Hearing delay for Ohio school workers in rape case

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Wintry weather has postponed a court hearing for school workers charged following an investigation prompted by the rape of a 16-year-old girl by two eastern Ohio high school football players.

Judge Patricia Ann Cosgrove delayed Friday's hearing for six current or former workers at the Steubenville (STOO'-behn-vihl) school district. They were scheduled to appear before Cosgrove in Jefferson County court.

Cosgrove set the new hearing for Dec. 13.

A grand jury indicted five of the workers with charges including lying, tampering with evidence and obstructing justice from an investigation launched after the rape of the West Virginia girl last year.

A sixth employee faces theft and receiving stolen property charges related to alleged crimes uncovered during the grand jury investigation but unrelated to the rape case.

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