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Human Trafficking to be Discussed in Canal Fulton

Canal Fulton is hosting an event focusing on Human Trafficking. Betty Spencer will give a presentation on the issue in Ohio. She will offer invormation on how to stop it. It's all happening at 7:00 Monday night at the Canal Fulton United Methodist Church on Cherry Street. 
 

Negotiations Continue to Keep Company in Canton

The City of Canton continues work to keep Nationwide Insurance in the city and save local jobs. "One of the things we ask is 'what will it take' you know 'what do you need?" Mayor William Healy says this isn't the first time the city has negotiated with companies ready to leave the city. "Dietroit Diesol about four or five years ago announced that they were leaving town. We brought in the Congressman, we brought in some state officials. We communicated with them our desire and interest to keep them here." Detroit Diesel is still in the city today and Healy says they will fight for Nationwide just the same.  Nationwide announced plans to close the Canton branch in the next 5 years, impacting hundreds of workers. 
 

Thomas Cotton Guilty in Hartville Explosion

The man charged in an explosion in Harville early last year is found guilty.  Thomas Cotton pleaded no contest to several charges, but the court found him guily. Stark County Prosecutors say Cotton was making homemade fireworks in his garage last year. He caused an explosion that rocked the El Camino Circle nieghborhood.  Cotton's presentencing hearing is set for April 22nd. He faces up to 8 years in prison if convicted. 
 

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Portman fires up GOP, says Strickland is ‘past’

Sen. Rob Portman said last night that his potential matchup against Ted Strickland for a Senate seat would be a battle of new versus old. That might sound familiar because it is the crux of the Democratic primary fight between P.G. Sittenfeld, 30, a Cincinnati City Council member, and Strickland, 73, Ohio’s former governor.

The Inside Story | Benjamin J. Marrison: Placement of stories a subjective endeavor

Wednesday’s front page featured a story reporting that airline fees had more than quadrupled between 2007 and 2013. Quadrupled. From $1.4 billion to $6.2 billion. That’s billion with a “b.” That story, by business Reporter Steve Wartenberg, is the kind of coverage I like to see because it represents our mission to watch out for you. That is what good newspapers do, in my opinion.

Bakken oil trains roll across Columbus

Almost 1.4 million Ohioans live within a half-mile of railroad lines where some of the most-volatile crude oil in North America rolls by each week, a Dispatch analysis has found. Those people, about 12 percent of the state’s population, are at risk of being forced from their homes should a train hauling crude oil from the Bakken shale fields of North Dakota run off the tracks.

NATIONAL NEWS

Indiana governor: New law 'not about discrimination'

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence defended the new state law that's garnered widespread criticism over concerns it could foster discrimination and said Sunday it wasn't a mistake to have enacted it.

Drownings along Rio Grande spike after enforcement surge

MISSION, Texas (AP) — A U.S. surveillance helicopter hovering over the Rio Grande spots a body floating near a muddy bank on the Mexican side of the river.

Utility found 'hazardous situation' months before NYC blast

NEW YORK (AP) — More than seven months before an explosion and fire leveled three apartment buildings in Manhattan's East Village, utility workers discovered that the gas line to a restaurant in one of them had been illegally tapped, creating a hazardous situation, according to the company.

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