By Associated Press - Saturday, April 23, 2016

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A board in charge of oversight of the Ohio Statehouse and grounds has voted to cut weekly hours at the building.

The Columbus Dispatch reports (https://bit.ly/1pt3Q5a ) the Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board agreed Thursday to cut hours at the Statehouse by 10 hours per week.

The new hours will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday through Friday instead of 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Weekend hours - 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. - will remain the same.

Officials say the change is aimed at reducing costs, particularly related to security.

The board also voted to change a 2009 rule and allow only the House speaker and Senate president to approve applications to appear at the Statehouse and waive fees, instead of the four top-ranking legislative leaders.



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Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, https://www.dispatch.com

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