Four people are dead in two separate accidents in Central Ohio. In Pataskala, investigators say a head-on collision on East Broad took three lives. One vehicle crossed the center line. Early this morning, the driver of a pick-up truck was killed when he slammed into a tree in a residential area south of Route 104 [...]
Jackson School Board Considers Response to Jesus Depiction Suit
The Jackson City school board is set to meet over how it will respond to a federal lawsuit seeking removal of a depiction of Jesus that hangs prominently in its middle school.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio and the Madison, Wis.-based Freedom From Religion Foundation say the large depiction unconstitutionally promotes religion. T
They filed a lawsuit last week in U.S. district court on behalf on an unidentified student and two parents.
The Jackson City Schools board will meet Tuesday evening in an elementary school gym.
Superintendent Phil Howard says the district was “shocked and surprised” at the suit. Attorneys for the district have been examining the matter.
The district says the picture was donated by a student group and has been in the school since about 1947.