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Ohio State Looks To Mirror Lake's Future, Two Years After Student Death

The long-held tradition of jumping in to Mirror Lake the Tuesday before the Ohio State-Michigan game came to an abrupt halt in 2015, where one student died from injuries sustained during the lake jump.

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Charles Manson, the cult leader who drew lasting infamy for directing mass killings in 1969, has died at the age of 83.

Manson had been removed from prison in Corcoran, Calif., where he had been serving nine life sentences, and placed in a nearby hospital for a serious illness. It was the second time this year the mass murderer had been hospitalized.

A new report assessing the use of body cameras raises concerns that police departments could misuse the video footage.  As ideastream’s Mark Urycki reports, police departments in Akron, Columbus, Cincinnati, and Cleveland are among those distributing body cameras to its officers.  

 

 

Civil rights organizations The Leadership Conference and Upturn have issued a scorecard measuring 8 concerns about body cameras and not many departments meet their standards. 

The report states:

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau director Richard Cordray announced Wednesday that he’ll be stepping down. The future of the financial watchdog agency is unclear in an administration that supports slashing regulations.

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson discusses what’s next with NPR’s Chris Arnold (@Chris_ArnoldNPR).

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Bill O'Neill

Ohio Supreme Court Justice Bill O’Neill offered a bit too much information in a Facebook post on Friday, leading to calls for resignation from both Democrats and Republicans. But O’Neill said he wasn’t hacked and is standing by his comments.

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October was a good month for the state's job market.

When Adam Shay overdosed on heroin at 21 in 2014, his kidney and pancreas went to Karen Goodwin, a recovering addict herself. That unintended consequence of the opioid epidemic brought Goodwin together with Adam's mom, Marlene Shay.

At StoryCorps in Beachwood, Ohio, Shay recalls the day she got the call that every mother dreads.

Adam "had been in and out of rehab over the last three years, but he had been sober for a year and seemingly had it all together," she says. "And that day, we got a call from his fiancée that he overdosed and was slipping away."

On Friday, the Ohio Department of Commerce will stop accepting applications for its first crop of medical marijuana dispensary licenses. Although only 60 licenses will be issued, some industry insiders estimate that applications will number in the hundreds.

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COSI wants its new dinosaurs to be in-your-face. When it comes to their Tyrannosaurus rex, they mean that literally.

"It kind of looks like it's looking at you," says COSI president and CEO Frederic Bertley.

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The GOP's tax overhaul bill passed the U.S. House on Thursday, with Ohio lawmakers falling along party lines for the vote. Republican Reps. Pat Tiberi and Steve Stivers voted for the bill and Democratic Rep. Joyce Beatty voted against.

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The Ohio State University has indefinitely suspended 37 fraternities on campus, effective immediately. The suspension includes all social, recruitment and new member activities.

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