Long-time Stark County Democrats Tom Bernabei and Frank Cicchinelli Jr want to run as independent candidates for Mayor of Canton and Massillon. And both have to be considered for eligibility by the Stark County Board of Elections. And now, both potential candidates have filed petitions to exclude Stark County board members Chairman Sam Ferrucio Junior and member William Sherer the second has asked that the two exclude themselves from the process. Both motions say the exclusion is based on Ferrucio and Sherer being members of the executive committee of the Stark County Democratic Party, who filed protests against the Bernabei and Cicchinelli's eligibility to run as independents. Cicchinelli faces a challenge to his candidacy from council members and city residents, with a hearing planned for July 13. The board of elections is scheduled to meet Monday.
Stark County has received just over eight inches of rain this month. Last year Stark County received over nine inches of rain. However, it doesn't compare to previous June rainfall records. According to National Weather Service Meteorologist Zach Sefcovic, the all-time record for rainfall in June was in 1924 with a record of 11.12 inches of rain. Temperatures are expected to be a little cooler than normal with highs in the upper 70s. The normal high for this time of year is 82 degrees with a normal low at 61. Record highs were set in 1931 for July 1 at 97 and July 2 at 98 degrees. Sunshine is expected to return for Friday and for July 4th with temperatures near or above 80 degrees. Here's a list of the top five rainiest Junes in inches for Stark County:
2. 2014 - 9.28 inches
3. 1989 - 8.42 inches
4. 2015 - 8.3 inches
5. 1920 - 8.09 inches
I-70 remains closed at I-270 on the West Side, and cleanup continues after a fiery tanker-truck crash that shut down freeways and snarled traffic this morning.
BUCKEYE LAKE, Ohio â The Ohio Department of Natural Resources will close the public boat ramps to keep boats off of the shallow Buckeye Lake during Fridayâs annual fireworks display there.
As the Community Shelter Board prepares to open a new shelter for homeless families, a central number has been established for those families to call. Starting today, men, women and families seeking shelter should call 1-888-4-SHELTR (1-888-474-3587). Calls will be answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week.