Former State Rep. Otto Beatty Jr. Pass Away At 81
Former Ohio State Rep. Otto Beatty Jr. died on Friday. His wife Congresswoman Joyce Beatty announced his death on Twitter. Otto Beatty Junior was 81 years old.
In a tweet she said, "Otto will be missed but his legacy will live on eternally."
Otto served 18 years in the Ohio House from 1980-1998 and was also an attorney.
City councilman Shannon Hardin tweeted "Columbus lost a community giant today" and that Beatty was a father figure to many in Columbus.