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OSU Trustees approve Wooster projects

At its Aug. 31 meeting, the Ohio State University Board of Trustees approved a number of construction contracts, including:

  • Wooster-new laboratory building. The project will replace facilities that are beyond their useful life and provide a new home for entomology research, teaching labs, classroom spaces and a small café. Trustees approved construction contracts totaling $30 million. Total project budget is $33.5 million, to be paid with university and state funds.

Trustees also authorized the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences to lease approximately 2-3 acres of property at the Grace Drake Agricultural Laboratory in Apple Creek to Certified Angus Beef. Certified Angus Beef plans to build a 14,000-to 15,000-square-foot facility on the site. The college will benefit through close proximity to the beef facility.