Tag Archive: Ohio

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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Did They Pinkie Swear?

The Steubenville rape case has been rife with controversy since August.   When the rumor of deals struck by the prosecution surfaced, they were quickly dismissed by the Attorney General’s office.   “We’ve made no deals with anyone,” was the response to the question of deals; however today Attorney General Mike Dewine fessed up that indeed the three individuals were given immunity from prosecution in exchange for their testimony.  In all three letters the state…
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Collateral Damage

I watched the “Nodi Wylin About a Dead Girl” video today and it took nearly an hour to finish listening to it.  It was a very painful 12 minutes 29 seconds.  The content of the video was just THAT horrible.  Almost two months ago when I first started writing about the Steubenville case, I detailed how shocked and upset I was at the tweets that I discovered.  Reading those tweets was a walk in the…
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#OccupySteubenville Live Stream Links

I thought I would make a post with links to live streams of the rally tomorrow for those who can’t make it and would like to watch. Occupy Steubenville Ustream Live streaming by Ustream WTRF 7 News Sports Weather – Wheeling Steubenville Liberty Jones Ustream White Kid-Tatted Ustream Nunyaman Live Stream   OpRollRedRoll Ustream    

Case Dismissed!

On behalf of myself and the John Doe defendants, we are very pleased to announce that the defamation lawsuit filed against us has been dismissed with prejudice. Dismissals with prejudice mean that this case can never be refiled again and this lawsuit is officially over.  On December 20th, the plaintiffs approached us about settling this case, and we were quite happy to oblige.  Lawsuits are costly and very stressful, and this suit has taken a…
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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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Emilliano Terry, Age 3

I find it very disheartening that many missing non-Caucasian children oftentimes never cross our television screens.  Sadly, for a missing child to attract widespread publicity and to improve the odds of the child being found, it is better if the child is white, wealthy, cute and under the age of 12.   In 2005, Scripps Howard News Service did a first of its kind study which found that white children were the subjects of more than…
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Bloggers & First Amendment Issues

Tonight on Behind the Yellow Tape the discussion will be the Steubenville case and litigation against anyone who made commentary on the case.  Join Joey Ortega tonight at 10PM EST on Behind the Yellow Tape. blogtalkradio.com/behindtheyellowtape Also, you are encouraged to call in to voice your opinion.  When you call in, Joey will not be referring to the digits of your phone number so that there is anonymity and protection of identities, just start talking. …
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Because They Were Bored

I get to write another “your kids suck” article.  Hurray!  On Saturday, North College Hill, Ohio resident Pat Mahaney was walking home Saturday with a six-pack of beer anticipating hanging in front of the television watching sports and relaxing.  That was until something hit him in the back of the head.  “The next thing I knew I woke up on my neighbor’s front step and the life squad was there,” he said. Six boys ages…
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Craigslist Connection?

Deanna Ballman was found last week in her car, and an autopsy revealed her death to be by undetermined causes.  A Columbus doctor has been interviewed and items taken from his home, but the mystery surrounding Deanna’s death has yet to be solved.  I am still on the fence with regards to what happened, and do not want to be one who is pointing accusatory fingers at anyone until all of the facts are in….
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