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Man Arrested on Attempted Rape, Other Charges

Local police arrested a local man on attempted rape charges early Saturday morning. Jackson Township police say Dimitrius Laury broke into a home in the 7600 block of Aramis Street NW early Monday morning, where they say he tried to sexually assault an elderly female. He's also a suspect in another break-in. Laury was arrested at a house in the 2200 block of Winfield Way NE in Canton at about 12:30 a.m.
 

Dogwood Pool Opening Delayed

Hoping to take a dip and cool off in the Dogwood Pool in North Canton today? Afraid not. The city says "unforeseen circumstances" prevent the pool from opening on time this summer. The North Canton YMCA is allowing Dogwood members access to the pools at the North Canton Community Building this weekend. Here's a link to more information.

Hall Of Fame Hotel Design Released

The Pro Football Hall of Fame has released the design of the hotel to be constructed at the Hall of Fame Village site. The 243-room hotel has spira;ling football design, according to Pete Fierle with the Hall. Construction starts in September.

Dragan Sekulic Guilty, Sentenced to Life

The jury has quickly rendered a verdict in the Dragan Sekulic trial, and the 38-year-old has been sentenced. The 6 men and 6 women came back late Friday morning with a guilty verdict to the charge of aggravated murder. After a short break, Judge Kristin Farmer then sentenced Sekulic to life in prison without parole plus 14 years. Sekulic is accused of gunning down his ex-wife Zeljka in the parking lot of the nursing home she worked at in Meyers Lake.
 

Memorial Day Forecast: Nice and Warm

The unofficial beginning of summer is being accompanied by: Summer weather. AccuWeather says highs will be in the low and mid 80s through the weekend. There is the chance for an afternoon or evening shower or thunderstorm through Sunday; Memorial Day looks to be dry. Normal highs for this time of year are in the low 70s.
 

Stark State Offering Gaming, Sports Management Degrees

Stark State College is introducing two new degrees that make a lot of sense for the region's economy. The business management two-year degrees are in Gaming Management and Sports Management. Dan Fuline Jr with the school says with the state's casinos and the Hall of Fame expansion, these degrees can provide entry-level jobs right here at home. Here's a link to more information.
 

Many Memorial Day Travelers are Flying

It's a busy weekend for air travel as well, with most flights in and out of Akron Canton Airport full. Christy Van Auken with the airport says the TSA lines are manageable, just give yourself 90-minutes before departing time if you have a lot of luggage; 60-minutes if you have just carry-ons. Even Cleveland Hopkins at last report had no real issues with long lines.
 

ODOT Says Drive Carefully This Weekend

ODOT reminds you that it's a "Click It or Ticket" holiday weekend. They say Memorial Day has been the second-deadliest holiday weekend the last five years. As you've seen on those portable traffic signs, over 340 Ohioans have been killed in traffic accidents so far this year; nearly a third of the victims were NOT wearing seat belts.
 

DORA Coming to Canton on June 3

The Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area in downtown Canton kicks in on Friday June 3rd. The official kickoff is at 6 p.m. at the Buzzbin on Cleveland Ave. NW during the Canton First Friday eventCouncil voted to permit outdoor consumption of alcohol in the designated downtown and arts district area last month.

Rep Shuring: Medical Marijuana in Place in Under 2 Years

The chair of the state Medical Marijuana Task Force thinks the mechanism needed to allow physicians to prescribe marijuana for their patients in Ohio will be in place in less than two years. State Rep Kirk Schuring says the rules that will guide the process will be written in 240 days. The Medical Marijuana bill passed the House and Senate this week; Schuring says the governor will sign it.
 

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