Catch up on a few things you missed over the weekend while pondering the fact that the city will greet Oct. 1 with 90-plus degree temperatures tomorrow
Another weekend, another ho-hum, steamrolling victory by the Ohio State Buckeyes, which turned the Nebraska Cornhuskers into corn mash on Saturday, piling it on in en route to a 48-7 victory in Lincoln. Up next for the No. 4 ranked Bucks is the season’s first real test: a clash with the 25th ranked Michigan State Spartans at the Shoe on Saturday, Oct. 5.
The Columbus Crew closed out a disappointing season with a 2-0 victory over the second place Philadelphia Union, which at least sent fans off with a sense of hope entering into what is sure to be a defining offseason for the team. In addition to breaking ground on a new Arena District stadium, the roster itself could also enter some serious reconstruction, which our Crew columnist Chris DeVille detailed in his most recent column.
In case you missed it, following our report on claims of sexual misconduct made against Opera Project Columbus Music Director Alessandro Siciliani, the organization released the following statement to 10TV:
“We take seriously the concerns that have been raised by several members of Opera Project Columbus and have conducted an internal investigation in collaboration with outside legal counsel. The atmosphere that has been described is not acceptable to us. The board has agreed to address these matters with the music director and to make our expectations for his conduct clear and unequivocal. We also are working with our new executive director to address operational changes to align our operations with these expectations. We are dedicated to producing a quality arts experience for our patrons while also ensuring a positive and productive work environment for our artists."
On social media, local poet Maggie Smith shared that, over the weekend, the Mountain Goats John Darnielle read her poem “Good Bones” from the stage in Philadelphia on Saturday and then played unreleased song “Picture of My Dress,” which Darnielle wrote last year after Smith tweeted about wanting to take her wedding dress on a cross-country road trip following her divorce, photographing it along the way.
Ohio politician, unrepentant Trump sycophant and longtime Alive favorite Jim Jordan was back on the air over the weekend, this time getting his keister handed to him by CNN anchor Jake Tapper, of all people. You can watch the exchange in its entirety below.