George Hiotis

Ohio University-Athens Closed Wednesday

by George Hiotis on January 30, 2013 at 2:01 am

Ohio University-Athens classes were canceled Wednesday afternoon after a man sought in an armed robbery was seen near the campus.  Ohio University-Athens says its President decided to close the campus and cancel afternoon classes as a precaution.  Students were told to return to their dormitories and apartments.  University official had called in extra police officers and notified students Wednesday morning following an armed robbery at an apartment complex near campus.  The school says the suspect allegedly had a handgun and fled on foot in the direction of the University. The University in Athens is expected to reopen Thursday.