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Students Continue to Join Massillon Swing Band

The Massillon Tiger Swing Band is seeing some impressive growth. School Superintendent, Rick Goodright, says the growth in the Washington High School Swing Band represents a piece of the district's mission statement in that the arts, academics and athletics all go into making a well-rounded school: Goodright says this year the band has one of the largest groups in recent history with 151 students, adding 12 more from last year's total. 
 
 

Prescription Drug Drop Box to be Dedicated Wednesday Night

The effort continues to get unwanted prescription drugs off local streets. Director of SOLACE of Stark County, Dale Batdorff, says they will dedicate another drug collection box in the Village of Magnolia Wednesdasy evening. Batdorff says the several drug collection boxes throughout the county are a crucial piece in getting unused prescription drugs off the streets and out of the hands of juveniles. The ribbon cutting ceremony for the newest box is at 6:30 at the Magnolia Police Department. 

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Powell voters won’t face issues on downtown apartments, elections board rules

The future of two ballot initiatives and a referendum aimed at curbing multifamily housing development in Powell is in question after actions by the Delaware County Board of Elections and the Powell City Council in the past two weeks.

Bus driver found guilty for I-70 crash that killed Hebron man

A Columbus charter-bus driver was convicted of vehicular manslaughter today for causing an April 2013 crash that killed a Hebron man on I-70 in Licking County. Tery L. Elzey, 61, of 5385 Spire Lane on the Far East Side, was found guilty by a Licking County Municipal Court jury.

Buses to offer New Albany workers 2 commuting options

New Albany is ready to begin using two bus services to transport thousands of employees to work at its business parks.

Columbus schools lack personnel policies, audit finds

The Columbus City Schools has no written polcies for hiring and firing people or following other basic procedures. In addition, the personnel office is missing employee records, an internal audit found.

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'Cops' crew member killed in Omaha police shooting

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Police officers who opened fire while disrupting a robbery at a fast-food restaurant in Omaha killed a crew member with the TV show "Cops" as well as the suspect, who was armed with a pellet gun that they thought was a real handgun, authorities said Wednesday.

Pilot's fate unknown in fighter jet crash

DEERFIELD, Va. (AP) — An experienced pilot was missing Wednesday after the flier's F-15 fighter jet crashed in the mountains of western Virginia, shaking residents but causing no injuries on the ground, military and law enforcement officials said.

Shooting by 9-year-old girl stirs debate over guns

PHOENIX (AP) — The accidental shooting death of a firing-range instructor by a 9-year-old girl with an Uzi has set off a powerful debate over youngsters and guns, with many people wondering what sort of parents would let a child handle a submachine gun.

Q&A: Few laws govern children at shooting range

A 39-year-old firing-range instructor was killed Monday while showing a 9-year-old girl how to use an Uzi submachine gun. Charles Vacca's death at the Last Stop outdoor shooting range in White Hills, Arizona, has raised questions about allowing young children access to such weapons at firing ranges.

Deal reached to sell supermarket chain to ex-CEO

TEWKSBURY, Mass. (AP) — A New England supermarket chain that has been in turmoil for weeks over a workers' revolt and customer boycott has announced that the former CEO will buy a majority stake in the business.

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