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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Rob Portman speaking
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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.

Ohio University

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.

Esther Honig

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.


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.

Port Columbus International Airport

In the past decade, government data shows 8,722 refugees from the Muslim-majority countries named in President Trump's immigration ban resettled in Ohio. And overwhelmingly, those refugees headed to Columbus.

Esther Honig

As protests against President Trump's refugee ban and immigration freeze continue across the country, the city of Columbus announced it will look to step up protections of undocumented residents by studying "sanctuary cities" as examples.


Columbus Police reopened I-70 after apprehending a man with a gun who fled into a building facing the freeway Tuesday afternoon.

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Both directions of I-270 and US-33 reopened Monday afternoon after a tanker truck caught fire in Dublin, killing its driver and closing down the highways.

Ross Smith

Fans of the video app Vine may have spotted Ross Smith goofing around, often being upstaged by his 90-year-old grandmother. A Columbus native, Smith sarcastically berates and makes fun of Granny - as she likes to be called - while she throws insults back his way or dances to hip-hop songs.


After two unsuccessful rounds of voting, challenger Jane Timken unseated chairman Matt Borges to become the next leader of the Ohio Republican Party.

Gabe Rosenberg

Sitting in one of the half-dozen chairs at Holy Moses in Grandview Heights, R.J. Trimber is getting a trim.

"My hair eight months ago looked nothing like this," he says, as barber Garrett Woerndle makes his way around Trimber with an electric razor.

John Glenn
The Ohio State University

A memorial service for John Glenn will be held at Ohio State's Mershon Auditorium at 2 p.m. on Saturday afternoon. His casket was brought from the Statehouse in a procession at noon.

Andy Chow

Friday afternoon, John Glenn will lie in repose at the Ohio Statehouse. The rotunda will be open to the public from 12-8 p.m. for people to pay their respects to the pioneering astronaut and longtime Ohio Senator.

John Glenn
The Ohio State University

John Glenn,  the pioneering astronaut and longtime U.S. Senator for the state of Ohio, died Thursday in Columbus. He was 95.


Funeral services for Abdul Razak Ali Artan, the Ohio State student who carried out Monday's attack on campus, were held Thursday afternoon. Artan was shot multiple times by a police officer moments after the attack began.

Esther Honig

Columbus Police and the FBI say an ongoing investigation into Monday's attack at Ohio State still has hours unaccounted for in its timeline of events.

Esther Honig

An Ohio State professor was one of 11 people injured yesterday at Ohio State University from an attacker who drove a car into a group of pedestrians and then stabbed people with a knife.

Esther Honig

A man began attacking people with a butcher knife at Ohio State University after purposefully driving a car into a group of pedestrians on Monday morning, injuring 11. Within minutes of the attack, a campus police officer shot and killed the suspect.

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This story is part of the Curious Cbus project. You ask the questions, and WOSU investigates to get the answers. R. Webb asked, "What happened to Columbus's trolley cars?"  and Anonymous asked, "When were the electric cars totally discontinued? Where did they run?"

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It's Election Night, and WOSU is staying up late with you. We'll be live-blogging local, state, and national results here, as well as updating our Twitter and Facebook.

Ohio I Voted Sticker
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If you hadn't noticed, there's a pretty big election happening across the country today, and it can get pretty confusing.

Consider this your one-stop-shop for all the answers you need for Election Day - except who you should vote for. We can't help you with that one.

Esther Honig

Every election year in Ohio, hundreds of thousands of people register to vote in their counties. Thousands more change addresses or other information about their registrations.

Gabe Rosenberg

Some 200,000 African-Americans served as soldiers in the Civil War. Quite a lot fewer served as doctors or nurses - just 13, to be exact.

A new exhibit at the Ohio State Medical Heritage Center - called "Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries: African-Americans in Civil War Medicine" - tells their stories. 

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William B. Conner, Jr., the president and CEO of the Columbus Association for the Performing Arts as well as a leading figure in the Columbus arts community, passed away Friday after a two-year battle with cancer. He was 64.