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.
In April, more than 37,000 jobs were created in Ohio – which led the nation. But Ohio’s unemployment rate is still at a 25 year high. And a recent report by the Ohio Supreme Court showed new foreclosures were nine percent higher than the same period last year. Reporters from public radio stations around the state hit the streets to ask Ohioans to describe their feelings about the economy now and looking forward. Click on the listen bar to hear the report.
Ohio voters Tuesday settled questions about casinos, livestock and veteran bonuses. While a proposal to allow a casino in Columbus and three other cities was rejected in Franklin, Issue three proved popular in other regions of the state and won an endorsement from voters.
Columbus today , with the rest of the nation, will mark the inauguration of Barack Obama with luncheons, viewing parties, and evening balls. Festivities get underway late this morning as four movie theatres in town, several campus locations and the King Arts Complex on Mount Vernon Avenue will all host visitors who want to watch the swearing-in at noon.
The proposed $700,000,000,000 economic package rejected by congress on Monday quickly took center stage on the campaign trail. The only Ohio Republicans who voted for the legislation were House Minority Leader John Boehner of West Chester and three incumbents who aren’t seeking re-election.
John McCain addresses energy policy and courts voters in town hall meetings.
Facing possible impeachment, Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann resigned this afternoon amid the scandal of a sexual harassment investigation in his office and his extramarital affair.
Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann is expected to announce his resignation later today, according to a published report. But Dann’s office say the Attorney General has not resigned and no further announcements are planned.
Ohio’s attorney general has released more than 22 hundred emails between himself and his former scheduler.
The public school graduation rate last year was 86%, that number has climbed steadily during the last eight years. But many of the 19,000 students who drop out every year are low-income African American males, whose graduation rates are far below those of young males of other races.