Nick Evans


Nick Evans spent four years in Tallahassee Florida covering state government before joining the team at WOSU.

Since coming north, Nick has covered school walkouts, a local bookshop, and rural internet access. He's most comfortable in the field with a microphone meeting people who are living the stories you hear on the radio.

Nick has a bachelor's degree in Literature from UC Santa Cruz and Masters in Communication from Florida State University.

In between he sold sweatshirts and then boots, until he realized the best part of the day was listening to podcasts on the bike ride home. Online surveys peg him as a Gryffindor, but he always saw himself as more of a Ravenclaw.

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The Franklin County Board of Elections has rejected the "Columbus Community Bill of Rights," a ballot issue that would have banned fracking within city limits. 

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Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer may have taken steps to hide what he knew about former receivers coach Zach Smithm, according to a university investigation.

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As part of its two-week probe into head coach Urban Meyer, Ohio State investigators uncovered numerous examples of what it calls “problematic or at least questionable behavior” from former receivers coach Zach Smith that went mostly unpunished. The findings, which were unveiled Wednesday, resulted in Meyer’s suspension for the first three weeks of the season.

Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer
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Ohio State University has announced a loose timeline for its investigation into how football coach Urban Meyer handled alligations against a former assistant coach. The independent group directing the effort will complete its inquiry Sunday, as planned.

Disability Rights Ohio Asstistant Executive Director Kerstin Sjoberg
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Disability Rights Ohio, an advocacy group tasked with oversight of disabled across the state, is suing Buckeye Ranch.  The case stems from a dispute over how far the agency’s access privileges extend when it comes to investigating misconduct.

Aerial view of The Oval on Ohio State University's campus
Ohio State University

Ohio State University President Michael Drake hopes the school learns how to prevent future abuse from the investigation into a former team doctor accused of molesting students.  Meanwhile federal officials have opened their own inquiry into the school’s handling of the scandal.

Craig Elliott in Zanesville.
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In Zanesville Tuesday morning, coal miners file up to a mobile clinic for black lung disease screening.

It's a large delivery truck with a small doctor’s office built in the back. The miners wander up in ones and twos. Many are retired and they creak up and down the small staircase gingerly.

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An Ohio State researcher released a study showing black boys' sense of safety in Columbus differs with the racial makeup of their surroundings. The study used smart phones and text messages to assess how participants felt.

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Many rural Ohioans could soon be getting broadband access for the first time thanks to a partnership between Microsoft and Agile networks.

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Franklin County election officials notified the public on Wednesday that they missed almost 600 ballots in the unofficial tally for Tuesday’s special election. But they'll be included in the official canvass later this month.

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More than 8,400 outstanding ballots are giving the Danny O’Connor campaign a tiny glimmer of hope in the race to represent Ohio’s 12th congressional district. But the chance of the Democrat pulling off a win looks like a bit of longshot.

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Ohio state researchers may have come up with an effective Zika vaccine. Symptoms from the primarily mosquito-borne disease are often mild, but the virus can lead to birth defects when it’s contracted by pregnant mothers.

Troy Balderson, Republican candidate for Ohio's 12th Congressional District, speaks to a crowd of supporters during an election night party Tuesday in Newark, Ohio.
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The nation watched a tight race in Ohio’s 12th congressional district Tuesday night. Republican candidate Troy Balderson is holding on to a narrow lead as provisional and final absentee ballots are counted.

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President Trump supporters joined a line snaking almost half a mile on Saturday afternoon, hoping to make it into the Olentangy Orange High School gym for the president’s rally. Inside, supporters fanned themselves with “Make America Great Again” and “Women for Trump” signs as the air conditioning struggled to keep up with the throng.

Powell Police Chief Gary Vest.
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Even before Zach Smith was fired as Ohio State assistant football coach, police records show a two-year string of stalking and domestic violence incidents between him and his ex-wife, Courtney Smith. Powell Police Chief Gary Vest has no qualms about how his officers handled the cases.