Ohio State University

With criminal charges enhanced, colleges say zero tolerance is only way to stop hazing

BY: - July 29, 2021

Ohio’s public universities say they plan to keep students convicted of criminal hazing from being a part of any of their institutions. That’s one part of what they say will be the next steps after a law expanding criminal penalties for hazing was passed by the legislature in June. The law, and the pledges announced […]

OSU study: Young adult mental health worsened during pandemic

BY: - July 26, 2021

A study led by researchers at Ohio State University showed adolescent males had worsened mental health during the pandemic. “It made my whole life weird,” said one participant in response to a question about how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted them. In the study, recently published in the Journal of Adolescent Health and co-led by researchers […]

More than a year later, no discipline for cop who pepper-sprayed journalists

BY: - July 12, 2021

More than a year later, no discipline for cop who pepper-sprayed journalists. Columbus police union said to be blocking investigation.

Ohio college athletes will be able to profit off of names, likenesses

BY: - June 29, 2021

When a legislative effort was fumbled, it was said that Gov. Mike DeWine picked up the ball and ran with it. As it turned out, the Ohio General Assembly did get the job done before the final bell sounded. Sports metaphors abounded inside the Statehouse on Monday as two branches of government worked to enact […]

Ohio House approves transgender sports ban for women’s athletics

BY: - June 25, 2021

Ohio lawmakers approved a bill Thursday to allow college athletes to profit off their name, image and likeness, with Republicans adding an unrelated provision to ban transgender girls from competing in women’s high school and college sports. The last-minute addition of a provision dealing with the transgender sports ban set off a chaotic debate on […]

Buckeyes coach Day lends support of ‘NIL’ bill as it passes Ohio Senate

BY: - June 17, 2021

Ohio State football head coach Ryan Day is fully supportive of a bill to let college athletes make money off of personal sponsorship deals. It’s fair to the players and it could set them up for the years after their playing days are over. But mostly, with the dam breaking on the notion of college […]

COMMENTARY

Young farmers struggle with child care and health insurance

BY: - May 12, 2021

By Shoshanah Inwood,  Andrea Rissing, and Florence Becot, of Ohio State University Kat Becker feeds hundreds of people with the vegetables she grows on her Wisconsin farm, and she wants to expand. But her ability to grow her business collides with her need for affordable health insurance and child care. She has had to make […]

OSU study: Hispanic COVID-19 deaths disproportionately high

BY: - May 3, 2021

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 in every […]

Study shows third-grade English achievement dropped amid pandemic

BY: - February 5, 2021

A study done by political science researchers at the Ohio State University showed a significant loss for third-graders in the area of English Language Arts caused by pandemic learning. The study, released by the John Glenn College of Public Affairs used data from the fall administration of the third-grade English Language Arts assessment in an […]

History Thursday: Headlines from the last year Ohio State-Michigan didn’t play

BY: - December 10, 2020

A winter without an Ohio State-Michigan football game is, well, it’s like hot soup without a spoon. It’s like an Ohio highway without orange barrels.  “I know that life in Ohio is not complete without the glory of Ohio State football and other football,” President Trump told supporters in Circleville. The rivalry is older than […]

It’s looking good for Secretary of State LaRose’s bet with Michigan

BY: - November 9, 2020

Secretary of State Frank LaRose’s bet with the state up north is, like some elections throughout America, still too close to call. But it’s looking good for Ohio. A full year ago, LaRose and his counterpart in Michigan made a bet to see which state would have the higher voter turnout percentage in the 2020 […]

Universities stay the course, stay nimble as they ready for spring semester

BY: - November 3, 2020

As spring semester planning approaches, Ohio’s universities largely seem to be staying with their phased pandemic plans or previous plans, but testing in some areas is changing with COVID-19 numbers still a concern. Despite Portage County’s designation as a “red” county on the state’s Public Health Advisory System and categorization as a high case incidence […]