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Central Ohio Mosque Hands Out Free Turkeys To Needy Families

25, 2009

Thanksgiving will include a large turkey for hundreds of families in need thanks to an effort led by a central Ohio mosque.

Fugitive Marine On Columbus Billboards

January 15, 2008

A North Carolina prosecutor says an autopsy has left unanswered the question of whether a pregnant Marine from Ohio gave birth before she was killed. But the coroner for the Camp Lejeune area says they have determined that the death of Lance Corporal Maria Lauterbach was from a head injury. Authorities are looking for Marine Corporal Cesar Laurean, a suspect in the death of Lauterbach. They are using billboards as part of an effort to locate Laurean.

Santa Maria Replica “Rechristened”

Italian-Americans laid a Columbus Day wreath at City Hall in honor of the explorer
October 9, 2006

Today’s Columbus Day observance at the Santa Maria replica was free of protest from Native American representatives. At last year’s event the ship was picketed and activists called for it to be destroyed.

Native Americans Protest Santa Maria Replica

13, 2005

Busloads of school children went aboard the city of Columbus’ Santa Maria replica to mark the official observance of Columbus Day. Built in 1991, the Santa Maria is an authentic recreation of Christopher Columbus’s flagship. But ever since its arrival in central Ohio 13 years ago, the ship has been the object of protest by Native Americans.