The Ashtabula Star Beacon reports the paper’s sports editor, Dan McCormick, was arrested earlier today and charged the Ashtabula Sheriff’s Department with 2 counts of sexual imposition. Since this is a very serious story, it would be unfair for anyone to suggest it simply provided me with a cheap excuse to post the above video.
McCormack is a 28-year employee of the newspaper, including the past 16 years as sports editor. He also served for many years as a coach of girls’ junior varsity basketball and softball teams.
Publisher Jim Frustere said McCormack’s employment has been terminated, effective immediately.
Editor Neil Frieder said the paper was aware of sexual misconduct allegations involving McCormack after he resigned from a coaching position more than a month ago. Frieder said the paper promptly began an internal investigation.