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Crash Slows Traffic on I-77

 I-77 traffic north of the Akron/Canton Airport was backed up for some time Friday following an accident. Summit County Sheriff's officials say the crash happened around the Lauby Road area in Green just before 8:30 Friday morning. The driver of the pickup truck apparently lost control and was thrown from the vehicle as it rolled into southbound traffic. Police say only minor injuries were reported, however traffic is moving slow as a result of the crash. 
 
 

Police Investigating Attack of 11 Year Old Boy

An investigation is underway after an 11 year old boy is attacked in Canton. Police say a group of other juveniles attacked the victim outside Clarendon Elementary School Thursday night. Reports indicate the large group hit the boy in the head with a tire pump while he was putting air in his bike tire. The boy's mother did not seek medical treatment. No one has been charged, but the report is listed as a case of felonious assault. 
 

Two Arrested Following Canton Raid

Two people are behind bars after police raided a home in Canton, where they found drugs and four children. It all happened Thursday afternoon at a home on Hoover Place NW. When detectives arrived they found 30 year old Jeremy Montgomery and four children. They also seized 27 grams of cocaine, other illegal drugs and a stolen gun and other illegal items. Montgomery, who has no permanent address, was arrested on several charges including cocaine trafficking and endangering children. A 31 year old woman at the house was also arrested for misdemeanor counts of endangering. 
 

Crews Investigate Cause of Alliance Fire

A local family is temporarily without a home after it burst into flames. Alliance firefighters were called to the home on Grant Street Thursday morning. Investigators determined the flames ignited in a second-floor bedroom, but they have not ruled on an official cause just yet. A mother and her teenage daughter were not home at the time of the fire and no firefighter injuries were reported. The local American Red Cross is helping the family with food assistance and temporary shelter. Around $2,700 in damage was done.  

Crash Closes Hartville Roadway

A local road is now open following a crash forcing the closure. Police were called Thursday morning to a two-vehicle crash on West Maple Street in Hartville. One of the vehicles ended up resting on its roof. Crews were called to the scene just after 11:00 near Edison Park and Hartville Center shopping plazas. Police are still investigating the cause fo the accident and few details have been released. No one was seriously injured.
 

United Way Preparing for Meetings About "Ways to Work" Program

United Ways is gearing up for several meetings to let people know more about the "Ways to Work" car loan program. Officials with United Way say the program offers affordable vehicle loans up to 8-thousand dollars as well as focused financial education. In order to qualify, a person with minor children must be employed at least 20 hours a week for three consistent months. If they don't have minor children, they must be employed at least 30 hours a week for four consistent months. The first meeting will be on June 6th at Otterbein United Methodist Church on Shepler Church Avenue SW in Navarre from 9-11 that morning.

Former Canton Republic Storage Systems Workers Getting Help from Fed. Gov.

The former workers at Republic Storage Systems in Canton are getting some help from the federal government. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown says they will be eligible to apply for trade adjustment assistance through the U.S. Department of Labor. That means they will get .benefits including training for employment in another job or career, income support, job search allowances, and relocation allowances. Brown says Ohioans who work hard and play by the rules should not be left to struggle when they lose their job through no fault of their own. Brown made the announcement in Washington today.

Local Law Enforcement Officers Take Part in Building Bridges Event

As tensions rise nationally between the police and the community, that relationship is growing here in Stark County. Canton Police Chief Bruce Lawver joined other law enforcement and state leaders at the podium last night and shared words that seemed to inspire. A common theme throughout the room was that this is just the beginning. Ohio Attorney General Mike Dewine was the featured speaker and shared a number of things his office is doing to help build the police-community relationship. He will be on Live and Local at Noon today with Michaela Madison.

 

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Future of Franklin County garbage sorting facility unclear

The company that plans to build a multimillion dollar garbage sorting and recycling facility at the Franklin County landfill has paid its bills, but the future of the project still is unclear.

Man sentenced for assaulting officer by pinning hand with door

A Columbus police officer said his life was changed forever when his hand was pinned in the back door of a suspected drug house on the South Side by a man trying to stop him from entering on Nov. 6.

Gun error gets Licking County animal-control chief suspended

Licking County’s director of animal control has been suspended without pay for five days for selling a department van that had two guns and ammunition inside it.

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DC authorities: Ex-con had help in wealthy family's slaying

WASHINGTON (AP) — An ex-convict likely had help from others holding a family captive inside their mansion for at least 18 hours, authorities said.

California oil spill harder to clean up in choppy waters

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 10-square-mile oil slick off the California coast is thinner than a coat of paint and it's becoming harder to skim from choppy waters, officials said as more dead animals were discovered.

California farmers agree to drastically cut water use

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California farmers who hold some of the state's strongest water rights avoided the threat of deep mandatory cuts when the state accepted their proposal to voluntarily reduce consumption by 25 percent amid one of the worst droughts on record.

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