Blogger Dave Cunix says Congress never fails to disappoint. Agree?
Monday, April 29, 2013
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Rose Ann Butts pleaded guilty to felony counts of aggravated arson on April 26, 2013.
Rose Ann Butts of Akron pleaded guilty to felony charges stemming from a home she set fire to in North Canton in April 2012. Butts pleaded guilty Friday to four counts of aggravated arson, a second-degree felony and one count of insurance fraud, a fourth-degree felony. Judge Taryn L. Heath sentenced Butts to three years in prison. Butts has been under arrest since February 21, 2013 after being indicted on aggravated arson charges issued by the Stark County Grand Jury. The arrests were the result of a joint investigation by the North Canton Fire and Police Departments regarding a residential fire at 516 McKinley Ave. which damaged the home she had been living in and two neighboring homes. Investigating officer Detective Randy Manse and …
AEP defended its aggressive tree trimming approach, but several readers disagree. What do you think?
Thursday, April 25, 2013
AEP reps told North Canton City Council that deep cuts are often needed to avoid power outages and costly fines.
On Monday, AEP representative David Wheeler addressed North Canton City Council to defend tree-trimming procedures that many -- including former city councilman Gary Wechter -- criticized after several trees were cut last month in the northern section of the city. Wheeler explained trees are trimmed on a four-year cycle, and said that some need to be cut more so than others to keep branches from interfering with power lines. "They have the right to cut within 10 feet of their powerlines," said council president Jon Snyder. "That's the reason for the deep cut. . .and they'll be back in 2017." Following the meeting, Wheeler spoke to a group of residents, saying even though the approach may ruin the appearance of the trees, it’s the best …
Monday, April 22, 2013
The voting information and issues that will affect North Canton and Stark County.
As we look ahead to the May 7 special election, North Canton Patch is devoted to bringing you the information you need about every race in town.
Sunday, April 21, 2013
North Canton City Schools are encouraging voters to approve a 2.4-mill permanent improvement levy on May 7. How will you vote?
Friday, April 19, 2013
Blogger Rose Petsche says she is disappointed Rob Portman voted "no" on the bi-partisan background check bill. Are you?
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Is it time North Canton added new parking spots to the Little League ballfields? Councilman Doug Foltz says yes.
Ward 1 City Councilman Doug Foltz restarted the conversation over additional little league parking at Monday's Council meeting when he suggested the city spend $50,000 to help pay for a gravel lot off East Maple Street. The proposed parking area — a 2.9-acre plot owned by the city — is grass now, but could be graded and covered with gravel, said Ward 4 Councilman Jon Snyder. The area would fit roughly 80 cars and provide extra parking for North Canton Little League and Hoover Trail parking. The necessary money, Foltz said, could be taken out of a deceased resident's $150,000 bequest. With nearly 300 existing parking spots, the North Canton Planning Commission rejected the parking expansion plan in March, but Foltz said it's needed given …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Blogger Gene Benedetto writes congressmen, senators, and even our president promise everything under the sun, knowing that what they offer may be impossible to deliver.
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Catch up on seven days worth of North Canton news with our Week in Review update.
1. If voters pass Issue 1, a 3.3-mill, 10-year levy, it will raise $210 million for the Stark County Board of Developmental Disabilities. Will you vote for it? 2. Dogwood Pool passes will go on sale soon. Click here to find out when. 3. The North Canton law director is going after residents who haven't paid the city's income tax. Think you or someone you know may be one of those folks? Better pay up before a court summons arrives in the mailbox. 4. A big round of applause to scores of Hoover High junior journalists who were awarded for their work at Kent State this week. 5. Want to watch a slew of gymnasts somersault, flip, twist and twirl at Hoover High on Sunday? Click here for the details. 6. North Canton police have had their …