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Ohio Lawmakers Planned to Fail on Strauss Sex Abuse Bill

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Lawmakers Planned to Fail on Strauss Sex Abuse Bill

“Why would you consider putting us through that?” BY: JAKE ZUCKERMAN Despite hearing public, firsthand accounts of sexual abuse from eight of at least 177 victims of Ohio State sports physician Dr. Richard Strauss, state Republican leaders indicated they never planned to pass introduced legislation that would allow his victims to hold the university accountable in […]

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Ohio Democrats Push for Legislation After Judge Dismisses Strauss Lawsuits

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Democrats Push for Legislation After Judge Dismisses Strauss Lawsuits

BY: SUSAN TEBBEN Days after lawsuits against a former OSU team doctor were dismissed because of the statute of limitations, Democratic state representatives want action to extend time and help to sexual assault survivors. A federal judge didn’t dispute the facts of the case in which Dr. Richard Strauss was accused of sexually assaulting hundreds of student athletes, […]

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Columbus to Require Masks in Indoor Public Spaces

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Columbus to Require Masks in Indoor Public Spaces

Mayor Andrew Ginther announced on Wednesday, Sept. 8 during a press conference that he would be issuing an executive order requiring all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, to wear a mask in indoor public spaces. The executive order will be virtually the same as one issued last year, including enforcement. The order is in effect […]

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Metro Schools Planning Renovation of Former Indianola Middle School

Brent Warren Brent Warren Metro Schools Planning Renovation of Former Indianola Middle School

Metro Schools is looking to move its 6th-through-12th graders into the former Indianola Middle School in the University District. Columbus City Schools sold the long-vacant building – located on about nine acres of land at 420 E. 19th Ave. – to Ohio State University in 2018. The Columbus Board of Education initially agreed to sell […]

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Hispanic COVID-19 Deaths Disproportionately High, According to OSU Study

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Hispanic COVID-19 Deaths Disproportionately High, According to OSU Study

By Susan Tebben A study done by Ohio State University researchers showed the COVID-19 pandemic had a particularly fatal impact on the Hispanic community. Using CDC death counts separated by racial/ethnic group, the study showed that Hispanics constituted 40%, but only represented 19% of the population in 2020. Deaths among the Hispanic population were disproportionately high […]

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OSU Construction Update: Arts District, Hospital Tower and More

Brent Warren Brent Warren OSU Construction Update: Arts District, Hospital Tower and More

Despite the wide array of challenges caused by the coronavirus pandemic – both financial and otherwise – construction crews have been busy on the campus of Ohio State University throughout 2020. Here’s the latest on some of the most significant projects, ranging from the almost-complete to the just-getting-started. Wexner Medical Center After unveiling the first […]

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Project Update: OSU’s West Campus Transformation

Brent Warren Brent Warren Project Update: OSU’s West Campus Transformation

Anyone driving past the intersection of Lane Avenue and Kenny Road recently has probably noticed the enormous pile of dirt located where several athletic fields used to be. Next to that pile of dirt is a large hole, where over the course of the next two-plus years the first of what could eventually be dozens […]

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