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‘Collin’s Law’ Signed To Stiffen Hazing Penalties In Ohio

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Tougher criminal penalties for hazing in Ohio will take effect this fall, nearly three years after the death of the college student for whom the law is named. Gov. Mike DeWine signed “Collin’s Law” on Tuesday. It’s named for Collin Wiant, an Ohio University student who died in 2018. Momentum for… Read More

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Collin Wiant’s Mother Backs State, Federal Anti-Hazing Legislation

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The death of 20-year-old Stone Foltz, a Bowling Green State University sophomore who died this month after an alleged fraternity hazing incident, has renewed calls for change at the state and federal level. Kathleen Wiant’s son, Collin, died at an Ohio University off-campus fraternity house in 2018. “For the last weeks of Collin’s… Read More

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Three Convicted in 2018 Death of Ohio University Student

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ATHENS, Ohio — Three of the men indicted in relation to the 2018 hazing-related death of an Ohio University student were convicted on some of the charges against them, according to the Athens County Prosecutor’s Office. Dominic Figliola, 21, of Athens, was found guilty Tuesday of misdemeanor hazing and sentenced to one year of probation…. Read More