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Charges Dropped Against Man Fighting Courthouse Church Directory

The Athens County Courthouse in Athens, Ohio. In November, County Prosecutor Keller Blackburn suggested removing the directory so the county doesn't put itself at risk of liability.
29, 2015

An Athens man arrested for placing First Amendment stickers over a church directory on a county courthouse has been cleared of the criminal mischief charge against him.

Governor’s Mentoring Program Has Religious Requirement

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17, 2014

If you want to be part of Governor Kasich’s program to mentor for Ohio school children, you’ll have to have a religious affiliation.

Behind The Scenes Of The Red Kettle Fund Drive

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The Columbus-area Salvation Army Red Kettle drive hopes to raise $600,000 this season. Lt. Pierson Vincent (L) checks in on veteran bell ringer Reggie Handon who works in Canal Winchester.
10, 2014

It’s a sound that marks the holiday season: The Salvation Army bell, held by a friendly person standing next to a red kettle. We go behind-the-scenes to look at what it takes to manage the effort.

Ohio House Votes To Shield Execution Drugmaker

The Ohio House has approved a measure to conceal the identities of drug companies that manufacture lethal drugs for executions.
20, 2014

The Ohio House has approved a bill shielding the source of the state’s lethal injection drugs for a minimum of 20 years.

Same-Sex Couples File Supreme Court Appeal

A split among federal courts on gay marriage could make it more likely the U. S. Supreme Court will hear the issue.
14, 2014

Same-sex couples seeking the right to marry are asking the Supreme Court to settle the issue of gay marriage nationwide.

Judge Sides With Urbana Company Fighting Contraceptive Coverage

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October 29, 2014

A federal judge has ruled that a small Urbana company doesn’t have to offer birth control coverage as part of its employees’ health insurance plan.

Fired Mount Vernon Teacher Denied Challenge By Supreme Court

John Freshwater was fired in 2011 after years of legal battles following his refusal to removal a Bible and religious posted from his classroom inside Mt. Vernon High School.
October 6, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected the appeal of a Mount Vernon public school science teacher who was fired three years ago for promoting the theory of creationism and refusing to remove religious materials from his classroom.

South Side Learning Center Helps Drop Outs

Sister Mary Deane goes over a lession with student Pauline Pearson at a work table at the Dominican Learning Center at 1111 Stewart Avenue.
15, 2014

There is a place on the southside of Columbus where high school dropouts can go when and if they decide to finish their degrees.

Ohio Charity Offers To Take Immigrant Children

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25, 2014

A Cincinnati charity says it has applied for a federal grant aimed at bringing to Ohio some of the immigrant children who have flooded across the U.S. border recently.

Working-Class Whites Now Fewer Than Half Of Ohio Voters

Unpublished 2014 census figures show about 4.1 million, or 48 percent, of eligible voters in Ohio are working-class whites. That's down from 50.5 percent in November 2012.
22, 2014

New census data show working-class whites now make up less than half of Ohio’s eligible voters, a demographic change that has both parties expanding their efforts to reach other voters.