Portage County Legal News.
The Ohio Supreme Court will consider whether a Cleveland woman who was sexually assaulted by a taxi driver could be released “unharmed,” which would warrant a lesser kidnapping offense for the driver.
At issue is a provision in the state’s kidnapping law that reduces the sentence for a kidnapping conviction when ... (full story)
A freshman lawmaker has taken up a cause begun late in the last session of the Ohio Legislature that would implement the Cemetery Grant Program recommended by a 2014 task force.
Rep. Dick Stein, R-Norwalk, proposed House Bill 168 primarily "to assure we honor and respect all those interred in over 2,400 not for profit cemete ... (full story)
CANAL FULTON, Ohio (AP) — In 1967, a small model of a canal boat sat on a table during lunchtime in the Louisville Sportsmen Club.
Then-state legislator Ralph Regula and the late Al Simpson, a longtime editor at The Canton Repository, wanted to know if the club members were up for the challenge of building the first canal b ... (full story)
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and the head of a national teachers union sought to find common ground as they toured public schools in Ohio, but differences remained.
The school visit came just months after American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten fiercely opposed the nomination of DeVos, a longtime advocate of ... (full story)
COLUMBUS (AP) — A year after the mysterious killings of eight family members in Ohio, investigators are concerned that more reward money hasn't been offered and fear that some victims' involvement in drug crime may be the reason.
The amount for information leading to a conviction remains at $10,000, much less than similar r ... (full story)