STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Officials in the eastern Ohio town of Steubenville have decided to remove religious symbols from the city logo rather than risk legal action.
Steubenville law director Gary Repella said a citizen complained about the logo, which includes the cross and silhouette of the Christ the King Chapel on the Franciscan University of Steubenville campus. The city was subsequently contacted by the Freedom from Religion Foundation in Madison, Wis.
Repella told the city council this week that it could get expensive if the city decided to contest a possible legal challenge.
The Steubenville Herald-Star reports that Repella has asked a local artist to redesign the city logo to substitute another building for the cross and chapel silhouette.
Steubenville is about 150 miles east of Columbus.