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All Suspects in Custody in Warthers Cafe Shooting

The last suspect at large in a recent Canton shooting has turned himself in. Police Chief, Bruce Lawver says Jermaine Plesant turned himself in to the US Marshall's Service this past Friday. Antonio Wallace, Adrian Evans and Justin Hunter are also facing charges in the Warthers Cafe shooting. Lawver says the three men shot outside of the establishment earlier this month did not suffer serious injuries. The four men charged are also facing  gang related counts in addition to others in this case. 

 

 

Plain Township Launches Pilot Pre-K Learning Opportunity

Plain Township officials are taking action to jumpstart education for youth. Twp Parks Director, Rob Steinberg, says they are partnering with Malone University to launch a pilot academic program next month. He says the courses offer a chance for students to sit down in an academic setting and learn based on actual pre-K Ohio academic content standards.Steinberg says the class dates will be November 10th, 12th and 14th from 10 am to 12 pm at Diamond Community Park Indoor Sports Complex. For more information on the program and how to get involved go to whbc.com. If you're interested in participating in this program you can call township hall at 330-492-4689. It is 20 dollars in cash or a check written out to Plain Township Trustees. There is a maximum capacity between 35 and 40 students for the class 

 

 

Stark County Preparing for Winter

Tuesday may have been our last 70 degree day with snow in the forecast as we end the week. Dave Torrance with the Stark County Engineer's Office says they've already started preparing the snow plows including installation of computerized salt spreaders. Torrance says it's also important for motorists to be prepared as the weather conditions change. He encourages slow driving, and reminds motorists not to crowd the plow. 

Preparing Your Home for Cold Weather

With the coldest air of the season on the way this weekend, it is time to start making sure your home is ready for it. There are several things you can do to make sure your house is prepared. Clear your gutters of debris that can clog drains and create ice and water damage. Walk around your house to make sure you have disconnected and drained all of your garden hoses. Winterize your irrigation system. 

HS Band Director Sentenced for Sex with Student

A former area high school band director was sentenced to prison for sexual battery. 28 year old Ryan McPeeks of New Philadelphia, former band and choir director at Garaway Local Schools, was handed the sentence Wednesday after admitting to a sexual relationship with one of his students. In addition to spending four years in prison without a promise of judicial release, he will also be a third-tier registered sex offender and forced to register with his local sheriff every 90 days for the rest of his life. 

Area Teen Injured in Car Surfing Incident Awakens from Coma

The teen that's been in a coma after serious injuries in an area car surfing incident is awake and talking to police. New Philadelphia Police Chief, Michael Goodwin, says police had a chance to talk with the teen Tuesday. Goodwin says officers have also spoken with the driver of the vehicle and witnesses. The injured teen apparently was sitting on the hood of the car and slide off and was dragged underneath the vehicle. Goodwin says he expects charges to be filed against the driver if not both. 
 

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More people turning to food pantries, study shows

More than 1 in 6 Ohioans – more than 2 million people – don’t have enough to eat and turn to pantries for food each year, according to a new report. The study released today by the Ohio Association of Foodbanks showed a 40 percent increase in hunger from four years ago.

Pizza delivery man shot to death on East Side

A pizza delivery man was shot to death last night during a robbery on the East Side, Columbus police said. James A. Crabtree Jr., 45, was found by officers in the middle of N. Cassady Avenue, just north of E. 5th Avenue at 9:24 p.m. He had gunshot wounds in the upper body. Crabtree was pronounced dead at the scene at 9:33 p.m.

Ex-trooper coerced sex from women he stopped

The cruiser video that the Highway Patrol supervisor watched raised red flags. The sergeant saw the trooper flirt with two women in a car that he’d stopped for suspected drunken driving. Then he turned off his microphone. It was that September 2013 incident that led this month to charges against now-former Trooper Bryan D. Lee, who authorities say failed to charge women he’d pulled over in exchange for sexual favors. Lee, 30, of Lancaster, pleaded guilty yesterday in U.S. District Court in Columbus to four counts of violating the civil rights of four female motorists, as well as one count of engaging in cyberstalking.

Top things to do this weekend, October 31-November 2

Halloween events still linger, but as the calendar flips to a new month, Central Ohio lovers of all things comic books, superheroes, fossils, AC/DC tribute bands and scary plants will find lots to love in the next few days. Here are some of the best bets for weekend activities.

NATIONAL NEWS

Maine nurse defies Ebola quarantine with bike ride

FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — All but daring Maine health authorities to go to court to have her confined, nurse Kaci Hickox went out on a bike ride Thursday in defiance of the state's voluntary quarantine for medical workers who have treated Ebola patients.

Menino, Boston's longest-serving mayor, dies at 71

BOSTON (AP) — Thomas Menino, whose folksy manner and verbal gaffes belied his shrewd political tactics to govern as Boston's longest-serving mayor and one of its most beloved, died Thursday. He was 71.

Gunfire, arrests erupt as Giants fans revel in win

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The celebration in San Francisco's streets over the Giants' World Series victory turned raucous and violent, with two people injured by gunfire and a third stabbed. Police got pelted with bottles as they tried to disperse crowds.

Official: At least 2 dead in Kansas airport crash

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Officials say at least two people are dead after a small plane reported losing engine power and crashed into a building at a Kansas airport.

Hawaii lava flow is slow, gentle, yet unrelenting

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Pele, the Hawaiian volcano goddess, moves gradually and persistently as she deposits lava across the Big Island of Hawaii. People in the small town lying in its path say the lava will reshape the community yard by yard as it slides toward the ocean.

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