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Two Stark County Football Teams in Championship Games

Two Stark County high school football teams are headed to state championship games on Friday. The Perry Panthers will play Cincinnati Lasalle Friday night while the Central Catholic Crusaders take on Coldwater Friday morning. Perry defeated Hudson 10 to 7 in last night's semi-final; Central beat Milan Edison 17 to 14. Both games Friday are on 1480 WHBC.

Officer-involved Shooting in Akron

An officer-involved shooting incident in Akron: Police say 22-year-old David Duffield of Akron was arrested after he was shot in the shoulder by an officer; he had gotten behind the wheel of a city cruiser and was backing up in an apparent attempt to run over officers. Duffield was shot in the shoulder. Police had gone to Duffield's home on Carnegie Avenue yesterday to check on his welfare; that's when he jumped into the cruiser.

Canton Drivers Spot Suspect Amber Alert Vehicle

No harm done to 6- and 8-year-old boys who were the subject of an Amber Alert on Thanksgiving Day. The State Patrol says the kids were with one of the boy’s mothers; all three were from Belmont County. Mandy Myer had not been charged; troopers arrested her on southbound I-77 at milepost 91 in Tuscarawas County after two drivers spotted the vehicle on the freeway in Canton and called 9-1-1. The case remains under investigation by Flushing Ohio police.

Man Safely Escapes Dover Fire

A Dover man escaped an early Saturday morning fire in the city this morning. That fire at Yoder Plumbing in the 300 block of West 5th Street. The man lived in an apartment above the business; damage was confined to one wall and part of the attic. The Dover Fire Department is investigating.

Black Friday Starts As Gray Thursday

Black Friday started as Gray Thursday in Stark County and around the country, as crowds lined up at major stores just after Thanksgiving dinner was served. Then Thursday evening, parking lots at Belden Village and many of the major stores were packed. Early Friday morning, lots of people were out, but shoppers report the crush wasn't like in previous years. Even now, stores are reported to be busy, but nothing overwhelming.

Shoppers Have Ohio Attorney General as Advocate

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is offering a few shopping tips to keep consumers safe.   Mike DeWine says overall it's important to really pay attention when you're shopping.   DeWine says if you suspect anything dishonest or encounter any problems,  call the Ohio Attorney General's office. The graphic shows the Consumer Protection Office number as 1-800-282-0515.  Click the graphic to visit the webpage of The Ohio Attorney General's Consumer Protection Division. (CLICK ARROWS FOR SOUND)

Early Damage Estimate in Alliance Fire: $200,000

An early estimate has damage at $200,000 in a Thursday afternoon fire in Alliance. The city fire department is looking for the cause at Sally and Associates Auto Sales on West State Street; they do believe the fire started at the center of the building. 15 cars were destroyed in the fire; 6 of those cars belonged to customers who were having them worked on in the dealership's shop area. (PHOTO GOOGLE MAPS)

Monday Is Start of Deer Gun Season

The state’s most popular hunting season starts Monday: the weeklong deer gun season. There’s also a bonus hunting period on December 28th and 29th. 165,000 deer are expected to be taken this year in the combined hunting seasons. Jayme Emmert with the Division of Wildlife says the deer population is smaller now   (CLICK ARROW FOR SOUND) GRAPHIC CLEVELAND-DOT-COM



Two killed in crash on Rt. 62 identified

Two people were killed Friday night in a two-car crash in Plain Township. Franklin County deputies identified the dead as Gregory Long, 20, of Alexandria, and his passenger, Haley Meadows, 18, of Johnstown.

Annual Giving Tuesday strives to keep growing

Now in its fourth year, Giving Tuesday is chasing the name recognition of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Advocates say the annual day of giving — it falls on Dec. 1 this year — continues to spur more people to take a break from holiday binge-spending and donate to charity.

Jobless-benefits 'offset' might exempt disability recipients

A controversial bill to slash unemployment benefits probably will be changed to benefit some Ohio workers. State Rep. Barbara Sears, a Sylvania Republican and sponsor of House Bill 394, said she is looking into modifications to better assist construction workers, who often face a higher rate of unemployment, and those receiving Social Security disability benefits.


Suspect in Colorado attack called loner who left few clues

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A loner from North Carolina who liked to spend time in his mountain cabin and avoided eye contact with neighbors was in custody Saturday after police said he opened fire at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic and killed three people.

The Latest: Planned Parenthood vows to reopen clinic soon

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The latest on the shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado. (All times local):

Rain, ice coat parts of Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Heavy rain and icy conditions are likely to stick around through most of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend in parts of the central U.S. due to a slow-moving, complex weather system that's being blamed for at least 3 flash-flooding deaths.

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