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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Twenty-nine more plaintiffs have joined a lawsuit against Ohio State University by alumni who say they're victims of sexual misconduct by a team doctor. Counting the new allegations, the lawsuits allege more than 20 school officials and employees, including athletic directors, knew of concerns about Dr. Richard Strauss but didn't stop him. The school has sought to dismiss the suit as time-barred by law but insists it's looking for the truth, not ignoring the men's stories. Strauss died in 2005.
WAVERLY, Ohio (AP) - A suspect in the slaying of eight family members has agreed to return to Ohio following his arrest in Kentucky. George "Billy" Wagner III was arrested after being found in a horse trailer in Lexington on Tuesday. The 47-year-old Wagner waived his rights to an extradition hearing in a brief appearance Wednesday in Lexington district court.
ATHENS, Ohio (AP) - A university in Ohio has ordered a fraternity chapter to stop all activities after a student who recently pledged the group died. Ohio University said in a statement Tuesday that it ordered the Epsilon Chapter of Sigma Pi Fraternity to immediately stop "all organizational activities." The order was issued a day after the 18-year-old died. He was found unresponsive Monday in an off-campus apartment. Police haven't released a cause of death. A message was left at the fraternity's headquarters.
CLEVELAND (AP) - A man accused of scouting locations in Cleveland to attack people watching Fourth of July fireworks and who talked about carrying out additional bombings has been found competent to stand trial. A U.S. magistrate adopted the conclusion of a psychologist who evaluated 48-year-old Demetrius Pitts. Court records show Pitts' attorney agreed to the findings Tuesday. A message seeking comment was left for Pitts' attorney Wednesday. Pitts is charged with attempted support of a terrorist organization.
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