Wrestling Coach Trial Began Tuesday

The trial began Tuesday at the Blair County Courthouse for Ryan Blazier, a former Bellwood-Antis Junior High wrestling coach accused of sexually assaulting two wrestlers. Prosecutors say the 41-year-old Blazier of Bellwood was well known in his community, a Sunday school teacher, and an exceptional athlete. But now he’s facing many charges after allegations came to light in January 2020 accusing him of sexually abusing two boys on school property. The trial is expected to last atleast three days.

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