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Campus Area Crime Map — Feb. 9 – Feb. 15

1. An assault was reported in the 1100 block of North High Street just after 10:30 p.m. on Feb. 9. Two people struck each other, claiming each assaulted the other. Neither required medical attention nor cooperated with police. (Not featured on map.) 2. An assault incident ...

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Campus Area Crime Map: Feb. 2 – Feb. 8

A rape was reported at a residence hall by an Ohio State staff member on Saturday. The incident, which is still under investigation, reportedly took place sometime between Nov. 30 and Dec. 17. (Not featured on map) A male reported a rape at the medical ...

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OSU starting oasis in food ‘desert’

More than 23.5 million Americans live in “food deserts,” which the U.S. Department of Agriculture classifies as areas where people do not have easy access to fresh food. Vinton County, a rural county located in the Appalachian region of Ohio, is one of those places. ...

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Campus area crime map: Jan. 26 – Feb. 1

A kidnapping was reported just after 4 a.m. on Saturday at an unknown location near the OSU campus. The victim said two suspects forced him into their vehicle and later released him at an unknown location. The victim was unable to tell officers where he ...

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Kirwan Institute encourages equitable growth

In the past several years, the Columbus Southside neighborhood has experienced tremendous growth and reinvestment. Yet, for many years prior, the neighborhood was one with high rates of infant mortality and unemployment, where there were limited opportunities for residents. As redevelopment of the neighborhood began, ...

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Campus area crime map: Nov. 30 – Dec 7.

A rape reportedly took place on Dec. 1 just after 9 p.m. in a South Campus residence hall. The investigation of the incident is still pending. (Not featured on map) A sexual imposition reportedly took place just before 11:30 a.m. in a South Campus residence ...

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Ohio State incubator enables startups to grow

When Steve Barbarits and his team began InSolves, a firm specializing in nuclear-site cleanup, in 1993, the office was housed in Barbarits’ father’s basement. The small staff faced a lot of the challenges of a startup — from obtaining capital to marketing to large clients ...

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