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Newspaper Owner Who Posted Support For Capitol Insurrection Quits Ohio Arts Council Board

Statehouse News Bureau |

Susan Allan Block, the owner of the Toledo Blade and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, has resigned as a member of the board of the state agency that oversees funding for the arts in Ohio.

Her resignation comes after making an inflammatory Facebook post in which she showed support for the insurrection at the US Capitol Wednesday and used a slur to describe Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris.

Block was renamed to the Ohio Arts Council board in 2019 by Gov. Mike DeWine, after being appointed by former Gov. John Kasich in 2016.

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