Ohio University OK'd for Cambridge facility

By Marc Kovac | R-C Capital bureau Published:

COLUMBUS -- A state legislative panel has signed off on Ohio University's plans to expand in Cambridge, in part to take advantage of economic opportunities surfacing from emerging oil and gas production from eastern Ohio's shale deposits.

The state Controlling Board on Monday approved OU's purchase a building at 7077 Glenn Highway for a cost of $800,000. The cost of the new facility will be covered by tuition and fees.

Richard Greenlee, dean of OU Zanesville and Eastern, said degrees to be offered in Cambridge -- applied management, for example -- could provide a boost to new business ventures related to oil and gas production.

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