COLUMBUS: Ohio politicians are hailing the killing of Osama bin Laden by U.S. forces in Pakistan.
The state's senior U.S. senator calls the death of the al-Qaida leader a victory for all Americans. Democrat Sherrod Brown says in a statement that the world's most wanted terrorist and architect of the Sept. 11 attacks nearly 10 years ago will no longer threaten America's democracy and freedom.
U.S. Rep. Mike Turner of Centerville in southwest Ohio says this is a significant day for the U.S. military, counter intelligence agencies and citizens who were affected on that awful day in 2001. The Middletown Journal quotes the Republican as saying people who haven't forgotten where they were when the terrorists struck now can remember how they heard bin Laden was brought to justice.