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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Protesters demonstrated at U.S. Sen. Rob Portman's (R-OH) Columbus office Thursday.
Nick Evans

Wednesday's school shooting in Parkland, Fla., which killed 17 people and injured several others, is putting unwelcome pressure on Ohio’s junior Senator.  Republican Sen. Rob Portman is among the top 10 recipients of National Rifle Association campaign contributions in the country.

Ohio U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown
J. Scott Applewhite / AP

Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown backed a two-year budget deal that could push federal deficit spending past a trillion dollars by next year. But Brown argues GOP lawmakers are responsible for a fair share of the red ink.

Naloxone is an antidote that can help reverse drug overdoses.
John Minchillo / Associated Press

The latest figures from the Centers for Disease Control show the number of opioid overdose deaths is higher in Ohio than all but two other states, and the rate of increase is third in the nation as well.

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Westerville residents lined the streets Monday morning as a procession of squad cars escorted the bodies of two fallen police officer to funeral homes. 

Nick Evans

The city of Westerville is reeling after two police officers were shot and killed responding to a 9-1-1 call over the weekend. On Monday, Gov. John Kasich ordered flags across the state to be flown at half-staff until the officers are interred.

Insight School of Ohio / Facebook

Another online charter school is getting ready to close after its sponsor pulled the plug on the program. 

Thomas Bradley / WOSU News

Gov. John Kasich has announced he will delay the execution of condemned killer Raymond Tibbetts.

Tony Dejak / Associated Press

Franklin County’s two sitting Congressional representatives are happy about the redistricting compromise heading for the May ballot.

Ohio State University seal on campus
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Ohio State University is signing onto a climate change pact with 12 other institutions.

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The Ohio Department of Agriculture is enforcing quarantines after four horses tested positive for herpes. Two of those horses recently participated in races in Pennsylvania and Ohio.

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