Tag Archive: Ohio

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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Steubenville: Roll Red Role Models

If you have ever wondered why the kids in Steubenville behaved the way they did, all it takes is one look at the adults in town who are on Twitter.  Click the links to read their daily filth. TammyDixon12 https://twitter.com/TammyDixon12 Jordan_Renee91 https://twitter.com/Jordan_Renee91 truthseeker_11 https://twitter.com/truthseeker_11 Judicious1_ https://twitter.com/Judicious1_ biglugg77 https://twitter.com/biglugg77 aronck2 https://twitter.com/aronck2 kimmylocal246 http://twitter.com/kimmylocal246 Phantonym https://twitter.com/Phantonym Peaceintheville https://twitter.com/PeaceintheVille grannygeorge12 http://twitter.com/grannygeorge12 gabsmom2001 http://www.twitter.com/gabsmom2001 truthseeker_11 https://twitter.com/truthseeker_11 If you have ever wondered why these kids stood around and did nothing…
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What Happened to Due Process?

Justice is a two way street.  Sometimes getting there is not an easy endeavor. When any victim has to testify against their accuser it can be brutal and oftentimes the victim is re-victimized as a result.  That being said, defendants in this country are guaranteed certain legal procedural rights, and one of them is the right to face their accuser.  It says so in the Constitution so I’m not just making this up.  In the…
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Life is About Changes

The Steubenville trial is quickly approaching and once all is said and done – lives will be changed forever.  Lives have been changed regardless of the outcome.  The lives of every person who tweeted or retweeted the events of that night will forever have those bad decisions to follow them anytime someone Googles their name.  Michael Nodianos’ life changed when he and his friends laughed maniacally over the sexual assault of a young girl.  Many…
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Doctor Indicted in Murder of Deanna Ballman

Ali Salim, 44, a New Albany, Ohio ER physician who previously worked at Knox County Hospital was indicted in the murder of Deanna Ballman and her unborn child by a Delaware County grand jury.  He was arrested at his home yesterday without incident.  I wrote about Deanna’s case last August when she went missing. Deanna disappeared on July 31.  She told her mother that she was going to clean a house in New Albany.  She…
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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 two special needs children.  The woman who is being identified as BJ told News 9: “Her demeanor, the way she…
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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 Carroll University and Notre Dame College. Deb Lemire is the organizer of V-Day Akron and   coordinated the flash mob…
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Solidarity for Jane Doe

#OccupySteubenville had another great rally today.  There were many times that I teared up listening to some of the various speakers.   I applaud everyone who stood out in the cold to take part and show their support for ALL Jane Does.  I noted that the topic that kept being repeated over and over today is this is not just a Steubenville problem.  I do not believe that the world is hating on everyone in the…
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Tweeting Sexual Pictures

We all realize that kids do stupid things.  They are kids, but bring social media into the mix and it can have disastrous effects.  I don’t think anyone here is going to argue about the long-lasting effects that social media can have on someone’s life.   A 16-year old Stow, Ohio high school boy is facing a felony charge after he took a picture of himself and a female classmate engaged in a sex act…
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