A kick-off to the Pro Football HOF festivities like no other. Friday afternoon the streets of Downtown Canton were packed full as the "Birth of the NFL" sculpture was revealed for the first time. Commissioner of the National Football League, Roger Goodell recognized the meaning behind the sculpture, representing the beginning of football as we know it today, 95 years ago. The sculpture created by Michael Clapper, is the first of 11 pieces expected to be constructed throughout Canton. Officials with ArtsinStark say they will all be placed within walking distance of each other to act as a tourist attraction and the final piece is expected to be completed in 2020, when the NFL celebrates it's 100th birthday.
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A county judge rules that McDonalds cannot resume building in Plain Township. Stark County Common Pleas Judge Kristin Farmer ruled Thursday the restaurant cannont continue building on the northeast corner of Market Avenue N and Grove Street NE. Officials say her order remains valid until the 5th District Court of Appeals decides whether the township's conditional-use permits are valid. An attorney representing neighbors opposing the construction looked to Judge Farmer to intervene.
Ohio Stateâs preseason camp will start Monday with a practice for freshmen in the morning and the rest of the team in the afternoon at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. All players are due to report Sunday afternoon.
Columbus City Schools Superintendent Dan Good suspended the districtâs director of technology on Tuesday after The Dispatch asked whether she broke district rules by dating a state investigator who was examining district data-rigging. The district assigned Michele VanDyke to home with pay âpending an investigation of an allegation of a potential conflict of interest.â
The Three Little Pigs werenât anywhere in sight at the Ohio State Fair this afternoon, but plenty of huffing and puffing was going on as contestants lined up for a bubble-gum blowing contest. The event continues till 4 p.m., with prizes to be awarded in two age groups.
When obese people need emergency care, routine ambulance runs can become complex and dangerous for both the patient and medics. Additional workers are needed to lift patients and get them into an ambulance. And those doing the lifting and maneuvering the gurney risk back injuries and muscle strains.