Ohio Statehouse To Increase Security

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Security could get a little tighter at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus.

The Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board wants to spend close to $2 million to purchase hand-held metal detection wands, cameras and other equipment to protect the building's entrances.

The Statehouse currently leaves its doors open during normal business hours, allowing people to freely enter and leave under the watch of the State Highway Patrol.

The Dayton Daily News reports that recommendations call for only four entrances to be open during regular business hours. Each would be staffed with state troopers using metal detection wands and include security cameras and other equipment.

Actual procedures for who should be screened and when were not specified in the recommendations.