This February marks the 100th anniversary of an Ohio State tradition. Since 1915, the chimes have been part of University life, housed in one of the oldest and most unique buildings on campus. WOSU’s Tom Rieland has this profile on the Chimes of Orton Hall…
Ex-Ohio Education Official Faces Prison Term
A judge is ready to sentence a former high-ranking Ohio Department of Education official who pleaded guilty to a single count of possession of child pornography.
John Childs, the department’s former chief financial officer and chief operating officer, could face nearly four years in prison at Friday’s hearing in federal court in Columbus.
Prosecutors are recommending a lower sentence of six months plus five years probation, citing Childs’ lack of criminal history and cooperation.
Childs, who pleaded guilty in April, was fired Nov. 2 after the agency was provided evidence related to a State Highway Patrol investigation.
The Education Department says Childs worked on the agency’s financial side, never had an educator’s license, and was not in contact with children as a state official.