I was at the Ohio Statehouse recently for an event, and as I strolled around I thought, once again, about what an interesting structure it is — filled with nooks and crannies and oddities. We’ll be having a new administration and General Assembly arriving to begin work after the first of the year, and they will have a chance to explore every inch of the buildings during their years of service.
The Statehouse is a good example of the value of public structures and public spaces. It not only provides a place to engage in the business of government, but also celebrates our state and inspires by its form and design. It aims to make you proud to be an Ohioan, and I think it succeeds.