Two people taken to the hospital following a crash in Massillon will be okay. Officials with the Massillon Police Department says the crash happened just after 9:00 Tuesday morning at State Route 21 and Lake Avenue. 18 year old Bridget Jones of Akron was cited for failure to control. Neither Jones or the driver of the other vehicle, 42 year old Michelle Howard of Massillon were seriously injured.
In a 3 - 2 vote by the North Canton School Board on Wednesday night, Todd Blackledge was approved as the new boys head basketball coach of the Hoover Vikings. Julie Cross and Bruce Hunt were the "no" votes. Blackledge will take over the program immediately.
Sheriff's deputies are working hard to try and figure out who shot and killed two horses in Canton Township. Stark County Sheriff, George Maier, says they have been investigating the situation since the horses were found Monday in a field along Central Avenue SE. One of the horses was a therapy horse for a girl with autism. The Mustang-Arabian mix named Ebony belonged to a 19-year-old girl, a child with autism. Also killed was an Appaloosa named Peaches that belonged to 16-year-old Monica Townsend. Deputies recovered bullet casings nearby and a veterinarian was expected to remove the bullets from the deceased horses to help with the investigation. In the meantime, an organization called ‘Peace for Pets’ was offering a $1,000 reward as of Wednesday for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible. Anyone with information is asked to call the Stark County Sheriff’s Office at 330-430-3800.
The collective bargaining agreement is passed for the Stark County Sheriff's Department. County Commissioner, Janet Creighton says the decision to pass that contract today was unanimous. The contract passed is for three years with a 3 percent raise for deputies in the first year, 2 percent in the second and 3 percent in the third.