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Newark senator communicates support of Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks in new resolution

On February 23rd, Senator Jay Hottinger of Newark introduced Senate Concurrent Resolution 16 expressing the Ohio General Assembly’s support of the Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks nomination. Sen. Bob Peterson, whose district includes Ross County, is a co-sponsor. The Resolution has been assigned to the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on which Sen. Hottinger serves. Please note that Sen. Shannon Jones who represents Fort Ancient is also on the Committee. Extra special thanks to Bill Weaver and Dick Shiels for encouraging Sen. Hottinger to take this up. We’ll be actively advocating for SCR 16 this Tuesday at the annual Statehood Day event.

Meanwhile, State Rep. Gary Scherer (R-Circleville) plans to introduce a concurrent resolution in the House sometime soon.

Senate Concurrent Resolution 16 can be read here.

Newark students, city council support WHO

Fifth grade students from Ms. Mary Borgia’s class at William H. McGuffey Elementary in Newark, Ohio, spoke to their city council on April 27 about the UNESCO World Heritage process and what inscription would mean for Newark and Ohio as a whole. The council then voted unanimously to support the Newark Earthworks’ nomination to UNESCO World Heritage. (Minutes 19:00 through 47:50)

Video courtesy Newark City Council.