Nativity scene removed from Ohio government property (January 9, 2018)

Violation: A nativity scene, which was visible from the city’s main street, consisted of wooden cutouts depicting bible characters Jesus, Mary and Joseph. There was also a star and sign, which quoted a bible passage.

Outcome: Mayor Frank Seman responded on Jan. 9 expressing agreement that the nativity scene should not have been allowed on government property and that the city was already planning on better handling of holiday decorations for 2018.

FFRF attorney who handled the case: Legal Director Rebecca Markert.

Freedom From Religion Foundation