WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Officials in a central Ohio community are pledging action in the aftermath of the slaying of a jogger in a local park — allegedly by a teen who lived in a local group home.
Trustees in Blendon Township, northeast of Columbus, say they will push for a state law that gives communities some control over where and how the group homes operate.
Before the trustees met Wednesday night, about 175 people gathered for a candlelight vigil to remember Jane Juergens, the 55-year-old woman who was fatally stabbed Sunday in Ridgewood Park.
A 16-year-old boy has been charged with murder.
The Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/18Nrrlw ) reports that Juergens was stabbed 26 times with a knife, according to a preliminary report from the county coroner's office.
Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.com