Sexual Misconduct

A law firm representing Ohio State University says claims about a former school physician allege sexual misconduct in his interactions and at his private, off-campus practice.

A powerful Republican Ohio lawmaker has been quietly cleared in a sexual harassment investigation conducted by an outside law firm where he worked for 36 years.

Ohio State University says more former male student-athletes from more than a dozen athletic teams have come forward to report alleged sexual misconduct by former school doctor Richard Strauss, who died in 2005.

The Ohio Attorney General's office says Washington County Prosecutor Kevin Rings has been indicted on misdemeanor counts of coercion and sexual imposition. 

Ohio House of Representatives

A Republican running against a GOP state lawmaker with whom she exchanged sexual text messages has followed through on her threat to release more texts, even as he  pursues an extortion claim against her.

Ohio State University says it has received confidential reports of alleged sexual misconduct involving former university doctor and trainer Richard Strauss, who died in 2005.

Ohio State University says an investigation is underway into sexual misconduct allegations against a former wrestling team trainer during the mid-1970s and into the late 1990s. 

Ohio House of Representatives

A Republican State Representative has been accused of inappropriate sexual conduct. 

Ohio Public Radio

Some state lawmakers are backing a new bill to reform sexual harassment training standards for their colleagues.

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A woman who accused candidate Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign of sexually harassing her more than a decade ago is running for a seat in the Ohio Legislature. 

Ohio Public Radio

Four female Democratic state lawmakers are calling on the head of the Ohio House to take action against a Republican lawmaker who made derogatory comments  at a going away party for a former staffer.

Ohio Public Radio

Two Republican state lawmakers have issued apologies for disparaging remarks they made earlier this week at a roast for a departing employee earlier this week. But some lawmakers are demanding more than apologies. 

Ohio Legislature

More allegations of inappropriate sexual comments by state lawmakers have surfaced. 

Records obtained by the Associated Press show a Columbus-based state gaming agent's sexual harassment complaint against her supervisor led state regulators to a larger pattern of intimidation and the man's firing in May.

Associated Press

Ohio Democratic Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur is making waves by linking women's clothing to sexual harassment.  

Ohio Public Radio

The speaker of the Ohio House is talking about the resignation of former Republican State Representative Wes Goodman, who allegedly sexually assaulted a teenager. 

Miami University

Sentencing is scheduled today for a former Miami University police officer found guilty of gross sexual imposition and abduction.

Republican U.S. Senator Rob Portman of Ohio wants to see the ethics process against Democratic Senator Al Franken and Michigan Democratic Congressman Jonn Conyers expedited.

Ohio Public Radio

More information, including allegations of harassment, is coming out against now-former Republican State Representative Wes Goodman.

The chief of staff to Ohio Senate Republicans says he's stepping down,

Ohio Public Radio

Ohio Supreme Court justice and Democratic gubernatorial candidate William O'Neill says he has deleted a social media post outlining his sexual history after being criticized in part for potentially identifying some of the women.

Republican State Treasurer and U.S. Senate candidate Josh Mandel says Roy Moore should quit the Alabama Senate race if allegations of sexual misconduct involving teenage girls are true.

Ohio Public Radio

Two Republican state lawmakers and a Democratic Senate staffer have resigned in the last month – all over what’s been termed “inappropriate behavior”.

Republican State Representative Wes Goodman has resigned amid allegations of inappropriate conduct.

The chief of staff for Democrats in the Ohio Senate has resigned after facing allegations of "inappropriate conduct" toward other employees.

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State treasurer and GOP U.S. Senate candidate Josh Mandel is declining to state a position on whether fellow Republican Roy Moore should quit the Alabama U.S. Senate race if allegations of sexual misconduct with minors prove true.

Ohio Governor John Kasich says allegations of sexual misconduct with a minor make Roy Moore unfit to serve and he should leave the race for U.S. Senate in Alabama.