Clare Roth

All Things Considered Host

Clare Roth joined WOSU in February of 2017. After attending the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, she returned to her native Iowa as a producer for Iowa Public Radio.

Besides her affinity for four-letter flyover states and Big Ten schools, Clare is a big fan of stand-up comedy, ice skating, and indie theaters. An incurable word nerd, she can usually be found at the library.

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Ohio State University has officially denied a request from white nationalist Richard Spencer to speak on campus, while a lawyer for Spencer says University of Cincinnati will allow him to rent a space. 

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

A new member of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office was sworn into duty: Mattis K. Nine, a Yellow Lab who becomes the department's first-ever therapy dog. And yes, he's a good deputy.

Simon Kenton Council

The Boy Scouts of America announced Wednesday they will allow girls to join the organization. The rollout will be gradual, with Cub Scouts joining girls in the K-5 level next fall, and then integrated into all levels of the program by Fall 2019.

Columbus Italian Festival held the inaugural Columbus Pesto Championship on Sunday.
Courtesy of Sameen Dadfar

The city of Columbus has its first pesto king.

Concealed carry
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The Fraternal Order of Police of Ohio is opposing an Ohio bill, proposed by Republican state rep. Scott Wiggam, that would go easier on concealed-carry permit holders who fail to tell police they have a weapon while detained.


Some Ohio gun groups are coming out against proposed bans on “bump stocks,” the gun accessory used by the Las Vegas mass shooter to turn semi-automatic rifles into rapid-fire automatic weapons.

ipad in college classroom
U.S. Naval War College

Need an iPad? Enroll at Ohio State.

Under a new partnership announced Wednesday, beginning in autumn 2018, all incoming first-year students at all Ohio State campuses will get free iPads.


President Trump is scheduled to fly to Puerto Rico on Tuesday, two weeks after Hurricane Maria devastated the U.S. territory, and days after he defended his administration's slow response.


As Puerto Rico continues to recover from the devastation of Hurricane Maria, some Ohio State University students have mobilized to help.

Kabir Bhatia / WKSU

Pedro Hernandez-Ramirez has cared for his stepson, who has cerebral palsy and a severe mental disability, for 14 years in Elyria, Ohio. That changed Thursday, as Hernandez-Ramirez was deported to Mexico.