Hayes exhibit focuses on time as Ohio governor

SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — A new exhibit at the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center in northern Ohio is focusing on how he shaped the Buckeye State.

Hayes was the 19th president of the United States and a Civil War general.

But he also was elected governor of Ohio three times and helped create one of the state's most well-known institutions.

He worked to create the Ohio Agricultural and Mechanical College that opened in 1873. A few years later, the college changed its name to The Ohio State University.

The exhibit called "Rutherford B. Hayes: Buckeye President" will be on display through April 13 at the Hayes Center in Fremont.

The center's executive director tells The Sandusky Register (http://bit.ly/1bVfqez ) that Hayes' commitment to education is a big focus of the new exhibit.

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