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All Suspects in Custody in Warthers Cafe Shooting

The last suspect at large in a recent Canton shooting has turned himself in. Police Chief, Bruce Lawver says Jermaine Plesant turned himself in to the US Marshall's Service this past Friday. Antonio Wallace, Adrian Evans and Justin Hunter are also facing charges in the Warthers Cafe shooting. Lawver says the three men shot outside of the establishment earlier this month did not suffer serious injuries. The four men charged are also facing  gang related counts in addition to others in this case. 



Plain Township Launches Pilot Pre-K Learning Opportunity

Plain Township officials are taking action to jumpstart education for youth. Twp Parks Director, Rob Steinberg, says they are partnering with Malone University to launch a pilot academic program next month. He says the courses offer a chance for students to sit down in an academic setting and learn based on actual pre-K Ohio academic content standards.Steinberg says the class dates will be November 10th, 12th and 14th from 10 am to 12 pm at Diamond Community Park Indoor Sports Complex. For more information on the program and how to get involved go to If you're interested in participating in this program you can call township hall at 330-492-4689. It is 20 dollars in cash or a check written out to Plain Township Trustees. There is a maximum capacity between 35 and 40 students for the class 



Stark County Preparing for Winter

Tuesday may have been our last 70 degree day with snow in the forecast as we end the week. Dave Torrance with the Stark County Engineer's Office says they've already started preparing the snow plows including installation of computerized salt spreaders. Torrance says it's also important for motorists to be prepared as the weather conditions change. He encourages slow driving, and reminds motorists not to crowd the plow. 

Preparing Your Home for Cold Weather

With the coldest air of the season on the way this weekend, it is time to start making sure your home is ready for it. There are several things you can do to make sure your house is prepared. Clear your gutters of debris that can clog drains and create ice and water damage. Walk around your house to make sure you have disconnected and drained all of your garden hoses. Winterize your irrigation system. 



Trooper’s sex victim: ‘Why didn’t they believe me four years ago?’

If someone had just believed Natalie Shull four years ago, the victims’ list of former State Highway Patrol Trooper Bryan D. Lee might have been shorter. “When he was done with me, I think he thought, ‘Oh, well. I got away with that. I wonder how far I can go?’” said Shull from her home in Jersey Township, near New Albany in Licking County. As Shull’s costumed children ran excitedly around their home awaiting trick-or-treating — their mother’s fingers still stained with green paint from turning her young son into The Hulk — the anger, hurt and frustration easily welled up in the 28-year-old Shull.

Murder count for unborn child added against man charged in pregnant girlfriend’s slaying

A man accused of killing his pregnant girlfriend was indicted today on an additional murder charge for the death of his unborn child. A Franklin County grand jury indicted Jacob T. Ferrero, 23, on one count of aggravated murder, two counts of murder, two counts of aggravated arson, tampering with evidence and gross abuse of a corpse.

Democratic areas win more stimulus funds than GOP areas

WASHINGTON — In September, just two months before next week’s midterm elections, the Obama administration awarded the biggest share of almost $600 million in economic stimulus-based transportation grants to projects in districts with a Democratic congressman, even though Republicans represent 34 more House districts across the country, an Associated Press analysis has found.

Worthington goes with assistant superintendent to lead district

The Worthington school board opted for a familiar face to replace outgoing Superintendent Thomas Tucker, who is leaving at the end of the school year. Assistant Superintendent Trent Bowers will take over as schools chief in July, the school board announced today.


Trooper ambush suspect caught, death penalty eyed

LORDS VALLEY, Pa. (AP) — A survivalist accused of ambushing two state troopers, killing one and seriously wounding the other, was captured on Thursday by U.S. marshals near an abandoned airplane hangar, ending a seven-week manhunt that had rattled the nerves of area residents.

Inmate freed in landmark Illinois case

CHICAGO (AP) — A prisoner whose confession helped free a death row inmate in a case that was instrumental to ending capital punishment in Illinois was released Thursday after he recanted, and a prosecutor said there was powerful evidence that the other man was responsible.

Terminally ill woman may postpone taking her life

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A terminally ill woman who expects to take her own life under Oregon's assisted-suicide law says she is feeling well enough to possibly postpone the day she had planned to die.

Efforts to compromise with Maine nurse stall

FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — Insisting she is perfectly healthy, nurse Kaci Hickox again defied the state's Ebola quarantine Thursday by taking a bike ride with her boyfriend, and Maine health authorities struggled to reach a compromise that would limit her contact with others.

Plane crashes at Kansas airport, killing 4

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A small plane lost engine power after takeoff and crashed into a flight-training building at a Kansas airport Thursday, killing four people, injuring five others and igniting a fire that sent up towering plumes of black smoke that could be seen for miles.

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