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OSU Doctor Gives Tips For Best Home Ventilation To Mitigate COVID-19

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Gov. Mike DeWine (R-Ohio) is rolling out updated guidelines for businesses and organizations to operate in the colder months to come and medical experts are sharing advise on how people can prepare for indoor visits that can still mitigate the spread of the coronavirus. Dr. Mark Weir is director of… Read More

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Big Ten Will Resume College Football Season In October

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WOSU) — Ohio State football is coming back in October. In a reversal from last month, the Big Ten presidents voted unanimously to resume the football season starting the weekend of Oct. 23-24, 2020. The conference announced Wednesday that each team will have an eight-game schedule. Along with a return date, the conference also set requirements for… Read More

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Big Ten Cancels Fall Football Season, But Could Still Play In Spring

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WOSU) —The Big Ten Conference has canceled the fall football season for the first time in its 125-year history, along with all other fall sports. But the conference may still pursue a season this spring. “As time progressed and after hours of discussion with our Big Ten Task Force for Emerging Infectious Diseases… Read More

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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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Judge Unpauses Litigation Over Sex Abuse By Ohio State Doctor

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge has partly unpaused litigation against Ohio State University over decades-old sexual abuse by a team doctor, while noting mediation toward possible settlements should continue as the lawsuits proceed. More than 350 men sued the school for failing to stop Richard Strauss during the late doctor’s tenure, but much… Read More

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Ohio State Reaches Settlements with Half of Richard Strauss Accusers

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Ohio State University announced that it’s reached a monetary settlement with some of the men who have alleged sexual abuse by longtime doctor Richard Strauss. Officials said in press release Friday that the school has settled with plaintiffs in 11 of the 18 lawsuits, which accuse the school of knowing about and ignoring decades of abuse by… Read More

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Ohio State Football Players Arrested for Rape, Kidnapping

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Two Ohio State University football players are jailed on kidnapping and rape charges for an alleged assault last week. Senior defensive back Amir Riep and redshirt senior linebacker/safety Jahsen Wint were booked into the Franklin County Jail early Wednesday morning. According to an affidavit filed by Columbus Police with the Franklin County Municipal Court, Riep… Read More

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Ohio State Says Fiscal 2019 Record Year for Research

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio State University says it had a record-breaking year for research in fiscal 2019 with nearly $930 million in research expenditures, representing a 6.2% increase from the previous year. The university reported the numbers as part of its submission to the National Science Foundation’s Higher Education Research and Development Survey, which… Read More

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Men Alleging Sex Abuse by Ohio State Doc to Address Trustees

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Several of the 300-plus men alleging decades-old sexual misconduct by a team doctor are expected to address Ohio State trustees Thursday and urge the university to do more to take responsibility for what happened. The Board of Trustees agreed to hear from the men, as it did a year ago, but… Read More

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Medical Board Taking Longer to Review Sex Misconduct Cases

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The State Medical Board of Ohio says it will need to work past an original February deadline to finish reviewing about 2,000 closed cases of alleged sexual misconduct or impropriety by doctors. The board is trying to determine whether any of those cases from the past 25 years involved evidence of… Read More

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New Suit Claims Ohio State Doc Raped Wrestler, Abused Minors

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The latest federal lawsuit against Ohio State over two decades of alleged sexual abuse by a now-deceased team doctor means nearly 300 men are listed plaintiffs in the matter. Forty-three plaintiffs filed a new case Thursday, including a wrestler alleging Richard Strauss raped him and two men alleging they were sexually… Read More

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Talks Resume in Lawsuits Over Sex Abuse by Ohio State Doctor

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Lawyers are resuming mediation toward a potential settlement in lawsuits against Ohio State by men who collectively allege two decades of sexual misconduct by a now-deceased team doctor. Nearly 250 men are plaintiffs in about a dozen lawsuits against the university over its mishandling of Richard Strauss. The plaintiffs’ lawyers say… Read More

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Ohio State Shares New Crime Data on Doc, Task Force Details

