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Ohio State College Republicans make phone calls for the Trump campaign in September.
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Handing out flyers. Accosting fellow students in between classes. Handwritten signs and decorated tables on the oval. That’s what voter outreach on campus used to look like. 

Otterbein University

After moving to remote learning for the spring and summer semesters, Otterbein University in Westerville announced plans Monday to resume in-person classes in the fall.

A child who asked a question of the World War Zero panel was invited to join former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on stage for a picture, along with moderator Erika Alexander, former Secretary of State John Kerry and former Ohio Gov. John Kasich.
Karen Kasler / Ohio Public Radio

More than 1,000 people concerned about climate change turned out for a town hall at Otterbein University in Westerville held by an unlikely alliance of former lawmakers.

Protesters including gun rights groups are in downtown Westerville for the Democratic debate at Otterbein University on Tuesday, October 15, 2019.
Andy Chow / Ohio Public Radio

Reporters are milling around Otterbein University's campus, the site of Tuesday’s debate in Westerville, but the media aren't the only ones gearing up for the event. Protesters have filled the area around the school as well.

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Otterbein University will be in the national spotlight today as thousands of people plan to visit the campus for tonight's Democratic Presidential Debate, and millions more will be watching from their homes. School officials say what people will see on campus has been weeks in the making.

Don Miller lives in Westerville. He says people tend to get along by focusing on where they agree.
Nick Evans / WOSU

It’s a big day in Westerville. The suburb becomes the center of American politics on Tuesday night as 12 Democratic candidates take the stage for the latest presidential primary debate.

Jordan Donica signing
Park Avenue Artists

An Otterbein University alumnus who's been featured on Broadway will perform the national anthem before Tuesday evening's Democratic presidential debate on the campus.

Otterbein University, located in the central Ohio suburb of Westerville, is preparing for thousands of people to flock to its campus to watch the fourth Democratic presidential debate. The party sees this as an opportunity to try and win over a block of voters that usually vote for Republicans.

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The focus of the last two weeks has been President Trump and the congressional impeachment inquiry. But next week, Democrats running for president will take center stage again.

A dozen candidates, the most so far on one stage, will gather Tuesday for the fourth primary debate in Westerville, Ohio, at Otterbein University. The debate, which is sponsored by CNN and The New York Times, will air on CNN at 8 p.m. ET and will also be simulcast on local NPR stations.

Democratic presidential candidates former vice president Joe Biden, left, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., right, stand on stage for a photo op before the start of the the Democratic primary debate on June 27, 2019.
Wilfredo Lee / Associated Press

There are 19 candidates who have thrown their hats in the ring to run for President next year, but just a dozen are expected to appear on next month’s debate stage in Westerville. 

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Next month, Otterbein University in Westerville will host the Democratic presidential candidates’ fourth primary debate. Preparations for the event are already under way.

Democratic candidates on stage at a presidential primary debate at Texas Southern University on Sept. 12, 2019.
Eric Gay / Associated Press

The Democratic National Committee announced that the next Democratic presidential debate will be held at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio.

Freshman Micaela Kreutzer wants to see Ohio Wesleyan University disaffiliate from the Methodist Church in the wake of a general conference vote.
Adora Namigadde / WOSU

Ohio Wesleyan University is quiet after the end of the semester, a calm campus belying an internal struggle.

color photo of rehearsal of Westerville Symphony

Nearing the end of an entire season devoted to Music Beyond Our Borders, one local orchestra is gearing up for a south-of-the-border fiesta – and you’re invited.

A clerk reaches for a container of marijuana buds for a customer at Utopia Gardens, a medical marijuana dispensary, in Detroit, on Oct. 2, 2018.
Carlos Osorio / Associated Press

Despite the opening of medical marijuana dispensaries in Ohio, many colleges and universities continue to ban any forms of medical marijuana on campus.