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Hunger In Stark County On The Rise

Sobering news concerning the number of hungry adults and children in Stark County.  On Tuesday, the results of a survey completed by the group Feeding America showed that over 57,000 adults in Stark County area deal with food insecurity annually.  That's 15% of the local population.  Plus, the number of hungry children is even higher, at 24.3%.  Shelly Hinton at the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank says there are a number of causes of hunger in Stark County. Hinton says these new numbers will help policy makers, community leaders and individual involved in hunger relief to develop strategies to eliminate hunger in the Stark County area.

Cause Of A Plain Township House Fire May Have Been Discovered

The Plain Township Fire Department thinks they may have found the cause of a Monday afternoon house fire that took place on Zircon Street Northeast. Fire investigators believe that a lit candle that fell into a clothes basket on the second floor of the home may have sparked the smoke and flames.  The fire caused an estimated $125,000 in damage to the home and its contents.  A woman who lived in the home was transported to Mercy Medical Center for treatment of injuries received when she tried to put out the fire herself. 

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Employers, Columbus State, area districts offer students more pathways to careers

A collaboration of central Ohio school districts, businesses and community groups will give more high-school students a jump-start on college and work skills.

Adults may be wise to get mumps shot

If you’re a child of the 1960s, ’70s or ’80s, there’s a decent chance you aren’t fully immunized against mumps, and unless your mom and dad kept meticulous records, it probably makes sense to think about a shot, health officials say. The central Ohio mumps outbreak is persisting, with 263 people sickened as of yesterday.

Honor shown to D-Day vets earns La Chatelaine owner an award from France

This ceremony, it was supposed to be about Stan Wielezynski. But he didn’t even get to sit at the head table of his own restaurant last night, as a French dignitary put a medal upon his chest. And he wouldn’t have had it any other way.

NATIONAL NEWS

APNewsBreak: Clemency after 10 years in prison?

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department will begin considering clemency applications from nonviolent federal inmates who have behaved in prison, have no significant criminal history and have already served more than 10 years behind bars, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Missouri executes inmate for 1993 farm slaying

BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — Missouri executed an inmate early Wednesday only a few miles from the farm where prosecutors say he orchestrated the 1993 killing of a couple whose cows he wanted to steal.

Republican activists push party on gay marriage

LAS VEGAS (AP) — As bans against gay marriage crumble and public opinion on the issue shifts rapidly, some Republicans are pushing the party to drop its opposition to same-sex unions, part of a broader campaign to get the GOP to appeal to younger voters by de-emphasizing social issues.

Federal judge to hear Oregon gay marriage case

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A federal judge in Oregon is ready to hear arguments about the state's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage, but no one will be in court to defend the measure.

9 indicted in kidnapping of NC prosecutor's father

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — As the kidnappers pulled into a quiet, upscale golf course community, they thought they were about to abduct an assistant district attorney who sent a high-ranking gang member to prison for life, authorities said.

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