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Team USA hockey coach: If players sit through the national anthem, they'll stay seated
When asked about 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and his much discussed protest, John Tortorella didn’t mince words.
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Suspect in killing of Ohio State student was being monitored by GPS, reports say
Funeral services for Reagan Tokes, 21, of Maumee, Ohio, are on Wednesday. Reagan  COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The man accused of raping and killing an Ohio State student was being monitored with a GPS at the time of the crime, reports say. Brian Golsby, 29, of Grove City, was released from prison in November 2016 after serving six years in connection with a 2010 attempted rape and robbery. Golsby had no permanent residence upon his release, so he was being monitored with a GPS, reports. "I can confirm that he was on GPS monitoring, which is not uncommon due to the fact that he did not have a permanent residence upon his release," JoEllen Smith, a spokeswoman for Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, tells the Columbus Dispatch. Smith said she could not go into the details on the rules Golsby had to follow and what restrictions were placed on him, the Dispatch reports. Golsby was given a temporary living space in a state contracted residential housing program, according to the Dispatch. Golsby is accused of killing Reagan Tokes, 21, of Maumee, Ohio, a suburb of Toledo. Tokes was a psychology student at Ohio State and was expected to graduate in May. According to, Golsby told police he confronted Tokes after she left work at about 9:45 p.m. on Feb. 8. He forced her to withdraw $60 from an ATM, then had her drive them in her car to Scioto Grove Metro Park in Grove City. Golsby then raped Tokes before shooting her twice in the head, killing her, according to reports. Tokes' body was found the next day in the park. The Dispatch reports investigators found a cigarette butt in the car and used DNA to match it to Golsby. On Tuesday, calling hours were held for Tokes in Maumee, reports. Her funeral is at 11 a.m. Wednesday. "We're all in shock. We're all mad. We all don't understand why this would happen," Pastor Joanie Schilling of Maumee United Methodist Church tells "Reagan is really full of life. [She] brought a light and smile to the room. ... We are celebrating all the highlights and the beautiful things about Reagan." If you'd like to comment on this post, please visit the crime and courts comments section. 
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Central Ohio village to build 6,500-seat athletic stadium
OBETZ, Ohio (AP) - A central Ohio village plans to spend $15 million to demolish the now-closed Columbus Motor Speedway and build a 6,500-seat athletic stadium on the site. The Columbus Dispatch reports ( ) officials in Obetz, which is less than 10 miles south of Columbus, will hold a ...
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More funding sought for post-9/11 veterans memorial in Ohio
SUNBURY, Ohio (AP) - The father of a Gold Star veteran who died in combat after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks is working with others to secure permanent funding for an Ohio memorial dedicated to the fallen soldiers. Jim Bernholtz and other Gold Star parents and veterans groups helped create ...
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Ohio coroner's offices face shortage amid spike in cases
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Coroner's offices in central Ohio are struggling to fill positions as caseloads increase and more doctors seek employment in the private sector. The Columbus Dispatch ( ) reports that the number of cases Ohio coroners and medical examiners are dealing with has been on the rise ...
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Former state official forms coalition for elderly Ohioans
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A former state official will lead a coalition of Ohio seniors and their families to identify and solve problems facing the population. The Columbus Dispatch ( ) reports that Barbara Riley, the former director of the Ohio Department of Aging, recently announced the formation of the ...
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