Columbus Statue To Remain On Ohio Statehouse Grounds For Now

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Officials say a statue of Christopher Columbus will not be removed from in front of the Ohio Statehouse until at least 2025. The 9-foot-tall, copper statue of Columbus will remain erected in front of the Statehouse in the largest city that bears the explorer’s name until a formal process for removal is undergone by the agency that manages the grounds.

Christopher Columbus statue on Statehouse grounds [Karen Kasler]
The Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board voted to draft rules in place for the first time that would outline a policy of removing a statue or monument off of Capital Grounds. An individual or group may come forward with a proposal at the next board meeting in October.

WOUB’s Statehouse News Correspondent Karen Kasler talked with Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder about this latest development.