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More OSHA Fines for Case Farms

Another OSHA citation for Case Farms. The Winesburg plant has been cited for allegedly not keeping records of employees illnesses and injuries. OSHA began an investigation into the chicken-processing plant in October regarding an employee exposed to campylobacter, a bacteria found in animal feces. OSHA officials say the company didn't complete reports for injuries or illnesses among other violations. The company has been fined roughly $23,000. This following $1.9 million in federal fines last year following investigation at its Canton and Winesburg plants. The company is contesting the citations. 

SWAT Training in Canal Fulton

If you drive past the former Canal Fulton Elementary School this afternoon it may seem like something big is going on. The Summit County SWAT team will be using the building for training. The team has been given permission to use the school, which will be razed this month. Crews have also removed asbestos from the building as well as the windows. So don't be alarmed if you see SWAT team vehicles around the school.

33 Pounds of Pot Seized in Canton

Police are looking for a Canton man after a major drug bust Thursday morning. The search warrant was executed at a home on Roslyn Avenue SW where detectives found money, weapons and 33 pounds of unprocessed pot.   An arrest warrant has now been issued for 49 year old Carlos Romero. Anyone with information on where he might be is asked to call police. 

Focus on Entrepreneurship Now at Stark District Library

A corner of the Stark County District Library is now dedicated to entrepreneurship. The Stark Development Board is leasing the work space at the library's main branch. Officials say it's a one-year pilot program and participants will pay $50 per month to use the space. Organizers see it as a spot to network, build relationships and brainstorm. 15 businesses and economic development organizations are already signed up to volunteer counseling once a month.  

Commissioners Take Step Towards Strip Avenue Extension

Stark County Commissioners have signed an agreement that may call for the extension of Strip Avenue NW. The partnership with Jackson Twp trustees could extend the road north of Applegrove. It currently dead-ends just north of the Portage Street NW commercial corridor near the Strip shopping complex. Officials hope the change will promote further development in that area. 

Massillon Teen Charged In KSU Murder

A Massillon teen is the second suspect charged in a Kent State University murder. 17 year old Marquis Grier (Marcus Greer) was arrested Wednesday night.   Kent Police Lt. Mike Lewis. A 17 year old Stow resident has also been arrested and police believe there may be a third suspect involved in the Sunday shooting death of 18 year old Nicholas Massa. Prosecutors want the teens tried as adults. 

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Police kill man they say attacked restaurant patrons with machete

Columbus police say a man burst into the busy Nazareth Mediterranean Cuisine on Thursday on the Northeast Side, hacking with a machete and sending four people to area hospitals. He was shot and killed by police after being tracked down about 5 miles from the restaurant. As of late Thursday night, police hadn't yet released the names of those injured or their conditions, or the name of the man who was killed by officers.

In speech at Ohio State, conservation scientist proposes revising our view of nature

People must start to see that they are part of nature, that they can't live without it and that they need to change their habits if our planet is going to survive, an internationally known conservationist and Emmy-nominated news host told a crowd on Thursday night at Ohio State University.

Columbus man testifies that he wanted Gwyneth Paltrow's forgiveness

A Columbus man charged with stalking Gwyneth Paltrow told jurors Thursday that he wanted the actress' forgiveness for bombarding her with lewd messages years ago, but a prosecutor urged the panel to see him as a calculated and crazy stalker intent on tormenting the Oscar winner. Dante Soiu testified in his own defense as one of the final witnesses in a felony stalking case filed over numerous messages he sent Paltrow in 2014 and 2015 that included biblical messages but also his desire to marry her.

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