The re-sentencing of former high school football player Erick Howard has been delayed. The Stark County Prosecutor's office has asked that all six judges of the 5th District Ohio Court of Appeals to review the case. Prosecutors want the court to reconsider its ruling that Howard be resentenced on his convictions on robbery and rape charges. Howard was originally sentenced to 30 years in prison by Stark County Judge Taryn Heath. The resentencing was originally set for early June, but will be delayed. If the Appeals Court decides to hear the case, both prosecution and defense attorneys will present oral arguments.
More bad financial news for the city of Massillon. This time, the news comes from one of the biggest bond rating companies on Wall Street. Moody's has downgraded Massillon's bond rating three levels this week from B-double-a-one to B-a. That means Massillon falls deeper into a negative outlook classification for the remainder of the year. The downgrade means it will cost Massillon more to borrow money that it did in the past. Among the reasons for the downgrade, a narrow cash reserve and a negative general fund balance. Mayor Kathy Catazaro-Perry says the city will have another bond rating review in 2014.
A man died Friday night after crashing his motorcycle in Newark, city police said.
Officials at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium are welcoming a new baby and giving him around-the-clock care.
The Dispatch has learned that Ohio State University vice president and provost Joseph Alutto is a candidate for the interim Columbus City Schools superintendent. Alutto, 71, who announced earlier that he would retire from his current position at Ohio State in July, told The Dispatch that he is interested in the job.
Actor and filmmaker Tyler Perry donated $100,000 today to help student athletes in South-Western schools. Perry, known for playing a sassy grandmother in the hit Madea movies, surprised students at Finland Middle School during a musical concert this morning.