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Letter to the Editor: Response to 'Faulty sprinklers and messy mold can't go unnoticed'

May 01, 2017 - Comments: 0
Marc Staley, director of Ohio Northern University's Physical Plant, and Bill Ballard, Vice President for Financial Affairs, wrote a letter to the Northern Review editor with an explanation for the recent Residence Life issues on campus (Northern Review photo/Nathan Grizenko).

The following letter is from Marc Staley, director of Ohio Northern University's Physical Plant, and Bill Ballard, Vice President for Financial Affairs. 


The recent article in the Northern Review entitled "Faulty sprinklers and messy mold can't go unnoticed" raised some important concerns for which we wanted to provide some feedback.

Aggressive, elusive black swans safely returned to campus pond

Mar 27, 2015 - Comments: 0
Grounds crew workers prepare to take the swans from their winter home to the pond. Holding the swans from left to right: Gary Tenwalde, Mike Paugh and Dustin Jordan. (Northern Review photo/Grant Pepper)

On Tuesday, Ohio Northern's three black swans and two white ducks were returned to campus. In November, they were taken to the white barn near the president's house so that they could be cared for and protected during the winter. The Physical Plant's grounds crew takes care of the swans over the winter, and they returned the birds to campus this week.

The "Ada Plague"

Jan 30, 2015 - Comments: 0
The lobby of the Student Health Center where many students went complaining of flu symptoms.  (Photo by Northern Review/Nick Pesetsky)

In the beginning of spring semester, a large amount of students entered the health center with flu and stomach flu symptoms. The health center was steadily busy for three days. Hygeine is a major concern in not spreading the sickness.

Winter weather strains snow removal budget

Feb 26, 2014
Students bundle up to brave campus sidewalks on the way to class.

This winter has been anything but pleasant.

Snow has continued to fall down on Ohio Northern's campus throughout the winter, and the cold temperatures turned that snow into ice. For the past three months, students, staff and faculty have been carefully walking on icy sidewalks and through parking lots. We know the physical implications that the weather has put on Ohio Northern, but what financial issues has the university been dealing with concerning the snow and snow removal?

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