Nick Evans

Reporter

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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Allegations that the wife of Ohio State head football coach Urban Meyer knew about an assistant coach abusing his then-wife could spell trouble for the school. 

That's because, as a faculty member, Shelley Meyer may have been obligated to report the misconduct to school officials - as would Urban if he also knew. Not doing so may violate the school's Title IX responsibilities.

Hilltop activist Lisa Boggs.
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Columbus officials say dirty streets are providing cover for rising crime, and are launching a new initiative to combat illegal dumping.

Houses in Weinland Park
WOSU

Columbus City Council will consider a new tax abatement policy during Monday night's regular meeting, as well as a modest slate of amendments to make the measure more stringent.

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A former Ohio State student who claims a a now-deceased doctor molested him in the mid-1990s has made public his correspondence with school administrators.

Raymond Wambsgans / Flickr

A Franklin County grand jury has indicted Columbus Police public information officer Sgt. Dean Worthington on four counts of child pornography.

Construction at River & Rich in Franklinton.
Nick Evans / WOSU

The 200-plus apartment development River and Rich is nearing completion on Franklinton’s east side. The hum of heavy machinery and the staccato thump of nail guns played in the background last week as city leaders gathered to pitch a revamped tax abatement plan.

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A South Side children’s treatment center is transferring all patients out of the facility amid allegations of staff abuse and unsanitary conditions.

Stormy Daniels speaks during a ceremony for her receiving a City Proclamation and Key to the City on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 in West Hollywood, Calif.
Ringo H.W. Chiu / AP

After the arrest of porn star Stormy Daniels at a Columbus strip club, City Attorney Zach Klein is refusing to prosecute charges filed under the state’s "Community Defense Act," citing problems with its drafting. But it’s unclear what that means for people were previously charged under the law.

Construction at River & Rich in Franklinton.
Nick Evans / WOSU

Columbus leaders baked in the Tuesday morning sun at River And Rich to promote a new tax abatement strategy aimed at increasing Columbus’ stock of affordable housing.

Phil Smith of the United Mine Workers.
Nick Evans

Amid a congressional committee meeting in Columbus, union workers and retirees will rally at the Ohio Statehouse in an effort to push Congress to protect their pensions. Many worry a string of bankruptcies has put their retirements at risk.

Ohio U.S. Senator Rob Portman
J. Scott Applewhite / Associated Press

Ohio’s two Senators are weighing in on President Trump’s U.S. Supreme Court pick.

Ruben Herrera leading chants with a bullhorn.
Nick Evans / WOSU

Scores of protesters constructed a two-story-tall tripod structure in downtown Columbus on Monday morning to protest U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, blocking a major street in front of LeVeque Tower where the agency maintains a local office.

Jacquelyn Martin / Associated Press

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) is rejecting accusations that he knew of and did nothing about alleged sexual abuse by a longtime Ohio State University sports doctor. 

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The evening crowd slowly wanders in at American Legion post 532 in Southwest Columbus. It’s a Tuesday, when they do a weekly taco dinner.

Post Commander Bernie Brogan served in the Army as a Military Policeman during the Vietnam era. He says all the barstools will be gone within an hour.

Kedada Bethel from LCD Academy in Gahanna.
Nick Evans / WOSU

Toddlers at LCD Academy in Gahanna are learning about sea creatures. Watercolor sets are spread out on the table, and the kids paint on coffee filters with construction paper sharks, starfish and whales in the center.

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