DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) -- Officials in a central Ohio city have proposed giving Ohio University more than 70 acres to build a medical college.
The university in Athens in southwest Ohio has pledged to build the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine in the Columbus suburb of Dublin, with a goal of opening in 2014 with at least 50 students. The Columbus Dispatch reports (xhttp://bit.ly/HDOPnV ) the proposal discussed by the city council on Monday will be revisited on April 24.
Also Monday, the state controlling board approved the university's $11 million purchase of about 15 acres and two buildings for the school. The city's plan involves 70-plus acres surrounding that property.
University Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit says plans also include a day-care center, residential housing, cultural facilities and research laboratories.
Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.com