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Stark County Preparing for Winter

Tuesday may have been our last 70 degree day with snow in the forecast as we end the week. Dave Torrance with the Stark County Engineer's Office says they've already started preparing the snow plows including installation of computerized salt spreaders. Torrance says it's also important for motorists to be prepared as the weather conditions change. He encourages slow driving, and reminds motorists not to crowd the plow. 

Preparing Your Home for Cold Weather

With the coldest air of the season on the way this weekend, it is time to start making sure your home is ready for it. There are several things you can do to make sure your house is prepared. Clear your gutters of debris that can clog drains and create ice and water damage. Walk around your house to make sure you have disconnected and drained all of your garden hoses. Winterize your irrigation system. 

Accuweather Meteorologist on Weekend's Forecast

Accuweather Meteorologist Bill Deger tells us not to expect snow for Friday Night Football but adds that doesn't mean it's going to be very pretty weather-wise for the games Friday evening.  Windy, cloudy and chilly with a few rain showers with temperatures in the 40s. There is a slight chance we could see a slight dusting of snow in some areas. You can hear the entire, detailed, forecast in Canton's Morning News Audio Vault.

HS Band Director Sentenced for Sex with Student

A former area high school band director was sentenced to prison for sexual battery. 28 year old Ryan McPeeks of New Philadelphia, former band and choir director at Garaway Local Schools, was handed the sentence Wednesday after admitting to a sexual relationship with one of his students. In addition to spending four years in prison without a promise of judicial release, he will also be a third-tier registered sex offender and forced to register with his local sheriff every 90 days for the rest of his life. 

Area Teen Injured in Car Surfing Incident Awakens from Coma

The teen that's been in a coma after serious injuries in an area car surfing incident is awake and talking to police. New Philadelphia Police Chief, Michael Goodwin, says police had a chance to talk with the teen Tuesday. Goodwin says officers have also spoken with the driver of the vehicle and witnesses. The injured teen apparently was sitting on the hood of the car and slide off and was dragged underneath the vehicle. Goodwin says he expects charges to be filed against the driver if not both. 
 

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Novelist and his creation at odds in 'City of Angles'

A Hollywood writer struggles to adapt his detective novel into a screenplay in City of Angels — but that is only half the action.

Lifetime of travels flavors music created by Sinkane

The connective threads of Sinkane’s funky, global-flavored pop that National Public Radio praised as “breathtaking,” a malleable sound shaped by a lifetime of travel, can fuse only with the frontman at the helm.

Turner calls attack ad ‘racist’; election experts disagree

The week before Election Day, the lone African-American candidate for statewide office in Ohio this year accused her opponent of racism. Nina Turner says an attack ad from her opponent, Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted, is “ vicious, racist and sexist.” Political observers, however, say Turner’s charge of racism appears unfounded.

Trick-or-treat times

Most central Ohio communities have scheduled trick-or-treating for Oct. 30.

NATIONAL NEWS

Showdown imminent over nurse's quarantine in Maine

FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — State police plan to monitor the movements and interactions of a nurse who vowed to defy the state's quarantine for health care workers who treat Ebola patients, but troopers cannot take her into custody without a judge's permission.

SF Giants fans celebrate, some turn raucous

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A celebration in San Francisco's streets over the Giants' World Series victory turned raucous and violent in some areas with people injured by gunfire, officers hurt by bottles thrown by revelers, and police making arrests.

Oregon, Alaska are ground zero in pot fight

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — From slick video ads online to scrawled chalk messages on college campus sidewalks, intense get-out-the-vote drives are mobilizing in Oregon and Alaska to legalize retail sales of marijuana to anyone old enough to drink.

Survey: Shrimp in US rife with murky labeling

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Consumers around the nation can't be sure what kind of shrimp they're buying if they simply look at the label or menu at supermarkets, grocers and restaurants, an advocacy group says.

Hawaii lava flow is slow, gentle yet unrelenting

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Pele, the Hawaiian volcano goddess, moves gradually and persistently as she deposits lava across the Big Island of Hawaii. People in the small town lying in its path say the lava will reshape the community yard-by-yard as it slides toward the ocean.

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