Ohio clock continues to baffle after 193 years





For 193 years the Ohio Clock has stood watch over the U.S. Senate, a subject of rumor, curiosity and misinformation.

Was it made in Ohio? Did senators stash whiskey inside it?

Now the elegant clock is making its first journey beyond the Capitol. That may not answer the questions, but it will give the clock a long-needed renovation, inside and out, Senate officials say.

The 11-foot-tall piece is a Capitol landmark. Countless press conferences are held there — reporters know "OCC" means Ohio Clock corridor — as are informal meet-ups of staffers and friends....

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