Traffic may be slowed at times both Friday and Saturday along Walnut Road in Massillon as electric crews are busy upgrading power lines and poles in that area. The work will continue through Saturday starting at Duncan Street Southwest and going to 16th Street. But, no road closures are expected because of the work. A small section of 16th Street at Walnut may be closed at times today when wires are pulled, but the street will not be closed all day.
The Perry Township Fire Department was called on to help evacuate workers at the RCW Industrial Solutions plant located in the 4800 block of Southway Street Southwest Thursday afternoon. Authorities say a hose ruptured on an acetylene tank which caused the flames to start. Firefighters moved quickly in shutting off a valve on the tank, which stopped the fire. Damage from the fire was described as minimal. About 20 workers had to be evacuated from the plant.
The Stark County Sheriff's Department is investigating a two-vehicle accident on Osnaburg Township that claimed the life of a Louisville man. The accident took place near the intersection of Georgetown Road and Broadway Avenue around 6:30 last night. Authorities say that a vehicle heading east on Georgetown drove off the south edge of the road and went back across the roadway into the westbound lane and struck a vehicle. The driver of the vehicle that was heading east on Georgetown, 48-year old Ernest Simmons of Louisville died at the scene as a result of his injuries. The driver and passenger of the other vehicle were transported to Aultman Hospital, were treated and released.