Steubenville, Ohio, Aug 10, 2012 / 03:03 am
The Steubenville City Council's decision to remove the silhouette of the Franciscan University chapel from the city's logo has been met with opposition from the local community.
"A town should be able to define itself as it sees fit without being dictated to by an out of state special interest group (that has) no knowledge or understanding towards our community," local business owner Chris Wendt told CNA Aug. 8.
The city's July 24 announcement that it would remove Franciscan University's chapel from its new logo was made after the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation threatened legal action.
Local residents responded to the decision with concern, and many of them are voicing their support for the original design.