Ohio judge convicted, but jury hangs on 8 counts

CINCINNATI (AP) — A suspended juvenile court judge was convicted Tuesday of a single felony count, but the jury hung on the other eight counts against her. Judge Tracie Hunter was convicted of unlawful interest in a public contract, involving her brother’s court employment....

LeBron James to skip exhibition against Bucks

CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James will not play in the Cavaliers’ exhibition game against Milwaukee. With Cleveland scheduled for three preseason games in four days, coach David Blatt wants to rest his superstar Tuesday night. James is not injured and Blatt says this is...

Charges filed against 5 teens in ice bucket prank

CLEVELAND (AP) — Charges have been filed against five teens accused of dumping a bucket of urine, tobacco and spit on an autistic teen who thought he was participating in the ice bucket challenge for charity. Each of the five teens was charged in juvenile court with disorderly...
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Analysis: Iran nuclear talks extension possible

VIENNA (AP) — With differences still unresolved and the deadline for a deal nearing, Iran and the U.S. have a choice to make: Extend nuclear talks for a second time or face the risk of renewed confrontation and armed conflict. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry meets...

Doctor: Woman Injured By Rock On Car Doing Well

DANVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A doctor says the Ohio woman severely injured after a rock was dropped on her family’s car from a central Pennsylvania overpass says she is doing “very, very well.” PennLive.com ( ) reports that Dr. Edward Heinle says he didn’t expect...
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Polar bear breaks into home in Alaska village

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Ruby Kaleak’s part-time job is keeping polar bears away from people in a village on Alaska’s Beaufort Sea coast, so she was prepared when one of the biggest bears she’s ever seen got inside a house. Kaleak tells the Alaska Dispatch...

Dream beach house built on wrong lot

HAMMOCK DUNES, Fla. (AP) — A dream beach house in Florida has turned into a nightmare for a Missouri couple. Six months after the custom house was built along the Atlantic Ocean near Palm Coast, Mark and Brenda Voss learned it’s on the wrong lot in the gated Ocean...

Jury Resumes In Case Of Ohio Judge On Trial

CINCINNATI (AP) — A jury in southwest Ohio is trying again to reach a verdict on remaining charges against a juvenile court judge. The 12 Hamilton County jurors resumed deliberations Tuesday morning, after telling Common Pleas Judge Norbert Nadel (NAY’-del) on Friday they...

On Deck: Girls district soccer openers

Tournament action begins for area prep soccer teams today and we’ll have the latest on all of the action for you tonight here at The Courier. There is one all-area matchup in today’s first round of action as Riverdale hosts Bluffton in a 5 p.m. Division III match. Courier sports...

Ohio Symphony Honors ‘Ducklings’ Author McCloskey

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — A southwest Ohio symphony is preparing to honor Ohio-born children’s author Robert McCloskey on the 100th anniversary of his birth. The Hamilton-Fairfield Symphony presents “Cannons, fiddles and ducks!” on Saturday. Admission is free. The...