STATEHOUSE NEWS


Friday, August 13, 2021
The Ohio Statehouse Museum Education Center will be closed Friday, August 13, 2021 due to technical difficulties. On Friday, there will be no guided tours.

Visitors are welcome to explore the Ohio Statehouse using a self-guided tour brochure with cell-phone tour numbers. Free brochures and maps are available in the Map Room on the ground floor.

Please shop at www.StatehouseShop.com.

 
 
 

Volunteers installed flags in 2019

Update: Watch the event live at https://www.ohiochannel.org
The Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board (CSRAB) is seeking volunteers to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001 with a memorial flag display on the west lawn of the Ohio Statehouse. On Thursday, September 9, 2021, a brief program will begin at 4 p.m. on the West Plaza of the Ohio Statehouse. After the program, volunteers from across central Ohio will install the thousands of flags that comprise the memorial.

Volunteers are needed to help install the 2,977 flags representing the victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and United Airlines Flight 93. Volunteers are welcome to attend the 4 p.m. ceremony, and the installation is planned from approximately 4:45 to 6 p.m. Sixty volunteers are needed to plant the flags in the lawn of the Ohio Statehouse. A few volunteers are needed to straighten the flags on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and to de-install the flags on Monday, September 13 at noon.

Those who are interested in volunteering may contact Dayna Jalkanen at 614-728-2697 or djalkanen@ohiostatehouse.org. Please reach out to help with the 9/11 flag installation by Monday, September 6, 2021.

If you are interested in other volunteering opportunities at the Ohio Statehouse, please contact Emily Volkmann at 614-466-9335 or EVolkmann@ohiostatehouse.org.

Photos Available of 2019 event: ohiostatehouse.org/galleries/flags-for-9-11-2019

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The Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board meeting scheduled for Wednesday, August 11, 2021 is canceled due to multiple schedule conflicts.

The next meeting will be Thursday, October 21, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. in the State Room.

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Half-staff flags for Dawley
In honor of the life and service of Nelsonville Police Officer Scott Dawley, the flags shall be flown at half-staff upon all public buildings and grounds throughout Athens County, the Ohio Statehouse, Riffe Center and Rhodes Tower today, and will remain until sunset on the day of his funeral.
Update (8-9-21): The funeral for Nelsonville Police Officer Scott Dawley will take place on Wednesday, August 11, 2021. Flags may be raised to full-staff at sunset on that day.
 
 
 

Ohio Statehouse flags at half-staff
In honor of the life and service of Ohio State Highway Patrol Sergeant, Jared M. Ulinski, the flags of the United States and the State of Ohio shall be flown at half-staff upon all public buildings and grounds throughout Hancock County, the Ohio Statehouse, the Vern Riffe Center, and the Rhodes State Office Tower on July 31, 2021, and will remain until sunset on the day of his funeral. All other public buildings and grounds throughout the state may do so at their discretion for the same time period.
 
 
 

Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board (CSRAB) postponed the meeting scheduled for Thursday, July 22, 2021 due to HVAC issues. A new date will be scheduled, and a notice will be sent out early next week.
 
 
 

[update: This meeting has been postponed.]

Members of the Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board (CSRAB) will meet Thursday, July 22, 2021 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.
 
 
 

Juneteenth Holiday 2021
The Ohio Statehouse will be closed on June 18-19, 2021, in honor of the new federal holiday, Juneteenth.
 
 
 
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