STATEHOUSE NEWS


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In accordance with the orders issued by the President and the Governor of Ohio, and to honor the life and legacy of Senator Harry Reid, the flags of the United States and the State of Ohio shall be flown at half-staff upon all public buildings and grounds throughout the State of Ohio from midnight January 12 until sunset on Thursday, January 13, 2022.
 
 
 

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In honor of the life and service of Cleveland Police Officer Shane Bartek, the flags of the United States and the State of Ohio shall be flown at half-staff upon all public buildings and grounds throughout Cuyahoga County, the Ohio Statehouse, the Vern Riffe Center, and the Rhodes State Office Tower until sunset on the day of his funeral, Tuesday, January 11, 2022. All other public buildings and grounds throughout the state may fly the flags at half-staff for the same time period.
 
 
 

Remember Pearl Harbor
National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day is Dec. 7.

In honor of the lives lost on Dec. 7, 1941 in the attack on Pearl Harbor, and in accordance with orders from the President and the Governor, the flags shall be flown at half-staff upon all public buildings and grounds throughout the State of Ohio from midnight to midnight on December 7, 2021.
 
 
 

Half-staff flags in Ohio
Update: Pursuant to the amended proclamation issued by the President of the United States, the flags will remain lowered to half-staff in honor of the life and service of Senator Bob Dole until midnight on Saturday night, December 11, 2021.

In accordance with the orders issued by the President of the United States of America and in honoring the life and service of Senator Bob Dole, the flags of the United States and the State of Ohio shall be flown at half-staff upon all public buildings and grounds throughout the State of Ohio until sunset on December 9, 2021.
 
 
 

Crane on Third Street

(updated 12-1-2021 by CSRAB)


New Crane Dates: Third St. Entrance Open Dec. 2 and Closed Dec. 6



The Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board (CSRAB) continues construction on the replacement of the Ohio Statehouse cooling towers. A change in the construction schedule means that the entrance to the Ohio Statehouse at Third Street will be open Wednesday and Thursday, December 1 and 2, and it will be closed Monday, December 6.

For the safety of staff and visitors, the Third Street entrance to the Ohio Statehouse will be closed on December 6 instead of December 2. To enter and exit the Statehouse, please use the State Street entrance or the entrances from the underground parking garage.

The crane will lift new cooling tower components to the roof of the Senate Building, and remove pieces of the old cooling tower.

Many variables can affect the timing of a construction project. For more information please contact Phil.Miller@ohiostatehouse.org.


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(Columbus, OH) – It’s that time of the year again! Bring your family, friends, and some holiday cheer to celebrate the Ohio Statehouse Holiday Festival and Tree Lighting. This year’s celebration will take place Thursday, December 2, 2021 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. This free, family-friendly event is open to the public!

The festival marks the beginning of the holiday season on Capitol Square and throughout Central Ohio. The Tree Lighting ceremony in the Statehouse Atrium consists of a brief program. Governor Mike DeWine and First Lady Fran DeWine will welcome Santa and Mrs. Claus, and will light the historically decorated Ohio Statehouse holiday tree.

The Holiday Festival will continue with complimentary cookies, arts and crafts activities, games and special performances by local choirs and dancers from OhioDance and Drake Dance Academy. The Ohio State Highway Patrol will demonstrate the K-9 unit. There will also be a free photo station available to capture your family’s moment with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Complimentary cookies are courtesy of The Berwick, Cameron Mitchell Premier Events, Freedom a la Cart, L.A. Catering, Metro Cuisine Catering & Special Events, Milo's Catering and Banquet Services, and Together & Company.

Come and join us for this magical night at the Ohio Statehouse to start your holiday season! Convenient and affordable parking is available during the event in the Ohio Statehouse underground parking garage. Parking rates are available at http://www.ohiostatehouse.org/about/general-information/parking/rates.

Holiday press images are available at: http://www.ohiostatehouse.org/galleries/holiday-festival-and-tree-lighting-2018

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Cannon Firing by Battery A
Please be informed that a Civil War-era cannon will be fired from the West Plaza of the Ohio Statehouse Wednesday, November 17, 2021.

Historical re-enactors from 1st Ohio Light Artillery, Battery A will fire one of the Ohio Statehouse’s Civil War-era cannons from the West Plaza (High Street side) of Capitol Square at 4:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. The cannon firings celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Renovation of the Ohio Statehouse.

As these sounds can be startling, we wish to give advance notice to everyone working on and near Capitol Square. If you have any questions, please contact Mike Rupert at 614-745-6949.
 
 
 

Photo: 1st Ohio Light Artillery, Battery A in 2011
Please be informed that a Civil War-era cannon will be fired from the West Plaza of the Ohio Statehouse Friday, November 5, 2021.

As part of the City of Columbus Veterans Day Parade, historical re-enactors from 1st Ohio Light Artillery, Battery A will fire one of the Ohio Statehouse’s Civil War-era cannons from the West Plaza (High Street side) of Capitol Square at 11:30 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 12 p.m. and 12:05 p.m. The parade starts at 12 p.m.

As these sounds can be startling, we wish to give advance notice to everyone working on and near Capitol Square.
 
 
 
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