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — About 1,500 instances of decades-old sexual misconduct by a now-deceased Ohio State team doctor were reported last year and this year, the university disclosed Tuesday. It also revealed that the members of its new task force to help address sexual misconduct on college campuses include experts, such as the man who… Read More

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Ohio Medical Board Failed To Act On Evidence Of Abuse By Richard Strauss

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The Ohio Medical Board had credible evidence of sexual misconduct by longtime Ohio State doctor Richard Strauss in 1996 but didn’t inform law enforcement, a review by a state working group found. Gov. Mike DeWine established the working group in May specifically to review State Medical Board records from a 1996 investigation into Strauss, which ultimately resulted… Read More

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Did Board Properly Handle Investigation of Accused Doctor?

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Officials plan to share findings about whether the State Medical Board properly handled a 1996 investigation involving an Ohio State University team doctor now accused of sexually abusing young men for two decades before that investigation. Findings on the handling of the investigation will be provided Friday. The investigation details have remained… Read More

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300-plus Accusers in Ohio State Doctor Scandal

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Lawyers for men suing Ohio State University over decades-old alleged sexual misconduct by a team doctor say the growing number of accusers has topped 300. Totals confirmed to The Associated Press put the group’s size in the same ballpark as the initial wave of plaintiffs who got $425 million from Michigan… Read More

Ohio State to Aid Farmers Needing Emotional, Financial Help

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University is creating a new way to help farmers dealing with the stress and strain of keeping their farms running. It’s called the Rural and Farm Stress Task Force. The university says the task force will help connect farmers with specialists who can help them learn more about keeping their businesses… Read More

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Ohio State University Seeks to Trademark the Word ‘The’

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University wants to trademark the word “The” when used as part of the school’s name on university merchandise. The Columbus Dispatch reports the school submitted a trademark application this month to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The application requests a standard character trademark for the title “The Ohio… Read More

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OSU Women’s Hoops Assistant Resigns Amid NCAA Investigation

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State says an assistant women’s basketball coach has resigned amid an investigation into NCAA rules violations. In his resignation letter dated Friday, associate head coach Patrick Klein said, “I’ve been made aware that in some instances, my communications with some student-athletes may have been too informal or in some cases… Read More

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Audit: OSU Unit Didn’t Report 57 Possible Felonies

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An audit has found an Ohio State University center intended to support sexual assault survivors failed to report 57 potential felonies to law enforcement as legally required during the three years it was open. The school closed its Sexual Civility and Empowerment unit in June 2018 after finding workers didn’t properly… Read More

More Former Athletes Sue Ohio State Over Sex Abuse By Doctor

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – More former football players and other ex-athletes are suing Ohio State over allegations that they were sexual assaulted by a university doctor during exams decades ago. Like at least six other pending federal lawsuits, the case filed Monday says school officials knew about concerns but failed to stop Richard Strauss. The… Read More

Ohio State Reviewing Past Donations from Jeffrey Epstein

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio State University says it is reviewing donations it received from financier Jeffrey Epstein who’s now facing sex trafficking charges involving underage girls. The university said in a statement Tuesday that Epstein’s private foundation anonymously donated $2.5 million to Ohio State in 2007. The money along with a donation from the… Read More

Ex-trainer Sues Ohio State Over Sexual Misconduct by Doctor

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A former Ohio State student athletic trainer has joined ex-athletes and other alumni alleging the university knew about and should have stopped the team doctor now accused of sexually abusing young men throughout two decades there. Michael Heifferon’s lawsuit this week cites two instances when he sought medical treatment from Dr…. Read More

Ex-Students Want Ohio State to Answer for Abuse

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Update 12:52 p.m. Former Ohio State University students who say they were sexually abused by a campus doctor say it’s time for administrators to take responsibility. Results from a yearlong investigation released Friday say that the doctor sexually abused at least 177 male students and that numerous university personnel at the time knew about complaints…. Read More

Ohio State Loses Bid for Release of Medical Board Info

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A federal judge says it’s not up to him to decide whether Ohio State University can publicly share information from an old medical board investigation involving a team doctor accused of decades-old sexual misconduct. A law firm is investigating allegations about the late Richard Strauss for Ohio State. The school plans… Read More