Some Local Agencies Do Not Use Acquired Military Surplus

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Police departments around Ohio have received similar military-surplus vehicles as this one.
5:00AM
August
26, 2014

The heavily-armored police response to Ferguson, Missouri protesters ignited a debate about the militarization of local agencies. Since 1997, local departments have been able to get free military surplus like M16s. The Afghanistan and Iraq Wars have increased the amount of excess equipment. But not all the equipment is being used.

Fired OSUMB Director Asks Board Of Trustees For Reinstatement

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OSUMB members prepare for a new season under new leadership.
4:01PM
August
14, 2014

The Ohio State University Marching Band has a new roster for the 2014 season. And Thursday afternoon, some of those members, along with their interim directors, shared their thoughts about moving forward amid a scandal that cost them their director, who has requested the board of trustees reinstate him.

Waters Praised In Final Job Review; Drake Holds Firm On Firing

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The Ohio State University Marching Band
1:35PM
August
13, 2014

For the first time since the decision was made in July, Ohio State University President Michael Drake answered questions about the decision to fire the band director. And he said it’s final. The statement was at Wednesday’s Columbus Metropolitan Club meeting. Drake was met by a group of protesters, former band members.

TBDBITL Tryouts Begin Following Scandal

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Ohio State University Marching Band tryouts began this week, about two weeks after its director was fired following an investigation into a "sexualized" culture in the band.
3:23PM
August
12, 2014

Two-and-a-half weeks after the Ohio State University Marching Band director was fired, tryouts began for future members. Students were all business Tuesday morning as they vie for a spot on the elite squad.

OSU Researcher Studies Farm Runoff

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The grasses planted to the right of the tree line help curb fertilizer, such as phosphorus, that could get into the stream that runs through Bret Davis' farm in Delaware. Ohio State scientists are studying runoff at 30 farms in the state.
12:20PM
August
11, 2014

Scientists believe that farm fertilizer containing the chemical phosphorus recently caused unsafe levels of toxic algae in drinking water in Toledo. One of the main sources of phosphorus is farm runoff. But phosphorus is essential to crops. Ohio State University scientists are looking for a solution.

OSU Officials Were Not Mandated To Fire Band Director

Ohio State has announced the firing of OSU Marching Band director Jon Waters.
The attorney for fired OSUMB director Jon Waters said the university was not required to terminate him until Title IX.
1:07PM
August
7, 2014

The attorney for fired Ohio State University Marching Band director said the university did not have to terminate him.

TBDBITL Alumni Conduct Investigation Into Band Director’s Firing

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OSUMB alumni look into the university's investigation that led to the band director's firing two weeks ago.
4:05PM
August
6, 2014

Two weeks after the Ohio State University Marching Band director was fired, some band alumni members announced they’re conducting their own investigation.

Columbus Woman Tested For Ebola Virus

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A Columbus woman, who exhibited symptoms of Ebola, tests negative for the deadly virus.
2:29PM
August
5, 2014

Test results for a woman, 46, in Columbus exhibiting symptoms of Ebola came back negative, according to Columbus Public Health.

All Brass Instruments Could Account For OSUMB Gender Gap

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Even though Title IX was enacted more than 40 years ago, women remain underrepresented in the OSUMB. Some people say the disparity is due to the band's instrumental makeup.
5:00AM
August
5, 2014

The Ohio State University Marching Band has been under intense scrutiny since its director was unexpectedly fired last month. The firing shined a spotlight on the gender disparity in the band. WOSU takes a look at what may be driving the band’s gender gap.