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by Chad D. Baus
Another student of The Ohio State University has been attacked and robbed near campus, and some students have had enough.
First, from WBNS (CBS Columbus):
Police said that a student was attacked and robbed near the Ohio State campus on Tuesday night.
The crime was part of a string reported in the area over the last few weeks.
According to police, a man was walking in the 1500 block of Neil Avenue, near Eighth Avenue, at about 7:14 p.m. when two men approached the student and implied they had a gun. Then, they forcibly removed the student's backpack, police said.
The area where the crime occurred had some lights but was much darker than the campus area one block north where the sidewalks have more lighting, 10TV's Shayla Reaves reported.
The attack was the fourth this month and the second this week, police said.
Last week, we reported that seven Ohio State students had been victimized in violent robberies, six at gunpoint.
According to uweekly.com, some OSU students have decided they've had enough:
by Chad D. Baus
Gongwer News Service reported recently that the agency that oversees Capitol Square moved Monday to avoid a public hearing on gun regulations.
On October 20, the unelected CSRAB voted to prohibit concealed guns on the property surrounding the Statehouse.
From coverage at the time from The Columbus Dispatch:
"The thought was that the board wants to be proactive as we continue to have more events outside," said Gregg Dodd, the board's deputy director.
"The board's intent is to make the Statehouse the people's house, inclusive and acceptable to everybody, and we just want to assure that all families that are visiting and the Downtown work force that it continues to be a safe gathering place."
Dodd did not explain how the board believes a policy banning people who are legally exercising a constitutional and statutorial right is more "inclusive," or why they believe ensuring that only criminals will have guns on the Statehouse grounds is more "safe."
According to The Dispatch, much of the impetus for the change stemmed from the Ohio Second Amendment Rally which was held last year in conjunction with a rally that occurred a week later in Washington, D.C. The article says the board wanted to bar attendees at the Second Amendment March from "packing heat," but was told by the attorney general's office that no policy existed for a ban.
From Gongwer News Service's coverage of the decision to skip a public hearing: