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SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio tourism board tweet meant to promote a Father's Day deal in the Lake Erie town of Sandusky instead directed followers to news about the sex abuse trial of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.
The tweet was sent out this week by the Lake Erie Shores & Islands tourism office. It included the hash tag “Sandusky”.
Hash tags are created by Twitter users to help others find tweets on specific topics.
Anyone who clicked on the “Sandusky” hash tag got the latest updates from the Pennsylvania trial, not the town known for its waterfront location and the Cedar Point amusement park.
Tourism office director Joan Van Offeren says they won't be using the Sandusky hash tag again until well after the trial ends.
Bob Costas somehow managed to secure a phone interview with Jerry Sandusky on NBC's new newsmagazine show, Rock Center this evening, and he did as good a job one could have done under such bizarre circumstances. He also, it should be noted, managed to include the phrase “slap-slap-slapping” on national television. The interview is as uncomfortable and surreal as we could have imagined, especially since Sandusky's lawyer, Joe Amendola not only agreed to the arrangement, but also sat down with Costas for the talk. Sandusky, when asked if he was a pedophile, told Costas “no”/Emma Carmichael, Dead Spin. More here. (AP file photo of Jerry Sandusky on Penn State sidelines in 1999)
Question: Have you seen the Costas' interview w/Sandusky? Reaction?
Penn State fan Gary Buck of West Grove, Pa., hugs a statue of former Penn State head coach Joe Paterno at Beaver Stadium before the football game between University of Nebraska and Penn State on Saturday in State College, Pa. Penn State is playing for the first time in decades without former head coach Joe Paterno, after he was fired in the wake of a child sex abuse scandal involving a former assistant coach. (AP photo, The Omaha World-Herald, Rebecca S. Gratz)
Question: This photo sickens me. How about you?
Penn State students flip a television news van during a riot after it was announced that Joe Paterno would no longer be head coach of Penn State football on Wednesday. Story of Paterno firing here. (AP Photo/Michael Henninger - Post-Gazette)
Question: Did the Penn State Board of Trustees do the right thing by firing long-time Coach Joe Paterno rather than allow him to ride out the season gracefully and retire at the end?
In this Nov. 6, 2010, file photo, Penn State football coach Joe Paterno is carried off the field by his players after getting his 400th collegiate win, a 38-21 victory over Northwestern, in State College, Pa. Paterno say he plans to retire at the end of the season, his long and illustrious career brought down because he failed to do all he could about an allegation of child sex abuse against a former assistant. Story here. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
Question: Should Penn State ask Joe Paterno to step down now? Or would it be doing the right thing by allowing the legendary coach to complete the season and then retire?