have arrived in Kenya ahead of the double header against Congo on Sunday in the 2012 Nations Cup qualifier and an international friendly against England two days later.The players include locals Sammy Adjei, Nathaniel Asamoah, Ernest Sowah, and Berekum Chelsea’s Emmanuel Clottey who earned a late call-up as replacement for injured Sulley Muntari.Greece-based Bernard Yao Kumordzi, Kwadwo Asamoah, Emmanuel Agyeman-Badu and Samuel Inkoom have all reported at the Nairobi camp for the crucial duels.Stars’ coach Goran Stevanovic is expected to begin his full training session Tuesday by which he would have had his full compliment of 24 players.The Stars need a good result in Congo to shore-up chances of qualifying into the 2012 Nations Cup to be co-hosted by Gabon and Equatorial Guinea.Important as the qualifier may be the Stars know what victory against England in the international friendly will do to their confidence. It is the first ever encounter between the two sides at the highest level.Chairman of the Black Stars Management team and Vice Chairman of the GFA, Fred Pappoe told Joy Sports the team is well aware of the enormity of the task ahead and will do their possible best to grind good results especially in the Congo game.Source: read more

Watch Vision Of Gold in Race 2

first_imgThe second Super-6 offers a$1.1 million carryover at Caymanas Park tomorrow, while the Pick-9 commences at the guaranteed minimum of $1 million.The Pick-9 will be conducted from race two to 10, the first Super-6 from race one to six, the late Super-6 from race five to 10.We look at the first Super-6 which commences with a maiden 4-y-o and up condition race over a mile to be contested by eight starters, including the likely favourite MINY LEE, who caught the eye when a close second to I HAVE A DREAM over 1400 metres on Boxing Day.Prior to that, he was a close third to MR ROMANTIC and subsequent winner ABOGADO, and with trainer Donovan Plummer churning out the winners in recent weeks, MINY LEE with apprentice Jerome Innis gets the nod over DEMOLITION BOY and LAZZA.VISION OF GOLD, who has shown promise in his two starts to date, will now prove hard to beat in the second race over 1300 metres for native-bred three-year-olds, with former champion Omar Walker aboard.From the stables of 15-time champion trainer Wayne DaCosta, the chestnut colt by Fearless Vision out of the 1999 derby winner Good Prospect has been fitted with the visor and tongue tie following his good third to STUNNER over 1400 metres two months ago and having looked improved at exercise, gets the nod over stable-companion PERFECT ASSET (Lasix administered) and OK DUDE in an 11-strong field.TROJAN, who has been knocking at the door, tries a longer distance (1820 metres) in the third race for four-year-olds and up, and this could be just what the doctor ordered, despite the presence of KING WITHIN and COLOURS OF WAR in a seven-horse field. Top apprentice Linton Steadman has the leg over TROJAN, who carries 53.0kg by virtue of his 3.0kg apprentice claim.Ultra-consistent EUSEBIA, who finished a close third to PRINCESS SHEMIKA and INFANTRY OFFICER over 1200 metres recently, gets the nod over old rival SIR D and GRANDE MARQUE in the fourth race for $180,000 claimers over the straight, with Richie Mitchell now taking the ride in a field of 11.BIRD CATCHER, who won decisively for jockey Wesley Henry and trainer Fitzroy Glispie recently in two-year-old company, faces a highly thought of debutante AWESOME DESTINY (a bay filly by Afleet Express – Seek, working well) in the fifth race over 1200 metres for three-year-olds and it should go down to the wire. Preference, however, is for BIRD CATCHER, who won in a good time over 1100 metres on December 13.Then close the first Super-6 with the speedy GLOBAL (Bebeto Harvey) in the sixth race over 1300 metres in which GOLDEN GLORY and CLASSY AVIATOR are twin dangers in a field of 15.FIRST SUPER-6 FANCIES(1) MINY LEE/DEMOLITION BOY(2) VISION OF GOLD/PERFECT ASSET(3) TROJAN/KING WITHIN(4) EUSEBIA/SIR D(5) BIRD CATCHER/AWESOME DESTINY(6) GLOBAL/GOLDEN GLORYlast_img read more

DD Culture: What’s on in Donegal this month?

