A National Transportation Safety Board report says the pilot of a small plane was trying to return Cuyahoga County Airport last week when the aircraft plummeted to the ground, killing all four college students aboard. The preliminary report says the pilot told the controller he was not climbing fast and asked for permission to make a left turn. The controller says the plane appears to have crashed after the pilot began turning. The four men were students at Case Western Reserve University. Among those who died in the crash was 20-year old Lucas Marcelli of Massillon.
Ohio motorists are paying more for gasoline coming out of the long holiday weekend. A gallon of regular gas is averaging $3.51 in today's survey from the Triple-A. That's up about a dime from a week ago, and it's a few cents more than last month at this time. The Ohio average is higher than the national average, which is $3.43. Analysts expect prices to stay lower if refinery production remains strong and unexpected problems don't increase oil prices.
At tonight's meeting, members of Massillon City Council get a first look at plan to obtain funding for the resurfacing of 17the Street. City officials hope to submit applications to the Ohio Public Works Commission to obtain state funding for the project by the end of the year if City Council members give their OK. Also at the meeting, Council members in Massillon will give second reading to an ordinance that calls for the lease and/or purchase of two new cruisers for the Police Department. Earlier this year, Massillon Police took possession of two 2014 Police cruisers.