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Coronavirus Update: Judge Rules in Favor of Bars, OSU Football Announces Plans & More

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Coronavirus Update: Judge Rules in Favor of Bars, OSU Football Announces Plans & More

The Numbers COVID-19 cases — As of Tuesday, July 28, 12,636 cases and 389 deaths from COVID-19 have been reported or are probable in Columbus and Worthington. Countywide, 16,840 cases and 514 deaths from COVID-19 have been reported by Columbus Public Health and Franklin County Public Health. Statewide, 86,497 cases and 3,382 deaths have been confirmed […]

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Second Public Hearing Planned for OSU Power Plant

Brent Warren Brent Warren Second Public Hearing Planned for OSU Power Plant

The Ohio Power Siting Board has scheduled a second public hearing to gather feedback on a proposed combined heat and power plant on Ohio State University’s main campus. The hearing will be held virtually on August 4 at 6 p.m., utilizing the Webex platform. The plant, which is proposed for a piece of OSU-owned land […]

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Local Abolitionists and Academics Weigh in on Defunding the Police

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Local Abolitionists and Academics Weigh in on Defunding the Police

By now you’ve seen the signs and hashtags, and maybe you’ve seen the moves made by other cities in the last few weeks. Defund the Police has caught traction with people across the country in the wake of the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor at the hands of police and the ensuing weeks […]

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Concerns Raised About Proposed Power Plant on OSU Campus

Brent Warren Brent Warren Concerns Raised About Proposed Power Plant on OSU Campus

Several local environmental organizations are sounding the alarm and trying to raise awareness about a power plant proposed for the campus of The Ohio State University. Officially known as the Combined Heat and Power Plant (CHP), the facility would have a capacity of 105.5 megawatts, power that would be generated – for the first decade […]

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Kristina Johnson Appointed as New President of OSU

Brent Warren Brent Warren Kristina Johnson Appointed as New President of OSU

The Ohio State University Board of Trustees announced today the appointment of Kristina M. Johnson as the school’s 16th president. Johnson has served as chancellor of the State University of New York (SUNY) since 2017. Her resume includes leadership positions at Johns Hopkins, Duke University and the University of Colorado at Boulder, as well as […]

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Ohio State Finalizes $40.9M Settlement with 162 Survivors in Strauss Case

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Ohio State Finalizes $40.9M Settlement with 162 Survivors in Strauss Case

The Ohio State University has announced details of a $40.9 million settlement reached with 162 survivors in 12 lawsuits related to sexual abuse by university physician Richard Strauss from 1978 to 1998. An independent investigation by the university determined last year that Strauss, who died in 2005, abused students during his time at Ohio State […]

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Hundreds of Millions in Budget Cuts to Hit K-12, Higher Ed

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Hundreds of Millions in Budget Cuts to Hit K-12, Higher Ed

By Susan Tebben The education parts of the $775 million in budget cuts Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has announced will cover everything from line items at school districts, to an across the board cut to the state share of instruction in higher education. During a press call on Wednesday, Kimberly Murnieks, director of the state’s Office […]

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