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Stay Warm and Let the Kids Have Fun at KidFest

With this ongoing winter weather, get the kids out of the house for a little fun. The 1480 WHBC KidFest is today from 11 til 5 at the Canton Civic Center. Adults are $5; It's $3 for kids to get into the massive inflatable fun area.
 

Gasoline prices up, is it a Trend?

Don’t sell that oil and gas stock now. This past week saw a series of events that are pushing the price of oil back up, and some experts think we may have hit bottom. The AAA average Saturday morning for regular in Canton-Massillon this morning was $1.55, up seven-cents from yesterday.
 

APD: Snow Shoveler Wanted Drugs, Not Cash

Not everyone who wants to shovel your driveway is a “Good Samaritan”: Case in point, the man who cleaned off an elderly Akron woman’s drive and sidewalk on Thursday. City police say the man came back 4 hours later, got in, and grabbed the victim’s medication. Akron police have this suspect description: A black male, around 45 years old, 6 feet tall and about 205 pounds.

 

More Snow and Cold: It Must Be Winter

.8 inches of snow at the Akron Canton Airport overnight Friday through Saturday, but some locations report more. It left roads slippery Saturday morning. And we could get another inch or two during the day Saturday says AccuWeather. But the biggest issue is the cold: There's a wind chill advisory up for all area counties til 10 a.m. Sunday. The AccuWeather  "Real Feel" will be around -10 Saturday.
 

Presidents Day Activities at McKinley Museum

There are only 40-some cities in the country that can truly celebrate Presidents Day, and Canton is one of them. The McKinley Presidential Library and Museum has activities throughout the day, revolving around the city’s own William McKinley. There’s a presidential meet and greet at 12noon and 2 p.m. on Monday. The museum also offers a pizza lunch from 11 til 1 on Monday. Regular admission is being charged at the museum. There's more at the museum website.
 

"Young at Heart" is Valentine's Symphony Theme

The theme for the Valentine’s Night MasterWorks concert by the Canton Symphony Orchestra is “Young at Heart”, and it’ll be evident in more than just the musical selections. The Youth Symphony Advanced Orchestra will perform with the Symphony’s professional musicians Sunday night; so will Julliard School student and Canton native William Shaub. Showtime is 7:30 Sunday night. Tickets are $25 to $45. There's more at the symphony website. Tickets are also available at the door.

ODH Reports Two More Zika Virus Cases

There are now four cases of the Zika virus in Ohio. The Ohio Department of Health has reported the third case in a 56 year old Butler County woman returning from Guyana and the fourth in a 60 year old Licking County man returning from Haiti. The first two cases involve a 30 year old Cleveland woman and a 21 year old Stark County man, both returning from Haiti. Health officials say the virus is only transmitted through the bite of an infected mosquito and is most dangerous to pregnant women. 
 

Budd Story Inspires Changes in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Senator Gene Yaw is pushing legislation to require protective bridge fencing. The move comes following the July 2014, incident involving former Perry Local teacher, Sharon Budd. A group of teens threw  rock from a bridge and it crashed through her windshield, nearly killing her. The proposal also follows a similar move by the Ohio Department of Transportation last month. 

Max & Erma's to Auction off Items

The Max & Erma's near Belden Village Mall is closing and everything inside will be for sale.   Ed Ouellette with biddergy.com. He says there will be more than just restaurant equipment up for grabs.   The online auction will run from 8-8 February 18th via biddergy.com. 

Canton Man Sentenced in Child Porn Case

A Canton man is heading to prison for more than a decade for having child pornography. 29 year old James Kovac III pleaded guilty in August to charges accusing him of receiving and distributing computer files containing child porn. Images were also found on his laptop computer. He'll spend the next 12 years in prison and will participate in drug and mental health treatment programs. 

Massillon Man Charged in Child Porn Case

A Massillon man is heading to prison for producing child pornography. 55 year old Gregory Mays pleaded guilty in July to charges. In the summer of 2013 Mays induced and coerced a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct. Investigators found images and videos of an girl under 18 on his cell phone. He'll spend the next 17 years in prison. 

Multiple Fires at Canton Restaurant Ruled Accidental

Two fires at an iconic Canton restaurant have been ruled accidental.  Fire Captain Derek Page. The first blaze at Baker's Cafe 33 was around 12:30 Sunday afternoon. Then flames returned around 10:00 that night.  The business was ruled a complete loss. No one was hurt.
 

Local Student Prevents Potentially Violent Situation

A GlenOak High School student's willingness to speak up may have prevented a violent situation a the school Friday. Schools Superintendent Brent May says a student reported hearing two other students make threats towards the school and reported it to the administration.  May says it's all thanks to the student who made decision to speak up.   There's no word on if any charges will be filed against the students who made the threats. 
 

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