A 22 year old local woman was indicted Wednesday afternoon on multiple charges following a crash back in September that killed a Massillon mom. Tia Headley of the 4700 block of Kirby Avenue North East in Plain Township, is facing several serious charges including aggravated vehicular homicide after that crash on Frank Avenue that took the life of 32 year old Tara Gibbons and put her husband and two children in the hospital for two days. Witnesses to the accident told police Headley was speeding and weaving when she crossed the center line and struck Gibbons car. Headley's blood alcohol was 0.10 at the time of the crash. Ohio's legal limit is of course 0.08.
Big plans in the works for a portion of land in the 2200 block of 13th Street NE in Canton. The Canton Community Investment Corporation recently accepted 17 parcels from the county today where the former Weber Dental and Ohio Cast Products used to be. That property was foreclosed on. Joseph A. Company, based out of Louisville, is expected to turn the 26 acre-industrial site into a business park. Businesses on the site now will be moved.
More road projects affecting local areas this week. Starting Thursday, state Route 619 will have lane restrictions between Trukeyfoot Road and the Stark County line for a resurfacing project. It is the beginning of a $1,600,000 project to resurface Route 619 by the Ohio Department of Transportation. Work will kick off just West of the Arlington Road/Route 619. The area will still be open to traffic, but you should expect delays. The project is expected to be finished by September.
A Stark County inmate lasted only 3 days behind bars before apparently taking his own life. Stark County Sheriff George Maier says during meal deliveries this morning, jail staff found 39 year old Nicholas Christmas unresponsive in his cell. He says despite efforts to revive him, EMS crews could not bring him back. Maier says the death of Christmas remains under investigation at this time.
He's one of the favorites at the annual induction ceremonies at the Pro Football Hall of Fame. And former Browns and Buffalo Bills guard Joe DeLamielleure will make a second appearance at the Hall this year. Joe Dee often goes to great lengths for charitable causes. Four years ago, he road a bike 2,000 miles to generate money for an orphanage. Now, DeLamielleure will walk 213 miles from Buffalo's Ralph Wilson Stadium to the Pro Football Hall of Fame to raise money and awareness for children in need of prosthetics. At the beginning of the trip, Joe Dee will be joined by former teammates of the Bills. Near the end of the journey, the Hall's Joe Horrigan will put on his walking shoes and join DeLamielleure. The journey starts July 10th from Buffalo.
Affinity Medical Center is ready to implement its new Electronic health record system this weekend for the health professionals who work in Massillon. Affinity President and CEO Ron Bierman says there will be plenty of trainers on hand to help doctors and nurses get used to the new electronic system. Bierman says the use of the new system will increase the quality of care and safety at Affinity Medical Center.
The Parade of Home, currently on display in Stark County is a success. Of the six speculative homes on Display at the Fairways at Rolling Greens in Jackson Township, five have been sold. Joe Race of the Building Industry Association of Stark County says builders on site are seeing plenty of empty-nesters looking for new housing. Race says builders are also seeing first-time buyers and families looking to upgrade their housing stock. The Parade of Homes will end on Sunday. It's the first time in two years that there has been a Parade of Homes in Stark County.
Members of Alliance City Council took a look at a dismal financial outlook for the city in 2014 at Monday night's meeting.. Members look at a report from the finance committee that projected a $1,900,000 budget deficit next year. Ward Three Councilman Roy Clunk says the only way to balance the budget would be with deep cuts in staff and programs. And Clunk says city departments are down to the bare bones at the present time. Among the ideas on the table, raising the city's income tax rate, an increase in property taxes, a police or fire levy, or cuts in snow removal and street paving. Alliance has seen a drop of $2,000,000 in revenue in the last two years.
Motorists in Perry Township will notice new road and stop signs in the near future. The Township Trustees have accepted a $35,000 federal sign upgrade grant through the Ohio Department of Transportation. Some of those funds will also be uswed to replace some road signs that have lost their reflective glare. The roads signs to be replaced will be located along state and local roads and highways
Canton Township cannot hold out any longer. The Township is looking to become one of the last Townships in Stark County to ask for a road levy. All but two of the 17 Townships in Stark County have road levies on the books. Canton Township may become number 16. The Township Trustees are discussing the possibility of asking voters to approve a 2.5-to-3-mill levy for road improvements. Over the five-year life of the levy, the measure would raise between $3,400,000 and $4,100,000. The Trustees would like to get the issue before the voters on the November ballot.
Serena Williams commented on the Steubenville rape case in a recent interview with Rolling Stone.
Two high school football players were found guilty in March of raping a 16-year-old girl at a summer party.
When the case came on TV during the interview, the tennis star commented, “I’m not blaming the girl, but if you’re a 16-year-old and you’re drunk like that, your parents should teach you: Don’t take drinks from other people.” Williams went on to say, " she shouldn’t have put herself in that position, unless they slipped her something, then that’s different.”
An Akron handyman was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years in prison for stealing money from two customers, both in their 90s. Prosecutors say Daniel Roy Spiegel, 41, was a neighborhood handyman who performed work at the homes of the victims, a 97-year-old man and a 92-year-old woman. In February, police said, Spiegel went to the woman’s home, confronted her over money he said he was owed and forced his way inside her home and took money from her wallet. He later was linked through DNA to a burglary at the man’s home where Spiegel had worked. Police said the home was broken into in August and the man’s wallet was taken. DNA was picked up from the victim’s jacket and linked to Spiegel, prosecutors said. Spiegel pleaded guilty to two counts each of aggravated burglary and robbery. He was sentenced in Summit County Common Pleas Court by Judge Amy Corrigall Jones.