Ohio is celebrating its 212th birthday with special events at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus.
WOSU News Archives For: October 13, 2005
When a prisoner escapes he or she will most likely be apprehended and returned to prison with in a matter of days or weeks. But Ohio prison officials keep a list of escapees who have beaten the odds and have remained on the lam for years. The oldest person on Ohio’s list is a convicted felon who bolted from the London Prison Farm west of Columbus in the mid-1950s and remains free to this day.
Busloads of school children went aboard the city of Columbus’ Santa Maria replica to mark the official observance of Columbus Day. Built in 1991, the Santa Maria is an authentic recreation of Christopher Columbus’s flagship. But ever since its arrival in central Ohio 13 years ago, the ship has been the object of protest by Native Americans.