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 [...]
Ohio Committee To Vote On Internet Cafe Moratorium
An Ohio Senate panel is poised to vote Tuesday evening on a bill that would immediately halt expansion of Internet cafes in the state.
The measure would extend a current moratorium on the opening of new sweepstakes gambling operations until June 2014. It would require operators of current facilities to file more thorough affidavits with the state. Those who don’t file a new affidavit could face a fine of up to $1,000 a day.
A separate measure pending in a Senate committee would essentially ban Internet cafes. Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine calls the cafes illegal gambling operations and wants them shut down.
The industry calls them legal. Patrons buy cards for phone and Internet time with chances to play computer games that operate like slot machines with cash prizes.