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COLUMBUS, Ohio – A privately-funded
Holocaust memorial is to be built on the grounds of the Ohio Statehouse
despite concerns from the head of an oversight board that the project is
"inappropriate" for public property and could ensnare Ohio in a
The $1.8 million memorial was approved Thursday by the state Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board, which oversees and maintains the Ohio Statehouse. It's believed to be the first Holocaust memorial planned for the grounds of any U.S. statehouse. The state is to pay for site preparations.