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Two More Defendants Plead Guilty In Hazing Death

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — The last of the former Ohio University students involved in the death of a fraternity pledge have plead guilty. Collin Wiant died on November 12, 2018 during what is being considered a hazing incident for the Sigma Pi fraternity. Nine men were charged in connection with Wiant’s death. According to a… Read More

Study: Meigs, Jackson, Hocking Counties Have Ohio’s Highest Suicide Rates

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ATHENS (WOUB) — A new study released in partnership with Ohio University shows suicide rates rising in Ohio, and the highest rates occurring in Southeast Ohio. The study was conducted by Orman Hall, executive in residence for OU’s College of Health Sciences and Professions, and The Ohio Alliance for Innovation in Population Health. The analysis… Read More

Ohio University Names Interim LGBT Center Director

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Editor’s Note: delfin bautista uses the pronoun they/their and does not capitalize their name. ATHENS — Ohio University has named Tyrone Carr as interim director of the LGBT Center, just shy of a week after removing delfin baustista as director. “I have dedicated my life’s work to promoting a positive culture that celebrates difference, challenges prejudice and ensures… Read More

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OU Student Charged With Rape

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ATHENS — An Ohio University student is charged with rape and abduction after holding a woman down in his car at the Athens parking garage. Mohammed Al Mashrafi Nasser, 23, of Home Street, was taken into custody by Athens police officers on Wednesday evening. Nasser had an initial appearance in Athens County Municipal Court on… Read More