The Ohio Historical Society, the official repository of the state's recorded history, faces a 42 percent drop in state funding -- from $13.5 million last year to $7.9 million in 2010 -- in the budget signed by Gov. Ted Strickland last week.
The society reported this week that it will trim hours and scale back plans for Civil War sesquicentennial observances. It also will cut pay and reduce to less than half the staff of 400 it had in 2001.
You can read more in the Cleveland.com web site at http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/2009/07/ohio_historical_society_faces.html.