Step by step plans continue to move forward in the future of the former Hoover District. Erick Bowles with the city of North Canton says following a public meeting last week with developers, the Planning Commission wanted more information on the screening and the parking plans and will likely hold a meeting to discuss those items in September. Bowles says there is still a lot of planning to be done, but he says it's expected workers will be out to start tearing down the structure at the property within the next 60 days.
Have you ever thought about getting your kids fingerprinted? If it's something you're interested in, Stark County Sheriff, George Maier says they are offering free fingerprinting for your children as part of the COMPUKID program on August 9th. Maier says unfortunately there are situations in which a child runs away or is taken and this program would provide parents and law enforcement valuable information that can be used to track down a missing child. He says officials will offer the free service at the Jackson Township and Massillon Target stores on August 9th. For more information you can contact the Stark County Sheriff's Office.
A Massillon man is in jail after police say he planned to have sex with a 13 year old girl. Officers arrested 29 year old Brian O'Conner Friday afternoon after he was arranging to meet a minor. O'Conner had been emailing an undercover officer posing as the mother of a 13 year old. Officials say O'Conner was trying to have sex with the young girl and walked to an agreed location. Police say he arrived with condoms, a knife, marijuana and the cellphone he'd been using to communicate with the undercover officer. He was arrested on a charge of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor.
It was a competitive job position in Canton sought by people across the country, and it's all happening Tuesday. President and CEO of ArtsinStark, Rob Hankins, says the installation of the "Birth of the NFL" sculpture begins Tuesday and says the piece is the first of 11 that will be created in Canton by 2020, the year the NFL will celebrate it's 100th birthday. He says each piece will be within in walking distance of one another as a tourist attraction across Downtown Canton.
The search continues for one of two suspects police believe are connected to a recent murder. Canton police say they are still searching for 18 year old Xavire Cobb of Canton. Cobb is wanted for his connection in the early morning shooting death of 24 year old Zebulin Schoolcraft in Canton early Friday morning. Police believe Schoolcraft was shot and killed during an argument after an accident that took place on Vine Road SW. 20 year old Alex Drescher of Canton was arrested Sunday for his alleged involvement in Schoolcraf's murder.