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Record Travel Numbers Predicted this Holiday Weekend

The highest Labor Day travel volume since 2008 is expected this weekend.  Kimberly Schwind says this is likely due to an overall improving economy.  Schwind adds that people are also spending more on their vacations with a 50 percent increase in Labor Day weekend bookings to all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean, specifically Cancun, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic, over 2014.

A Permanent Home for Hazmat

After more than 30 years, the Stark County HAZMAT team is getting a permanent home.  Jackson Twp Fire Chief and chairman of the HAZMAT team's executive board, Tracy Hogue says the new location on Gross Avenue NE will help keep everything more organized and efficient.  There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony at the former Habitat for Humanity 10,000 square foot warehouse Tuesday morning at 9:00. 

Four Hosipitalized by North Canton Chemical Reaction

Four people are in the hosptial after a chemical reaction at the North Canton Water Treatment Plant.  Jackson Fire Chief Tracy Hogue says it all happened at the facility on Freedom Avenue NW around 8:00 Monday morning.  Non essential traffic is also being asked to stay away from the plant and reports indicate there are officials on scene to try and redirect motorists. 

Man Critically Injured in Summit County Motorcycle Crash

A motorcycle crash late Sunday night has sent a man to the hospital in serious condition. Summit County Sheriff's officials say the 52-year old man lost control of his bike and flew off the roadway.  He was wearing a helmet and police say speed may have played a part in the crash. It happened in Green on Myersville Road near Superior Drive around Midnight.  The man's name has not yet been released.

Canton Fire Laves Man Homeless

A fire in Canton early Sunday morning has left a local man homeless. Fire officials say they don't yet know the cause of the fire on Plymouth Court, NW.  It happened around 8:30 when smoke was coming from the second floor.  It did a small amount of damage and took them about two hours to put it out.

Teen Sentenced in Canal Fulton Fire

A Canal Fulton teen will spend more than a year and a half behind bars for setting a local business on fire. 19 year old Victor Murillo was indicted earlier this month on arson charges stemming from the July blaze at Canal Grille on S. Locust Street in Canal Fulton. Prosecutors say Murillo had worked at the restaurant for about a year before being fired. A police officer spotted smoke coming from the building and was able to put out the flames before too much damage was done. No one was injured.  Murillo was sentenced to 18 months in prison. 

Long-time Massillon Booster Junie Studer Passes

Long-time Massillon Tiger booster Junie Studer has died. Calling hours for Studer will be tomorrow from 5 to 8 p.m. at Paquelet Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday morning at 10 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Massillon. Chris Spielman joined Canton's Morning News and spoke of his memories of Junie.   Junie Studer passed away on Saturday. Photo, courtesy of MassillonTigersCyberReview, shows Studer, center, at the Junie and Dolores Studer Library of Tiger Football History. (CLICK ARROW FOR SOUND)

Credit Report Inaccuracies Draw Ire of Ohioans

Ohioans have been filing more complaints about inaccuracies in their credit reports that range from annoying to costly. The number of complaints filed by state residents with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau during the last three months increased 14 percent compared with the same period last year. There was an average of 730 complaints per month from May through July. That's up from an average of 643 per month during the same period last year. Most of the complaints concern inaccurate information on people's credit reports. Officials say the bureau is working to ensure that credit reports are fair.

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