On this episode of Broad & High we’ll spend the day in the life of a local ballerina, learn about the part of the Columbus Metropolitan Library you’ve probably never seen. A local artist describes her relationship with Flat Granny, and a look at the Viewpoints Mural Series in the Short North.
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.