first_imgThere’s a festive feel to Donegal’s upcoming Cultural Highlights with Christmas Craft Fairs, Gala Concerts, Pantomines and ‘The Nutcracker’. A Creative County Exhibition‘A Creative County’, a spectacular group exhibition at Regional Cultural Centre Letterkenny that runs to January 28th, features a wide range of artworks from the Glebe House and Gallery and the Donegal County Council Art Collection. A series of design and print works from the Glebe includes prints by three of the 20th century’s most famous artists – Pablo Picasso, George Braque and Pierre Bonnard.The selection from the Glebe also contains work by Victor Passmore, Oscar Kokoshka, William Morris and set designs by Derek Hill. The selection from Donegal County Council is made up of photographic work by Donegal artists and artists who have worked in the county such as Abigail O’Brien’s spectacular Oatfield Sweet Factory image and works by Simon Burch and Richard Wayman from the ‘ID Imaging Donegal’ project. Donegal subject matter includes – ‘Unifi’ Dermot Donohue, ‘Swilly Bus’ Declan Doherty, ‘RCC Live’ John Soffe and ‘Abandoned Donegal’ Denzil Browne.Cinderella in BallybofeyYou can celebrate the start of the Christmas season with a Twin Towns tradition the Butt Drama Circle’s Christmas panto. This year’s show is ‘Cinderella’ and it will be performed at the Balor Arts Centre Ballybofey from Saturday November 26th to Friday December 9th.Can Cinderella (Andrea Long) be united with her Prince Charming (Nathan Keys) or will her wicked stepmother (Margaret O Neill) manage to dash her hopes? An exceptional cast also includes Rory Farrell and Paddy McMenamin as The Ugly Sister, Paraic Duffy as Buttons and Katheen McGowan as The Fairy Godmother. Donegal Designer MakersThere is an opportunity to meet the makers and enjoy a cup of tea/coffee and mince pies (served at 1pm) at the Donegal Designer Makers Shop in Ardara on Saturday November 26th, there is 10% off all products that day. Donegal Designer Makers are also presenting their ‘Christmas Presence’ Craft & Design Fair at Rathmullan House on Saturday December 10th and Sunday 11th.The Fair will feature a unique range of quality gifts by some of Donegal’s leading designers and artisan craft workers. Food will be served and there will also be a Bumper Hamper Raffle.Music at An Grianan Theatre LetterkennyThe last time Declan O’Rourke played An Grianán Theatre was as part of the fabulous The New Triangle show in 2015 alongside Dubliners’ legend John Sheahan and Damien Dempsey. Now he’s back on Saturday December 3rd with a new album called ‘In Full Colour’. The DMEP Christmas concert on Sunday December 11th promises a gala occasion full of festive cheer and sparkle, music and song.The Donegal Youth Orchestra under conductor Vincent Kennedy will perform a programme of classical music favourites and Christmas classics. The acclaimed Donegal Youth Choir, conducted by Sara Laughlin, will be joined by junior choirs from Dungloe, Letterkenny and Inishowen.Live Film Events at Century CinemasCentury Cinemas Letterkenny continues its programme of Live Film events with two great shows in December. The Royal Ballet’s glorious production of ‘The Nutcracker’, the production par excellence of an all-time ballet favourite will be screened live on Thursday December 8th. Tchaikovsky’s glittering score, the gorgeous festive stage designs and The Royal Ballet’s captivating dancing – including an exquisite pas de deux between the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Prince – make this Nutcracker the quintessential Christmas experience.One of the most highly praised operas of recent years, Kaija Saariaho’s yearning medieval romance ‘L’Amour De Loin’ (‘Love From Afar’) has its Met premiere this season and is screened live on Saturday December 10th.Celebrating 25 years of the LMDG!To celebrate 25 years of music and drama productions, the Letterkenny Music and Drama Group present their Anniversary Gala Concert at An Grianán Theatre Letterkenny on Friday December 9th and Saturday 10th. The show will feature songs from all the magnificent musicals staged by the group over the years such as ‘Sister Act’, ‘Fiddler on the Roof’, ‘Boogie Nights’, ‘Oklahoma’, ‘The Buddy Holly Story’, ‘Children of the Dead End’, ‘South Pacific’ and many more.Performances will also include excerpts from several successful plays produced by the group, such as their 2012 All Ireland winning production of ‘The 39 Steps’.Letterkenny Trad Week 2017The programme has just been announced for the third annual Letterkenny Trad Week, organized by Donegal County Council Regional Cultural Centre and An Grianán Theatre, which takes place from January 20th to 30th 2017. An expanded programme features five great concerts, a number of music workshops and artists-in-residence The Rheingan Sisters from England. A brilliant series of folk and traditional music headline acts include – Billy Bragg and Martin & Eliza Carthy from England, Julie Fowlis from Scotland, Na Mooneys from Ireland and Special Consensus from America.DD Culture: What’s on in Donegal this month? was last modified: November 19th, 2016 by Shaun HanniganShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Holmes County celebrating new fairgrounds

