On this episode of Broad & High, an artist profile: Dennis DeVendra, a blind woodturner. Also a look at Dangerdust, the anonymous chalk artist duo from Columbus College of Arts and Design, Helping Hands Center an arts & autism based in Clintonville, Petali Teas and D’Art the Gallery Kitty at Dublin Arts Council.
Columbus Diocese Investigates Allegations Against Parish Priest
The Catholic Diocese of Columbus has placed a parish priest on administrative leave while it investigates allegations of sexual abuse of a minor.
Bishop Frederick Campbell says a church panel will investigate whether 69-year-old Father Ronald Atwood sexually abused a minor between the years 1976 and 1979 while he employed as a teacher at Bishop Ready High School. The allegation was reported to the diocese on Monday and Father Atwood was placed on administrative leave the next day. The church also reported the allegation to Franklin County Children Services.
Since 1969, Atwood has served 7 Columbus-area parishes and taught at Bishop Ready. The diocese encourages anyone who may have experienced sexual abused by clergy to contact its victim assistance coordinator.