Status of Christopher Columbus statue outside Ohio Statehouse likely to be debated

Jun 18, 2020 379

BY: Andrew J. Tobias

The status of a Christopher Columbus statue outside the Ohio State Capitol is likely to come up at a future meeting of the agency that manages the Statehouse grounds, after support has grown in Columbus to remove the city’s other prominent statues of the Italian explorer.

Laura Battocletti, executive director of the Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board, said she’s not aware of discussion about removing the statue among CSRAB board members, a mixture of state lawmakers, legislative staff and governor appointees.

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