Handguns and other firearms are not permitted in the Heritage Church building or anywhere on Heritage property, except in a locked car parked in the parking lot for a lawful reason. The only exception to this policy is a peace officer on the property pursuant to their official duties. Ohio law states that a concealed-carry permit holder is not authorized to carry a concealed firearm into “Any church, synagogue, mosque, or other place of worship, unless the church, synagogue, mosque, or other place of worship posts or permits otherwise.” Ohio Revised Code 2923.126(B)(6). There is no need for this policy to be posted to be enforced. The Board of Trustees may decide it should be posted, and where, in its discretion.
~ Approved by the Board of Trustees on January 11, 2016.