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The cases will be heard on April 28.


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This week's edition of The OUtlet.


Ohio University is being sued in federal court by a student who claims he should not have been suspended for texts he sent to a female student. He disputes OU's finding that the texts constituted sexual harassment.

Video courtesy of WCMH-TV.


A former Ohio University faculty member who is suing OU is asking a federal court to decide the case is his favor because the university was one day late in filing a response to the lawsuit.

Attorneys for OU called the request "frivolous."

UPDATE 8:10 a.m.: Ohio University’s Athens Campus is closed Thursday, March 5 until 5 p.m. due to severe winter weather which included heavy snowfall overnight, causing the Athens County Sheriff to declare a Level 3 snow emergency at 6:25 a.m. Thursday, March 5.

An Albany man is in custody following a police chase through portions of Meigs County on Tuesday afternoon.

Thomas A. Brooks, 46, of McVey Road, Albany, was arrested after a nearly five-hour foot pursuit through the woods after a vehicle chase earlier in the day. 

The House of Delegates has overridden a veto of an abortion ban 20 weeks after conception.

The House voted 77-16 on the override Wednesday. The Senate hasn't acted yet. Overriding policy vetoes requires a simple majority.

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says the manufacturer of a drug overdose antidote will provide rebates for public agencies buying the drug over the next year.

Update 10:17 a.m.

The Ohio Department of Transportation District 10 says it is focusing on clearing priority routes across the district snow continues to fall across the region.

CITY OF ATHENS NOTICE - Due to the National Weather Service winter storm warning, the statewide tornado drill originally scheduled for Wednesday, March 4 has been postponed. 

Prospective Ohio drivers would see added training requirements and the Bureau of Motor Vehicles would be allowed to accept credit and debit cards under a state transportation budget that easily cleared the Ohio House on Tuesday.