Ohio State Knew About Sexual Abuse By Richard Strauss As Early As 1979

The Ohio State University failed to properly respond to evidence of sexual abuse by team doctor Richard Strauss for almost two decades, according to a redacted investigative report released Friday.

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An attorney preparing a lawsuit against Ohio State University on behalf of more than 50 former athletes who claim they were sexually abused by a team physician told The Associated Press on Saturday that most of those clients were football players from the school's storied program, including some who went on to play in the NFL.

Brian Garrett at his home in Powell, Ohio. Garrett is one of the lead plaintiffs in a lawsuit against Ohio State.
Mike Householder / Associated Press

An independent report says The Ohio State University officials heard complaints of sexual abuse by former team doctor Richard Strauss as early as 1979 and failed to properly act.

 Washington Capitals' Tom Wilson, left, and Columbus Blue Jackets' Boone Jenner chase the puck during the second period of Game 6 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series Monday, April 23, 2018, in Columbus.
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The Ohio State University failed to properly respond to evidence of sexual abuse by team doctor Richard Strauss for almost two decades, according to a redacted investigative report released Friday.

Birding Along The Cuyahoga River

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It’s prime time for birding in Northeast Ohio as many species have arrived from warmer winter spots.

ideastream visited two very different places for bird watching along the Cuyahoga River as part of its series, Cuyahoga River Comeback, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the infamous fire on the water.

One lesser-known place to visit is Eldon Russell Park in Geauga County, tucked away near the edge of Burton and Troy Township. Once there, launch a kayak or canoe on the Cuyahoga River and cruise for birds.

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May 17, 2019
The Bridge2Equality rally advocated for a wage increase for workers who assist individuals with disabilities took place outside Ohio Statehouse
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Hundreds of people gathered outside the Ohio Statehouse on Thursday to support a proposed wage increase for workers who assist individuals with disabilities.

Ohio House Minority Leader Emilia Sykes (center) and Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder (third from left) leaders talk about bipartisan bills.
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The Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station on Lake Erie is scheduled to shut down in 2020.
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Lawmakers in the Ohio House continue to debate a bill that would bail out the state’s two financially struggling nuclear power plants. Earlier this week, some Democrats walked out of a committee hearing, saying their concerns were not being heard.

A group of former Ohio State students detail their stories of alleged sexual abuse by Richard Strauss, a longtime sports doctor, before the Ohio State Board of Trustees on November 16.
Paige Pfleger / WOSU

A state representative has filed a measure aimed at holding Ohio State University more accountable as alleged victims of former team doctor Richard Strauss head to court.

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