The Steubenville school district's technology director has retired after being charged with evidence tampering in an investigation about whether other laws were broken in a rape case involving two athletes.
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - The motto of quiet Steubenville, Ohio is "Where you always have a home." But home the last few months has been tumultuous at best.
It was August 2012, after a house party, when allegations came in that two 16-year old boys raped an unconscious 16-year-old girl.
It made national headlines after a group on the Internet known as "Anonymous" posted about the case online including a photo and a video they posted that went viral showing a teen joking about it. Police investigated and two 16-year-old boys were arrested and charged with rape. Both pleaded not guilty,
Back online, "Anonymous" said more students were involved in the alleged rape and said police went easy on the two teens charged because they were football players.
People rallied demanding answers and some even claimed a cover-up. The Jefferson County Sheriff's Department denied any preferential treatment.
After threats to some of the football players in January, security was beefed up outside Steubenville schools.
Seven months after the alleged rape, the trial begins. It is open to the public, could last several days and at least 40 witnesses could testify.
In a last minute change, lawyers of one of the suspects are asking a judge to dismiss the case against him because they say the "unavailability of material witnesses" denies him his right to a fair trial.
A West Virginia judge last week rejected requests that three juveniles be called to testify at the eastern Ohio trial of two high school football players charged with raping a 16-year-old girl. The girl is from West Virginia.
The juveniles' testimony was expected to bolster the players' defense against the charges.
Attorneys representing one of the defendants argue in a motion to dismiss the case that one of the witnesses was a friend of the girl's and can testify to the alleged victim's alcohol intake and relationship with Mays.
NewsChannel5 has a team of journalists in Steubenville covering the trial. We'll have the very latest information on newsnet5.com and on NewsChannel5 as the trial begins.
A grand jury investigating whether other laws were broken in connection with the rape of a 16-year-old girl last year charged a woman with theft Wednesday after uncovering evidence of alleged crimes unrelated to the rape.
An eastern Ohio grand jury investigating whether other crimes were broken in the case of a West Virginia girl raped last year has reconvened for at least two days.
An eastern Ohio school employee pleaded not guilty Wednesday to tampering with evidence and three other counts brought by a grand jury investigating whether other laws were broken in the rape of a 16-year-old girl.
A court hearing is planned for an eastern Ohio school employee charged with tampering with evidence by a grand jury investigating whether other laws were broken in the case of a 16-year-old girl raped last year.
An Ohio school employee tampered with evidence beginning on the night of an alcohol-fueled party last year after which two high school football players raped a 16-year-old girl, according to an indictment released Tuesday.
A special grand jury has indicted a Steubenville City Schools employee for obstructing justice in the Steubenville rape case, the Ohio Attorney General's Office announced on Monday.
The grand jury investigating whether other laws were broken in the case of a 16-year-old girl raped in eastern Ohio last year has hit the five-month mark without criminal charges.
One of the two Ohio high school football players convicted this year of raping a 16-year-old girl is appealing his sex-offender classification.
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says he can't offer a timeline for when a grand jury will finish considering whether other crimes might have occurred in the rape of a 16-year-old West Virginia girl last year.