Flags at the Ohio Statehouse will fly at half-staff from sunrise until sunset Saturday, September 16, 2017 in honor of the life and service of Petty Officer 2nd Class Jacob Drake.
Governor Kasich’s order reads:
“In honor of the life and service of Petty Officer 2nd Class Jacob Drake, 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 Champaign and Madison Counties and at the Ohio Statehouse on September 16, 2017 from sunrise to sunset.”
The Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board (CSRAB) in partnership with Keep Ohio Beautiful
will celebrate the power of pollinators to support nature and our food supply as part of Keep Ohio Beautiful Day at the Ohio Statehouse Wednesday, September 20, 2017. A variety of activities are planned at the Ohio Statehouse, including planting an Ohio Native Shade Garden, designed by scientists at The Davey Tree Expert Co. In addition to attracting a variety of pollinators, this garden will provide nectar sources for the beehive installed on the Statehouse grounds in 2015.
Keep Ohio Beautiful Day celebrates the value and power of native species in restoring ecological balance to the environment while creating greener, more beautiful communities. To commemorate this day, Keep Ohio Beautiful
will host a public educational event at the North Plaza of the Ohio Statehouse, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The event will be kicked off by an interactive pollinator educational program with students from Annehurst Elementary presented by senior entomologists from Scotts Miracle-Gro. Following the presentation, Senator Bob Peterson will read to the second and third grade students. A program with remarks from representatives of the participating organizations is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m.
The species included in the native shade garden were carefully selected by scientists at Davey with assistance from Tamra Ansel, asst. deputy director of grounds with CSRAB. The design plan and herbaceous plants were donated by Davey.
High school students from the Delaware Area Career Center and Ohio Hi-Point Career Center and organizations from throughout the state will be on hand to educate attendees about native plants, pollinators and related subjects. In the case of inclement weather, the location will be moved to the Ohio Statehouse Atrium. The event is free and open to the public.
Flags at the Ohio Statehouse will fly at half-staff from sunrise until sunset Monday, September 11, 2017 in observance of Patriot Day and the National Day of Service and Remembrance.
Flags at the Ohio Statehouse will fly at half-staff from sunrise until sunset Saturday, September 9, 2017 in honor of the life and service of former State Senate President Harry Meshel.
Governor Kasich’s order reads:
“In honor of the life and service of former State Senate President Harry Meshel, 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 Mahoning County and at the Ohio Statehouse on September 9, 2017 from sunrise to sunset.”
Calling all teachers! Would you like to know more about the educational opportunities the Ohio Statehouse can provide you and your classroom? Stop by the Statehouse Saturday, September 16, 2017 from noon to 3 p.m., to find out all Capitol Square has to offer! During this informal open house, staff from the Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board (CSRAB) and partnering organizations will provide materials, information, and short presentations about their educational resources available to you and your students. Educators will have the opportunity to learn about tours, digital resources, lesson plans, programs, and more.
Don’t want to miss weekend time with your family? They’re welcome, too! There are many family-friendly activities available at the Statehouse on the weekends, including public tours, scavenger hunts, special exhibitions, and a hands-on museum.
The Ohio Statehouse is free to visit, and on-site parking is available in the Statehouse parking garage, weekend rates apply. If you plan to attend the Educator Open House at the Ohio Statehouse, please RSVP to Dayna Jalkanen at email@example.com
or 614-728-2697 by September 13, 2017.
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The Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board has kicked off ticket sales for the 2017 edition of Haunted Statehouse Tours. The special Halloween tours will take place Fri., Oct. 20, Sat., Oct. 21, Fri., Oct. 27 and Sat., Oct. 28. Tickets for the Haunted Statehouse Tours are $12 for adults and $6 for children under the age of 12. This is a ticketed event. Tickets must be pre-ordered.
Tours will depart every half hour between 7 and 9 p.m. Tour times are: 7, 7:30, 8, 8:30 and 9 p.m. Tickets are limited to 40 individuals per tour start.
