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 [...]
Resigning Ohio EPA Official Leaves Job
A veteran Ohio environmental regulator fighting what he says was a forced resignation by the administration of Republican Gov. John Kasich has left state service.
George Elmaraghy told The Associated Press he was escorted from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency’s headquarters half a day early Friday because the agency’s director didn’t want to leave him unsupervised. He said Director Scott Nally personally walked him out at noon.
A message was left with the agency seeking comment.
Elmaraghy authored a widely distributed August email alleging pressure from the coal industry was at play in a request for his resignation. He served 39 years at the Ohio EPA, most recently as head of its Division of Surface Water.
He told the AP he is weighing his legal options.