Would you like to honor your personal hero this weekend? For a second consecutive year, the Jackson Rotary along with the Jackson Chamber of Commerce, the Police and Fire Department are sponsoring "Field of Honor, Field of Heroes". 1300 American Flags will be flown at the corner of Fulton and Wales. Jackson Rotary President-elect Jim Ondrus talks about the event. Friday morning workers will begin putting up the flags. You can visit the display 24/7 through the Memorial Day weekend on the grounds of the Jackson Safety Center. For more information, visit jacksonrotaryfoundation-dot-com
A number of Stark County Law Enforcement agencies are cooperating in a national effort to reminder drivers to Buckle Up when they get behind the wheel. Sergeant Leo Shirkey with the Canton Post of the State Patrol says they are assisting in the "Click It or Ticket" campaign. Sergeant Shirkey says not wearing a seat belt is considered a secondary violation. That means police must stop a motorist for another violation before writing a citation for not wearing a seat belt.
Less than three weeks after a Franklin County jury failed to reach a verdict in his murder trial, Rashaid Roberts has avoided a retrial by admitting to a shooting death on Easter 2011.
Columbus City Schools will keep their own internal auditing department even though Mayor Michael B. Coleman’s education commission recommended it be replaced by an independent auditor, the school board president said.
A local man who sent a letter threatening to assassinate President Barack Obama has been charged with a federal count of threatening the president. The letter’s contents are in a criminal complaint filed by a Secret Service agent yesterday in U.S. District Court in Columbus. The charge carries a maximum prison sentence of five years.
Felix Hoover dabbled in jobs far afield from reporting, but he always returned to what he loved: journalism. The retired longtime Dispatch reporter died yesterday of cancer at the age of 63.