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest A conversation with…Kerry Taylor, president of Holmes County Fair Board OCJ: This month the Holmes County Fair will be held in a brand new location. How did this get started and why did you move the Holmes County Fairgrounds to this new beautiful setting?Kerry: We always had a flooding issue at our old fairgrounds there just on the west edge of Millersburg. We started discussing moving the fairgrounds seriously in 2004 and got more serious about it in 2009 and 2010. We obtained the property almost four years ago now. A local businessman purchased the property and donated it us. We have 85 acres here on this farm for the grounds. We had to move approximately 500,000 cubic yards of dirt. In Holmes County it is kind of hard to find flat ground and when you do it usually floods. So, we had to compromise and move some dirt to get enough flat ground for the fairgrounds. Once that was completed we were able to start in earnest with building. To date, we have raised $7.8 million in cash, in-kind labor and material donations. About $2.5 million of that is from different grants we have been able to obtain along the way. OCJ: How is the construction process progressing?Kerry: We started the excavation process about three years ago and we did extensive storm water drainage through the system and the grounds to get good drainage. We started 15 or 16 months ago with the buildings. Our first building, though, was actually built three years ago and it serves a dual purpose. It was the first new building on the grounds. The contributor to that building has been involved with a project called Holmes County Share A Christmas. It serves around 300 needy families at Christmas time. They have a toy drive and food drive and area schools and churches get involved. They had been at the old fairgrounds and experienced in December that we had experienced in the summer with flooding and they wanted a new permanent home. One of their board members said he’d build us a building for them to use in November and December and then we could use it the rest of the year and for the fair. It didn’t take us long to say yes to that proposition.We started our main livestock building in November of last year. We are going with a little different concept here. We have one 37,000 square foot building designed to house all of our livestock, except the horses. When we are spending the kind of money we are for this, we think it needs to be something that can be used year round. We think it could be a tremendous economic driver for this area. You can’t put that kind of investment into a building just for a fair. We wanted to design something that can be used year round and it is hard to do that efficiently if you have seven or eight small livestock buildings to maintain. It is a state-of-the-art building. It has a ventilation system that is designed to create a five mile-an-hour wind all the time through the building when it is running. It is a very well designed system. It will accommodate our 700 to 800 livestock projects for this year’s fair. OCJ: What kinds of uses are you anticipating for that building outside of the fair?Kerry: We are partnering with an organization called the Hardwood Furniture Guild for our second phase that we hope to get underway this fall. It is an offshoot of the Holmes County Chamber of Commerce. The wood working industry is extremely important ion the Holmes County community. It is one of the leading economic drivers for the area in terms of business dollars and employment. We have partnered with them and they have raised about $500,000 towards a $900,000 goal. We are going to couple that with a capital appropriations grant from Ohio of $500,000. We are confident they can meet their funding goal and if they can we are going start construction on that building Sept. 1. It will be an approximately 30,000 square feet and they want 60,000 square feet for their show and we will be able to give them that with the combination of those two buildings on the property. We have also already had interest in weddings on the grounds. OCJ: The Amish community is important to consider in Holmes County. How has Amish participation been in the Holmes County Fair?Kerry: One of the challenges the fair has faced for many years is to incorporate the Amish community. They do not participate in 4-H or the livestock programs. They sometimes attend the fair and they do not have a great deal of participation. We are hoping that by working with the Hardwood Furniture Guild — which is primarily Amish members related to the woodworking industry — that we can get the Amish community more involved with the fairgrounds and the fair itself. We have actually kicked around some ideas too with possibly of letting them have an Amish-only fair and they will hopefully use the facility for rental events. We are trying to bridge that gap. OCJ: What kind of project numbers and 4-H participation will you have at this year’s Holmes County Fair?Kerry: There are around 1,000 youth in Holmes County involved in 4-H and the vast majority of those participate in the fair either with a life skills project or livestock projects. Our livestock numbers are generally around 800 projects and there are a couple hundred life skills projects as well. We have a couple hundred FFA projects through West Holmes High School and Highland High School as well. We like to brag about our auctions. The Holmes County auctions generally bring in $550,000 to $600,000 a year on average. We know a tremendous amount of those dollars go directly to higher education for 4-H and FFA members as they move on from high school.  OCJ: What are the short terms goals for getting the grounds ready for the fair this year?We have many, many small projects. We just received final inspection approval for the livestock building. The horse building should be completed by mid-July. We have some additional fencing to put up. Almost everything we have done out here has been almost wholly donated by business or has been heavily discounted labor and materials. The building business has been very busy and we have been aware of that. It is hard to push a contractor when they are discounting or donating their time. But, in the last couple of weeks everyone has realized that it is crunch time and there has been a tremendous amount of work done just recently.  We have a little electrical infrastructure to be completed and we need to get clay in for the tractor pull track. Unfortunately, the 1,200 pounds of grass seed we have seeded has not grown much because we haven’t gotten much rain. There are a lot of little things to do yet, but we are going to be ready Aug. 8 and we are extremely excited about the property we have put forth and we think the community is going to be very happy once they get out here and see what we have been able to do. OCJ: Could you share a little about the beautifully restored historic barn on the grounds?Kerry: The restored barn has been kept at its original location and is refurbished back to its original condition by a local businessman. We estimate that it was built in 1905. We’re very excited to maintain this agricultural history and it fits in very well here in Holmes County with our deep agricultural roots. We are very happy to show it off. OCJ: What are some of the long term goals for the grounds moving forward?Kerry: One of our goals is an expanded grandstand. We have purchased 2,000 used seats from a company who bought them and repurposed them from the Daytona Motor Speedway. We are kind of excited about the novelty of that. We won’t have that completed this year but we hope to have it started over the fall and ready for the fair next year. We want to put a roof on that. We have not had a covered grandstand for a number of years since a tornado blew the old one down at the old grounds. We really want to get that second 30,000-sqaure foot building going. That will be used for commercial exhibits during the fair and livestock shows and auctions.last_img read more

