Four people are dead in two separate accidents in Central Ohio. In Pataskala, investigators say a head-on collision on East Broad took three lives. One vehicle crossed the center line. Early this morning, the driver of a pick-up truck was killed when he slammed into a tree in a residential area south of Route 104 [...]
Security Increasing At Statehouse
Signs of forthcoming security changes are starting to show up at the Ohio Statehouse.
Visitors typically have been allowed to freely enter during business hours and roam the downtown Columbus building, which is monitored by the State Highway Patrol. Public access would be more restricted under a nearly $2 million plan being considered by the Ohio Senate.
One entrance has been closed. Signs have been posted at new desks at other entrances where the patrol is expected next month to begin searching packages that visitors bring with them.
House Speaker William Batchelder says cameras are being upgraded around the building, and one is being added outside the House chamber.
The Senate plans to restrict access to certain chamber entrances and the Senate president’s office.