The 2016 Pro Football Hall of Fame Class has been named. Coming to Canton this year are Brett Favre, Tony Dungy, Kevin Greene, Orlando Pace, Ed DeBartolo Jr., Ken Stabler, Marvin Harrison and Dick Stanfel. The group will be enshrined into the hall on August 6th.
Canton Firefighters are investigating a fire that destroyed a house on Shorb Avenue, NW yesterday. Officials say the fire started in the home in the 900 block around 4:30pm. The house will be demolished. Damage is estimated at $55,000. No one was home at the time. It is believed the family pets...a dog and two cats, died in the fire.
Massillon has a new community development director. Barb Sylvester was named to the post Friday morning. She will be in charge of community block grant dollars and searching for city projects where those dollars can be spent. Nine people were interviewed for the position. Sylvester replaces Larry Marcus, who was not retained by the mayor for the new term. She will be paid roughly $57,800.
A man was fatally shot by Columbus police early Sunday on the Hilltop. Marese V. Collins, 23, was shot multiple times behind a house in the 500 block of Whitethorne Avenue after he refused to drop a gun he was carrying, police said. The shooting occurred around 12:30 a.m.
The theft of a credit card is the crime of the week in the Crime Stoppers program.
The wedding of Robyn Peterson and Victor Ricks had a hitch, after all. An investigation of suspected misconduct by Ricks, at the time the manager of Alum Creek State Park in Delaware County, uncovered a stash of correspondence with his wife-to-be, a Department of Youth Services employee.