Female lawmakers speak about rapes as abortion bills advance


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — For more than two decades, Nancy Mace did not speak publicly about her rape. In April, when she finally broke her silence, she chose the most public of forums — before her colleagues in South Carolina's legislature.

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  • Written by By JULIE CARR SMYTH and CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press

'Shocking': Ohio State doc abused 177, officials were aware


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A now-dead Ohio State team doctor sexually abused at least 177 male students from the 1970s through the 1990s, and numerous university officials got wind of what was going on over the years but did little or nothing to stop him, according to a report released by the school Friday.

  • Written by By KANTELE FRANKO and JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press

'Hoss' the Ohio hair ball is 125 pounds and counting


CAMBRIDGE, Ohio (AP) — What's 4 feet tall, 125 pounds and is covered in hair?

No, it's not Cousin Itt of the Addams Family. It's Hoss, the giant ball of human hair.

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  • Written by By SHERIDAN HENDRIX The Columbus Dispatch