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Officials Discuss the Future of the Former Hoover District

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.

Sheriff's Department to Hold COMPUKID Program

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.

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South Side restaurant follows Nationwide Children’s lead

Jimmy Dragich’s 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. It’s a return to the South Side for Dragich, who spent the first few years of his life on Hinman Avenue.

Reynoldsburg council refuses to repeal pit-bull ban

Sorry, pit bulls: You’re still not welcome in Reynoldsburg. After more than a year of pleas from advocates hoping to repeal the city law banning the breed — and months of work by a committee revising those local ordinances — the Reynoldsburg City Council decided last night to change absolutely nothing.

Families mourn two killed in South Side shootings

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.

Title IX affected band director’s firing, experts say

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 “hostile environment” for students in the band. Based on that finding, federal law required them to act.

NATIONAL NEWS

Vegas illegal betting suspects freed from custody

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A wealthy Malaysian businessman who was charged in a World Cup betting scheme has been let out of jail after his poker-star friends posted his bail and immigration officials cleared his release.

APNewsBreak: Defense to oversee plagiarism probe

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Department of Defense has taken the unusual step of overseeing a plagiarism investigation being conducted by the U.S. Army War College against Sen. John Walsh of Montana, the college's provost said Tuesday.

US appeals panel strikes down Miss. abortion law

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal appeals court panel ruled Tuesday that a Mississippi law that would close the state's only abortion clinic is unconstitutional.

Immigration debate roils politics in ... Maine?

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — In the whitest U.S. state, thousands of miles from the Mexican border, the debate over immigration is becoming a central issue in one of the nation's most closely watched governor's races.

Ex-governor's corruption trial focuses on marriage

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The corruption trial for ex-Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife plunged Tuesday into the sordid details of the couple's marriage and the former first's lady's "crush" on a businessman accused of lavishing them with gifts and cash in exchange for promoting his company.

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