Statehouse News

COLUMBUS, OHIO – Flags at the Ohio Statehouse will fly at half-staff in honor of the life and service of John Glenn, effective immediately until sunset on the day of his interment.  

 

Governor Kasich’s order reads:

 

“In honor of John Glenn’s exceptional career of public service as a United States Marine in two wars, test pilot, pioneering astronaut, United States Senator from Ohio and unparalleled American hero, I hereby proclaim, by the authority vested in me as Governor of the State of Ohio by the Ohio Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, that the flags of the United States of America and the State of Ohio shall be flown at half-staff upon all public buildings and grounds throughout the state of Ohio effective immediately until sunset on the day of his interment.”

 

COLUMBUS, OHIO – Members of the Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board (CSRAB) will meet Monday, December 12, 2016 at the Ohio Statehouse in downtown Columbus. The meeting will be held in the State Room (room #108) and will begin at 9:30 a.m. The purpose of the meeting is to permit an individual to lie in state in the rotunda of the Ohio Statehouse pursuant to OAC 128-4-07(A)(5).

 

                                                                                # # #

 

COLUMBUS, OHIO – Flags at the Ohio Statehouse will fly at half-staff from sunrise until sunset on Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, Wednesday, December 7, 2016, in honor of those who lost their lives serving our country.

 

Read Governor Kasich’s full resolution here: http://bit.ly/2gPtZuq

 

COLUMBUS, OHIO – It’s that time of the year again to grab your family and friends and bring some holiday cheer to celebrate the Ohio Statehouse Holiday Festival and Tree Lighting. This year’s celebration will take place Thursday, December 1, 2016 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  This free family-friendly event is open to the public! Ohio Statehouse Holiday Festival and Tree Lighting PSA: http://bit.ly/2ej3FHO

 

The festival marks the beginning of the holiday season on Capitol Square and throughout all of central Ohio. The indoor ceremony will take place in the Statehouse Atrium and consist of a short program, welcoming Santa and Mrs. Claus, followed by the lighting of our historically decorated holiday tree. The festivities will then continue with refreshments, arts and crafts activities, games and special performances by local choirs. There will also be a free photo station available to capture your families’ moment with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

 

Refreshments are courtesy of Milo’s Catering, City Barbeque, Cameron Mitchell Premier Events, SPAGIO Catering, the Berwick, L.A. Catering, Metro Cuisine Catering, Two Caterers, Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland Council and Starbucks on Capitol Square. 

 

Ongoing Activity Stations:

Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board: Holiday Cards

Office of the Secretary of State Activity Table: Vote for your Favorite Holiday Tradition

Office of the State Auditor Activity Table:  Build Your Own Olaf

Office of the Attorney General Activity Table: Kids Zone Make your own I.D. Card

 

Office of the State Treasurer Activity Table: Stable Accounts  

Girl Scouts of Heartland Council Activity Table: Christmas Snow

Columbus Clippers: Coloring

Columbus Metropolitan Library: Library cards

Tourism Ohio: Dum-Dum Tree

Boy Scouts of America, Simon Kenton Council: Log Slice Ornaments

Ohio Pageant Queens: Face Painting, Make a Snowflake and Letters to Santa

Ohio Paper Folders Activity Table: Holiday Origami Station

Columbus Board of Realtors: Play Pin the Nose on Rudolf and Antler Hats

Salvation Army

Holiday Selfie Booth

 

Performances on the Museum Gallery Stage:

The Magic of Rory Rennick

Columbus Dance Theatre—Maggie Wagner and Nick Spaeth-Cook

Highway Patrol Bomb Dog demonstration

Columbus Metropolitan Library Read Along

 

Choir Line Up:

The Alliance of Greater Central Ohio

Scioto Valley/Columbus Chorus of Sweet Adelines

Columbus Youth Jazz Orchestra

All-Ohio State Fair Youth Choir

Annehurst Elementary Choir

John Glenn High School Choir

Pickerington North High School Orchestra

 

Mascots:

Civil War time travelers – 1st Ohio Light Artillery, Battery A  

Nutcracker - BalletMet Columbus

Salvation Army Bell Ringer

Lou Seal - Columbus Clippers

Krash- Columbus Clippers

Digger Dog

 

Come and join us for this magical night at the Ohio Statehouse to start off 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://bit.ly/1PE8g3k.

 

Holiday press images are available at: http://bit.ly/2f6eifI

To view this press release and others, visit ohiostatehouse.org.

