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Trial Rescheduled: Minor Witness Dies in Fire

This is such an incredibly sad story. An 11-year old girl and her deaf grandparents died in a house fire in Youngstown, Ohio. It is being reported that the young girl was also deaf. Around 3:30 this morning the neighbors heard a loud explosion followed by a second explosion. One neighbor said the entire house […]

She Had 7 Children: Three of them are DEAD

Seven years ago I had written about a child murder case in Steubenville, Ohio. The father of the baby, Fred Roman, bashed his son’s head against a wall because he was crying. Today, the mother of that child is in jail on a charge of child endangerment, and her son is dead. COVERED in bruises […]

Steubenville: Time to Take Out the Trash

I was able to find a copy of the Bill of Particulars online – thanks to @4rcH_4ng3I_ who posted the copy on Twitter. I know I sound like a broken record when I say that this case continues to get stranger and stranger with each court hearing, but it’s true. This case is like a […]

Cultural Apathy

Last week members of the Steubenville Police Department along with agents from the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation executed the search warrants on 8 locations throughout Jefferson County in what was reported to be raids resulting from an illegal gambling investigation initiated by Steubenville Police and Ohio BCI. An estimated $1.5 million was […]

Burch Middle School: Mandatory Reporting Failure

After all of the publicity surrounding the Steubenville case, it is hard to comprehend that ANYONE in their right mind would attempt to protect their own when it comes to sexual abuse allegations within a school system. That is exactly what is happening in Delbarton, WV by school administration at Burch Middle School.

On Thursday […]

Coach Craig Wood Charged with Murder

Yesterday an Amber Alert was issued for Hailey Owens, a 10-year old from Springfield, MO after she was taken around 5 p.m. by a man driving a gold Ford Ranger. Witnesses report that the truck had circled the area several times before pulling over and dragging Hailey into the vehicle. The Amber Alert was canceled […]

MISSING: Newborn Kayden Powell

Wisconsin police and the FBI are trying to locate a 5 day-old baby boy who went missing from a home in the town of Beloit, Wisconsin early Thursday morning.

Town of Beloit Police Chief Steve Kopp says the mother of Kayden Powell, Brianna Marshall, contacted police immediately after she woke up around 4:30 Thursday morning […]

Debra Copeland School of Bright Promise

Debra Copeland, a physical therapist at the School of Bright Promise in Jefferson County, Ohio was put on paid administrative leave and is facing three charges of child endangerment for abuse that was secretly recorded by an intern. The intern who worked at the School of Bright Promise secretly recorded the sessions with Copeland and […]

One Billion Rising Steubenville Flash Mob

Today in front of the Jefferson County Courthouse in Steubenville at 12:15 p.m. flash mob participants will perform a nearly five-minute dance by Broadway choreographer Debbie Allen to the song “Break the Chain,” written by Teva Clark. One Billion Rising events will be held worldwide, including gatherings in Kent, Chardon, Cleveland, Fairview Park, Akron, John […]

Who's to Blame?


Lay the blame where it belongs – with those who stood by and did NOTHING. Blame those who refused to cooperate with law enforcement and blame the parents who raised children without a moral compass, empathy or compassion.