Ohio is celebrating its 212th birthday with special events at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus.
Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor and four of his teammates can still play in the January 4th Sugar Bowl against Arkansas, but they’ll have to sit out the first five games of the 2011 season for accepting improper benefits. The five buckeyes were suspended Thursday by the NCAA.
Construction on the first house in the new Green View Estates subdivision off Mock Road in northeast Columbus is underway. About 30 houses, projected in the $120,000 to nearly $200,000 price range, may seem steep to residents. But construction will follow stringent energy efficient guidelines and environmentally friendly building practices.