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Shooting in Akron wounds man as he sits in vehicle

AKRON, Ohio — A man escaped serious injury Wednesday evening when he was wounded by a gunman as he sat in a vehicle in the Middlebury neighborhood, police say. The 23-year-old victim’s injuries were considered minor and non-life-threatening even though he was wounded in the head, according to police. The man walked into Summa Health Akron City Hospital for treatment.
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Mother of Akron boy shot at while playing basketball doesn’t feel safe after shooter released on bond

AKRON, Ohio (WOIO) - The man accused of firing a gun at two Akron kids playing basketball is back on the streets. He’s still facing felony charges but he’s out on bond. “It kind of upsets me a lot because I truly don’t know If he’ll really be safe or not,” said Dolly Young, mother of one of the victims. “I don’t know if we can keep him safe.”
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More fallout over Canton McKinley pizza incident

CANTON, Ohio (WJW) — The Canton City School District Board of Education held a meeting Thursday evening to discuss discipline for a group of football coaches. During the meeting, the school board voted unanimously to terminate district employment of Joshua Grimsley, Frank McLeod and Zachary Sweat. Coach Marcus Wattley was...
Canton, OHIndependent

Second suspect arrested in death of Devon Meredith

CANTON – Police have arrested another man wanted in connection with the shooting death of a Massillon man. Thomas R. Humphrey, 48, of Blair Place SW, was arrested at 5:27 p.m. Wednesday at Sherrick Road and Robin Court SE, according to Stark County Jail records. He and Robert L. Torrence...
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3 fired Canton McKinley assistant coaches now lost school day jobs, former head football coach suspended without pay

CANTON, Ohio (WOIO) - During a special meeting of the Canton City School Board on Thursday evening, the board voted unanimously to terminate the day jobs of three former assistant football coaches for Canton McKinley High School. They also voted unanimously to suspend former head football coach Marcus Wattley without pay from his main job with the district.
Akron, OHColumbus Dispatch

Naming names: FirstEnergy says it gave $20M to a dark money group

FirstEnergy Corp. pumped $20 million into Partners for Progress Inc., a dark money group that was led by the man who now serves as Gov. Mike DeWine's top lobbyist, new court filings show. The admission comes in a response filed June 24 in a shareholder lawsuit leveled against former Akron-based...
Akron, OHIndependent

Breeze Airways founder hopes to fill gap at under served Akron-Canton Airport

The lack of commercial air service at Akron-Canton Airport makes it a prefect spot for Breeze Airways to fill a gap, airline founder David Neeleman says. The new airline arrives at Akron-Canton on Saturday with a flight from Tampa, Florida. By the end of July, Breeze plans to offer service from Akron-Canton to New Orleans and Charleston, South Carolina, along with Tampa.
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Ohio labor unions back Canton area retiree assaulted in road rage incident

CANTON TWP. – A retired Timken Co. worker assaulted in a violent road rage confrontation has received a special gift from current and retired union leaders across Ohio. Ralph White, 85, retired from Timken Co. after more than 30 years and was an active member of the steelworkers union at Golden Lodge USW Local No.1123.
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Canton Ranks 20th in Country for Dog Attacks on Postal Carriers

CANTON, Ohio (News Talk 1480 WHBC) – We’re on a national list, and it’s not a good one. The Canton 4-4-7 zip codes came in 20th in the country for dogs attacking and biting mail carriers last year, with 18 such incidents. Postal Service Northern Ohio Safety Manager Robin Sarian...
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Little Theatre reopens, will stage 'The Little Mermaid' in Dover High School

The Little Theatre of Tuscarawas County will reopen with an interim production of “The Little Mermaid,” directed by Lisa Sommers. “Mermaid” was caught in the middle of the global COVID-19 pandemic when the theatre closed. It had started production with virtual auditions and rehearsals, but had to give up when all area theaters went dark, and no one knew how long that would last.