News in brief — 2/12/13Published 9:30am Tuesday, February 12, 2013
AAUW seeking applicants for camp
IRONTON — The Ironton branch of the American Association of University Women is offering a free scholarship to a Lawrence County girl to attend Be Wise Camp this summer.
The five-day camp is for girls interested in math and science who will be entering the seventh grade in the fall.
About 100 girls attend the camp each year, which is help at Denison University in Granville. The camp is sponsored by the Ohio American Association of University Women and the Ironton branch has sent 16 youths to the camp in the past 20 years.
This year’s camp will be June 16 through 21. All expenses are paid except transportation.
For more information or an application, call Kay Falls, club president, at 532-5654, or Marlene Koenig at 532-2323 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ohio school to decide response to painting lawsuit
JACKSON (AP) — A southern Ohio school board plans to decide how to respond to a federal lawsuit seeking removal of a portrait of Jesus that hangs prominently in its middle school.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio and the Madison, Wis.-based Freedom From Religion Foundation say the large portrait unconstitutionally promotes religion. They filed a lawsuit last week in U.S. district court on behalf on an unidentified student and two parents.
The Jackson City Schools board will meet Tuesday evening in an elementary school gym.
School officials say on the district website that their attorneys had been researching the issue, and that the lawsuit’s timing came as a surprise.
School officials say the portrait was donated by a student group and has been in the school since about 1947.