Ohio University is paying about $3.7 million for a new airplane despite budget woes. OU’s turboprop, which arrived in Athens last week, will be used for administrators, faculty, and others traveling on university business. The plane seats nine passengers and a crew of two. A university spokesman says the school saved about $1.1 million by trading in two other planes that were more than 20 years old. The spokesman says no student fees were used for the purchase. Federal aviation administration records show that most of the 70 airplanes registered to state-assisted universities in Ohio are used for flight education.