October 25, 2005

Priest put on administrative leave following his arrest

The Cincinnati Post

By Steve Bennish
Dayton Daily News

A priest who once ministered at two Cincinnati area churches has been placed on indefinite administrative leave by the Archdiocese of Cincinnati following his arrest last week on suspicion of public indecency and resisting arrest at a Greene County Park.

Clarence Heis, 51, has been pastor of St. Michael Parish in Mechanicsburg and Immaculate Conception in North Lewisburg since 1993, the archdiocese said.

Heis was ordained in 1982, served as associate pastor at St. Thomas More parish in Withamsville following ordination and at Guardian Angels in Mount Washington from 1983 to 1989, when he became an Air Force chaplain, serving in the Persian Gulf. In 1992, he was assigned to Holy Trinity parish in Coldwater, where he remained until his latest assignment.

Posted by kshaw at October 25, 2005 08:45 AM