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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Licking Countyâs 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.