Woman pleads in judge threat case


YOUNGSTOWN -- A Campbell woman who was charged with threatening a common pleas court judge has pleaded guilty to telephone harassment.
Nora K. Anthony, 57, of Coitsville Road, entered her plea Monday in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court before visiting Judge Thomas P. Curran of Cuyahoga County. Her case had been scheduled for trial beginning Monday.
Anthony will be sentenced later after a presentence investigation report is completed.
The telephone harassment charge is a fifth-degree felony and carries a penalty of six to 12 months in prison.
Anthony pleaded innocent last April to retaliation, a third-degree felony, which carries a penalty of one to five years in prison.
She was charged with repeatedly threatening to "drive a white truck to the county courthouse and take out Judge [Maureen A.] Sweeney." Those threats were overheard by Judge Maureen A. Cronin of common pleas court, a sergeant from the county sheriff's department, and an employee in the common pleas court's assignment office.

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