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Canton to Re-Examine Rental Inspections Ordinance Following Court Ruling

A federal court ruling in Portsmouth, Ohio is leading Canton to re-examine a city ordinance. Canton Law Director Joe Martuccio says the court agreed to an extent, but pointed out that the Portsmouth ordinance was lacking in a few areas.   Martuccio says the city is investigating the case further to see how it may or may not affect Canton.

Glitter not gold for former Summit employee

In an incident that insiders called "Glittergate", a 25-year-old former Summit County employee has been found guilty of vandalizing her supervisor's work space by tossing glitter and other items around. Police say Samantha Lockhart trashed the cubicle with silly string, toilet paper and an unknown powder back in January; some county computer equipment was damaged. Lockhart will be sentenced in November. 

Caffeine Crawl is sold out

Downtown Canton has five coffee shops. You can hit all of them today if you signed up for Canton Caffeine Crawl. It’s from 1 til 4. it’s a guided tour; the first-time event includes samples of coffee, beer and chocolate. the event is sold out; 200 people are participating. The event even has a website.

BBB Identity Protection Event is Saturday

Got a big pile of old credit card statements, tax records or other paperwork listing personal information? There's an Identity Protection Event this Saturday October 17th in Dover. It's sponsored by the Better Business Bureau. There will be on-site shredding, and the B-B-B will take your old electronic equipment too, with limitations. It happens from 9 til 1 at the Buehler's parking lot on Wooster Avenue, near the I-77 Schneiders Crossing Road interchange. There's more at this BBB webpage.

Former Firefighter Waives Jury Trial on Pandering Charges

A former Alliance firefighter accused of recording a nude girl in his home is waiving his right to a jury trial. 42 year old Douglas Miner is accused of allegedly recording the minor in his Goshen Twp home back in February of last year. Police say he also took several photos from that video. Miner has been indicted on 16 counts including pandering obscenity involving a minor. Court records show that a suppression hearing and a continuance to reset will be held on December 16th. 

Canton Man Accused of Setting Fire to His Home

A local man is accused of starting a fire at his home Thursday afternoon. Police say they arrested 51 year old Stephen Byrd at his home on Arch Ct. NE in Canton shortly after firefighters put out the flames. Crews were called to the home around 1:00 and they were able to contain the blaze to a mattress in the second-floor bedroom. Damage to the house is estimated at around $1,000. Byrd is being held in the Stark County Jail on $25,000 pending a hearing in Canton Municipal Court. 

Trustees to Vote, Again, on Possible Housing Development

Another vote is planned when it comes to a proposed housing development in Jackson Twp. This week the Twp Zoning Commission recommended that trustees move forward with rezoning an area southeast of the Hills and Dales Road and Brunnerdale Avenue intersection. The rezoning would allow for developer Donald DeVille to build three 34 unit buildings with two and three story options; four two-story buildings, each with 12 units and detached condominiums in that area. In the past more than 30 area residents have spoken against the rezoning, siting concerns about flooding, inconsistent use and traffic. Trustees are expected to take a final vote during their October 27th meeting.

Stark JFS is Getting a News Building

Stark County Job and Family Services is making a move that may save taxpayers millions of dollars.  Brant Luther with the agency says this costs roughly 390-thousand dollars a year. But the Board of County Commissioners approved officials to bid on a 3-story, 36-thousand square foot office building on 2nd Street in Canton. Luther says the county purchased the building, which had been valued at $1,257,600, for roughly $445,000.  Luther says the Board will now be able to provide a permanent home for Children’s Services and says it will will also be a welcoming environment for children and families in crisis, and an efficient space for the social workers and staff that serve them.    

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