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Nature Coast Technical High School teacher suspended pending ethics inquiry


Nature Coast teacher faces ethics inquiry

A teacher and athletics coach at Nature Coast Technical High School has been suspended with pay pending the outcome of an ethics investigation involving a student, the head of the local teachers' union confirmed Tuesday. Ryan Wilson, 29, was suspended last week, said Joe Vitalo, president of the Hernando Classroom Teachers Association. Wilson teaches physical science and personal career development and is assistant coach for the football team and head coach for the girls weight lifting and boys track teams. Vitalo emphasized that the suspension is standard district procedure any time an investigation begins and is not an indication of guilt. He said the inquiry could wrap up this week. The results are made public 10 days after the investigation closes. Heather Martin, the district's executive director for business services, declined to comment Tuesday.

Motor coach rally kicks off at airport

The 29th annual Southeast Area rally of the Family Motor Coach Association kicks off today at the Hernando County Airport, off U.S. 41, south of Brooksville. Public access is 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, Thursday and Friday, and 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Day passes are $7 each; three-day passes are $10; children 12 and younger are admitted free. For information, call (352) 796-0154.


RSVP today to attend 'Super Bowl Sundae'

Today is the deadline for red and pink hatters RSVP for the annual "Super Bowl Sundae" Open House hosted by the Scarlet Belles at Tea, which will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Dairy Queen, 370 Suzanne Drive, off Commercial Way. Women who wear their colors will receive 25 percent off their sundaes. Women who are not Red Hatters are also welcome. E-mail sherry at or call (727) 863-7724.

Today's meetings

Spring Hill Fire Rescue Commission, 9 a.m., 3445 Bob Hartung Court, Spring Hill.

Hernando County Port Authority Board, 7 p.m., Linda Pedersen Park at Jenkins Creek, recreation building, 6340 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach.

Today's picks

Art reception for Dee Dee Seruga: 5-7 p.m., Easy Street Home Decor, 100 N Brooksville Ave., Brooksville. (352) 848-0177.

Beginning line dance classes: 1:30 -2:30 p.m., SNPJ/Suncoast Dance and Party Center, 13383 County Line Road, Spring Hill. $3. Eileen, (352) 799-6616.

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