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Serial rapist gets 135 years in prison

CLEVELAND (AP) — A man who was linked to seven Cleveland-area rapes when authorities reopened hundreds of previously unsolved rape cases has been sentenced to up to 135 years in prison.

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 August 2014

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Officer cleared in shooting of teen

CINCINNATI (AP) — A prosecutor says a suburban Cincinnati police officer was justified when he fired his gun and wounded a 16-year-old alleged armed robber last spring.

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 August 2014

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Authorities apprehend missing inmate

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities have apprehended an inmate who was missing from a southwest Ohio jail for more than 24 hours after she went on leave for a dentist appointment.

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 August 2014

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Teen cleared in crash that killed friend

ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) — A juvenile court magistrate has cleared a teenager in a 2012 northeast Ohio crash that left her passenger dead.

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 August 2014

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Court overturns convictions in Amish hair attacks

CINCINNATI (AP) — An appeals court on Wednesday overturned the hate-crime convictions of 16 Amish in beard- and hair-cutting attacks on fellow members of their faith in Ohio.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 August 2014

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Court: Threat records on Ohio governor not public

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state of Ohio acted legally in withholding records documenting threats against Republican Gov. John Kasich from a political blogger who requested them, the Ohio Supreme Court decided Wednesday.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 August 2014

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Lake Erie island warned not to use well water

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Some residents of a small Canadian island were warned not to drink their well water because of potentially toxic algae in Lake Erie that earlier this month contaminated the drinking water of about 400,000 people around Toledo.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 August 2014

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Northeast Ohio judge indicted in assault of wife

 

CLEVELAND (AP) — The docket of a county judge in Cleveland has been assigned to a former colleague after his indictment in an attack on his estranged wife.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 August 2014

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