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CLEVELAND (AP) - Ohio State University has denied a request to rent space for an appearance by white nationalist Richard Spencer, citing risks to public safety. An attorney representing the university says in a letter sent Friday the university consulted with law enforcement and considered Spencer's appearance at the University of Florida earlier in the week before deciding to turn down the request. A lawyer for Spencer's associates says he plans to follow through on a threat to sue Ohio State.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Cleveland State University officials says they'll offer sensitivity training and create an advisory committee after being criticized for their response to a campus flyer that urged LGBT students to kill themselves. President Ronald Berkman says the university initially was committed to upholding free speech rights instead of condemning the flyer. The school said Friday that its response was inadequate and that the flyer was an attack on its minority students.
MORAINE, Ohio (AP) - Authorities say a man who pointed a gun at two Ohio police officers investigating a report of a suspicious vehicle has been fatally shot by them. Morain police Chief Craig Richardson says police shot Jamarco McShann on Friday in the Dayton suburb and McShann died at the scene. The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation says its Special Investigations Unit will conduct an independent investigation into what happened.
IRONTON, Ohio (AP) - A man suspected in the deadly Ohio shootings of a 7-year-old boy and three other relatives and a related non-fatal stabbing has pleaded not guilty to numerous charges including aggravated murder and attempted murder. Twenty-three-year-old Arron Lawson pleaded not guilty Friday in a Lawrence County court. A message seeking comment was left for his attorney.
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