During his time as Ohio House speaker, Republican Cliff Rosenberger amassed — and eventually carted off — a huge haul of memorabilia, according to a 53-page inventory obtained by this newspaper.
The catalog, provided to the FBI and news media outlets, lists everything removed from Rosenberger’s state offices on May 11, a month after his resignation took effect.
The inventory demonstrates Rosenberger’s fondness for American history, presidential politics, football and knick-knacks.
Among the artwork removed was a painting of presidents playing poker with Rosenberger overlooking the table.
Busts removed: George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush.
Bobble heads removed: Teddy Roosevelt, former Ohio House speaker Bill Batchelder, Ohio Highway Patrol trooper, former Ohio State president E. Gordon Gee and 10 lawmakers or staff members.
Baseballs from: Johnny Bench, Pete Rose, Ken Griffey, Tony Perez, GW Bush, MLB, Cincinnati Reds. Plus baseball bats signed by Johnny Bench and Mitt Romney.
Footballs or helmets from: Urban Meyer, Archie Griffin, Jim Tressel, Boomer Esiason, Cincinnati Bengals, Anthony Munez, Youngstown State University and the Hall of Fame.
Jerseys: Jim Brown, Blue Jackets, Archie Griffin.
Models: Goodyear blimp, dinosaur, oil rig, John Glenn flight, Riverfront Stadium, Great American Ball Park, Rock n Roll Hall, F-16 Fighting Falcons, P-51 Mustang, Atlantis Space Shuttle and more.
The document lists everything from shoelaces to a business card signed by John Glenn to a Rock Hall of Fame platinum record to official White House photos. “Wire fence from DMZ,” is also listed.
Pulled from the “12th floor storage closet” were: a JobsOhio banner, Rowdy bobble head, Gov. John Kasich’s second inaugural address and a signed DVD of “Beauty and the Beast.”
Also listed was furniture: leather chairs, bookcases, a leather couch, antique wooden chest and stadium chairs.
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