A Crestline teen was charged recently as the second person involved in the beating death of Joe Rosella. Devon Strader, 18, turned himself into Findlay police on Thursday evening.
Rosella was found beaten to death in the garage of his Mount Gilead home. Although the investigation continues, Cory Kelly, daughter of Rosella, has already been charged with aggravated murder in the death of her father.
A baseball bat was recovered in connection to the death, however, deputies are still unsure as to what the two’s motives were.
As residents of Columbus, we want not only to ensure the best for our community and the people in it, but we also want to help those who have been victims of violence.
Reaching out and giving back are the first attempts of growth and progression in our community, so in an attempt to promote peace throughout Columbus area neighborhoods, former NBA and current European and Asian basketball player, Leon Rodgers, is hosting the 5th Annual RNB “Battle for Peace” Classic on Saturday, July 9, 2011. The event will take place at 10am at Columbus East High School.
The event will include a Battle of the Bands contest, a step show exhibition and a 3-on-3 outdoor youth tournament. In addition, Channel 10′s own Tanisha Mallet will be hosting a banquet at Arlington Cafe on July 8. Attendees who have personally been impacted by violence will hear inspirational messages from community leaders about the needs to end violence in our city.
Radio One’s Paul Strong will be leading the peace rally on July 9 alongside host, City News. In addition, Deputy Chief Blackwell will be speaking at both the peace rally and banquet, and Mayor Michael Coleman will also be in attendance.