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 [...]
Lawmakers Advance Bill To Help Cleveland Kidnap Victims
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A proposal offering cash reparations and other benefits to three women abducted and imprisoned in a Cleveland man’s home has cleared a divided Ohio House committee with several changes.
The measure would provide the women with annual cash relief payments for each of the years they were restrained, minus other victim assistance awards for which they’re eligible.
The bill’s initial offer of tuition, fees and living expenses at an Ohio public college would now be administered through Cleveland State University.
Rather than making lifetime federal government medical assistance available to the women, the amended bill gives the governor the power to annually review and pay eligible expenses.
Ariel Castro pleaded guilty to kidnapping the women, then repeatedly raping and beating them. He was found hanged in prison last month.