Gabe Rosenberg

Digital News Editor

Gabe Rosenberg joined WOSU in October 2016. A Pittsburgh native, Gabe graduated with a bachelor's degree in American Studies from Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT. 

Before coming to Columbus, he worked as a digital news assistant for NPR in Washington, DC, reporting and writing for NPR's website and blogs. His work has also appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Columbia Journalism Review, and Consequence of Sound.

He is a lifelong Fountains of Wayne fan and pun aficionado.

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The ACLU of Ohio filed a lawsuit Wednesday against Columbus Police on behalf of three protesters who say they were targeted and pepper sprayed during a January 30 march against President Trump's travel ban.

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The City of Columbus has fired Columbus Police officer Zachary Rosen, according to the local branch of the Fraternal Order of Police. 

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At least 16 people were arrested by Columbus Police on Friday at a protest that drew around 50 people to Sen. Rob Portman’s office downtown.

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The Columbus police chief has recommended a three-day suspension for officer Zachary Rosen, who was placed on non-patrol duty after appearing to kick a restrained suspect in the head in April.

The Ohio State University is among four public four-year universities and a handful of private universities in the state that will receive money with the aim of preventing low-income students from dropping out due to financial problems.

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Scott Gordon, mayor of Zoar Village, was driving a tractor when I caught up with him. It was the weekend Zoar celebrated the opening of its new art museum, and the dedication of the town as a National Historic Landmark.

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A 3.4-magnitude earthquake was detected near McArthur, Ohio, by the United States Geological Survey at 12:24 p.m. on Wednesday. 

Ohio State University's William Oxley Thompson Library.
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Ohio State Police have given the "all clear" on Monday afternoon after investigating a "suspicious letter" at Thompson Library, the day's second search of a possible threat on campus. 

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State Sen. Frank LaRose is following close on the heels of fellow lawmaker Kathleen Clyde and entering the race for Secretary of State.

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John Scott Harrison, a former Ohio Congressman and the youngest son of U.S. president William Henry Harrison, died of heart problems in May 1878. To protect his rest, Harrison's family entombed him in a metal coffin surrounded by marble slabs, and hired an armed guard to stand watch.

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State rep. Kathleen Clyde became the first Democratic candidate to officially join the race for Ohio Secretary of State in 2018.

Following a shooting that ended in the deaths of four at the Pine Kirk Care Center in Kirkersville on Friday, authorities have identified the gunman as 43-year-old Thomas Hartless.

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Ohio State Highway Patrol has confirmed that Kirkersville police chief Steven Eric Disario was killed along with two female employees of Pine Kirk Care Center during a shooting at the nursing home on Friday morning. The suspect was also found killed. 

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An investigation by the Columbus Police found that the kicking of a handcuffed suspect by officer Zachary Rosen was "outside of policy" and "unreasonable."

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Wexner Medical Center CEO Sheldon Retchin resigned on Tuesday following letters of "no confidence" from dozens of physicians and professors.

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A polar bear cub by any other name is just as cute - though the Columbus Zoo is still hoping for a worthy one for its five-month-old polar bear cub.

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Steve Stephens, the man sought in the killing of an elderly man in Cleveland, committed suicide after a chase by Pennsylvania State Police in Erie. 

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As Columbus Police officer Zachary Rosen remains on non-patrol duties, a look at his history with the department reveals both accolades and previous controversies over recordings and use of force.

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Ohio State University will reconfigure its automated response system for campus crises after last year's car-and-knife attack exposed problems with the text-message system.

Dr. Drake speaks at the John Glenn memorial ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016 at The Ohio State University, Mershon Auditorium in Columbus.
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Michael Drake will stay on as Ohio State's president until 2021, with a few added perks, under a proposed new contract approved at the university's Board of Trustees meeting Friday.

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A man who arrived by ambulance at Westerville’s Mount Carmel Saint Ann’s Hospital was shot and killed by a Columbus Police officer Thursday.

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Oil and gas drilling operations in southeastern Ohio were shut down on Sunday after a 3.0 magnitude earthquake hit the Wayne National Forest, according to the Ohio Environmental Council. The state continues to investigate the causes.

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Governor Kasich will deliver his annual "State of the State" address in Sandusky on Tuesday night. He's scheduled to speak at around 7 p.m. at the State Theatre. You can stream the address below.

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A grand jury decided not to indict two Columbus Police officers, Zachary Rosen and Jason Bare, who shot and killed 23-year-old Henry Green in June 2016.

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Sitting at a table in the BrewDog tap room, Ryan Toledo and Ason Sunkle have set up shop with a couple of beers and a game of checkers. Laying besides them is Toledo's black lab, Sven - an odd sight at most bars, but par for the course at this brewery.

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U.S. Senator Rob Portman is joining many of his GOP colleagues in calling on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to recuse himself from the federal investigation into alleged Russian interference in the U.S. election. Senator Sherrod Brown, along with several Democratic lawmakers, has demanded Sessions' resignation.

Lined up at a row of computers, five Ohio State University students stare intently at their screens amid the clatter of keyboards and mouse clicks. They're keeping in shape — so to speak.

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Ohio University announced Tuesday that its board of trustees formally elected Dr. M. Duane Nellis as the 21st president of the university.  

According to a press release from Ohio University, Nellis currently is a University Honors and Geoscience Professor at Texas Tech University. He previous served as president of Texas Tech from 2013-2016 and president of the University of Idaho from 2009-2013.

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With signs declaring "Stop The Deportations" and chants in Spanish of "Columbus is my home," hundreds of protesters rallied at the Ohio Statehouse in downtown Columbus on Thursday.

Part of the nationwide "Day Without Immigrants" strike, the protesters included many who walked out of their jobs to take a stance against President Trump's immigration policies.

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Grove City Police have confirmed that the body of 21-year-old Ohio State student Reagan Tokes was found in Scioto Grove Metro Park yesterday. Tokes had been shot, and police are investigating the death as a homicide.

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