 

                                                                                     # # #

 

 

COLUMBUS, OHIO – It’s that time of the year again to grab your entire family, friends and bring some holiday cheer to celebrate the Ohio Statehouse Holiday Festival and Tree Lighting. This year’s celebration will take place Thursday, December 1, 2016 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  This free family-friendly event is open to the public! Ohio Statehouse Holiday Festival and Tree Lighting PSA: http://bit.ly/2ej3FHO

 

The festival marks the beginning of the holiday season on Capitol Square and throughout all of central Ohio. The indoor ceremony will take place in the Statehouse Atrium and consist of a short program, welcoming Santa and Mrs. Claus, followed by the lighting of our historically decorated holiday tree. The festivities will then continue with refreshments, arts and crafts activities, games and special performances by local choirs. There will also be a free photo station available to capture your families’ moment with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

 

Refreshments are courtesy of Milo’s Catering, City Barbeque, Cameron Mitchell Premier Events, SPAGIO Catering, the Berwick, L.A. Catering, Metro Cuisine Catering, Two Caterers, Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland Council and Starbucks on Capitol Square. 

 

Come and join us for this magical night at the Ohio Statehouse to start off 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://bit.ly/1PE8g3k.

 

Holiday press images are available at: http://bit.ly/2f6eifI

To view this press release and others, visit www.ohiostatehouse.org.

 

                                                                                        # # #

 

 

COLUMBUS, OHIO – Members of the Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board (CSRAB) will meet Thursday, October 20, 2016 at the Ohio Statehouse in downtown Columbus, OH. The business meeting will be held in the State Room (room #108) and will begin at 10 a.m. The meeting is open to the public. The meeting agenda is available upon request.

 

                                                                                         # # #

 

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board will host the Larry O’Brien championship trophy Tuesday, October 18, 2016. The Trophy will be on public display from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Rotunda of the Ohio Statehouse. The championship trophy’s visit to the Ohio Capitol is part of the Cleveland Cavaliers’ #AllForOhio tour that has scheduled stops in Canton, Akron, Columbus, and Youngstown prior to the start of the NBA regular season on October 25. The capitol visit provides Cavs fans a FREE opportunity to snap a photo with the trophy, up-close and personal, using their own camera.

 

The championship trophy will travel with an entourage of Cavs entertainment team members including in-arena host Ahmaad Crump, members of the Cavalier Girls, Scream Team and Cavs mascot Sir C.C. The Ohio Statehouse will accommodate as many visitors as possible from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Additionally, a mobile Cavs team shop will be parked on the Third Street side of Capitol Square, outside of the Senate Building, for all your Cavs gear needs. Please remember, all bags, packages and personal items carried into the Ohio Statehouse are subject to inspection or x-ray screening.

 

“We would like to thank the Cleveland Cavaliers organization for sharing their amazing accomplishment with Columbus and the Ohio Statehouse,” said Laura Clemens, CSRAB executive director. “This is a wonderful opportunity for the people of the capital city to support the Wine & Gold and show their Cavs love here at the Ohio Statehouse.”

  

From the Ohio Statehouse, the trophy will travel north to The Ohio State University and be displayed at Cavs Fest held at the Schottenstein Center from 4 to 6 p.m. prior to the Cavs vs. Wizards preseason game

 

To view this press release and others, visit ohiostatehouse.org.

 

Columbus schedule of events:

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18

Ohio Statehouse Rotunda, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 1 Capitol Square, Columbus, OH 43215

 

All bags, packages and personal items carried into the Statehouse are subject to inspection or x-ray screening.

 

Cavs Fan Fest at the Schottenstein Center, 4 to 6 p.m. 555 Borror Dr, Columbus, OH 43210

 

The trophy will be on display (not for individual photos) at the FREE outdoor Cavs Fan Fest prior to the Cavs vs. Wizards preseason game, weather permitting. During the game, the trophy will be displayed on the main concourse of the Schottenstein Center at halftime.

 

                                                                              # # #

 

 

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board and Capitol Square Foundation are seeking nominations for the 2017 class of “Great Ohioans.” The award celebrates Ohioans who have played a significant role in an event, or series of events, of lasting significance in world, American or Ohio history. Additional criteria include being born in Ohio or lived in Ohio for a minimum of five years. At least 25 years must have passed since the commemorated event, in which the nominee participated. 

 

This award is an opportunity to recognize Ohioans who have made an impact in a number of important areas. A complete explanation of the nomination process and nomination forms can be found online at http://www.ohiostatehouse.org/museum/great-ohioans.

 

All Ohioans, including teachers and students, are encouraged to participate in the nomination process.

