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Woman stabbed in neck near Ohio State campus

March 27, 2015
A felonious assault was reported near Ohio State’s campus Thursday evening after a woman was stabbed in the neck. The Columbus Division of Police has a suspect in custody, and the victim is currently in stable condition at OSU’s Wexner Medical Center, said Sgt. Rich Weiner, a spokesman for Columbus Police. Officers were dispatched at 5:41 p.m. to East 16th Avenue and North Pearl Street, where they arrested Angelica Ann Marie Hubbard with a knife in her hand, Weiner said. The victim, Saquella Sejuan Harris, was with Hubbard’s ex-boyfriend, and when Hubbard saw Harris and the boyfriend, she started to fight Harris, Weiner said. Both were unarmed at the time,… Read more

Midway on High requiring student IDs on weekends

March 26, 2015
Citing its decision as an effort to cut down on “creeps” and other people lurking around the bar and dance floor on weekends, Midway on High said it has started requiring a student ID in addition to a driver’s license for entry on Friday and Saturday nights. The plan to eliminate non-students from the bar was announced last month on Midway’s official Twitter account, @MidwayonHigh. The account tweeted, “In an effort to cut down on [weird] (sic) non-student creepy people at the bar, we will be checking for college ID at the doors at 11.” Midway, which serves customers 21 years of age and older, had been receiving complaints from… Read more

Star House aims to provide help to homeless youth

March 22, 2015
Many people have a moment that changes their life. For Natasha Slesnick, that moment was meeting a homeless youth. From then on, she knew what her life was going to be dedicated to. “I was appalled,” Slesnick said. “I could not believe that we are one of the richest countries in the world, yet we have kids living on the streets who are hungry, who are scared, who are attacked, who are trading sex for a place to sleep or food or money, and I couldn’t tolerate this continuing to happen without doing something about it.” Slesnick, a professor in Ohio State’s Department of Human Sciences, previously lived in Albuquerque,… Read more

Law enforcement seeks help in catching the ‘Buckeye Bandit,’ allegedly involved in 20 bank robberies

March 20, 2015
A man in the Columbus area has been robbing banks wearing, in some instances, Ohio State apparel, law enforcement officials said at a Friday press conference. His actions and fashion choices have led to those officials giving him a nickname: the “Buckeye Bandit.” At the press conference, the FBI, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Columbus Division of Police and the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office appealed to the public for assistance in finding the Buckeye Bandit. The man has allegedly been involved in at least 20 Columbus-area bank robberies since 2013. According to to an FBI Cincinnati Division press release, the Buckeye Bandit is a suspect in robberies… Read more

Off-campus area might have increased security, clean-ups

March 12, 2015
Property owners with land near Ohio State’s campus are pushing for increased security and environmental maintenance in the area. After receiving a petition from University District High Street property owners, the Columbus City Council is considering approval of a special improvement district, or SID, in the area, which would allow property owners to fund projects specifically targeted at improving the safety and cleanliness of the area. Ohio law allows property owners in an area to petition for the establishment of a special improvement district in their area “for the purpose of developing and implementing plans for public improvements and public services that benefit the district.” Property owners in the district… Read more

Kappa Kappa Gamma suspended after pledge reportedly hit by car

March 7, 2015
The Beta Nu chapter of Kappa Kappa Gamma is under investigation from Ohio State. After receiving a cease and desist letter earlier this week, The Columbus Dispatch reported that the university is investigating the women’s fraternity because a pledge was hit by a car while she was intoxicated. The Dispatch reported that a 19-year-old student who was pledging was hit on Feb. 26 at the intersection of Indianola and 16th avenues, near Kappa Kappa Gamma’s house. A member of the chapter told the Dispatch that the pledge had been released from the hospital and is recovering. Dave Isaacs, spokesman for the Office of Student Life, said the cease and desist… Read more

Kappa Kappa Gamma under investigation for hazing incident

March 5, 2015
An Ohio State women’s fraternity has been issued a cease and desist letter from Student Conduct amid an investigation into an alleged hazing incident. The Kappa Kappa Gamma national women’s fraternity is currently investigating OSU’s Beta Nu chapter after receiving information on a hazing incident that allegedly involved members of the sorority on OSU’s campus, said Elizabeth Bailey, Kappa Kappa Gamma national fraternity vice president. “The fraternity is acting quickly and has already begun an investigation into the matter, working closely with campus and university officials,” Bailey said in an email. “The safety and security of our members are of upmost (sic) priority at this time.” Dave Isaacs, spokesman for… Read more

Third-years creating app to help students report suspicious activity

March 3, 2015
Austin Hartman, a second-year in chemical engineering, said he didn’t even know his neighbor had been stabbed to death over the weekend in their off-campus neighborhood until he read about it on Twitter hours after the incident. Columbus Police found 21-year-old John Austin Snyder “critically injured” in front of 2142 Summit St. on Sunday, a Columbus Police Department press release stated. Snyder was transported to Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center, but he died at approximately 4 a.m. Detectives have arrested a suspect, 23-year-old Alexander N. Delap of East Frambes Avenue. Snyder was a student at Columbus State Community College and Delap is an OSU student, according to The Columbus Dispatch.… Read more

Potholes get USG’s attention

March 2, 2015
Every time he goes home to Cleveland, Dylan MacDowell needs his car’s wheels realigned. “It’s because my car is constantly being put through hell anywhere I drive in the (campus) community,” said MacDowell, director of student affairs for Ohio State’s Undergraduate Student Government and a third-year in English. MacDowell lives off campus and said the reason he has needed to fix the wheels on his 2000 Infiniti twice in the past year was because of the amount of potholes that he hits off campus. To deal with the problem, USG is working with various organizations to get students the resources they need to report the potholes to the Columbus Department… Read more

Some students worried after fatal stabbing reported off campus

March 2, 2015
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  Some students are concerned about off-campus safety after a homicide was reported near Ohio State’s campus on Sunday morning. Officers responded to a report of a stabbing near Summit Street and Northwood Avenue on Sunday at about 3 a.m., according to a Columbus Police Department media release. They found 21-year-old John Austin Snyder “critically injured” in front of 2142 Summit St., the release stated. Snyder was transported to OSU’s Wexner Medical Center, but he died at approximately 4 a.m. Detectives arrested a suspect, 23-year-old Alexander N. Delap of East Frambes Avenue, and are in the process of executing a search warrant at the suspect’s residence. The investigation is still… Read more