Curator Melissa Wolfe talks about the inspiration we can all take away from the Columbus Museum of Arts newest exhibition showcasing the work of home town hero George Bellows. George Bellows and the American Experience through January 4, 2014. This exhibition follows on the heels of a major retrospective of the artist organized by the [...]
Widow Of Suicidal Animal Owner Pays Muskingum County Taxes
ZANESVILLE, Ohio (AP) – The widow of an animal owner in eastern Ohio who released dozens of animals before committing suicide has paid more than $14,000 in back taxes.
The Zanesville Times Recorder and WHIZ-TV report Marian Thompson paid the taxes Friday morning. She faced possible foreclosure on her 70 acres of land in Zanesville.
Muskingum County Prosecutor Michael Haddox sent Thompson a letter in November warning of potential legal action. Court records show Thompson still owes more than $55,000 for two federal tax liens.
Thompson’s payment comes a week after two surviving leopards, two primates and a bear were returned to her farm. They had been kept at the Columbus zoo for months under a state quarantine order.
Thompson’s attorney told the newspaper Thursday he hadn’t seen the foreclosure documents and couldn’t comment.