A sentence for a man convicted of stabbing a woman is cut in half. 56 year old Michael Bishop was found guilty last September of stabbing a woman multiple times in her neck and abdomen on McKinley Avenue SW in Canton earlier that year. An appeals court ruling Friday reduced his sentence from 16 years to 8 years in prison. Now, Bishop had also faced serious charges prior to 2014. In 2011 a murder charge was dropped against him after a Stark County grand jury declined to indict Bishop in the stabbing death of 43 year old Martin Morris.
He got a rousing round of applause and he was rolled out onto the sidelines in Massillon -- live team mascot Obie. Fans were happy to see Obie after months of controversy and speculation that he would not be on the sidelines because of new Ohio laws governing exotic animals. It's not known if Obie will be back for the rest of the season though. Officials say they made arrangements to continue the 45 year tradition for just one game...Thursday night. Whether or not he'll show up again is yet to be seen. Go to the 1480WHBC Facebook page to see a video of Obie's appearance at th game.
Few details are known at this time, but a caller to the WHBC newsroom reported a 5 car accident on 77 S around 2:30 Friday afternoon. The caller explained the crash was near the 224 west exit and is apparently had blocked the right lane. Motorists were able to move past the accident to use the exit ramp. There's been no word on if there were any injuries or how it all happened.
Out of concern about fraud, federal officials have been discussing a possible moratorium on new Medicare-certified home-health agencies in Franklin County, according to state emails obtained by The Dispatch.
Ohioâs first-ever statewide standard on police use of deadly force counsels officers to consider the consequences of pulling the trigger. Stating âthe preservation of human life is of the highest value in the state of Ohio,â the standard says police officers must only use deadly force to protect themselves and others from serious injury or death.
CIRCLEVILLE, Ohio â When the new middle school opens on Tuesday â the last piece of a $77 million combined campus project six years in the making â it will have everything students might have hoped for. Thereâs state-of-the-art technology, bright and roomy science and computer labs, a spacious gym, an acoustically pleasing band and choir room, an art room bathed in northern light (which the teachers say is ideal for creating), and well-landscaped courtyards where students can mill about during lunch.