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Ohio State men’s basketball pulls away from Merrimack in win

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Roddy Gayle Jr. scored 20 points, Zed Key added a double-double off the bench and the Ohio State men’s basketball team used a big second-half run to break away from Merrimack in a 76-52 victory on Nov. 15.

A 3-pointer from Bryan Etumnu and a pair of free throws by Samba Diallo had Merrimack within six points with about 9 1/2 minutes to go. Ohio State responded with a 16-0 run in which Jamison Battle hit two 3-pointers and scored eight points, giving the Buckeyes a 65-43 lead with 5 1/2 minutes remaining.

The Buckeyes extended the run to 24-3 and led 73-46 with 2:13 to go.

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AWS opens 20th Think Big Space at a Central Ohio school

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Amazon Web Services (AWS) has opened another new Think Big Space Classroom at a Central Ohio School.

On Nov. 13, AWS held a ribbon cutting at Jonathan Alder Canaan Middle School in Plain City. This is the second space in the Johnathan Alder school district and 20th in Central Ohio, more than anywhere else in the world.

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Ryan Earns 200th Win at Ohio State with 53-0 Victory over Edinboro

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No. 7 Ohio State (2-0) earned its second dual victory of the season with a 53-0 win over visiting Edinboro (0-1) Sunday at the Covelli Center. The win gave Tom Ryan, head coach of the Buckeyes, his 200th dual victory at Ohio State. He now has 309 for his career.

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Giving sight through sound: A Columbus school for the blind marches into student success

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Giving sight through sound. Each note, an open window to the world, giving clear vision that at one time wasn’t there.

Teachers indicate for blind students, music can provide a great form of self-expression, help kids share their feelings and literally develop a rhythm for life.

The Ohio State School for the Blind is providing that drum beat of success for students.

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Ohio Soccer Takes Down Buffalo 1-0

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The Ohio women’s soccer team (3-4-2) won their first game in Mid-American Conference play by beating Buffalo (4-2-3) 1-0 this afternoon (Sept. 24). The Bobcats’ win was Buffalo’s conference loss since 2021.

Sophomore goalkeeper Celeste Sloma (Columbus, Ohio) faced the first action of the game for the Bobcats. In quick succession, the sophomore faced two challenging shots that threatened the Bobcats. However, she was able to keep them out and maintain the 0-0 score.

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Central Ohio braces for heatwave: Columbus offers cool retreats

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX) — Temperatures are expected to be in the 90‘s through Friday and Central Ohio will be under an excessive heat watch Thursday.

The City of Columbus is reminding residents of free public spaces open to all to cool down. Including malls and libraries.

“We have 23 library locations serving Franklin County. Each one of those 23 is equipped with air conditioning, Wi-Fi, and of course great books. And plenty of spaces to sit hang out relax. We always like to say come loiter at the library. How many places can say that? Come loiter,” said Ben Zenitsky with Columbus Metropolitan Library.

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Huge weekend of high school football kicks off season

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OHIO — What better place to begin the 2023 Ohio High School Athletic Association Game of the Week on Spectrum News 1, then where it will end?

Of course, Canton’s Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium is the site of the OHSAA state championships Nov. 30 through Dec. 2, but it’s also the venue for a gathering of state champions—including from outside Ohio—on Saturday.

It’s all part of the “Northeast Ohio vs. America Showcase”, a series of four games featuring top teams from that part of the state, as well as schools from Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky and Virginia.

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The science of reading and what it means for Ohio students

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio students will be heading back to the classroom with a new ReadOhio initiative to encourage improved literacy skills.

“Reading is the key that unlocks the door to so many other things and many opportunities in life.” said Gov. Mike DeWine.

On Thursday, DeWine announced a new state-approved curriculum, The Science of Reading, for K-12 schools. It refers to research that has been conducted for decades by scientists and literacy experts that shows there is an actual science behind learning to read and that certain skills need to be taught, including phonics.

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A crowd of 500 fans were on hand for the first fall practice open to the public in remembered history

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he Ohio State University Buckeyes hit the practice fields at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center Thursday morning for the start of fall camp in front of 500 fans who paid $30 apiece to attend (and receive a cool hat) and a large media contingent. This is the first fall camp practice open to the general public that anyone on hand could remember. The team will practice in front of 500 fans again Friday before closing the remaining practices.

Camp started with 120 Buckeyes on the active roster, a number that grew by 10 with a recent NCAA decision to increase numbers during fall camp. Ohio State’s team is comprised on offense of six quarterbacks, eight running backs, eight tight ends/fullbacks, 17 wide receivers and 19 offensive linemen. On defense, Ohio State has 11 cornerbacks, 11 linebackers, 12 safeties and 19 defensive linemen. There are nine special teamers on the roster.

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An early look at the 2023-24 Ohio State roster

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — For a program that generally plays a defensive style, their NCAA playoff debut was an eye-opener for fans who had not seen Ohio State hockey previously.

The Buckeyes blasted past Harvard 8-1 in the Bridgeport Regional, before falling to Quinnipiac — as seemingly every Big Ten team did at some point in March or April.

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