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Two former Ohio State wrestlers are sharing text messages they received asking them to walk back their statements against Ohio Republican congressman Jim Jordan.  

Advocacy groups are calling for the U.S. Department of Education to investigate how Ohio State University responded to a late doctor's alleged sexual misconduct against male athletes and other students over two decades.  

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Ten more former student atheletes are suing Ohio State University over alleged sexual misconduct by a now-dead team doctor. 

Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, announced Thursday that he will run for the job of speaker of the House, challenging the current speaker Paul Ryan's hand-picked successor, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif.

Jordan is a member of the ultra-conservative House Freedom Caucus, which filed articles of impeachment Wednesday against Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who is overseeing special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign.

Jordan's announcement:

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Ohio State University has fired assistant football coach Zach Smith after Smith's former wife filed a civil protection order against him last Friday and an allegation of previous domestic violence surfaced. 

More than 100 former student athletes have reported "firsthand accounts of sexual misconduct" committed by Ohio State University physician Richard Strauss nearly two decades ago, the school announced on Friday.

Officials said the allegations date from 1979 to 1997. They include students who, at the time, were varsity players in 14 sports and patients of Student Health Services.

Last year, Columbus City Council commissioned Ohio State University's College of Social Work to evaluate the human services available in central Ohio for immigrant and refugee populations. 

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Former Ohio State defensive end Mike Kudla has died at the age of 34. 

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The law firm investigating allegations that a late Ohio State University physician sexually abused students has documentation about at least one incident that prompted a complaint to a student health center official in the 1990s. 

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Two former divers have filed a lawsuit accusing USA Diving of ignoring or obstructing inquiries into allegations that a former Ohio State University coach sexually abused them when they were young athletes.

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Former Ohio State University president Gordon Gee and former human resources vice president Linda Tom say they don't remember hearing sexual abuse claims against a now deceased doctor when they worked there in the 1990s. 

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Democratic U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says Ohio Republican Congressman Jim Jordan should have known about allegations the Ohio State University wrestlers he coached were abused by their team doctor two decades ago. 

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The former Ohio State University wrestlers now accusing a late team doctor of sexual misconduct decades ago say they were subjected to leering and lewd acts by other men after practices. 

House Republicans and outside conservative groups are rallying around Ohio GOP Rep. Jim Jordan as he fights off allegations that he was aware that the Ohio State team doctor was sexually abusing wrestlers more than 20 years ago — back when Jordan was an assistant coach.

Personal scandals often end political careers on Capitol Hill, but so far, House Republicans are rallying to Jordan's side, including House Speaker Paul Ryan — the man whose job Jordan hopes to take.

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Ground was broken Monday on a state vehicle testing facility in East Liberty. 

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 Former Ohio State University athletic director Andy Geiger says he doesn't recall any complaints during his tenure about a former team doctor's alleged sexual misconduct with athletes. 

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A law firm representing Ohio State University says an investigative team unsuccessfully sought an interview with Ohio Republican Congressman Jim Jordan about sexual abuse allegations two decades ago. 

Republican Rep. Jim Jordan, one of the most powerful conservatives in Congress, has denied reports that he ignored the alleged sexual abuse of athletes while he worked as an assistant wrestling coach at Ohio State University more than 20 years ago.

Allegations that Jordan was aware of sexual misconduct, and explicitly was informed of specific incidents of alleged assault by the wrestling team's doctor, first surfaced in an NBC news story on Tuesday.

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Ohio State University says the firm investigating former athletes' allegations of sexual misconduct by a now-dead team doctor also is reviewing whether he examined high school students. 

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Ohio State University is shutting down its three-year-old Sexual Civility and Empowerment unit after finding it failed to properly document and report student sexual assault complaints. 

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A law firm representing Ohio State University says claims about a former school physician allege sexual misconduct in his interactions and at his private, off-campus practice. 

The Ohio Department of Transportation plans to launch a study of drones as a way to monitor traffic. 

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Ohio State University has suspended a fraternity through August 2022 for hazing, alcohol and safety violations. 

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Ohio State University says more former male student-athletes from more than a dozen athletic teams have come forward to report alleged sexual misconduct by former school doctor Richard Strauss, who died in 2005. 

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A new planetarium opens this Saturday at The Works in downtown Newark. 

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Ohio State University has agreed to pay 765 thousand dollars and review its policies to settle an age discrimination lawsuit filed by two women who said they were forced to retire as instructors.

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Ohio State University says it has received confidential reports of alleged sexual misconduct involving former university doctor and trainer Richard Strauss, who died in 2005.  

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Ohio State University says all non-student employee salary information is now searchable through an online database. 

Columbus City Schools

The Columbus Board of Education has again put the fate of the Indianola Middle School property back on its agenda - more than six months after it unanimously approved a deal with Ohio State University.  

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 Ohio State University President Michael Drake says the school has formed a task force to improve parking garage safety and examine mental health resources for students after two people jumped or fell from the Ohio Union South parking garage over the last week. 

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