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Drunk Driver Crashes into Massillon Business

A local man is facing OVI charges after crashing his pickup truck into a Massillon business. Police say the crash happened just before 1:00 Sunday morning on Lincoln Way West. After crashing into Fat Boy Tools, the driver had to be extricated from the vehicle and taken to an area hospital. He was later cited for OVI and failure to control. 

Canton Looking for Ways to Accommodate the Hearing Impaired

The city of Canton is continuing to look for ways to better accommodate the hearing impaired during public meetings. Law Director Joe Martuccio says the city may also explore additional options including special screens or software that dictates translation. He says it is the city's responsibility to do so. "Folks here in council and the administration have both offered to try to find ways to make us more friendly to people with disabilities who are interested in city business." Martuccio says hearing impairment is considered a disability and it must be accommodated. 



Eastmoor student arrested with gun at school

A 16-year-old male student is charged with a delinquency count of bringing a loaded gun to Eastmoor Academy this afternoon, Columbus police said.

Delaware County will pay worker $100,000 settlement over discrimination

Delaware County has agreed to pay a county employee $100,000 to settle a 5-year-old discrimination lawsuit charging that the county’s emergency communications department was a sexually and racially charged workplace. Elissa Sessley, 57, who worked in the department from 1989 to 2011, agreed on Monday to accept the offer from the county.

Suspect in Downtown pedestrian deaths ruled incompetent to stand trial

A psychiatric evaluation of a man accused of causing a crash that killed two pedestrians Downtown concluded that he was incompetent to stand trial. The evaluation, by Netcare, said that Terrance Trent likely could be restored to competence, but that he had possible dementia and suffered from “disorganized and delusional thinking.” Trent, 62, is charged with two counts each of aggravated vehicular homicide and vehicular assault.


In US-Japan talks, China is the elephant in the room

WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe meet on Tuesday, a major subtext of their discussions will be the world leader not in the room — Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Riot, looting prompt state of emergency, curfew in Baltimore

BALTIMORE (AP) — Rioters plunged part of Baltimore into chaos Monday, torching a pharmacy, setting police cars ablaze and throwing bricks at officers hours after thousands mourned the man who died from a severe spinal injury he suffered in police custody.

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