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2 Ohio State students arrested in Woodfest chaos post bail

The two Ohio State students who were arrested early Sunday morning for assault on a police officer have posted bail, according to court documents.

Matthew Coleman, 19, majoring in biology, and Brian Witt, 21, majoring in civil engineering, both posted bond Monday morning. Judge Paul Herbert set the bail for the three suspects at $25,000 each.

As of 2:40 p.m. on Monday, Michael Shivak, 21, had not posted bail.

Coleman and Witt did not immediately return The Lantern‘s emails.

Police arrested the three after officers said they threw bottles and cans at police following Woodfest ’11, a block party on East Woodruff Avenue Saturday afternoon through early Sunday morning.

Sgt. Richard Weiner, public information officer for the Columbus Police Department, said officers on the scene acted appropriately.

“It was not until everyone came out into the street that we reacted,” Weiner said. “I can tell you our response was more than appropriate. We cannot afford to let that go on. We can not afford not to act.”

Woodfest was a celebration of school spirit and American pride, said Chang Song, a fourth-year in finance and DJ of the block party.

Witt and Shivak were each charged with one count of assault on a police officer, Coleman was charged with two counts of assault on a police officer.

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