Massillon has a new community development director. Barb Sylvester was named to the post Friday morning. She will be in charge of community block grant dollars and searching for city projects where those dollars can be spent. Nine people were interviewed for the position. Sylvester replaces Larry Marcus, who was not retained by the mayor for the new term. She will be paid roughly $57,800.
Public pressure apparently has forced a developer to scale back controversial plans for an apartment building along N. High Street in the University District. James Maniace, a lawyer representing JSDI Celmark, sent a letter on Wednesday to University Area commissioners that said the developer is preparing an updated plan for the View on Pavey Square project that will not require razing any of the eight buildings it bought along High Street.
Nicole Fitzpatrick tried to placate her ex-boyfriend. She could feel his rage. She knew that, in time, he would explode. "My strategy was always be his friend, keep him on my side," she said, "so when he goes on his murderous rampage, heâll skip my house."
IOWA CITY, Iowa â More than a dozen states have strengthened laws over the past two years to keep firearms out of the hands of domestic abusers, a rare area of consensus in the nation's highly polarized debate over guns.