On this episode of Broad & High, an artist profile: Dennis DeVendra, a blind woodturner. Also a look at Dangerdust, the anonymous chalk artist duo from Columbus College of Arts and Design, Helping Hands Center an arts & autism based in Clintonville, Petali Teas and D’Art the Gallery Kitty at Dublin Arts Council.
Lawmakers Push to Curb Teen Dating Violence
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Ohio’s top law enforcement officer and state lawmakers are pushing legislation to crack down on teen dating violence.
Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray and Democratic lawmakers said Tuesday they want to allow juvenile courts to issue protection orders for minors involved in a dating relationship. Another bill would establish school programs about teen dating violence.
The bills are inspired in part by Johanna Orozco, a Cleveland teenager who was shot in the face by her ex-boyfriend in 2007 after she broke up with him. She’s had 12 surgeries.
Orozco wanted to get a protection order when he stalked her, but juvenile courts can’t issue such orders against minors.
The bill to change the law passed the House last year but stalled in the Senate.