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Columbus Mega-Church Seeks Injunction For Protesters

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Members of Minutemen United have directed months of protests at the Vineyard Columbus church because of what the group calls its "passive resistance" to abortion and gay marriage.
7:51AM
July 8, 2013

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.

Son Shoots, Kills Dad After Easter Service

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Witnesses say Reshad Riddle, 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.
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April
1, 2013

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.

Faith Leaders Applaud Kasich Budget, Medicaid Expansion

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Leaders of several faiths gathered in the Ohio Statehouse Tuesday to endorse Gov. John kasich's budget, which includes an expansion of Ohio's Medicaid program.
7:56AM
March
6, 2013

Governor John Kasich’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.

Saving A Church Without A Parish

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The recently-restored sanctuary of Saint Leo's Catholic Church on Columbus' South side.
8:20AM
March 5, 2012

Saint Leo’s closed more than a decade ago, but former members have been busy restoring the church with hopes that it can reopen.

Catholic Community Hosts A Retreat For The Umemployed

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March
26, 2009

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.

Ohioan Recalls Civil Rights Struggles in Birmingham

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January
18, 2009

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.

Ohio Church says IRS Found No Improper Politics from Pulpit

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September
8, 2008

A church that faced allegations ofimproperly endorsing a gubernatorial candidate says the Internal Revenue Service has cleared it of wrongdoing.

Mother Challenges Coroner’s Suicide Ruling, Says Race Played Role in Son’s ‘Choking Game’ Death

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April
30, 2007

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.

Catholic Church Sets Up Fund for Sex Abuse Victims

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November
16, 2006

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

Columbus Church Heavily Damaged by Arsonist

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September
6, 2006

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.