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COLUMBUS, OHIO – Members of the Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board (CSRAB) will meet Thursday, October 19, 2017 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 – The Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board (CSRAB) has recently completed a lighting upgrade project that will save tax-payer dollars.

 

As lighting technology has improved and added dimming capabilities that allow for historically appropriate lighting levels inside the Ohio Statehouse, over 900 new LED bulbs have been installed in the House Chamber, Senate Chamber and several Hearing Rooms resulting in significant cost savings.  The Capitol Square Complex (CSC) will see a 90% reduction in energy consumption.

 

“As stewards of this magnificent building, CSRAB will continue to incorporate efficient technology at the Ohio Statehouse to save tax-payer dollars and to enhance the visitor experience on Capitol Square,” said CSRAB Chair, Senator Bob Peterson.    

 

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COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board (CSRAB) and the Capitol Square Foundation (CSF) announce that the nomination process for the 2018 “Great Ohioans Award” is now open and the CSF is accepting nominations. The Great Ohioan Award commemorates Ohioans who have played a significant role in an event or series of events of lasting significance in world, American or Ohio history. To be selected for the Great Ohioan Award, the nominee must have resided in Ohio for a minimum of five years. In addition, at least 25 years must have passed since the event in which the nominee participated is being commemorated. Nomination deadline is Friday, December 1, 2017.

 

Since 2003, 39 Great Ohioans have been recognized with the award for the special roles they played in history. Great Ohioan honorees and their achievements are archived in a permanent Great Ohioan exhibit, which is part of the Ohio Statehouse Museum. While countless Ohioans have performed great actions for their community and beyond, only a select few have been named a Great Ohioan. This 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. The exhibit uses videos, photos, facts and web based technology to explore the life and legacy of each Great Ohioan. 

 

For more information on the Great Ohioan Award and to nominate an individual, please visit ohiostatehouse.org

 

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COLUMBUS, OHIO – In accordance with orders issued today by the President of the United States of America and to honor the victims of the attack perpetrated on October 1, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada, flags at the Ohio Statehouse will fly at half-staff effective immediately until sunset, October 6, 2017.

 

Governor Kasich’s order reads:

“In accordance with orders issued today by the President of the United States of America and to honor the victims of the attack perpetrated on October 1, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada, 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 the state of Ohio effective immediately until sunset, October 6, 2017.”

 

COLUMBUS, OHIO – Flags at the Ohio Statehouse will fly at half-staff from sunrise until sunset Saturday, September 16, 2017 in honor of the life and service of Petty Officer 2nd Class Jacob Drake.

 

Governor Kasich’s order reads:

“In honor of the life and service of Petty Officer 2nd Class Jacob Drake, 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 Champaign and Madison Counties and at the Ohio Statehouse on September 16, 2017 from sunrise to sunset.”

 

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board (CSRAB) in partnership with Keep Ohio Beautiful will celebrate the power of pollinators to support nature and our food supply as part of Keep Ohio Beautiful Day at the Ohio Statehouse Wednesday, September 20, 2017. A variety of activities are planned at the Ohio Statehouse, including planting an Ohio Native Shade Garden, designed by scientists at The Davey Tree Expert Co. In addition to attracting a variety of pollinators, this garden will provide nectar sources for the beehive installed on the Statehouse grounds in 2015.

 

Keep Ohio Beautiful Day celebrates the value and power of native species in restoring ecological balance to the environment while creating greener, more beautiful communities. To commemorate this day, Keep Ohio Beautiful will host a public educational event at the North Plaza of the Ohio Statehouse, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 

The event will be kicked off by an interactive pollinator educational program with students from Annehurst Elementary presented by senior entomologists from Scotts Miracle-Gro. Following the presentation, Senator Bob Peterson will read to the second and third grade students. A program with remarks from representatives of the participating organizations is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m.

                   

The species included in the native shade garden were carefully selected by scientists at Davey with assistance from Tamra Ansel, asst. deputy director of grounds with CSRAB. The design plan and herbaceous plants were donated by Davey.

 

High school students from the Delaware Area Career Center and Ohio Hi-Point Career Center and organizations from throughout the state will be on hand to educate attendees about native plants, pollinators and related subjects. In the case of inclement weather, the location will be moved to the Ohio Statehouse Atrium. The event is free and open to the public.

 

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COLUMBUS, OHIO – Flags at the Ohio Statehouse will fly at half-staff from sunrise until sunset Monday, September 11, 2017 in observance of Patriot Day and the National Day of Service and Remembrance.

 

 

 

COLUMBUS, OHIO – Flags at the Ohio Statehouse will fly at half-staff from sunrise until sunset Saturday, September 9, 2017 in honor of the life and service of former State Senate President Harry Meshel.

 

Governor Kasich’s order reads:

“In honor of the life and service of former State Senate President Harry Meshel, 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 Mahoning County and at the Ohio Statehouse on September 9, 2017 from sunrise to sunset.”

 
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