The 23-year-old replica of Christopher Columbus’ flagship was removed from the Scioto River earlier this year because of a riverfront renovation project. Its potential return depends on a nonprofit group raising $1 million for repairs, and so far those talks haven’t progressed.
It’s been more than a week since the sudden death of Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Thomas Moyer. The governor has now appointed the Democrat who’s running for Chief Justice to take his place. But critics say putting him on the bench is a slap in the face to the man he’s replacing.
Ohioans have several opportunities to pay tribute to state Supreme Court Justice Thomas Moyer.
The Ohio Supreme Court said Tuesday that Chief Justice Thomas Moyer will lie in state for public mourning from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday in the courtroom of the Ohio Justice Center on Front Street.
Ohio lost a major political figure suddenly on Friday, when chief justice Thomas Moyer died less than a day after being admitted to a Columbus hospital for what were thought to be non-life-threatening health issues. Moyer was the nation’s longest serving state Supreme Court Chief Justice.
Ohio’s top judge says more must be done to insure that the best quality legal people head the state’s courts. And he’s asking for more money to help make that happen.
Ohio Chief Justice Thomas Moyer says he is concerned about the growing number of people who choose to represent themselves in legal matters.