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.
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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.
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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.
Knick knacks in former House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger’s office.
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.