The county fair is right around the corner and a local church is making things a little easier for moms. St. Mark's Episcopal Church of Canton will have a mother and baby's feeding and changing station located in the Main Exhibitor Hall. Officials say they want to provide a clean and private place for mothers to tend to the needs of their babies while visiting the Stark County Fair. Diapers and wipes will also be provided for those who may need them by Babies 'R Us. The fair runs August 26th through September 1st.
A Lake Towhship man who served as an alternate juror in a high profile local murder trial is found in contempt. 62 year old Richard Stuck was fined the max of $250 and ordered to pay court costs as well. Stuck had been removed as an alternate juror early in the Chester Crank trial after someone reported seeing him looking at CantonRep.com on his iPad in the jury waiting room. Apparently the witness said there was a photo and a headline about the Crank trial on the screen. Jurors are often told not to read or listen to any media reports related to the case. Crank was found guilty and sentenced to life in prison for the 2007 murder of WWII Vet Benny Angelo.
The plumbers and pipefitters union is considering leading a charge to restore Eddie Rickenbackerâs boyhood home on Livingston Avenue. Spurred by a July Dispatch story that said plans to turn the house into a museum havenât materialized, union official Eric Stevenson set out to change that.
Chris Haydocy looks at the West Side and sees a future in which young people are buying houses and businesses and returning to long-shuttered vacant properties.
A 911 call and concerned employees prevented Andrew Stern from killing himself at AimHi, a New Albany shooting range, in April, but it didnât stop him from trying again.
Democratic gubernatorial nominee Ed FitzGeraldâs campaign confirmed yesterday that it is diverting money back to the Ohio Democratic Partyâs âfield and voter turnout programâ in an apparent nod to what party leaders have been saying for a week. The focus in the 2014 election is moving away from FitzGeraldâs race against Republican Gov. John Kasich and being redirected to the Democratsâ down-ticket races.