The construction of a new state crime lab is moving forward in northwest Ohio.
State Attorney General Mike DeWine was in Bowling Green Wednesday for a groundbreaking ceremony for the $12 million project.
The Bureau of Criminal Investigation's new forensic crime lab is slated to open in about a year on the Bowling Green State University campus.
DeWine says the current lab is too small.
University officials say putting the new lab on Bowling Green's campus will allow students to gain more experience and observe and learn from its scientists.
Some of the work done at the lab includes firearms, fingerprint and polygraph exams. There also are investigative units that deal with crimes against children, criminal intelligence and narcotics.