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9 indicted in Ohio in university fraternity hazing
9 indicted in Ohio in Youngstown State frat hazing beatings that left 2 recruits hospitalized
By The Associated Press

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) ' Nine men have been indicted in Ohio on charges of beating two Youngstown State University fraternity recruits hospitalized with hazing injuries.

The indictments were returned Thursday by a Mahoning County grand jury. Each suspect was charged with two counts of felonious assault.

A Youngstown State sophomore told a judge that he and a friend were beaten so badly during pledging rituals for the Kappa Alpha Psi (seye) fraternity that they were hospitalized. He says pledges were beaten with fists, a paddle and wire clothes hanger.

The university says the fraternity will be suspended 15 years for the off-campus hazing. Messages were left Friday at fraternity headquarters in Philadelphia.

The (Youngstown) Vindicator ( reports that the defendants were released on bond. No attorneys for them were listed in court records.

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