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.
A Columbus mega-church is going to court to try to stop a national conservative Christian group from protesting near the church’s parking lot.
Witnesses say the 25-year-old man accused of walking into a Northeast Ohio church and fatally shooting his father after an Easter service was yelling about God and Allah after the killing.
Governor John Kasichâ€™s plan to expand Medicaid as part of the new two year state budget is being praised by some major church leaders throughout Ohio, including many who disagree on other social issues.
Saint Leo’s closed more than a decade ago, but former members have been busy restoring the church with hopes that it can reopen.
As the jobless rate in Ohio continues to climb, the faith community is reaching out to assist those in need. WOSU’s Kim Fox reports.
Americans are celebrating the life of Doctor Martin Luther King Junior, the civil rights leader whose followers brought tremendous change to the South. One of the places were Doctor King labored was Birmingham, Alabama, a city whose fabric included fire hoses, police dogs and Bull Connor. In the first in a series of recollections by Ohioans, a Birmingham native recalls what it was like growing up during the struggle for civil rights.
A church that faced allegations ofimproperly endorsing a gubernatorial candidate says the Internal Revenue Service has cleared it of wrongdoing.
A mother whose teenaged son died at a church camp in Logan County last year has filed a wrongful death lawsuit in Franklin County Common Pleas Court. Tonya Amoako-Okyere is seeking damages in excess of $25,000. The Logan County coroner says James McCoy III committed suicide by hanging. But McCoy’s mother says he was killed when four other youths played a prank called The Choking Game.
Ohio Catholic leaders have started $3 million fund to help victims of childhood sexual abuse. But some victims say the Counseling Assistance Fund is a publicity stunt
Fire officials say arson is the cause of an early-morning blaze that destroyed part of St. Mary’s Macedonian American Orthodox Church on the east side of Columbus. The church’s offices were gutted while the interior of the adjoining sanctuary was heavily damaged.