Ohio Judge Accused Of Criminal Misconduct

LORAIN, Ohio (AP) — A special grand jury has indicted an Ohio judge on charges of criminal misconduct related to his personal finances. Lorain County Common Pleas Judge James Burge says he’s done nothing wrong and will fight the charges in court. The 67-year-old Burge was...

Former Ohio Teacher Gets Life For Raping Boys

CLEVELAND (AP) — A former suburban Cleveland high school teacher has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for raping two boys. Sixty-seven-year-old Joseph Scherma spent more than three decades as an English teacher at Westlake High School, west of Cleveland. The...

Former Ohio Teacher Gets Life For Raping Boys

CLEVELAND (AP) — A former suburban Cleveland high school teacher has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for raping two boys. Sixty-seven-year-old Joseph Scherma spent more than three decades as an English teacher at Westlake High School, west of Cleveland. The...

New Sentencing Ordered For Woman On Death Row

WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) — The state Supreme Court has ordered a new sentencing hearing for a western Pennsylvania woman on death row in the starvation death of her 7-year-old daughter. Forty-five-year-old Michelle Tharp was sentenced to death in Washington County after she was...

New Sentencing Ordered For Woman On Death Row

WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) — The state Supreme Court has ordered a new sentencing hearing for a western Pennsylvania woman on death row in the starvation death of her 7-year-old daughter. Forty-five-year-old Michelle Tharp was sentenced to death in Washington County after she was...

3 Arrested In Fatal Suburban Cleveland Bar Slaying

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — Police in a Cleveland suburb have arrested three men in connection with a bar shooting last weekend that left a 25-year-old woman dead. Cleveland Heights police announced the arrests Wednesday in the fatal shooting of Arrion Smiley, which happened...

3 Arrested In Fatal Suburban Cleveland Bar Slaying

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — Police in a Cleveland suburb have arrested three men in connection with a bar shooting last weekend that left a 25-year-old woman dead. Cleveland Heights police announced the arrests Wednesday in the fatal shooting of Arrion Smiley, which happened...

Strangler Faces Life Term In Old Los Angeles Cases

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Samuel Little has a rap sheet across half the continental U.S., but has very little time in prison to show for it. That is likely to change Thursday. Little, 74, faces life in prison without parole for murdering three women in the late 1980s during the crack...

Ohio Turnpike Officials Warn Of Another Email Scam

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Turnpike officials are warning hundreds of thousands of E-ZPass customers about another wave of email scams. The Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission says emails from the sender “E-ZPass Service Center” asking for money are from...

Ohio Turnpike Officials Warn Of Another Email Scam

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Turnpike officials are warning hundreds of thousands of E-ZPass customers about another wave of email scams. The Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission says emails from the sender “E-ZPass Service Center” asking for money are from...