Church announces retirement of pastor

NEW MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Father Stephen Popovich, pastor of Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in New Middletown, is retiring.

The announcement was made during Saturday services.

Father Popovich was critically injured in a car accident in November.

He is currently in the hospital recovering from a surgery he had last month.

Friends said Popovich will return to rehabilitation soon.

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