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Opinion: No Fracking Way

Anthony Perrin and Larkin Cleland Anthony Perrin and Larkin Cleland Opinion: No Fracking Way

“Fracked gas, in the past. Fracked gas, in the past.” Such was the chant echoing around Ohio State’s Main Oval on October 15, as we gathered with dozens of other students to protest the building of a new power plant, designed to supply the University’s heating and energy for decades to come. And yet, the […]

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OSU Construction Update: Arts District, Hospital Tower and More

Brent Warren Brent Warren OSU Construction Update: Arts District, Hospital Tower and More

Despite the wide array of challenges caused by the coronavirus pandemic – both financial and otherwise – construction crews have been busy on the campus of Ohio State University throughout 2020. Here’s the latest on some of the most significant projects, ranging from the almost-complete to the just-getting-started. Wexner Medical Center After unveiling the first […]

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Project Update: OSU’s West Campus Transformation

Brent Warren Brent Warren Project Update: OSU’s West Campus Transformation

Anyone driving past the intersection of Lane Avenue and Kenny Road recently has probably noticed the enormous pile of dirt located where several athletic fields used to be. Next to that pile of dirt is a large hole, where over the course of the next two-plus years the first of what could eventually be dozens […]

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New Building Proposed for High Street Across from OSU

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Building Proposed for High Street Across from OSU

A new proposal calls for a six-story, 68-unit apartment building at 1778 N. High St. in the University District. The project as initially submitted would require the demolition of two structures – a 100-year-old, three-story brick building that holds a BiBiBop restaurant on its ground floor; and a 20-year-old, single-story building that is home to […]

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OSU Gets Approval to Build Combined Heat and Power Plant

Brent Warren Brent Warren OSU Gets Approval to Build Combined Heat and Power Plant

The Ohio Power Siting Board has approved a proposal from Ohio State University to build a combined heat and power plant on its main campus. The natural gas-powered facility, which was opposed by the Sierra Club and several other environmental organizations, will be located on about one acre of OSU-owned land at the northeast corner […]

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Coronavirus Update: Big Ten Football to Resume this Fall

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Coronavirus Update: Big Ten Football to Resume this Fall

The Numbers COVID-19 cases — As of Wednesday, Sept. 16, 19,845 cases and 480 deaths from COVID-19 have been reported or are probable in Columbus and Worthington. Countywide, 26,555 cases and 655 deaths from COVID-19 have been reported by Columbus Public Health and Franklin County Public Health. Statewide, 140,518 cases and 4,555 deaths have been confirmed […]

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State Model Predicts 5,000 Ohioans Will Die from COVID-19 by October

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal State Model Predicts 5,000 Ohioans Will Die from COVID-19 by October

By Jake Zuckerman The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that more than 5,000 Ohioans will be dead from COVID-19 by the end of the month, according to new modeling. The agency released national and state-by-state models that combine forecasts from 35 modeling groups, mostly universities, into an “ensemble” prediction. About 5,080 Ohioans will be dead from […]

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