51-foot Jesus statue being erected in Ohio - UPI.com
MONROE, Ohio, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Construction on a 51-foot replacement for the "Touchdown Jesus" statue at an Ohio church has begun, officials said.
The first 20 feet of the new statue were erected Wednesday at the Solid Rock Church on Interstate 75 near Monroe, the Dayton (Ohio) Daily News reported. When it is finished, the statue will stand about 51 feet.
The statue is replacing the "Touchdown Jesus" statue, which was stuck by lightning on June 15, 2010, and burned to the ground. Reports did not say how high the earlier statue stood.