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Birth of the NFL Sculpture is Revealed

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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Construction of Local Restaurant Halted by Court Order

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.

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Ohio State football preseason camp schedule released

Ohio State’s 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 schools suspends tech director who dated investigator

Columbus City Schools Superintendent Dan Good suspended the district’s 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 “pending an investigation of an allegation of a potential conflict of interest.”

State fair offers bubble-blowing challenge

The Three Little Pigs weren’t 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.

Delaware County buys special ambulance for obese patients

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.

NATIONAL NEWS

Americans with Ebola returning to US for treatment

NEW YORK (AP) — Two American aid workers seriously ill with Ebola will be brought from West Africa to Atlanta for treatment in one of the most tightly sealed isolation units in the country, officials said Friday.

AP-GfK poll: Public ready to close book on 2 wars

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three in four Americans think history will judge the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as failures, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll that shows that about the same percentage think it was right to pull forces from the two countries.

Doctors: Stabbing suspect sees fictional beings

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — One of two preteens accused of stabbing a classmate 19 times to please a fictional horror character was ordered Friday to receive treatment rather than stand trial, based on doctors' testimony that she claims to see and have conversations with things others cannot — including unicorns and a Harry Potter villain.

Denver fair's bong, edible contests celebrate pot

DENVER (AP) — Marijuana joined roses and dahlias Friday in blue ribbon events at the nation's first county fair to allow pot competitions.

Rep. Cantor to resign from House seat in August

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — After a stunning primary election loss, former Majority Leader Eric Cantor said Friday that he will resign his seat in the House months earlier than expected.

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