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April 30, 2014

A Don McCormack column: Meyer, Hood will be returning

Paying another visit to the variety store...

Going camping

You can take the men out of the area, but you can’t take the area out of the men — at least in the case of Urban Meyer and Dean Hood.

Meyer, the head football coach at Ohio State, and Hood, the head football coach at Eastern Kentucky, will return to their roots this summer to give back once again.

The third annual Urban Meyer-Dean Hood Youth Football Camp will be held Wednesday, July 2 at the Spire Institute in Harpersfield Township.

ESPN 970 WFUN, led by Hood’s high school teammate, Dana Schulte, in conjunction with Doctor William A. Seeds of Seeds Orthopedics & Sports Medicine and All-Star Physical Therapy, are at the fore once again in the camp being held.

Once again, this opportunity for all students who will be in grades 1 through 8 in the fall of 2014 is free of charge. The camp will run from 9 a.m. to noon.

As has been the case for the first two camps, space will be limited and registration will be required.

According to Dave Miller, operations manager for Media One Group, the company that owns ESPN 970 WFUN and is plethora of sister stations, the first round of signups will be Wednesday, May 7 at the Pizza Hut in Ashtabula, located at 1951 W. Prospect Road. That signup session will be held from 5-7 p.m.

One the day of the camp — July 2 — parents are asked to check their youngsters in at the banquet center entrance at Spire Institute, beginning at 8 a.m.  

More details about the camp, including more signup opportunities, will be announced in the coming weeks, according to Miller.

Dept. of corrections

Brandon Easton is a hard-throwing southpaw who is now in his second spring training with the Minnesota Twins in Fort Meyers, Fla.

What he is not, however, is 22 years old, as some ink-stained wretch (blush) listed him in an update on his adventures in Twins camp that appeared on these pages in our Monday edition.

Easton was born on Sept. 21, 1992, in Rome, the son of Bryan and Debra Easton, which does indeed make him 21 years old.

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