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Ex-coach indicted in locker room video case

Canton -- A former high school basketball coach accused of videotaping student-athletes in the locker room has been indicted in northeast Ohio.

A Stark County grand jury on Dec. 5 indicted 46-year-old Scott Studer on eight counts of illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material.

The former Jackson High School coach was arrested in November after investigators searched his home and found nude images on a DVD, a laptop computer and a flash drive.

Studer could be sentenced to up to 64 years in prison if he's convicted of all charges.

-- Associated Press

Mother indicted in death of 3-year-old

Cleveland -- A Northeast Ohio woman has been indicted in the death of her 3-year-old son, who was reported missing in Cleveland before his body was found in the trash.

The Cuyahoga County prosecutor said Dec. 4 that 20-year-old Camilia Terry was indicted on 10 counts, including aggravated murder.

Prosecutors allege she knowingly triggered a police search after putting the body in the garbage. She has been held with a $2 million bond.

An autopsy determined Terry's son, Emilliano, died of blows to his head, body and limbs around Thanksgiving eve.

Terry initially said he went missing at a park. The next day, her version of what happened changed and authorities found his body in the trash.

-- Associated Press

Two arrested in

cold case murders

Cleveland -- Authorities say two Cleveland men are facing murder charges for two cold-case slayings -- one dating back to 1989.

The Plain Dealer newspaper reports that 49-year-old Eric Register was charged in the July 1989 slaying of a man in his apartment in Maple Heights. Police say they eventually linked him to the case via fingerprints.

The other cold case police believe they have solved is the September 2006 slaying of Mary Hudson. She was found dead on the bedroom floor of her East Cleveland apartment strangled and hog-tied with a stocking and telephone cord.

Police say 63-year-old Jerome Wade has been charged with aggravated murder in that case. They say evidence found under Hudson's fingernails and on the stockings used to tie her helped link Wade to her murder.

-- Associated Press

Intoxication charge against Ryan tossed

Youngstown -- A judge in Virginia has dismissed a public intoxication charge against Congressman Tim Ryan.

The judge in Lexington, Va., tossed out the misdemeanor case Dec. 4. Ryan didn't attend the hearing.

His office says he had been charged with public intoxication on Aug. 25 while attending a staff member's wedding in western Virginia.

Police wouldn't release any other details.

A spokesman for the Youngstown-area Democrat says Ryan denied all along that he had been intoxicated, and they're glad the court agreed.

-- Associated Press

Stolen Salvation Army money returned

Boardman -- A thief who made off with cash from a Salvation Army red kettle at a northern Ohio mall this week apparently has had a change of heart.

Police near Youngstown say that two days after the kettle was emptied out, someone left $130 and an apology at the Salvation Army.

A note found at the Salvation Army Dec. 5 read "here is the money I took plus money for a new kettle and bell."

The Vindicator newspaper in Youngstown reports that the note also said "please forgive me."

Police in Boardman say a witness saw someone wearing a Salvation Army jacket take the kettle Dec. 4 while a bell-ringer was on a break.

A Salvation Army official says it's not known how much money was in the kettle.

-- Associated Press

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