A Plain Twp man who tried to run over police and threatened a woman with a meat cleaver is heading to prison. 43 year old Alan Lockard pleaded guilty to several charges including felonious assault stemming from the incident in September. Lockard led police on a chase in the 13th Street and Shorb Avenue NW area in Canton. Lockard also attempted to run over a Canton officer with a vehicle according to records. Police had been called by a woman who reported Lockard, who she did not know, was urinating in her back hard and threatened her with the meat cleaver. Lockard was sentenced to four and a half years behind bars and ordered to pay restitution to the Canton Police Department and a $525 fine. In court Lockard said "I'm very thankful that the police didn't shoot me."
Thousands of Ohio hunters are stocking up on venison after just the first day of deer-gun season. The season opened Monday with more than 22,000 deer harvested. The season remains open through Sunday, December 6th. Until recently, deer populations in nearly all of Ohio's counties were well above goal. In the last few years, through increased antlerless harvests, most counties are now at or near goal. Therefore bag limits were reduced this year and antlerless permit use has been eliminated for this season.
The Pro Football Hall of Fame is announcing Crestline Hotels & Resorts LLC as a major partner in the HOF Village project. The company, which is one of the nation's leading and largest independent hospitality management agencies, will co-develop and manage the hotel and conference center in the village. The agency is expected to announce a national flag for the estimated $100 million luxury hotel and conference center in the coming months. Hall officials described the hotel project as "a key anchor" to the $500 million Hall of Fame Village development which broke ground in September. Hall of Famer Bruce Smith will also join the partnership for the four-star property expected to open in the summer of 2018.
He met with Canton City Council last night and with Canton's Morning News with Pam Cook and Gary Rivers this morning. ► And when Mayor-Elect Tom Bernabei takes over effective January 1, 2016, his cabinet members will be the same people who served Mayor William Healy, but with one change. ► Deputy Mayor Fonda WIlliams will become the city's development director and focus on projects like the Hall of Fame Village and the proposed comprehensive plan. ► When asked about his service as Stark County Commissioner, Bernabei told CMN it will involve the county budget. ► (CLICK ARROWS FOR SOUND)
There will be no school in the Perry Local Schools and at Canton Central Catholic this Friday. Officials say they canceled classes to allow students and families to attend the state championship game of their teams in Columbus. Central plays at 10am Friday and Perry at 8pm Friday night. You can hear both games on News-Talk 1480 WHBC.