On January 16, 2018, The Lantern published an article that examined what steps the university takes in determining if closing for winter weather is appropriate.
"As winter weather continues, temperatures are beginning to drop and roads are getting slick from ice, causing Ohio State students — and perhaps staff and faculty — to hope for a snow day. But what does it actually take for the university to cancel classes for a day?
"In short, it’s complicated.
"The decision for the university to have a snow day is made using input from multiple groups...
A Buckeye Alert system test will occur on Wednesday (1/10). Students, faculty and staff will receive a text message that will be clearly identified as a test. The system also sends severe weather alerts to the entire university community for significant winter weather updates . For additional information and safety resources, including links to Ohio State's " Surviving an Active Shooter " video as well as a safety messaging toolkit, visit emergency.osu.edu .
We are sharing the below media release on behalf of the Columbus Division of Police for a crime that occurred in the off-campus area.
Incident Summary: The Columbus Division of Police needs the help of the community to locate a vehicle that is possibly involved with a sexual assault investigation. The crime occurred on December 9, 2017 at approximately 1:30 AM, in the area of West Lane Avenue and North High Street. A female student from The Ohio State University entered a vehicle she believed to be associated with a ride share service....
The Ohio State University Police Division promoted Joanna Shaul from officer to lieutenant effective Monday, November 27. Shaul has served as an officer with OSUPD since 2010 and had worked as a Student Safety Service officer, student dispatcher and a records manager with OSUPD. The Lantern featured Shaul in an article published on December 7 .
The Ohio State University Police Division has promoted Joanna Shaul from officer to lieutenant effective Monday, November 27. Shaul has served as an officer with OSUPD since 2010.
“I’ve worked with law enforcement throughout the state, and the people I work with here at Ohio State are the finest I’ve worked with,” Shaul said. “It’s honor to represent this group in this capacity.”
Shaul received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Ohio State in Criminology. She later earned a law degree from Capital University in 2014 and was admitted to the Ohio Bar. Shaul started her career with...
We are sharing this news on behalf of the Columbus Division of Police for a crime that occurred in the off-campus area.
On 11/15/17, at approximately 7:50 p.m., a male Ohio State student was robbed at gunpoint in the area of the 100 block of E. 14th Avenue. The student reported to CPD that two unknown males stole his backpack and fled away from campus in a gray van. No injuries were reported and suspect details are limited.
The Columbus Division of Police is actively investigating this off-campus crime and we encourage...
On Wednesday, November 8, The Ohio State University Police Division completed the Autumn 2017 session of its Community Police Academy . CPA is a four-week class that meets once a week for three hours to give student, faculty and staff participants an idea of what it's like to protect and serve as an OSUPD officer. During the final class, the students participated in a mock scenerio where they were taken through the response tactics of a suspicious persons call. Lantern TV attended the class to give its audience an inside look of the program. View the...
Neighborhood Safety Notice: We are sharing this news on behalf of the Columbus Division of Police for a crime that occurred in the off-campus area. On 11/3/17, at approximately 9:19 p.m., a female Ohio State student was walking in the off-campus area and was assaulted by an unknown male. She reported to Columbus Police that she was walking with friends near the intersection of Frambes Ave. and Waldeck Ave. when a male ran at her and grabbed her chest, prior to fleeing on foot. The suspect is described a white male, standing 5’11” tall and weighing 190-200 pounds with shaggy...
On Wednesday, November 8, The Ohio State University Police Division held the final class of its four-week Community Police Academy , which is designed to show participants what it's like to work as an OSUPD officer. On graduation night, students of the course were taken through a mock scenerio where they acted as an officer responding to a suspicious persons call. NBC4 brought a camera to the class to give the community an inside look of the activity. View NBC4's coverage of the Community Police Academy.
It’s not quite a Buckeye Alert, but it’s still worth attention.
Ohio State’s Neighborhood Safety Notice email notifications alert students and university employees of crimes or crime trends that are serious or pose a continuing threat that occur on property that is not owned or operated by Ohio State.
The university began the implementation of Neighborhood Safety Notices June 2016 in an effort to keep its students and employees aware of off-campus crime.