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Budd Story Inspires Changes in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Senator Gene Yaw is pushing legislation to require protective bridge fencing. The move comes following the July 2014, incident involving former Perry Local teacher, Sharon Budd. A group of teens threw  rock from a bridge and it crashed through her windshield, nearly killing her. The proposal also follows a similar move by the Ohio Department of Transportation last month. 

Max & Erma's to Auction off Items

The Max & Erma's near Belden Village Mall is closing and everything inside will be for sale.   Ed Ouellette with He says there will be more than just restaurant equipment up for grabs.   The online auction will run from 8-8 February 18th via 

Canton Man Sentenced in Child Porn Case

A Canton man is heading to prison for more than a decade for having child pornography. 29 year old James Kovac III pleaded guilty in August to charges accusing him of receiving and distributing computer files containing child porn. Images were also found on his laptop computer. He'll spend the next 12 years in prison and will participate in drug and mental health treatment programs. 

Massillon Man Charged in Child Porn Case

A Massillon man is heading to prison for producing child pornography. 55 year old Gregory Mays pleaded guilty in July to charges. In the summer of 2013 Mays induced and coerced a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct. Investigators found images and videos of an girl under 18 on his cell phone. He'll spend the next 17 years in prison. 

Multiple Fires at Canton Restaurant Ruled Accidental

Two fires at an iconic Canton restaurant have been ruled accidental.  Fire Captain Derek Page. The first blaze at Baker's Cafe 33 was around 12:30 Sunday afternoon. Then flames returned around 10:00 that night.  The business was ruled a complete loss. No one was hurt.

Local Student Prevents Potentially Violent Situation

A GlenOak High School student's willingness to speak up may have prevented a violent situation a the school Friday. Schools Superintendent Brent May says a student reported hearing two other students make threats towards the school and reported it to the administration.  May says it's all thanks to the student who made decision to speak up.   There's no word on if any charges will be filed against the students who made the threats. 

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