Google Adds More Images to Local Search Results

first_imgRelated Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… frederic lardinois A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Google#news#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting This morning, Google announced that it will now display images next to some localsearchresults. For the last two years, Google generally showed a map as the first item on the search results page whenever a user searched for a location, but now, a grid with six pictures will also appear next to this map as well. These images come right from the Panoramio photo layer in Google Maps, and clicking on it brings up Google Maps with the photo layer. Great for Cities – But not for SightsWhile this worked quite well for the examples Google gives in its blog post, a few of our other searches (‘Yosemite National Park‘ for example), did not bring up any photos. Any search for a city, however, always gave us related images from the photo layer in Google Maps. Searches for local restaurants and sites typically don’t bring up any images and searches for local sights already brought up search results from Google Images anyway, and from what we can see, nothing has changed there.It’s nice to see, however, that Google now surfaces more images. It is also worth pointing out that yesterday, Google also announced that users can now easily filter Google Images by Creative Commons license, which, until now, was really the domain of Yahoo’s Flickr, which hosts the world’s largest repository of CC-licensed images.Competing With BingOf course, we also can’t help but think that the fact that Google is facing renewed competition from Bing, which also does a nice job of mixing up images with local search results – though not quite as nicely as Google now does. Travel is one of the areas where Bing excels, and it is good to see that the competition in this market is driving all players to innovate and improve their services. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

