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Gov. John Kasich’s decision to skip gubernatorial debate draws mix of criticism, praise

October 21, 2014
For the first time in more than 30 years, an Ohio gubernatorial debate will not include a Republican candidate — something that party opponents are criticizing, while an expert said it might be the right move for the GOP. Democratic candidate Ed FitzGerald and Green Party candidate Anita Rios are set to debate at the City Club of Cleveland on Wednesday at 6 p.m. Kasich, the Republican incumbent, declined to participate, according to the Club’s website. This is the first Ohio gubernatorial debate that won’t feature one of the major parties since 1978, according to The Toledo Blade. It is also the first to feature a Green Party candidate, according… Read more

Jalin Marshall morphing into all-around playmaker for Ohio State

October 21, 2014
When Jalin Marshall arrived at Ohio State, he found himself adjusting to not only a new level of football, but a new position as well. The redshirt-freshman H-back played quarterback at Middletown High School in Middletown, Ohio, but chose to change positions with his future on the gridiron in mind. “I felt like the next level for me wouldn’t be at quarterback,” the 5-foot-11-inch Marshall said Monday. “Just because of the height and all that stuff. I felt like it was a lot of challenges there for me to play at the next level.” Ranked the No. 1 recruit in the state by 247Sports coming out of high school, Marshall… Read more

Opinion: Taylor Swift’s fandom more a product of her lifestyle, not music

October 21, 2014
Early Tuesday morning, an eight-second clip of garbled white noise swiftly rose to the top of the Canadian iTunes music chart. The clip, vaguely titled “Track 3,” was a simple placeholder on the listing for Taylor Swift’s soon-to-be-released album “1989.” The track was released because of an apparent glitch in the iTunes system, but nevertheless, its lack of content did nothing to deter countless fans from spending 1.29 Canadian dollars on the download and propelling it into the coveted No. 1 slot. “Track 3”’s ability to soar atop today’s latest hits on the charts is every bit as impressive as it is confounding — an accomplishment that serves as a… Read more

Sports Perspective: LeBron James, Cavaliers come to Columbus

October 21, 2014
It was another busy episode of Sports Perspective, as we go from the gridiron to the court to the ice. First, we take a look at the recap of Ohio State’s 56-17 victory over Rutgers from assistant Sports Director Aaron Yerian before Hayden takes us to the Schottenstein Center for a glimpse of LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers before hockey reporter Evan Szymkowicz takes us through the Buckeyes loss to the Miami University Redhawks on the ice.… Read more