Columbus artist Jenny Fine says her camera has become a tool for facilitating intimacy between herself and her family, and nowhere is that more evident than in her “Flat Granny” series, soon to be on view at the Dublin Arts Council. The artist photographed her grandmother during the last ten years of her life.
Ohio Public Safety Chief Leaves Office
The man who leads Ohio’s public safety forces and served for years as state watchdog has left his post.
Gov. John Kasich has tweeted that Department of Public Safety director Tom Charles retired Wednesday, a key retirement benefit deadline under state pension reform.
Ohio State Highway Patrol Superintendent John Born has been sworn in as Charles’ successor.
Before Kasich appointed Charles, now 70, to lead the Public Safety Department in 2010, he served 13 years as Ohio’s inspector general, investigating wrongdoing inside state government.
A state employee with knowledge of the move said Charles may oversee ethics at Kasich’s job-creation office, JobsOhio. The worker isn’t authorized to release the information and spoke on condition of anonymity.
Before becoming inspector general, Charles served 31 years with the Highway Patrol.