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Ohio Presidential Center Proposed

McKinley statue at Ohio Statehouse
Ohio Statehouse
McKinley statue at Ohio Statehouse

There have been eight presidents from Ohio, seven of whom were born here. A Cleveland area attorney says it’s time the Buckeye State have a Presidential Center to celebrate them.

There are different landmarks throughout the state for various presidents but James Robenalt wants one center, anchored near one of the state’s universities, to commemorate all eight presidents who called Ohio home.

“We should be studying the presidency in Ohio because we have had such important presidents. We should put the spotlight on them. And we should continue to be involved in the whole discussion of the presidency because Ohio is so important to the discussion every four years.”

Robernalt estimates it will cost about $150 million but he thinks that can easily be raised through a combination of private and government funds.

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Jo Ingles is a professional journalist who covers politics and Ohio government for the Ohio Public Radio and Television for the Ohio Public Radio and Television Statehouse News Bureau. She reports on issues of importance to Ohioans including education, legislation, politics, and life and death issues such as capital punishment.