Covelli donates $10M to OSU for new arena



Ohio State University will use a $10 million gift from the country's largest owner of Panera restaurants — a huge Buckeye fan — to build a 4,000-seat arena to replace the aging-but-iconic St. John Arena.

OSU leaders will honor Sam Covelli, 59, of Warren and his family at halftime of Saturday's much-anticipated Ohio State-Michigan football matchup for making what they call "one of the most transformational gifts ever" to the university.

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