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Canton Plans Road Project Meeting

The city of Canton has announced that they will hold a town hall meeting this coming Tuesday concerning the construction of the 12th Street and Mahoning Road projects.  The meeting will be held in the Kennedy Room at the Canton Civic Center Tuesday September 16th from 3:30 in the afternoon to 6:30 in the evening.  Among the topics to be presented and discussed include project schedules and impacts on traffic and area businesses.  If you have any questions before the meeting, contact the Canton City Engineering office.
 

Akron Fugitive Sought

The Akron Police Department and the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force are asking for the public's help for information that could lead to the arrest of a wanted fugitive.  20-year old Dequante Darnell Moorer, of Akron, is wanted for murder in the shooting death of Jerome Bable, who was found shot inside a vehicle on Jason Avenue on September 11th.  A reward is being offered for information that leads to Moorer's arrest.  He is described as a black male, 5'6", 115 pounds.  He should be considered armed and dangerous.

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STATE NEWS

Franklin County teenager shot to death

Family and friends were trying to make sense of the shooting death of 17-year-old Reb Barbee early this morning.

Man killed, girl critical after car hits their motorcycle

A 7-year-old girl was in critical condition tonight after a car ran a red light and crashed into a motorcycle in Lancaster last night, killing the motorcycle's driver and injuring the girl who was his passenger. Lancaster Police said the car's driver, Devin Downour, 20, of Rushville, Ohio, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Alarming losses: Columbus works to reverse trends in infant deaths

It is a family’s horror and our community’s shame. Babies born in some parts of this city die at rates the nation as a whole hasn’t seen in 50 years. And black babies in Ohio are more likely to die before their first birthdays than anywhere else in the nation.

Ohio State plan uses shuttles to curb traffic

Ohio State University is planning an overhaul of its transit system to move more parking to the edges of campus and reduce traffic near academic buildings. The updated transportation system, which is to go before the board of trustees in November, would rely on a revamped circuit of shuttles that students, workers and visitors would be encouraged to use rather than drive or ride bicycles through areas with heavy foot traffic during the day.

NATIONAL NEWS

Detroit cop faces 2nd trial in 7-year-old's death

DETROIT (AP) — A member of an elite Detroit police unit is set to stand trial again for killing a 7-year-old girl during a 2010 raid on her house that was captured on video by a reality TV crew.

Lawyer: Hopeful tests show dead infants stillborn

The lawyer for a Massachusetts woman arrested after the bodies of three infants were found in her home said Sunday that he's optimistic that forensic testing will show the babies weren't born alive, and therefore weren't harmed or killed by his client.

Police: Trooper hurt in ambush conscious, talking

BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania state trooper who was injured when a gunman ambushed him and killed another trooper outside a police barracks is conscious and talking for the first time since he underwent surgery, a spokesman said Sunday.

Victim had helped Ohio man charged in 4 killings

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — One of four men found slain at their homes in a small Ohio city had sought help two days earlier for the man now charged in the killings, according to police records obtained by The Associated Press.

Santa Monica using $1M to evaluate its happiness

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — As Eileen Brown and her dog stand on a bluff at Santa Monica's Palisades Park and survey endless miles of sparkling blue ocean, clear skies and shimmering sandy beaches, she ponders how life could possibly get any better in this corner of paradise.

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