Four people are dead in two separate accidents in Central Ohio. In Pataskala, investigators say a head-on collision on East Broad took three lives. One vehicle crossed the center line. Early this morning, the driver of a pick-up truck was killed when he slammed into a tree in a residential area south of Route 104 [...]
$10 Million Gift To Fund New OSU Arena
Ohio State University says it will use a $10 million gift to build a new 4,000-seat arena to replace the deteriorating St. John Arena.
University officials are calling the gift from Buckeye booster Sam Covelli “one of the most transformational gifts ever” to the school. Covelli is the country’s largest owner of Panera restaurants.
OSU athletic director Gene Smith said the new Covelli Arena will be home to seven varsity sports, including wrestling, volleyball and gymnastics. It also will serve as a training facility for men’s and women’s volleyball, an occasional venue for women’s basketball and site of local tournaments and camps.
OSU hopes to break ground in late 2014 or early 2015.