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.