OSU Aware Of, Ordered End Of Marching Band Hazing Rituals in 1982

Records indicate former OSU Marching Band Director Jon Woods was ordered to stop hazing and initiation rituals as far back as 1982 - 32 years before his successor was fired.
8, 2014

As the controversy over the firing of OSU’s marching band director continues, records indicate the university knew about hazing and questionable initiations as far back as 32 years.

In-Person Early Voting Up First Day In Franklin County

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Poll workers wait to assign a voter to a machine at the Franklin County Board of Elections on Morse Rd. The Franklin County Board of Elections reported a decline in early voting on the first day compared to the last gubernatorial election.
7, 2014

Franklin County voters began casting ballots early Tuesday. Fewer people headed to the polls on the first day of early voting compared to four years ago.

OSU Band Director Sues, Alleges Discrimination

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Fired OSUMB director Jon Woods (L) announced he has filed a lawsuit against Ohio State University. Former OSUMB director Paul Droste lent Woods support at the announcement.
26, 2014

Fired Ohio State marching band director Jonathan Waters has filed a lawsuit against “individuals and the university.”

Community ‘Shocked’ By Immigrant Businessman’s Arrest

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The arrest of La Michoacana Mexican Markets owner Liborio Alcauter has shocked the central Ohio community. Investigators say his stores were used to launder drug money.
24, 2014

Tuesday’s police raids of several Mexican groceries and indictment of 13 people on drug charges has shocked the central Ohio community. Among those charged is the owner of the chain of stores. The immigrant businessman was known for his work in the community.

Columbus Latino Market Owner Arrested On Drug Charges

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The owner of a Columbus-area Latino market chain was arrested, along with 12 others, on drug-related charges Tuesday morning.l
23, 2014

The owner of a Columbus-area Latino market chain was arrested, Tuesday morning, in connection with a drug ring.

Central Ohio Home Sale Prices Hit Record High

Columbus Realtors reports home sales are up as inventory continues to decline.
22, 2014

Central Ohio home sales hit a record high, last month, despite fewer people buying.

Local Anti-Abortion Group To Demonstrate At Area High Schools

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Anti-abortion group, Created Equal, demonstrated at Gahanna Lincoln High School last week. Some of the signs were of fetuses. Other photos were much more graphic. The group intends to hold rallies in every Columbus-area school district this school year.
22, 2014

Abortion clinics, hospitals and the statehouse are the most common locations for anti-abortion demonstrations. But a Columbus-based pro-life group is taking its message to area high schools. It’s an approach that has become increasingly common in recent years.

Ohio Beer ABV Limit Could Be A Snag In Stone Brewing Deal

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Stone Brewing Co. is considering Columbus for its east coast operation. But a state law which limits alcohol content in beer could be a deciding factor.
15, 2014

It could be later this year before the city of Columbus knows if it will be home to the east coast location of one of the country’s largest craft brewing companies – and the hundreds of jobs that come with it. Stone Brewing Company’s decision, in part, depends on whether state lawmakers change a current limit on alcohol content in beer.

Ohio State Agrees To Fix Title IX Compliance Problems

Ohio State said it is working to ensure its sexual harassment and assault policies are in line with Title IX laws.
11, 2014

The U.S. Department of Education said Ohio State University is taking steps to address issues with its sexual harassment policies. The Education Department found some of its procedures violated Title IX rules.