The Columbus Metropolitan Library serves 21 locations in Franklin County, and its operations center in Gahanna serves as a hub for the movement of all the materials that move through the system. We sneak behind the scenes after dark to find out just exactly how the books get onto the shelf.
Ohio Churches Denounce Birth Control Mandate
Catholic leaders in Ohio are joining the chorus of church officials urging parishioners to protest and pray about the federal government’s decision to require many church-affiliated institutions to cover free birth control for employees.
Bishops in Cincinnati, Cleveland and Toledo shared their opposition in letters distributed or read to parishioners this weekend, saying the decision runs counter to their beliefs. They say they won’t comply with a requirement for health coverage of services such as contraception, abortion-inducing drugs or sterilization. They’re urging parishioners to pray or fast and to consider contacting lawmakers in Congress to push for legislation reversing the requirement.