Step by step plans continue to move forward in the future of the former Hoover District. Erick Bowles with the city of North Canton says following a public meeting last week with developers, the Planning Commission wanted more information on the screening and the parking plans and will likely hold a meeting to discuss those items in September. Bowles says there is still a lot of planning to be done, but he says it's expected workers will be out to start tearing down the structure at the property within the next 60 days.
Have you ever thought about getting your kids fingerprinted? If it's something you're interested in, Stark County Sheriff, George Maier says they are offering free fingerprinting for your children as part of the COMPUKID program on August 9th. Maier says unfortunately there are situations in which a child runs away or is taken and this program would provide parents and law enforcement valuable information that can be used to track down a missing child. He says officials will offer the free service at the Jackson Township and Massillon Target stores on August 9th. For more information you can contact the Stark County Sheriff's Office.
Jimmy Dragichâs dream was to open a restaurant. Now the flooring contractor is finally at the point where he can begin converting a rundown, boarded-up brick building along Parsons Avenue into a destination spot. Itâs a return to the South Side for Dragich, who spent the first few years of his life on Hinman Avenue.
Sorry, pit bulls: Youâre still not welcome in Reynoldsburg. After more than a year of pleas from advocates hoping to repeal the city law banning the breed â and months of work by a committee revising those local ordinances â the Reynoldsburg City Council decided last night to change absolutely nothing.
In two homes, about a mile apart on the South Side today, two families are grieving. Family of Robert D. Bass and Cherod D. Houchins, aged 22 and 21, respectively, gathered to mourn the two young men, both fatally shot at a Franklinton apartment last night.
Strict federal rules helped chart the course that Ohio State University took as it investigated its marching band, and the course that OSU leaders took in their decision to fire the band director. In the 23-page report that led to the dismissal of Jonathan Waters, Ohio State investigators wrote that federal Title IX rules guided them to the finding that there was a âhostile environmentâ for students in the band. Based on that finding, federal law required them to act.