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January 20, 2013

To the editor: Haven’t we come to understand in any criminal investigation that it’s imperative to collect as much evidence as possible within the first two days? Why didn’t Prosecutor Jane Hanlin......

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Jan-23-13 4:31 PM

Oh my god, I cannot spell today.. last post,one of his classes he was failing at and would NOT have passed had one of his teachers told him

Should read, had one of his teachers NOT told him


Our school system is more about the finding and the graduation compliance (federal fund

Should read ~sic~ is more about the FUNDING not the finding

Sorry folks, I believe the mercury in the river is washing away the few brain cells I have left.

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Jan-23-13 4:27 PM

As for the newest edumication, My son graduated Toronto High a few years ago, and one of his classes he was failing at and would NOT have passed had one of his teachers told him, "just show up for 3 weeks and I will pass you." Yes he can read and write, but I will guarantee he does not use large words.. LOL. Our school system is more about the finding and the graduation compliance (federal funding) and not so much about the actual learning. They are given test answers ahead of time to make it easier. They are taught COMPETITION is BAD, AVERAGE is GOOD, unless its about FOOTBALL then its all bets are off! America used to be a top bracket educational country, We have slipped, to like 17th. it isn't the kids faults. It is the fault of a society that believes conforming is the best way to survive.

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Jan-23-13 4:19 PM

BUT I also believe us to be the solution. We cannot depend on the govt to protect us from all this jive. We must push ourselves back in to the thought process of watching out for our neighbors and SPEAKING OUT when we see something going wrong. I don't believe in vigilante stuff, but I do believe that we can prevent MOST crimes in our areas if we just look around and report what we see when we see it. If this were to have happened in this latest rape case, or the latest child abduction case, or even the latest robbery case, It might have been prevented all together..


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Jan-23-13 4:10 PM

@colkrause I agree with your last statement series (almost) completely. I feel sorry that our kids are or need to be aware of things like this. But in today's day and age they have to be to remain safe in our own communities. Kids are being abducted at earlier ages then ever before. Kids are also learning of the evils in our world at an earlier age then ever before. We as adults need to be aware of this, even in smaller communities, in order to remain vigilant and to continue to be the protectors of our children. This goes for any type of violence. It is in the games they play, TV they watch, internet they are using,(even safe sites have some element of this). We do not live in a bubble community as we used to even 10 years ago. Our communities are WORLDWIDE now.

I ALSO believe that we are the problem sorta, but I can lay some blame on the govt because we keep being told that they are there to protect us so we stop looking to protect ourselves. <more>

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Jan-23-13 2:18 PM

I really feel sorry for the good kids in the community who are innocent ( not in a legal sense) but just have no idea about all this stuff.

To lose one's innocense ahead of schedule is so sad.

My grandchildren have no business hearing of this stuff at 9 years old; but asked her mother about what she heard at school.

Yes, their discussion was at an age appropriate level and frank, but how sad.

God help us all.

Then you have the looneys with the guns. Another nonsense topic for kittle kids, but probably necessary now.

Ya think we need to clean things up as a society. This is one that cannot be blamed on Bush or Obabma.

We have met the enemy and it is us...

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Jan-22-13 7:50 PM

Wow, these letters are really getting nut-so.

Were these people educated in the area?

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Jan-22-13 12:37 PM

Can we find one person with absolutely no connection to Big Red, or the Jefferson County justice system (law enforcement included) to say this case was handled 100% correctly?

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Jan-22-13 11:46 AM

Why is it that the author of this letter feels it's necessary to insult me and yet refuse to answer any of the reasonable questions that have been posed in response to this literary masterpiece?

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Jan-22-13 10:07 AM

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

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Jan-21-13 6:32 PM

Correct me if I am wrong but it would stand to reason that if some of the corrupt in the Jefferson county court system were removed, Ms. DiAlbert could lose the contract her company(employer) has to collect county debts. Therefore, the letter is written more in fear of losing money than a care for the victim or her lovely city.

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Jan-21-13 5:13 PM

Sosilly, i noticed that also. In addition to working with coach's bro, it is also a company that collects court debts for the county. Interesting.

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Jan-21-13 5:04 PM

Oops..... the article I referenced was on WTOV9. Read the comments and then ask yourself who should be blamed for all the distrust.


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Jan-21-13 4:40 PM

I knew it wouldn't take long for some idiot to associate Hitler or another Psychotic ruler to this case. And of course, It is someone that has no real clue about how small towns work. I have lived in the area 15 years, I am not an idiot, I do not believe this movement is against Steubenville, I do not believe there are MANY involved in coverups, BUT I DO believe that this needed national attention due to the nature of the crime and natures of those involved. I grew up in small towns, Billings Montana, Anchorage Alaska, Roswell New Mexico, among others. I have YET to see in any of them the same amount of corruption i SEE personally in this county/city government. I have lived in Steubenville, Wintersville and currently Toronto. I like the area, depressed as it is. I like alot of the people in the area, but this does NOT mean there is NOT a reason for national coverage.

