Rev. Bernard Wilson spoke at a Monday news conference where he said North Carolina's laws against gay marriage "criminalize a minister who performs a religious ceremony, even if the ceremony is not intended to be a legal marriage under state law."
April 29, 2014
A mainline Protestant denomination headquarters in Northeast Ohio has sued the state of North Carolina over its ban on same-sex marriages.
Many claim funk music has its roots in Dayton, and local artists paid homage to it in this year’s annual “Visual Voices” exhibit at the city’s Victoria Theatre, where artists were challenged to create visual art that captures the essence and flavor of the Dayton funk sound.
Ohio’s agricultural interests are recovering from a black eye caused by toxic algae this summer. Now farm groups, academia, and environmental agencies say they’ll spend millions of dollars to keep commercial fertilizer and manure nutrients on the field and out Northwest Ohio streams that feed western Lake Erie.
Authorities are investigating a directive by the Ohio Senate president that allowed two top aides to create dozens of time records requesting time away from state work, mostly for political consulting.