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.
Wilmington is preparing for a political invasion. Governor John Kasich and most state lawmakers will travel to the southwest Ohio city tomorrow for the State of the State address. It’s a return visit for Kasich to a city that was deeply scarred by the Great Recession.
Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman says he wants to build closer trade and cultural ties to Africa. During his state of the city speech, Coleman announced Columbus will form a ‘Sister City partnership with Accra, Ghana.
As Honda idles some workers for lack of automotive parts, other Central Ohio manufacturers are using aggressive recruiting to fill job slots. Columbus’ jobless rate has fallen to 4% just as job openings accelerate in a couple of industries.
Columbus has lost its bid to host a national political convention. The Democratic National Committee decided Philadelphia was better suited as the site to nominate its presidential candidate. Disappointed civic and business leaders promise to use the experience to try again in four years.
Columbus city road crews this week-end face quick job changes. Spokeswoman Melanie Crabill says some crews will have to switch back and forth between filling potholes and prepping for snow and ice.
A strike by United Steel Workers against several oil companies has expanded to refineries in Ohio and nearby states. Industry analysts are keeping close watch on possible effects on gas pump prices.
Ohio’s concentrated animal farms, or CAFOs, house millions of chickens, turkeys, pigs and cows that produce meat, milk and eggs for the table.
A new Central Ohio program encourages people to report child abuse. The Center for Family Safety and Healing has launched an ad campaign to urge witnesses to call or text what they see. The organization wants to change behavior and reduce abuse, but there are questions about the proper role a private group should play in enforcing child protection laws.
A group of teachers at Franklinton Preparatory Academy have taken steps to force a union organizing vote. If successful, it would be the first union at a central Ohio Charter school.