Sobering news concerning the number of hungry adults and children in Stark County. On Tuesday, the results of a survey completed by the group Feeding America showed that over 57,000 adults in Stark County area deal with food insecurity annually. That's 15% of the local population. Plus, the number of hungry children is even higher, at 24.3%. Shelly Hinton at the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank says there are a number of causes of hunger in Stark County. Hinton says these new numbers will help policy makers, community leaders and individual involved in hunger relief to develop strategies to eliminate hunger in the Stark County area.
The Plain Township Fire Department thinks they may have found the cause of a Monday afternoon house fire that took place on Zircon Street Northeast. Fire investigators believe that a lit candle that fell into a clothes basket on the second floor of the home may have sparked the smoke and flames. The fire caused an estimated $125,000 in damage to the home and its contents. A woman who lived in the home was transported to Mercy Medical Center for treatment of injuries received when she tried to put out the fire herself.
A collaboration of central Ohio school districts, businesses and community groups will give more high-school students a jump-start on college and work skills.
If youâre a child of the 1960s, â70s or â80s, thereâs a decent chance you arenât fully immunized against mumps, and unless your mom and dad kept meticulous records, it probably makes sense to think about a shot, health officials say. The central Ohio mumps outbreak is persisting, with 263 people sickened as of yesterday.
This ceremony, it was supposed to be about Stan Wielezynski. But he didnât even get to sit at the head table of his own restaurant last night, as a French dignitary put a medal upon his chest. And he wouldnât have had it any other way.