Singletary was a 2012 graduate from Bellbrook High School. He was majoring in human nutrition at OSU, with a minor in business management. OSU officials have said he previously studied at Columbus State Community College.
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Though the settlement was agreed to by both parties, it still needs approval from the court, said Bill Posey, an attorney representing the Singletary family.
“Any time you are litigating a claim rising out of the death of a young child, it’s difficult for the family,” Posey said. “So, my hope is once this is finished they can go on with the grieving process.”
Just a year after Singletary’s death, Ohio State closed and drained Mirror Lake. The university is spending $8.4 million to redesign Mirror Lake that will give it a more natural and sustainable setting. Construction is expected to be completed in July 2018.
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The Singletary family, who Posey described as very private, has declined all media interviews. But, Posey said they feel “relief that this chapter is over.”
“What they would tell you is…that Ohio State treated them with a lot of respect and dignity from the president of the university on down through the management,” Posey said. “That is good to hear since they could have fought (the lawsuit).”