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Ohio State Announces Plan To Resume In-Person Classes This Fall

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WOSU) — Ohio State University will be returning to in-person classes for part of the fall semester, under a plan announced by university president Michael Drake on Wednesday. Ohio State will hold the first day of autumn classes on Tuesday, Aug. 25, and on-campus instruction will run through Wednesday, Nov. 25. After Thanksgiving break,… Read More

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Authorities Seek Franklin Co. Uber Driver Indicted for Rape

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Authorities are searching for an Ohio ride-sharing driver charged with raping a female passenger. The Franklin County Prosecutor’s Office in Columbus said Friday 28-year-old Abdirizak Abdullahi Aden has been indicted on one count of rape. The Uber driver is accused of sexually assaulting a 24-year-old woman in April. Prosecutor Ron O’Brien… Read More

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Fired TV Weatherman Pleads Not Guilty to Child Porn Charges

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former television weatherman accused of downloading pornographic images depicting children has pleaded not guilty in Ohio to four child pornography-related charges. Sixty-year-old Mike Davis pleaded not guilty Monday in Columbus to counts of pandering sexually-oriented matter involving a minor. The indictment alleges Davis downloaded and emailed to himself videos and… Read More

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City Denies Vice Cops Violated Rights of Strip Club Dancers

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s capital city argues a federal court should dismiss a lawsuit by strip club dancers who allege malicious prosecution by two Columbus officers from a since-disbanded vice unit. Six women allege Kahoots Gentlemen’s Club was targeted in retaliation for firing a bouncer who claimed to work with police. The women were… Read More

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Craft Beer, Drag Queens Used to Boost Ohio LGBTQ Turnout

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A nonpartisan coalition seeking to boost turnout among Ohio’s LGBTQ voters in 2020 is launching a campaign that pairs voter registration with drag queens and craft beer. Craft the Vote kicks off Thursday at Land-Grant Brewing Company. Similar events will follow at craft breweries around the state. Organizer Brad Henry said… Read More

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Fired Ohio TV Weatherman Indicted on Child Porn Charges

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A former television weatherman in Ohio has been indicted on charges related to what prosecutors say were downloaded pornographic images depicting children. Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said the charges in Wednesday’s indictment against 60-year-old Mike Davis involve the four “most egregious images” of children engaged in sexual activity. O’Brien said… Read More

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Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Over Fatal Ohio Police Shooting

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a wrongful death lawsuit against police in Ohio’s capital city over the 2016 shooting of a man by undercover officers. Columbus police say 23-year-old Henry Green, who was black, ignored commands by two white officers to drop his gun during the incident. Court documents and depositions… Read More

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Chief Recommends Firing 2 Officers in Stormy Daniels Arrest

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The interim police chief in Ohio’s capital city is recommending two officers from the department’s now-disbanded vice unit be fired for their roles in an undercover strip club operation last year that resulted in the arrest of porn actress Stormy Daniels. An internal investigation focused on allegations that Columbus officers who… Read More