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New encounters bring Ohio State hauntings to light

October 31, 2014
In February 1893, a new building opened on Ohio State’s campus named Hayes Hall, after President Rutherford B. Hayes, a key supporter in OSU’s first years as a university. Unfortunately for Hayes, he was never able to see the completed building — he passed away two weeks before it opened. Even so, the building would later become living quarters for students from 1915-20, and back then, campus housing had a strict curfew policy. One brisk October night, two men missed their curfew again and didn’t arrive back to their home, Hayes Hall, until about 10 p.m. Afraid of getting in trouble, the men did not want to draw attention to… Read more

Buckeyes look to stay the course against Illinois

October 31, 2014
With arguably the biggest game of the year on the horizon, the Ohio State football team has a rivalry game to play Saturday. Sort of. While the Buckeyes and the Illinois Fighting Illini play for the Illibuck trophy, no one in the OSU program seems to care about the 89-year-old tradition as OSU coach Urban Meyer didn’t once mention the wooden turtle during the week. Instead, Meyer is much more worried about the product the Fighting Illini will put on the field Saturday night. “Illinois is much better (than last season),” Meyer said. “I know they lost their quarterback, but they’re playing much better. I just spent all morning watching… Read more

A pop of culture: Comic Con to keep Columbus costumed, entertained

October 31, 2014
Halloween walkers, roamers, lurkers or biters would be best off sticking in the University District this weekend. After all, the man who portrays Daryl Dixon — highly skilled hunter and tracker in “The Walking Dead” — will be present downtown. Not to mention, Freddy Krueger will be lurking.  Ohio’s annual Comic Con ­is set to fill the Greater Columbus Convention Center with art, merchandise, costumes, vendors and more than 60 celebrity panels Friday through Sunday. Actors from hit television shows, including Norman Reedus (aka Daryl Dixon), Andrew J. West and Steven Yeun from AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” “Charmed” actresses Shannen Doherty and Holly Marie Combs, as well as Giancarlo Esposito… Read more

Buckeye News Now: President Drake speaks to university senate

October 30, 2014
This Buckeye News Now covers President Drake’s speech at the university senate meeting, a candlelight vigil for Ebola, the OSU-Michigan blood drive, and a look at politics in Ohio. Also check out our snowy weather forecast and a look towards this week’s game against the Fighting Illini.… Read more