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 [...]
Former Schools Resource Officer Stays In Jail On Sex Charges
A judge has ordered a former central Ohio school resource officer to stay in jail while awaiting trial on charges that he coerced sexual behavior from two teens at the high school where he worked.
A federal judge called officer Todd Smith’s alleged actions “violence of the worst sort” after listening Thursday to a prosecutor and FBI agent read sexually graphic text messages Smith exchanged with two 15-year-old girls at a Columbus high school.
Smith has pleaded not guilty. His attorney, Sam Shamansky, asked that his client be released on bond, which the judge denied.
An FBI agent testified that the alleged victims would be concerned about their safety if Smith is released.