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COLUMBUS, OHIO – Happy birthday, Ohio! Head to the Ohio Statehouse for a celebration 214 years in the making Sunday, March 5 from 12 to 3 p.m. Attendees will participate in art projects, experience an Ohio symbols Statehouse tour, and explore the Statehouse Museum with a scavenger hunt. Also, organizations from across the Capital City and the State of Ohio will be on hand offering activities, travel information and educational exhibits.

 

Event schedule and location:

12 to 3 p.m.  Activity Tables, Atrium

-          Create an Ohio birthday hat and join in activities provided by community partners.

 

2 to 3 p.m. Birthday Treats, Rotunda

-          Join us for snacks and trivia! Test your knowledge of Ohio with trivia and prizes while enjoying birthday treats.

 

12 to 4 p.m. Free Guided Tours, Map Room

-          Public tours of the Ohio Statehouse will begin at 12, 1, 2 and 3 p.m.

-          Ohio symbols tours will begin at 12:30 and 1:30 p.m.

-          Pick up a Statehouse Scavenger Hunt to complete while you explore the Ohio Capitol.

 

This family-friendly event is the perfect way to enjoy a day downtown on Capitol Square. At 2 p.m. be sure to join the party in the Rotunda for a special birthday surprise! This event is free and open to the public! Affordable on-site parking is available in the Ohio Statehouse parking garage.

 

Community event partners include:

-          Columbus Historical Society

-          Franklin Park Conservatory

-          Hilliard Historical Society

-          Ohio Attorney General's Office

-          Ohio Paper Folders

-          Orton Geological Museum at The Ohio State University 

-          Tourism Ohio

 

To view this press release and others, visit the Ohio Statehouse website.

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COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Ohio Statehouse will celebrate Black History Month throughout February with a special art exhibit and free historical performance each Tuesday at noon. 

 

The 2017 Rosa Parks Children’s Art Exhibit, “The Power of One,” is a K-third grade student art exhibit sponsored by COTA. The exhibit is the students’ artistic expression of how they would change things for the better. Rosa Parks is honored because through her act of courage, she helped make America a better place for all people. Students were asked what would you do if you had a chance…To do a brave thing? A courageous thing? A kind thing? If nothing stood in your way, what would you do to change America and make it a better place for all people? The exhibit will be on display in the Map Room throughout the month of February.  

 

Living history performances will be presented each Tuesday at noon throughout February in the Atrium of the Ohio Statehouse. Visitors will meet first-person interpreters who portray prominent African Americans in U.S. history. Each 45-minute vignette will focus on African-American history as part of Black History Month at the Ohio Statehouse. Each performance is rich with history, drama and adventure. The programs are presented by “We’ve Known Rivers,” which is a partnership of dynamic storytellers with a passion for history and education. The programs are free and open to the public. Click here for more information about We’ve Known Rivers.  The programs will be streamed live by the Ohio Channel. If you or your organization would like to schedule a group to attend a performance, please contact Katie Montgomery at 614/728-3726 or kmontgomery@ohiostatehouse.org.

 

Scheduled living history performances include:

February 7 - Remembering Miss Rosa, by Annette Jefferson

February 14 - The Poet and His Song: Paul Laurence Dunbar, by Anthony Gibbs

February 21 - Professor Henry “Box” Brown, by Rory Rennick

February 28 - George Washington Williams, by Anthony Gibbs

 

High resolution images are available.

Watch a living history presentation here.

 

To view this press release and others, visit the Ohio Statehouse website.

 

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COLUMBUS, OHIO – Flags at the Ohio Statehouse will fly at half-staff from sunrise until sunset on January 28, 2017, in honor of the life and service of Cleveland Police Officer David Fahey.

 

Governor Kasich’s order reads:           

 

 “In honor of the life and service of Cleveland Police Officer David Fahey, I hereby proclaim, by the authority vested in me as Governor of the State of Ohio by the Ohio Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, that the flags of the United States of America and the State of Ohio shall be flown at half-staff upon all public buildings and grounds throughout Cuyahoga County and at the Ohio Statehouse on January 28, 2017 from sunrise to sunset.”

 

COLUMBUS, OHIO – Members of the Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board (CSRAB) will meet Thursday, January 19, 2016 at the Ohio Statehouse in downtown Columbus. The business meeting will be held in the State Room (room #108) and will begin at 10 a.m. The meeting is open to the public. The meeting agenda is available upon request.

 

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COLUMBUS, OHIO – Members of the Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board (CSRAB) will meet Thursday, October 20, 2016 at the Ohio Statehouse in downtown Columbus, OH. The business meeting will be held in the State Room (room #108) and will begin at 10 a.m. The meeting is open to the public. The meeting agenda is available upon request.

 

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COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board will host the Larry O’Brien championship trophy Tuesday, October 18, 2016. The Trophy will be on public display from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Rotunda of the Ohio Statehouse. The championship trophy’s visit to the Ohio Capitol is part of the Cleveland Cavaliers’ #AllForOhio tour that has scheduled stops in Canton, Akron, Columbus, and Youngstown prior to the start of the NBA regular season on October 25. The capitol visit provides Cavs fans a FREE opportunity to snap a photo with the trophy, up-close and personal, using their own camera.

 

The championship trophy will travel with an entourage of Cavs entertainment team members including in-arena host Ahmaad Crump, members of the Cavalier Girls, Scream Team and Cavs mascot Sir C.C. The Ohio Statehouse will accommodate as many visitors as possible from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Additionally, a mobile Cavs team shop will be parked on the Third Street side of Capitol Square, outside of the Senate Building, for all your Cavs gear needs. Please remember, all bags, packages and personal items carried into the Ohio Statehouse are subject to inspection or x-ray screening.

