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The Scarlet Scoop: OSU community celebrates 10th anniversary of Light Up The Lake

December 5, 2014
The Ohio State community gathered at Mirror Lake Thursday to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Light Up The Lake. Lantern TV talked to Ohio Staters, Inc. about what goes into making the tradition happen. We also look at a new coffee trail near campus, and a group of puppies that are coming to the Ohio State libraries.… Read more

CABS driver to return to work after hitting pedestrian

December 4, 2014
A Campus Area Bus Service driver is expected to return to duty roughly a week after the bus he was operating struck a pedestrian off-campus. Columbus Division of Police officers issued the CABS driver a citation for failing to yield and hitting a pedestrian on North Fourth Street and East 13th Avenue on Monday morning, CPD spokeswoman Denise Alex-Bouzounis said. That driver will be returning to work next week, although the incident is still undergoing a formal review process, Administration and Planning spokesman Dan Hedman said in a Wednesday email. “Transportation & Traffic Management has a thorough review process and takes every incident of this nature very seriously. This process… Read more

CABS bus hits pedestrian off-campus

December 1, 2014
A pedestrian is in stable condition after being struck by a Campus Area Bus Service bus Monday morning, according to a Columbus Division of Police dispatcher. Police received a call that a pedestrian had been hit on North Fourth Street and East 13th Avenue around 10:30 a.m. Monday, the dispatcher said. Medics took the unidentified pedestrian to Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center in stable condition, the dispatcher said. The person struck is not affiliated with the university, OSU spokesman Gary Lewis said in a Monday afternoon email. The incident report did not say if anyone besides the bus driver was on the bus at the time of the incident, the… Read more

Columbus shops collaborate to create coffee trail

November 24, 2014
For the love of coffee. That’s what it all brews down to on the Columbus Coffee Trail. “We all love coffee and we all love each other’s coffee,” said Mick Evans, co-owner of the Short North’s One Line Coffee and co-founder of the Columbus Coffee Trail. And it’s because of that love that a total of 12 Columbus coffee shops owned by seven “competing” companies have teamed up to make the Columbus Coffee Trail. The concept of the trail is relatively simple: customers pick up a card at one of the participating stores and then buy a drink or food item at four or more locations. At each stop, customers… Read more

The Scarlet Scoop: Results released from 2nd investigation into OSU Marching Band

November 21, 2014
After former Ohio State Marching Band director Jonathan Waters was fired back in July following a university investigation that found there was a “sexualized culture” within the band, OSU launched a second investigation, this time led by former Ohio Attorney General Betty Montgomery. Now, the results from the second investigation are in. This week’s episode of “The Scarlet Scoop” has the story.… Read more

Close to home: What it’s like to be a victim of an off-campus crime

November 21, 2014
From the beginning of the school year to Thursday, University Police have recorded a total of 923 crime reports at both on- and off-campus locations, according to University Police’s daily log. Those reports included everything from public urination and underage drinking to burglaries, sexual assaults and disorderly conduct. And those crimes don’t even include the reports that Columbus Division of Police officers also took in off-campus areas. The Lantern spoke to some of those victims about what it felt like to be the target of a crime, and about what they want other people in the OSU community to know. Armed robbery It was cold outside. That’s one of the… Read more

VIDEO: OSU students catch peeping Tom masturbating outside off-campus homes

November 20, 2014
The knock on the basement window couldn’t have come at a worse time. It was past midnight and Lauren Tepe and her roommates had just finished watching “American Horror Story” in the basement of their off-campus house, Tepe recalled. “We have a big window in our basement and we hear this knock,” said Tepe, a third-year in psychology. “We were like, ‘What was that?’”… Read more

2 women held at gunpoint off-campus

November 16, 2014
An unidentified suspect held up two women at gunpoint Thursday night and then robbed one of them, according to a Columbus Division of Police web report. It happened around Waldeck and East Frambes avenues shortly before midnight Thursday, the report states. The report said the suspect brandished a gun and then demanded one of the women give up her wallet. The woman threw her wallet at the suspect, who then fled the scene without taking anything from the other woman. The suspect took an estimated $30 worth of property from the victim, including her wallet, cash, credit cards and ID, according to the release. Both women appear to be Ohio… Read more

The Scarlet Scoop: Questions surround the Mirror Lake jump

November 14, 2014

Many questions surround this year’s Mirror Lake jump, and this episode of “The Scarlet Scoop” addresses perhaps the most important question surrounding the annual tradition: will the jump even happen? This episode also features updates on what many people are calling “Carmegeddon” after the Carmen website experienced a days-long outage.… Read more

Campus Partners takes next step to redevelop area south of campus

November 13, 2014
As part of an ongoing process to revitalize one of the “most distressed” neighborhoods near Ohio State, Campus Partners for Community Urban Redevelopment announced Wednesday it will be working with developer Edwards Communities to revitalize part of the area around Weinland Park, Campus Partners president Amanda Hoffsis said. “This is part of the process that has been under way for a while,” she said. “This isn’t a brand new thing — this is the next step in a series of improvements in that area.” Since early October, Campus Partners ­— a private nonprofit corporation that works on community planning in the campus area alongside OSU and the city of Columbus… Read more