Boom: Four Steubenville School Officials Indicted in Teen Rape Case

This morning, Ohio's Republican Attorney General Mike DeWine announced the findings of a grand jury investigation into the roles Steubenville school officials played in covering up the town's now-infamous sexual assault of a girl by football players a year ago in August. Among those charged? The school's… » 11/25/13 12:40pm 11/25/13 12:40pm

How to Feel About Ariel Castro's Suicide

Last night, just a month and change into serving his life + 1,000-year sentence for kidnapping three Cleveland women and keeping them captive under hellish conditions for a decade, Ariel Castro committed suicide in jail. After I heard the news, I felt a range of awful, base emotions, none of which made me feel good… » 9/04/13 11:30am 9/04/13 11:30am

Ohio State May Name Emergency Room After Abercrombie & Fitch

The day in which we all must sacrifice our young upon an altar to corporatocracy looms ever closer: Ohio State University is planning to name its new emergency department after Abercrombie & Fitch, a clothing company that peddles jean shorts and graphic tees about being horny and/or drunk and/or confused to teenagers. » 8/27/13 1:20pm 8/27/13 1:20pm

The Annotated Guide to Protecting Women From Abortion

Last Tuesday, one-woman filibuster machine Wendy Davis and her angry feminist army blocked the Texas GOP from voting on an evil omnibus anti-abortion bill. Success! Until the next day, when Governor Rick Perry, Grand Protector of Ladies From Themselves, announced a second special session so he could put the bill back… » 7/01/13 3:00pm 7/01/13 3:00pm

Historic Women's Safe Haven Is Sold, Will Reopen as Cute Trendy Hotel

Anna Louise Inn opened its doors to ambitious and independent women in Cincinnati looking to start their careers and lives in 1909. Situated in the historic Lytle Park neighborhood, the dormitory-like building has classic, Federal and Victorian style architecture and is surrounded by plenty of green lawns. For the… » 5/20/13 4:15pm 5/20/13 4:15pm

Children of Ohio, You Are Officially Screwed When It Comes to Sex Ed

Apparently being known for Steubenville isn't enough for Ohio — they're now trying to corner the market on not educating their teens about sex. Yesterday, the Ohio House Finance Committee's Republican members voted to adopt a state budget amendment that mandates an abstinence-only approach to sexual education. Oh,… » 4/17/13 1:50pm 4/17/13 1:50pm