DAngelo Russells 32 lead Ohio State mens basketball to 58point win

Freshman guard D’Angelo Russell (0) passes the ball during a game against Sacred Heart on Nov. 23 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won, 106-48.Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorThe Ohio State men’s basketball game against Sacred Heart was delayed for a matter of minutes because of a lighting conflict, but it didn’t keep the Buckeyes from lighting up the scoreboard once the game tipped off.The Buckeyes shot 56.4 percent from the floor in the first half and didn’t let up as they defeated the Pioneers, 106-48, Sunday night.The Buckeyes were led by freshman guard D’Angelo Russell, who scored an OSU season-high 32 points, coming up eight points shy of the school freshman single game scoring record.Jared Sullinger holds the freshman record with 40 in a game against Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis in December 2010.Russell said after the game he wasn’t trying to make up for only scoring six points against Marquette.“The last game was behind me at the end of that game. I didn’t think about it at all. The beginning of this game, I just tried to prep for it,” Russell said. “I didn’t honestly know who the opponent was, I just prepared the best way I could and I just told myself whoever was guarding me, I was going to destroy him.”Russell executed his plan well, as he added nine rebounds and shot 57.1 percent from the floor.Senior guard Shannon Scott, who compiled 25 combined assists in his first two games of the season, recorded a double-double and broke the OSU single game assist record as he tallied 16 helpers to pass the previous record of 15 set by Aaron Craft in 2011.After the game, Scott said that the record isn’t significant if the Buckeyes don’t continue to win games.“It doesn’t mean a lot, I mean it’s good to say that you have it, but I can’t really hold my head on that,” Scott said. “We want to win a lot more games and you can’t really focus on just having a record right now. We want to be the best team that we can be. We can kind of put the game behind us now and get ready for the next one.”OSU had 24 assists as a team, which coach Thad Matta said he was pleased with.“We did a great job of sharing the basketball,” Matta said after the game. “Shannon, 16 assists and whatever he had the other night, he has got a great command right now in terms of his demeanor and finding guys.”Matta put it as simple as he possibly could after the 58-point win.“That was a heck of a performance by our starting backcourt tonight,” he said.The Buckeyes never trailed as they opened up a 25-point lead at halftime as Russell, sophomore forward Marc Loving and senior forward Sam Thompson all scored in double figures in the opening 20 minutes.Thompson got the crowd of 12,941 at the Schottenstein Center out of their seats early with a trio of alley-oop slams in the first half, the last coming at the first-half buzzer off a lob from Russell.Russell said he gets just as much, if not more, excitement when his teammates make a play as compared to when he does.“They are both a crazy feeling. Sam is a crazy athlete,” Russell said. “Just throwing it up to him, knowing he is going to dunk it, I think it is more exciting when he is dunking the ball than me (scoring).”Thompson finished the night with 12 points on six-of-eight shooting.OSU shot a sweltering 56.9 percent for the game from the floor as all nine Buckeyes that played scored at least four points.Redshirt-senior forward Anthony Lee got his first career start as a Buckeye with senior center Amir Williams sitting out Sunday’s game with a sore right knee. Lee finished the night with six points and four rebounds.Matta said after the game that Williams was held out as a precaution, but could have played if needed.“It’s just been a lingering problem. I felt like we probably needed to hold him out one more night. He told me during the game, ‘Just so you know, I am playing on Wednesday,’” Matta said. “It’s nothing structural or anything like that. We have just been monitoring it and thinking big picture for him.”Senior center Trey McDonald led all players with 14 boards and added eight points in extended minutes with Williams out.Sacred Heart freshman center Filip Nowicki led the Pioneers with 10 points to go along with nine rebounds.The Buckeyes are set to return to action Wednesday against Campbell University. Tip is set for 7 p.m. at the Schottenstein Center. read more

