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Steubenville City Schools Sends a Message

Nothing says “we don’t need no danged ol’ accountability here” like allowing educators charged with failing to report child abuse to be back in a position to keep a watchful eye out for the safety of children. *sarcasm*  If the residents of Steubenville want to figure out why the world looks down at their town with an air of disgust, they should be asking their school board what the heck they were thinking by allowing…
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Second Indictment Issued by Steubenville Special Grand Jury

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 23, 2013 MEDIA CONTACTS: Dan Tierney: 614-466-3840  Eve Mueller: 614-466-3840 Second Indictment Issued by Steubenville Special Grand Jury (STEUBENVILLE, Ohio)—Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced that a second indictment has been issued in the special grand jury reviewing whether additional crimes were committed regarding the Steubenville teen rape case. Hannah M. Rhinaman, 20, of Mingo Junction, was indicted by the grand jury on the following counts: Two counts of Receiving…
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First Indictment Handed Down in Steubenville Case

COLUMBUS, Ohio — An Ohio grand jury investigating whether other laws were broken in connection with the rape of a 16-year-old girl by two high school football players last year has issued its first indictment, charging a school employee with interfering with a criminal matter. The indictment announced Monday by Attorney General Mike DeWine charges William Rhinaman with tampering with evidence, obstructing justice, obstructing official business and perjury. Rhinaman, of Mingo Junction, was arrested Monday…
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Limberios Family Letter Writing Campaign

Several months ago the Limberios family came to me to help them get information about their son’s case out.  I was glad to help and things are picking up speed, although sometimes the wheels of justice do not turn as fast as we would hope.  Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine’s office is involved and a special prosecutor has been assigned to the case.  However, the Limberios family is trying to get national attention on Jake’s…
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Onward and Upward

This post is going to be short and sweet and one that is not going to address particulars, but one that is hopefully meaningful and provokes thought and ultimately — action.  The grand jury begins selection tomorrow and will convene next week.  Rather than pointing fingers and accusing others of creating a path of destruction through Steubenville, it is time to let go of the hate and move forward. Nothing good ever comes of holding…
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Weirton Families in Need

Last night a gentleman contacted me about two Weirton, WV families who were in dire need of supplies for their children.  The families needed baby diapers (sizes 1, 5 and 6) and Similac with iron formula.  The children range in ages from 2 to 10 years old.  Through the use of social media we were able to get donations of food cards, gift cards and many people are sending the children much needed clothing. While…
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Clearing Up the Defamation Rumors

There has been a lot of false information being disseminated regarding the dismissal of the defamation suit filed against myself and 25 unnamed John Doe Defendants and I wanted to take a moment to clear up some of those rumors.  First and foremost, there was no settlement in terms of agreements not to discuss the case or even stop talking about Cody Saltsman.  On or about December 20, the Plaintiffs approached us wishing to dismiss…
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Steubenville Facts

The City of Steubenville has opened a webpage steubenvillefacts.org to provide information to the public.  Below is the information released thus far. August 11-12, 2012. The incident that began this case occurred. August 14, 2012. The incident was reported to Steubenville Police. 0140 August 16, 2012. Electronic devices of people who potentially had knowledge of the incident were taken, pursuant to search warrants. August 17, 2012. Steubenville Police request technical and investigative support from the…
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Cold Case: Bill Comeans

Cold cases tear at my heart strings but when they involve the unsolved murders of children, they are even more upsetting.   Bill Comeans was 5 days from turning 15-years old when he was murdered in Columbus, Ohio.   He was a student at Westland High School in Galloway, Ohio.  I attended this high school and Bill grew up in my neighborhood.  Everyone who knew him had nothing but glowing comments about him.  He was…
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