MONROE, Ohio -- A towering roadside Jesus statue destroyed two years ago in a lightning fire will be replaced later this summer in southwest Ohio.
The previous statue was ruined when it was hit by lightning two years ago this month. It depicted a waist-up Jesus with arms uplifted, drawing the nickname "Touchdown Jesus," or "Big Butter Jesus" for its creamy color.
The new version will have a full-bodied Jesus with arms reaching out, as if beckoning. It is being constructed with fire-resistant material.