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Husted rules in favor of Bernabei and Cicchinelli

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted has ruled that both Tom Bernabei and Frank Cicchinelli will be able to run as independent candidates in the November Third General Election for Mayor of Canton and Mayor of Massillon.  Husted broke the tie votes in decision at the Stark County Board of Elections and ruled that both men can be on the ballot.  The Secretary of State said that both men did enough to disaffiliate themselves from the Democratic Party and will be allowed to run as independents.  Husted said that both decisions were close, but in the end he decided to rule on the side of democracy and let the voters have the final say.

New Fire Equipment coming to Canton Township

The Canton Township Fire Department has been awarded a $676,000 grant from the Department of Homeland Securities through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant program.  The dollars will be used to purchase a quint-style fire engine, which is a combination fire engine and ladder truck.  Also the funds will be used for new rescue equipment.  The local match for those federal dollars is slightly more than $33,000.

Canton PD looking for a shooter

Police are looking for a man who reportedly got out of his car and fired a single gunshot in Canton Thursday evening. Police say just after 6 o'clock they were called to the area of 25th Street NE where a woman and a man said they were involved in an altercation when the driver of a green Chevrolet Camero struck them. Apparently that's when the driver got out of his car, fired one shot, then sped away. No injuries have been reported.  The investigation continues.

PFHOFEF Balloon Festival Sees Perfect Flights

The Professional Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival Jackson-Belden Music Fest and Fireworks Balloon Classic was witnessed first-hand by WHBC's Mary Westphal and reporter Michaela Madison, as she reported Live 'On the Air' and Live 'FROM the Air' - photographs are posted on WHBC's Facebook and Twitter page. Hear their joint report by clicking the arrow. 

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Man critical after shooting on Hilltop

A man was critically hurt early this morning when he was shot in the chest on the Hilltop.

Picnic with the Pops turns scarlet, gray with OSU band

This weekend, the Columbus Symphony closes its 2015 Picnic with the Pops series with something for almost everyone: classical and pop music, singing, dancing and the Ohio State University marching band.

At 71, singer is still a knockout in every way

If Bruno Tonioli from the competition show Dancing with the Stars could have been at the Patti LaBelle show Friday night at the Ohio State Fair, he might have judged it by saying, “Patti, my darling, you were soulful, spunky and sensational!”

NATIONAL NEWS

Abortion supporters get help from courts in video fight

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Abortion rights advocates locked in a public relations battle with abortion opponents over videos of Planned Parenthood leaders discussing the use of aborted fetuses got some good news from two courts in California.

Trooper in Sandra Bland arrest once warned for conduct

DALLAS (AP) — The Texas trooper who arrested Sandra Bland after a confrontation that began with a traffic stop was once cautioned about "unprofessional conduct" in a 2014 incident while he was still a probationary trooper, according to his personnel file.

Hillary, Bill Clinton earn more than $139M between 2007-14

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, earned more than $139 million between 2007 and 2014, according to eight years of federal income tax returns released by her campaign on Friday.

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