Four people are dead in two separate accidents in Central Ohio. In Pataskala, investigators say a head-on collision on East Broad took three lives. One vehicle crossed the center line. Early this morning, the driver of a pick-up truck was killed when he slammed into a tree in a residential area south of Route 104 [...]
Settlement Reached In Ohio Anonymous Bloggers Case
A settlement has been announced in an Ohio lawsuit that pitted a blog site against a high school student and his family seeking to learn the identities of people who posted about a rape investigation involving two high school football players.
The two players in Steubenville in eastern Ohio were charged in August with rape after a girl’s parents reported a sexual assault to police.
A student sued a blogger and anonymous blog posters after comments alleged he may have been involved in the incident but not charged.
Under a settlement announced Thursday, the student’s family dropped their lawsuit and attempt to learn the posters’ identities.
Scott Greenwood, an attorney representing the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio, calls the settlement a win for free speech.