The 2017 edition of the Haunted Statehouse Tours will feature recently found evidence of paranormal activity at the Ohio Capitol and will incorporate a new story or two with an updated tour route. This is a hot ticket on Capitol Square.
Tickets can be purchased three ways:
- Online at statehouseshop.com
- Visit the Statehouse Museum Shop on the ground floor of the Ohio Statehouse
- Purchase over the phone by calling 614-728-9234
Ohio Statehouse staff members and volunteers will combine history and legend in this special family-friendly haunted Ohio Statehouse tour. Conductors will lead visitors through the dimly lit limestone corridors of the Ohio Statehouse by lantern. This historical tour is spooky and most appropriate for individuals nine and older.
Arrive early and write a “Ghost Post” to one of the Statehouse’s resident spirits, or enjoy art activities prior to your tour. The Statehouse Museum Shop will be open throughout the evening and will offer special Halloween merchandise available for purchase. More information is available at statehouseshop.com
Visitors to the Ohio Statehouse are invited to park in the facility's underground parking garage. This convenient and affordable parking offers direct sheltered access to the Ohio Statehouse for this event. Parking fee is not included in ticket price.
Parking rates are available at http://bit.ly/1PE8g3k
For more information about the Haunted Statehouse Tours, visit ohiostatehouse.org
or contact 614-728-2130. High resolution press images are available at: http://bit.ly/2wantam
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Flags at the Ohio Statehouse will fly at half-staff from sunrise until sunset Wednesday, August 16, 2017 in honor of the life and service of Chief Fire Controlman Gary L. Rehm, Jr.
Governor Kasich’s order reads:
“In honor of the life and service of Chief Fire Controlman Gary L. Rehm, Jr., 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 Lorain County and at the Ohio Statehouse on August 16, 2017 from sunrise to sunset.”
The Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board (CSRAB) and the Capitol Square Foundation (CSF) are pleased to announce that 75 school transportation grants will be awarded for the 2017/2018 academic year. The online application process will open Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 9 a.m.
The grants will be made available to help schools defray bus transportation costs for field trips to the Ohio Statehouse and its museum. Each grant will be based on one-way mileage from the visiting school to Columbus. Grant applicants must have a minimum of 20 people in their group in order to receive transportation funding.
The program was created in 2009 by the Capitol Square Foundation. Since the program’s inception, more than 75,000 students from all 88 Ohio counties have visited the Ohio Statehouse with the help of this grant program. “The Foundation is grateful for the continued support from Honda of America," said Charles Moses, Capitol Square Foundation Chairman. “We are thrilled that so many students can visit the Ohio Statehouse through this program!"
25 grants will be awarded in each of three mileage categories. The mileage categories are for a one-way trip from the visiting school to the Ohio Statehouse.
The three mileage categories include:
- 1 to 50 miles, $200.00
- 51 to 100 miles, $300.00
- 101+ miles, $400.00
Each category will be closed once the 25 available grants have been awarded. All grants will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.
"The transportation grant program provides thousands of Ohio school children with a learning experience here at the Ohio Statehouse," said Laura P. Battocletti, CSRAB executive director. “The Statehouse is the perfect place to learn about Ohio civics and the legislative process.” The school transportation grants will be available to any Ohio school that receives state funding. The grants are limited to Ohio students in the fourth through 12th grades during the 2017/2018 academic year. Only one transportation grant will be awarded to each school regardless of the number of buses or students visiting the Ohio Statehouse. A field trip to the Ohio Statehouse can be combined with visits to other educational attractions in downtown Columbus, including the Ohio Art Council’s Riffe Gallery, Columbus Museum of Art, COSI and the Ohio Judicial Center.
Only online applications will be accepted.
All applications must be submitted by an authorized teacher or school administrator. Applications will be accepted until every grant is awarded.
Detailed information about the program is available at: http://bit.ly/2aZia3Z
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