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6:29 am
Tue August 26, 2014

Number Of Local Mumps Cases Now Exceed 480

Columbus Public Health officials say the mumps outbreak is slowing down, but is not yet over. 

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7:21 pm
Thu August 14, 2014

Fired OSU Band Director Requests Reinstatement; Cites Flaws In Investigation

Credit Aaron Yerian / The Lantern

The fired director of Ohio State's marching band is formally requesting his job back, citing alleged flaws in a university investigation and a positive performance review issued weeks before he was terminated.

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11:37 am
Thu August 14, 2014

Mirror Lake Being Refilled

Mirror Lake
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Ohio State University is going to refill Mirror Lake using water from an underground well. 

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7:47 am
Thu August 14, 2014

Drake: Waters Likely Won't Be Reinstated

Michael Drake
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Ohio State University's evaluation of fired marching band director Jon Waters lauded him for "courageous" efforts to address attitudes surrounding the band's traditions seven weeks before he was dismissed.

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7:16 am
Tue August 12, 2014

Witness Says OSU Probe Of Marching Band Is Flawed

A witness in Ohio State University's investigation of its marching band says it's "absurd" to suggest fired director Jon Waters was dismissive of sexual harassment.

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7:16 am
Fri August 8, 2014

OSU President Remains Mum About Marching Band Scandal

Former Ohio State University marching band director Jon Waters is considering filing a lawsuit against the school.

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11:57 am
Thu August 7, 2014

Former OSU Men's Cager Arrested On Misdemeanor Battery Charges

Greg Oden
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Former Ohio State men's basketball player Greg Oden was arrested this morning in Lawrence, Indiana on charges of punching his former girlfriend in the face during an argument.

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6:41 am
Thu August 7, 2014

Marching Band Alumni Working To Get Waters Reinstated

Despite Ohio State University officials standing by their decision to fire marching band director Jon Waters, the band's alumni association says it will continue to work to get him reinstated.

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7:18 am
Tue August 5, 2014

OSU Names Interim Band Directors

Two music professors will be the interim leaders of Ohio State University's marching band, with one focusing on compliance and student safety in the wake of the investigation that led to the director's firing. 

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6:45 am
Fri August 1, 2014

Mumps Cases Exceed 450

Columbus Public Health officials say the number of confirmed cases of mumps is now 469.

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6:41 am
Fri August 1, 2014

Buckeye Football Player Enters Plea Following July Bar Fight

Former Ohio State University football player Tracy Sprinkle has pleaded no contest to attempted failure to comply after being originally charged with felony cocaine possession.

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6:56 am
Thu July 31, 2014

Former Marching Band Director Says He Was Trying To Change The Culture

Former Ohio State University marching band director Jon Waters claims cultural changes were underway before he was fired.

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11:50 am
Wed July 30, 2014

Petition Calls For Waters To Return

Nearly 7,500 people have signed their name to an online petition, demanding the rehiring of Ohio State University's former band director.  

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6:55 am
Tue July 29, 2014

Protestors Want OSU Band Director Reinstated

A group of mostly female OSU marching band alumni held a protest on campus yesterday calling for the reinstatement of band director Jon Waters.

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6:54 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Task Force To Examine OSU Marching Band Culture

Ohio State University is expected to announce today it will form a task force to help bring changes after the firing of marching band director Jon Waters amid allegations he ignored rampant sexual harassment.

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6:42 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

Fired Ohio State Band Director Vows To Clear Name

An attorney says the fired director of Ohio State University's marching band has become a scapegoat for behavior that occurred before his leadership and he'll fight to clear his name.

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7:31 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Officials Release New Numbers In Measles, Mumps Outbreaks

Ohio's measles outbreak appears to be coming to an end. 

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6:52 am
Fri July 11, 2014

Researchers Near Breakthrough Fighting Drug-Resistant Bacteria

Credit National Institutes of Health

Researchers at Ohio State and Harvard Universities say they are on the cusp of a breakthrough in fighting E. coli and other drug-resistant bacteria.

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9:34 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

Gun Rights Groups Sue OSU Over Weapons Ban

A gun rights group has sued Ohio State University over its weapons ban, arguing it conflicts with rights provided by state law to permitting law-abiding gun owners.

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7:52 am
Tue July 8, 2014

OSU's Sprinkle Pleads Not Guilty To Multiple Charges

Ohio State defensive end Tracy Sprinkle has pleaded not guilty to drug, rioting and failure to disperse charges after a weekend bar fight in Lorain.

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