Police updated details to a deadly crash Monday night. 33-year old Gordon Hall from Beamsville was ejected from the vehicle after a crash on the QEW in Niagara Falls. He was then run over by another vehicle that didn’t stop. Hall’s Father said that just as Gord was turning things around, his life was cut short.Gordon Hall, or Gord as many called him is being remembered by his Father as a Son who was trying his best to make his life better. A recovering drug addict, Gord had a job opportunity in Niagara Falls and was temporarily living with his Father William and Step-mother Joanne in Beamsville.William Hall said: “He was very good hearted. Would help anybody, made me proud.”But Gord was killed in Niagara Falls Monday night on the QEW at McLeod Road. Derrick Burgess of Grimsby spoke with CHCH News on the phone. Derrick was a passenger in the car and Gord’s long-time friend. When the car crashed, Derrick says he and Gord were thrown from the Buick Allure. Neither of them were wearing seatbelts. Gord’s on and off girlfriend Terry Nicholson of Hamilton was driving.Derrick says Terry had been drinking alcohol. Terry and Gord were arguing in the speeding vehicle. As Terry became more upset, her driving became more erratic. Derrick says he asked Terry to stop the car and let him out, then suddenly the car crashed.”Derrick says he was lying in the ditch and saw another car run over Gord. The car did not stop. The Ontario Provincial Police want to talk to that driver.William said: “I hope the driver comes forward who ran him over. That bothers me that they wouldn’t stop.”He feels like his heart is in pieces. “Come to grips. Can’t believe he’s gone eh?”The Ministry of Transportation had to repair the damage to the highway where the crash happened. As the Halls prepare to bury their son, the driver, Terry Nicholson, is in hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Derrick Burgess says he’s been released with some bumps and bruises and is ok. Police are asking any witnesses to the crash to come forward. They would like to speak to the driver who hit Gord and didn’t stop. read more

OSU coach Urban Meyer during the spring game on April 16 at Ohio Stadium. Credit: Lantern File PhotoThe Ohio State community was shocked yesterday by an accusation against new defensive coordinator Greg Schiano. The new coach, according to a testimony by former Penn State assistant Mike McQueary, knew about and even witnessed abuse toward young boys by the Nittany Lions former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky.Schiano publicly has denied the claims since word reached major media outlets, and today the one-time Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach gained a big name on his side: OSU coach Urban Meyer.Meyer addressed the issue after playing in the Marathon Classic Buckeye Broadband Pro-Am at Highland Meadows Golf Club. He claimed he has known about the issue for an extended period of time now, but he does not feel things should turn into a controversy.“There’s no issue as far as I am concerned,” Meyer said while talking to columnist Dave Briggs of the Toledo Blade.McQueary’s testimony during a jury hearing lead to the current discussions. Former Penn State assistant coach and defensive coordinator Tom Bradley has also been put under scrutiny by the testimony.According to McQueary, Schiano spoke to Bradley, saying he had witnessed Sandusky engage in inappropriate acts with a minor.Schiano has over 20 years of coaching experience, serving as the head coach at Rutgers University from 2001 to 2011, and with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 2012 to 2013.Sandusky is currently serving a 30 to 60 year sentence on 45 counts of child abuse. read more