 

“We would like to thank the Cleveland Cavaliers organization for sharing their amazing accomplishment with Columbus and the Ohio Statehouse,” said Laura Clemens, CSRAB executive director. “This is a wonderful opportunity for the people of the capital city to support the Wine & Gold and show their Cavs love here at the Ohio Statehouse.”

  

From the Ohio Statehouse, the trophy will travel north to The Ohio State University and be displayed at Cavs Fest held at the Schottenstein Center from 4 to 6 p.m. prior to the Cavs vs. Wizards preseason game

 

To view this press release and others, visit ohiostatehouse.org.

 

Columbus schedule of events:

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18

Ohio Statehouse Rotunda, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 1 Capitol Square, Columbus, OH 43215

 

All bags, packages and personal items carried into the Statehouse are subject to inspection or x-ray screening.

 

Cavs Fan Fest at the Schottenstein Center, 4 to 6 p.m. 555 Borror Dr, Columbus, OH 43210

 

The trophy will be on display (not for individual photos) at the FREE outdoor Cavs Fan Fest prior to the Cavs vs. Wizards preseason game, weather permitting. During the game, the trophy will be displayed on the main concourse of the Schottenstein Center at halftime.

 

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COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board and Capitol Square Foundation are seeking nominations for the 2017 class of “Great Ohioans.” The award celebrates Ohioans who have played a significant role in an event, or series of events, of lasting significance in world, American or Ohio history. Additional criteria include being born in Ohio or lived in Ohio for a minimum of five years. At least 25 years must have passed since the commemorated event, in which the nominee participated. 

 

This award is an opportunity to recognize Ohioans who have made an impact in a number of important areas. A complete explanation of the nomination process and nomination forms can be found online at http://www.ohiostatehouse.org/museum/great-ohioans.

 

All Ohioans, including teachers and students, are encouraged to participate in the nomination process.

 

Great Ohioan nomination categories include:

  • inventions/medicine/science
  • literature/journalism/history
  • academics
  • communications/education
  • entertainment/sports
  • government/military/public service/religion

 

Deadline for nominations is Monday, December 12, 2016. The Capitol Square Foundation may select up to three nominees to submit for selection to the Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board, the administrative agency of the Ohio Statehouse. The Great Ohioan Award recipients will be announced and recognized in early 2017.

 

Since 2003, 30 Great Ohioans have been recognized with the award for the special roles they played in history.  The Great Ohioans include;

 

2003 Class: Orville and Wilbur Wright, inventors; John Glenn, first American to orbit the earth; and Neil Armstrong, first man to walk on the moon;

 

2008 Class: Jesse Owens, Olympic track and field star; Thomas Edison, inventor; Harriet Beecher Stowe, author; James Thurber, journalist and author; Colonel Charles Young, military leader; and Dr. George Crile, founder of the Cleveland Clinic;

 

2009 Class: Catherine Nelson Black, health care humanitarian; Salmon P. Chase, Ohio Governor, Secretary of the Treasury and U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice; Paul Laurence Dunbar, poet and author; Charles F. Kettering, inventor; Eddie Rickenbacker, World War I fighter ace; and Denton T. “Cy” Young, baseball legend.

 

2010 Class: James M. Cox, journalist, member of the United States House of Representatives, Ohio Governor; Florence Ellinwood Allen, first woman Ohio Supreme Court Justice; Bob Feller, baseball legend; and Bill Willis, National Football League hall of famer.

 

2011 Class: Ulysses S. Grant, Civil War General and U.S. President; William Moore McCulloch, Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives, U.S. Congressman and civil rights advocate; William Howard Taft, U.S. President and U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice; and Harriet Taylor Upton, women’s rights advocate and author.

 

2012 Class: Gordon Battelle, philanthropist and researcher; Dominic Salavtore “Don” Gentile, World War II fighter pilot; Washington Gladden, clergyman and social reformer; Albert Belmont Graham, founder of the 4-H program; Albert Sabin, medical researcher best known for the oral polio vaccine; and William T. Sherman, Civil War general.

 

2013 Class: James Abram Garfield, scholar, Civil War General and U.S. President; Granville T. Wood, entrepreneur and inventor; Paul Brown, professional football innovator, coach and executive.    

 

2014 Class: Annie Oakley, superstar sharpshooter and educator, and Jerri Mock, first woman to fly around the world.

 

2015 Class: Agnes Meyer Driscoll, groundbreaking cryptographer and leader in the field of intelligence and national security; Rufus Putnam, American Revolutionary War General, surveyor and co-founder of the Ohio Company.

 

2016 Class: Jack William Nicklaus, retired American professional golfer; John Davison Rockefeller Sr., American industrialist and philanthropist; Potter Stewart, U.S. Supreme Court justice.

 

A special exhibit in the Ohio Statehouse Museum pays tribute to all Great Ohioan Award recipients. On a large touch screen, a host of options are available for visitors to explore the life and accomplishments of each recipient. While countless Ohioans have performed great actions for their community and beyond, only a select few have been named a “Great Ohioan.” The exhibit allows visitors to have a greater understanding of the recipients of the Great Ohioan award and discover how they affected local, national and world history.

 

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COLUMBUS, OHIO – Flags at the Ohio Statehouse will fly at half-staff from sunrise until sunset Wedensday, October 5, 2016 in honor of the life and service of former State Representative Charles Brading.

 

Governor Kasich’s order reads:

“In honor of the life and service of former State Representative Charles Brading, I hereby proclaim, by the authority vested in me as Governor of the State of Ohio by the Ohio Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, that the flags of the United States of America and the State of Ohio shall be flown at half-staff upon all public buildings and grounds throughout Auglaize County and at the Ohio Statehouse from sunrise to sunset on October 5, 2016.”

 
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