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By Josh Peterson, editor

FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK: People seem to forget 15

Posted on February 10, 2015 at 2:08 pm

The charges brought forward last week against Central High School baseball coach Brad Weir of alleged statutory rape by an authority figure involving a 15-year old girl are beyond disturbing. But the reaction on Facebook – and there has certainly been a reaction with over 2,400 shares of the story from our website alone – has reached a new category of bothersome. As one might expect, some people are mad

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    Posted on January 20, 2015 at 2:15 pm

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