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COLUMBUS, Ohio | APNewsBreak: Schools mum on ties to doc in sex abuse inquiry

COLUMBUS, Ohio  — A now-dead doctor accused of sexual misconduct by former student athletes at Ohio State University said he acted as a team physician at other universities, most of which won’t say if they are reviewing those connections or whether any concerns were raised about him. Ohio State employment records reviewed by The Associated … Continue reading COLUMBUS, Ohio | APNewsBreak: Schools mum on ties to doc in sex abuse inquiry

COLUMBUS, Ohio | Parole board hears former juror’s death sentence regrets

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former juror on a death penalty trial said Thursday that he was “frankly upset” to read information last year about the terrible childhood of the man he and 11 other jurors recommended be executed two decades ago. The upbringing of killer Raymond Tibbetts was presented as a debate between his … Continue reading COLUMBUS, Ohio | Parole board hears former juror’s death sentence regrets

COLUMBUS, Ohio | Parole board to hear former juror’s death sentence regrets

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Parole Board on Thursday planned to hear from a juror who recommended that a convicted killer be sentenced to death, but now believes he should be spared. At issue is the case of death row inmate Raymond Tibbetts, who is set to die in October for killing Fred Hicks at … Continue reading COLUMBUS, Ohio | Parole board to hear former juror’s death sentence regrets

COLUMBUS, Ga | Sisters give birth on same day in Georgia

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — Two sisters. Two new babies around the same time — again. Piedmont Columbus Regional said in a statement that sisters Mara Meighan and Jennifer Solis went into labor on the same day last week and gave birth nearly at the same time at the hospital’s midtown campus in west Georgia. The … Continue reading COLUMBUS, Ga | Sisters give birth on same day in Georgia

COLUMBUS, Ohio | Key laws, residents vexed when legislative leaders resign

COLUMBUS, Ohio  — When legislative leaders resign midterm, things can get messy. In Ohio, a speaker’s departure has led to a stalemate that’s brought lawmaking to a standstill. In Kentucky, lawmakers face a lawsuit over a bill they passed while a No. 2 leader was in charge. And, in Massachusetts, more than 40,000 residents were … Continue reading COLUMBUS, Ohio | Key laws, residents vexed when legislative leaders resign

COLUMBUS, Ohio | John Glenn’s ‘Project Bullet’ helmet up for auction

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The helmet John Glenn wore during his history-making transcontinental flight is being sold. The late astronaut and U.S senator made the first supersonic transcontinental flight on July 16, 1957. He sped in his Vought F8U Crusader from near Los Angeles to Brooklyn in a record-setting 3 hours, 23 minutes and 8.4 … Continue reading COLUMBUS, Ohio | John Glenn’s ‘Project Bullet’ helmet up for auction

COLUMBUS, Ohio  | Condemned Ohio man blames killing on ‘homosexual panic’

COLUMBUS, Ohio  — A condemned killer is asking the Ohio Parole Board for mercy, saying he experienced a “homosexual panic” of self-revulsion before killing a man he picked up at a bar more than 30 years ago. Death row inmate Robert Van Hook was sentenced to die for fatally strangling and stabbing David Self in … Continue reading COLUMBUS, Ohio  | Condemned Ohio man blames killing on ‘homosexual panic’

COLUMBUS, Ohio | Ohio State president seeks info about alleged misconduct

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The president of Ohio State University has asked alumni for help with an investigation into reports of alleged sexual misconduct by a former university doctor. At issue are allegations against Richard Strauss, who died in 2005. To date, the university has received confidential reports alleging sexual misconduct from male athletes in … Continue reading COLUMBUS, Ohio | Ohio State president seeks info about alleged misconduct