Crimes & Courts

Ohio State Drum Major Instructor Indicted On Rape Charges

May 12, 2015
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A drum major instructor for Ohio State University's marching band who is accused of sexually assaulting a female student has been indicted on rape charges.

Twenty-eight-year-old Stewart Kitchen is suspected of assaulting an Ohio State student at his home on April 16.

Ex-Ohio State Band Director Files Defamation Suit

May 8, 2015
Jonathan Waters
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Ohio State’s fired marching band director has filed another lawsuit. The suit claims the university damaged his reputation so badly he can’t get work.

Feds Ask For Classified Info Hearing In Ohio Terrorism Case

May 5, 2015
Tom Borgerding, WOSU Radio

Federal prosecutors say a court hearing is needed to discuss dealing with classified information in the case of an Ohio man accused of plotting a U.S. terror attack.

SCOTUS Hears Arguments on Same-Sex Marriage

Apr 29, 2015
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Yesterday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments on same-sex marriage. We look at the legal aspects of the cases, and hear from organizations on both sides of the issue. 

Same-sex marriage supporters gather outside the U.S. Supreme Court
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Ohio is among four states whose ban on same-sex marriage was argued before the U.S. Supreme Court today. 

Marc Spindleman, a constitutional law expert at the Moritz College of Law at Ohio State, says the justices must decide two pivotal questions brought forth in the challenge to the states' same-sex-marriage ban.

Dozens of attorneys representing four states, and the lawsuits against them, have converged in Washington D.C. to argue whether same-sex marriage should be allowed in two of those states and whether they should be recognized in the other two.

Mayoral Race and SCOTUS on Same-Sex Marriage

Apr 28, 2015
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This hour: interviews with mayoral candidates Zach Scott and James Ragland, in two back-to-back segments. Afterward, a look at the same-sex marriage case currently in the Supreme Court.

Craigslist Facebook sales
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Buying used items online can be risky. Craigslist and local Facebook groups bring together strangers and have been fertile ground for scammers. So police in Marysville are offering their parking lot as a safe, public place for people to exchange cars, couches, and cash.

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