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J.D. Vance talks Ohio’s opioid epidemic

J.D. Vance signs his book, “Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of Family and Culture in Crisis.” Credit: Owen Daugherty | Lantern reporters

At first glance, J.D. Vance looks more like a polished startup investor than the self-proclaimed “hillbilly” the title of his book would lead one to believe. But Vance — an Ohio State alumnus who graduated 2009 and studied political science and philosophy — said he ...

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Campus area crime map April 10 – 16

A rape reportedly occurred at an off-campus location on April 3 and was reported to the Columbus Division of Police on Wednesday at 4:22 p.m. (Not pictured on map.) An assault was reported to CPD on North High Street near East 17th Avenue at 2:30 ...

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Students lukewarm on commencement-speaker pick

On Wednesday morning, Ohio State announced that Abigail Wexner will deliver the Spring Commencement address to 11,500 graduates — and the student reaction to the speaker selection has been mixed. Wexner — a lawyer, philanthropist and OSU Board of Trustees member — is also the ...

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Small businesses wary of High Street changes

As High Street construction brings more national chains, coffee shop owners say local businesses have a role to play in maintaining OSU’s history. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Social Media Editor

As construction continues on North High Street, national chains and companies are eyeing locations throughout the off-campus area. However, some local businesses are wary of the changes, worried they might squeeze out fellow Columbus originals. Mike Heslop, owner of local coffee shop Kafe Kerouac — ...

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