SPRINGFIELD - The Springfield Museum of Art has been selected as the only Smithsonian Affiliate art museum in the state of Ohio. The museum's affiliate status will allow it to borrow objects from Washington, D.C. to share with local art patrons. The Smithsonian's affiliate program was started 16 years ago and allows accepted member museums to borrow objects from its vast collection, which includes over 136 million pieces. Affiliates pay $2,500 per year for the right to request objects and speakers.
Columbus has appointed its first woman to serve as police chief. City officials announced Thursday their appointment of Deputy Chief Kimberly Jacobs as the city's 32nd chief of police. She replaces an interim leader who has served since the city's police chief retired.
A report focusing on single-family home and condo sales indicates Dayton Home prices grew rapidly in the last four months. According to Clear Capital’s quarterly Home Data Index, local home prices rose by 6.3 percent. Only Phoenix Arizona saw a higher climb in home prices.