The Federal Aviation Administration has granted a Dayton company an exception to the current ban on drones not for government or recreational use.
Officials at Sinclair Community College in Dayton plan to build an indoor flying pavilion that will be used by students to fly and test drones.
Ohio's prisons agency says it will study three types of drones as it weighs whether to use the devices to keep an eye on inmates in two prisons.
Sinclair Community College in Dayton is joining forces with Ohio State University's engineering school to research and develop new drone technologies.
A Springfield high school is using a course involving drone simulations to spark students' interest in technology careers.
Some Ohio schools are preparing students for a boom in the drone industry with the federal government expected to allow civilian unmanned aircraft to fly in U.S. airspace.