In 1996, Tyrone Noling was sentenced to death for aggravated murder in the 1990 double homicide of Bearnhardt and Cora Hartig at their Moff Road home in Atwater. Fully 27 years later, a new development may — or may not — produce documents to support Noling’s request for a new trial.
Two people are in jail after Ravenna police executed a search warrant at an apartment on the 600 block of West Main Street.
The head of a local nonprofit animal rescue is facing what could be multiple charges of animal cruelty after agents found 146 dead dogs at her home in Mantua Township.
Anyone calling 911 from eight communities around Portage County will now be able to provide Ravenna police dispatchers with real-time information, thanks to a web-based app.
A deputy in the Portage County Sheriff’s Office was indicted on two counts of rape by a Cuyahoga County grand jury for an incident that took place Oct. 19 in Lyndhurst.
At least three more students at Streetsboro have been targeted with sextortion in recent months, following the harassment and subsequent Nov. 19 death by suicide of 17-year-old James Woods, city and school officials said last week.
Cell phones are rapidly becoming as dangerous on the roads as drugs and alcohol, according to the latest annual report from the Portage County Fatal Crash Review Board.
Mantua Village Council Member Scott Weaver has been charged with menacing, a fourth-degree misdemeanor, after a verbal exchange with a village resident during a Nov. 7 council workshop.
Streetsboro police will increase their presence around the school district in response to a threatening message scrawled on a middle school bathroom on Dec. 13, which appeared just two days after a picture of a BB gun on social media caused widespread concern.
Portage County and Kent law enforcement officials say they will simply charge offenders under state law instead of under Kent law, which until the November election mirrored the Ohio Revised Code.
Streetsboro officials want to increase the legal pressure on drivers who use their electronic devices behind the wheel.
Under Ohio’s workers’ compensation laws, mental health claims are almost always denied. In the last five years in Portage County, there have been 27 amputation injuries and four deaths claims, according to state data, but Ohio largely ignores the ripple effects of workplace tragedies.