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There are good folks in Steubenville

January 13, 2013

To the editor: In light of the horrible press that Steubenville has been getting lately, I’d like to tell a story about how good Steubenville people are....

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widowmaker41

Jan-13-13 2:52 AM

I agree there are MANY great people in the Tri-state area~ not just steubenville. I always get warm fuzzies when I hear or see these things going on.

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ballbuster

Jan-13-13 6:41 PM

I'm not from your area but I'm sure there are many great people there and the surrounding area. I've lived many places and have always found good people where ever I go. Unfortunately, it will take many acts from many, many good people to help your community recover from the negativity a few have brought to your doorstep.

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Rsimpson43952

Jan-13-13 10:30 PM

I agree there are many many good people around here not just in Steubenville but Wintersville, Toronto, Weirton, and all the other little towns that make up the Ohio Valley. It is unfortunate that it only takes a few rotten apples to spoil the whole bushel but that's the way the cookie crumbles. Often times these types of stories aren't front page news because let's face it controversy sells.

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RPG0340

Jan-14-13 10:59 AM

There are good people in all the towns of the valley. Good people also stand for what is right. Those people that wont let this crime go unnoticed or unpunished are good people.

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Dresson

Jan-20-13 4:42 PM

I went to Ohio just recently to investigate a gangrape case by athletes similar to Steubenville, and I met some nice people along the way. The problem is that those 'bad apples' sometimes get a mantle of 'untouchability' and people 'don't want to know' if they exploit their status with heinous sex crimes. Small communities would sometimes rather guard 'codes of silence' than admit, investigate, and punish the perpetrators. That's what happened in my friend's case. The local authorities preferred to forget about it. The police 'misplaced' the file with the evidence. Big Surprise.

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Dresson

Jan-20-13 4:49 PM

It's not about people being 'nice', anyway. A lot of nice, decent people on 62nd Street, New York City let a woman run screaming down the road, stalked by a man with a knife, who killed her. Several dozen 'good' people heard the screams, and nobody called the cops. I'm from the Midwest, and I know for a fact that a lot of 'good' people stand by and let their daughters get raped by young, entitled boys, because the police and the courts put the burden of evidence on the victim, who may not be ready to speak those words for a decade or more. It should be THEIR job to investigate it, on her behalf, aggressively. Our nation's policing capabilities are too focused on terrorists, activists, and drugs- to protect our daughters and sisters.

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SmittyM

Jan-21-13 8:48 AM

Agree there are good people but unfortunately that doesn't make the news. This current case is unprecedented the way it deals with young men, rape and social media. Plus with the possiblity of more victims I don't foresee this going away anytime soon. I'm sorry for those who are doing good within the community but the bad are unfortunately overshadowing them and will for a long time with their own tweets, pics, FB rants and national tv show appearances. Thank you for sharing with us some positive that we know resides there.

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Jlrey65

Jan-21-13 9:45 AM

Im sure there are good people in Steubenville. The question is when will they demand the coach and school borad members who have worked hard to cover this up step down.

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maddie26003

Jan-21-13 12:27 PM

@Jlrey65 Supporting facts?

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Jlrey65

Jan-21-13 1:50 PM

@maddie, you choose to ignore the facts. Sounds like you are trying to say 2 kids did all of this, pictures, video, underage drinking. At normal highschools kids are kicked off teams for these things. In Steubenville the adults work hard to cover it up. You are a sad person. I'm sure once this is over you will be out of a job, or maybe lock up, as you seem to come across as someone who is part of this, or misplaced your meds.

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bmkinz1510

Jan-22-13 10:37 AM

Your boasting is not good. Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump? God

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widowmaker41

Jan-22-13 2:19 PM

@Jlrey65 Unless you have actual supporting facts your statements are pure opinion, just like mine and the rest of the people typing on these blogs. My respect for your opinion went down when you start attacking other posters with names and injections of mental health issues. Grow up..

@Smitty @Rsimpson 43952 @Dresson I agree with the line of statements made. In summation There are good people here in the valley~Good news is not the news that gathers ratings~We need a new discussion regarding rape nationwide~Investigations need to be thorough and timely~Small communities tend to try to "protect their own" allowing things to fall through the cracks (or people-crimes-etc).

None of this means Steubenville is any different than the 4,000 other small towns in America. We are just the ones on the front page at the moment.. As I said previous here or on other posts, If there is no coverup/corruption, Nationwide scrutiny would not matter--It would be welcomed. Enjoy

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