The Stark County unemployment rate for March is down when compared with figures from February. But, that piece of good news is tempered somewhat. The jobless rate last month in Stark County was 6.3%, compared with 7% in February and 7.9% in March 2013. The size of the workforce in Stark County last month was nearly 184,000. In February, the workforce in the county was estimated at 185,600. The State of Ohio says the number of Stark County workers without a job last month was 11,600.
Canton City Council members are looking at hiring a consultant to develop a comprehensive plan for the city's future at a cost of $350,000. The plan would address the direction the city should take. One of the Council members in favor of the idea is Ward 8 councilman Edmond Mack. Appearing on Tuesday's Ron Ponder Show, Councilman Mack said it is important to have a comprehensive plan in place. It's believed the last comprehensive plan the city of Canton had was back in the 1960s.
A Gahanna nursing home that has been plagued by resident-on-resident assaults has until mid-May to stop the violence or lose its license. State health officials notified Bon-Ing Care and Rehabilitation last week that inspectors had found several problems that placed the safety of its residents in âreal and present danger.â
A 16-year-old boy accused of fatally stabbing a female jogger in a park near her Blendon Township house will plead guilty in adult court and be sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 18 years. At a hearing today in Franklin County Juvenile Court, Jordan T. Stewart agreed to have his case transferred to adult court as part of a plea agreement with prosecutors.
ONTARIO, Ohio (AP) â Police are trying to identify a woman who took a stuffed animal from an Ohio boyâs gravesite after other toys and solar nightlights were stolen from there. On Saturday, the childâs family left a stuffed yellow duck for Easter at a cemetery in Ontario, near Mansfield. Surveillance video taken hours later shows a woman pick up the duck, look around and walk away.
This ceremony, it was supposed to be about Stan Wielezynski. But he didnât even get to sit at the head table of his own restaurant last night, as a French dignitary put a medal upon his chest. And he wouldnât have had it any other way.