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 [...]
Ohio National Guard Unit Will Tear Down Military Posts In Afghanistan
The office of Ohio Adjutant General Deborah AshenhurstÂ says the mission for an Ohio Army National Guard unit deploying to Afghanistan on May 30 will include helping tear down United States military operating posts.
The unit, which normally runs heavy equipment to facilitate building projects and hauling construction materials said in a statement that part of its mission in Afghanistan is to tear down down “many of the coalition forces’ smaller operating posts.”
This week President Barack Obama announced plans for keeping nearly 10,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan after this year but then withdrawing virtually all by the close of 2016 and the conclusion of his presidency.
A “Call to Duty” ceremony for the unit is planned Thursday for more than 150 soldiers from the 1191st Engineer Company, located in Portsmouth in southern Ohio. They’ll first train in Texas before deploying to Afghanistan.