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.
Ohio Safety Director Defends Herself Before Lawmakers.
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Ohio’s top public safety official has defended herself before a Senate committee weighing her confirmation after she was accused of lying to investigators. Public Safety Director Cathy Collins-Taylor waived her legal immunity yesterday and said that she was truthful when she spoke with the state watchdog looking into the cancellation of a planned sting targeting inmates working at the governor’s residence.
Earlier testimony at the hearing was filled with allegations, including that a top aide to Collins-Taylor sought to set up the watchdog for federal prosecution. In a report on the sting, the watchdog, Inspector General Tom Charles, accused Collins-Taylor of trying to mischaracterize the operation as a safety risk when protecting the governor from political embarrassment was a key factor.