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Our Opinion: Much work remains to be done after Sandusky decision
Here are a few observations regarding the Jerry Sandusky trial: •We think the prosecution deserves praise for presenting a case that provided details, but didn’t overwhelm the jury. The only thing worse than sitting on a jury and hearing a case involving multiple victims of sexual abuse is having that trial and testimony extend for weeks.
Paterno family releases will
Joe Paterno’s will left his personal property to wife Sue and established a trust for the remainder of his estate. The documents released by the family Thursday to The Associated Press include the original seven-page will filed in 1997. The material didn’t state how much Paterno or his estate were worth.
Eighth accuser testifies in Sandusky trial
Jurors in Jerry Sandusky’s case were told Thursday the trial would not resume until next week, after prosecutors finished calling to the stand eight young men who claimed the former Penn State assistant coach sexually abused them when they were children.
Man commits suicide with leap from bridge
A man jumped to his death Tuesday from a bridge in North Beaver Township. According Lawrence County Coroner Russell Noga, Michael Shearer, 45, died as a result of a fall from the Thomas J. Fee Bridge that carries I-376 over the Mahoning River. His body was found on Covert Road, which runs under the bridge as well.
Penn State-heavy jury picked in Sandusky case
A jury dominated by people with Penn State loyalties was selected Wednesday to decide Jerry Sandusky’s fate in the child sexual abuse scandal that rocked the university and led to football coach Joe Paterno’s downfall.
Key question in Penn State case: Who is Victim 2?
The case is highly emotional, with accusations delving deep back in time and numerous alleged victims. But for all its breadth, one chapter in the Penn State abuse saga outpaces the others: the alleged sexual assault in a team shower by former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky of a boy known only as Victim 2.
Document: Sandusky abused boys 8 to 17, at bowl games
Prosecutors claim Jerry Sandusky sexually abused boys ranging in age from 8 to 17, eight of whom were molested on the Penn State campus, according to a document with new details about the case filed Thursday.
Judge denies Sandusky trial delay
The judge in Jerry Sandusky’s 52-count child sex abuse case on Wednesday rejected a defense attorney’s request for a two-month delay and indicated he was reluctant to push back the May 14 start of jury selection.
Paterno Memorial: A farewell to Lion King of Happy Valley
The crowd gathered early in the freezing drizzle in the shadow of Beaver Stadium. It was four hours before Thursday’s memorial service for the man who built this place, the man who packed this house with more than 100,000 people on fall Saturday afternoons, the man who, many said, was Penn State.
Paterno's son: 'Dad, you won. You can go home now'
Jay Paterno leaned over his dying father, gave him a kiss, and whispered in his ear. "Dad, you won," he said. "You did all you could do. You've done enough. We all love you. We won. You can go home now."
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