This February marks the 100th anniversary of an Ohio State tradition. Since 1915, the chimes have been part of University life, housed in one of the oldest and most unique buildings on campus. WOSU’s Tom Rieland has this profile on the Chimes of Orton Hall…
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.