Richard Strauss lured students to private clinic with local advertising

Dr. Richard Strauss opened a private clinic in Columbus in August 1996 just 12 days after he finished working at Ohio State Student Medical Services.Richard Strauss in his Ohio State College of Medicine photograph. Ohio State has interviewed more than 100 former Ohio State athletes with sexual abuse claims against former team physician Richard Strauss. Credit: Courtesy of Ohio StateHowever, even though Strauss was not regularly treating Ohio State students, he still had access to them. Advertisements for “Men’s Clinics of America” ran in several issues of The Lantern, according to the student newspaper’s archives. He also ran ads over local radio, said Brian Garrett, a former nursing student who worked at Strauss’ clinic.The advertisement in The Lantern described his clinic as offering “prompt treatment of common genital/urinary problems,” as well as providing examinations for rashes, lumps, pain/burning, checkups, testing, sexually transmitted diseases and “answers to questions.” It said the clinic had experienced doctors, a male staff and “strict medical confidentiality.”University Provost Bruce McPheron said during the Audit & Compliance Committee meeting on June 7 that investigators had learned about the clinic and knew there were acts of sexual misconduct alleged to have occurred there. The independent investigation, led by the Seattle-based law firm Perkins Coie, has been looking into the hundreds of allegations of sexual abuse against Strauss, who died by suicide in 2005, and whether the university knew about the acts and allowed it to happen. McPheron said the Columbus clinic is part of the investigation because Ohio State students were reportedly treated and abused by Strauss while there.In the advertisement, it said there was a student discount. However, Garrett said when an Ohio State athlete would come in, Strauss would tell Garrett and the other employees that the athlete would receive free treatment and that the treatment was to be kept “off the record.”Garrett said that through those advertisements, he would not only get students to seek treatment, but also to help to run the clinic. “The crazy thing was, is he got OSU students — current OSU students — to run it, help him run it,” Garrett said. “But then he, like I said, he had OSU athletes coming in from teams that he was doing freebie exams with them.”Garrett was recruited by Strauss to work as a “receptionist” for the clinic, and said the office was located at 1350 W. Fifth Ave. The Lantern confirmed Strauss was listed as having owned property at the address from WhitePages.Garrett, who now resides in Powell, Ohio, told The Lantern one of his friends was approached in Larkins Hall — the old recreational facility at the university — by Strauss and was asked about working for him at the clinic. His friend then informed Garrett and another friend about the offer, all of whom accepted.While Garrett said he is not certain other students were abused, Garrett said he was abused by Strauss. He said after complaining of heartburn, Strauss told him to lie down on the exam table. He said Strauss began by pushing on Garrett’s stomach, but then removed his pants and began to closely examine his genitals. After five to 10 minutes, Garrett said he left and never returned to the clinic. Garrett said this had come the same day he was asked to sit in on one of Strauss’ exams of an Ohio State athlete. He described in graphic detail the abuse he witnessed Strauss commit on the athlete.“I just asked him if I had heartburn,” Garrett said, referring to the abuse committed against him by Strauss. “And then shortly after that — I never told anybody — I was like I can’t do this anymore.”The setup of the clinic was unusual compared with most others, Garrett said. The phones were forwarded to the apartments of Garrett and his friends when patients would try to call and schedule appointments, and that “people coming into the office had to be kept secret from the people leaving the office,” Garrett said.“Anytime the phone would ring, we would have to say, ‘Men’s Clinic of America’ and the person would say, ‘Hey, I’m trying to get an appointment for this,’” Garrett said. “And we would write down the appointments and we would tell him how many people called in.”According to documents obtained from the Ohio secretary of state’s office, Strauss’ company was officially incorporated on Aug. 19, 1996 and was dissolved two years later on Aug. 27, 1998.A screenshot of advertisements Dr. Richard Strauss ran for his private clinic found in The Lantern archives. Credit: Lantern FileHe also said Strauss was a part-time physician in student health services from July 1, 1994 until Aug. 7, 1996, but was a professor emeritus at Ohio State until he retired on July 1, 1998.Though it is unclear what Ohio State’s policy on outside practice of medicine was at the time Strauss ran his clinic, current policy forbids any faculty members in the College of Medicine to be “employed by other entities for the practice of medicine.”When asked whether university faculty referred students to Strauss’ clinic, Ohio State spokesman Ben Johnson said the university cannot discuss details of the independent, ongoing investigation. Ohio State is scheduled to provide another update on the Strauss investigation at 10 a.m. during Thursday’s Audit & Compliance Committee meeting.Athletes from 14 different sports have been interviewed and over 200 former students and staff members have talked with investigators about Strauss, the university said in a release on July 20. There are more than 100 former students and student-athletes believed to have been abused by Strauss while he was at the university, and investigators are also looking into whether he abused high school students.The university urges anyone with information pertaining to the investigation to contact investigators at [email protected] read more