Tue April 3, 2012
Ohio Holocaust Memorial Questioned
The head of the agency overseeing the Ohio Capitol grounds says a Holocaust memorial approved by the governor may not be appropriate for the site. Former state Senator Richard Finn of Cincinnati is president of the Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board. According to The Columbus Dispatch, Richard Finan the memorial may not fit outside the Statehouse. He also has concerns other groups may request other memorials. A bill signed Friday by Governor John Kasich calls for the memorial. The state is funding preliminary site work and private money will fund the rest of the project. The bill also adds the Capitol Square board to the Ohio Arts Council, allowing them to jointly determine the memorial's location and design.