 

Great Ohioan nomination categories include:

  • inventions/medicine/science
  • literature/journalism/history
  • academics
  • communications/education
  • entertainment/sports
  • government/military/public service/religion

 

Deadline for nominations is Monday, December 12, 2016. The Capitol Square Foundation may select up to three nominees to submit for selection to the Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board, the administrative agency of the Ohio Statehouse. The Great Ohioan Award recipients will be announced and recognized in early 2017.

 

Since 2003, 30 Great Ohioans have been recognized with the award for the special roles they played in history.  The Great Ohioans include;

 

2003 Class: Orville and Wilbur Wright, inventors; John Glenn, first American to orbit the earth; and Neil Armstrong, first man to walk on the moon;

 

2008 Class: Jesse Owens, Olympic track and field star; Thomas Edison, inventor; Harriet Beecher Stowe, author; James Thurber, journalist and author; Colonel Charles Young, military leader; and Dr. George Crile, founder of the Cleveland Clinic;

 

2009 Class: Catherine Nelson Black, health care humanitarian; Salmon P. Chase, Ohio Governor, Secretary of the Treasury and U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice; Paul Laurence Dunbar, poet and author; Charles F. Kettering, inventor; Eddie Rickenbacker, World War I fighter ace; and Denton T. “Cy” Young, baseball legend.

 

2010 Class: James M. Cox, journalist, member of the United States House of Representatives, Ohio Governor; Florence Ellinwood Allen, first woman Ohio Supreme Court Justice; Bob Feller, baseball legend; and Bill Willis, National Football League hall of famer.

 

2011 Class: Ulysses S. Grant, Civil War General and U.S. President; William Moore McCulloch, Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives, U.S. Congressman and civil rights advocate; William Howard Taft, U.S. President and U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice; and Harriet Taylor Upton, women’s rights advocate and author.

 

2012 Class: Gordon Battelle, philanthropist and researcher; Dominic Salavtore “Don” Gentile, World War II fighter pilot; Washington Gladden, clergyman and social reformer; Albert Belmont Graham, founder of the 4-H program; Albert Sabin, medical researcher best known for the oral polio vaccine; and William T. Sherman, Civil War general.

 

2013 Class: James Abram Garfield, scholar, Civil War General and U.S. President; Granville T. Wood, entrepreneur and inventor; Paul Brown, professional football innovator, coach and executive.    

 

2014 Class: Annie Oakley, superstar sharpshooter and educator, and Jerri Mock, first woman to fly around the world.

 

2015 Class: Agnes Meyer Driscoll, groundbreaking cryptographer and leader in the field of intelligence and national security; Rufus Putnam, American Revolutionary War General, surveyor and co-founder of the Ohio Company.

 

2016 Class: Jack William Nicklaus, retired American professional golfer; John Davison Rockefeller Sr., American industrialist and philanthropist; Potter Stewart, U.S. Supreme Court justice.

 

A special exhibit in the Ohio Statehouse Museum pays tribute to all Great Ohioan Award recipients. On a large touch screen, a host of options are available for visitors to explore the life and accomplishments of each recipient. While countless Ohioans have performed great actions for their community and beyond, only a select few have been named a “Great Ohioan.” The exhibit allows visitors to have a greater understanding of the recipients of the Great Ohioan award and discover how they affected local, national and world history.

 

                                                                                        ###

 
Older Posts

Featured Posts

 

Flags at the Ohio Statehouse will fly at half-staff in honor of John Glenn

Flags at the Ohio Statehouse will fly at half-staff in honor of the life and service of John Glenn, effective immediately until sunset on the day of his interment.  


 


Gov...[+] Read More

The Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board Announces Emergency Board Meeting

Members of the Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board (CSRAB) will meet Monday, December 12, 2016 at the Ohio Statehouse in downtown Columbus. The meeting will be held in the State Room (room #10...[+] Read More

Flags at the Ohio Statehouse will fly at half-staff on Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Flags at the Ohio Statehouse will fly at half-staff from sunrise until sunset on Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, Wednesday, December 7, 2016, in honor of those who lost their lives serving our countr...[+] Read More

Ohio Statehouse to Kick Off the Holiday Season in Ohio

It’s that time of the year again to grab your family and friends and bring some holiday cheer to celebrate the Ohio Statehouse Holiday Festival and Tree Lighting. This year’s celebratio...[+] Read More

 

Stay Connected

For all the latest news and information about the Ohio Statehouse, follow us on Facebook and Twitter.