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Governor Mike DeWine has named Ohio's next Department of Health director, nearly three months after former director Doctor Amy Acton stepped down.

Ohio health officials reported 778 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday and 17 new deaths.  

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Ohio State University police have arrested two African-Americans following two assaults authorities say they are investigating as hate crimes.

State health officials Thursday reported more than 13 hundred new cases of COVID-19 and 50 new deaths. 

State health officials Wednesday reported 1,109  new cases of COVID-19 and 11 new deaths.

A judge has rejected a request for early release from prison by a former Ohio State University diving club coach.

Incoming Ohio State University president Kristina Johnson has told students and staffers the rate of positive COVID-19 tests on campus is rising. 


Ohio State University will make over 250 million dollars in budget cuts next year because of revenue losses and increased costs associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. 

State health officials Tuesday reported 777 new cases of COVID-19 and ten new deaths.

State health officials Monday reported 849 new cases of COVID-19 and eight new deaths.

Ohio State University has sent a letter to students warning them failing to adhere to social distancing and other coronavirus safety measures could mean disciplinary action. 

Ohio State University is one of several schools nationwide that received bomb threats Thursday.  


Incoming Ohio State University President Kristina Johnson says the school will reduce class sizes and conduct weekly COVID-19 tests for students.

The Ohio Union on the OSU campus reopened Monday, nearly five months after closing to help limit the spread of COVID-19. 

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Lawyers for survivors of decades-old sexual abuse by an Ohio State University team doctor have objected to the university’s request that an updated lawsuit against it be dismissed based on the statute of limitations.

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A federal judge has unsealed hundreds of pages of deposition transcripts and other documents related to a now-settled defamation suit brought against Ghislaine Maxwell, who is accused of helping the late Jeffrey Epstein run a sex trafficking operation that catered to rich and powerful men.

The 47 documents include a deposition given by Epstein accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre, the draft of a memoir she was writing about her experiences inside the sex-trafficking ring, and previously unseen email exchanges between Maxwell and Epstein.

Ohio State University says part of the campus reopening plan will require students, faculty and staff to complete a ten-minute online training course and sign a pledge understanding and committing to the behaviors in the training.

Ohio State University is resuming voluntary on-campus workouts for athletes.  

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A federal judge denied bail Tuesday for Ghislaine Maxwell, a longtime confidant of disgraced financier and convicted sexual offender Jeffrey Epstein, saying she posed a "substantial" risk of flight before her trial on sexual exploitation charges.

The judge set a tentative trial date of July 12, 2021.

A former Ohio State University student health director faces potential discipline from the state medical board for failing to report sexual misconduct complaints in the mid-1990s against a team doctor now accused of abusing young men for two decades.

Federal prosecutors have charged a former Ohio State University employee with using federal grant money to develop research that was funneled to China.

Ohio State University is halting voluntary on-campus workouts for seven sports after the latest COVID-19 test results.

Former Ohio State University president Michael Drake has a new gig. 

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The FBI has arrested British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell on multiple charges related to the serial sexual abuse of girls and young women by the late financier Jeffrey Epstein.

"Maxwell was among Epstein's closest associates and helped him exploit girls who were as young as 14 years old," Audrey Strauss, acting U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, said at a news conference Thursday.

Returning Ohio State football players were asked to sign a coronavirus waiver before resuming their workouts.  


Amid a projected 300 million dollar revenue loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ohio State University plans to raise tuition for undergraduate, graduate and professional students.

Outgoing Ohio State University President Michael Drake says he expects the school to face a 300 million dollar loss in revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

WCBE has learned that Ohio State University has chosen the chancellor of the State Univesity of New York as the school’s new president. 

Ohio State University student representatives are calling for the school to sever ties with the Columbus Division of Police, in the wake of alleged abuses that took place during protests in downtown Columbus in the past few days.


Dan Skinner talks with Drs. Candy Rinehart, Angela Alston, and Bernadette Melnyk from the Ohio State College of Nursing about the challenges nurses face working during the COVID-19 pandemic and what the nursing field is learning from COVID-19.