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Oberlin is first Ohio city to ban e-cigs
Other headlines: New 'moral code' set for Catholic school teachers in Columbus; Akron man convicted of making biological weapon
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Oberlin’s e-cig ban goes into effect July 1st.
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  • New 'moral code' set for Catholic school teachers in Columbus 
  • Akron man convicted of making biological weapon
  • Pastor and his son indicted for molesting minor
  • New 'moral code' set for Catholic school teachers in Columbus 
    Employees of Catholic schools in Columbus are being required to sign updated agreements that include a detailed moral code of behaviors and beliefs.

    Examples of behavior that could get the workers fired include sex outside of marriage, having an abortion or publicly supporting abortion rights, and entering into a marriage not recognized by the Catholic Church.

    The Diocese of Columbus joined its counterparts in Cincinnati and Cleveland in amending school policies to detail the examples of prohibited behavior.

    The changes come after the Columbus diocese reached a private settlement in a lawsuit with a physical-education teacher who was fired after she acknowledged her same-sex partner in a newspaper obituary.


    Oberlin is first Ohio city to ban e-cigs
    Oberlin is the first city in Ohio to ban e-cigarettes.  An ordinance passed this week bans lighting-up the nicotine vapor devices in all the public spaces that already prohibit tobacco use under Ohio law.

    City Manager Eric Norenberg says the ban is part of an overall wellness initiative in the city.

    He says, “small and large employers feel it’s important to have a healthier workplace and healthier environment for employees, customers, and guests in Oberlin. So this fits right in with the momentum we’re gaining with the community wellness effort.”

    Oberlin’s e-cig ban goes into effect July 1st.

    Akron man convicted of making biological weapon
    A northeast Ohio man accused of producing ricin has been convicted of having the biological toxin for use as a weapon.

    Federal prosecutors in Cleveland say a jury also convicted 58-year-old Jeff Levenderis of having ricin and making false statements to FBI agents when he denied making the deadly toxin.

    Prosecutors say Levenderis produced ricin at his Akron home and kept it in a freezer until FBI agents recovered it in January 2011.

    Prosecutors say evidence showed Levenderis planned to use ricin against his stepfather. They say he also planned to set a house fire in an elaborate suicide plan and intended to use ricin against emergency responders.


    Pastor and his son indicted for molesting minor
    The son of a northeast Ohio pastor accused of molesting an underage girl has been indicted on similar charges.

    Lorain County court records say 26-year-old Jordan Endrei of North Olmsted was indicted on a charge of unlawful sexual contact with a minor. He was arrested Wednesday.

    Jordan Endrei serves as an assistant pastor of a church in Westlake. The church's senior pastor 53-year-old Paul Endrei, is facing charges including sexual battery and gross sexual imposition involving a child under 13.

    Both are free on bond. The church says they are adamantly denying the charges and will plead not guilty.

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