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OSU Names Michael Drake New President

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UPDATE 4:35 p.m. Ohio State University's new president will earn about $1 million annually in total compensation, or about half of what his predecessor made. The contract for Michael Drake, former chancellor at the University of California-Irvine, includes $800,000 in base pay and $200,000 in deferred annual compensation. The agreement released Friday by Ohio State also… Read More

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Ohio Grapples With Unbeaten Northern Iowa


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The Ohio wrestling team will face its toughest match of the season this weekend when it travels to Northern Iowa’s home mat to take on the undefeated Panthers and South Dakota State. Ohio is in the midst of a three-game win streak after defeating rival Kent State and Buffalo last weekend. They are currently ranked… Read More

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OU Ready to Host Series of Black History Month Events

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The Ohio University Multicultural Center will celebrate Black History Month in February by offering a wide range of entertaining and educational events including guest speakers, film screenings, educational programs and student performances. The month-long celebration was created to recognize the significant achievements and contributions of African-Americans to the world. Scheduled events include: • Feb. 1:… Read More

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Woman Charged After Gagging Granddaughter With Soiled Underwear

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A 54-year-old New Straitsville woman is facing numerous charges in Hocking County Municipal Court after allegedly gagging a child relative with soiled underwear as punishment. Karen Sharpe is being held on a $1.1 million bond on charges of kidnapping, endangering children, assault and domestic violence. Hocking County Sheriff Lanny North said detectives received a complaint… Read More