COLUMBUS, OH – SEPTEMBER 12: Head Coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes rallies his team during the pregame warmups before taking on Hawaii at Ohio Stadium on September 12, 2015 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)Last month, Ohio State freshman defensive back Marcus Hooker was arrested for DUI. Today, Urban Meyer announced Hooker’s punishment.Hooker will be suspended for the season opener against Oregon State on Sept. 1. The three-star recruit will be eligible to play starting in Week 2 against Rutgers.Hooker, a New Castle, Pa. native, was arrested by Neshannock Township police on in late June.“Marcus James Hooker, 18, of New Castle, by Neshannock Township police with driving under the influence, disregarding traffic lane, careless driving, no rear lights and purchase of alcoholic beverage by a minor,” read the original report.Ohio State safety Marcus Hooker will be suspended for the first game of the season after his DUI arrest this summer.— Dan Hope (@Dan_Hope) July 24, 2018Hooker was the 60th-rated cornerback and 20th-rated player in Pennsylvania in the 2018 class, according to 247Sports’ Composite Rankings. He will begin his OSU career at safety.The 6-foot, 185-pound Hooker is the younger brother of former Ohio State star and current Indianapolis Colts defensive back Malik Hooker.Ohio State’s season opener against Oregon State is set for noon ET at Ohio Stadium.The game will be televised on ABC.
More than 300,000 Nova Scotia property owners will have a chance to review their proposed 2007 assessments, now that notices are in the mail. The proposed notices were sent to owners of properties whose assessments are expected to increase by more than three per cent in 2007, and are based on Jan. 1, 2005 market value. Proposed notices allow property owners to make inquiries about their proposed assessment before the formal assessment notice is sent in January. In the western region, which includes Hants West, Kings, Annapolis, and Digby counties, the total proposed combined value of 2007 commercial and residential property assessments is almost $6.6 billion, up almost 5.4 per cent from 2006. Residential proposed assessments in the west are showing a total increase of 5.9 per cent, while commercial proposed assessments are up over four per cent. The most common reason for an increase in a residential assessment is that the value of a property increased as a result of a strong real estate market. Assessments also change when renovations or additions are done to a property. All properties in Nova Scotia are assessed at market value. Nova Scotia property owners can check their 2007 proposed assessment online by going to www.nsassessment.ca and clicking on online property assessment information. “Sending Nova Scotia property owners their proposed assessment in June, means that they can talk to us and get information about their property assessment before the formal assessment notice is sent in January,” said Tannis Seewald, acting regional director for the western regional assessment office. “This year, the information will also help property owners decide if they will apply for the 2007 CAP Assessment Program.” The CAP Assessment Program is designed to help protect property owners from sudden and dramatic increases in market value by placing a limit or “cap” on the amount of taxable assessment increase on eligible properties. Property owners who qualified for the program in the past need not reapply. Applications are available online at www.nsassessment.ca/cap , by calling 1-800-667-5727, or at any assessment office, municipal tax office, Access Nova Scotia Centre or registry of deeds. “We encourage property owners to call us or visit our website if they have any questions about their preliminary assessment or need further information about the CAP Program,” she added.