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.
Mayor Michael Coleman Endorses Joyce Beatty For Congress
Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman has endorsed former state rep. Joyce Beatty for Congress.Â Â Beatty is one ofÂ fourÂ Democrats trying to win a new Franklin County district.Â Â Coleman called Beatty a â€œvisionary leader at every stage of her career.”
Beatty said in a statement that she is pleased and humbled by the endorsement. â€œColumbus has been able to thrive and prosper during the mayorâ€™s tenure. I look forward to working with him to continue to help Columbus thrive,” Beatty said.
Beatty is expected to face State Rep Ted Celeste, Former Congresswoman Mary Jo Kilroy and Columbus City Council member Priscilla Tyson in the race for the Democratic nomination in the March 6th primary.Â Â Whoever wins the primary will be favored to win the seat in the Democratic leaning district.