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 Law Enforcement Seeks More Training Money From Casino Tax
Police and sheriffs are fighting for greater access to a small slice of Ohio casino tax revenue that is intended for law enforcement training and has gone mainly to the State Highway Patrol.
Groups representing local law enforcement say that’s unfair and supported a proposed amendment to change control of that segment, budgeted for about $850,000 annually in the two-year state spending plan. But lawmakers kept the current disbursement setup pending a report due by September on how best to distribute the money.
It must recommend how some money could be shared with local law enforcement starting in the 2015 fiscal year. Police argue that won’t guarantee a fairer distribution.
The Ohio Department of Public Safety defends how it spent the more than $523,000 deposited into the fund so far.