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 [...]
Ohio House OKs Bill On Animal Cruelty By Kennels
The Ohio House has passed a bill providing a stiffer penalty for acts of animal cruelty by people affiliated with kennels.
The Youngstown-area lawmakers who sponsored the legislation say it empowers prosecutors to file a misdemeanor or fifth-degree felony charge against a kennel owner, custodian or caretaker if an animal is abused. The measure now goes to the Senate, which did not act on similar legislation that was previously passed by the House.
The bill was prompted by a 2008 case in Youngstown. The sponsors say humane agents found dead and dying dogs and other starving and dehydrated animals at a kennel property where the owner faced charges for not properly caring for animals that were there for boarding and training.