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 first video of a series was released Thursday featuring Steubenville city council members discussing the character of the city.
At-large councilman Kenny Davis is featured in the first three minute video talking about the city, its police department and the people he serves.
City Manager Cathy Davison said the videos are another way they can inform the outside world about Steubenville.
"Steubenville has received in-depth, and sometimes harsh, coverage recently," Davison explained. "The Steubenville Facts website allows us to correct misconceptions of all types."
In his interview, Davis calls Steubenville a close-knit community, talks about personal experiences that made him run for office and that he wants to see justice done.
"We are here to serve. To accuse a community, that comes together in times of darkness,...of turning our back is unheard of," Davis says in the video.
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He is also proud of the Steubenville Police Department and their professionalism, while noting he's sure they've made mistakes. Davis didn't tie the "mistakes" to the rape case.
The city plans to release more videos featuring members of city government sharing their thoughts about the community.
"While we can't discuss many specifics of the case, we can share our knowledge and thoughts about Steubenville to give the world watching a better sense of our community," Davison explained.
The Steubenville football players accused of rape will stand trial on March 13. They're accused of attacking a girl twice after an alcohol-fueled party in mid-August.
You can watch the video online: http://steubenvillefacts.squarespace.com/
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.