Ohio News Briefs


Ohio releasing more than 15,000 pheasants in hunting areas

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio wildlife officials are releasing more than 15,000 ring-necked pheasants at 24 public hunting areas this fall to provide more hunting opportunities.

The Department of Natural Resources says its Division of Wildlife released pheasants on Oct. 21 with another release scheduled for Oct. 28, prior to the small-game weekends for youth hunters. Youth ages 17 and younger can hunt statewide for rabbit, pheasant and all other legal game in season during the designated weekends of Oct. 22-23 and Oct. 29-30.

Ohio’s small game hunting season begins Nov. 4 with more pheasant releases set for Nov. 3 and Nov. 10. The final release this year will be Nov. 23.

Pheasant hunting season in Ohio runs from Nov. 4, through Jan. 8 with a daily bag limit of two male birds.

Exhibit showcases art work of Ohio veterans about service

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A new exhibit is showcasing the artwork of Ohio veterans reflecting on their U.S. military service.

The Ohio Department of Veterans Services says “Art Inspired by the Front Lines” opened Oct. 18 in the Vern Riffe building in downtown Columbus.

The exhibit features 40 works including sculptures, drawings, paintings and photographs. It runs through Nov. 13.

The exhibit is being held beside the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame display, a permanent fixture at the Riffe Center.

No one caring for dead inside private Ohio mausoleum

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Trustees in an Ohio township are trying to resolve the fate of a private mausoleum slowly deteriorating as no one cares for the remains inside.

The century-old building in Nimishillen Township near Canton was built on the grounds of the Union Cemetery Association, but the association says it’s not part of the cemetery.

Township trustees can’t use public dollars to maintain the mausoleum, but would have to use tax dollars to knock it down, with little hope of getting the money back.

Township Trustee Todd Bosley tells The Repository for a story Sunday that the situation is a legal mess trustees are trying to sort out.

The interior is visible through holes in rusted doors, while part of the roof has collapsed into the structure.

Historic Cincinnati murals on display in new home downtown

CINCINNATI (AP) — Nine colorful glass mosaic murals can be viewed any time at their new home in southwest Ohio.

Cincinnati’s murals are now on display in protective cases on an exterior wall at the downtown convention center, with the display officially dedicated Thursday. The 1933 murals by art deco artist Winold Reiss depict Cincinnati manufacturing history, showing workers at companies such as Procter & Gamble and Cincinnati Milling.

The artwork was originally in the Union Terminal train concourse, but was moved in 1973 to the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport before the train concourse was razed. They had to move again because of airport terminal demolition plans.

The light-reflecting mosaics were made from small glass pieces and tinted mortar. Each is some 20 feet tall by 20 feet wide and weighs 8 tons.

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