Does Ohio need to declare an official state artifact? Perhaps “need” is too strong a word, Rep. John Carney admits, but he still thinks it’s a good idea. That’s why he’s proposing that a pipe, used by a Native American tribe that has since disappeared from Ohio, be given the honor. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen asked Carney to describe the pipe.
Carney says this campaign by elementary school students is helping teach them about the politics that’s sometimes involved in law-making. Carney is a Democrat in a Republican-controlled legislature. That’s why he recommended to the students that they find a Republican to co-sponsor the bill. Another Columbus-area state representative, Mike Duffey, has agreed to take on the project.