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Canton 2016 - Big Changes Anticipated

Big changes are anticipated in 2016 in the city of Canton.  City Councilman Thomas West says he's looking forward to working with Mayor-Elect Tom Bernabie and the new administration.  Bernabie will replace Mayor William Healy at the first of the year. As for Bernabei's replacement as Stark County Commissioner, Commissioner Janet Creighton says there's still work to be done.   (CLICK ARROWS FOR SOUND)

Ohio Residents Want To Fly to . . .

Florida is the top out-of-state destination for Ohio residents who are flying somewhere for the holidays. The analysis of thousands of airline ticket purchases found that the Sunshine State is the top choice for air travelers from Ohio at both Thanksgiving and Christmas. At Thanksgiving, the next most popular destinations for Ohioans traveling by air are Texas, California and New York, in that order. Over the Christmas holidays, Florida is followed by locations in California, Asia and South America. The data collected from the travel website Priceline-dot-com.

Ohio Statehouse Tightens Security Starting Monday

Security procedures are increasing at the Ohio Statehouse next week.The State Highway Patrol says beginning Monday, visitors to the public building must pass through a metal detector. Troopers will continue to inspect bags and purses, but backpacks will be prohibited. Patrol spokesman Lt. Craig Cvetan said Wednesday that in light of the recent Paris attacks, the patrol revisited the building's security procedures with legislative leaders, the governor and the board that oversees the Statehouse. They determined measures should be strengthened to ensure people's safety. The patrol says it's also limiting entry to the building to two street-level entrances. People could still enter through the underground parking garage, but the building's High Street entrance will be closed. More than 200,000 people visit the capitol annually, and hundreds work there.

Suarez Request for Vacating Sentence Denied

A federal judge has refused to throw out the prison sentence of an Ohio telemarketing millionaire who was convicted of witness tampering but acquitted on charges related to campaign contributions made by employees, relatives and others. 74-year-old Benjamin Suarez has served most of his 15-month sentence at a minimum-security facility in West Virginia.  Suarez sought to have his sentence vacated, arguing he had ineffective legal counsel. That motion was denied this week by a judge in Cleveland who concluded documentation and testimony in the case contradicts the businessman's arguments.  Suarez ran Suarez Corporation Industries in North Canton.

North Canton Man Falsely Claims He Had Cancer, Gets 60 Days

The North Canton man accused of faking cancer to steal money from people was sentenced to 60 days in jail Wednesday. William Treacle had pleaded guilty earlier this month to grand theft charges. He must also pay around $20,000 in restitution. North Canton police say several individuals as well as St Peter Catholic Church were among the victims. One victim gave $10,000; a fundraiser netted nearly $5,000. If you think you may be a victim as well, call the Stark County Prosecutor's Office at 330 451-7097.

Mirror Lake Jump Expected To End With Death of Student

It looks like the traditional Mirror Lake Jump at The Ohio State University during Michigan Week will be a thing of the past. This after third-year student Austin Singletary of Dayton died this morning at the hospital; he was pulled from the lake at around 12:20 during the annual event. The university in a statement called this a "terrible tragedy", saying it's definitely off the schedule next year.

Man Appeals Sentence in Budd Rock-Throwing Case

The man who threw a rock from a Pennsylvania overpass critically injuring a Perry Local school teacher is fighting for a lesser sentence.   Randy Budd's wife Sharon was critically injured when that rock crashed through her windshield. Budd says Sharon got a life sentence and Lahr already got off easy.  Dylan Lahr, one of four charged in the incident, is now appealing his 4 1/2 year sentence. 

Massillon Grad and Soap Star David Canary Dead at 77

Massillon Washington High School graduate and Emmy award-winning actor David Canary has died.This is the report on 'Entertainment Tonight' last night:  (CLICK ARROW FOR SOUND) Canary graduated from Washington High School in 1956.  He played offensive and defensive end for the Tiger Football team, and then earned a football scholarship and played varsity for The University of Cincinnati where he trained as a singer, majored in voice and graduated with a music major.  He was also honored at the school's Distinguished Citizen in 1991. Besides his role on the soap opera 'All My Children,' he also had roles in 'Bonanza,' 'One Life To Live,' he also studied karate under Chuck Norris. He was the great-great nephew of Mary Jane Canary, a.k.a. 'Calamity Jane.'  David Canary was 77.

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