Officials in Columbus and Dayton Dayton are aiming to capitalize on backlash against a religious-objections law in neighboring Indiana that critics say could permit discrimination against gays and lesbians.
Efforts to save the city’s Firestone Mansion from demolition have failed. Workmen have completed salvaging pieces from the 3-story home built by Columbus carriage maker Joseph Firestone.
The battle over the planned demolition of an historic Columbus building is coming to a head. Preservation groups and neighbors are fighting the proposed demolition of the Firestone Mansion on East Broad Street. The Columbus Foundation owns the building. It’s next door to the foundation’s headquarters at the old governor’s mansion.