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Man Sentenced in Alliance Armed Robbery

An Akron man is handed his sentence for his role in an armed robbery in Alliance, in which a dog's throat was slit. 19 year old Kameren Naugle pleaded guilty to a long list of charges including aggravated burglary and injuring animals. Prosecutors say Naugle along with his co-defendant, 18 year old Joseph Avilucea entered the Alliance home of a 71 year old man on Franklin Avenue back in July. Apparently they took the victim's prescription medication, his truck and other items. Officials say Avilucea pointed the gun at the victim and slit the throat of a dog. The dog survived the wound. Naugle was sentenced Wednesday to 15 years in prison. Avilucea has not accepted a plea offer of 18 years in prison. 

Nurse Wins Suit Against Affinity Medical Center

A local hospital will have to pay a $1.55 million award to a nurse who filed a lawsuit after she was fired .  Affinity Medical Center in Massillon wanted the damage award from an earlier trial limited.  But, Stark County Common Pleas Court Judge Taryn Heath ruled the hospital must pay the entire amount.  Ann Wayt was fired in 2012.  The hospital issued a statement saying they are exploring their legal options. 

Stark Flood Monitoring System Approved

Stark County officials are taking steps to help those who live in flood-prone areas: Stark County Commissioner Janet Creighton on Canton's Morning News this morning: She says it's bringing communities together -- several have chipped in money to pay for the warning system.

Gas Prices Expected to Rise

The Labor Day weekend is upon us so today may be the day you want to fill up the gas tank. Gasoline prices in Stark County range from $1.95 a gallon to $2.19 a gallon right now.  The holiday is on the way so that means prices may start to rise as we get closer to the weekend.

Tom Benson Stadium Construction Causing Road Closures

Because of the construction project at Tom Benson Stadium, some road closings went into effect Wednesday. Both vehicle and pedestrian traffic around McKinley High School will be affected. The high school, the stadium, the natatorium and the field house WILL NOT be accessible by way of Stadium Park. Also, roads and walkways will be shut down on Harrison Avenue, NW.  The area between the hall of fame and the stadium, and Earl Schrieber Drive/21st Street will be permanently closed and will be a heavy construction area. Blake Avenue NW and 17th Street NW won't be affected - however traffic may be heavier than normal in that area.

Crews Investigate Suspicious Canton Fire

Crews are investigating an early morning fire that chased Canton residents from their home. The flames took over the house on Second Street NW around 2:00 Wednesday morning. Firefighters arrived to find the fire on the second floor of the home. Investigators have labeled the fire suspicious. Now, police were called to the scene about an hour later in regards to a domestic dispute, but there's no word on if the people arguing were the same people who lived in the home that caught fire. No one was injured, the investigation continues. 

Job Searching: Have You Done Your Research?

It's time for your big interview. You've picked out a great outfit, you've practiced what you're going to say, but have you done your research?  Amy Miller with Ohio Means Jobs says a great place to start is always the company's website. But, she says from there you can simply do a google search.  For more information on what to do before your big interview, go to 

Canton Tax Structure Changes Affect Employers, Too

A heads up to Canton businesses, city tax withholding requirements are changing.  Mike McEnaney with the city treasurer's office says before the change employers that withhold a $1000 or more in total payroll per month the remittance was made monthly and if it was less than $1000 the remittance was due quarterly.  McEnaney says the change requires software and administrative adjustments and businesses need to  will also need to be made now. There will also be penalties assessed to those who do not make the necessary changes. (CLICK ARROWS FOR SOUND)

Two Killed and One Injured in Twinsburg Shooting

Two people have been killed and one person wounded in a police-involved shooting in northeast Ohio that forced a nearby college to go into lockdown. Police say they responded last night to an active domestic situation in a residential neighborhood in Twinsburg. Police say when officers arrived they "engaged an armed suspect." The alleged shooter was pronounced dead at the scene. Two other people were taken to area hospitals, where one was pronounced dead. The condition of the second victim wasn't immediately available. No police officers were injured. The shooting prompted a lockdown at nearby Kent State Regional Academic Center. The school later reopened, but officials canceled all evening classes. Police continue to investigate.



Office tower proposed for Short North

A pair of Columbus developers has proposed a 10- or 11-story office building on a parking lot in the heart of the Short North in a deal that also includes a parking garage and residences nearby. The Wood Cos. and Schiff Capital Group are proposing the office building at 711 N. High St., between buildings occupied by Forno Kitchen and Mac’s Cafe.

Volatile markets require stomach, says investment guru Peter Lynch in Columbus visit

Successful investing over time — especially in turbulent times like now — doesn’t always rest with the next great idea, says longtime investment manager Peter Lynch. “The key organ for the stock market is not the brain, but the stomach,’’ said Lynch, who was in Columbus on Wednesday to visit St. Charles Preparatory School and to speak at a fundraiser at the private Roman Catholic high school in Bexley.

Clintonville’s Studio 35 wants second screen

Studio 35 Cinema & Drafthouse plans to add a second screen under a proposal by its owner to build an addition on the building’s second floor. “The second screen is going to ensure ongoing operation of the business,” said owner Eric Brembeck. “But it’s not just about the business. It’s about the community. Having another screen, albeit a smaller one, will allow us to have a lot more events.”


On Arctic voyage, Obama banks on power of his celebrity

KOTZEBUE, Alaska (AP) — President Barack Obama brought no grand policy pronouncements, new legislative proposals or major tranches of federal aid with him to Alaska. Instead, he sought to use the power of his own celebrity to command attention to the issue of climate change.

Vigil held for Illinois police officer nearing retirement

FOX LAKE, Ill. (AP) — Charles Joseph Gliniewicz was on the brink of retiring after a 30-year career in law enforcement. At 52, the tattooed police officer with a shaved head could still be tough and intimidating if the job called for it.

Hunt for 3 suspects widens after Illinois officer's death

FOX LAKE, Ill. (AP) — Authorities broadened the hunt Wednesday for three suspects wanted in the fatal shooting of a popular Illinois police officer, even as they acknowledged that they had no indication the men were still in the area where the slaying happened.

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