North Canton resident Rebecca Tolson authored and advocated for Ohio House Bill 157, which was passed by the General Assembly in December and aims to help dyslexic students throughout the state. North Canton Patch viewers voted Tolson as the city's Person of the Year for 2011.
We checked in with Amelia Finefrock back in January after she made it to Hollywood Week on American Idol. The 17-year-old told us then, "I am so overly excited and so grateful for all the people who’ve invested their time and energy into believing in me. I am overwhelmed by so much support, not only from my friends and family, but from my teachers and my mentors."
The community was eagerly awaiting the announcement of a new North Canton City Schools superintendent for several weeks after Michael Gallina announced his retirement in April. The announcement of Hartenstein (assistant superintendent for Parma City Schools) heading the school district brought about lots of discussion from our readers.
Those who thought this one sounded fishy from the beginning were right — the woman completely made it up. A North Canton woman had told police in April that two men abducted her while she was walking on Main Street. She escaped by jumping out of a van, she said. .
A drunken Florida man sideswiped a police cruiser and forced other cars off the road as he sped down Market Avenue North in a stolen car in January. Police later arrested the man after they found him drunk and wondering around the intersection of Kent Avene NE and Smith Kramer Street NE.
Want to see what the top five stories of the year are so far? Check back Wednesday!
Editor's note: The top 10 stories were chosen based on web traffic.