Ohio State University

COLUMBUS, Ohio | List grows of officials said to know of ex-doctor’s abuse

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The list of officials said to have known of alleged sexual abuse by an Ohio State University team doctor has continued to grow over the last few weeks. Several former students and student-athletes at Ohio State have described abuse they suffered at the hands of the late Dr. Richard Strauss, who worked … Continue reading COLUMBUS, Ohio | List grows of officials said to know of ex-doctor’s abuse

WESTERVILLE, Ohio | Elections test Trump clout in Ohio, other battlegrounds

WESTERVILLE, Ohio  — Battleground Ohio was deciding the year’s final special election on Tuesday, a congressional faceoff that tested anew President Donald Trump’s political clout — and the appeal of his signature tax cuts. The Republican president’s shadow also loomed over primary contests in four other states, none bigger than Kansas, where Trump roiled the … Continue reading WESTERVILLE, Ohio | Elections test Trump clout in Ohio, other battlegrounds

COLUMBUS, Ohio | Woman describes alleged sexual grooming by Ohio State coach

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A former Ohio State University diving club coach began pressuring a female diver for sex within weeks after meeting her when she was 16, the former diver said Tuesday in an interview. Former diver Estee Pryor said she had no experience with men when the 27-year-old coach approached her and began complimenting … Continue reading COLUMBUS, Ohio | Woman describes alleged sexual grooming by Ohio State coach

WASHINGTON | Pelosi says Jordan should have known about wrestlers’ abuse

WASHINGTON  — A Republican congressman from Ohio “should have known” about allegations that college wrestlers he coached two decades ago were abused by their team doctor, the House’s top Democrat said Thursday. Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., told reporters that GOP Rep. Jim Jordan should cooperate with investigators “rather than deny and dismiss” accusations that … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Pelosi says Jordan should have known about wrestlers’ abuse

COLUMBUS, Ohio | Family of Ohio State doctor says it’s cooperating in probe

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The family of a former Ohio State University team doctor accused by athletes of sexual misconduct says it is “shocked and saddened” by the allegations and is cooperating with the school’s independent investigation. The Columbus Dispatch in a story published online Saturday said the statement was emailed by Scott Strauss, the son … Continue reading COLUMBUS, Ohio | Family of Ohio State doctor says it’s cooperating in probe

COLUMBUS, Ohio | Ex-wrestlers say congressman knew of alleged Ohio St abuse

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Two former wrestlers at Ohio State University say a congressman isn’t being truthful when he says he wasn’t aware of allegations that a team doctor was abusing athletes. Mike DiSabato and Dunyasha (duhn-YAH’-shuh) Yetts both wrestled at the university in the 1990s. They say U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, an Ohio Republican who … Continue reading COLUMBUS, Ohio | Ex-wrestlers say congressman knew of alleged Ohio St abuse

COLUMBUS, Ohio | Sex abuse inquiry on Ohio State doc now includes high school

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The firm investigating former athletes’ allegations of sexual misconduct by a now-dead team doctor at Ohio State University also is reviewing whether he examined high school students, the school confirmed Friday. Because of the ongoing inquiry, Ohio State cannot share details about what prompted independent investigators to look into Richard Strauss’ … Continue reading COLUMBUS, Ohio | Sex abuse inquiry on Ohio State doc now includes high school

Trump calls for death penalty to ‘get tough’ on drug pushers

MANCHESTER, N.H. /March 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Embracing the tough penalties favored by global strongmen, President Donald Trump on Monday brandished the death penalty as a fitting punishment for drug traffickers fueling the opioid epidemic. The scourge has torn through the rural and working-class communities that in large numbers voted for Trump. And the president, though … Continue reading Trump calls for death penalty to ‘get tough’ on drug pushers