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“Warm line” part of OSU suicide Task Force recommendation report




The Ohio State mental health and suicide task force has come out with a list of recommendations after four people have fallen/jumped from campus garages in 19 months.

Three of those people died, one survived.

The Task Force also recommends:

  • Promoting “A Culture of Care” on campus, which includes faculty proactively reaching out to students.
  • Enhanced suicide screening procedures.
  • Creation of a “warm line” for students. Different from a hotline- a “warm line” is intended for non-emergency, peer-to-peer support.
  • Crisis hotline signage in every garage on campus

“We have resources available, but the most heartbreaking thing is when students don’t know those resources are at their fingertips,” said OSU Student Government President Shamina Merchant, per 10TV. “And there’s ways we continue to work to make sure that they are aware of those resources, and advancing the culture of care that we have on this campus to reduce stigma related to mental health. And make sure that we never have a situation where another student feels that they don’t have somebody to turn to.”

Earlier this week a student named Joshua Song fell/jumped from the Lane Avenue parking garage and died.

Daniel Birdsall, 19, a sophomore studying sociology, died after falling from the university’s Union South garage this past April.

Four days later, Kelly Denlinger, 35, a former student at Ohio State who last attended in 2007 fell from the same garage but survived.


In February 2017, Madison Paul, 19, a first-year, pre-med neurosciences major from Zanesville, died after a fall at the garage. Officials later determined it was a suicide.

Office of Student Life’s Counseling and Consultation Service (CCS) by visiting or calling 614-292-5766.

CCS is located on the 4th Floor of the Younkin Success Center and 10th Floor of Lincoln Tower.

You can reach an on call counselor when CCS is closed at 614-292-5766 and 24 hour emergency help is also available through the 24/7 National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-TALK or at

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“#NoPlaceForHate” Sawmill Rd marchers fly messages of hate




A group of people marched down Sawmill Road over the weekend waving a flag considered to be an iteration of the Nazi Germany war banner.

State Representative Beth Liston posted photos to Facebook of several individuals walking on a sidewalk, some carrying American Flags, others carrying Trump 2020 flags, and one carrying a bright green flag that she says is used by the alt-right to represent hate.

Another person pictured is waving a "Proud Boys" banner which represents a far-right organization that only admits men.

"We must all unequivocally condemn this message. #NoPlaceForHate," wrote Liston

According to the SPL Center, the green flag carried by one of the men in the photo is the “national flag of Kekistan” that mimics a German Nazi war flag.

"Alt-righters are particularly fond of the way the banner trolls liberals who recognize its origins." —SPL Center website

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Rossi goes ratless, opens after “emergency” rodent activity closure




Update: After less than 48 hours of being issued a red sticker by the Columbus Public Health Department for "rodent activity in the basement prep area" The Rossi Bar + Kitchen is back open for business.

In an excited post on Facebook, The Rossi thanked their "loyal and wonderful" customers for their support through the closure.

Scroll down for more on The Rossi's emergency order.

08/15/2019: Someone is getting assigned to some "Charlie Work" after The Rossi Bar and Kitchen was served a red sticker by the Columbus Public Health Department.

The Short North restaurants was issued an emergency order yesterday because of "rodent activity in the basement prep area." Reportedly, inspectors discovered dead rats in traps and excessive rat feces in the bowels of the 895 N. High St. building.

Rossi will remain closed until the facility is cleaned, holes in the basement are repaired, and the rats are under control, according to a post from Tom Sussi, a local licensed and insured Private Investigator.

Sussi added that sources informed him that employees are not being paid on time.

In an Instagram post, Rossi announced it'd be closed "for the next few days due to emergency repair."
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Knead a bakery? Former downtown Kroger facility up for sale




The former Kroger bakery near downtown Columbus has been put up for sale. Offers are now being made on the 10-acre property at 457 Cleveland Ave.

The bakery closed in February after more than 90 years in business. Kroger claimed "the outdated layout and age of the equipment" were inhibiting the company from staying competitive.

Senior Vice President of real estate company CBRE, Joseph Kimener, told NBC4i the property would be very desirable for incoming tech companies.

Final offers are to be submitted by August 28 at 5:00 PM.

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