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Cool Guys at Ohio State University Offer 'Daughter Daycare' and Promise 'Dads, We'll Take it From Here'

Yesterday it was frat boys at Old Dominion University offering a “freshman daughter drop-off” via enormous bedsheet banners hanging off the sides of their balcony. Today, the very cool guys are at Ohio State University in Columbus, where an off-campus house full of seniors is getting a lot of attention for their own… »8/25/15 9:20am8/25/15 9:20am

New Ohio Bill Would Make Abortion Illegal if Down Syndrome is Given as Reason

The New York Times has a long story on a new bill in Ohio that would make it illegal for doctors to perform an abortion if the sole reason is to avoid giving birth to a child with Down syndrome. The bill, which is supported by the National Right to Life Committee, is widely expected to pass both Ohio’s House and… »8/23/15 12:30pm8/23/15 12:30pm

Love Triangle Involving Cousin Leads to Very Redneck Arson

A news reporter speaking to the victim of a fire got an amazing scoop when he asked the woman, whose garage was set ablaze, if she had any idea about who committed the arson and why. “I don’t want to mention no names,” the woman said before revealing that it was her cousin who did it. But the reason why? That needs to… »7/24/15 10:33am7/24/15 10:33am

Ohio Town Fears Women Are Being Targeted by Serial Killer

A small Ohio city where six women have been murdered or disappeared may be targeted by a serial killer. The women have all died or gone missing from Chillicothe, a Rust Belt city whose population is just under 22,000. According to news accounts, several of the women had been sex workers; a few also had struggled with… »6/24/15 2:00pm6/24/15 2:00pm

'I Will Slit Your Throat': Brianna Wu Shares Recording of Death Threat

In an op-ed for The Mary Sue, video game developer Brianna Wu wrote on Wednesday about the latest terrifying death threats she’s receiving, these from a man who’s repeatedly called her house and described, both to her and her husband, his plans to murder her. She also included a recording of him promising, “I’m going… »5/21/15 3:45pm5/21/15 3:45pm

Ohio Abortion Providers Now Required to Do Fetal Test That Doesn't Exist

States like Texas and Missouri have been loudly crowing for years about their success in making abortion harder and harder to access. But today, let's take a moment to recognize, once again, the contributions Ohio has made to the cause: a thicket of confusing, burdensome, and sometimes contradictory laws and… »3/03/15 2:30pm3/03/15 2:30pm

Father Stabs His Trans Child to Death, Tells Police It Was a Cult

An Ohio man's been arrested for the death of his 22-year-old child, Bri Golec, whom he murdered for being transgender. Kevin Golec, who continues identifying Bri as "his son" told police that Bri had been murdered by a cult. The cult he may have been referring to was the trans community, of which Bri had, at least at… »2/17/15 1:15pm2/17/15 1:15pm

Anti-Abortion Congressman Tim Ryan Publicly (Finally) Changes Mind

Congressman Tim Ryan, a Democrat from Ohio, announced in an op-ed today that he's changed his previously anti-abortion stance, writing, "Each and every American deserves the right to deal with these difficult situations in consultation with their families, close friends or religious advisers," and that pregnancy is "a… »1/28/15 4:40pm1/28/15 4:40pm

Steubenville Superintendent Resigns to Avoid Criminal Charges

Michael McVey, the superintendent of schools in Steubenville, Ohio, has agreed to resign from his job in exchange for not facing criminal charges related to the district's handling of a 2012 rape of a teenage girl by two football players. McVey was indicted in November 2013 on charges including evidence tampering and… »1/13/15 11:30am1/13/15 11:30am