As for the BS about Anon/Hitler you are a misinformed idiot. Study your history more. I-D-I-O-T....

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Jan-21-13 4:13 PM

Someone asks for more proof- here's some proof. Michael Nodianos tweeted" I just SAW a dead girl" he has NOT disputed this claim nor disputed anything he said on the now infamous 12 minute "rape crew chronicles" This IS evidence that he either saw a real dead girl which is a crime to witness the death without reporting it, or he was referring to the raped victim as being "dead-like" still a crime. EITHER WAY, Michael Nodianos implicated himself by making this statement. Would the FAIR people of Stebenville continue to put pressure on those you elected to bring JUSTICE to this town. REMEMBER THE WORLD IS WATCHING! Make the right choices

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Jan-21-13 3:10 PM

I also find it quite funny that if you search the author of this editorial then you find another article in the Hearld Star which will inform you that she works with Ray Saccoccia. Cronyism?

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Jan-21-13 2:50 PM

Those seem to be fair questions. Establishing what relationship you might have to Jane Hanlin and her associates are reasonable questions in regards to the context of this public letter perhaps? And for the record one can not casually throw out a Hitler reference without expecting to defend all that's implied by doing so. That is not a light topic to many people.

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Jan-21-13 2:12 PM

Mr. King for the record. Of all the questions and issues addressed by numerous people, that is all you wish to respond to? How droll. Do you know Jane Hanlin or Frank Bruzzese? Has your sister ever worked for either of them? I remind you it was you who drew the parallel of Hitler and manipulation of the German people with that of the town of Steubenville and how it's being perceived. I simply carried your silly correlation to a logical conclusion.

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Jan-21-13 2:01 PM

Ms. DiAlbert, since you are reading these comments, I would like to take the time to say I sincerely feel sorry for you. It is obvious that you have some type of mental health issue and I suggest you get the help you need. However, I find the need to ask, why do you say support our town, when you live in Westerville? Obviously there is a reason you moved from Steubenville.

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Jan-21-13 1:52 PM

Miss King’s suggestion that this letter referenced the holocaust spun its true meaning in an outrageous direction, similar to the suggestion of cover-up, conspiracy and corruption spun the rape case. My letter referenced a manipulation of the minds. Thank you for proving my point Miss King.

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Jan-21-13 10:50 AM

"The lady doth protest too much, methinks." This letter should have begun (or mentioned): I know Jane Hanlin personally, my sister worked/works for her and Frank Bruzzese at Mr. Bruzzese's and Mrs. Hanlin's law firm. Simply put,this letter is yet another example of the cronyism for which a small group of officials in Steubenville are being accused. It reads like a poor public relation damage control statement trying to capitalize on an emotional response to one of the most horrific chapters in human history Further, as if the author has no true concept of what actually historically happened in the last Great World War and the hundreds of millions of lives it directly affected. Please!!! educate yourself, educate your children. Put the ball down and you, not a coach, sit down with your children and teach them about true moral principles, start with the golden rule. All of you, seriously. And then move on to honesty and empathy and openness. You can do it Steubenville! Support

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Jan-21-13 9:24 AM

Ms Kessler DiAlbert, what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone on this website is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

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Jan-21-13 8:14 AM

Wow. This is exactly the reason people should study more on historical events. This is in no way related to the Holocaust. My mind is blown on this one. How you can relate the two is just mind boggling and I feel very bad for you and your small mindedness.

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Jan-21-13 5:53 AM

But, I really dig those WWII analogies... just imagine, after the war, if Goebble's daughter hat been the one to prosecute her daddy's pals for war crimes... hilarious!

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Jan-21-13 5:24 AM

‘…but if it was my job, it would not be my first thought to determine my child’s association with an alleged crime before I did my job – quite the opposite, in fact. My child better not be involved but it would not impair my judgment if it was a possibility.’

Seriously? Well, then Mrs. Kessler, I am sorry to hear that you and your child obviously have serious attachment issues. In fact MOST people will be biased when a severe crime like rape happens in one’s son’s innermost circle. As a strong attachment between family members, friends and peer groups is so common (except for you and Hanlin, apparently), there are clear regulations in place. People learn in law school that prosecuters have to avoid any conflict of interest, even if only perceived by the public, and even if oneself has no more sympathy for the own son than for, say, any guy in the street or even for Hitler, now that you brought him up.

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Jan-21-13 1:07 AM

How dare the author of this leeter reference Genocide, The holocaust and the treatmemt of US POW's by the Germans during WWII.... Well she didn't. Try reading the letter again. This time, pay attention and stop texting on your phone while trying to write a rebuttal. Thank you, the concerned citizens of the Ohio Valley.

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