Bats in president's attic generate flap in Ohio college town

April 2, 2015 5:51 AM

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The grand old president's house at the center of Ohio University's campus had plenty of maintenance issues, but the bats flapping in the attic have become a symbol of what some say are misguided priorities and wasteful spending.

A surprise encounter with one of the winged vermin left President Roderick McDavis' wife with a broken ankle, driving the couple from the century-old manse and into a posh rental a few miles away. University officials now are talking about spending $1.2 million to buy the new place and repurposing t...

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