Created on Monday, 17 December 2012 Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — People around the state of Ohio are remembering the victims of the Connecticut school shooting.
A mourner attends a candlelight vigil at Ram's Pasture to remember shooting victims, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, in Newtown, Conn. A gunman walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown on Friday and opened fire, killing 26 people, including 20 children. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
Ohioans prayed for the fallen and church leaders tried to make sense of the tragedy during services and vigils throughout the state on Sunday.
The names of the victims were read and a candle lit for each one at the In Touch for Christ Christian Center in Cleveland. Bishop Prince Moultry reflected on the innocence and young lives taken away and on a nation in need of prayer.
At the First Congregational Church in Columbus, the Rev. Tim Ahrens dedicated his sermon to the 20 children and six adults killed Friday at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. He read the names and ages of all the victims, evoking tears from the congregation.