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.
Officials say there are no layoffs planned at Ohio’s largest military base, but more than 350 positions will be eliminated, many through retirements and buyouts.
The Department of Defense says a soldier from Columbus and a Naval Reservist from Reynoldsburg were killed in a suicide car bomb in Kabul on Tuesday.
Civilian employees at Ohio’s largest military base will have until Aug. 1 to notify officials if they plan to retire or leave with incentives ahead of hundreds of layoffs this fall.
The U.S. government plans to spend more than $29 million for a new building at Ohio’s largest military base to help study the capabilities of foreign armed forces.
The defense bill now before federal lawmakers would send $90 million to maintain production at the Joint Systems manufacturing Center, formerly known as the Lima Tank Plant.
The federal government shutdown has forced some 1,800 Ohio National Guard mechanics, pilots and administrative staff off the job.
Aviation-related classes have been canceled at Ohio’s largest military base as a result of furloughs triggered by the federal government shutdown.
More than 150 civilian employees at Ohio’s largest military base have taken steps to appeal furloughs imposed because of federal budget cuts.
The White House says Ohio’s schools and defense industry would see reduced funding if automatic cuts to the federal budget take effect this week.
Sgt. Adam Holcomb of Youngstown is one of eight soldiers charged in the death of Pvt. Danny Chen, a Chinese-American soldier who committed suicide last year.