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 [...]
Trial Set For Coach Charged After Steubenville Rape Case
A former volunteer coach whose home was allegedly the scene of a drinking party that preceded the rape by two Ohio high school football players is set for trial in the spring.
Matthew Belardine and three others are charged with trying to thwart the investigation into the August 2012 rape of a 16-year-old West Virginia girl by two Steubenville football players. He has pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor counts including making a false statement and contributing to underage alcohol consumption.
A spokesman for Ohio’s attorney general tells the Steubenville Herald-Star that Belardine’s trial is now scheduled for April 22.
The district’s superintendent, technology director and another coach have also pleaded not guilty. All four were indicted following a grand jury investigation.