Saturday, May 25 2013 3:56 PM EDT2013-05-25 19:56:48 GMT
The 2013 Taste of Cincinnati is set for Memorial Day Weekend. On Wednesday, organizers will announce the 2013 Best of Taste winners from local restaurants, the entertainment schedule and more details. TheFull Story >
The 35th edition of the Taste of Cincinnati kicked off Saturday. Local restaurants ladle up the food, fun and festivities over Memorial Day weekend: Saturday and Sunday, May 25 and 26, from noon to midnight, and Monday, May 27, from noon to 9 p.m.Full Story >
Saturday, May 25 2013 3:30 PM EDT2013-05-25 19:30:04 GMT
A large fire is burning at a fraternity house at Miami University in Oxford. The fire struck the Fiji house at 130 East High Street around midnight, sending smoke and flames into the air.In addition toFull Story >
A large fire burned a fraternity house at Miami University in Oxford early Saturday morning. The fire struck the Fiji house at 130 East High Street around midnight, sending smoke and flames into the air.Full Story >
Wednesday, November 9 2011 11:32 AM EST2011-11-09 16:32:53 GMT
Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno released a statement Wednesday announcing he will retire at the end of the season.Full Story >
(RNN) - Prior to sanctions issued by the NCAA against Penn State on Monday, Joe Paterno, who coached the team for 46 years, was the winningest Division I football with 409 victories.
Now the title is held by former Florida State coach Bobby Bowden with 377 major-college wins. Paterno is now credited with 298.
Eddie Robinson, the late Grambling State coach has the overall NCAA Division I record with 408 wins.
Sanctions imposed by the NCAA on Monday have crippled the Penn State football program with fines, loss of scholarships and erasure of 111 wins from 1998 to 2011.
The year 1998 was selected for vacating the wins because it was the first known year Sandusky sexually abused a child on Penn State campus. It also was the first known year the school failed to report the abuse.
"The sanctions announced by the NCAA today defame the legacy and contributions of a great coach and educator without any input from our family or those who knew him best," the Paterno family said in a statement.
Mike McQueary is now the last Penn State quarterback to record an official Nittany Lions win on Nov. 22, 1997, according to ESPN.
McQueary is the assistant coach who found former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky in the showers with a young boy and reported the incident to Paterno.
Fines in excess of $60 million will be levied against Pennsylvania State University, but the school's football program will not receive the "death penalty," which would have suspended the program for at least one year.
Speaking from Indianapolis, NCAA President Mark Emmert said Penn State will be punished with severe penalties, including scholarship losses and postseason sanctions.
The sanctions include:
A $60 million fine on the university with the funds going to the establishment of an endowment that will serve the victims of child sexual abuse across the country. The amount is the equivalent to one year of gross earnings for the football team.
A ban from post-season play and bowl participation for four years.
The program will be on probation for five years.
Scholarships will be reduced from 25 to 15 per year for four years.
The NCAA is vacating all wins from 1998 to 2011.
The NCAA reserves the right to initiate a formal investigation on individuals after the conclusion of any criminal proceedings.
Penn State agreed to the penalties.
"There is no action that we can take that will remove their pain and anguish," Emmert said during a Monday morning news conference. "Football will never be placed ahead of educating, nurturing and protecting young people."
The punishment comes in the wake of the child abuse sex scandal involving former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, who was convicted last month on 45 criminal charges for abusing 10 young boys.
"The fundamental chapter of this horrific story should focus on the innocent children and the powerful people who let them down," Ed Ray said, the chairman of the executive committee and Oregon State's president.
As for the Nittany Lion football team, any incoming or current players will be allowed to transfer to another program as long as they are eligible.
Football players also will be allowed to remain enrolled at Penn State - regardless if he plays football or not - and retain his scholarship as long as he meets academic requirements.
The school commissioned former FBI director Louis Freeh to independently investigate the university's role in the Sandusky scandal. The Freeh report showed four top Penn State officials were responsible for failing to stop the abuse, including the university's president, vice president and athletic director.
