COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio State's marching band is informally killing off its season by performing with the Columbus Symphony tonight in spite of yesterday's firing of band director Jonathan Waters. Investigators say students in the band were pressured to march in their underwear and perform sexually-themed stunts to earn often explicit nicknames.
CINCINNATI (AP) - A Catholic charity in the Cincinnati region says it has applied for a federal grant aimed at bringing to Ohio some of the immigrant children who have flooded across the U.S. border in recent weeks. A charity official tells The Cincinnati Enquirer it would house children in a dormitory environment and would also provide them education and counseling.
FREMONT, Ohio (AP) - Several hundred friends and community members turned out last night for a candlelight vigil for a man who turned up dead after attending a concert in Cleveland. Cory Barron's body was found Tuesday at an Oberlin landfill, with police suspecting he fell down a garbage chute at Cleveland's Progressive Field and landed in a waste container.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The state has begun its seasonal testing of mosquitoes for West Nile virus after the program was a victim of federal budget cuts last year. The Columbus Dispatch reports a state lab is doing the testing and has already confirmed an infected mosquito in Licking County.
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