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Human Trafficking to be Discussed in Canal Fulton

Canal Fulton is hosting an event focusing on Human Trafficking. Betty Spencer will give a presentation on the issue in Ohio. She will offer invormation on how to stop it. It's all happening at 7:00 Monday night at the Canal Fulton United Methodist Church on Cherry Street. 

Negotiations Continue to Keep Company in Canton

The City of Canton continues work to keep Nationwide Insurance in the city and save local jobs. "One of the things we ask is 'what will it take' you know 'what do you need?" Mayor William Healy says this isn't the first time the city has negotiated with companies ready to leave the city. "Dietroit Diesol about four or five years ago announced that they were leaving town. We brought in the Congressman, we brought in some state officials. We communicated with them our desire and interest to keep them here." Detroit Diesel is still in the city today and Healy says they will fight for Nationwide just the same.  Nationwide announced plans to close the Canton branch in the next 5 years, impacting hundreds of workers. 

Thomas Cotton Guilty in Hartville Explosion

The man charged in an explosion in Harville early last year is found guilty.  Thomas Cotton pleaded no contest to several charges, but the court found him guily. Stark County Prosecutors say Cotton was making homemade fireworks in his garage last year. He caused an explosion that rocked the El Camino Circle nieghborhood.  Cotton's presentencing hearing is set for April 22nd. He faces up to 8 years in prison if convicted. 

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