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Students skeptical of Campus Partners’ redevelopment plan

March 2, 2015
[new_royalslider id=”291″ Campus Partners bought Long’s Bookstore in 2000, nearly a century after it first opened. Since that point, the community-planning corporation has bought other properties while working on a long-term master plan of the area. Details of that master plan were unveiled Friday, and would involve a redevelopment of more than 9 acres around 15th Avenue and High Street. Campus Partners, along with local property owners, aims to tear down the building that currently houses Brenen’s Cafe, Jimmy John’s and The O Patio & Pub, replacing them with a public square. Campus Partners President Amanda Hoffsis said she envisions a “really beautiful public square that you would find anywhere… Read more

Some students worried after fatal stabbing reported off campus

March 2, 2015
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Some students are concerned about off-campus safety after a homicide was reported near Ohio State’s campus on Sunday morning. Officers responded to a report of a stabbing near Summit Street and Northwood Avenue on Sunday at about 3 a.m., according to a Columbus Police Department media release. They found 21-year-old John Austin Snyder “critically injured” in front of 2142 Summit St., the release stated. Snyder was transported to OSU’s Wexner Medical Center, but he died at approximately 4 a.m. Detectives arrested a suspect, 23-year-old Alexander N. Delap of East Frambes Avenue, and are in the process of executing a search warrant at the suspect’s residence. The investigation is still ongoing,… Read more

Fatal stabbing reported near Ohio State’s campus

March 1, 2015
A homicide was reported near Ohio State’s campus Sunday morning. Officers responded to a report of a stabbing near Summit Street and Northwood Avenue on Sunday at about 3 a.m., according to a Columbus Police Department media release. They found 21-year-old John Austin Snyder “critically injured” in front of 2142 Summit St., the release stated. Snyder was transported to OSU’s Wexner Medical Center, but he died at approximately 4 a.m. Detectives arrested a suspect, 23-year-old Alexander N. Delap of East Frambes Avenue, and are in the process of executing a search warrant at the suspect’s residence. The investigation is still ongoing, according to the release. This incident is the 12th… Read more

Ohio State band director search to take longer than expected

February 27, 2015
The search for Ohio State’s next band director will take longer than the school originally announced. The university said in a September release that a search committee planned to select the new leader within four to six months, or by mid-February. The new director will be selected once the school has “identified a world-class leader” for its “world-class band,” OSU spokesman Chris Davey said in a Friday email when asked when the name will be announced. He said the selection was slowed last semester because two current band members and the interim director are involved in the search, and the football season caused time constraints. The search committee has received… Read more

Restored Cuban relations could affect Ohio State’s study abroad options

February 26, 2015
For more than five decades, there have been no cultural or diplomatic relations between the United States and its southern neighbor, Cuba, despite being separated by just over 90 miles. But with President Barack Obama’s announcement of the restoration of diplomatic relations with the island nation in December, Cuba might become more accessible for many Americans, including Ohio State students. “The United States of America is changing its relationship with the people of Cuba,” Obama said in his Dec. 17 statement. “In the most significant changes in our policy in more than 50 years, we will end an outdated approach that for decades has failed to advance our interests, and… Read more

UDF near North Campus robbed

February 26, 2015
A United Dairy Farmers store near campus was robbed Tuesday morning. An unknown suspect wearing a tan ski mask, camouflage jacket, dark pants and tan boots entered the store, located at 2094 N. High St. by Frambes Avenue, at about 7 a.m. Tuesday. He implied he had a weapon and took money from the cash register, according to a Columbus Police Department media release. The suspect is described as a man in his 30s, between 5-foot-7 and 5-foot-8, of medium build. The media release did not say how much money was taken from the cash register, but the incident was caught on the UDF security cameras. Police encourage anyone with… Read more

Gov. John Kasich’s budget proposal aims to address college funding

February 25, 2015
Ohio State and government officials said OSU students can worry less about finances if Gov. John Kasich’s 2016-17 budget proposal passes legislation. In his State of the State address Tuesday, Kasich said the objective of his budget is to make college more affordable for students. “(With) lower costs, a cap and a freeze on tuition, more students can afford college,” Kasich said in his speech. In 2003, tuition passed state funding at Ohio State, and the margin has only increased since. Tuition surpassing state funding comes as public college enrollment is at its highest peak. In a federal study done by the U.S. Government Accountability Office released in December 2014,… Read more

FCC vote might change how companies charge for Internet

February 25, 2015
Sixty-eight percent of college students have used Netflix to binge-watch a television show, according to a study published by Student Life website studlife.com in November. But viewers’ experience on Netflix could change with the Federal Communications Commission’s upcoming decision on net neutrality, said Chris Wallace, a fourth-year in computer science and engineering and president of Ohio State’s Open Source Club, a student organization that promotes free, open source software. Wallace said a lack of net neutrality could potentially impact how users experience Netflix and similar services, as companies would be forced to pay for more bandwidth to convey those services, which could raise consumer prices or decrease service quality. Companies… Read more

Ohio Gov. John Kasich discusses economy, college affordability in State of the State

February 24, 2015
Addressing members of the state’s general assembly from a stage decorated with a large Ohio flag Tuesday night, Gov. John Kasich acknowledged successes of the past year, but stressed that the state “has more work to do.” “We haven’t finished our mission. We have a lot more battles to wage and I cannot wage them without you,” Kasich said in his State of the State address, delivered in Wilmington, Ohio. “We need to win more battles against the status quo. We cannot drift. We have to continue to win battles against the status quo if we want to take Ohio to where we want to be, where we need to… Read more

Summit, 3rd, 4th streets to get protected bike lane

February 24, 2015
Biking around Columbus might become safer and easier with the addition of a protected bike lane on some of the city’s roads. The City of Columbus is getting its first protected bike lane, which is a section of the road specifically designated for bicyclists. The bike lane is part of a $6 million project that the Ohio Department of Transportation and the City of Columbus have planned. The lanes will be installed on Summit, 3rd and 4th streets after the roads are repaved this summer, said James Young, administrator in the Columbus’ Department of Infrastructure Management. The initiative, which is scheduled to wrap up in October, is funded in part… Read more