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Ohio State University Marching Band Investigation Reveals Disturbing Culture Of Sexual Harassment
The director of the Ohio State University marching band has been fired following a disturbing report that he allowed and oversaw a deep-seated culture of sexual harassment during his decade leading the band, The Columbus Dispatch reports. The report from ...

Ohio State marching band chief fired after probe
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University fired the director of its celebrated marching band on Thursday amid allegations he knew about and ignored "serious cultural issues," some involving rituals where students were pressured to march in their ...

Ohio State band director fired, "sexualized culture" exposed
A sex scandal is rocking one of the country's most celebrated marching bands. The leader of Ohio State University's "Pride of the Buckeyes" has been fired after the school learned of widespread sexual harassment and intimidation among the performers ...

Ohio State band marches on after director's firing
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio State marching band is moving forward without its director: A day after he was fired, the band is performing with the Columbus Symphony in what is often considered its unofficial season kickoff. The university dismissed ...

Northeast Ohio woman to be sentenced in enslavement of mentally disabled woman
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A northeast Ohio woman convicted along with her boyfriend of enslaving a mentally disabled woman in their home for nearly two years will be sentenced in federal court in Youngstown. Thirty-three-year-old Jessica Hunt faces a possible ...

Ohio State Fires Marching Band Director After Finding Tradition of Sexual Hazing
Ohio State University fired the director of its renowned marching band on Thursday and released a report describing a culture of harassment and alcohol abuse in which students were told to mimic sex acts, march down the aisle of a bus while others tried to ...

Ohio community makes plans to house immigrant children
Immigrant children may come to Ohio Feds move for extradition of former Ohio treasurer's aide from Pakistan A tweet and trouble over charter schools in Ohio Gund puts up $5 million for Public Square redo Mahoning County auditor faces removal decision today ...

Ohio State fires band director over sexual harassment
Ohio State University has fired its marching band director Jonathan Waters after a two-month investigation uncovered a "serious cultural issues and an environment conducive to sexual harassment" among the students, the school announced on Thursday.

‘Sexualized culture’ cited in firing of Ohio State marching band director
Ohio State fired the director of its popular marching band for allowing what the school President Michael Drake termed “an environment conducive to sexual harassment within the band, creating a hostile environment for students.” John Waters had been ...

Ohio State Marching Band Chief Fired Over Alleged 'Sexualized' Culture
Ohio State University fired the director of its celebrated marching band on Thursday after determining he ignored a "sexualized" culture of rituals including students being pressured to march in their underwear and participate in sexually themed stunts.

Cause sought for gunfight between patient, doctor
A hospital worker views police activity near the scene of a shooting at a wellness center attached to Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Darby, Pa., on Thursday, July 24, 2014. A doctor grazed by gunfire from a patient who had entered his office in a suburban hospital's psychiatric unit stopped him by returning fire with his own gun and injuring him, authorities said. (AP Photo)DARBY, Pa. (AP) — Authorities are trying to determine why a man identified as a patient fatally shot a caseworker at a hospital complex in a Philadelphia suburb and whether a psychiatrist who pulled out his own gun and wounded the patient had concerns about him.

Prosecutor: Man faces charges in hospital shooting
DARBY, Pa. (AP) — A man who authorities say fatally shot a caseworker at a hospital complex near Philadelphia and was then shot by his psychiatrist remains listed in critical condition.

Russia says up to 40 shells hit Russian territory on Friday
A Russian security official said up to 40 shells fired by Ukrainian forces fell on Friday on the Russian province of Rostov near the border with eastern Ukraine where Kiev is fighting pro-Russian separatists. Vasily Malayev, a regional representative of Russia's Federal Security Service branch devoted to border security, was quoted by Russian news agency Interfax as saying that 30 shells had landed in a village in the region. "There are no victims or casualties as a result of the shooting on Russian territory from the Ukrainian side. Around 30 artillery shells have been launched onto the territory of Rostov province," Interfax quoted him as saying.

Even the dead search for shelter from Gaza bombs
By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Almost half of the Gaza Strip is a no-go area shelled by Israeli ground forces during almost three weeks of fighting, sending not just the living but the dead in search of a safe place to rest. "We have no time to rest, dead or alive," said Hassan glumly as he shook hands with well-wishers.

Russia says Ukraine shelled across the border with intent to kill law enforcement officers
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia said on Friday Ukraine had targeted Russian law enforcement officers by shelling across the border from eastern Ukraine where government forces are fighting pro-Russian separatists. "Those who shot from Ukraine carried out the shooting purposefully with an intent to kill Russian law enforcement officials," said Russia's Investigative Committee, saying none of its officers had been injured. (Reporting by Thomas Grove; Editing by Alissa de Carbonnel)

Italy-Russia submarine meeting delay due to scheduling issues-spokesman
A planned meeting of partners in an Italian-Russian project to build a small new generation submarine has been postponed due to scheduling issues but the delay was not related to the current political situation, a spokesman for Italy's Fincantieri said on Friday. Antonio Autorino, spokesman for the Italian shipbuilder, said the project to develop a 1,000-ton diesel submarine, the S-1000, was still only at the study phase and another date for the meeting would be agreed later. Earlier, Russia's Itar-Tass agency reported that the project was suspended because of the "political situation" following Western sanctions on Russia over the Ukraine crisis.

Gaza toll tops 800, four Palestinians killed in West Bank
International efforts for a humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza ramped up on Friday, as tensions erupted in the West Bank where four Palestinians were killed by Israeli gunfire. The United States has worked with Egypt on a plan that, diplomats say, would provide a humanitarian pause in the deadly Israel-Hamas conflict ahead of talks on key issues. The plan is being pressed by US Secretary of State John Kerry, who is with UN chief Ban Ki-moon in Cairo for talks to end violence that has killed 832 Palestinians as well as 36 people on the Israeli side. Israel's security cabinet was meeting to discuss a truce proposal passed to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu by Kerry, Israeli media reported.

Israel says soldier missing in Gaza confirmed dead
Smoke from an Israeli strike rises over the Gaza Strip, Friday, July 25, 2014. An Israeli defense official says the Israeli Security Cabinet is meeting to discuss international ceasefire efforts, but also the option of expanding its eight-day-old ground operation in Gaza. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says an Israel soldier Hamas claimed to have captured in the Gaza Strip earlier this week was in fact killed in battle on that day.

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