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Kasich wants metal detectors for Ohio Statehouse

By admin Published: May 6, 2011

Associated Press

COLUMBUS: Gov. John Kasich says the Ohio Statehouse should have more security, including metal detectors for visitors to pass through.

The governor told reporters on Thursday that families, kids and school groups visit the Capitol in Columbus and he wouldn't want "something to happen."

He was responding to a question about whether state government was making any changes in security measures following the death of Osama bin Laden.

Kasich says while he agrees with the idea of an open Statehouse, he has wanted metal detectors there for a long time.

State Highway Patrol spokesman Lt. Tony Bradshaw tells media outlets that the agency believes there's now sufficient and appropriate security at the Statehouse, including portable metal detectors for use when needed.



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