Ohio is celebrating its 212th birthday with special events at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus.
The board of directors of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium has voted to forego a levy request on the November ballot.
Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman says the Zoo levy voters will decide next week is a key to ongoing change in Columbus that will enable more Columbus children to learn about animals.
The Ohio Elections Commission is expected to hear a complaint filed against a Columbus Zoo levy opposition group. A panel made the recommendation this afternoon.