The City of Oberlin is the first city in Ohio to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day.
At the city council meeting this week, aldermen voted unanimously to make the change for the second Monday in October; Columbus is out.The decision came with both support and opposition. An eighth grade student applauded the decision, saying it's about time the city made the change.
Several Italian Americans in the city voiced their displeasure as a sign of disrespecting their heritage. The local Knights of Columbus Catholic Charity offered a solution by making the suggestion to celebrate both holidays on different days. The decision capped a months-long debate in Oberlin.
Source: Fox 8 Cleveland