STARK COUNTY (News Talk 1480 WHBC) – With the holidays over, we move from everyone’s favorite season to everyone’s least favorite: Flu Season. The Canton Repository reports that the flu is making its annual appearance here in Stark County. Local health departments have seen a rise in reported flu cases. 53 total cases have been reported so far, which is 18 more than at this time last year. The best way to avoid the flu is by of course getting a flu shot.