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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has ordered a working group to review the state medical board's handling of complaints against Richard Strauss, a now-dead Ohio State University team doctor who sexually abused at least 177 students decades ago. 

Report Finds Ohio State Doc Abused 177, Officials Were Aware

May 17, 2019
Associated Press

A now-dead Ohio State team doctor sexually abused at least 177 male students over nearly two decades, and university officials knew what he was doing and did little to stop him, according to an investigative report released by the school Friday.

A federal judge says it's not up to him to decide whether Ohio State University may publicly share information from an old state medical board investigation involving a team doctor accused of decades-old sexual misconduct. 


A white former Ohio State University program director is suing the school and her black former supervisor, alleging race was a motivating factor in her May 2017 firing.

Five more former Ohio State University students who claim they were abused by a former physician and team doctor have sued the school. 

The Ohio Medical Board is asking a federal judge to deny Ohio State University’s request to release confidential information from its probe of Richard Strauss, the deceased physician accused of sexually abusing former student atheletes.

A Columbus-based construction firm has been accused of defaulting on at least three uncompleted taxpayer-funded projects.

A senior federal judge from Cincinnati will handle the mediation of two lawsuits filed against Ohio State University by scores of men alleging the university ignored or failed to stop sexual misconduct by a team doctor.

The whistleblower who helped spur an investigation into alleged, decades-old sexual abuse by an Ohio State team doctor has pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor telecommunications harassment charge in a tangentially related case.   

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A federal judge has ordered mediation proceedings begin by the end of the month between Ohio State University and the plaintiffs in two lawsuits alleging the school failed to stop sexual misconduct decades ago by a team doctor.

Ohio State University says it paid a law firm 1 million dollars for the investigation that led to the three-game suspension of now former football coach Urban Meyer - twice the amount originally requested. 

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Ohio Governor John Kasich Friday signed into law a criminal sentencing reform measure named for a slain Ohio State University student. 

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Outgoing Ohio State Football coach Urban Meyer told reporters Thursday he will be co-teaching a character and leadership course next year at the school's business college.

The Ohio Medical Board confirms it has records about the investigation of a complaint involving former Ohio State University team doctor Richard Strauss, who is accused of sexual misconduct against students decades ago.

A local task force today is submitting a list of 43 recommendations to Columbus City Council and Mayor Andy Ginther on helping the region prepare for the effects of global climate change.  

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Two former Ohio State University students who say they were sexually abused by the late team doctor Richard Strauss are calling on the university to accept their offer to enter mediation in their lawsuit. 

The attorney for a former Ohio State diving club coach says his client plans to plead not guilty today to charges of having sex with a diver when she was a teenager. 


Citing health reasons and a difficult year that included a three-game suspension, Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer announced his retirement this afternoon at a press conference that included the school naming his successor, Ryan Day.

As expected by many observers, scandal-scarred Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer will retire after the Rose Bowl game next month. 

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A former Ohio State and NFL football player has reached a settlement with the university over the school's use of his name and image.

A new Ohio State Unversity study shows mailing human papillomavirus tests to women could increase screening rates for cervical cancer. 


Two female Ohio State University students are facing criminal trespassing charges and other sanctions after video surfaced online showing them jumping into a drained Mirror Lake. 

Twenty-nine more plaintiffs have joined a lawsuit against Ohio State University by alumni who say they're victims of sexual misconduct by a late team doctor. 

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Ohio State University is denying allegations a former football player transferred to another school after former assistant coach Zach Smith used the 'n' word toward him. 

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Ohio State University announced Tuesday it plans to launch a preventative care health clinic in a closed Near East side library building.  

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Ohio State University trustees will hear directly from former students who say they were sexually abused by a late team doctor over his two decades at the school.


Ohio State University says Mirror Lake will be drained ahead of the football game against Michigan.

Ohio Congressman Jim Jordan is planning to run for U.S. House minority leader.

About three dozen former students have joined a federal lawsuit alleging Ohio State University officials knew about and didn't stop a former team doctor accused of sexual misconduct against athletes and other men decades ago.

A Franklin County jury has acquitted a former Ohio State University football player of rape charges.