Taste of North Canton Gallery, an Abduction Hoax & More: Week in Review
A roundup of the week's biggest stories on North Canton Patch
1. Tasty event: Thirty restaurants gave North Canton residents plenty to savor Wednesday at the Taste of North Canton. We took a few pictures of attendees, and they let us know their favorite dishes at the event. Check out the gallery and responses here.
2. Girls basketball coach resigns: Tim Vick on Monday announced his resignation as girls basketball coach at Hoover High. Despite a 38-9 record in his two seasons, Vick bumped heads with the administration, including after making racially insensitive remarks at the team's banquet in April. Superintendent Michael Gallina said the district should have Vick's replacement by the end of the month.
3. It's best to be ready: Disaster preparedness is important for any community, especially one with a nearby airport. That's why Akron-Canton Airport officials and county emergency responders hosted a simulation Wednesday to gauge how they would react to a worst-case scenario. Be sure to watch our footage from the event.
4. Brecksville bridge plot: Tuesday began with news that rocked the region. The FBI arrested five men who were plotting to blow up the State Route 82 bridge in Brecksville. A federal grand jury indicted the men by the end of the week. They will appear at 11 a.m. Monday at the federal courthouse in Cleveland for detention and preliminary hearings.
5. All a hoax: The story of a woman being abducted Monday night on Main Street produced heightened fear in the community. By Friday, 31-year-old Laura M. Daugherty admitted the story was a hoax. Police Chief Stephan B. Wilder said the woman had been going through a great deal of emotional stress, which likely led her to create the story. Daugherty is scheduled to appear at Canton Municipal Court at 9 a.m. on Thursday.