COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The director of the Ohio State University marching band has been fired over allegations he knew about and ignored "serious cultural issues" including sexual harassment. Ohio State president Michael Drake says a two-month investigation has found a "sexualized" culture where students were pressured to march in their underwear and earn sexually-explicit nicknames with performances. Jonathan Waters had led the band since 2012.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A former top official at the Ohio Department of Taxation has pleaded guilty to a dereliction of duty charge in a case involving more than $30 million in business tax refunds wrongly withheld from companies that had properly requested the money. Rick Anthony served as Ohio's deputy tax commissioner. Inspector General Randall Meyer says Anthony entered the plea this week.
CINCINNATI (AP) - Vice President Joe Biden spoke today to the National Urban League conference in Cincinnati. The conference's theme is "One Nation Underemployed." Biden says the United States needs to increase its skilled workforce to meet new business needs and to improve roads, bridges and other transportation to spur growth.
NEW YORK (AP) - A person with knowledge of the meeting tells The Associated Press that Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon will have a hearing with NFL officials in New York on August 1st. Gordon was arrested this month on charges of driving while intoxicated after speeding down a street in Raleigh, North Carolina. He was suspended for two games last season for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.
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