aggravated murder

a photo of Lance Mason
LISA RYAN / WCPN

A retired Stark County judge sentenced Lance Mason to life in prison today.

Mason is a former Cuyahoga County judge who assaulted and fatally stabbed his ex-wife, Aisha Fraser, late last year. Mason had previously pleaded guilty to the murder and other charges.

More Killings Reported in Northeast Ohio Cities This Year

Dec 29, 2016
WKYC

Homicide rates this year in many Northeast Ohio cities will top last year.  And law enforcement officials are looking for answers.

Photo of abortion rights protestors
MALLORY BENEDICT / PBS NEWSHOUR CC FLICKR

A constitutional amendment creating a total ban on abortion in Ohio has been rejected by the state attorney general. But the people behind the proposal say they are not done fighting.

The proposed constitutional amendment was created by a trio of Northeast Ohioans – Laura Burton of Cleveland, Anthony DiPane of Monroe Falls in Summit County and Dustin Paulson of Strasburg in Tuscarawas County.