Paterno also was found to be one of the top officials covering for Sandusky.
Emmert said the NCAA did not conduct its own investigation because the Freeh report was more comprehensive than any investigation they would be able to conduct. Freeh and his investigators interviewed more than 450 people and examined millions of documents including emails.
Emmert also said that the NCAA did not want to conduct an investigation and be confused with or get in the way of the criminal investigation.
However, Emmert said that the "NCAA reserves the right to initiate a formal investigation on individuals after the conclusion of any criminal proceedings."
The new Penn State coach, Bill O'Brien, issued a statement after the sanctions were issued, reaffirming his commitment to the football program.
"Working together, the path ahead will not be easy. But it is necessary, just, and will bring a better future."
The sanctions come one day after Penn State removed a 900-pound bronze statue of Paterno, six months after the legendary coach died of lung cancer at age 85.
Sandusky, whose legal team plans to appeal the convictions, is expected to be sentenced in September.
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Penn State Coach Bill O'BrienToday we receive a very harsh penalty from the NCAA and as Head Coach of the Nittany Lions football program, I will do everything in my power to not only comply, but helpFull Story >
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Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was indicted on sex abuse charges in a shocking case that involves the alleged abuse of boys as young as 10.Full Story >
Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was indicted on sex abuse charges in a shocking case that involves the alleged abuse of boys as young as 10. The scandal-laden case led to the resignation of three school officials, as well as its storied coach, Joe Paterno, who died of cancer Jan. 22.Full Story >
Saturday, May 25 2013 5:44 PM EDT2013-05-25 21:44:27 GMT
BARDSTOWN, KY (WAVE) - K-9 Officer Jason Ellis, 33, was shot and killed on the ramp of Exit 34 from the Bluegrass Parkway to Highway 55 in Nelson County early Saturday morning. A 911 call from a womanFull Story >
K-9 officer Jason Ellis, 33, was the first Bardstown police officer killed in the line of duty.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:31 PM EDT2013-05-22 02:31:55 GMT
The claim that the ongoing IRS scandal is limited to low level employees is falling apart. The six Cincinnati workers we have identified, who sent scrutinizing letters to conservative groups with wordsFull Story >
The claim that the ongoing IRS scandal is limited to low level employees is falling apart. Full Story >
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:17 PM EDT2013-05-24 02:17:47 GMT
Heads are starting to roll at the IRS. A day after pleading the 5th and refusing to testify before Congress, Lois Lerner, the IRS Director of Tax Exempt Organizations was placed on administrative leaveFull Story >
A day after pleading the 5th and refusing to testify before Congress, Lois Lerner, the IRS Director of Tax Exempt Organizations was placed on administrative leave Thursday. We have learned more about Lois Lerner's connections to Cindy Thomas, the highest ranking Cincinnati employee in this IRS division.Full Story >
The Village of Morrow: 2013 Memorial Day Parade Monday, May 27, 2013 Participants must line up at 10 a.m. at the former Morrow Elementary School located on Pike St., the parade is to start at 11 a.m. ContactFull Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 10:11 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:11:14 GMT
A pedestrian was hit and killed Friday evening in College Hill. Authorities say it happened at the intersection of Hamilton Avenue and North Bend Road, a larger intersection in the area, around 9 p.m. TheFull Story >
A pedestrian was hit and killed Friday evening in College Hill. Authorities say it happened at the intersection of Hamilton Avenue and North Bend Road, a larger intersection in the area, around 9 p.m.Full Story >
Monday, May 6 2013 1:29 PM EDT2013-05-06 17:29:07 GMT
A man charged with public indecency is expected to appear in court. Police say 36-year-old Jason Fletcher and Laura Oditt engaged in sexual conduct in a public place. The location is not named in courtFull Story >
A man charged with public indecency is expected to appear in court.Full Story >