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12 Ohio State students evacuated after off-campus apartment fire

For Samuel Massari, a fifth-year in computer science and engineering, Sunday morning’s wake up call came a little sooner than expected.  “We all were asleep, and somebody was pounding on our doors and windows. We assumed it was drunk kids so I went out to tell them to stop,” he said. That’s when Massari realized there was no joke, but rather a fire that would later temporarily evict him from his off-campus residence. “When I opened the door, there was a guy standing there saying I needed to get out, and I looked behind him and the whole porch was ablaze,” he said. That off-campus apartment fire — which forced… Read more

Columbus Division of Police bike patrol aims to be more accessible than cruisers

October 19, 2014
While some students might be out bar hopping on a Friday or Saturday night, one group of watchdogs is out riding bikes to make sure those students — and the general public — stay safe. That group is made up of 12 uniformed officers and a sergeant working for the Columbus Division of Police. They’re known as the campus walkie crew, and their goal is to be bicycle-borne for most of their time on duty, Columbus Police Commander Christopher Bowling said. Sgt. Patrick Shaffer of the Columbus Police bike patrol said the patrol is the best there is. Several days a week, these officers are out pedaling and patrolling, mainly… Read more

Letter to the editor: People must be responsible for their own safety

October 19, 2014
Letter to the editor: The Lantern has been covering some pertinent stories on crime around OSU. However, it was editor Liz Young writing about the burglary of her apartment in the Sept. 28 Lantern that really got my attention, especially in how she wrapped it up: “I have an endless number of questions and I feel like none of them will be answered anytime soon. So for now, as the police told me, we just have to be extra careful. “Whatever that means.” Good point! What does it mean to be “extra careful”? I’ve read many a crime prevention handout echoing the sentiment: “Be alert.” A recent one I saw… Read more

Ohio State focuses on improving after 39-point win

October 19, 2014
The question for Ohio State heading into its matchup with Rutgers was simple: Will the momentum still be there? A quick 14-0 start for the No. 13 Buckeyes (5-1, 2-0) showed they still had a spark despite two weeks off. In a total team effort, OSU led the Scarlet Knights (5-2, 1-2) in nearly every significant statistical category — save penalties and time of possession — but its coach said there’s still work to be done. “It’s time to, first of all, develop depth,” Urban Meyer said after his team’s 56-17 win. “We could go on and on about the mistakes that were made today. But enjoy the win tonight,… Read more

Ohio State offense ‘executed better’ in win over Rutgers

October 19, 2014
Despite coming off a bye week, the Ohio State offense didn’t skip a beat as it rolled to a 56-17 victory Saturday afternoon. The Buckeyes were once again led by redshirt-freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett, who completed 19 of 31 passes for 261 yards and three scores, while also leading the team in rushing yards with 107 on just seven carries. Barrett, who was responsible for five total touchdowns in the Buckeye victory, said he thought OSU’s offense has been improving each week. “I felt like we executed better than past weeks,” Barrett said. “But we can still eliminate some mistakes. I put some of that on myself.” On the receiving… Read more

Opinion: 5 takeaways from Ohio State’s win over Rutgers

October 19, 2014
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The Ohio State Buckeyes jumped out to a 35-7 halftime lead Saturday, en route to a 56-17 drubbing of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights. And beyond just a victory, the Buckeye offense collected another record-setting performance by racking up more than 500 yards for the fourth straight game. The Lantern sports editors compiled a list of five things we learned from the Buckeye victory. 1. J.T. Barrett could be best in the Big Ten Coming into the season, senior quarterback Braxton Miller and Penn State sophomore gunslinger Christian Hackenberg were thought to be the class of the Big Ten quarterbacks. But eight weeks into the season, Barrett seems to be heads… Read more

Injury does not prevent Ohio State’s Sam Jardine from skating on

October 19, 2014
Sam Jardine is scarred, not scared. Two seasons after a skate blade nearly cut his hand’s mobility, the Ohio State men’s hockey junior defenseman sees his surgical mark as an indication he’s in the right place. Jardine’s perspective was born after a game on Nov. 10, 2012, when the then-freshman defenseman dived to prevent a scoring chance. Whistled for holding, Jardine immediately broke procedure. Instead of skating to the penalty box, Jardine screamed and pointed to his arm, current-senior forward Tanner Fritz said. “I thought it was broken because the tendons were sliced,” Jardine said. “Then blood started coming and I knew I was in big trouble.” As he turned… Read more

Ohio State’s Anne Wilkinson picks up 300th career win

October 19, 2014
Ohio State field hockey coach Anne Wilkinson became the 15th Division I field hockey coach to win 300 games Friday when OSU took down No. 18 Indiana in overtime on the road. Junior forward Peanut Johnson scored unassisted four minutes into the extra session to send OSU (6-9, 1-5) and Wilkinson home happy. Afterward, the team showered Wilkinson with an ice bath to celebrate the occasion. “They were more excited about it than I was,” Wilkinson said of her young team. “I think they were also excited for us to win on the road. They just worked so hard for it. They played as a team.” The Buckeyes fell behind… Read more

Strong goalkeeping not enough for Ohio State men’s hockey

October 19, 2014
Christian Frey made 60 saves in one game and lost. That was the prevailing takeaway from the Ohio State men’s hockey team’s home-and-home series with No. 11 Miami (Ohio). After falling 5-1 in Columbus on Friday, the Buckeyes lost, 2-1, the following night despite their sophomore goaltender’s near-record-setting performance in Oxford, Ohio. “We have to look in the mirror and get better defensively,” OSU coach Steve Rohlik said. “I think that’s the biggest thing for us.” Frey came within six saves of setting a school record for most saves in a game on Saturday. OSU was outshot 62-20 in the game, the first time it had allowed more than 50… Read more

Ohio State women’s ice hockey sweeps Bemidji State in weekend series

October 19, 2014
The Ohio State women’s hockey team bounced back from a winless weekend against Wisconsin to sweep Bemidji State in a home series over the weekend. The Buckeyes improved to 4-2-0 on the season and 2-2-0 in conference. In Saturday’s matchup, OSU won 1-0. With a little more than 11 minutes to play in the first period, the Buckeyes were on a power play following a hooking penalty by Bemidji senior forward Rachael Kelly. OSU scored on the play, but referees waved the goal off due to a Buckeye player illegally being in the crease. Once Bemidji returned to full strength, the two teams held each other to a scoreless first… Read more