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Fighting Against Hunger in Stark County

A new report on hunger in Ohio shows that one our of every 6 residents of the state are dealing with hunger issues. It also shows that those who are searching for food are using unhealthy alternatives to fill the gap in meals. That was revealed in the survey done by Feeding America.  It also showed that about 2 million Ohioans have recieved food assistance this year. That's a 40-percent increase from 20-10.
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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

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 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.

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