Ohio State University

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LYDIA TAYLOR / WKSU

Here are your morning headlines for Tuesday, October 9:

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GOOGLE EARTH

New funding from the state will help researchers better examine environmental problems in Lake Erie.

Ohio State’s Stone Laboratory plans to build a $1.9 million laboratory on Gibraltar Island near Put-In-Bay and use additional funds for cutting-edge new equipment.

The money comes from the Clean Lake 2020 law passed by state legislators in July.

Stone Lab director Christopher Winslow says the technology will be used to monitor the lake and study issues like harmful algal blooms. He says it’s not just Stone Lab researchers who will benefit from the new lab space.

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DAN KONIK / STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

A man who says he was abused by former Ohio State University doctor Richard Strauss in the 1990s wants state lawmakers to get rid of the time limit to file legal claims of sexual abuse.

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TIM RUDELL / WKSU

Here are your morning headlines for Monday, October 1:

DAN KONIK / STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

A new state law gives Ohio’s auditor the ability to do audits of the efficiency and operations of state agencies and universities. Ohio State University offered to be first and underwent a performance audit that revealed ways it could save significant dollars. 

Auditor Dave Yost says OSU could save more than $6 million a year if it optimized the use of printers and copiers, changed the way it hires employees and processes payments and moved its computer services. Still that’s small change when you consider the university’s budget is around $7 billion. 

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