Bundle up. The National Weather Service office in Wilmington, Ohio, is forecasting the coldest weather of the season Wednesday into Thursday.
So what does it mean for the Columbus or regional campuses at The Ohio State University? The answer isn’t as simple as a number.
Closings are rare. The Columbus campus has closed or canceled classes a total of 13 days since 1978.
The decision to close either the Columbus or regional campuses or cancel classes due to severe weather is made using guidelines that are, by design, very flexible. There is no absolute temperature, snowfall amount...
Franklin County residents, including those on Ohio State’s campus, can now send emergency text messages to 911 dispatchers. The Ohio State University joins public safety partners from throughout the county in supporting this new safety technology. However, officials urge everyone to reserve texting as a last resort.
“If a person has the choice between calling or texting 911 centers throughout Franklin County, please call if you can and text if you can’t,” said Franklin County Commissioner Marilyn Brown, who chairs the county-wide 911 Planning Committee. “Calling is better than texting because emergency dispatchers can get more immediate answers to...
The safety of our campus community is our top priority. Please remember to take precautions while traveling in winter weather.
Plan ahead and allow extra time. Check scheduled activities in advance to make sure there are no changes or cancellations. Dress appropriately for the weather (boots, hat, gloves). While walking, take it slow to avoid slipping. While driving, allow additional distance between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you. Know your route and pay special attention to changing and/or declining weather conditions.
Before snow and ice start to collect, the university treats campus roadways and sidewalks. Staff...
A packed house was in attendence at the Fawcett Center to see Kimberly Spears-McNatt sworn in as The Ohio State University Police Division's 11th chief on Thursday, January 10, 2019. She is the first female chief in OSUPD's history and is joined by new Deputy Chief Tracy Hahn. The duo are both Ohio State graduates with more than 50 years of combined law enforcement experience.
“These two women were hands-down the best candidates to assume their respective roles,” Monica Moll, director of public safety, told The Lantern.
The Ohio State University’s new chief of police, Kimberly Spears-McNatt, knows what it’s like to walk across campus as a new student in a new city.
Spears-McNatt grew up in Akron before heading to Ohio State for college. She lived in Canfield Hall, walked to classes, worked on campus and spent time connecting with the community.
“One thing I will always iterate is that I was once a student. So having that experience graduating from Ohio State, I understand what it’s like to walk across The Oval. I understand what it’s like to be in Ohio Union,” she...
Kimberly Spears-McNatt will lead The Ohio State University Police Division; Tracy Hahn is new deputy chief
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State University Police Division (OSUPD) has new leadership. Kimberly Spears-McNatt officially took over as the division’s first female chief on Jan. 1, 2019. Spears-McNatt is joined by recently appointed Deputy Chief Tracy Hahn.
“Kimberly and Tracy offer more than 50 years of combined law enforcement experience and the leadership skills to continue the great police service we provide here at Ohio State,” said Monica Moll, director of public safety. “As a CALEA (Commission on...
A Buckeye Alert system test will occur on Wednesday (1/9/19). Students, faculty and staff on the Ohio State Columbus campus will receive a text message that will be clearly identified as a test. If a Buckeye Alert is issued, information will also be posted at emergency.osu.edu . The system also sends severe weather alerts to the entire university community for tornado warnings. More information about alert notices is available here .
At Ohio State University, workers have begun the arduous task of installing manual locks on 600-classroom doors. The university hopes to complete one-third of the project before students return from holiday break.
We are sharing the below information on behalf of the Columbus Division of Police for a crime that occurred in the off-campus area.
On 11/30/18, at approximately 8 p.m., an armed robbery occurred off-campus near Pearl Street and Chittenden Avenue. An unknown male suspect approached a male Ohio State student, displayed a silver handgun and stole a backpack and phone before fleeing. The student ran to a nearby parking garage to notify law enforcement. No injuries were reported.
The suspect was described as a black male with a light complexion in his...