Sullivant’s Travels is a site-specific journey through the mind of a building – namely Ohio State’s newly renovated Sullivant Hall, home to the university’s dance department. World-renowned director and choreographer Stephan Koplowitz developed eleven simultaneous performance elements featuring artists from OSU’s Department of Dance, School of Music and Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and [...]
Invention could warn Ohioans of nearby sex offenders
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Ohio lawmakers have gotten a look at a tiny electronic device that could warn people when a sex offender is approaching.
Offendar is a radar technology invented by a company in Chagrin Falls, near Cleveland. The device is the size of a key fob and vibrates when picking up a signal from a parolee’s monitoring bracelet from up to 50 yards away.
Offendar’s makers gave members of the Legislature demonstrations today at the request of State Senator Tim Grendell, who chairs a Senate criminal justice committee.
Lawmakers who took part were divided on Grendell’s idea for legislation to require that the technology to be inserted into existing ankle bracelets and installed at schools and other locations where offenders are prohibited.