COLUMBUS, OH – NOVEMBER 26: A general view of Ohio Stadium prior to the game between the Michigan Wolverines and Ohio State Buckeyes on November 26, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)Urban Meyer remains on paid administrative leave as Ohio State continues its investigation into how Meyer handled assault allegations against his former assistant Zach Smith. The investigation began after Brett McMurphy’s report alleging Meyer knew of the allegations following Meyer’s dismissal of the allegations at Big Ten Media Days.Ohio State announced a two-week timeline for the investigation, which started nearly two weeks ago. A decision from the investigative committee is likely to come soon.In a recent interview with WOSU, university president Michael Drake was asked if athletic director Gene Smith is also under investigation. Drake doesn’t appear to be getting briefed by the investigative committee.Here’s his comment. “I don’t know all the questions they’re asking or what they’re going about. I’m waiting until they come forward and then we’ll try to use that information the best way we can,” he said.Ohio State president Michael Drake asked by @WOSU Thursday if AD Gene Smith is also under investigation: “I don’t know all the questions they’re asking or what they’re going about. I’m waiting until they come forward & then we’ll try to use that information the best way we can”— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) August 17, 2018Drake was also asked about a potential timeline for the investigation. The Ohio State president responded the investigation “will be finished when it is finished.”Ohio State set the initial deadline for Sunday, but that appears to be a working timeline.Stay tuned for more.
The Department of Natural Resources will host three woodlotevents in September and October to recognize the provincial andregional winners of the Nova Scotia Woodlot Owner of the Yearaward. “Field days are a wonderful opportunity for the public to enjoythe outdoors while seeing the results of good forest managementpractices on private woodlots,” said Natural Resources MinisterRichard Hurlburt. “The Department is pleased to recognize theextra thought and care that all nominees for the Woodlot Owner ofthe Year award have put into their woodlands.” Richard Irving, of Baxters Harbour, Kings Co., is the 2003provincial winner and winner of the western regional title. Afield day will be held Saturday, Oct. 4 on his woodlot. The day’s activities will include displays and demonstrations ofsmall-scale equipment. Tours of the woodlot will show specialwildlife corridors as well as harvesting and silviculture workthat Mr. Irving has done himself. For more information contactBruce Carter at 902-584-2229 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org . The eastern region winner is Phillip Clark of Brophy, AntigonishCo. A field day is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 6 on hiswoodlot. For more information contact Tim Bailey at 902-863-7373or by e-mail at email@example.com . David Meehan of Rawdon Gold Mines, Hants Co., is the centralregion winner. A field day will be held on his woodlot onSaturday, Sept. 13. For more information contact Don Cameron at902-893-5629 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org . Admission to these events is free and open to the public. Formore information contact Dale Glennie at 902-424-5444 or by e-mail at email@example.com .