A Statehouse observance of Ohio’s 208th anniversary of becoming a state has been canceled Tuesday because a committee hearing and potential vote on Senate Bill 5, the collective bargaining proposal, is scheduled. As in the past two weeks, thousands of protesters and supporters are expected to turn out.
Glenn was to speak at a luncheon sponsored by the Ohio Historical Society and other organizations. The Historical Society had planned to have some of its aerospace collection on display at the Statehouse event.
But a notice sent today by the Historical Society said “Due to circumstances beyond our control, the sponsoring organizations have decided to cancel the Statehood Day event scheduled for tomorrow.
“We have been advised that the political protests expected would have a large impact on our ability to ensure that attendees have a positive experience at the event. We regret that we have to cancel this event, but have concluded that it is the right thing to do given the circumstances.”
The event will not be rescheduled.
Statehood Day commemorates Ohio’s founding on March 1, 1803, the date when Ohio became the nation’s 17th state.