Ohio backs creating land-grant university


Associated Press

COLUMBUS

A proposal to convey the potentially lucrative land-grant status on Central State University has unanimously cleared both chambers of the Ohio Legislature.

The change made Wednesday was first proposed 120 years ago but scuttled by former President Rutherford B. Hayes. It’s now up to Congress whether to make the historically black school in Wilberforce the second land-grant college in state history.

Such status avails Central State of millions in federal funding.

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