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.
Police say a woman is in critical condition after being shot in the head while aboard a COTA bus near downtown.
More than 100 Ohio gun owners rallied at the Ohio Statehouse Friday.
The Connecticut school massacre is prompting Ohio legislator to call for a statewide summit meeting on guns and gun violence. But it’s unclear if advocates of gun owners’ rights would be willing to come to the table.
Rev. Tracey Lind from Trinity Cathedral used part of her Sunday morning sermon to talk about a bill that she says would increase the chances of tragic shootings in Ohio.
Gunfire that broke out at a West-side Columbus bar has left one man dead and four wounded.
Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman has, for years, made gun control a major priority. He’s delivered numerous speeches on the dangers of illegal guns, gang violence and even gun shows. During his State of the City Address last week, he narrowed his focus to one company in particular.
Some Ohioans recently read in the paper or heard on the news that requests for gun background checks in the state had jumped 65 percent. The report compared applications from Monday, January 10th with those from the same day in 2010. But local gun shops are not seeing a similar jump in sales.
It could be up to a Franklin County grand jury to determine if an elderly woman should face charges in the fatal shooting of an alleged would be robber. Columbus police say the 70-year-old woman shot and killed a man who barged into a hotel room with a gun demanding money. The woman was attending the All American Quarter Horse Congress at the state fairgrounds. Some people attending the event say they’re shaken but not surprised by the incident.
In a video posted on the New York City government’s website, a gun seller in Columbus did not seem to care when an undercover investigator suggests he would not pass a background check.
More and more Ohioans are applying for and getting licenses to carry concealed handguns. That’s one of the highlights of a new annual report from the state attorney general’s office. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports.