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Ohio State is recommending a $312 annual increase in the amount students pay for tuition and fees, or 3.2 percent in additional costs.

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio State University is opening a storefront center to link researchers, students and entrepreneurs in an effort to turn ideas into marketable products and jobs.

The Columbus Dispatch reports the $2 million Office of Technology Commercialization and Knowledge Transfer opens tomorrow.     

The office sits in a busy area off campus that includes restaurants, a book store, a movie theater and other businesses.  Video kiosks at the site show discoveries in various fields, such as medicine, agriculture and bioengineering.

The Ohio State University wants to encourage students into taking online-only courses.  The Columbus Dispatch reports that the University recently approved a new fee structure that would allow students to save money on the services they will not use.

In-state students who register for these exclusive online classes would be charged $100 a semester, while out of state students will only pay $5 more.

President E. Gordon Gee says the Ohio State University should have asked more pointed questions as a memorabilia-for-cash scandal was first coming to light.

The NCAA last month hit Ohio State with a one-year bowl ban and additional penalties for violations that started with eight football players taking thousands of dollars in cash and tattoos. That was in exchange for jerseys, rings and other Buckeyes memorabilia.

Gee tells The Columbus Dispatch that the university has learned to back up its procedures by asking the right questions.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The NCAA investigation into Ohio State's football program has cost the school's athletic department $800,000.

OSU Athletic director Gene Smith confirmed the figure on Wednesday in an email to The Associated Press. The Buckeyes football program has been embroiled in a memorabilia-for-cash scandal that broke late last year and has resulted in coach Jim Tressel losing his job after 10 years. Star quarterback Terrelle Pryor also has left the school.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio State University authorities say a man tried to abduct two women in separate incidents near OSU Medical Center on Wednesday.

Both women ran away and were unharmed. The Columbus Dispatch reports one was approached at a bus stop by a man who held a knife with a 3-inch blade to her side and told her she was coming with him. The other woman was grabbed near her car.

The university sent a text message alert and warned people to be aware of their surroundings when walking around campus.

An Ohio State trustee says the university's governing board should be ready to address the school's ongoing football scandal next week.

Members of the 17-person board of trustees, which oversees most Ohio State actions, has consistently refused to comment on the NCAA investigation that led to coach Jim Tressel's forced resignation on May 30.

Ohio State University says unauthorized users accessed a computer server containing personal information on about 760 thousand current and former faculty, staff, students and others.

The university today said there's no indication information was taken and it does not believe there is a risk of identity theft. The university discovered the breach in October. The server includes names, Social Security numbers, birth dates and addresses. It also stores information on applicants, consultants and contractors.

Ohio State University has evacuated four buildings, including the main library, because of bomb threats e-mailed to the FBI. FBI spokesman Michael Brooks says the threat was sent to the bureau's Washington headquarters Tuesday morning.

Campus police say they were alerted shortly before 8:30 a.m. Tuesday that the threats involved the William Oxley Thompson Memorial Library and three laboratory buildings. All were evacuated. Students and faculty have been warned to stay out of the area.

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