The support continues to grow for a local teacher in critical condition after a rock thrown off an overpass crashed through her windshield severely injuring her. Principal of Edison Middle School, Diane Kettleberger, says Sharon Budd is loved by so many. Budd remains in critical condition today after a group of teens threw an 8 pound rock off an overpass in PA last week. The rock smashed through the windshield of the car and hit Budd directly in the face. The public is invited to Edison Middle School today where t-shirts, bracelets and other items will be for sale until 4:00. All of the money raised will be donated to help the Budd family.
Estate tax money makes a major dent in the financial deficit in Massillon. Officials with the Massillon Financial Planning and Supervision Commission say the city has received 491,000 dollars in estate tax money left by several individuals who died prior to 2013. The is a one time gain according to officials with the state discontinuing an estate tax on the transfer of assets from resident descendents back in January of 2013. Now, the city was facing a general fund shortfall of roughly 937,000 dollars at the end of June...the estate tax money is making a big splash in the dept, cutting the red by more than half. Back in October of last year, the state Auditor's office declared a fiscal emergency for Massillon. The is planning to ask voters to approve a levy in November that would raise the city's income-tax rate from 1.8 to 2 percent to make up more of that shortfall.
A backyard gathering in South Linden was interrupted by gunfire that left a 2-year-old and an adult wounded tonight. Both were taken to hospitals in stable condition and are expected to recover, said Sgt. Loucious Hollis of the Columbus police assault squad.
Former Procter & Gamble Chairman Robert McDonald vowed an aggressive series of reforms during his first three months as head of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, telling a Senate committee today that âthe seriousness of this moment demands action.â
NEWARK, Ohio â A former Newark High School assistant band director pleaded guilty today to 13 counts involving inappropriate sexual contact with three students. Anthony J. Miller could be sentenced to up to five years on each sexual battery count, and faces additional prison or jail time on each of the other counts. Ten of the 13 counts also are sexually oriented offenses, meaning Miller likely will have to register as a sex offender. Sentencing is scheduled for Aug.15.
A 15-year-old boy has been charged with fatally shooting a girl who would have celebrated her 18th birthday on Wednesday. Tayon Dunson faces a delinquency count of murder in the death of Shevona N. Whitehead, according to a complaint filed in Franklin County Juvenile Court. A warrant has been issued for his arrest.