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Published: Friday, February 09, 2018 @ 2:52 PM
Updated: Friday, February 09, 2018 @ 2:51 PM
Numerous people have been fired or forced out of jobs in the wake of the widening scandal involving once-renowned gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, who has been ordered to serve decades in prison for molesting some of the sport's top athletes and others as well as child pornography crimes.
The most recent sentencing — his third — was Monday. Nassar worked for both Michigan State and USA Gymnastics, the sport's national governing body. The school and organization are being sued by dozens of women.
As outside investigations continue, more people could lose jobs at the university and elsewhere. Here's a look at some of the individuals or organizations that have been ousted, opted to quit, taken leaves or had ties cut:
MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY
— Lou Anna Simon: The president and school alumna resigned hours after Nassar's Jan. 24 sentencing amid growing pressure from students, lawmakers and some members of the university's governing board. She acknowledged being "the focus of this anger" but has denied any cover-up by the university. The university's governing board last Wednesday hired former Michigan Gov. John Engler as its interim president and another former governor, Jim Blanchard, as an adviser.
— Mark Hollis: The athletic director, also an MSU alumnus, called his departure announced Jan. 26 a retirement, but he, too, had faced pressure to leave. He had been on the job for 10 years. He said he made the choice because of "the scope of everything," adding that he hopes it helps the "healing process."
— Kathie Klages: The former gymnastics coach resigned last year after she was suspended for defending Nassar over the years. Klages is accused of downplaying complaints made by two teens in 1997.
— Brooke Lemmen: The former school doctor resigned last year after learning the university was considering firing her because she didn't disclose that USA Gymnastics was investigating Nassar.
— William Strampel: The former dean of MSU's College of Osteopathic Medicine, who has been named in lawsuits, announced in December that he was taking a leave of absence for medical reasons. University officials said then he would no longer be dean but remains a faculty member. The school announced Friday that it plans to fire Strampel and that it suspended Suresh Mukherji, the chairman of the college's Department of Radiology and chief medical officer of the MSU HealthTeam.
— Valeri Liukin: The coordinator of the women's national team for USA Gymnastics announced Friday that he stepped down, less than 18 months after taking over for Martha Karolyi in September 2016. Liukin said in a statement that while he wanted to help turn the program around, "the present climate causes me, and more importantly my family, far too much stress, difficulty and uncertainty."
— USA Gymnastics confirmed Jan. 26 its entire board of directors would resign as requested by the U.S. Olympic Committee. The USOC had threatened to decertify the gymnastics organization, which besides picking U.S. national teams is the umbrella organization for hundreds of clubs across the country. Three top board members stepped down last month, but the USOC said a wholesale change was needed.
— Steve Penny: The former president and CEO resigned under pressure last March and replaced by Kerry Perry, who took over in December.
TWISTARS GYMNASTICS CLUB
— John Geddert: The owner of the Michigan club was suspended last month by USA Gymnastics and announced his retirement. He was the U.S. women's coach at the 2012 Olympics. Nassar was sentenced Monday to a third prison term of 40 to 125 years for molesting young athletes at the elite training center. Geddert has said he had "zero knowledge" of Nassar's crimes.
Published: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 @ 3:36 AM
Updated: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 @ 12:40 PM
This evening: Clouds will be on the increase with gusty winds. Temperatures will stay in the 70s.
Tonight: Rain will develop, mainly after midnight. A few thunderstorms will be possible. Temperatures will drop into the upper 50s by morning. It will remain breezy.
Wednesday: Rain likely. A rumble of thunder possible early, mainly south. Temperatures will fall through the 50s into the 40s by evening. As temperatures drop, rain may change to freezing rain late at night across the northern Miami Valley.
Thursday: Rain will be around in the morning and may begin as freezing rain, mainly north of I-70. Temperatures will start the day in the lower 30s and climb into the middle 40s. The afternoon should dry out.
Friday: Rain returns. The rain may be heavy at times. It will be milder with highs in the upper 50s. Heavy rain may lead to flooding issues.
Saturday: Rain likely. The rain may be heavy at times. A rumble of thunder will also be possible, mainly south. Heavy rain may lead to flooding issues. It will also become windy at times with highs near 60 degrees.
Sunday: There will likely be rain in the morning with clouds lingering into the afternoon. It will be windy with highs cooling into the middle 50s.
Published: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 @ 2:09 PM
Updated: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 @ 2:47 PM
DAYTON — Dayton police are conducting an investigation after bones were found behind a house on Riverside Drive Tuesday afternoon.
Officers responded to the 1900 block of Riverside Drive around 1:30 p.m. after a caller reported finding four bones while they were removing brush behind a house.
Police said they are not sure what kind of bones were found, and are working to determine if anything suspicious might have occurred.
Published: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 @ 3:31 PM
— The Miami Valley will be a tad more presidential this summer ... allegedly.
Stormy Daniels, the porn star allegedly paid $130,000 to keep quiet about an affair with President Donald Trump, has booked a Aug. 3 and 4 appearance at Diamonds Cabaret, 960 Miamisburg Centerville Road in Washington Twp., Montgomery County.
Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, posted the local stop, one of about a dozen new appearances, on her Twitter page.
New dates added! Here is my updated/latest schedule! pic.twitter.com/cxaMB5VERr— Stormy Daniels (@StormyDaniels) February 19, 2018
Daniels allegedly had an affair with Trump in 2006. The president has denied the affair.
Messages seeking comment were left on Diamonds’ voicemail and via Facebook Messenger.
Published: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 @ 3:04 PM
DAYTON — A $2,500 reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of arrests of anyone involved in the shooting death of a woman shot in front of two children on Friday.
Keyona Murray, 22, died at Miami Valley Hospital after being transported from a home in the 100 block of Lorenz Avenue in Dayton, where she was shot in the head, according to police.
Murray was sitting in the bedroom with her 2-year-old child, 2-year-old nephew and another adult when someone fired numerous gunshots into the house.
Miami Valley Crime Stoppers is offering the reward and said anyone providing tips can remain anonymous.
“We also know that in all likelihood, someone in the community knows who committed this heinous crime, so Miami Valley Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest or arrests of anyone involved,” the organization said in a prepared statement. “Keyona succumbed to her injuries later that night, leaving many to mourn her loss after this senseless act of violence.”