Last year, real-estate developer and art collector Ron Pizzuti opened the doors to the Pizzuti Collection in the Short North, a venue at which to showcase his vast art collection. After purchasing his first piece of art in 1972, he has since amassed more than 1,500 works by artists ranging from Frank Stella to Ai [...]
Terrorism Suspect Appears in Federal Court in Columbus
A Columbus man is indicted on charges he provided support to terrorist groups and conspired to blow up U-S government buildings abroad.
The federal indictment, released yesterday, accuses Christopher Paul, 43, of one count of conspiracy to provide support to terrorists, one count of conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction, and one count of providing support to terrorists. Paul was in the Franklin County jail last night, after a hearing in U-S District Court in Columbus was postponed until his attorney could be present. The indictment alleges he joined al-Qaida and traveled to Afghanistan to attend a terrorist training camp. Paul is part of a federal investigation that included Iyman Faris, a Columbus man sentenced to 20 years in prison for plotting to topple the Brooklyn Bridge.