It's been a heated legal battle over the last several months in terms of who would and should be Stark County Sheriff. George Maier initially named by the Stark County Democratic Party Central Committee after the passing of Sheriff Elect Mike McDonald. Then Tim Swanson filing suit regarding Maier's lack of qualifications for the job, and the Supreme court agreed and removed Maier as sheriff, then ruled later the committee could consider him again. Last night, it was Maier who took the victory.Throughout the back and fourth though, Swanson says, it's just been business. Swanson says he does plan to meet with his attorney to talk about pursuing further legal action. Maier was sworn in as Sheriff last night by Judge Elum at Smiley's in Massillon, and as of now, he is expected to head back to the sheriff's office sometime today.
The Canton City School District is ready to begin Phase Two of the Brighter Tomorrow Plan. The District has scheduled a series of neighborhood meetings to inform parents of elementary school students about which school their child will attend next year. Instead of 14 elementary buildings teaching students in grades K through 5, seven buildings will be designated for students in K-through second grade. The other seven buildings will service students in grades three, four and five. Today's meeting will be at 5 o'clock at Allen Elementary School and its for students at Allen and Belden. Friday's meeting will at 6 o'clock at Worley for students attending Mason and Worley.