A Delaware County Grand jury Thursday indicted 39 year old Matthew Rausenberg of Columbus on 32 counts alleging sex crimes against children in his classroom. First Assistant Prosecutor Kyle Rohrer outlined the charges saying Rausenberg faces life in prison, if convicted.
Ohio Union Fight Could Boost Dems’ 2012 Chances
A ballot battle over whether to keep Ohio’s tough new restrictions on public employee unions could give labor supporters and Democrats a lift going into the presidential election year.
But some Democrats fear losing the Nov. 8 referendum could be a dispiriting setback, sapping enthusiasm from the party’s progressive base.
Labor leaders expect to get a better sense of voters’ mindsets when Ohioans decide whether to toss out a law that limits the collective bargaining rights of more than 350,000 public workers.
Former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland told The Associated Press that a victory would benefit not just Democrats running for the Ohio Legislature, but also President Barack Obama and U.S. Sen. Sherrod
Republicans, however, contend this year’s election issue won’t have a carry-over effect on the presidential race.