- Oct 26, 2020
Houses of worship can’t be shut down by local or state officials, and elections can’t be moved from their prescribed dates, under a bill signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Mike DeWine and pushed by fellow Republican lawmakers angered over orders meant to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
FBI agents arrested a Catholic priest Tuesday on child sex trafficking charges, saying they think the priest has been engaged in sexual conduct with minors since the late 1990s.
An Ohio Catholic priest has been accused in a federal indictment of posing online as a female to persuade boys to send him sexually explicit photos and videos of themselves and threatening to tell their parents if they did not send more images, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Cleveland alleged Thursday.
A Cleveland-area Catholic priest arrested in December was accused of several new charges, including sex trafficking involving a minor, federal prosecutors said Friday.
A federal judge declined for now to compel a Michigan-based Catholic health system to advance legal costs for a doctor’s defense against murder charges in the deaths of 25 Ohio hospital patients.
When Dilafruz “Dilia” Samadova was 21, she fled an arranged marriage in Tajikistan, a small country in Central Asia. Raised in a strict Muslim household, Samadova converted to Catholicism after emigrating to Ohio in 2011.