Columbus artist Ric Stewart combines his love of art and motorcycles, most notably through sculpture. We visit his workshop at the Columbus Cultural Arts Center where he demonstrates for us the “lost-wax” method of bronze casting.
2nd Democrat Plans To Enter Race For Ohio Governor
A longtime Cincinnati-area officeholder says he plans to run for Ohio governor, setting up a Democratic primary with the county leader from Cleveland.
Hamilton County Commissioner Todd Portune says he’s hearing from rank-and-file Democrats a desire for a choice in the May 6 primary. Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald has been considered the Democrats’ presumptive nominee as they seek to take the governorship back from Republican Gov. John Kasich in 2014.
Portune disagrees that a primary could hurt the party, saying it should lead to a healthy discussion of issues and help build momentum.
He spent the last two decades as a Cincinnati city councilman or Hamilton County commissioner. He said Monday he is beginning the steps needed to become a candidate, but that he’ll travel throughout Ohio to gauge support before deciding for sure by the filing deadline a month before the primary.