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Crash Slows Traffic on I-77

 I-77 traffic north of the Akron/Canton Airport was backed up for some time Friday following an accident. Summit County Sheriff's officials say the crash happened around the Lauby Road area in Green just before 8:30 Friday morning. The driver of the pickup truck apparently lost control and was thrown from the vehicle as it rolled into southbound traffic. Police say only minor injuries were reported, however traffic is moving slow as a result of the crash. 

Police Investigating Attack of 11 Year Old Boy

An investigation is underway after an 11 year old boy is attacked in Canton. Police say a group of other juveniles attacked the victim outside Clarendon Elementary School Thursday night. Reports indicate the large group hit the boy in the head with a tire pump while he was putting air in his bike tire. The boy's mother did not seek medical treatment. No one has been charged, but the report is listed as a case of felonious assault. 

Two Arrested Following Canton Raid

Two people are behind bars after police raided a home in Canton, where they found drugs and four children. It all happened Thursday afternoon at a home on Hoover Place NW. When detectives arrived they found 30 year old Jeremy Montgomery and four children. They also seized 27 grams of cocaine, other illegal drugs and a stolen gun and other illegal items. Montgomery, who has no permanent address, was arrested on several charges including cocaine trafficking and endangering children. A 31 year old woman at the house was also arrested for misdemeanor counts of endangering. 

Crews Investigate Cause of Alliance Fire

A local family is temporarily without a home after it burst into flames. Alliance firefighters were called to the home on Grant Street Thursday morning. Investigators determined the flames ignited in a second-floor bedroom, but they have not ruled on an official cause just yet. A mother and her teenage daughter were not home at the time of the fire and no firefighter injuries were reported. The local American Red Cross is helping the family with food assistance and temporary shelter. Around $2,700 in damage was done.  

Crash Closes Hartville Roadway

A local road is now open following a crash forcing the closure. Police were called Thursday morning to a two-vehicle crash on West Maple Street in Hartville. One of the vehicles ended up resting on its roof. Crews were called to the scene just after 11:00 near Edison Park and Hartville Center shopping plazas. Police are still investigating the cause fo the accident and few details have been released. No one was seriously injured.



Fires could be plus for struggling city block

Cindi Gremling’s South Side community house and ministry on Morrill Avenue offer a sanctuary for children. But the refuge is on a street that has been anything but a peaceful place. Three people were killed on that block of E. Morrill Avenue, between Parsons Avenue and Ann Street, within six months in 2007.

Lasting roadwork funding elusive

WASHINGTON — When the federal government last raised the gas tax in 1993, President Bill Clinton was in his first term, the TV show Cheers was in its last season and, in what may have become historic foreshadowing, the movie Groundhog Day was released.

Motts Military Museum opens addition to display more vets’ artifacts

The damaged, black New Testament Bible doesn’t necessarily stand out among the hundreds of weapons, uniforms, photographs and pieces of equipment inside the newest addition of the Motts Military Museum. But that Bible means everything to Stan Dillon. He’s certain it saved his life.


Streets calm a day after protest of Ohio officer's acquittal

CLEVELAND (AP) — The streets largely remained calm Sunday morning after police in riot gear made numerous arrests overnight of protesters angered by a patrolman's acquittal in the deaths of two unarmed black suspects in a barrage of police gunfire.

Missouri suspect in killing of woman, teen son is dead

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A man accused of holding his former girlfriend captive in a crate at their home in western Missouri then fatally shooting her and her teenage son, was shot and killed Saturday, authorities said.

2 people chained to Shell ship north of Seattle

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — Two people have chained themselves to a support ship that is part of Royal Dutch Shell's exploratory oil drilling plans and currently moored in Washington state.

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