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Daily Update on Ebola Quanrantines issued

The Summit County Health Department is issuing a daily update on the quarantine and monitoring of the Ebola situation in the area.  As of yesterday, two people are in quarantine, with a total of 37 being monitored.  It all stems from the possible exposure to the disease from Akron native Amber Vinson, a nurse who was in the Akron area and flew from Cleveland to Dallas.  Meanwhile, her family is defending her actions while in Northeast Ohio.  In a statement they said Vinson in no way was careless when she was visiting her family in Akron.  Also, over the weekend, Governor John Kasich urged the federal government to ban flights from West African countries.  Stay tuned to News/Talk 1480 WHBC for the latest on this situation.

26 Yr Old Travels To Massillon for Sex with 13 year-old

A 26-year old Canton man is in jail for apparently going to Massillon to have sex with a 13-year old girl.  Bryant McAllister of Young Ave. NE, was arrested by Massillon police around three o'clock Saturday afternoon.  The arrest took place on Lincolnway East.  He is charged with importuning, possession of criminal tools and unlawful sexual conduct with a minor.   Police have not released any other details.

Parade Float Company Building Destroyed By Fire

It took every fire department in Tuscarawas County to fight a huge fire at Creative Floats in Midvale over the weekend. The building was destroyed. Creative Floats builds parade floats and rents them out in ohio and surrounding states.  It had 69 floats this year in Ohio, Chicago, New York and Kentucky.  The owners say they will rebuild.  Meanwhile, officials don't know the cause.  The state fire marshall will arrive on scene today to investigate.  

Video Circulating Social Media Claims Stereotyping by Canton Police

In the video circulating social media Friday afternoon, Eric Graves, an African American man, videotapes during a traffic stop in Canton. He claims in the video, he was only pulled over because of stereotyping by the officers. Canton Police Chief, Bruce Lawver, says that wasn't the case. Lawver says the statement is quote "ridiculous" saying the individuals had an "antagonistic attitude." The Chief goes on to say Graves has a very extensive criminal background including a 1999 conviction of involuntary manslaughter as well as a pending felony DV, violation of protection order case. Graves was cited for marked lanes and a seatbelt violation.

North Canton Schools Employee Not Considered Ebola Risk

The North Canton City Schools employee who was thought to have ties to Amanda Vinson, is returning to work. The employee will be allowed to return to Hoover High School after Stark County Health Department officials determined the individual does not pose an exposure risk. The district announced Thursday that a staff member flew on the same airplane as the Ebola patient, from Dallas to Cleveland on Tuesday. Officials were initially cautious due to the possibility the employee flew on the same plane as Vinson did the day before. Crews sanitized the school according to CDC guidelines and the employee has been cleared and will return to work. 



Mandel not hitting road to campaign

The most unusual spectacle of this unusual election year might be the campaign of state Treasurer Josh Mandel. He is running a noncampaign campaign, using a modified “Rose Garden strategy” — maintaining what aides say is a busy office schedule while eschewing the campaign trail.

Iconic Lazarus water tower spruced up

The L-Ball recently got a polishing. Workers last week cleaned the exterior of the iconic water tower atop the Lazarus Building Downtown.

Arrests in Canton cocaine probe exceed 20

CANTON — Police and agents arrested nearly two dozen men on Friday for their alleged roles in a drug ring that included four local street gangs and more than 66 pounds of cocaine.

Backers of bottle deposits in Ohio to push petitions

A Cleveland group that wants to amend the state constitution to require deposits on bottles and other containers has been given the green light to begin circulating petitions.


Ebola fear, monitoring eases for some in Dallas

DALLAS (AP) — Ebola fears began to ease for some Monday as a monitoring period passed for those who had close contact with a victim of the disease and after a cruise ship scare ended with the boat returning to port and a lab worker on board testing negative for the virus.

Clinics recommend hospitals for Ebola testing

When a Dallas County sheriff's deputy who had entered the apartment of the first patient to die from Ebola in the U.S. started feeling ill himself, he didn't rush to the nearest hospital. He chose an urgent care clinic.

Do remains belong to missing Virginia student?

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Police blocked off roads, sifted through leaves and scoured a rural area where they found remains that could be missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham.

Michelle Knight says she now forgives kidnapper

CHARDON, Ohio (AP) — One of the three women held captive in a Cleveland home for about a decade told a crowd she has been able to forgive her kidnapper and find peace in her life.

Hawaii rides out storm, no reports of serious woes

HONOLULU (AP) — A Pacific tempest packing hurricane force winds brushed Hawaii over the weekend with heavy rain, high surf and strong winds, but the islands rode out the storm with no reports of any serious problems.

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